The first time I heard about this super rich Italian dessert was a few years ago when I was discussing baking with an Italian colleague from Sicily. As a chocolate lover, I was very intrigued. But, there aren't too many recipes online and I certainly couldn't find any in my stash of recipe books. So,... Continue Reading →

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I have some praline mousse and hazelnut joconde from a few weeks back, and since I was craving some mousse cakes, I decided to make them into mini versions of these petit gateau. As I was lazy, I skipped the coffee in the namelaka, leaving it as plain chocolate namelaka. I also left out the... Continue Reading →

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 that balances sweetness and flavours, with a special accent on the hazelnut praline. And thus... Continue Reading →

A good friend was in town for work and she offered to stay over for a day to give me some photography tips (and a lens!). We knew each other since we were born and it was great to catch up. And for our photography lessons, I decided to bake up these chocolate praline tartlets.... Continue Reading →

Inspirations can come at the most unexpected moments. And the inspiration for these tarts came from a video a friend sent me earlier this week of a pastry chef lining a bunch of tart rings. I saw the video at least 5 times in a row and felt the strangest urge to line tart rings!... Continue Reading →

Glazing is fun! That is, when you manage to get the glaze to be at the right consistency. The components of these petit gâteau is exactly the same as the berry roses from 2 weeks back. In fact, the leftover mousse, cremeux and feuilletine was just nice to fill 6 domes. I only had enough... Continue Reading →

Sometimes inspiration comes at the most unexpected time. And the inspiration for these came when I saw someone posting these pretty rose-shaped cheesecake on Facebook. I went on a hunt to find the silicone mold and was glad to have found it in my friendly local baking supply store. However, it took me a bit longer to... Continue Reading →

I love experimenting with tart fillings and my favourite experiments usually involve chocolate. Dark chocolate. It has been a while since I made chocolate aria tarts, which was quite a favourite amongst my friends, and since I have to use up the last batch of pâte sucrée beurrée in my freezer, I decided to give... Continue Reading →

 Once I get an idea in my head, I'd always have a hard time getting it out. And these past weeks, the idea has been pistachios, pistachios and MORE PISTACHIOS! The pistachio and strawberry tarts last week did not turn out as good as I was hoping. After a few taste testing, I thought it was... Continue Reading →

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