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Week 144: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

What do you do when it’s Sunday evening and you just remembered you are meeting the ladies from work the next day for lunch to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday? You resort to your go-to celebration cake, of course. This … Continue reading

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Week 96: Lemon and chocolate hazelnut macarons

 It has been a while since my last macaron bake. Honestly, sometimes I think that I can bake macarons in my sleep. I must have baked…hundreds! I feel the most tedious thing about macarons is the preparation. Grinding the almonds, … Continue reading

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Week 96: Devil’s food cake

 If there was ever any doubt, this is my very favourite cake recipe! It is so easy to make, tastes awesome, and no matter how you dress it up – it is going to look gorgeous. After all, how can … Continue reading

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Week 93: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

This was a bit of a last minute effort as I had made plans to go out of town for the holiday weekend, but didn’t want to disappoint my friend who was hoping I could help bake a cake for … Continue reading

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Week 83: “Vive la cuisine française” macarons

This is my most ambitious macaron attempt to date – 3 batches of macarons in a day! I prepared the fillings in advance. But baking 3 batches of macaron shells in a day is still quite a challenge, especially considering … Continue reading

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Week 78: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

In the past 7 days, I have made this particular cake 3 times! Yes, 3 times. As the recipe I was following was for a plain lemony cheesecake, it took me some experiments to get a satisfactory chocolate version of … Continue reading

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Week 67: Bûche de Noël 2015 – chocolate sponge roll filled with chocolate and hazelnut mousse on a hazelnut shortbread crust

Christmas is definitely my favourite festive season of the year and to commemorate the holidays this year I decided to try my hands at baking a Yule log. I didn’t want it to be just any standard chocolate Swiss roll. … Continue reading

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Week 52: Triple layer Devil’s food cake with chocolate pastry cream and covered with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate ganache

This is definitely my go-to chocolate cake recipe. It is simple and taste really awesome. This heart shape cake tin is a little smaller than the 8″ round cake tin, so I would have gotten a 4-layer cake, had I … Continue reading

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Week 51: Chocolate and hazelnut Bavarian cream on chocolate sponge

This project initially started out as heart shaped red velvet cupcakes. But, the cocoa powder I had was way too dark for any red colour to get through, and it was the first time I baked using a silicon mould, … Continue reading

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Week 36: Faubourg Pavé

This is the first item I attempt from Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Desserts book. Getting a copy of this book was in itself as challenge. As the book has been out of print for a while. Finally, I got a used … Continue reading

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