Monthly Archives: May 2014

Week 38: Quiche Lorraine

I have learnt to appreciate having frozen tart crust in the freezer, for lazy Saturday mornings. 770 calorie per slice (1/6 of a 9″ tart), but worth every calorie! No wonder brunch is the favourite meal of the day.

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Week 37: Chocolate Intense

Lately I have been fascinated by entremet, which is basically a moussed-based layer cake with multiple flavours and textures. The interest probably started from the first time I successfully glazed a cake. And that is pretty much all I have … Continue reading

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Week 37: Swiss meringue buttercream

Ever since I discovered Swiss meringue buttercream, I have never wanted any other buttercreams for my cakes. The texture is light and creamy and is smooth enough that it looks great piped as decoration. And it freezes well too. All … Continue reading

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Week 36: Cream puffs

I have made several attempts at making pâte à choux, and finally, I got a success story to tell. Well, partly successful. I kind of over baked the cream puffs, but, at least they did not shrink on me. And … Continue reading

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Week 36: Hazelnut and pistachio macarons

As much as I love all things Pierre Hermé, I have to say, my Asian palette prefers my nutty desserts to be tinged with a little salt. So, I have been thinking about the filling for the pistachio and hazelnut … Continue reading

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Week 36: Faubourg Pavé

This is the first item I attempt from Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Desserts book. Getting a copy of this book was in itself as challenge. As the book has been out of print for a while. Finally, I got a used … Continue reading

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Week 35: Croissant

So I found out, the secret to a successful batch of croissants, is a marble rolling pin!

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