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Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Black Sesame Matcha Brioche to feed my mini obsession

Black Sesame & Matcha Brioche

After writing about the Matcha Black Sesame Babkas I tried the other time, I got hooked. I opened my recipe compendium (that’s the only apt word for the 4,500+ recipes I’ve collected over the years) and started looking through anything with matcha and black sesame in it, not resting until I found this brioche. If …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

Espresso Coffeecake with chocolate and cacao nibs + a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway

Espresso Coffeecake 1

The other day saw one of the moodiest days I’ve had since the year started; so much so that I felt like I was about to chew some heads off at work. I was feeling particularly drained that day and having to deal with people seemed like such a chore. I sorely needed to get …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars

My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars 1 - My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Raise your hand if you think the name of these Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars are the cutest ever! That name was actually the draw of this recipe, considering I’ve never heard of such a thing before. Turns out it’s actually an ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s extensive line-up, and one we probably very …

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How to make Salted Egg Lava Buns at home

Salted Egg Lava Buns Recipe

I can’t even properly express how excited I am to share this recipe for Salted Egg Lava Buns with you all! After a few frustrating tries, you’d think I’d have developed a sort of “allergy” when it came to testing recipes for this particular bun already. Well this is one of those times when my …

Baking Recipes, Product Reviews, Simple cakes

Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Maya Yellow Cake Mix 1 - Taste Test: Maya Yellow Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Remember awhile back when I posted about the goody bag I was sent by Maya Hotcake Mix? I promised I would review the cake mixes and this is the first that I decided to try out. I’m not a regular user of cake mix since I make all my cakes from scratch, but I’m going …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Lovely Easter Blossom Pull-Apart Bread to put you in the mood for spring

Spring Blossom Pull Apart Bread 1 - Lovely Easter Blossom Pull-Apart Bread to put you in the mood for spring

It’s Easter once again and this time I made sure to bake something for the occasion. As most of us know, the Easter Season is also referred to as the Holy Week in certain religions. We’re counting down the days leading up to Christ’s resurrection, so in many ways, Easter stands for a renewal of …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Tangzhong Bread 1 - The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

When it comes to beans, I’m not really particular. I neither actively seek them out nor do I remove them piece by piece from my chilli. They’re just one of those things I don’t mind, you know? But there are particular moments when I’d eat them wholeheartedly, and one of them would certainly be when …