Browsing All Posts filed under »Sweets«

Fig and hazelnut cake

March 18, 2016

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I know figs must be back in season because I recently received about 2 dozen of them in my parent’s latest care package. This coupled with the leftover hazelnuts from the previous post, led to this cake. I’d paired figs with hazelnuts before so I was pretty confident the combination would work in a cake form. Then I came across […]

Hazelnut and chocolate baci

November 12, 2015

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I’m feeling sufficiently bad for being MIA for so long, but trust me when I say there is a good reason for this. I always have reasons. As old as this joke is, it is true, I’ve been embarking on the biggest bake off of my life. There is a bun in the metaphoric oven. […]

Apple pastry roses

April 27, 2015

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The latest food related social media buzz I’ve noticed are these roses made from apple slices and pastry. It popped up on my youtube feed and apparently it’s all over facebook. I can see why. They’re pretty and quite simple to make. My discovery of these little treats came just in time for my favourite […]

Caramel popcorn ice cream

March 31, 2015

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One of the greatest pleasures of owning an ice cream maker is making up flavour combinations and trying them out. So what do you get when you cross 2 carnival favourites? Caramel popcorn ice cream! MmmmMmmm… I used the ratios of a basic vanilla custard recipe, steeped the milk with popcorn to extract the flavour and […]

Steamed tapioca layer cake

September 28, 2014

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This little steamed tapioca layer cake goes by many names and comes up in a number of different reincarnations across South East Asia. In Singapore and Malaysia it’s referred to as keuh (or kuih) lapis. In Vietnam, bánh da lợn is a version where the layers typically feature mashed mung beans. Thailand also has a […]

Peanut and cashew toffee cookies

September 7, 2014

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My family is acquainted with someone who works in a nut processing factory, so every now and then I get given a stash of random nuts. Recently it was a big bag of roasted and crushed cashews. This is just a small fraction of what I was given. I gave at least half the bag […]

Bubble tea

August 28, 2014

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I still haven’t gotten back into the swing of my more regular blogging, so this will just be a short post. Not really a recipe, but consider it as vague  directions for how to make your own pearl milk tea at home. Or bubble tea, pearl tea, boba tea, whatever you call it. I’m of […]

Black sesame and green tea panna cotta

May 15, 2014

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The genesis of this black sesame and green tea panna cotta came about through a merging of 2 things; my idea of doing an ‘Asian’ flavoured panna cotta and my desire to make a visually dramatic 2 tone dessert. To keep with the Asian flavours, I’ve used soy milk instead of regular milk and I […]

Warming ginger tea

April 20, 2014

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Hope you’re getting some r&r this Easter break. I really love this type of weather, crisp and delightfully chilly. Perfect autumn weather for snuggling up at home with a good book or dvd set. And to keep me toasty warm, I’ve been sipping on some spicy ginger tea. I’m pretty sure ginger tea is widely […]

~15 minute kaya recipe

April 13, 2014

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The last recipe left me with 4 egg yolks to find a use for, and what better than to make some kaya? If you need to ask what kaya is; you have been deprived a great treasure. Commiserations. Kaya is a South East Asian condiment that is widely referred to as a ‘coconut jam’. However if […]

Toblerone cheesecake

March 22, 2014

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I’m actually not a huge fan of cheesecakes. So it’s a little ironic that I often find myself making cheesecake, purely because some of my nearest and dearest happen to love it. If I had to choose a cheesecake to eat, this would be my pick because the Toblerone takes away some of the cheesiness. […]

Barley water

January 14, 2014

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Fellow Melbournians how are you coping in this heat wave? 35°C yesterday, a top of 44.5°C today and still in the 40’s until the cool change hits on Friday night. Eeekkk! This girl does not handle the hot very well so strategies need to be in place to prepare me for the worst. When one […]

Ginger crème brûlée

December 30, 2013

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I’m feeling sufficiently bad for having only posted once this month. What can I say? Life has a habit of getting in the way. And it’s December; we all know how mad the festive season can get! Anyway I’m finally back to make amends and close the year with this final post. It only seems […]

Strawberry kiwi ‘mojito’

November 30, 2013

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I’m feeling a little guilty for making only made 2 posts this month. And both of them being brown foods, how monotone does that make my homepage look?! Think of this as an effort to put some colour back into my web presence. Red and green because Christmas is just around the corner – less […]

Coffee nut loaf

November 26, 2013

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A friend recently accused me of being unable to follow a recipe, pointing to the pool of evidence embedded in this very blog where I tweak this or tweak that whenever I mention a recipe. It was with mock outrage that I tried to defend myself, surely I can follow instructions! In fact, I had […]

Double chocolate chunk cookies

November 6, 2013

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How are we in November already? Time must really fly when you’re having fun. Since we’re approaching the festive season, I’m in a giving mood. And what better to give than a batch of homemade cookies? This recipe is based on one I found on Inspired taste, because frankly, I was inspired by those chewy […]

Sweet corn and sticky rice pudding (chè bắp) recipe

October 11, 2013

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I’m not one of those highly organised people who goes to the market with a shopping list. The only time I ever really have a list is when I want to make a specific dish that contains ingredients I don’t usually have around the house. I shop mainly based on what’s on sale and looks […]

Crème caramel recipe

September 17, 2013

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The thing I love most about spring has got to be the fact that there are more daylight hours. It’s so much more pleasant being able to come home with the sun still being out (albeit it is close to setting). It feel like there are more hours to the day and I no longer […]

Strawberry panna cotta recipe

September 9, 2013

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Strawberries have been remarkably cheap lately. I’ve been picking up punnets of them for as little as $1 each, so there has been an abundance of them at home. I rarely use fresh berries in desserts because usually I find them too expensive to use in that fashion, but at $4 a kilo I’m more […]

Bubur chacha (摩摩喳喳) recipe

July 31, 2013

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Is it any news that I love sweets? And warm Chinese style sweet soups are so comforting in the winter. They’re so homely and really remind me of my childhood when mum would cook up a pot of sweet soup after dinner if we bugged her enough about it. While my mum didn’t ever make […]