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Week 136: Pineapple tarts

It’s too early for lunar new year preparations but who could say no to pineapple tarts? Actually some friends and I got together earlier this year for a pineapple tart bake-off session. And we had some leftover pineapple paste which … Continue reading

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Week 128: Kueh sarlat

“Kueh sarlat” or “kueh seri muka” is one of the popular traditional snack in Malaysia and Singapore. And while it is fairly cheap and easy to buy these, it is not easy to find really good ones. And nothing beats … Continue reading

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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 77: Pineapple tarts (reprise)

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. … Continue reading

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Week 73: Pineapple tarts

I could never really understand what it was about these cookies, but people appear to go completely ga-ga over them. I have had my fair share of pineapple tarts, but honestly, I have not had any that was good enough … Continue reading

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Week 45: Kueh lapis

Okay, so the baking hermit took a break from baking and made these steamed traditional “kueh”. Thanks to a friend of mine who spent a good part of the weekend talking about “kueh lapis”. After which, that was all I … Continue reading

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