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COLORFUL SUGAR COOKIES

COLORFUL SUGAR COOKIES

So, it is one week before Christmas. Last year around this time, baking cookies was the last thing on my mind. Well, …

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

I have absolute weakness for pineapple upside-down cake. Seriously. I love..love… this cake. And I got butterfly in my stomach when I …

SAFFRON SCONES

SAFFRON SCONES

After making the sour cream scones a while back, I decided to use up the saffron I had in the pantry. Hearing …

SOUR CREAM SCONES

SOUR CREAM SCONES

I’ve said it many many times that baking is definitely not my forte. However, bakery and pastry are my favorite things to …

BAKED BUNS

CHINESE BAKED BUNS

Yes, I know..more and more buns. I gotta satiate my cravings for buns. These are baked however, not steamed like the usual …

MARMALADE PUDDING CAKE

MARMALADE PUDDING CAKE

I’m not into decorating cakes and stuff like that. Or maybe I should say I don’t have much patience to do so. …

COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS

COCONUT-FILLED STEAMED BUNS

I, of course, blame my recent cravings to different food on our second baby in the tummy (I know it’s not you, …

CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS

CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS

We always have bananas at home and sometime they do get overripe. I like bananas, but eating the over ripen bananas kinda …

CARROT-COCONUT COOKIES

CARROT-COCONUT COOKIES

Yes, I do bake. Every now and then Simple things. This carrot-coconut cookies are easy drop cookies (meaning they don’t require me …

MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIE

MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES

Recently my 2-year old daughter has also learned about the simple pleasure of having cookies (yes, blame the mama!). It’s a once-in-a-while …

SNOW-COVERED CHOCOLATE COOKIES

SNOW-COVERED CHOCOLATE COOKIES

The inspiration to make these cookies came from Martha Stewart’s website. There was espresso in the original recipe and I didn’t use …

SEMOLINA CAKE WITH COCONUT

SEMOLINA CAKE WITH COCONUT

I purchased a big bag of semolina flour few months ago and for some reason, I just never got to using it. …

PEAR-DROP TARTLETS

PEAR-DROP TARTLETS

I used to tell myself that I’m not good at baking and that’s why I was a bit reluctant to try much …

QUICK PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS

QUICK PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS

It wasn’t very long ago I made Portuguese egg tarts from scratch. I have some leftover of the puff pastry and decided …

PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS

PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS

One of the positive legacies of Portuguese colonial rule is their Portuguese egg tarts. My first encounter with the Portuguese egg tarts …

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