Baking

Theme: Green Cookbook: The Real Taste of Indonesia The first thing that came to mind for ‘green’ week was a pandan cake so I looked through my cookbooks for a recipe. I only had one pandan cake recipe in all my cookbooks, but one was all I needed. Pandan chiffon cake brings me back to […]

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Theme: Silky Cookbook: Secrets of the Red Lantern by Pauline Nguyen When I was writing the title for this post, I was quite shocked to realise that I am now more than 10 weeks behind in the Cookbook Challenge!! We are currently in the middle of Week 36. Gee, it gets harder and harder to […]

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Theme: Chocolate Cookbook: The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook by Jennifer Graham Ah, chocolate! It always surprises me to find females who don’t like chocolate since I absolutely love it! It would have to be my number 1 dessert ingredient. 99% of the time I will choose a chocolate dessert over a fruit based one. I […]

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Theme: Red Cookbook: The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf Things might be quiet around here as I’m currently on holiday in the US. I had grand plans to complete and post the Cookbook Challenge weeks I would be missing before I left and while I managed to finish the cooking, I didn’t finish the […]

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Theme: Muffins Cookbook: The Australian Women’s Weekly Bake At a recent Australian Day BBQ where I brought along Oreo cupcakes, a few of us were discussing the difference between muffins and cupcakes. They seem to be interchangeable terms with the paper wrappers and look relatively similar, especially when muffins have wrappers. After some Googling, we […]

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Theme: Love Cookbook: Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan Love was an appropriate theme for this week’s Cookbook Challenge with Valentine’s Day this week. Valentine’s Day this year also happens to fall on the same day as Chinese New Year’s Day so it was a busy weekend for us! I wanted to […]

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Theme: Mixed Cookbook: delicious. quick smart cook by Valli Little Inspiration abandoned me this week and on Friday night I was still thinking of what to make. Then I realised that I wouldn’t have much time for cooking this weekend so ideally I would have to make something on the Friday night. The first thing […]

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The obvious recipe for me to make for this week’s “cool” theme was more frozen dessert. I was going to try a sorbet since I have only made an ice cream and frozen yoghurt, but it seemed rather boring since I have used my ice cream maker the previous two weeks in a row! I […]

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Theme: Sweet Cookbook: How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson This week’s choice of recipe was based solely on ingredients. I had a block of cream cheese and a block of milk chocolate that was expiring in a few days so I was looking for a recipe with both cream cheese and milk […]

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Theme: Soft Cookbook: The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander The first time I tried to make this recipe was a few months ago. I had agreed to make a birthday cake for hubby’s cousin and found out he likes cheesecakes, so what better recipe to use than one that had “best ever” in its name? […]

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