Eclair Affair (260 calories per serve)


I used to hate eclairs. But I realised later on in life that it was only because I’ve had horrible ones growing up. The eclairs I had when I was growing up in Asia had this terrible filling that was very greasy, like the kind of mouthfeel you get with cheap, high-melting-temperature chocolates. Gross. So…

Dinosaur cookies (44 calories per serve)


My 3-year old daughter has been obsessed with dinosaurs for some time now. Her birthday is coming up soon and I asked her what kind of cake she wanted – and of course, she said a dinosaur cake. I thought I’d start experimenting with some dinosaur cookies first. They’d make a great topper for a…

Classic crispy croissant (375 calories per serve)


Two days or three days? It definitely takes more than one day to make a decent croissant. I found that there wasn’t too much difference between a 2 or 3 day croissant, but it made planning ahead easier. For the 2 day croissant, I make, laminate and shape the dough the afternoon before. I then…

Gooey salted caramel ice cream (392 calories per serve)


I remember many years ago when I tried my first salted caramel dessert. It absolutely blew my mind. I had no idea that a combination of salt and sweet could taste so good. Since then salted caramel has been one of my absolute favourite flavours so of course, I had to make it from scratch…

Angie’s Strawberry Ice Cream (245 calories per serve)


I bought an ice cream maker recently – a Cuisinart with compressor (because who has that much space in the freezer for a bowl??). Since then, I have been experimenting with at least one flavour a week. I quickly realised that I liked the egg-free, no-cook varieties better because I can make an ice cream,…

Nutty orange carrot cake (370 calories per serve)


Seven years ago, I made this nutty orange carrot cake. It was my seventh post on this website and until then, carrot cakes were a very rare feature of my diet. However, I have been making them more often nowadays as I found out it is my daughter’s favourite cake (for now). She likes carrot…

Strawberry yoghurt cake (379 calories per serve)


I made my first yoghurt cake a while ago and got hooked. It’s just brings out a light and fluffy taste to it. I have since started experimenting with various different fruits and berries into yoghurt cakes. We went to a strawberry farm last week and picked a lot of strawberries. My daughter was absolutely…

Addictive Apple Pie (493 calories per serve)


My daughter loves fruit and apples are one of her favourite because of its crunchy texture. She loves being able to hold it in her hand as she diligently bites around the core (in a very systematic way too!). We had some leftover apples and they were getting a bit too ripe for her to…

Baked sago pudding (270 calories per serve)


My friend had been craving baked sago pudding, something that is generally easy to find at yum cha restaurants. However, the yum cha restaurant we went to didn’t have baked sago pudding on their menu – shock horror! So I decided I’ll make one for her when she came to visit. I wasn’t sure which…

Baklava fingers (268 calories per serve)


One of my Mom’s favourite sweets is baklava. She refers to it as “that Turkish sweet” (hopefully I haven’t offended the Greeks reading this). I like my baklavas to be slightly crispy on the outside as opposed to being soggy and drenched in syrup. Unfortunately, the ones we buy at the shops are often quite…

Chocolate chip lactation cookies (83 calories per cookie)


So, I’ve got news … James and I have welcomed our first baby, Cora Rose. She is absolutely delightful and keeps us busy 24/7. I haven’t been cooking much (thankfully!) because my mother has kindly flown down to stay with us for 6 weeks to help out. To help with my milk supply, I started buying…

Classic creme caramel (306 calories per serve)


The first time I made creme caramel was when I was about 11 or 12 years old. My French teacher decided to invite us all to her house for the day for a French cooking lesson. We made creme caramel. It was amazing and surprisingly simple. For such an elegant dish, it really did not take…