You might remember the apple tarte tartin I did recently. I struggled with getting the apple caramel layer out of the silicon mold and that was an issue I was just itching to solve – and so I did, albeit with quite a different variation of the recipe. Behold, a red wine pear and chocolate […]
Whenever I’m in a baking slump and am trying to get back into the swing of things, I look for desserts that I feel like eating and are also simple to make. Baby steps. And these cookies fit the bill perfectly.
Nothing fails to brighten up a dreary day like a bit of sparkle and shine in sweetness. I held a glass up to the sunlight and watched the rays reflect of the surfaces of these bon bons like polished emerald-streaked diamonds. Stunners, and with taste to boot. I used a white chocolate with too low […]
So, recently I’ve started baking and selling my desserts, and it’s an amazing feeling to be able to financially profit from something that I generated purely by myself, from making the actual dessert itself to building a brand image and fanbase. I think I’m extremely lucky that I can turn my hobby into a business. […]
I have come to embrace the madness of baking multiple types of desserts each consisting of several components, all to be completed within the same time frame. There was plenty of scheduling and midnight oven humming, boxes to fold and dishes to wash. The magic of seeing it all come together piece by piece eventually […]
A couple months ago I spontaneously purchased more than a kilo of couverture chocolate and tackled the entire stash armed with an infrared thermometer and the steely resolve to perfect the art of tempering chocolate after a tragic first attempt at bonbon making, the evidence of which I refuse to retain in any form, mentally […]
I didn’t mean for two months to lapse since my last post but so much has happened in between. I decided to move from Tokyo back to Singapore permanently after days and nights of deliberation and was occupied with the logistics of it all for the past several weeks. Up till the point I boarded […]
What makes night within us may leave stars. – Victor Hugo As I backspace furiously on abandoned half-written sentences from prior fleeting strokes of inspiration, filling the newly bleached white spaces with matte black text one character at a time at 1.22 AM on a Tuesday morning, my first immediate thought is that I needed […]
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, […]
Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future… …What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility […]
Products of 4 am writing endeavours scarcely endure, but due to that evening grande-sized latte here I am anyways, seated typing at my coffee table while listening to the abnormally loud whir of my heater and the sporadic whoosh of a vehicle speeding by on an empty road, wondering if those drivers noticed the warm […]
Oddly, I felt like typing up a rather lengthy side story a few hours ago but now I would rather just talk about this cake, which would take just a moment really because there are not many words needed.
Lately I’ve been thinking, reflecting, assessing in overdrive. I feel like I rotated an imaginary hourglass more times than I should – I gave myself too much time to accomplish too little. And yet when I look back on my writing, on my pictures, on memories of past actions till this very moment, I cringe […]
In the logical mind of a baker, when one is gifted cute cookies, one does not simply eat them – there is an unspoken sense of duty to maximise their existence by using them as finishing touches to cupcakes only so worthy.
Two words – spring break!
It’s finally a week till Christmas! The holiday of presents wrapped with sheer sparkly ribbons, when strings of lights illuminate the streets in festive hues wherever you go, of familiar tunes sung by the most angelic voices, trees with their forest green branches decked out in glittery elaborate baubles of red, gold, and silver, and […]
I quickly scrolled though my recent blog posts lately and I realised to myself that it must seem like I am oddly constantly busy, although I assure you that that is not exactly the case, since I had a two-month summer break over August and September yet I didn’t bake at all. It keeps happening […]
Here is my attempt to bring back the lava cake trend. I kid. Or at least in part.
Not that I mean to start off the post negatively, but making crepe cakes are more suited to be a wintertime activity – if you get my drift – which makes the flavour profile of this cake very befitting if I do say so myself.
In a time of a conspicuous shift towards social media as a preferred outlet for the disseminating and digesting of information, I deliberated for weeks on end on the plausible returns of starting a new blog. But here I am, with this site, so I guess the verdict is that it is a non-issue. Blogging has always been something […]