Saturday, October 18, 2014

Yoghurt Cream Cake

I remember that in Year 4, my judo trainings were filled with our Year 5 seniors complaining about the dreaded Project Work. From the intense work to the horrible group mates… well, I can’t say I was anticipating it, coming into Year 5.

Just a short disclaimer: My PW experience definitely does not reflect everyone else’s, because of different group mates and of course, different teachers.


Now that PW is pretty much over (with just OP and I&R – the two least group-ish components – left), I can say, with quite some pleasant surprise, that PW was not quite as bad as I had expected. Of course, it’s largely due to my luck in being allocated some great group mates.

They say you learn to understand yourself better in group work and certainly, I have come to understand what I don’t like and what I probably shouldn’t do.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lemon Poppyseed Cheesecake


Sorry not sorry for not posting the past 9 or so days. I’ve been enjoying my post exam period very much. Here’s a little meditation or something to think about:

I would never admit it to anyone if they hadn’t brought it up first, but I’m lonely. And I guess most people are. Few can say truthfully that they don’t ever feel that desperate desire for some form of contact, emotional, mental or physical. And few will admit that they do.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Battle of the Crabs! @ Spice Brasserie

From young (and I mean really young) I have always loved to eat crabs. Which is why, when I was invited to Space Brasserie at ParkRoyal on Kitchener Road, I was elated. I can’t seem to find the right words to express this, but maybe telling you how it was would suffice.

You see, last week was a rather busy (that’s an understatement) week for me. I had 4 papers of my promotional exams and 2 were on Friday, the day after the tasting event at Spice Brasserie. But because there were crabs (!!) and it wasn’t going to end too late, I gave in to the temptation and forwent the studying. No regrets there.

We were served a few dishes that will be available in their Taste of Asia and Battle of the Crabs buffets once they launch on the 1st of October 2014.


But before I come to that, I must say, I was wow-ed by the spread that they offered. And unlike some buffets where quality is an issue, the quality of food here doesn’t disappoint.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whiskey Cola Cupcakes

Well, this is a nostalgic recipe. It has to be, for I am taking time out of my studying one (YES, ONE) day before my promotional exams to write this and make sure it gets to you, my readers. If I did not post it today, well, I can safely say it wouldn't be up till at least next friday.


When I first tried to make these cupcakes, I was a stumbling, nearly crumbling, 15 year-old making cupcakes for maybe the second or third time. With little knowledge as to how to properly fold, or whisk, or fill cupcake liners (I filled them full *gasp*), it's isn't much of a surprise - now - that they didn't turn out very well. Of course, the uninitiated and ignorant me did not really realise that. I wondered at why they were dense, heavy and barely edible. And like a typical first or second timer, I blamed the recipe.


As of now, I can't quite remember where I got the recipe from. But I do wish I could say a sorry to the poor blogger who was the target of my (internal, not verbalised) distress at that time. Her recipe was actually rather good.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mini Salted Caramel Cakes

Ah it's been two weeks since I've written on this space. My dear one week holiday is over, too quickly, as many of my peers would argue. But thankfully, I think I have spent this holiday very well indeed.


Contrary to popular believe, I am not a snaek, and neither am I a mugger. (Do google those two terms if they are unfamiliar.) Possibly no one will believe me, but I actually did not study much this holiday. At least, I did not do any extra studying for the coming promotional exams.


Granted, I did do a little studying, just to make up for all the sleeping and staring into space that I did during my classes during the previous term. Oh, I did a lot of it, I did.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Matcha Sakura Cake


These hyper-extended breaks are not doing me any good. But I can explain. I slept at 8 for two nights in a row this week, so forgive me. ‘Best sleep I’ve had in years’ is an understatement. And it’s on school nights.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hee Kee Desserts

It's been a while, guys! I've been taking a break... Okay, I'll admit I was due to get back onto the blog on the 7th of August, but kind of overstepped my break my about 2 weeks, thanks to the strenuous, sleep-depriving monster called JC.

I suppose many of you are expecting another recipe? Time for me to apologise, because what I have today is one of my rare food reviews! 


So, I was invited to a tasting session at Hee Kee Hong Kong Desserts 囍記 at Jurong Point shopping centre and I went back there a few more times afterwards, to try out some more of their decadent desserts. Needless to say, the tasting session had charmed me.

In view of possible short attention spans, as I've learnt recently, in some odd lesson or two.. I'll be sharing just some (stretching it at 7) I enjoyed tremendously.

The Durian Pancake - sweet durian puree, whipped cream in a crepe with coconut.
$3.30 per piece, $6 for two


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Miso Chocolate Bread (Panasonic Bread Maker & Singapore Blog Awards)

If you came to my place, I’d tell you ‘oh no, don’t take those miso chocolate buns. They’re not good.’

Why would you want them? Don’t waste the calories. Just leave them there. I’ll get rid of them later.


I’ll get rid of them, down my contracting esophagus and into the ever churning abyss that is my stomach. But before that, I’ll pull them apart and feel the soft webs of baked gluten. I’ll see the molten chocolate flowing out the centre, then savour it, slowly, appreciating the backdrop of miso.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bread Maker Muah Chee (Panasonic Bread Maker & Singapore Blog Awards

Nope, I did not accidentally post something that’s not made in the Panasonic bread maker for the competition.


Believe it or not, this muah chee (just not the peanut portion), was made in the Panasonic bread maker.
The muah chee before coating in peanut :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rotiboy Loaf (Panasonic Bread Maker & Singapore Blog Awards!)

Aren't we all such busy people? When one reaches home after the sun sets and leaves before it rises, the possibility of freshly baked bread for breakfast everyday is almost nil. There’s simply no time! I’ll admit, even I have succumbed to the laziness – just look at when my last bread post was *whispers 2013*. I miss awfully the days of secondary school where I actually had the time to make bread for my family regularly.


It’s not unknown that bread can take a lot of time. Cakes take about 2 hours, from start to finish, and about 40 minutes of that time is baking. Cookies take about an hour at the most. Bread, on the other hand, takes about 4-5 hours each time. Granted, about 2 hours is resting time, another half an hour, baking time. But then, who has time for kneading, shaping and all the other processes that bread making requires.

That’s one of the reasons I have not avoided making the nostalgic rotiboy for so long.

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