Bak Kwa / Barbecued Meat / 肉干

Been trying a few recipes to make this CNY favourite. Most are pretty nice and rich in flavours, but I get this feedback  from tasters that it’s “not like those outside”. After some tweaks, I had a revelation – keep it simple. No need for fermented beancurd, five spice powder, oyster sauce, not even colouring,…

Nutella Tarts

The Nutella is baked to set, so you can easily stack them up in containers. The Nutella will hold its shape. The tricky part is in the right temperature to bake the Nutella, too low it won’t set even after 30 min, too high and it will crack and melt. The tart base is a…

Black Sesame Cookies

Super easy and delicious. Not too sweet and bursting with black sesame flavor. Recipe (makes about 28 cookies) 90g plain flour 90g Black sesame powder 1/4 tsp salt ( can go up to 1/2 tsp to make this a savory cookie) 40g icing sugar 45g cooking oil Method 1. Add all dry ingredients in a…

Pineapple Tarts

Been so excited the whole weekend with making my very first pineapple tarts. Am happy with how they turned out, learn lots, and also overcame some fears. Before we start, the pastry is not melt-in-the-mouth, it is old school and has a bite to it. It handles very well, pre-baked and after bake. No problem…

Pineapple Jam/ Filling

Start with choosing a just ripe pineapple and do 2 at a go. Doing 1 is just now worth the effort and you can only make maybe 30 tarts. Don’t remove the core because it will add to the fibrous texture. Don’t remove the juice either, it’s full of flavour, so just patiently boil to…