Cakes, Desserts, Food on Youtube, Sweet Recipes

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)

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Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

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, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

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

Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Crème Légère

The crepe cake has become incredibly trendy in recent years, featuring in high end patisseries and bakeries with their delicate and perfect layers showing when you slice into it. Crepe cakes can be quite pricey if you buy them but as I found out, making your own crepe cake saves a lot of money and… Continue reading Crepe Cake with White Chocolate Crème Légère

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Vegan Chocolate Praline Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Pastry Cream

This week on Bake Off, the tent went all vegan with eggs, milk, butter, honey and meat thrown out of the tent. The signature was to make vegan savoury tartlets with two different fillings, the technical challenge was a tropical fruit pavlova made using aquafaba instead of egg whites and the showstopper was to make… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Praline Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Pastry Cream

Cakes, Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This week saw the Bake Off tent get all spicy with its first ever Spice Week. 3 Hollywood Handshakes were awarded in the signature ginger cake challenge, the ma’amoul technical was, well, technical and the biscuit chandelier showstopper left some bakers’ fate hanging in the balance. I decided to try my own version of the… Continue reading Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Desserts, Sweet Recipes

White Chocolate and Black Sesame Blancmange

Dessert Week hit the Bake Off tent with meringue roulades rolling around the tent, the blancmange technical giving each baker a bit of a wobble and showstopping melting chocolate ball desserts. I took inspiration from the technical challenge for my Bake Off inspired recipes this week. Blancmange is a very retro and kitsch dessert to… Continue reading White Chocolate and Black Sesame Blancmange