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: Black Forest petit gâteau

This is one of my favourite entremet. The multiple flavours and textures makes it a perfect example of how a beautifully balanced pastry should be.

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Week 135: Rye sourdough loaf

My third attempt in 3 consecutive weekends. Baking sourdough loaves is a very time consuming process. Hands on time is not that significant, but one is tied down at home to monitor the situation of the loaf. I have yet to work on a loaf from start to end without refrigeration.

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Week 135: Un hommage Français

No one knows pastries like the French. And while we may have our differences in many aspects (I do have plenty of work interactions with them!), I have always look up to their art of pâtissierie.

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Week 135: Chocolate rum cheesecake

This is one of my very early bake (week 9!), which I remember very fondly. When I tasted this cheesecake for the very first time, I thought, “Wow, I can’t believe I could bake something so delicious!”

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Week 134: Rye sourdough loaf

I am quite determine to keep making this recipe until I achieve the crumbs I am looking for (or until I run out of rye).

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Week 134: Le cœur pour Charles

This entremet is a birthday present for an old friend. Looking back, the days with Charles felt like something out of my past life. While we don’t spend as much time together now as we used to, he is one of the person I know I can go to when I need a friend, knowing well that he may not say what I want to hear, but always what I need to hear.

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Week 133: Rye sourdough loaf

I hate getting my hands dirty. Literally. That was one of the primary reason I felt the need for a good stand mixer. So I can use it to “knead” bread.

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Week 133: Ambroisie

When I was in Tokyo last year, pastry was on the top of my list (if not the only thing). And at the top of my pastry list was renowned Japanese pâtissier, Hidemi Sugino.

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Week 132: Old-fashioned chocolate fudge cake

Some people come into your life and leave an impression so deep that no amount of cake can ever repay the debt you feel you owe them. When I started baking, I wanted a KitchenAid mixer so very badly. Long story short, after many exchanges with SNCF and thanks to Vincent, I received a sum of money I didn’t think I would ever see again, and it was just nice to pay for a KitchenAid mixer!

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