Best Brioche

I enjoyed eating this so much, no regrets spending 2 days on it. It tasted like butter flavour cotton candy, better than most I’ve had outside. But it’s really not easy, not only because of the constant challenge of melting butter but also the high hydration that already requires longer kneading time. Suggest that you…

Peanut Butter Loaf Cake

A pretty light cake with peanut butter aroma and goes really well with a cup of kopi o. It is actually a chiffon body, but I baked into a loaf pan, slit the cake 8 min into baking, to get this traditional look.Recipe (in 3″ by 7″ loaf pan) 3 egg yolks 10g sugar 60g…

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…

Egg Tarts

Made these custardy and jiggly traditional egg tarts. Added almond flour to the tart shells to make the crust more fragrant and crumbly. When baking the egg tarts, there’s a need to stand by the oven to ensure the eggs don’t balloon, collapse and over baked to a rubbery texture. Recipe (makes 12 ) Shell…

Chocolate Lava Cake

A really quick and easy recipe you won’t regret making. The taste is decadent and rich and a huge success with my kids. I adapted and baked using my muffin tray, since I don’t have ramekins. The key is to monitor the baking really closely as baking time is short. If you over baked this,…

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…

Chocolate Swirl Bread

Pretty chocolate swirl bread that’s a hit with the kids. I started with the very popular fragrant milk bread, and it was a soft, yummy loaf. Recipe 1 dough from here up till step 2 15g cocoa powder (use extra dark cocoa powder to get darker colour) 1 to 2 tsp water Chocolate chips Egg…

Cream Cheese Buns

The cream cheese here is kneaded into the dough and not used as fillings. It definitely improves softness and fragrance. Recipe (8 rolls in 8″ square tin) 60g cream cheese 70g water 1 egg 30g sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 250g bread flour Method 1. Add cream cheese, water, egg and sugar into mixing and…

Almond Butter Cake

Added some almond flour or powder in my traditional butter cake and the cake body is so soft. More fragrant too. A very easy, whole egg recipe, I have baked it too short though. Recipe (7″ round tin) 160g salted butter 110g caster sugar 3 eggs 100g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 60g super…