Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

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I started making this hot chocolate as a way to use up a huge block of couverture premium dark chocolate that I had lying around in the back of my fridge (don’t ask me why I had it in the first place, that’s a very long story). Continue reading Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies are THE ULTIMATE cookies. They are my absolute favourite and never fail to impress a crowd. Scoop them out onto a baking tray and freeze. They store well in the freezer for weeks in a zip lock bag. When you have guests, just pop them in the oven (no need to thaw) and about 20 minutes later, you would have turned your guests into devotees. Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tiramisu Ice Cream

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We have been invited to a friend’s place for a BBQ this weekend and I offered to bring dessert. I couldn’t make up mind between making Coconut Ice Cream or Tiramisu I even sent text messages the hosts asking for their preference. But I still couldn’t settle on the dish I preferred more and I really didn’t want to make both (this was Mangy’s helpful suggestion). In a very rare state of affairs, I actually had all the ingredients at home to make both desserts which really didn’t help my cause. I wanted the flavours of Tiramisu, but the chilly creaminess of a nice homemade ice cream.  Continue reading Tiramisu Ice Cream

Pandan & Coconut Chiffon Cake


Mangy goes nuts about chiffon cakes, so I make it fairly often at home. While I usually get a really nice fluffy cake, I struggle to reach the heights of store bought chiffon cakes. I tried tweaking my recipe in all sorts of ways with no luck. Until one night, I had a brain wave. Perhaps, my tin was simply too large for the recipe I was using? Continue reading Pandan & Coconut Chiffon Cake

Candied Cashews

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This hardly a recipe, just something I throw together when we haven’t got snacks in the house and we’re craving for something sweet. These nuts are so morish on their own and also  go really well over ice ream. The salt is a must as it cuts through all that sugary sweetness and makes the nuts taste like salted caramel, so don’t skip it!  Continue reading Candied Cashews