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Pandan Chiffon Cake


Craving chiffon cake a lot and wanted to make a pandan flavored version. Tried twice. First with a nonstick pan and the cake fell out instantly when I flipped the pan over 😲. Lesson learned, never bake a chiffon cake in nonstick pan! Bought another aluminum tube pan and tried again. Success! Ingredients Directions

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Portuguese Durian Tarts


It’s Mid Autumn Festival! I have leftover durian paste from making Snow Skin Durian Mooncake, and frozen flaky tart dough from making mushroom tarts. We will celebrate this festival with the addition of the unconventional ‘Moon Tarts’ too! I searched high and low for a Portuguese Durian Tart recipe and couldn’t find one. This is my made-up recipe and turned Read More

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Snow Skin Durian Mooncake


I am blessed with two mooncake molds from Wai Ping years back. Whenever Mid Autumn Festival comes around, it is a reminder to dust the mold and do something with it. Of all the mooncake flavors, I love durian the most. I decided to make Mao Shan Wang (猫山王) mooncakes again this year. Taste wise, can’t go wrong with MSW, Read More

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Mango Sago Coconut Pudding


The 100-degree heat in Foster City is screaming for some refreshing, chilling desserts. I rummaged through the fridge and found two overripe mangos. And there is some left over coconut milk and berries from fruit tarts I made the day before.💡! I whipped this up in half an hour last night and went to bed happy. It’s good. Ingredients 2 Read More

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Citrus Upside Down Cake


I was at the store last weekend and saw citruses of various shades and sizes filling the bins. There is my favorite Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos, Blood Oranges, and of course the more common Navel Oranges. My brain was baking up an image of a colorful cake with slices of these different types of citrus. I substituted the pineapples Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

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Almond Fruit Tartlet


Something is nagging at me the last few nights since I made those Rustic Almond and Fruit Galettes. I really wanted to feature those beautiful fresh fruits more prominently than having them hidden under the ‘rustic’ crust. This weekend, I made another batch of flaky tart dough from my favorite Tartine cookbook and set off to give these fresh fruits Read More

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Rustic Almond and Fruit Galette


Peaches, nectarines and figs are in season!  It will be a shame not to feature them in some dessert recipes. I found a galette recipe from William Sonoma for Rustic Nectarine and Almond galette. I borrowed the almond filling recipe and used Tartine’s galette recipe for the dough instead. Galettes are supposed to be rustic, they don’t have to fit Read More

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Durian Spring Rolls


My cravings for durian struck again. I wanted to make durian puffs but decided to go easy and picked up a pack of spring roll skin instead. Indeed this recipe takes much less work than durian puffs. When you are short on time and feeling dessert, this is a go to recipe if you have the ingredients on hand. Creamy Read More

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Apple Carrot Muffins


With a whole box of leftover shredded carrots sitting in the refrigerator, I decided to make carrot muffins for this week’s breakfast. Hanna did most of the work assembling the ingredients, mixing and dividing the batter into the muffin cups. These muffins turned out beautifully. She did a great job dotting the muffins with walnut chips. Top it with cream Read More

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