Kinako Linzer Cookies

Kinako Linzer Cookies

Kinako is probably one of the most used dessert ingredients in Japan. Its unique golden hue and distinct nutty aroma reminds me of a ohagi that I’ve had once in Japan. If you recall one of my recent recipes, Sesame Caramel Kinako Butterscotch Bars, I used kinako as a supplementary flavour alongside the more pronounced black sesame. I am prettyRead more

Fresh Kiwifruit Tarts with Coconut White Chocolate Cream

Kiwifruit Tarts

Have you ever had a yellow-fleshed kiwifruit? The first time I’ve ever had one was a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, it was surprisingly juicy and sweet. Also, they are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, E, potassium, and fiber. Just cut, scoop & enjoy! I love the beautiful look of the seeds in the center, and their crunchyRead more

Pistachio Raspberry Financiers

Pistachio Raspberry Financier

What do you do when you are stressed out? You know it, I like to bake. I may not eat much of what I bake, but I just take a deep breath and enjoy the process. Having fond memories of my vacation in Paris, I felt the need to bake something French. When you thinkRead more

Memories of Paris 2016

Tarte Tango

This year would be my third time in Paris. Working in a French bakery with an exceptionally generous owner, I am lucky to tag along to go with Paris with sponsored accomodation. In the past two years I’ve done pastry courses to broaden my professional skills and knowledge, so I haven’t had the opportunity toRead more

Guava Lemon Tart

Guava Lemon Tart

If I had a list of top ten desserts, the classic French tarte au citron would be one of them. It is simply a buttery pastry shell filled with a rich and tart lemon curd. The contrast of crumbly and silky textures, and sweet and tart flavours are just irresistible. How can I make somethingRead more

Mango Kefir Panna Cotta & Coconut Honey Shortbread

Mango Kefir Panna Cotta with Coconut Shortbread

A few weeks ago, I received an email about Donia Farm‘s new grass-fed milk and their line of kefir products, and they invited me for a farm tour. Donia Farm is local family dairy farm about 30 minutes away from where I live. They’ve recently started selling their grass-fed milk. Their nutritional value is higherRead more

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