Pineapple Tarts

About a couple of weeks ago, I had lost my mind when I decided to make pineapple tarts when it’s not even Chinese New Year. It’s not that they are only eaten during Chinese New Year but I typically reserved making them for special occasions because holy moly, they are so tedious and time-consuming to […]

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

With my Southeast Asian roots, I knew immediately what I wanted to make with my leftover egg yolks from making financiers both times – kaya (aka coconut jam)! The first time, I made pandan kaya using my homegrown pandan leaves. The second round, I made regular kaya where part of the sugar is caramelized first […]

Lemon Thyme Financiers

Made financiers for the first time early October – I was aiming for a lemon thyme flavor but of course, I had no fresh lemon or lemon extract at home, lol. I ended up using Fiori di Sicilia extract and topped the financiers with a blueberry or two and tiny sprigs of lemon thyme from […]

Fall Pick Your Own Fruits

Prior to making the apple cake in the last post, Keith and I had so much fun picking our own apples at a local farm (the apples were sooooooo delicious!). We also picked raspberries (we were surprised to find raspberries this late in the year) and Concord grapes, and cut a bouquet of gorgeous dahlias. […]

Apple Cake

Earlier in October, I baked Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table cookbook. Confession – I’m not a big fan of cinnamon so when I heard that this Apple Cake does not contain any cinnamon, I just knew I had to make it. 😁 The cake turned out absolutely delicious! I served […]

Sourdough Bread: The Journey Continues

While I agreed with so many of you (who had commented on Facebook) that less holes are better to keep the butter on the bread, I made a few changes to see if I can indeed produce a loaf with a more open crumb if desired. I essentially doubled the bulk fermentation and proofing time. […]

Steamed Salmon

I have been craving steamed fish lately and finally, made the dish after work today. It’s simple to put together (if you have all the ingredients) and is so delicious that I ate a huge plate of rice with it. 😋 3 medium-size salmon fillets Broccoli florets, however much you like and can fit on […]

Sourdough Bread

So, I had a day off on Monday and I pretty much spent that entire day attending to my sourdough bread dough, lol. I mentioned to Keith that while the process of making sourdough bread does bring me plenty of joy, it is also extremely time-consuming that I’m not sure if it’s worth my time […]

Pandan Coconut Sweet Rolls with Dried Cranberries

I made these Pandan Coconut Sweet Rolls with Dried Cranberries recently as an attempt to recapture the taste of a favorite childhood bread. Pandan and coconut is a classic pairing and a much loved flavor among Malaysians and Singaporeans. The Pandan Coconut bread typically contains a scattered amount of dark and golden raisins but I […]