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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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 →

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 →

So I am remaking all my favourite tarts with my new tart rings. Seriously, with these micro-perforated tart rings, making tart shells are almost addictive! My method of lining the tart rings is a little unusual. I'd cut out strips to line the sides. For round tarts, normally just one ling strip. But for rectangular... 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 →

Was recently chatting with a friend and she asked if I spend a lot of money on my baking hobby, what with all the different ingredients I used. And I realised, apart from the basic butter, sugar and flour, the only other ingredient I always have in stock is chocolate. So I told her, it's... Continue Reading →

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