My parents are here for their one-week-a-year visit and I have been racking my brains to make them something. After much soul searching, I decided to make something that combines my dad's favourite flavours - coffee, matcha and chocolate. This is an opera recipe I have been wanting to try for the longest time. I... Continue Reading →

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I have been eyeing this particular Silikomart mold for the longest time. So when it made an appearance at the local baking supply store, I did not hesitate getting one for myself. What I did not realise at that point was how difficult it is to glaze a mousse in this shape properly. I must... Continue Reading →

Sometimes one just want some "comfort" dessert. And what could be more of a "comfort" than peanut butter and jelly. I have been wanting to glaze a savarin shaped entremet for the longest time and I was quite pleased at how my first attempt turned out. However, I learnt that this required quite a good... Continue Reading →

I was never a big fan of coconut desserts, so I have never tasted an actual Bounty bar. But if this is anything to go by, the pairing of chocolate and coconut should be appearing more often moving forward. This is the first "full recipe" I have tried from Johan Martin's Signature. And, to be... 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 →

Some days you just want something simple and familiar. And to me, chocolate and raspberry is the ultimate combo. I have been wanting to try raspberry jelly in my desserts and I thought this is the perfect opportunity. The composition of this dessert: Chocolate brownie Croustillant praliné Raspberry jelly Chocolate mousse Dark chocolate mirror glaze... Continue Reading →

I have been fascinated by these "chocolate fingers" I have been seeing on my Instagram feed for the longest time. But somehow it just did not seem to make it into my baking list. Until this weekend. I have been craving something chocolatey. Not just chocolate, but layers of chocolate, and nuts, and caramel. I... Continue Reading →

When people are tired from work, they drink. When I am tired from work, I crave for a good dessert. But since my weekend is super short, I had to make do with what is in the freezer. I had leftover passion fruit mousse from a few weeks ago. And it took less than an... Continue Reading →

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