Strawberry Jelly Cheesecake – Strawberry Jelly Heart

As much as I enjoy eating these Jelly Cheesecake, photographing them proved to be an extremely frustrating and uninspiring experience – quite possibly because all the imperfection rendered during cutting and slicing them (e.g. jagged edges) were magnified in ghastly detail through the camera’s lens. A very popular non-bake cheese cake in Singapore, this recipe … [Read more…]

XO Sauce Stir Fried Loh Shu Fun / Mee Tai Mak

Mee Tai Mak/ Bee Tai Mak is one of the many forms of rice noodles that we eat in Asia. Very much like a shorter and more wriggly cousin of the Japanese Udon, the cantonese name of this noodle (Loh Shu Fun) literally translates to mean Rat’s Noodle. Not too difficult to understand for the … [Read more…]

Cranberry Cream Cheese Buns – More Experiments

This is a very quick post to report back on my experiment on the Cranberry Cream Cheese Buns. The last time I made these, I did not succeed in getting sufficient cream cheese filling into the buns. I repeated the last recipe and went for a simpler cream cheese filling formula. Chilled to get a firmer … [Read more…]

Martha Stewart’s Peanut Butter Jelly Cupcake

If you’ve always loved a good peanut butter jelly sandwich and if you are not averse to a luxuriously rich buttery cake, I suggest you bookmark this and bake it at the first opportunity you have. This cupcake is gloriously addictive and beats Magnolia Bakery’s Cupcake hands down effortlessly! So far, I’ve had pretty good results with … [Read more…]

Bill Granger’s Spaghettini With Crab, Lime And Chilli

I am currently in love with Bill Granger’s recipes. This is possibly the fourth time I have cooked from his cookbook. Previous attempts included the poached peach in Rose Water, crumpets and more recently the souffle pancake.. I bought his cookbooks after my third trip to Sydney last year and after my third visit to his restaurant Bills at Darlinghurst. I … [Read more…]

Tish Boyle’s Plainly Perfect Pound Cake

As you can see, I am continuing my celebration of simplicity. The inspiration to go back to Tish Boyle came about when one of the readers here tried out the Luxe Pound Cake recently and was raving about how good it was. I had baked it once and eaten it once. I remember I did a little … [Read more…]

Crispy Golden Prawns With Lemon Mayonnaise

The Chinese culture is most particular about celebrating auspiciousness. For a happy occasion like the Chinese New Year that celebrates a new beginning, we are even more mindful about surrounding ourselves with auspicious symbols. When I was young, we were not allowed to sweep the floor on New Year’s Day, for fear that we would … [Read more…]

Pineapple Tarts 2012

I first attempted to bake pineapple tarts last year. This is decidedly the most popular Chinese New Year cookie among my family members and friends. I have a friend who would order his $1.50/piece pineapple tart every year without fail and it is not uncommon to pay $1/ piece for home-made pineapple tarts nowadays. In case, … [Read more…]

Prune Kueh Lapis – Spekkoek

I do not remember eating this during Chinese New Year when I was young. In fact, I do not remember ever eating this during my early schooling days…. Then one day, it found its way into our household, and we’ve never been without it during Chinese New Year ever since… Initially, this (as with many … [Read more…]

Seafood Rice Congee

When I was younger, Chinese New Year holidays was exceptional, quite unlike the other festivals or public holidays that we knew. For one thing, we got to wear new clothes (yes, it was a big deal. We never used to buy new clothes all the time like the way we do now) , feast on … [Read more…]