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Week 148: Passion fruit and dark chocolate petit gâteau

I have always been curious about the chocolate and passion fruit pairing. The Mogador macaron from Pierre Hermé is a little too tart for me. So for my attempt, I decided to tone down the passion fruit for a bit.

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Week 147: Parmesan sable

Our favourite things during our childhood tend to carry a special weight all through our adult life. And I think that’s exactly what my grandmother’s “cheese straws” meant to me. That is one of my favourite and most memorable cookies … Continue reading

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Week 147: Rye sourdough loaf

It’s been many weeks since my last sourdough loaf, and poor #pangzhi has been cold-storaged, literally. Maybe that’s why he’s not happy and I ended up with one of the most dense and least airy loaf ever. 😔

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Week 147: Tiramisu cake

Sometimes people get the weirdest craving. And this weekend, my craving was for a chiffon cake. In fact, it started when I got to work Friday morning. And guess what, I happened to chance upon a very concise tutorial on … Continue reading

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Week 146: Earl Grey and raspberry tartlets

Recently I was interviewed and featured on an article by Business Times. While I am happy to see how far I have come where baking is concerned, I am particularly pleased at the comments I got from the journalist on … Continue reading

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Week 145: Clotilde’s very chocolate cookie

The best way to know if your cookies are going to taste awesome? Nib a bit of the cookie dough and if you feel like you want to eat another big chunk of it before it even made it into the … Continue reading

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Week 144: Chocolate Japanese cotton cheesecake

What do you do when it’s Sunday evening and you just remembered you are meeting the ladies from work the next day for lunch to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday? You resort to your go-to celebration cake, of course. This … Continue reading

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Week 144: Dominique’s Kouign Amann (DKA)

Kouign-Amann is one of the most decadent viennoiserie I have ever tasted. Couple that with Dominique Ansel’s pastry magic, you have something short of pastry miracle. Ever since tasting this at his bakery last year, I have been working up … Continue reading

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Week 143: Marjolaine

It is dessert week on the Great British Bake Off. And for the first time, I was so intrigued by a recipe I just can’t wait to try it! This is the first time I made dacquoise and to be … Continue reading

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Week 143: Petite rêves de noisettes praline

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.

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