Bake Off 2019, Cakes, Desserts, Food on Youtube

Triple Layer Chocolate Drip Cake

Today’s recipe post marks the end of the Bake Off Bake Along for another year. I’m super proud that I have managed to bake along with all 10 weeks and that I have pushed myself to try new techniques such as the tangzhong method, yoghurt buttercream and mirror glazes. My Triple Layer Chocolate Drip Cake… Continue reading Triple Layer Chocolate Drip Cake

Bake Off 2019, Cakes, Desserts

Spiced Fig and Yoghurt Cake with Yoghurt Buttercream

The fourth signature of Bake Off 2019 was to make a cake using a cultured dairy product such as yoghurt or buttermilk. We saw Michael’s experiment with a raspberry cheesecake surprise stick to the tin and we saw David turn to the alcohol by adding limoncello to his cake. I combined one of my favourite… Continue reading Spiced Fig and Yoghurt Cake with Yoghurt Buttercream

Bake Off 2019, Cakes

Black Sesame and Matcha Angel Cake Slices

The first Technical Challenge of Bake Off 2019 was to make 6 of Prue’s Angel Cake Slices, a retro English cake.  Prue’s Angel Cake Slices consist of 3 layers of genoise sponge flavoured with lemon, raspberry and vanilla, sandwiched together with an Italian meringue buttercream and topped with feathered fondant icing. In my typical style,… Continue reading Black Sesame and Matcha Angel Cake Slices

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts, Food on Youtube

Pistachio Castella Cake (開心果古早味蛋糕)

I’m carrying the theme of my last blog post of making recipes being inspired by videos that I watch on YouTube and testing them out. Today I’m taking inspiration from a video by a Korean ASMR cooking channel called ‘Cooking tree 쿠킹트리’. Now I’m not the biggest fan of ASMR videos however the cakes, desserts… Continue reading Pistachio Castella Cake (開心果古早味蛋糕)

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Malaysian Steamed Sponge Cake (馬拉糕)

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake is one of my favourite dim sum items. It's soft, fluffy and no one can resist it when it comes out onto the table freshly steamed, fragrant and super comforting. Here's how you can make your own version at home without the need for any fancy mixers! Despite its name, the… Continue reading Malaysian Steamed Sponge Cake (馬拉糕)

Cakes, Chinese Recipes and Content, Confectionery

Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

There’s always a new recipe that you find by accident and it fast becomes a staple and that is most certainly the case with my Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)! Now I know that I’ve missed the Lunar New Year for this year at least but this Baked Glutinous Rice Cake is honestly… Continue reading Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

Cakes, Desserts

Party Ring Blondies

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog (and I feel I’ve said this multiple times before). I took a little extended break at the start of the year to focus on my exams and fortunately they went well but now I’m back and ready for business. For my first recipe back, I… Continue reading Party Ring Blondies