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Deconstructed Apple Pie (minus the pie)

7 Dec


The lil one had finished his meal (a whole serving and a half) but he wanted more! “Give him some apple.” everyone chimed. So the lil one gets ¼ of a Japanese Fuji Apple, and amazingly finishes it.
What does one do with ¾ of an apple, 3 adults to feed for dessert, vanilla ice cream in the freezer, a still-warm oven and 20 mins to lil one’s wind-down time? 🙂 *lightbulb appears over head* Continue reading


ไหว้ (Wai) go to Thailand?

31 Jul

Thailand is really just a hop and a skip away from Singapore and I honestly do not remember how many times I’ve been there. Well, you can never get enough of Thailand! Even after so many visits (so much so you know exactly where to turn on the streets to get to your favourite shopping/ food haunt – you know how you get w countries to go to often? you just make a beeline for your creature comforts?), there’s always something new to see/ try! And that’s wai (pun intended) you’ll never tire of Thailand! And despite this trip being a work trip, my eyes were opened to new found delicacies and tummy was comforted to revisit old favourites! Let’s count them:

Kuay Teow Soup (Spicy)

This is really just like Singapore’s Fish Ball Noodles with a light and savoury broth and thin rice noodles. Very refreshing for a light morning meal 🙂

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Ginger Crème Brûlée

17 Aug

Ginger Crème Brûlée

It’s been far too long since my last post! Rest assured I have not retired, but am of late merely tired out! You see, R and I have a ‘bun in the oven’ and we’re expecting his arrival in about 4 – 7 weeks time! we’re extremely thrilled and we can’t wait! But at the same time I tire out easily (I hear some experienced moms saying – it’s only the beginning girl! – I know! I hear ya!) and we’ve been gearing up for the bun’s arrival 🙂 Continue reading

Blueberry, Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

30 Jun

Got hit by a sudden cake-making cookie-baking wind over the weekend and whipped up a batch of choc chip cookies and this beautiful tea-time cake (actually it’s an anytime cake, cos you’re allow to have cake ANYTIME). Wouldn’t have made this cake if I’d been able to get my hands on tiramisu ingredients at the supermarket. Well it was a blessing in disguise I suppose 🙂

It’s a simple recipe that I got from searching the blogosphere for successful tea time cakes and came across this one from joythebaker *yay!* she’d used Dorie Greenspan’s Perfection Pound Cake recipe from her Baking: My Home to Yours book. The cake (having kept it in the fridge for a couple of days) really reminds me of the sara lee pound cakes I used to eat when I was a child, whatever happened to Sara Lee? hardly see them around these days – they used to bombard our tv screens with such feel-good ads 🙂 Continue reading

Sydney Brekkie

16 Jun

Hello there Mate!

When you are Down Undah, it’s all about rising and sleeping early – with the most important meal being Brekkie/ Brekkers/ Breakfast 🙂 Our trip to Sydney this time was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had – taking each day as it came not planning what to do and where to go WAAAY in advanced and it was really refreshing to holiday like that. Hey R, we have to do this more often yea? So let’s see what early morning treasures we uncovered in Sydney 🙂
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Sticky Date Toffee Pudding

4 Mar

At long last! After years of trepidation and pure laziness and only wanting to eat Marmalade Pantry’s Sticky Date Toffee Pudding, I decided OK it’s really time for you to GET UP AND DO IT!

Thankfully I found me a fantastic recipe in one of my donna hay magazines and I made some for a tea party with old school friends and turned one into a birthday cake for one of them (trick candle and all *wink*, old-school style). Anyways here’s the recipe adapated from donna hay and my own ice cream recipe for you 🙂 Continue reading

A ♥-y Breakfast

25 Feb

Honestly, nothing says “You’re loved” like a hearty breakfast made by a loved one.

From the breakfasts of porridge made by my grandmother, to the toasts with fruits made by my mother and now my husband who makes me anything I fancy really 🙂 Continue reading

Matcha Sable Cookies

14 Jan

Made a whole batch of these for my cooking class on Saturday – and sprinkled some brown sugar on them 🙂 Delish!

They are really easy to make, put together some batter the night before in a matter of 20 minutes. I just cannot stand to wait for it to harden in the fridge!

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Tea at Tiffany’s

26 Oct

These yummy cupcakes might have been a little too decadent for breakfast and so I decided to have Tea at Tiffany’s instead 🙂 I’d been dreaming about making some chocolate cupcakes with this beautiful blue-coloured frosting – this is another way of giving yourself an awesome Robin-Blue treat at a fraction of the cost! You may not be able to wear it around your neck but it’ll sure make you feel like a million bucks! Continue reading

Honey Panna Cotta with Blueberries and Graham Crackers

13 Oct

If I remember correctly, I made this Honey Panna Cotta, which I adapted from A16: Food + Wine, because K had mentioned to me that she wanted very much to try Panna Cotta and if I could make some for her one day! Well, I gladly obliged 🙂 [On a side note, I must say that while A16’s food blew me away – not in a fancy moleculargastronomy sense but in a comfort food I can eat everyday sense, the cookbook, I found is a little hard to follow/ tedious in its recipes. This I suppose makes my meal at A16 that much more precious 🙂 All visitors to San Fran Listen Up! A16 is a must go you hear me?]

Anyways back to the dessert, I made a no. of modifications along the way ’cause I didn’t want to spend TOO much time making buckwheat cookies, so here’s my adaptation of A16’s Honey Panna Cotta: Continue reading

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