Week 140: Macaron infiniment chocolat et macaron à la pistache

Going on a trip back to my hometown is always a much anticipated event. And knowing how much my mum loved these pistachio (and dad likes the chocolate) macarons, I am really glad that they turned out well.

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Week 139: Rye sourdough loaf

It has been a couple of weeks since I last baked this, but as I promised myself to either bake this until I get the crumbs I was looking for, or until I run out of rye flour (in case of which I shall substitute rye flour with wheat germ where there is a gigantic bag sitting in my pantry!).

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Week 138: Savoury brioche couronne

It was Epicurean Market time, which means lots of cheese, wine and good food. In the spirit of sharing our “loot”, my friends and I had a “cheese and wine” evening.

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Week 138: Mocha Swiss roll

My colleagues and I were invited to an ex-colleague’s place for lunch. And I think that’s a perfect excuse to bake something for dessert.

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Week 138: Savoury garlic rolls

The ladies of the baking community in my neighbourhood is looking for someone to conduct a session on baking assorted bread rolls. And in the spirit of volunteering, I decided to bake up some of my favourite garlic rolls to see if “they” qualify.

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Week 137: Milk chocolate and Earl Grey tea macaron and macaron Imagine

It is never easy deciding which macaron flavours to go for, but I thought my 2 favourite tea flavours deserve to go together – Earl Grey and matcha.

This milk chocolate Earl Grey tea macaron holds a special place in my heart as it is the first Pierre Hermé recipe I have ever tried and it was successful! It paved the way for me to try many, many more of his recipes since.

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Week 137: Ambroisie 2.0

The last time I made this I thought the pistachio and raspberry flavours didn’t really come through. I told myself for the next attempt I will definitely amp up both these flavours, as it seems like a really promising combination.

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Week 136: Pineapple tarts

It’s too early for lunar new year preparations but who could say no to pineapple tarts?

Actually some friends and I got together earlier this year for a pineapple tart bake-off session. And we had some leftover pineapple paste which had been sitting in my freezer for the past few months.

We finally had the chance over the weekend to get together to finish baking them. The result – (still) delicious!

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Week 136: Lemon meringue tartlets 

There are not many recipes that I would make again and again. But this is one of the few. And probably the only one that does not involve chocolate!

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Week 136: Macaron infiniment chocolat et macaron à la Fleur de Sel


One of the most satisfying thing as a baker is the ability to change the way people feel about food. And I think my biggest achievement to date is having changed so many people’s perception of macarons. Most of my friends do not understand the appeal of macarons as the general perception is that macarons are too sweet. But most of those friends, after tasting my macarons, wished they could have more.

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