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Brownie Mosaic Japanese Cheesecake

A pat on the back for myself please – this is the very first time I am actually posting something that I have baked on the very same day!! All my previous posts usually feature cakes baked a day ago, a month ago, even two years ago. What spurred me into action? Well, if you haven’t yet heard, SCS Dairy is holding their “Star Baker Challenge” and needless to say, I

Wholemeal Chocolate Bread Loaf with Chocolate Chips

Yes I know, my last 3 posts have been text-heavy, and picture-less – which just speaks of how lazy I have been in uploading my photos from my camera or my phone. I seriously need to invest in a SD card which allows me to upload stuff wirelessly, so that I will not have any more reason for my sloth. One other reason is of course, the fact that I’ve

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

Happy Birthday to Me…a No-bake Snickers Icebox Cake

Today’s technically not my birthday, because for sure I wouldn’t want to be posting on my blog on my birthday when I can be doing so many other things…like baking and eating and reading and plain lazing around. The four things I mentioned are perhaps the things I love to do most, not in order of preference of course. This year I am marking an important birthday…because I will be

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

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars…and My Virgin Entry into a Baking Competition!

A very quick post this time because I’ve exciting news to share and also wanted to share some yummy cheesecake bars that I had made. First, thanks to a heads up from ZY from the Singapore Homebakers facebook group, I got to know of the Savour Bake Off competition. Call it coincidence or plain luck, because I had only recently joined the group and I had already bought tickets to

Very Chocolatey Cupcakes, or Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Have any of you ever wondered why a moist chocolate cake is called a devil’s food cake? I have always wondered, but always thought it basically referred to a chocolate based cupcake with a rich chocolate ganache. But curiosity got the better of me recently, as I was looking through tons of devil’s food cupcake recipes and wanted to know exactly what that meant. I wikied it and lo and

Chocolate Swirl Sour Cream Bundt #bundtamonth

I have been feeling a little ambivalent lately. Could it be my quarter-life crisis? I guess the problem mainly lies with the uncertainty I’m facing with my future, which direction I’m headed, where I’m going to be (literally and figuratively), and me being an obssessive compulsive list planner (and if you’re a regular blog reader you will definitely be aware of my many lists), I can’t help but feel a

Tricolor Chocolate Ogura Cake (三色巧克力相思蛋糕) or ‘Xiangsi’ cake

This is perhaps a very delayed post considering that I baked this some time ago when there was a fad to make this Ogura or Xiangsi cake on the local blogosphere but well, better late than never! Work is gradually slowing down, which is fantastic, because I will be going on leave from 21 December for a short holiday to clear leave (and to relax)! This will be my first Christmas

Where to get chocolate in Malaysia [Valrhona, Barry Callebaut, Cacao Barry, etc]

Right at the start, I think I should qualify the title to state that it’s mainly just Johor Bahru (which I’m most familiar with) and a little bit of Kuala Lumpur. I’m not familiar with the other states/baking places, so I really can’t definitively say. For details of shops and prices of ingredients in Singapore, check out these two links. For shops in JB, here’s the link. Also, I thought there