Monthly Archives: December 2014

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rum cake with rum-soaked mixed fruit

Call me strange but I have a yearly ritual. Well, two. The first is that I make a batch of vanilla extract using Madagascar vanilla beans and Vanilla vodka so it…

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yuzu (유자) chiffon cake

I was chatting with a few mommy-cooking-baking friends the other day (you know how birds of the same feather yadda-yadda) and we were talking about yuzu. I mentioned that I…

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nutella hazelnut chocolate chip cookies

The cookie tins are empty. That’s saying a lot since I have three of them. Sigh. Since I had to bake some cookies anyway, I might as well use the…

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ham and cheese pinwheel rolls

Sometimes I need some inspiration. I bake almost everyday and I can be quite obsessed when I get hung up on something (like chiffon cakes) and when that happens I…

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earl grey hokkaido chiffon cupcakes

These little Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes are really addictive. Firstly, they are really tiny. So eating one (or two) is, well, not too big a sin. Secondly, the cupcakes are served…

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review of the Philips Avance Collection Pasta/ Noodle Maker and a recipe for zha jiang mian (炸酱面)

I confess. The first time I was asked to attend the launch of the Philips Avance Collection Pasta/Noodle Maker, I was terribly skeptical. I wondered why I would even consider buying…

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japanese dark pearl chiffon cake

The first time I saw this chiffon was in Lena’s blog. I thought to myself then that I had to make this chiffon cake one day. So I printed the…

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adzuki bean bread buns (豆沙面包) | red bean bread buns

I cannot start to tell you how happy I have been since I started making bread at home.  I actually look forward to munching on buns I have made and…

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edamame with garlic, miso and crispy prawn chili

My fridge died last week. Granted it is kinda old. But still! It was a disaster because the poor old thing must have been losing coldness for a while but…

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teba shio (鶏の手羽先 塩焼き) | grilled salted chicken wings

Today my world shifted. See, the LAM and I usually live in harmony because we like different parts of the same thing. For example, he’d happily eat the pineapple filling…