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Gluten free macadamia nut bread

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups raw, unsalted macadamia nuts 1/4 cup honey 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs 1 large egg white Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center. Add the macadamia nuts to a […]

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Simple Macarons Recipe

My kids love macarons, well, I think a lot of kids do. Whenever we go out and pass by them, they will always ask me to buy and I will be very reluctant as one will cost $2.50 – $3.00, which is super expensive for something with loads of sugar. As you know, sugar is […]

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Ondeh Ondeh

Ingredients250g Glutinous rice flour200ml Pandan juice150g Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), finely chopped100g Grated coconut (get from wet market and tell them to grate the coconut without the skinPinch of Sea salt   MethodThe thought of coconut and gula melaka always perks me up. However, this is a dish where you will only eat a few but […]

Festive, Pastries

Kueh Bangkit

Ingredients500g Tapioca starch500g Grated fresh coconut150g Caster sugar2 Egg yolks, medium2-3 Pandan leaves, for extracting the juiceButter, for buttering tray to prevent stickiness MethodThe technique in this recipe is actually frying the tapioca starch. So when you opened the packet of starch, feel it and it should feel heavy and dense with moisture. Heat up […]

Festive, Pastries

Pineapple Tarts 黄梨塔

Ingredients400g Plain flour50g Corn flour (not corn starch)1/4 tsp Salt280g Unsalted butter, hard3 Egg yolks, beaten3 tbsp Cold water (or iced water)6 tbsp Icing sugar1/2 tsp Vanilla extract1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp water (for glazing on the tart) MethodIn 2014, I made pineapple paste from about 10-15 pineapples and the work was just tedious. […]

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Chocolate Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache

IngredientsDark chocolate ganache (See recipe here)288g Ground almonds, sifted492g Icing sugar, sifted40g Cocoa powder, sifted227g Egg whites, aged (left in fridge for a day)75g Caster sugar11g Egg white powder, sifted with sugar  MethodSift ground almonds and icing sugar.Whisk aged egg whites till stiff peaks.Add caster sugar to meringue after the egg whites reach soft peaks.Sift caster […]

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French Meringue Macarons with Lemon Ganache

IngredientsLemon ganache (See recipe here)288g Ground almonds, sifted488g Icing sugar, sifted245g Egg whites, aged (left in fridge for a day)90g Caster sugar23g Egg white powder, sifted with sugarGel colouring, as required  MethodPreheat oven to 165 deg C.Sift ground almonds and icing sugar.Whisk aged egg whites till stiff peaks.Add caster sugar to meringue after the egg […]

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Lemon Ganache

Ingredients16ml Lemon zest172ml Lemon juice172g Egg yolks107g Sugar32g Butter #1, softened590g White chocolate, melted161g Butter #2, softened  MethodCook lemon zest, juice, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl over a pot till 88 deg C.Remove from heat and stir in butter #1.Melt white chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.Add butter #2.Add […]

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Dark Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients500ml Cream 35%59ml Trimoline a.k.a. Invert sugar550ml Chocolate 70%50g Butter, softened  MethodAdd cream and trimoline and boil.Heat up a pot of water and place a bowl on the pot.Melt chocolate in it. This is ensure that the chocolate will not be burnt.After chocolate is fully melted (stir it gently), remove from heat and let it […]