Category: Chocolates & confections

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, Japanese food, My favourite things

Getting a sweet fix with some Homemade Matcha Nama Chocolate

My absolute favourite treat to bring home from Japan is without a doubt Royce’s Nama Chocolates. When we get to the airport, it’s an automatic impulse for me to grab a box or two of Champagne and Matcha-flavoured Nama Chocolates. I don’t even have to think about it, especially since the exact same Royce chocolates …

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A post-Christmas hangover breakfast treat with Homemade Granola

It’s a few days after Christmas and you have leftover gingerbread cookies. What do you do? What’s that? Leftovers are unheard of you say? I think if you had gone on a cookie-baking rampage prior to Christmas it’s not an impossible scenario. I always find that even when I give away majority of a big …

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My favourite way to candy nuts

I don’t know of anyone who dislikes candied nuts. Even someone like me who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth will take a bag of candied nuts from a crying child any day. Okay maybe not from a child, especially when said child is crying, but I would not hesitate for a second to …

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A very coconut kind of candy

I’ve been wanting to learn the art of making candy for a while now, but most of them have this complex and intimidating air about them. I simply don’t think I can manipulate sugar if I haven’t even been successful in making caramel. Luckily I came across this recipe for easy-peasy Almond Joys any coconut-lover …

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{Christmas Countdown 2013} How to make my favourite Filipino confection, the polvoron [VIDEO]

I think among all the holiday recipes I had planned out for this year, this was the one I was most excited about. POLVORON. One of my favourite Filipino treats ever! Honestly, who wouldn’t love crumbly, milky, buttery shortbread that melts in the mouth? Best part is they can be made into soooo many flavours; …

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{Christmas Countdown 2013} A classic chocolate truffle for the holidays

Remember when I posted about the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles and said I have another version up my sleeves? This version is actually sort of the more no-nonsense classic version of the truffle made with the usual chocolate, cream, and butter combination. The sort chocolate lovers can really sink their teeth into. If you’re …

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{Christmas Countdown 2013} Cookie dough truffles you’ll want to make all-year round

Sometimes it amazes me just how something really simple can be soooo good. Since I started this blog, I learned that there are instances in dessert-making where you don’t have to go too far or work too hard to make something enjoyable; something people will love. To me truffles are a great example of that. …

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Who needs a reason for homemade Pocky Sticks?

My best friend and I got to talking about our young adult life problems earlier today and we touched on the topic of reasons– of why things happen the way they do, of why people act a certain way and do the things they do. Why. An infinitesimal word made up of three letters, yet …