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Week 140: Rêves de noisettes praline

Praline is a tricky ingredient to incorporate into an entremet due to its high sugar content. After a lot of research and testing, plus indispensible advice and recipe sharing from a good friend, I finally came up with a combination … Continue reading

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Week 134: Le cœur pour Charles

This entremet is a birthday present for an old friend. Looking back, the days with Charles felt like something out of my past life. While we don’t spend as much time together now as we used to, he is one … Continue reading

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Week 122: Devil’s food “blossom” cake

The problem with baking is, you tend to feel obligated to bake your good friend’s birthday cake, even when you are really not. My work lunch buddy is a quiet, petite lady and I figure a sweet floral design should … Continue reading

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Week 119: A berry chocolate cake

Sunday is my “hermit” day. And I usually like to spend it vegetating at home. But a good friend just got out from surgery recently and what are friends for if they can’t sacrifice one Sunday to visit their friend.

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Week 116: Watercolour rainbow cake

 So, I have this friend who hates chocolate! I know, right. How would I possibly befriend someone who hates chocolate?!? But we’ve known each other for ages and, chocolate aside, she’s been a good friend to me.

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Week 109: Black forest cake

 The most difficult part of baking a cake for me has always been decorating it. I am not the most creative or artistic person out there, but I just don’t like reusing any prior cake designs. I always believe the … Continue reading

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Week 108: Black forest cake

 Looks like I have been repeating my bakes a lot lately. But I have to say, I might have just found my new go-to celebration cake.

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Week 106: Black forest cake

The other day, over dinner with some colleagues, my boss remarked that it has been a while since I brought my baked goods to the office, and hinted that his birthday is coming. Haha. So French men aren’t subtle at … Continue reading

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Week 102: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

 It is one of my best friend’s birthday next week, and I am scrambling to bake a nice cake for her. For some reasons, all these breaks I have been having from baking made me a little “rusty”. Since we … Continue reading

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Week 100: Mocha cake

Every time I flipped through Pierre Hermé’s Desserts, there are just tonnes of recipes I wanted to try out – it is impossible to pick just one. But, unfortunately, time is a limit, so is the capacity of my freezer. … Continue reading

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