I was never a big fan of carrot cakes. I appreciate a good slice, particularly when it is smothered in a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. But I’d take a slice of chocolate cake over it any day. However, I was meeting up with my mentor for dinner, and he had specifically requested for... Continue Reading →


It has been a long time since I last attempt to make a cake from start to end. I guess most of my recent bakes consists of multiple components and a lot of freezing and waiting is imminent. But this time, I was in a rush.Wanted to bring this cake to the office for an... Continue Reading →

In the past 7 days, I have made this particular cake 3 times! Yes, 3 times. As the recipe I was following was for a plain lemony cheesecake, it took me some experiments to get a satisfactory chocolate version of the cake. Truth be told, I could have probably stopped at the second attempt, where... Continue Reading →

I have been on a quest to master a sweet shortcrust pastry. Many months later, I am still on it! I appreciate a good tart as much as the next person. And while the filling of this one is pretty bombastic, the crust, well, the crust is ordinary. Not bad, just ordinary. Plus, it looks... Continue Reading →

The husband of my good friend was in town, and I figure she would like a canister of homemade pineapple tarts. Thankfully I have a proven recipe. And I am glad to say that I managed to replicate it perfectly. One extra note - for the initial bake (before adding the pineapple jam), place the... Continue Reading →

Of all the cheesecake recipes I have seen, this is by far the most intriguing! Most recipes play around with fruits, or nuts, or chocolate, even nutella and the occasional mascarpone, which serves more to lighten the cake than adding any flavour. But this, adding Brie to a dessert, is a very bold move indeed.... Continue Reading →

I have always had a weakness for peanut brittles, so when I came across this recipe, I thought it should be something interesting to try out. INGREDIENTS 100g granulated sugar 40g water 1/16 tsp cream of tartar 50g finely ground toasted hazelnuts Coarse sea salt for sprinkling on the cookies DIRECTIONS 1) Preheat the oven... Continue Reading →

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