Monthly Archives: December 2014

Week 68 (last week of 2014): Devil’s food cake

My very favourite chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate pastry cream and covered with Swiss meringue buttercream mixed with 40g of melted chocolate couverture. For the buttercream, I used 70g of egg whites, 70g sugar with 140g unsalted butter. This is more … Continue reading

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Week 67: Bûche de Noël 2015 – chocolate sponge roll filled with chocolate and hazelnut mousse on a hazelnut shortbread crust

Christmas is definitely my favourite festive season of the year and to commemorate the holidays this year I decided to try my hands at baking a Yule log. I didn’t want it to be just any standard chocolate Swiss roll. … Continue reading

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Week 66: Bitter chocolate and pistachio macarons

I asked a good friend what she would like for Christmas, and she said her son hinted he really missed the macarons I made for them earlier this year. Ha ha. So, I took some time out this weekend to … Continue reading

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Week 65: Heirloom butter marbled cake

It has been more than a year since the last time I baked this, and it definitely brought back memories, good ones. This time I added a full tablespoon of dark rum. For a while there, I was worried it … Continue reading

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Week 64: Chocolate and hazelnut entremet

This is basically the same cake as Chocolate and hazelnut Bavarian cream with chocolate feuilletine crunch, I just thought it needed a shorter name. Anyway, I am super pleased with this attempt as I have finally discovered the technique for coloured … Continue reading

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