Monthly Archives: October 2013

Week 6: Eight-strand plaited loaf

I had a really good laugh watching the contestants on The Great British Bake-off struggling with this technical challenge. And strangely, I had this nagging thought at the back of my mind that I should give it a try. Oh … Continue reading

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Week 6: Clotilde’s very chocolate cookies

I don’t know why I have never really considered baking cookies before. This one is absolutely heavenly. And, they are so fast and easy. and that is considering my mutilated thumb due to a kitchen accident yesterday.

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Week 6: Cheddar Bay biscuits

I don’t normally bake on week nights, but, since I will be away this weekend, I thought I would bake a batch of these biscuits. The recipe seemed rather straightforward. I decided to step up a little on the cayenne … Continue reading

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Week 5: Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate and salted caramel frosting

Second attempt at chocolate cupcakes using the same recipe for the cake and chocolate frosting as before, but separated half of the frosting and adding salted caramel sauce in it. Unfortunately, the salted caramel flavor was not as distinct as … Continue reading

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Week 4: Lemon cupcake with lemon cream cheese frosting

So far, everything I have made uses some form of chocolate. I thought I should probably try something different, and lemon cupcakes seem like an interesting enough option. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a recipe that I had … Continue reading

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Week 4: Brioche (retry)

Unsatisfied with my first attempt at brioche, and knowing where I did wrong, sort of, I decided to give it another try. This time I decided to use a slightly different recipe, adapted from this one.

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Week 4: Brioche

Disclaimer: I love brioche. This is my absolute favorite bread, which I enjoy more than croissants, baguette, foccacia, or even those super soft and fluffy Japanese-style bread which was all the rage at a point. After all, what’s not to … Continue reading

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Week 4: Chocolate cupcake with American chocolate buttercream frosting

I was originally intrigued by this recipe on Martha Stewart’s website due to the Vanilla French buttercream. It sounded really delicious, and the fact that I have not made anything with actual vanilla beans made it even more interesting. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Week 3: Baguette

I bought this jar of delicious pork rillettes from one of the French restaurant in town, but, oddly have not gotten around to it because I could never seem to remember to pick up a nice baguette. So, when I … Continue reading

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Week 3: Quiche Lorraine

I am not sure why, but I always get the impression that quiche Lorraine is a rather tricky bake. I must have read through Martha Stewart’s quiche Lorraine’s recipe at least 10 times, trying to find out what is the … Continue reading

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