Monthly Archives: January 2016

Week 114: Salted egg yolk cookies

Every year as the Lunar New Year approaches, new cookies vie for the spot of the “cookie of the year” position. Past winners were concoctions such as the green pea cookie, the fried crabstick (technically not a cookie) and fried … Continue reading

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Week 114: Pineapple tarts

I have known Maria (not her real name) for a rather long time. She is one of the first few people who “kick-started” my baking hobby. In fact, she started baking a few months before me, when her parents got … Continue reading

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Week 114: Pineapple tarts

Pineapple tarts are the staple of Lunar New Year in Singapore. Every year, foodie blogs and magazines would publish the top 5 most popular pineapple tarts in town. Some bakeries are so high in demand they stop accepting orders more … Continue reading

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Week 113: Chocolate sablé

This batch of Pierre Hermé’s chocolate sablé cookie dough had sat in my freezer for a very, very long time. The best thing about cookie dough is that they keep really well. After all this time, these cookies still taste … Continue reading

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Week 113: Caramelised onions and chilli sourdough loaf

After a week of plain sourdough for breakfast I figure it is time to add some flavouring to my next loaf. While chatting with a friend the other day, I got the inspiration to add my favourite savoury condiment – … Continue reading

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Week 112: Bitter chocolate and salted hazelnut macaron

For one reason or another, I have managed to accumulate 2 large stacks of frozen egg whites in my freezer. Yes, they freeze well. What I normally do is I will line a small bowl with a layer of cling … Continue reading

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Week 112: Wholemeal sourdough loaf

My very first fully natural starter loaf! Absolutely no instant yeast is used in the making of this wholemeal sourdough loaf. There is this strange sense of indescribable wonderment when I saw the dough rising. I miscalculated the hydration percentage … Continue reading

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Week 111: Savoury brioche couronne

For the past 2 weeks when I got to spend my holidays back in my parents’ house, breakfast was always a much anticipated affair. Every morning, when I came downstairs, I will be greeted by a table full of different … Continue reading

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