Un Pastiche

Matcha Snakes and a (Zumbo macaron kit) giveaway

I have been finding it a little hard to maintain a balance between blogging, baking for profit and of course, work. Because of the upcoming CNY and Valentine’s Day, I have been baking weekends to make enough cookies for giving away to my family, relatives and friends and to fulfill orders. In fact, I think my bout of sore throat and cough was caused by my baking, because I ‘had

Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan Cupcakes

Ever since I anointed Pierre Hermé as my pastry god, I’ve been wanting to try out this particular flavor combination, but didn’t because raspberries were always so expensive and I didn’t want to splurge on them. Well, I’m glad I did because raspberries were on sale and boy oh boy, was my cake ispahan delicious! I really have to thank heavens for the day Pierre Hermé dreamed up of this flavor combination,

A Simple Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Tart, inspired by Pierre Hermé

I made this because I was greedy and I bought a lot of raspberries which were on sale and since they rot very fast, I was thinking of ways of disposing them – eating them as they are, on tarts, and in muffins and cakes. And also because I was craving for some chocolate mousse and I wanted to try out my new tart ring. I’ve never had a tart ring

World Peace Cookies

I initially wanted to make these World Peace Cookies for Valentine’s Day, but got too busy over the weekend and so only managed to make these only recently. These are by far my favorite salted chocolate cookie and from the many praises that I’ve received from family and friends (I managed to wrangle 2 hard-earned praises from my brother and mother), I know for sure that this is a keeper.