Weekend In Venice

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Venice is everything I have read… and better.  A fairy tale land, a theatre and a tourist trap all rolled into one. A land where the richness of medieval affluence still leaves one breathless, where the echoes of music and theatre still lingers. A rare photogenic gem which presents post card perfection in every frame […]

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Aiyu Jelly / Ice Jelly (爱玉冻/ 文头雪)

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Bubble milk tea which originated from Taiwan, came and went… and came back again. This time round, they appear to have polished up their act significantly and are determined to make this new beverage culture sustainable. Apart from better quality tea leaves, they have also started to offer products which would appeal to the more […]

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Pandan Angel Food Cake

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Recently, I have been asked to name my favourite Asian spices. Without pausing to gather my thoughts, I was quick to declare Pandan and Lemongrass as my most favoured Asian spices. Both spices have a calming effect on me, a whiff of the scent from these 2 plants has the ability to lull me into […]

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Padan Kuih Lapis (Spekkoek)

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Most people baulked at the thought of making lapis. (thousand layer cake) A reader sent me a message, concerned about the time required to make a lapis cake – a friend of hers had told her that she would have to spend the whole day to make the cake. Hence, I would like to take […]

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Tish Boyle’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake

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To have a good sponge in your baking repertoire is like having a Swiss Army knife in your tool kit. This is the ultimate basic! After all the mouses, the cheeses and the entremets, it is getting increasingly easy to forget the Sponge. I spoke about my concerns over the Genoise sponge here and sometimes, […]

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Fried Rice With Spam and Parboiled Rice

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Welcome to the first post at my new address! My migration process to this new site felt strangely similar to what I had experienced when I shifted into my new apartment almost 7 years ago. After deciding on the address, I then started working on the ‘floor plan’ of the website, doodling for months, deciding […]

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Angel Chiffon Cake

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Light as feather, soft as a whisper…. that’s how I would imagine an Angel’s kiss to be and that is exactly how this cake felt to me. I now wish that I had the sense to make this earlier. Thanks to the left over egg whites from my Mocha Kueh Lapis and to the fact […]

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Bourke Street Bakery’s Chocolate Ganache Tart

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Till date, I have made 3 different tart recipes from Bourke Street Bakery’s cookbook. My favourite being the ginger brulee tart. The short crust pastry in BSB’s cookbook is one of my favourite as well. Hence, it is only natural that I return to them again. To be honest, I did not enjoy this Chocolate […]

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta With Sausage

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As you may already suspect by now, I love pasta – it may even be safe to say that I enjoy all food Italian. I had concluded many years ago when I visited Rome twice in a short span of 3 months, that one has to be really unlucky to get bad food in Italy. […]

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Pistachio Marble Pound Cake

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This is for all the pound cake lovers out there. I fail to track the number of pound cake recipes I had worked through Tish Boyle’s The Cake Book. I think very soon, I would find myself baking through the whole Cake Book – it is just so reliably good. This recipe is modified from […]

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