Ol’ Cinnamon Roll (566 calories per serve)


Cinnamon rolls. I haven’t had them in ages and I had forgotten how much I liked them until now. There’s nothing quite like freshly baked cinnamon rolls that fill the kitchen with its smell long before it’s ready to eat. The cream cheese frosting is also my favourite but our nephews like to eat it…

Sponge Cake Tiramisu (623 calories per serve)


This is not a typical tiramisu using those Italian ladyfingers. It uses a microwave sponge cake and is one of my most popular recipes, particularly for my parents. Their friends love it too and they often talk about how I must make it for them again. But I’ve been reluctant over recent years because it’s…

Choc Mint Ice Cream (216 calories per serve)


I’m not a choc mint kind of person but my brother is a die-hard fan. But after making it from scratch, I fell in love with this one. There’s a beautiful balance between the creaminess and freshness of this flavour that is further enhanced by the dark chocolate chunks. I hope you enjoy it just…

Next-Day Almond Croissants


Every time I make croissants, I make a generous batch that has a few leftovers for the next day. But they’re always best eaten fresh. No matter how crispy the shells are fresh out of the oven, they soften by the next day. So the best way to fix up day-old croissants are to turn…

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…