Decadent Umeshu Konnyaku Jelly

All good things must come to an end and this time, it is my bottle of Extra Years aged Choya umeshu. Getting to the bottom of the bottle is rather exciting, because this means I can finally dig those divine plums out and do something with them. Considering they’re more than half my age, it … Continue reading

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Black Sesame Macarons with Buddha Hand’s Citron Buttercream

We don’t find the Buddha’s hand citron all year round but at this time, it is in abundance, although they are a tad pricey. I really love how beautiful they smell and how unusual they look. They smell like the hyperactive love child of yuzu and lemon. Interestingly, there’s no pulp and the entire fruit … Continue reading

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Lychee Macarons, with a hint of Peach

I’ve learnt a lot from this batch of macarons and that is they make me nervous every single time despite how familiar I am with them. I’ve also learnt that you should really only use aged egg whites and if you can’t afford to wait a day or two, then don’t bother making them. Lastly, … Continue reading

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Black Sesame Paste

It’s been raining for two days and I was really craving for some comfort dessert. Something warm, wholesome, not too sweet, and not too heavy will be perfect for weather like this. And voila, black sesame paste came to mind. In the neighbourhood where I spent my childhood was a shop, which was really more … Continue reading

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Pineapple Macarons

My goal of the week was to perfect (almost) one type of macaron and since Chinese New Year is round the corner, I thought I’d attempt to make one with pineapple and if it works, they’ll make lovely gifts for the festival. They’re not entirely difficult to make but you do need to have a … Continue reading

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Plum and Mango Wantons

A simple sweet twist to the regular wanton recipe and a healthier tea-time replacement. Ingredients: Fresh plums (halved and pitted) MangoWonton skinVegetable oil Method:.  Dice mango into bits. Fill inside of plum with a little mango and place flat side down on the middle of wanton skin. Wrap it up and deep fry in oil … Continue reading

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Adzuki Bean and Oatmeal Cookies

A classic cookie recipe with an oriental twist. This recipe produces chewy cookies that are not too sweet, but still packing with flavours and textures thanks to the black sugar, orange zest and adzuki beans.   Ingredients: 1 cup adzuki beans1.5 cups all-purpose flour2 cups instant oats1 cup pre-softened butter1 cup black sugar1/2 cup white … Continue reading

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