Monthly Archives: July 2014

Week 46: Lemon and Plaisir Sucré macarons

I promised a good friend, the next time we met, I would let him try some of my homemade macarons. And I thought, I would choose 2 of my favourite flavours for the occasion – the lemon and plaisir sucré … Continue reading

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Week 45: Meyer lemon tart

It has taken me forever to finally get to this, despite having cooked the lemon curd a few weeks back. I supposed I am normally not a big fan of lemon tarts. But, since Meyer lemons are so rare in … Continue reading

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Week 45: Homemade croissant

So, I have finally got the chance to replicate the butter croissant recipe I learnt from the pastry class a few weeks ago and I am proud to say, it was a success!

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Week 45: Kueh lapis

Okay, so the baking hermit took a break from baking and made these steamed traditional “kueh”. Thanks to a friend of mine who spent a good part of the weekend talking about “kueh lapis”. After which, that was all I … Continue reading

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Week 44: Chocolate duffins

I have been wanting to try these for a while, and I finally got around to it. Kudos to my friend, who made them look so gorgeous. Mine just looked like a bunch of mould-covered-rocks. I would have wanted to … Continue reading

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Week 44: Japanese strawberry shortcake

My last strawberry shortcake attempt was not very successful, seeing I still have 5 of the 6 slices sitting in my freezer. So, when a friend asked me to help make a strawberry shortcake for his wife’s birthday, I was … Continue reading

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Week 43: Coffee and pistachio macarons

A good friend of mine is celebrating this big 4-0 this week, and since he had been complaining that he had never got to taste any of my baked goods, I thought I’d make a batch of these coffee and … Continue reading

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Week 43: Meyer lemon curd

I have only ever read about these elusive Meyer lemons from baking blogs for the past few months. And surprise, surprise, when I was walking down the supermarket isle last weekend, I saw a bunch of these Meyer lemons. What … Continue reading

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Week 43: Fairytale rainbow cake

A friend of mine ordered a rainbow cake for her colleague’s birthday. And since the birthday girl does not like chocolate, we decorated the cake with lemon-flavoured cream cheese frosting. I pretty just did a huge batch of the filling … Continue reading

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Week 42: Butter croissant

After many, many failed attempts at making my own puff pastry, and unimaginable amount of wasted butter, I finally decided I should get professional help. And recalling the pleasant experience in the macaron class at Palate Sensations cooking school, I … Continue reading

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