Monthly Archives: August 2014

Week 51: Chocolate and hazelnut Bavarian cream on chocolate sponge

This project initially started out as heart shaped red velvet cupcakes. But, the cocoa powder I had was way too dark for any red colour to get through, and it was the first time I baked using a silicon mould, … Continue reading

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Week 50: Lemon and pistachio macarons

Sometimes I get the urge to make macarons, and today, I decided to make some lemon and pistachio ones. I am really loving the pistachio paste. Pity it is so expensive.

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Week 50: Salted caramel and tiramisu macarons

Strange that it took me so long to make salted caramel macarons, considering it is my very favourite macaron flavour. I guess I was just worried that I couldn’t get it right. As much as I love Pierre Hermé’s macarons, … Continue reading

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Week 49: Wholemeal peanut butter cookies

I have an unopened jar of crunchy peanut butter sitting in my office drawers, Since I started baking, I have stopped eating peanut butter sandwiches for my breakfast, so, that jar is just sitting there, waiting for me to find … Continue reading

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Week 49: Rainbow Swiss roll with peach liquor syrup and fresh cream

The latest series of The Great British Bake Off finally opened last week. And the very first challenge of the season was – the Swiss roll. Apparently, what the judges were looking for was a tight roll and the perfect … Continue reading

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Week 48: (A different take on) Chocolate Intense

A friend of mine asked if I could help bake a cake for his son’s birthday. I was a little hesitant at first as I wasn’t sure how to decorate a cake for a 4-year-old boy! But, “challenge accepted”!

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Week 47: Garlic and chives roll

The original intention of this bake is to make some chocolate wassant, which my dad loves. Unfortunately the chocolate paste turned out more runny than I was expecting, and the folding process was very challenging. So, I adapted the dough … Continue reading

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