It's a little early, but my gal pals and I decided to get together one weekend and try our hands at baking some mooncakes. As we weren't sure which type to try, and since these are my favourite type, we decided to give these a go. These are surprisingly easy to make! And to be... Continue Reading →

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 had been sitting in my freezer for the past few months. We finally had the... Continue Reading →

"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 homemade, with freshly squeezed coconut milk no less! The green custard layer is made with... 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 →

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. One extra note - for the initial bake (before adding the pineapple jam), place the... Continue Reading →

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 for me to want to eat it. At least, none of the ones I have... Continue Reading →

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 wanted to eat! I know it is easy enough to buy a few slices from... Continue Reading →

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