Desserts

Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

**Please check out an updated version of this recipe by clicking here** One of my favourite sweet dim sum to have at yum cha is 椰汁糕 or Coconut Milk Pudding. It’s a very light little morsel of coconutty goodness and is also wonderfully refreshing but doesn’t require a lot of effort to make yourself at… Continue reading Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

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Product Reviews

Product Review: Beech’s Fine Chocolates Milk Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

I’ve written a few recipes and reviews of Beech’s Fine Chocolates on my blog and they have been fantastic enough to provide me with some of their products ranging from Lime and Chilli Dark Chocolate to their Crystallised Stem Ginger to review and use in some of my recipes. Beech’s Fine Chocolates is a UK-based… Continue reading Product Review: Beech’s Fine Chocolates Milk Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Blogging

My Review of 2016

2016 was a tragic year for all, with the deaths of legends in the entertainment industry such as Victoria Wood, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Sir Terry Wogan, David Bowie (and the list goes on and on!) and we also cannot forget about the huge changes in the futures of the UK with Brexit and the… Continue reading My Review of 2016

Biscuits

Trying the #GBBO Technical Challenge: Coconut Viennese Whirls in 80 minutes

I’m trying to recreate the Bake Off Technical Challenges at home. Each week, I will be discussing how I got on with the bake, posting pictures of some stages, providing my own commentary as well as the recipe, a Bake Off style judging and where I think I would finish and my reflections. Some of… Continue reading Trying the #GBBO Technical Challenge: Coconut Viennese Whirls in 80 minutes

Bread

Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

A staple of the Chinese bakery is the Cocktail Bun. This Chinese bun, found in every Hong Kong bakery, is an enriched sweet bun with a buttery sweet coconut filling. It is said that this bun came about when a baker didn’t want to throw away any unsold breads so he crumbled it up with… Continue reading Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

Cakes

White Chocolate, Brazil Nut and Coconut Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are such a simple cake to make, there’s no need to line a tin with baking parchment or preheat the oven to 180°C. They are cooked on a griddle pan on the hob almost like a pancake. They are a true Welsh classic originating from the early 19th Century with fat and sugar… Continue reading White Chocolate, Brazil Nut and Coconut Welsh Cakes

Biscuits

GBBO Alternative Ingredient Week Challenge 5: Refined Sugar-Free Coconut Flapjacks

Week 5 and The Great British Bake Off has gone all Alternative Ingredient, that is to say free-from baking. I’m not the biggest fan of free-from baking because it often means sourcing strange flours from a store that is 12 miles away. So when I read the 3 challenges this week, I wasn’t sure which… Continue reading GBBO Alternative Ingredient Week Challenge 5: Refined Sugar-Free Coconut Flapjacks