4 Jun

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am addicted to baking. It has been 5 days since my last bake.

I can’t stop thinking about what I can next bake/ make and am always hoping for a window of free time long enough for a batter to be made and baked or for dough to rise. Sometimes even (some say irrationally) considering squeezing in a bake sesh 5 minutes before midnight. Butter, eggs, sugar and flour are my security blankets – I wouldn’t know what to do without them. When people think of going shopping they think of going to Zara/ Mango but I think of going to Phoon Huat. I sit in front of the oven mesmerized by cookies baking just as kids sit in front of (now flat-screen) televisions mesmerized by a cartoon.

Do you think I might be addicted?

Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apple Pie Macaron - Cinnamon Macaron with Apple Caramel filling

Apple Pie Macaron

Green Tea Macarons with Azuki (Red Bean) Filling

Vanilla Macarons with Strawberry White Chocolate Filling

Lightly Crackled Pink Grapefruit Macarons with Grapefruit White Chocolate Filling Dusted with Crushed Pistachios


14 Responses to “Addicted”

  1. GAMALIEL June 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    HAHAHA. Char, Ryan is a very blessed man 🙂

    • char June 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

      On behalf of Ryan – Ian, indeed i am!

      • Miki June 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

        I totally know what you mean. If I had lots of money – I’d make my dream kitchen and equip them with all my favorite gadgets from the world, and I’d be in there cooking and baking all day long! (other than occasional girly shopping and eating out) arghhh I wish I wish!!

      • char June 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

        miki chan! you’re like me! addicted to baking we shd form bakers anonymous 🙂

  2. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker June 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Yay! Welcome to the crazy world of food blogging dear char! Looking forward to your baking adventures 🙂

    • char June 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

      WHEE!! hello mrs multitasker! i heart your blog pics btw! it must be your awesome camera 🙂 there’ll be more on this blog for sure! whee!

  3. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker June 5, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    Eh got teeny tiny bit of skill involved ok!!! Seriously though having a good eye is absolutely the most important thing. I’ve seen some gorgeous drool-worthy pictures taken with little point and shoot cameras, and terribly boring pictures taken with expensive Canon DSLR’s. But hey, from what I see here it looks like you’ve got a good eye 🙂

    • char June 5, 2010 at 12:17 am #

      it’s a lot of work i’m sure! 🙂 and thank you!!!

  4. Sarah Wong June 25, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    I really like your photos Char! and its making me hungry! ): haha i want to learn how to make Macarons!

    • char June 25, 2010 at 8:50 am #

      Sass! 🙂 thank you!! I should really perfect it then i can show you 🙂 maybe when you’re back this time?

  5. Aunty LL July 5, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    I also love baking…. but only know how to bake rock buns :D. Perhaps we should have weekend lessons – why dont you run classes? I will be your first student. Just had the best macaroons in Sydney, costing the earth – 8 pieces for A$10.00!

    • char July 5, 2010 at 9:13 am #

      HELLO AUNTY LL!! 🙂 i didnt know you could bake! you must bake for us one day! weekend lessons? hahah maybe! 8 pcs for $10? is v cheap aunty ll esp if they were the best you’ve had! Singapore Macs cost like $2-$3+ per macaron! it’s ridiculous and it suspect not even THAT good 🙂 the only ones i’ve tried that are awesome are from ET Artisan Sweets 🙂

  6. Joy July 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Hey Charlotte! Your marcoons and cookies look soodelicious! I wanna eat them! You should set up a shop Charlotte! I’ll be you no.1 customer! ohh.. Im currently baking peanut butter and cornflakes cookies with my friends :)but its kinda too sweet. But is fun!

    • char July 16, 2010 at 1:26 am #

      hey joy 🙂 thank you so much! you had the cookies before right? 🙂 hahaha it’s my dream to set up a shop! maybe one day 🙂
      wow peanut butter and cornflake cookies!! gimme some!

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