Devil’s Food Cake

I don’t think it would come as any surprise to anyone that I used to harbour a big crush for Nigella Lawson. It’s by watching her shows that I first became enamoured with the joy of cooking, rather than seeing it as a chore. Nigella was usually on close to the start of my family…

Chocolate Hazelnut Buttermilk Cake

Apologies for the no-post last week, kittens. Its been an emotional couple of weeks for me lately bogged down with family issues. I won’t go into it too much, but basically what has happened is that I came out to my parents (it’s in my previous post of Hot Cross Buns) a couple of months ago…

Snickers Tart

Goodness, it really does feel great to be back online. My apologies for being briefly missing-in-action. Since last weekend I haven’t had any internet access from home, and then last Monday in an attempt to change mobile phone network providers I got shut out entirely which meant that all of Monday I had no internet…

Peanut Butter Tart

The Lunar New Year is the most extravagant occasion on the Asian calender…and it’s widely known that it all centres around food. There’s meanings behind the dishes that are traditionally consumed: long noodles are symbolic of longevity, dumplings and wontons of gold ingots. The act itself of making the dumplings is an activity of reunion; believed…

Cheesecake Brownie

Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – it’s another brownie recipe from yours truly… this time it’s Cheesecake Brownies. I know I made those Caramel & Pecan Brownies not too long ago, also with the same swirling artwork on top. Because there is just something so beautiful, almost romantic, about a marbled swirl. Especially when it’s on something…

My 25th Birthday Cake

Those of you on Instagram may have spotted my epic birthday cake this year. A couple years ago, after I first started to finely-tune my pastry skills, it became fairly apparent that there wasn’t much point in purchasing cakes for birthdays and celebrations anymore. Not necessarily because I would bake one for the occasion, but…

Coconut & Raspberry Brownie

Are you folks enjoying your long weekend? It was my birthday on Saturday and I had made an epic chocolate mousse cake to celebrate (you can see the photo of it on my Instagram here) but I got struck down with a horrid cold on Friday so have lost my appetite almost entirely 😦 What a…

Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

As every woman knows, there comes a certain time of the month where your appetite sparks up to an uncontrollable degree. The mere thought of slicing into a perfect medium-rare steak has me salivating, and the urge to consume my own weight in chocolate nags and prods at me incessantly. Usually I listen to my…

Mars Bar Cookies

If you put me in front of the single chocolate bar section of the confectionary aisle, there are actually very few choices I would go for. Sure, invite me to dip my hand into a box of Cadbury’s Favourites or Mars’ Celebrations and I’ll go bananas – but they are all the fun-sized chocolates that…

Caramel & Pecan Brownie

With all the recipes that I’ve come across, I still continue to go back to the same classic caramel recipe that was one of my earliest culinary experiments. It has just the right amount of creamy ooze, and perfect balance. A classic caramel I’d use regular butter and rely upon the salts already in it…

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been sorting through the mess of paper and books on my bookshelf in the last week or two, and came across an unmarked manilla folder into which was stuffed about a hundred random bits of paper. Print-outs, pages ripped out of magazines, recipe cards collected from fruit grocers… It was a completely disorganised disarray;…

Watts on Crown

I had bought a voucher for this place almost a year ago from Lime and Tonic (a website selling package experience deals similar to that of TravelZoo or Groupon, but these places have been tried and tested) and all but forgotten about it, pushed to the back of my mind with work and social commitments taking front…