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Week 173: Shanghai mooncakes

It’s a little early, but my gal pals and I decided to get together one weekend and try our hands at baking some mooncakes. As we weren’t sure which type to try, and since these are my favourite type, we … Continue reading

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Week 159: Chocolate Swiss roll

One of the most annoying thing about the coffee Swiss roll from last week was how the thin layer of “cake skin” peeled off when I remove the paper used to wrap the cake. So I decided to revert to … Continue reading

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Week 158: Coffee Swiss roll

Swiss rolls always conjures up warm childhood memories. It’s also one of the few things I bake that, can be done a relatively short time.

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Week 136: Pineapple tarts

It’s too early for lunar new year preparations but who could say no to pineapple tarts? Actually some friends and I got together earlier this year for a pineapple tart bake-off session. And we had some leftover pineapple paste which … Continue reading

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Week 128: Kueh sarlat

“Kueh sarlat” or “kueh seri muka” is one of the popular traditional snack in Malaysia and Singapore. And while it is fairly cheap and easy to buy these, it is not easy to find really good ones. And nothing beats … Continue reading

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Week 114: Salted egg yolk cookies

Every year as the Lunar New Year approaches, new cookies vie for the spot of the “cookie of the year” position. Past winners were concoctions such as the green pea cookie, the fried crabstick (technically not a cookie) and fried … Continue reading

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Week 114: Pineapple tarts

I have known Maria (not her real name) for a rather long time. She is one of the first few people who “kick-started” my baking hobby. In fact, she started baking a few months before me, when her parents got … Continue reading

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Week 114: Pineapple tarts

Pineapple tarts are the staple of Lunar New Year in Singapore. Every year, foodie blogs and magazines would publish the top 5 most popular pineapple tarts in town. Some bakeries are so high in demand they stop accepting orders more … Continue reading

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Week 77: Pineapple tarts (reprise)

The husband of my good friend was in town, and I figure she would like a canister of homemade pineapple tarts. Thankfully I have a proven recipe. And I am glad to say that I managed to replicate it perfectly. … Continue reading

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Week 75: Kueh Momo

I always get a little nostalgic when it comes to the lunar new year. I remember those times when I was at home, and mum and I would bake cookies together. Which is weird, as we are never really big … Continue reading

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