French Fries Balls – Pommes Noisettes

July 24, 2011

We have eaten French Fries often enough… it was the first item I ordered from Mac Donalds when they opened shop here some 30 years ago and  it is one of the most popular accompaniment with everything from Fish to Burgers to Steak… We can rationalise all we want about how oily and calorie loaded […]

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Chocolate Macarons -Experimenting With Adriano Zumbo’s Recipe

July 18, 2011

Have you noticed something interesting among successful pastry chefs? Whether it be Pierre Herme, Australia’s Adriano Zumbo or our own Singapore home grown Chef Pang Kok Keong, they invariably have an accolade of macaron trophies that applaud their pastry wizardry. I deem the macaron the holy grail of baking. I started experimenting with it possibly […]

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Baked Burgandy Snails/Escargots – Easy French Cooking

July 15, 2011

My favourite French Restuarant in Singapore is the Au Petit Salut which was helmed by Chef Patrick Heuberger (who has since left Au Petit Salut to start the very successful, Le Bistrot du Sommelier).  I started going there some 10 years ago and had always found myself returning to it when I was at a […]

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Creme Brulee With Caramelised Banana

July 13, 2011

We all know that the meaning of food has expanded beyond the humble role of a sustenance fuel…. how else would one explain the popularity of reality TV programs like Masterchef, Topchef, Ironchef, Hell’s Kitchen…?  Among these productions, my favourite has to be the Australian Masterchef. As Lisa Abend stated in her book, ‘The Sorcerer’s […]

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Lime Thyme Cream Phyllo Cones – Easy Dessert Recipe

July 9, 2011

Let’s be absolutely honest and not pretend to be lofty about it – when we cook, we cook to please others… We revel in the sense of pride and achievement when the ones we feed manifest delight over what we serve them. Well, luckily for most of us (food bloggers like us, anyway…) we actually […]

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Financier Pistachio

July 6, 2011

As a curious and somewhat avid baker, nothing delights me more than sussing out interesting ingredients, flavourings that I can experiment with. My frequent overseas business trips take me to markets which are bigger and more mature in such disciplines affording me access to interesting ingredients which are otherwise hard to come by in Singapore. […]

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Hong Kong Egg Tarts – Flaky Egg Tart, 酥皮蛋挞

July 2, 2011

I have always wondered about the Egg Tart. It has all the elements of a western pastry, from the short crust/ puff pastry and the egg custard to the little tart molds but yet, I have only seen them offered at Chinese Dim Sum restaurants or bakeries in Chinatowns. There is no doubt that these […]

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Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts – Nostalgic Saint Honore Egg Tarts

June 27, 2011

I didn’t quite expect the kind of positive response for my Danish Butter Cookies when I posted them. Interestingly among the comments for the posts, almost all of them alluded to nostalgia of some form or other… key buzz words included : Nostalgic, Memories, Childhood, Reminisce…  Yes, nostalgia is a powerful ingredient as is eloquently […]

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Radish Cake with Seafood and XO Sauce

June 22, 2011

It took my 2 weeks’ business travel to pry me away from my cookies. Taking a break sometimes, opens up the mind for new stimulation. The stimuli for this post came in the form of an amazing XO Sauce I found in Taiwan. Unlike the supermarket versions that we get here, this is chock full […]

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Raisin Danish Butter Cookies

June 19, 2011

I had mentioned in my earlier Danish Butter Cookies post that I was just one cookie short to complete the full array in the nostalgic blue tin. Here it is , my last instalment of the Danish Butter Cookie collection. Made during that short interval just after I got back from Korea last weekend and […]

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