Holiday Gift Giving – Uncommon Goods

As the holiday approaches, there is a sudden urgency to do all the shopping within a short period of time. This year I might be running out of time to go out and shop. If you know me I love handmade goodies, hence I like giving edible gifts. Last month, I found out about UncommonGoods. They areRead more

Coconut Peach-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

The first upside-down cake that I have ever made was probably a recipe from my brother’s home economics class. I don’t recall why I didn’t take more cooking courses in high school while he did. It was probably because the teacher was especially strict about punctuality. I remembered I went in class about 5 minutesRead more

Apricot Marzipan Honey Thyme Tart

This summer pastry combines a few of my favourite things: flaky pastry, apricots, honey, and marzipan. I love the tartness of the luscious apricots with the sweet honey and marzipan. Fresh apricot is one of my favourite summer fruits. Its soft texture and floral flavour makes it a beautiful fruit to preserve. I occasionally makeRead more

Strawberry Pistachio Charlotte

Strawberry Pistachio Charlotte

The past few months all seem like a dream now. There is a reason to why I havnen’t updated my blog for so long. I have news to share: my brother and I have became owners of Beaucoup Bakery. This special place is where I started my pastry career. We cannot be more grateful toRead more

Citrus Earl Grey Tart

I love baking with the citrus family. Every spring I make a citrus dessert to “celebrate” the commencement of this wonderful season. This year’s winter in Vancouver has been colder and longer than usual, hopefully it will brighten up soon like the colours of this dessert. I love citrus tones in desserts because they add a very refreshingRead more

Toasted Whole Grain Scones

I love toasted whole grains, it brings out their best flavours when making baked goods. I was very excited to receive a care package from Rogers Foods, a local grains company. I’ve always liked using Rogers flours, especially their whole rye flour and unbleached all-purpose flour. As a baker, I always bake with unbleached flourRead more

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