One Bite Pine Nut Cookies

Just as 2017 just started, I am looking forward to the start of another year – the year of the rooster. Last year I created a brown butter walnut cookie recipe for the #ChineseNewYearParty. I am excited to participate this year’s #SweetLunarNewYear with these one bite pine nut cookies. I created the recipe to revisit my fondRead more

Nutty Icebox Cookies

The holidays are all about the COOKIES! This is the busiest time of the year for many people, definitely for me too as I like to bake edible gifts. Praises from family and friends make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Every year I try to make something different, as the flavours, ingredients, and shapesRead more

Mango Kefir Panna Cotta & Coconut Honey 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

Azuki Brioche Rolls with Matcha Mascarpone

Azuki (red bean) filling is one of my favourite Asian sweet ingredients. The best I’ve had to date was the koshi-an I had in Kyoto, Japan as an exchange student. I took a wagashi (traditional Japanese confection) course from school in the second semester. The craft is a unique part of traditional Japanese culture. Wagashi has a strong emphasisRead more

Salty White Chocolate Hazelnut Blueberry Cookies

I think the first time I baked a chocolate chip cookie was when I was in elementary school. I probably baked the recipe behind the Hershey’s Chipits package. I thought it tasted amazing the first time I had it fresh. But I always wondered how they make cookies chewy, you know, the big mass-produced ones sometimes foundRead more

Browned Butter Chinese Walnut Cookies

The Chinese walnut cookie (he.tao.su / hap.to.so) is my favourite traditional Chinese cookie. This Chinese New Year I am in search of the perfect recipe. When I was doing research, I realized that this might be the most popular cookie in all of China. According to a story I read, it originated in Jingdezhen, in the Jiangxi province, the ceramics capital ofRead more

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