Our favourite things during our childhood tend to carry a special weight all through our adult life. And I think that's exactly what my grandmother's "cheese straws" meant to me. That is one of my favourite and most memorable cookies during the Lunar New Year (yes, even more than the pineapple tarts!), and it's always... Continue Reading →

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Cookies are not really my thing. I mean, I appreciate a good cookie as much as the next person. But when it comes to baking, it's just not high on my to-do list. That is, until I came across this recipe in Dominique Ansel's book, The Secret Recipes, "Time is not simply a measurement of... Continue Reading →

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 arrowroot chips (again, not a cookie). This year, it looks like the award goes to... Continue Reading →

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 her a fancy oven for her birthday. Unlike me though, she is less obsessed about... Continue Reading →

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 than a month before the festivity. And everyone has a "secret" family recipe. I was... Continue Reading →

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 as good as I remember them to be. This cookie dough, in true French style,... Continue Reading →

The famous Jenny's Bakery from Hong Kong has finally arrived on the shores of Singapore. It was about time - the cookies are so popular amongst the people in Singapore. In fact, I was surprised it took them so long. I have been getting these cookies for the past couple of years from friends and... Continue Reading →

 This is the Epicurean Market weekend in Singapore, and I had the chance to eat lots and lots and lots of good food. Of all the delicious things I have eaten, one of the most memorable, and inspiring was Wolfgang Puck's ice cream sandwiches. It was so good that I had 3 of them! Okay,... Continue Reading →

I have been meaning to bake a batch of peanut cookies since the lunar new year, but somehow, just could not seem to find the time (and recipe) for it. Finally, when I went to Adelaide, my aunt made this delicious batch of peanut cookies, and was kind enough to share the recipe with me.... Continue Reading →

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