Week 147: Parmesan sable

Our favourite things during our childhood tend to carry a special weight all through our adult life. And I think that’s exactly what my grandmother’s “cheese straws” meant to me. That is one of my favourite and most memorable cookies during the Lunar New Year (yes, even more than the pineapple tarts!), and it’s always such a treat.

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Week 146: Earl Grey and raspberry tartlets

Recently I was interviewed and featured on an article by Business Times. While I am happy to see how far I have come where baking is concerned, I am particularly pleased at the comments I got from the journalist on my photography. And I have a few good friends to thank for that.

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Week 145: Clotilde’s very chocolate cookie

The best way to know if your cookies are going to taste awesome? Nib a bit of the cookie dough and if you feel like you want to eat another big chunk of it before it even made it into the oven, you know you’re on the right track!

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Week 144: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

What do you do when it’s Sunday evening and you just remembered you are meeting the ladies from work the next day for lunch to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday? You resort to your go-to celebration cake, of course. This one used half the ingredients and was baked in a 6-inch round tin.

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Week 144: Dominique’s Kouign Amann (DKA)

Kouign-Amann is one of the most decadent viennoiserie I have ever tasted. Couple that with Dominique Ansel’s pastry magic, you have something short of pastry miracle. Ever since tasting this at his bakery last year, I have been working up my courage to give these a go. Unfortunately, I have never had much lucky with laminating dough – hence the long wait.

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Week 143: Marjolaine

It is dessert week on the Great British Bake Off. And for the first time, I was so intrigued by a recipe I just can’t wait to try it! This is the first time I made dacquoise and to be honest, I am not entirely sure how it should taste. According to Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, It should be light and crunchy, so I don’t think I was that far off.

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Week 143: Petite rêves de noisettes praline

I have some praline mousse and hazelnut joconde from a few weeks back, and since I was craving some mousse cakes, I decided to make them into mini versions of these petit gateau.

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Week 142: Banoffee tart

Banana and toffee. Some like it, some gets a toothache just hearing the 2 words in a sentence. I think it’s a great idea and have been obsessing about finding a good recipe for the past couple of weeks.

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Week 141: Chocolate babka

Have been wanting to try out this recipe for a while, but somehow just never got to it until now. (Also, there were some pretty delicious looking loafs in The Great British Bake-Off a while back, which motivated me to bake one for myself.)

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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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