Tag: recipes using tea

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My Favourite Ingredients, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Learning to love the green tea-red bean combination

We’re taking a little break from the Japan travel blogs because I haven’t had the time to make the next posts in the series yet. But what else should I write about except this Japanese-inspired bread? This has been on my drafts folder for such a looooong long time. So long I don’t even want …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins

A simple gift for a friend who is anything but plain

There’s this guy I’ve known nearly all my life. His name is Gilbert. To those who don’t know him well he may seem a little eccentric, and sometimes that doesn’t translate well to other people. Well that’s their grave misfortune I guess, because they will never get to know how awesome he is. For one thing …

Baking Recipes, Doughnuts & Fried pastries, Lemon Obsession, My favourite things

My first two recipes using my new tiny doughnut pan

My godmother sent me my first doughnut pan all the way from Taiwan last month. It’s been pretty darn near impossible to find the thing locally so you can probably imagine how I felt the moment I opened the package and saw it. I was over the moon! Even though a moment later I realized the pan …

Baking Recipes, My Favourite Ingredients, Simple cakes

In search of happy inducers at the moment

It’s been a while since I’ve felt as stressed as I have been in the last few days. I wish I could just chill out and detach myself from work like most normal people do, but one of my greatest flaws has always been being too absorbed in all the things I do. Regardless of whether I …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books, Mad for Madeleines, My favourite things, Simple cakes

My not-so-green Green Tea Madeleines and my blogger blues

My posts have been rather disappointingly sparse since the year started. At first I had thought it was just because I was tired, or my grandmother’s death had thrown me off my equilibrium, but today I think I realized something different. Or maybe it’s something I’ve been silently aware of for a while; a ghost …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), My Comfort Food, My Favourite Ingredients, My favourite things

Some much needed zen and ice cream

I think I’m beginning to fall hard for matcha. I went on a holiday to Hong Kong recently and I managed to get a taste of various matcha-flavoured food throughout. With the Matcha Espressos and Matcha Panna Cottas I enjoyed, it’s safe to say that Hong Kong has discovered the magic of this wonderful green …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books, J'adore macarons, My favourite things

Into the macaron bandwagon, and I don’t want to get out

Macarons are probably one of the easiest things a person can fall in love with. The endless possibilities in shell and filling combinations is mind-blowing, and whatever combination in colour and flavour one chooses, the results will almost always be a guaranteed winner. I mean just look at how adorable these things are! Making macarons …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Hi chocolate, it’s nice to matcha!

Did I really just write that title? I’m sorry. So I finally managed to track down some matcha powder some weeks ago, and unfortunately it’s not the sort I’m looking for. It seems like a really mild type of matcha. From what I’ve been seeing in photos, the concentrated one has a greener hue; and …