Browsing Category : Dessert

Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (白果金瓜芋泥)


I am in search of my Chinese/Teochew roots. This weekend, I decided to try an authentic Teochew dessert Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (金瓜芋泥) – more aptly called Au Nee in Teochew. We always had this dessert at the end of a meal at Teochew restaurants. It is tough to find a Teochew restaurant here in the bay area; Read More

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Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup


I was in search of a simple dessert for reunion dinner. Thanks to Mrs Leong of The Best of Singapore Cooking, I found this Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup recipe. I’ve modified it to use the slow cooker instead of the pressure cooker. It turned out perfect; its a wonderful sweet ending to some great time spent with family over Read More

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Beancurd Barley Soup (白果薏米汤)


Whenever I don’t want to worry about waking up to fix breakfast, one of the easiest way is to set the slow cooker to work while I sleep. I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law, though she cooks it over the stove while I found the lazy way out! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: depends on setting on the Read More

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Fresh Blueberries Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake


The girls asked for Japanese food next week. I wanted to make a dessert to go with the rest of the Japanese dishes. I came across several cheesecake recipes that claimed to be light, airy, and fluffy…

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Frangipane Tart


I love fruit tarts, fresh or baked. I love the frangipane (almond filling) in baked fruit tarts, and this recipe from Tartine is surprisingly easy if you use almond meal. I cut down the sugar by one-quarter compared to the original recipe. The crisp sweet tart shell, textured almond filling, tender and tart peaches and berries made a heavenly combo! Read More

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Gula Melaka Agar Agar


      I brought gula melaka agar agar to a Singapore / Malaysian theme BBQ get-together this evening. This is a nice and refreshing dessert when well chilled. Thankful for a great evening with friends and delicious Singaporean food. Ingredients 2 Litres water 6 screw pandan leaves tied into a knot 350 g chopped gula melaka 20g agar agar Read More

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Kueh Ambon (Honeycomb Cake)


      If I can only pick one item at the Bangawan Solo store,  I will always pick the Honeycomb cake. That is how much I like the taste and texture of this Nonya delight. I have many failed attempts at baking this kueh. Last weekend, I decided to try Mrs. Leong’s recipe again with some adjustments. Without the Read More

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Honeydew Sago (蜜瓜西米露)


        Sago, coconut milk, and melons. All my favorite ingredients in a nicely chilled dessert for a hot summer day BBQ! Prep Time: 1 hour Cook TIme: 30 mins Ingredients 1/2 mini water melon 1/2 cantaloupe 1/2 honeydew 150g sago 10 cups water 300g sugar 250 ml water 4 screw pine leaves 500 ml coconut milk 500 Read More

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Durian Puffs


Durians. Love them or hate them. I am a durian lover. We only have access to the frozen version of these King of fruits, much of its distinctive ‘aroma’ is lost in the freezing process. We don’t get the kick out of sinking our teeth into thawed durian pulp. Nonetheless, beggars can’t be choosers. This weekend, I filled some choux Read More

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake


  My aunt was a very good baker and I always looked forward to her visit when she would bring us treats that she baked. My favorite treat is her version of the chocolate chiffon cake. They were moist, spongy, and always delicately frosted with chocolate whipped cream. After her passing, I received a copy of her recipe that I Read More

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