Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

So, I conducted an experiment yesterday – I tested two different gluten-free flours and compared the results with cookies made from regular wheat flour and now, we are inundated with peanut cookies galore, lol. The first gluten-free flour I used was the Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour. I have had so much success with utilizing Authentic […]

Kuih Bangkit

Finally, I have success making my favorite Chinese New Year cookie! I wasn’t sure if I could have ever done it in my lifetime, lol – the recipe seems so simple but yet, extremely complicated at the same time. The list of ingredients is short but there are so many variables in the process and […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Muffins

The main difficulty I had in the past when baking purely with just coconut flour was that the resulting baked goods would come out dense and wet in the center. Is it possible to obtain a tender, fluffy muffin with only coconut flour? Apparently, it is! Using a Keto Lemon Muffins recipe, I made some […]

Blueberry Cake

I totally forgot I have this fantastic, easy-peasy cake recipe where the cake bakes up perfectly and the fruit topping never sinks to the bottomless abyss, lol. The base recipe originally came from an old favorite magazine – Chocolatier, and had plum toppings but here, I filled it with a massive amount of blueberries, because […]

Blackberry-Citrus Jumbo Muffins

While I definitely have to go without dairy for the rest of my life, excluding gluten from my diet is still not an entirely firm decision (although I have been doing my best to eat gluten-free). Of course, right before I was asked to omit gluten, I had just replenished my pantry with a 12 […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ube Coconut Chiffon Cake

Happy New Year! I tried making this cake for the first time on New Year’s Day but while the flavor was delicious and it looked absolutely beautiful, the cake turned out too wet and heavy. It doesn’t seem obvious in the photos but the cake was sliding out of the pan the moment I turned […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Steamed Pandan Cupcakes with Coconut Topping

Any day and everyday is the prefect day for pandan cake, lol and since it’s Christmas, it is only fitting to expend a little more effort to make the mini-cakes extra special and delicious! ❤️ Coconut Topping 1 cup water 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cornstarch A little vegetable oil […]

Mini Pandan Chiffon Cake

One of the hardest things going gluten free is not being able to bake like usual. I tried a couple of gluten free flours/methods but without much success to imitate the results of baking with wheat flour. After quite a bit of research, I finally decided to try Authentic Foods flours as they seem to […]

Steamed Pandan Cupcakes

Made these delicious steamed pandan cupcakes bright and early, for a Sunday anyway. 😁 Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil (plus a little more to oil the custard cups) 1/2 cup unsweetened […]

Rambutans

Rambutans in Costco??? Shocking! So Keith was in Costco last Saturday and came across these rambutans – he bought a pack and forgot to tell me about it till this afternoon, lol. I’m so surprised! It has been over 20 years since I last ate fresh rambutans. I remember as a child, I would often […]