Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Crackles (Recipe)

I love to eat cookies and before I started baking, Pepperidge Farm cookies are my favourite. They still taste great to me, but really, once I started to bake, nothing tastes better than freshly-baked cookies, and I love how the whole house smells like cookies. 🙂 I tried a few recipes that I found online before but they didn’t turn out all that great and I thought it was due to my poor baking skills. However, after trying out Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook, I am convinced that sometimes, all you need is really a good recipe! So don’t give up! For the longest time I thought I was just cursed and could never produce a decent baked good. Well, this was the first cookie I tried baking from her book and my first attempt. If I can do it, so can you! By the way, I highly recommend this book. I have tried 3 recipes so far and all have turned out looking pretty and tasted great. I can’t wait to share these recipes with you! The first one I’ll be sharing today is Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Crackles. Read More »

The husband’s birthday cake: Lemon-curd with swiss meringue buttercream ombré cake 

In following the tradition of baking a birthday cake for my husband every year (a tradition that has only started last year really), I began to starting looking through Pinterest to look for some inspiration a week before his birthday for some inspiration. A picture of an ombre cake piqued my curiosity and then many clicks later, I decided to try making one!Read More »

Nostalgic childhood treats: Iced Gems (Recipe) 

These are the biscuits I love to eat as a child but I only got to know what they are called a few months ago! Everyone I knew in Singapore spoke about these biscuits so fondly and how they would eat them (only icing, throw away the biscuits/love the biscuits, hate the icing/pop the whole thing in) but none of us knew the name of these delightful treats. It was only when I am now faraway from home and to my utter surprise, found these biscuits in a local supermarket a couple of months back, that I know what they are called! Read More »

Want a quick dessert tonight? Try Gordon Ramsay’s Bread and Butter Pudding. (Recipe) 

I love desserts. And Friday nights. I like to think that meals on Friday nights should be a little more special – kind of a way to celebrate the approaching weekend, and a nice home-made dessert was that little extra special thing I wanted to do this Friday.

I envisioned something sweet, warm and fresh-out-of the-oven for dessert, but I didn’t have the time to spend hours on making one dessert. Baking cakes, pies and biscuits was out; I just didn’t feel like putting in so much work. So I turned to Mr Gordon Ramsay for some inspiration, and his Bread and Butter Pudding recipe caught my eye. Perfect. One of those just-put-everything-in-a-bowl-and-throw-it-in-the-oven kind of recipes. My favourite kind of recipe. 🙂 Read More »