Butter Cake (Genoise or Whole Egg Method)

I love to try all sorts of methods to make butter cakes, always in search of the best one to satisfy my never-ending butter cravings. Have tried creaming method, whole eggs, egg-separated, adding flour directly to butter (like cookies!), cooked dough, using melted butter etc. Many were enjoyable episodes and some had to be binned…

Choux Au Craquelin (脆皮泡芙)

Am so happy to have tried making this Choux Au Craquelin. Choux pastry is a nemesis of mine. Basically this is a puff with cookie dough topping (craquelin) and chocolate custard cream filling. Warm pastry with cold filling. We all loved it! There are 3 parts to the recipe, the cookie dough topping, the choux…

Drip Frosting for Cakes

Sharing this easy and rustic way of frosting cake that’s been quite popular for some time now. It’s really easy if you don’t seek perfection on how the drips flow. Also makes for a much lighter cake as it is partially frosted and uses whipping cream. Mine is flavoured with kaya, butter and coconut cream,…

Happy 2021

Happy new year, dear readers and fellow baker friends. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better one. Let’s carry on baking our way through the madness of COVID-19. To good health and friendship.

Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Ganache

Converted a popular recipe to cupcakes and also used whipped ganache as topping. This is a delicious recipe, very choclatey and very fast and easy to make for a party. Recipe (12 cup cakes ) Cake 120g plain flour 50g cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 180g butter…

Butter Cookies

Tried a new buttter cookie recipe that retains the shape well and no long resting or chilling time required. Best part is the texture which is really crisp and crumbly very similar to Jenny’s. Just see the cross section of the crumb, how fine and airy it is. Couldn’t stop biting into them, and I…

Baked Churros

These are easy, yummy and healthier than fried ones. I first tried the recipe from bigger bolder baking, but mine turned out a little dense. After some adjustments by increasing eggs and temperature, I’m now very satisfied with these. Recipe (makes about 18) Churros 55g salted butter 1 tbsp sugar 110g water 70g plain flour…

Scallion Pancake (葱油饼)

These are almost exactly like coin prata. You’ll feel totally like the prata man or woman when attempting the recipe, except for the flipping and tossing, that is. Taste wise, it’s crispy on the outside and chewy and fluffy inside. Thumbs up! Recipe (makes 8 small ones) 200g plain flour 3/4 tsp salt 120g warm…

Char Siu Bao (蜜汁叉烧包)

Very pleased because we all had seconds and wiped out 10 baos at one go. I tried to make this more Cantonese style by cooking a thick gravy and freezing the fillings first and it worked perfectly. Recipe for filling (14 baos) About 200g pork collar cut into small strips 3 slices ginger 1 tbsp…

Ermine Buttercream or Flour Buttercream

Ermine buttercream. It’s lighter than American Buttercream but easier to make than SMBC. It’s every bit as delicious, stable and very pipeable in our hot weather. Also, be assured there is no flour taste whatsoever. Recipe (makes a small piping bag) Roux 16g plain flour 80g milk Butter cream 100g salted butter 1/4 tsp vanilla…