Category: From the books

Recipes from my favourite cookbooks.

Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books

The well loved Cornflake Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies from Milk Bar NYC

I love Christina Tosi. She’s definitely one of the most creative pastry minds in the world at the moment. Sometimes I watch videos of her making things on YouTube when I need a little inspirational boost. Despite the fact that I didn’t get to visit any Momofuku Milk Bar shops while I was in New …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, From the books, Mad for Madeleines, Simple cakes

These Matcha Financiers will make teatime even classier

Sometimes, friends are the antidote to stress and fatigue. Last weekend I went out with two of my close high school friends and I realized that it has been AGES since I’ve done any of that. I’ve been so drained from work lately (how many times have I mentioned this?) and this little meet-up proved …

Baking Recipes, Cookbook Crazy, Cupcakes & Muffins, From the books

I could munch on these Lemon Pistachio Cornmeal Muffins all day

I can’t remember the last time I did anything for the sake of purely unwinding. Lately I’ve forgotten how to allow myself to relax. I mean, I still do many of the things that I consider my relaxation activities, but I haven’t been doing them whole heartedly in a while. I’m always multi-tasking; always thinking …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, David Lebovitz, Simple cakes, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

This Black Bottom Cupcakes Recipe is pretty close to my heart

It annoys me whenever I have to be MIA from the blog for a long period of time, but I’ve been getting attacked by these headaches lately that I think is caused by tired eyes. That means less time on the computer, but I’ve been working on the blog behind the scenes. Even though I …

Baking Recipes, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), My favourite things, Timeless Treats

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is an ode to the things I miss

I was supposed to talk about how much I miss having a little mint plant in the garden today, which happens to be a very legitimate thing when all the supermarkets in the city are giving you a hard time shopping for fresh mint leaves. But then as I was trying to sort my thoughts …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, Doughnuts & Fried pastries, From the books, My favourite things

The Buchi (麻糰): A Chinese restaurant favourite with many names

After writing about a Chinese restaurant in my previous post, I got in the mood to talking about a dessert that’s often served in local Chinese restaurants after a heavy multi-course meal. No, we’re not talking about Mango Sago, though that’s pretty much a staple too. I’m actually talking about the Buchi, or the Fried …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, Frozen treats

This ice cream is so decadent it should be illegal

Sometimes ideas start out just like that– ideas. It isn’t until you act on it and find a way to execute it that it becomes a reality. Cravings are the same way. They bloom in your mind and don’t go away for a fair amount of time until you acknowledge them. But unlike cravings, ideas …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars, David Lebovitz, From the books, My Favourite Ingredients, My favourite things

These brownies have changed the way I feel about brownies

Happy new year, everyone! How fast did 2014 zoom past?! I actually feel a bit like I accomplished nothing the past year because of the way I constantly lost track of time. I have a lot of high hopes for this year though, mostly in the way of personal productivity and improvement. And not to …