Browsing Category : Dessert

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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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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