Monthly Archives: October 2014

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sugared beignets

Beignet, literally meaning “bump”, is simply a fritter. In New Orleans, beignets are commonly served for breakfast, with loads, and I mean loads of powdered (or icing) sugar dumped on…

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peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

When the mood to bake cookies strikes, it is always better to go with the flow and bake them! Cookies are great because they do keep for a while (I…

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lotus paste buns

I had some lotus paste left from making mooncakes. The great thing about lotus paste (or most Chinese pastes) is that you can store them for a year. Fantastic! So…

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chinese steamed radish cake 萝卜糕

I have been listing some new dishes that I can make for breakfast. Savory dishes. Because yes, this is true, people here do get tired of eating cake or muffins…

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roasted banana bread with chocolate chips

Roasting bananas is one of those things – once you have done it once, you want to do it again. This is because when you roast bananas, the bananas not…

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40 minute cheese buns

It was one of those really strange days. We had a dim sum lunch with family, then the kids were whisked off to the aquarium, so the LAM and I…

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xiamen minced meat rice 厦门肉酱伴饭

I was thinking of either making katsu don or bibimbap for dinner. Something easy. Preferably a one-bowl dinner so I could pretend to do a Nigella (Lawson) and curl on…

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sour cream cake with vanilla glaze and caramel sauce

This is my last bake from Carole Walter’s “Great Cakes”. The Cake Slice Bakers will be moving on to our new book from next month and I really cannot wait to…

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easy home made caramel sauce

I love caramel. Don’t you? When I was a kid I had to stop myself from eating tubes of Werther’s Original. I adored them!! Since I am now a (mostly)…

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caramelized banana oat muffins

Don’t ask. My obsession with banana and oats is never-ending. It’s just such a yummy combination I wondered how many ways I can combine them in my bakes. So today,…