This post is a belated Mother's Day post. As I was serving the last days of my previous job (and going out for lots of dinner and drinks from colleagues), it was difficult to find time to make a full fledge Mother's Day cake. Also, I didn't think a cake covered in whipped cream would... Continue Reading →

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Pistachio has a very distinct taste. And while that taste is very pronounce when you eat the nuts on its own, it is very difficult to incorporate is successfully into other dishes. After so many attempts on pistachio tarts, I still cannot really say I have found the perfect recipe. But, the salted pistachio praline... Continue Reading →

I have been fascinated with Yann Brys’ "tourbillon" technique for the longest time, and have been toying with the idea of buying a turntable, just to try piping this myself. But, that seemed a little extreme. Finally I got a toy pottery turntable off Amazon. 🙄 And I think it sort of does the trick.... Continue Reading →

So I am totally going to go crazy with tarts for the next couple of weeks. Anyway, tarts have always been my favourite pastry, both to make as well as to eat. I wasn't sure how these will turn out as I have never lined a tart of this shape before. And I was really... Continue Reading →

I have been obsessing about micro-perforated tart rings for ages. So when I was in England recently, I bought a bunch of them, and I mean "a bunch"! But, as usual, I'd let them sit around until I finally feel too guilty for not using them. I decided to start with the first of my... Continue Reading →

So I finally got my first perforated tart rings! And what a strange route they took to get to me! As one of my colleague was going for a work trip to Rennes, I decided to order these rings, have them sent to his hotel room so he could cart them back to me. But... Continue Reading →

One of my favourite chocolate filling is chocolate praline. The thick luxurious nutty chocolate filling with a slight crunch from the praline. I have always wondered how to achieve it and was overjoyed when I tried out Maja Vase’s recipe and it turned out to be exactly what I have been looking for! The tart... Continue Reading →

It’s been a long, long time since I last made macaron. And since I have a quiet weekend, I decided to brush up on my macarons. Chocolate was never a question, but it took me a while to decide on the second flavour. And I finally settled on pistachio, seeing the big jar of pistachio... Continue Reading →

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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