Easy Dessert – Almond Milk Pudding

My very first childhood exposure to the Almond flavour was in the form of the Almond Jelly dessert served unfailingly at the end of a 10 course wedding dinner. I couldn’t understand then, why all the adults seemed to love the flavour – to me then, it smelt and tasted very medicinal. My mother who went through a … [Read more…]

Expanding on Pierre Hermes’ Sable Vennois Recipe – Sugared Danish Butter Cookies

As much as I admire gourmet flavours and sophisticated recipes, I know I am not a good cook. I have neither the skills, the experience nor the deftness to create intricate and sophisticated dishes. Unlike full time housewives tasked with enormous responsibilities and with loads of practical experience stashed under their belts, I am at best, only … [Read more…]

Pate de Fruits Cassis – Cassis Fruit Jelly Candy

My parents were strict with us when we were growing up. I don’t recall ever vehemently demanding for anything when we were young. We would gladly take whatever my parents would give us, be it sweet treats, stationery, books or clothes. If anything we set our eyes on were deemed expensive by our parents, we … [Read more…]

Hei Bee Hiam – Sambal Udang Kering

I did it! For the longest time, I have been telling everyone that one of my culinary resolution for the year is to bake bread. I have finally succeeded baking a very soft sweet bun and the reason I am cooking this dish today is to use it as a filling for the sweet buns … [Read more…]

Pierre Herme’s Sable Viennois – Danish Butter Cookies?

Still reeling from the light and airy texture of  the Viennese Chocolate Sable I had made last week, I found another Sable Viennois recipe in another Pierre Herme pastry cookbook which I had just bought at Page One in Hong Kong last week. Published in Chinese  Le Livre des fours sees et melleux de Pierre Herme, cost me less than SGD … [Read more…]

Pierre Herme’s Vienesse Chocolate Sables – Chocolate Cookies Simple & Sophisticated

I first started to read about Pierre Herme when I went  through my macaron obsession phase many years ago. That was the time when macarons were still not readily available in Singapore – before Bakerzinn and Canele Patisserie became the rave of the town. It was a time when very few would attempt to bake macarons at home and the secrets/techniques of … [Read more…]

Steamed Minced Pork With Salted Egg Yolk

I am still mildly amused when people in the other parts of the world ask me about the winter weather in Singapore. So I guess, as well known as we would think this little red dot on the world map is, there is still very little understanding about the country… at least nobody will wonder about … [Read more…]

Chickpeas, Garbanzo Beans… Kacang Puteh

This is an extremely lazy and easy post. There is really no recipe involved but you would wonder why we don’t make this more often since it is such a delicious and healthy snack… I couldn’t stop gobbling them up as I was watched The Mentalist last night. (Love the twinkle in Simon Baker’s eyes every time … [Read more…]