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 […]

Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Minis

Over the holidays, we discovered the Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Minis at Costco! Holy moly, they are so awesomely delicious!!! Coconuty, not too sweet (51% less sugar than the leading brand) but that just makes it so easy to eat more, lol, gluten-free, dairy-free – be still my heart! Zero sodium!!! I’m currently on quite […]

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 […]

Coconut Pandan Bread (Tangzhong Method)

Love this light and fluffy, coconut, pandan-flavored bread! It is so easy to make with a bread machine and the bread is delicious as is or slathered with kaya, a coconut jam that is a staple in most Malaysian households. Enjoy! Adapted from the Classic Sandwich Bread recipe by King Arthur Flour 3 cups unbleached […]

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 […]

Pulut Inti

Back when I was growing up, I was never too keen on kuih because I found most of them overly sweet. After living without them for more than a decade, I find myself craving some traditional kuih I grew up with (they are very much part of my childhood after all). As I learn how to make some […]

Kuih Bangkit II

Last but certainly not least, my CNY treat #6 is Kuih Bangkit. Kuih Bangkit is a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth coconut-flavored cookie. It is in fact my all-time favorite CNY cookie! Here’s the problem – it is probably (for me) the most challenging cookie to make. Most Kuih Bangkit recipes use tapioca flour (aka tapioca starch), which […]