Someone once asked me how I number the weeks on my IG feed. So, here's a little secret. Due to the long hours I keep at work (when I am not working, I am usually abroad or sick), the only time I can afford to spend baking would be the weekend. So the week numbers... Continue Reading →

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It's been a while since I last baked cheesecakes, and I came across this Earl Grey cheesecake that really caught my fancy. This cheesecake recipe is gluten free (although the crust isn't) and it turned out to be really creamy. As usually I used a reconstructed pâte sucrée base for the cheesecake. And since I... Continue Reading →

Funny story: During my Malta trip, I was invited to a friend's place for a barbecue, Malta style. Meaning, lots of food, beer and wine, and lots of laugh throughout the evening. One of the memorable thing we ate was this chunk of Brie, which was so creamy! My friend was raving about it and... Continue Reading →

I am not really one to obsessed about getting the perfectly shaped cake, as I normally prefer my cakes smothered in frosting. Even then, it was strangely satisfying to finally achieve that, even if you cannot tell from this picture. The cake is split in half and filled with a layer of leftover lemon cream... Continue Reading →

Once you've gotten used to eating homemade desserts, you realise it is so much harder to satisfy that sweet tooth. I have been craving some chocolate cheesecake so I thought I'd do a Blackforest version this time. The base is a baked chocolate cheesecake speckled with Kirsch-soaked cherries. And this is topped with cream cheese... Continue Reading →

After my not-totally-satisfactory blueberry cheesecake attempt last week, I did more research and realised that, in fact, I have made double fromage cheesecake a few times before. And it's none other than Pierre Hermé's cheesecake mosaïc. So, I used that recipe, replaced the pistachio cheesecake with some lemon juice and zest, and the cherries with... Continue Reading →

Ever since famous Hokkaido cheesecake, LeTAO, arrived at our little red dot, "double fromage" cheesecake is becoming the new "in" dessert. As my prior experience with this type of cheesecake was disappointing, I thought I would try making it at home before investing $28 trying another. During a friend's last trip to Singapore, I promised... Continue Reading →

My last bake for the year (yes, this is also for the Christmas Eve potluck). This is one of the most complex cheesecake in my repertoire, and the most complex flavour too, with 2 separate layers (baked and non-bake) of pistachio cheesecakes embedded with macerated sour cherries. For the chocolate, I melted 200g of white... Continue Reading →

What do you do when it's Sunday evening and you just remembered you are meeting the ladies from work the next day for lunch to celebrate a dear friend's birthday? You resort to your go-to celebration cake, of course. This one used half the ingredients and was baked in a 6-inch round tin. This is... Continue Reading →

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