Un Pastiche

Madeleines Ispahan for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Both Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine) and Hallmark Valentine! :] And to my dearest, you probably are on your way to Zanzibar now and with the spotty connection, you probably won’t see this at all. I’m not even sure if my blog is still part of your feed, considering how dormant it has become for the past few months. Anyway, I hope this will be the

Rose-shaped Steamed Pumpkin Bun/Mantous (南瓜馒头)

It seems like just a while ago that it was October last year, and I was struggling really hard to get back into the pace of life back in Singapore. I had been away for a year, enjoying il dolce far niente and it was hard to study again. Then, I still had not discovered the love of baking that I had within me, so attempting things what these mantous

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,