This must be one of my worst baking weekend ever. I wanted to make some whipped ganache to top this tart, but, boy, I made two batches and somehow managed to screw up both of them. Both times I made a "liquid" ganache, with a 2:1 heavy cream to chocolate ratio, chill it, then whip... Continue Reading →

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I am officially addicted to Johan Martin's recipes! I browsed the pages every evening, trying to decide which recipe to try next. And this week, I decided to try an "oldie but goldie", the classic chocolate and raspberry combination. This entremet is made up of milk chocolate and raspberry supreme layer, enrobed by a generous... Continue Reading →

Was thumbing through Johan Martin's Signature and this recipe caught my eyes. Specifically, the Baileys cream component caught my eyes. I was initially perplexed by the cinnamon based biscuit and thought I would go for something "safe". Like a chocolate or hazelnut biscuit. But my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to... Continue Reading →

Zhe Rong had been raving about this particularly entremet for the longest time. I thought it looked interesting enough, but, I just don't have mangoes on hand. Until I finally managed to buy some frozen mango purée, and then it was all the business trips and year end holiday. Until one Friday when I finally... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I do get non-chocolate related cravings, and this is definitely one of them. After weeks of business trips, from China to Germany, from room service to X'mas market fare, I was just looking forward to making my own dessert and eating it.Since I still have some Sicilian lemons sitting in my fridge, I decided... Continue Reading →

Sometimes one just want some "comfort" dessert. And what could be more of a "comfort" than peanut butter and jelly. I have been wanting to glaze a savarin shaped entremet for the longest time and I was quite pleased at how my first attempt turned out. However, I learnt that this required quite a good... Continue Reading →

I was never a big fan of coconut desserts, so I have never tasted an actual Bounty bar. But if this is anything to go by, the pairing of chocolate and coconut should be appearing more often moving forward. This is the first "full recipe" I have tried from Johan Martin's Signature. And, to be... Continue Reading →

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