Cream Cheese and Blueberry Pound Cake

Where has our summer gone to? Not that I’m complaining weather-wise, since the cooler weather has allowed me to bake, bake, and bake. But at the same time, it feels so strange…it feels like we’re bypassing summer straight to fall. Not only that, school will be starting in another three weeks. Yikes! Breathe, Chris…breathe. :) […]

Banana Chiffon Cake

I think we’ve discovered another family favorite today. :D I first saw a banana chiffon cake recipe a few years ago but I never did get around to trying it. Then recently, I came across another banana chiffon recipe, this time in Martha Stewart’s new cake book – Martha Stewart’s Cakes. It renewed my interest once again and I […]

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Keith and I have gone through two cakes (and I don’t mean slices) and are now cutting into our third one in just four days. I mean somebody has to try them to make sure they are good before I actually post the recipe, right? :D Since it is apple season, I wanted to make an apple dish but without using any […]

Coconut Agar-Agar

Happy Fourth of July! No huge cookout for us (especially since Cyber decided to keep us up all night last night…thank goodness it’s a holiday today!) but I’ve managed to muster up some energy :D to make one of my favorite summer desserts – coconut agar-agar. Agar-agar is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, and was more […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake Made With Homemade Pandan Paste

The ultimate test for the homemade pandan paste is of course, the Pandan Chiffon Cake. This cake with its light and tender texture, as well as its tall and regal state, in addition to its delicious, traditional pairing of pandan and coconut flavors is truly a Malaysian classic. Using homemade pandan paste to make this family favorite was a total […]

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tarts

Next up is CNY treat #5 – the extremely time-consuming, labor-intensive, but oh so delicious Pineapple Tarts! This time, I decided to try Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover’s latest melt-in-your-mouth dough recipe. If there is any doubt that this is truly melt-in-your-mouth, let me dispel that notion right now. It is the ultimate, most tender Pineapple […]

Crispy Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Crunch! Hear the sound? No? I guess you’ll just have to make these delicious cookies yourself. Back when I was growing up, the only kind of cookies that I liked were the crispy ones. It took me a while to learn to appreciate the soft, chewy kinds that are commonly found here but my first love will always […]

Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and I’ve just finally started making CNY treats. The first on the list is the super-delicious, melt-in-the-mouth peanut cookies. These tiny morsels of decadent peanuty goodness are so dangerously additive, I hope they last till CNY. 10 more days to go! :D Recipe from Bread et Butter with slight changes 2 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts 1 cup […]

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

I’ve wanted to make a strawberry-flavored chiffon cake for forever. :D However, it was a tad tricky trying to figure out how to introduce the flavor without compromising the structure and texture of the cake. I was a little hesitant about using fresh strawberries with their high water content for exactly this reason. Not only that, I wanted to avoid using artificial flavorings and/or colors, which […]

Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier, which at this point means eating more veggies, drinking more water, reducing sugar intake, and replacing refined flours and grains with whole flours and grains whenever possible. Wish me luck! :D For my very first baking attempt for the year, I decided to make King Arthur Flour’s Yogurt-Cranberry […]