Rose & Raspberry Meringue Tarts

I remember my teenage years when I first started to develop an interest in fragranced body products. Of course it started out with those early years of fascination with bubblegum or grape Lip Smackers, transitioning to hand creams and body washes scented with citrus and cocoa butter. Perfume-wise I’ve always preferred lighter, fresher scents over musk or…

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…

Raspberry Nutella Cakes

The recipe for these sumptuous and ridiculously easy cakes comes from Katie Quinn Davies’ blog What Katie Ate; a website I decided to consult at the end of last month when we were in the midst of organising an end-of-working-year morning tea in our office for our last day. I already knew I was going to be…

Raspberry Friands

Its taken its time, but spring is finally here 🙂 I was so excited in the last couple of weeks where I could see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom with the warmer weather, and immediately started thinking of recipes in which I could use a branch of those beautiful flowers as props for my…

Caramel Croissant Pudding

So I watched the video of Nigella Lawson’s Caramel Croissant Pudding years ago and really, I didn’t understand how she had left croissants around to go stale in the first place. Heaven knows in my kitchen, they definitely wouldn’t have had the time to go stale! However, as luck would have it, I was grocery shopping…

Choc Chunk Brownies

I really thought things couldn’t get much better than the Dulce de Leche Brownies I made last year. I thought I had perfected that fudgy, decadent indulgence which lies right between well-done chocolate cake and raw cake batter. But an office birthday is a calling for me to roll up my sleeves to get my bake…

Raspberry Cheesecake

There was a period of about two months from March when I was unemployed. And while sure, unemployment ensured that I had the time to get myself back into shape, tidy the house, do the groceries during the week and have dinner on the table by the time The Sister got back from work (what…

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

I had attempted to make some Portugese Tarts. My prior failure with my Exploding Custard Tarts last year haunted me still, but when my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath pronounced she had found a fail-safe recipe, I was encouraged and tried it, only to have them fail yet again. This time, at least they didn’t explode, but…

Cranberry & Dark Chocolate Scones

I adore high tea. The whole process of dressing up for the occasion, the elaborate tier when it comes out, stacked with the dainty sandwiches, warm scones and various delicate treats, and the whole procedure of pouring your tea through the strainer and the adding of milk while stirring with your little spoon. Scones is…

Raspberry, Apple & Almond Breakfast Muffins

On weekdays I usually have a protein-rich cereal with skim milk and some fruit, but on the weekends it can slide significantly depending on what’s in the house. Sometimes I stay good and have some delicious golden toasted sourdough with a thick slather of lush avocado, or if there’s cake and muffins in the house,…

Berry, Honey & Mascarpone Tarts

Happy New Year’s Day, all! I can’t think of more beautiful weather to kick off 2013. Following the Chinese Lunar Calendar it’s the Year of the Snake – my year – so let’s bring it on! I’m starting this year’s first blog post with a lovely treat that would be a downright hit at any…

Raspberry Tarts with Frangelico Cream

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas with this much rain before in a very long time. While the mercury soared up to 30 with bright blue skies yesterday, a gusty change overnight and some very spooky fog hovering over the roads on midnight, Christmas Eve has brought in a constant precipitation, with the…