Un Pastiche

Nasi Hujan Panas (Hot Rain Rice) with Beef Rendang

My mom has been on this craze recently. Being the old woman that she is – actually she is not that old because I like to think that I’m still pretty young – but she tends to exhibit all these old women characteristics like forgetfulness, an aversion to trying new things, risk aversion, etc. I guess with age catching up on her, my mom gets more and more fearful of

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, with a Crumble Topping

Although this is the second pumpkin-related recipe here on the blog, I have to admit that before this year, I used to avoid pumpkin like the plague. No joke. I guess I had bad memories of how pumpkin tasted like – my mom used to stir fry it with some soupy substance which till today I have no idea what it is. No thank you. I guess it’s also a

Mini Apple Crumble Tarts

And as promised, here is the photo of my very first tart, an apple tart which turned not so pretty in so many ways. I knew that the recipe required blind baking, but I decided to be smart about it and skipped it – this is the result my friends – horribly shrunk pastry with awful looking sides. The tart was barely deep enough to contain some apples. Talking about

Pear and Ginger Muffins, or Spiced Pear Muffins

Ever since I started watching foreign cooking shows and competitions (Read: Masterchef and such), I’ve been exposed to so many different types of foreign foods and foods that my mom does not typically cook. Over in Singapore, we’re lucky to have a huge variety of fruits to choose from, both temperate and tropical, but one of the fruits that I most wanted to try when I went to Australia was

Cinnamon ronuts? (Cinnamon rolls made with donut dough)

The other day, I made myself some donuts. I ate a whole bunch of them, but one can only eat that many donuts, so I decided to freeze up a third of the donuts and brought it along with me back to Singapore. Like I said earlier, my mother enforces the no-frying rule in Singapore with an iron spoon, so frying donuts were not an option. I can’t say that it

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Wheat Thins

As I’m typing this entry, I’m munching on my homemade wheat thins and boy are they addictive! I’ve to admit I’ve never eaten Wheat Thins, because I don’t think they’re available locally, but I have eaten other types of wheat crackers. Like Arnotts shapes!! Anyone remember them? They have flavors like Pizza and Cheddar – I remember loving the Pizza flavored ones to bits! But horrors! Each cracker contains 12%

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love snacking. Friends who are close to me will know that I have to have my breakfast once I’m awake, followed by lunch about 3-4h later, followed by a tea-time (or snack-time) and finally dinner by 7pm. In between, I might sneak in a cookie or fruit if I’m at home. Post-holiday, I’ve been putting myself on a semi-diet, where I try to cut down on eating overly unhealthy stuff.