Raspberry Panna Cotta [覆盆子意式奶冻]

Friday, 25 November 2016


Panna cotta, at its most basic, is just milk and cream jelly. The jelly may be served as it is, but that'd be quite boring.

How to liven up plain panna cotta?

Make it heart-shaped. Make it in bright colours.

免烤奥利奥芝士蛋糕 [中文版]

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


吉利丁是什么?
吉利丁=gelatine=明膠=鱼膠。

Bloom number 是什么?
吉利丁片、粉都有一个Bloom number。号码越低,吉利丁的凝固力越弱,味道越腥,透明度越低。

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Thursday, 18 August 2016


There're four ingredients in my no-bake cheesecake filling: yogurt, cream cheese, icing sugar, and gelatine.

There's no cream in the recipe.

Mango Mille Crepe Cake (芒果千层可丽饼蛋糕)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

mango mille crepe cake photo
Crepes may be tough and rubbery. Or they may be soft and delicate, that they fall apart in the pan when you flip them.

What makes good crepes good, and bad crepes bad?

Gluten.

Macarons, French Meringue Method (法式马卡龙)

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Here are 12 FAQ to help you make macarons:

1) Which almond flour?
I use Phoon Huat's superfine almond flour. PH sells three types of almond flour. Only the one labeled "SUPERFINE" is good for macarons.

Matcha Swiss Roll

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


This is another Swiss roll post, the third on this blog. 

My matcha sheet cake is barely sweet, to keep it in character with green tea which is drunk without sugar. It has quite little oil because matcha doesn't absorb much oil.

Marble Butter Sponge Cake (Tang Mian Method)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Tàng, 烫: scald. Miàn, 面: flour.

Tang mian is roux, made by cooking flour in bubbling hot butter.

Chocolate Swiss Roll (巧克力瑞士蛋糕卷)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


If you've never made Swiss roll before, or never made one successfully, please don't try my chocolate Swiss roll recipe.

Vanilla Swiss Roll (香草瑞士蛋糕卷)

Monday, 1 September 2014


There're a few common problems with making Swiss rolls: (1) The cake is hard and dry. (2) The crust sticks to the paper the cake is wrapped in. (3) The crust cracks when you roll the cake.

Magic Custard Cake (魔术卡士垯蛋糕)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

What's magical about magic custard cake?

The cake's three layers, which are "self-made".

Pandan Kaya/Layer Cake

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


In the land of the half-lion, half-fish mutant, there's the half-cake, half-kueh: pandan kaya quake. 

kueh + cake = kuake = quake

Dig?

Banana Chiffon Cake (香蕉戚风蛋糕)

Friday, 9 May 2014


If you like your banana cake very fluffy and very "banana-y", you must try my version. Other recipes may be as fluffy but not as banana-y, or as banana-y but not as fluffy.

Bamboo Charcoal Cake (竹碳蛋糕)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Black is mysterious. Black is sophisticated. Black is . . . sexy.

What makes my cake black? It's bamboo charcoal that's been pulverized into a very, very fine powder.

Matcha Cake

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Green tea powder, aka matcha and maccha, is the soul of green tea cake. If you want to make good green tea cake, you have to use good quality green tea powder.

GTP has three enemies: heat, light and oxygen. The colour and flavour deteriorate very quickly unless the tea is kept in the cold, in the dark, away from oxygen.

Orange Sponge Cupcakes (香橙海棉杯子蛋糕)

Thursday, 30 January 2014


Hark! Do you hear the sound of thundering hooves?

The Year of the Horse is coming!

Happy Chinese New Year! 祝大家大吉大利!

Cake Dos & Don'ts

Wednesday, 8 January 2014


This rather long post, for cake newbies, can be summarised in three words: Follow the recipe. Experienced bakers may change anything they like because they know what works or probably works. Beginners, OTOH, can't tell if a seemingly insignificant detail is actually a critical part of the recipe. If you're one of these, I hope this post shows you why you may want to do everything the recipe says, and not do everything the recipe doesn't say.

Cake FAQ

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

a) Why didn't your cake rise?  »
Short answer: Because you did not follow the recipe.

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
(草莓奶油蛋糕; Strawberry Cream Cake)

Monday, 9 December 2013


Japanese strawberry shortcake is a layered sponge cake filled and topped with whipped cream and strawberries. It is what I call a ménage à trois made in heaven, because each party brings out the best in the other two.

Honey Castella (Kasutera) Cake (蜂蜜蛋糕)

Thursday, 14 November 2013


The traditional mould for baking Castella cake is a bottomless wooden box frame.

Where to get a Castella wooden mould?

Fluffy Chocolate Sponge Cake (巧克力海绵蛋糕)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, please meet my seized chocolate cake:

Seized?

Don't worry, I haven't seized anything from anyone. It's cocoa powder that's doing the seizing, not me.