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LCB #4: Week 2 – Fruit Tarts, Mendiants, Baklava, Florentines and other cookies

Week 2 of LCB (and Week 3) has quickly flown by. I was tired to my bones during week 2, because we were moving into our new apartment and in order to save moving cost, we did most of the packing and moving ourselves! It is not really ours per se, as we just signed a one-year lease, but it will be our first place together! Previously, I was staying

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

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,

Zebra Cheesecake for Bake-Along #46

As predicted in my last post, my birthday passed without a bang. Also as predicted, I spent my birthday doing what I liked best – reading and baking. I also took a break that morning from my Atkins diet – a no-no but it was my birthday and I CBF. I ate roti prata in the morning (technically I ate 1 roti prata, 1 thosai and 1 roti tissue, shared

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

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Right now, I’m on holiday / leave. Having started work, I have come to realize what a precious commodity leave is and I’ve been trying to make sure my leave coincides with a public holiday so that I can “save leave”. This time, I’m back in Australia visiting Jon, making use of the Good Friday holiday in Singapore. In Australia and many parts of the Western world, Good Friday, Easter

Giveaway winner…and some updates

First, I need to apologize for the belated giveaway announcement. It didn’t strike me that the date I was to make the annoucement would be new year’s eve and I would be rushing around like a headless chicken doing CNY preparation with my mom. So I’m sorry for those who participated in my giveaway…read on below for the results! The past week, I have been a little busy with a

Chocolate Swiss Roll with Whipped Cream Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Swiss Roll with Whipped Cream Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache Adapted from here and Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Cake Bible Hastily taken photo of my first-ever decorated Christmas Log for the Xmas party Ingredients for Cake Roll 60g    cake flour (I used 55g all-purpose flour and 5g corn flour, sifted thrice) 15g    cocoa powder 95g    castor sugar 30g    butter 25g    fresh milk 200g  whole eggs