- Tried & Tasted -

Monday, 20 February 2017

Sourdough Gula Melaka (Coconut Palm Sugar) Cinnamon Rolls

Gula Melaka (coconut palm) is a type of palm sugar made from boiling down sap obtained from flowering spike or tapping the palm trees. It is widely used in South East Asia in cooking and baking. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Pooh Bear Cheese Tart

Piglet: "How do you spell love?"
Pooh: "You don't spell it - you feel it."

Cheese tarts that will melt your heart. It did for me. Too cute to be eaten. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Cup-a-do-da-doo! Candied Orange Mini Rooster Cupcakes

This was my girl's last baking project with me before her school reopens for a new academic year. As the lunar new year fast approaches, this is the year of the rooster, she caught sight of cakes and cookies that were decorated with the rooster motif and requested to make some mini cupcakes and decorate it with simple ingredients to welcome the year of the Rooster.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Homemade Sourdough Raisin Brioche

Christmas is 8 sleeps away! I was trying to make a Christmas bread using sourdough levain and this was how this recipe came about. But I was hesitant to go all out, as it required me to use different kinds of dried fruits and candied citrus which I am not willing to forgo if the bake did not turn out right. After all, it is my first try in making a panettone.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Seeded Spelt Sourdough Boule

I'm incorporating an ancient grain into my bake today. Spelt, Triticum spelta, is a hardier and more nutritious grain compared to the modern wheat. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate brings back good memories of winters spent on the snow covered Mount Hood, Oregon. Snow covered slopes filled with lots of thrill seeking skiers.

Time flew by when we played in the snow but nature never failed to remind us the cold that created the wintry scene. We would unwillingly huddle into Timberline Lodge to sip pipping hot cups of chocolate and enjoyed the wintry scene around us through the huge wooden framed windows of the lodge.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Rum Soaked Christmas Fruit Cake


It's the time of the year for baking and eating fruit cakes. I have been using this recipe to bake fruit cake ever since I started. I like this recipe as it uses only molasses sugar (dark unrefined sugar) and that explained why the little bricks of fruit cake that I baked are so much darker in color. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Olive Sourdough Boules

Yes, more sourdough bread. As I slowly (but surely) gained more confidence in making the basic sourdough bread, I tried mixing in more interesting ingredients into the dough to give variety to the daily bread that my family eats.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Hearty Whole Wheat Sourdough Boules with Poppy & Pumpkin Seeds,

'Earthy' was how a friend describe this sourdough boule. It was downright earthy because it was made with organic whole wheat flour from Bob's Red Mill. The earthiness paired well with the nutty flavors of poppy and pumpkin seeds that was added. A hearty bread indeed