Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Pies & Tarts

If you have an apple and I have an apple, how ’bout some pies?

I have very mixed feelings when it comes to apples. I really don’t like to eat them (well, not unless there’s a bit of peanut butter smudged over them). But apple juice is one of my favourite juices, and apple-flavoured candies and drinks, even candied apples, are always welcome to me. I also happen to …

Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, I love Asian noodles, Pastas & noodles

The permanent fix to my constant laksa cravings

One of the best things about being Asian, aside from the rich culture, is really the food. And one of the best things about being Asian living in Asia? Eating authentic Asian food on a daily basis. Whether it’s straight from your own home, or from the number of street vendors and corner stores selling …

Baking Recipes, My favourite things, Simple cakes

A cake that reminds me of The Hulk. Well, sort of.

I have a confession to make: I can’t seem to control my urges for a piece of this cake. Once I get started during breakfast, I keep slicing and savoring each bite ever so slowly, then I just keep wanting some more. I don’t think any other cake I’ve made has had this sort of …

Baking Recipes, Cookies

Nutella and discipline

Not really two words you would find uttered together in one sentence is it? I’m sure many people could attest to the difficulties of finding the latter in the presence of the well-loved hazelnut spread, and yet these are the exact two things you would need to successfully see this recipe through. I’ve never really …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Pies & Tarts

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Cobblers and Thumbprint Cookies

So I’ve recently been going through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home To Yours. I just finished reading the whole book last night, and it’s no surprise that I’ve bookmarked almost every recipe! I can understand why Dorie’s book is a must have. Every recipe seems well thought out and homey, literally something you would enjoy …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Reinventions of classics

There’s more than one way to enjoy Apple Pie

Cupcakes are just about one of the most beloved things on earth because of their cuteness. Set in their colourful paper liners and topped off with all different swirls and shades of frosting, people cannot help but be smitten by them. I enjoy making and decorating cupcakes very much, but if you ask me if …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Must-Makes from Martha, Yeasted breads

Cinnamon Swirl Breads in Two Ways

It seems rather inappropriate to call this a face-off– two recipes, each from giants of cookery and baking- but for the purposes of pleasing my obsessive-compulsive tendency to categorize all my blog entries, I will label it as such. However this is more of a look back at my experiences in making both recipes, as …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

The Best Sausage Buns. Period.

There are a lot of five-letter words that would make any newbie baker squeamish. Things like ‘knead’, or ‘stiff’ and ‘peaks’, and of course, there is this little thing called ‘yeast’. I may have mentioned before that my initial experience with yeast wasn’t a very pleasant one, but certainly it was memorable and a lesson …