Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Quickbreads & Loaves

Autumn Sunshine Pumpkin Bread

I cannot remember the last time I had Pumpkin Bread. Or to be honest, if I’ve ever had any at all. I know, I know, I’ve been missing out haven’t I? Actually, pureed pumpkin isn’t quite popular locally, and neither are pumpkin pastries. The people here are big on sweet potatoes and bananas in their pastries, …

At home, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Spoon desserts & puddings

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Chocolate Pots de Creme with a spooky twist

When I was very little, I dreamed about Halloween. I could visualise my tiny self braving those neighbourhood streets lined with scary yard decorations to get my candy fix; knocking on doors with my little trick-or-treat basket, anticipating the sort of person who would answer and the sort of trick and/or treat they would share. …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Yeasted breads

Hearty Honey Whole Wheat Pretzels

If you ask me how many pretzels I have been making lately, I will simply shrug. I’ve been trying so many different recipes I’ve actually lost count. I reckon I have too many pretzel-making plans. But to take a break from the search for the pretzel, I decided to deviate from all that white starch …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Cookies, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, Experiments & experiences, From the books, Yeasted breads

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Of things fair and golden

The first thing I ever baked when I got my copy of Dorie’s book (not counting the recipe I found online before I actually bought her book), if I’m not mistaken, was her Lenox Almond Biscotti. It caught my attention because, for one thing, I hadn’t made biscotti in a while, and for another, they looked …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Yeasted breads

Simple Cinnamon Rolls [a little something for Lala]

I’ve been thinking about what would constitute a perfect cinnamon bun for me. I’ve never been much of a Cinnabon girl, because I find the bread part of their buns a bit too thin, with their filling and glaze just a tad too sweet. I like breads that have a fuller chewy body, not too …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars

Orange as autumn Sweet Potato Bars

While the rest of the food blogging world is talking about autumn, I can only talk about my tropical country’s lack of it. And believe me when I say I know what I’m missing, because I’ve spent autumns abroad, and it’s always been perfect: the weather, the way the wind blows, the orange colouring everywhere …

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 …