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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

The best buttery laminated pastry ever – Kouign Amann

If you asked me a couple of years ago if I would ever utter the words kouign amann (pronounced as quiee-ah-mahn) in Singapore, I would have thought you’re nuts. But well oh well, with the great number of ‘hipster’ cafes and patisseries and bakeries popping up in Singapore lately, it appears that pastries like this king of laminated pastry has made its appearance in our sunny little island. I might be a bit

Homemade Granola – Food Revolution Day

I will be talking about revolutions today. When anyone talks about revolutions these days, you think about the ‘Arab Spring’, or the year of Arab revolutions that began in Tunisia in December 2010 and resulted in a wave of uprisings across the Arab world. And when you actually think about it (and it’s been credited in many newspapers and other media around the world), then one catalyst for this widespread

Really Good Chocolate Multigrain Pancakes

Sometimes, I’m obsessive compulsive to the point that even I get sick of myself, literally. I usually try variations on a single recipe and different recipes relating to the same thing for days on end until I satisfy myself that the recipe is the one I want as my “to go to” recipe, or the one recipe I’m willing to replicate to eat for the immediate future. Just take bread

[Thursday’s Trio] Buckwheat Pancakes

Today I thought I’d perhaps rewind a bit and talk about how I got started with experimenting with gluten free and other non-wheat flours. (This is partly because I realized I’ve yet to post photos of these buckwheat pancakes and also because I didn’t have my camera this week to take any new photos.) As I was typing out today’s post, I also decided that I shall name this new

Fluffy Pancakes III

Classes have been coming hard and fast these few weeks. Tons of tutorials to be done, assignments to be handed in, etc. After I finish tutorial at 8pm and arrive home at about 9pm, I find that I have virtually no energy to do any more work, needless to say any baking. Nevertheless, weekends are left for baking, or rather Saturdays are, and Sundays are for some work and reading

Malaysian Monday #5: Curry Puff, or Epok Epok

I tend to associate food with certain incidents or memories in my life, and this particular food is no different. I still remember the mornings when I would hear this little Malay boy walking across the back alleys on our rows of houses, shouting/singing a tune which till today, I can sing: “kuih kuih, nasi lemak“. This phrase was then repeated a million times as he walked from one house

Fluffy Pancakes II

My friend had been craving pancakes for some time, and I wanted to try out a new pancake recipe, which was perfect – she came over to my place early in the morning, so that we could get started on making some pancakes for our breakfast! This pancake recipe is unique in the sense that it requires whipped egg whites. It also uses milk and not buttermilk or sour cream, which

Light-as-air Donuts

I like donuts. A lot. And I like you tiao and ‘butterfly buns’ too. I used to go for long runs just so that I could treat myself to a butterfly bun and you tiao and ham chim peng afterward. So after salivating over many a post on donuts, I decided to finally take the plunge and try my hand at making them when I knew I was going back