Mascarpone Fig Tarts

Aaaaand it’s weekly recipe post time! You will be getting more recipes soon as now with the folks back I now have enough mouths to feed and so can give my inner baking beast a bit of a longer leash 😉 Last week as I finished my visit to The Butcher’s Block and was walking…

Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse

Sometime I don’t get to really choose what my main ingredient is to be. It, shall I say, chooses me. This is oft the case when it comes to dinner (what can I make out of what’s left in the fridge??), but very rarely when it comes to desserts  as there is no pressure to…

Mojito Macarons

I always love reading cocktail menus. The combinations of flavours and fruits is so alluring, and the unique names never fail to make one giggle. However there is always my one favourite I go back to: the Mojito. The combination of nasal-clearing mint, zesty lime and the crunch of raw sugar is something that never…

Chocolate Créme Caramel & Hazelnut Praline

So last week I made all of you a promise. I promised you the recipe for the luscious Chocolate Créme Caramel with Hazelnut Praline that I gave you a sneak peek of when I posted up the Classic Créme Caramel. Now I will say that most of the time I prefer things in their pure,…

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,…

Vanilla Bean & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted caramel. People go nuts about it these days, yet all it really is is caramel with salt flakes added to it. Devilishly simple yet that’s all it takes to make something a standout and for people to cock their heads to one side and go ‘mmmmmm’. I made these cupcakes for my last day…

Madeleines

Sometimes when a birthday rolls around and if the friend whose birthday it is doesn’t have a specific item in mind they want, I will bake them something. For the effort that is spent over the course of an afternoon or evening measuring together quite cheap ingredients and turning out something that smells beautiful and…

Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

Its been a while since I made muffins. And following on from my re-discovery of the Nigella Quick Collection app on my iPhone, I was flipping through the other recipes after I made the Coffee Caramel Shortbreads and found a recipe titled: Snickers and Peanut Butter Muffins. Okay, I don’t know a single person, foodie…

Coffee Caramel Shortbreads

It has been a whole month of me not baking. My apartment overseas doesn’t have an oven, so when I returned two weeks ago I rapturously embraced my old, creaky, temperamental oven with much fondness. And old it is, for it not even has a light inside and every time I want to check on…

Häagen Dazs (Zhongxiao Fuxing,Taipei)

I’m fortunate enough that my parents have an apartment in Taipei close to the Zhongxiao Fuxing shopping district, which is one of the busiest shopping areas in Taipei. It was in my last week that I was in Taipei catching a bus when the bus turned off the main street…and drove past a Häagen Dazs ice…

Glutton’s Tiramisu

One of the most common questions I get asked when people find out I’m a food blogger that particularly loves sweets is: “What is your favourite dessert?” It’s a difficult question to answer, but my primary concern is always balance. A dessert has to have that perfect balance between sweet and not-too-sweet, texture, acidity, presentation. It…

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe

After two days of public holiday (Christmas Day and Boxing Day), you can’t shake that odd feeling when you go into work on a Thursday, because you’re constantly thinking that it should be a Monday. Normally my Thursday day goes by very quickly as it’s my last working day of the week, but today it…