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Madeleines Ispahan for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Both Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine) and Hallmark Valentine! :] And to my dearest, you probably are on your way to Zanzibar now and with the spotty connection, you probably won’t see this at all. I’m not even sure if my blog is still part of your feed, considering how dormant it has become for the past few months. Anyway, I hope this will be the

3 years on… and some reflections

Time moves slowly but passes quickly. I had forgotten that this little space of mine has turned 3 on Christmas 2013! Dang. I must admit that unlike in the first year of blogging where I produced almost 1-2 posts weekly, I have slowed down considerably for 2013. I only posted a grand total of 24 times in 2013, which translates to two posts every month *embarrassed*. However, although I did

Baked Eggs in Avocado (Baked Avo-Egg) and a Truffle Salt Giveaway!

Almost two months ago when my tummy started acting up and bloating, I decided to embark (once again) on a modified Atkins diet to see if it would alleviate the problem. One of the mainstays in the Atkins diet, or any protein-centric diet, is the egg. As I’ve said before, I’m not a particular fan of eggs, so variety is key! I’ve had eggs in all forms, but my favourites have

Cream Scones, (and the difference between scones, biscuits and rock buns)

My blogging seems punctuated with these bursts of energy where, after reading posts of others such as a colleague who actively blogs, I feel like I should post. After all, I do not lack for photos and content in my posts, considering the amount of backlog I have. These scones have been a regular on my ‘Australian’ repertoire for some time. Yes, I do have an Australian repertoire and a

Carrot Cake Loaves

If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram, you would have probably know that I have been baking cake loaves for charity the past month, and will be for the month of October as well. I have been selling a total of 6 flavours (with options to customize) – namely, plain butter loaf, double chocolate loaf, lemon loaf, banana loaf, carrot loaf and an almond butter loaf. I had expected the

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake (Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Pudding and Dark Chocolate Buttercream)

My my, I have been living a jet-setting life this August. I jetted off (on a Scoot budget flight) to Seoul with my bff on 31 July, and spent a whopping 9 days in South Korea, before flying back. It was a very welcome break, and we stuffed ourselves silly with all types of Korean cuisine (we didn’t even repeat any dish twice, save for patbingsu, their equivalent of ice

My Mom’s Best Banana Loaf

I’ve been challenging myself lately, first to blog more regularly, and do the things I have been wanting to do ever since I started the blog, and second to learn how to swim. My best friends, Jon, and my family have been harping on the fact that I always say I want to learn how to swim – this has been top of my New Year resolution list since…forever? At

Basic Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pastry Crust) Recipe

For those of you who are visiting my humble blog for the first time, welcome! You probably have come here because I have shared with you my blog address during the Mayer at Expo fair, and you probably want to get your hands on my tart recipe, which I have shared with some of you but eventually got lazy to list down all the ingredients and steps repeatedly. And hey,

What I’ve been up to lately

I know that I have not been particularly prompt with updates ever since I started work (come 1 August it would be the start of my 2nd year working) but do catch me on my instagram (@unpastiche) if you have not already done so. I post quite regularly there, mostly of my daily food-scapades as well as my weekly bakes. For those who don’t follow me on instagram, well, here’s

My Mom’s (Chocolate) Banana Muffins

My mom’s a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), or more commonly and unglamorously known as a housewife. Some of my relatives probably think that my mom had it good, because she never did have to work, but I know that being a housewife ain’t easy. This was even more so because back when I was in primary, my mom would prepare THREE meals a day for me and my two brothers. I