I really wanted to squeeze in one last bake before my Christmas holidays, and I don't know why I chose this particular "short weekend" to experiment with different ways to bake my tart shells. For those who has been curious about blind-baking your tart shells using cling wrap, I am here to tell you -... Continue Reading →

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It has been a very long time since I last made salted caramel tarts, and after taking a bite, I cannot remember why - they are so delicious! Inspired by Majavase, I attempted a somewhat similar decoration using chocolate discs with spires to top the tartlets. Thanks to chef Otto and the instructional video from... Continue Reading →

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 →

These tart shells have been sitting in my freezer forever! In fact, they have been sitting there for so long I decided to bake them again before filling them. The reason these tart shells have been sitting for so long is also because I was not sure what to fill them with - because I... Continue Reading →

One of the most satisfying thing as a baker is the ability to change the way people feel about food. And I think my biggest achievement to date is having changed so many people's perception of macarons. Most of my friends do not understand the appeal of macarons as the general perception is that macarons... Continue Reading →

Week 131: Macaron à la Fleur de Sel

Salted caramel is my favourite flavour, after chocolate and I have been on the lookout for a good salted caramel macaron recipe for the longest time. I have flipped past Pierre Hermé's version so many times but never considered trying it because I was not really a fan of the salted caramel macarons from the... Continue Reading →

I finally had the opportunity to sink my teeth into the famed salted caramel eclairs from L'eclair de Genie in Tokyo last week. And all I can say is, Christophe Adam is a pastry genius. It was delicious. And all I could think of after that was, I need to make me some salted caramel... Continue Reading →

As delicious as the mango tarts turned out, I am ultimately a chocolate person. Give me a choice, I would always choose chocolate. So, it is quite unthinkable to not fill at least a few of these delicious tart shells with chocolaty fillings. I did my research and decided to try out the fillings from... Continue Reading →

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