Browsing All Posts filed under »Baked goods«

Hazelnut and chocolate baci

November 12, 2015


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


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 […]

Peanut and cashew toffee cookies

September 7, 2014


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 […]

Ginger crème brûlée

December 30, 2013


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 […]

Coffee nut loaf

November 26, 2013


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


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 […]

Crème caramel recipe

September 17, 2013


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 […]

Canelè recipe

June 4, 2013


There is going to be a longer prelude than usual, so bear with me. It was a good friend of mine who introduced me to the canelè. She took me out for dinner at Bistro Vue (430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC) many many moons ago, well before it expanded into the former Vue de […]

Apple berry crumble recipe

May 23, 2013


I always find it a little disappointing going fruit shopping in the colder months; many of my favourite fruits have disappeared off the shelves and there’s not all that much in season. Apples however are in abundance over the autumn months. I suppose they are a good fruit to cook with, which is useful seeing […]

Green tea and chocolate tart recipe

March 28, 2013


Green tea and chocolate is a beautiful marriage of bitter and sweet. My first encounter with this combination was almost a decade ago in Hong Kong when a friend and I found and fell in love with Meiji’s matcha green tea “MeltyKiss”. MeltyKiss is Meiji’s line of chocolate truffles. These truffles are delectable; a velvety […]

Almond bread recipe

November 8, 2012


This is a rather timely entry given that Spring Carnival is amongst us, which means we are fast hurtling towards the silly season and the end of 2012!  It also means the mad hunt for Christmas presents and small gifts to bring along to all those parties you’re going to get invited to. All this […]

Pistachio meringues with summer berries recipe

January 30, 2012


January in Melbourne is always very hot, but thankfully this year we haven’t yet had to endure a whole week full of 40°C+ scorchers! Which is actually quite uncharacteristic of our fair city. Hmm hope I didn’t jinx us with that statement…regardless we have still been clocking up mid 30s for the past few days. […]

Pandan and coconut macaron recipe

June 6, 2011


Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 2 years, you would know that the nation’s love affair for the little French confectionery is near fever pitch. They’re even more fashionable than cupcakes. People will line up for these delicious little sweets! I think it’s fair to say that we can all blame Masterchef. Ever since […]