Browsing Category : Dessert

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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Kueh Salat (Pandan Custard on Glutinous Rice Cake)


      I have a sweet tooth and a soft spot for Nonya desserts and kueh. I am so grateful for the gift of the Cooking for the President cook book from Wai Ping. This book has kept me company over many weekends when I crave for some Singapore delicacies. Without easy access to the tools and ingredients, I Read More

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Bread Pudding French Toast with Strawberry Sauce


I was planning on making simple French Toast for breakfast this weekend. This loaf of challah that I picked up from the 300 bakery looked so good that I feel it deserves some exquisite treatment than simple French Toast. There is no other place to turn to than my favorite Tartine cook book.  The Tartine Brioche Bread Pudding recipe says Read More

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Mini Fruit Tarts


  Fruit tart is such an interesting dessert so full of color, texture, and taste. With some flaky tart dough left from making egg tarts last week, I decided its its time for some mini fruit tarts this weekend. I get many inspiration on dressing up a fruit tart from the Oracle 300 bakery.  The pastry chef always cut the Read More

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Fusion Egg Tart


  I tried to make Hong Kong egg tarts a couple of weeks ago with a recipe that took hours to prepare the flaky tart dough. It was way too hard and the results wasn’t that great. I’m determined to try it again today and this time, I decided to combine Tartine’s flaky tart recipe with the authentic Asian egg Read More

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Lemon Pudding Cake


I have been eyeing this Tyler Florence Lemon Pudding Cake recipe for weeks, but I am reluctant to buy a carton of buttermilk just to use 2/3 cup of it. Finally, I decided to try a buttermilk substitute using some leftover yogurt. It turns out perfect! Just found another awesome dessert recipe for the holidays! Prep time: 20 mins Cook Read More

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Tartine’s Banana Cream Pie


For my maiden attempt at making tartlets using the “Goldtouch” tart pan, I decided to try the Tartine Banana Cream Pie. The flaky tart shell came out perfect. I followed the Tartine instructions to the T. The recipe below captures some adjustments for making tartlets instead of a 10″ tart. This must have been the longest post I have written, Read More

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Summer Fruit Buckle


I was flipping through the William Sonoma Fruit Dessert and came across a recipe for Plum Buckle. What is a Buckle? A buckle is a baked dessert in which the cake batter is mixed with fresh seasonal fruits and topped with a cinnamon streusel. I learned something new, and made good use of the berries and peaches in my refrigerator. Read More

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