It’s funny how after more than 20 years with my little family, there are still things I learn about them. One of these being we all four love cinnamon rolls.Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls for Our Virtual Tea Party”
It is unusual for me to be up at 6pm and sitting at my writing space (I have taken over a portion of my dining table & set up shop there). If I am up at this time of day, it is typically for a run. But I was met with a dramatic thunderstorm upon waking and so I find myself here; the Southwest Monsoons have been enthusiastically watering our little island with thundershowers these past few days.Continue reading “early wet mornings”
One of my fondest memories of living in Texas in the 1980s is dessert Pie. I took to this quintessential American dessert like a duck to water. Pumpkin, pecan, apple, rhubarb, key-lime, black bottom, peach, peanut butter … the list goes on. I abashedly claim that in my heyday, I polished off most of a full-size pumpkin pie! I paid for it shortly – I don’t think I touched another pumpkin pie for months after that.Continue reading “in search of Apple Pie”
Remember the windfall of lemons? The girls and I were sitting around the table brainstorming what exciting things we could make. Older Daughter reminded us that we have biscotti morbidi al limone (soft lemon cookies) bookmarked from ages ago. This was our time to try them.Continue reading “dreamy puffs of cloud: Soft Lemon Cookies”
In the spirit of experimentation, we made several versions of this delightfully different cheesecake to suit the the varied palates of the household. We (including neighbourly taste-testers we roped in) are still split after several attempts. Some of us love the taller silkier version. The others prefer the uniformly firmer texture of the shorter slice. We do all agree that we love the intense, smokey caramelised top & bottom of both versions.Continue reading “Satisfying Experiments: Basque Burnt Cheesecake”
There are some recipes which have been passed from person to person until its origin is lost. This lemon drizzle cake is one of these. It found its way to me after I had a slice at my Favourite London Aunt’s kitchen table. A burst of lemony freshness, moist buttery fluffy goodness melting in mouth.Continue reading “Lemon Drizzle Cake for a Virtual Tea Party”
We are not required to wear a mask when we run in Singapore. But when I caught a bug at the end of March and had to undergo testing for Covid19, I decided that I should mask up when I hit the pavement. So, April running was re-learning how to breathe differently while running. I cherish the time outdoors, so no complaints.Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: April 2020”
My first (and I feared, last) attempt ended in the bin – very seldom have I faced culinary defeat so complete that no one could/would eat it. But when I spied Del’s delicious bake on CurlsnSkirls, my soda bread fire reignited.Continue reading “Wholemeal & Oat Soda Bread for a Tea Party”
Pulled out Joy of Cooking in search of our trusty chocolate chip cookie recipe. While flipping towards the page, I chanced upon this recipe for Pecan Puffs. As I had a bag of pecans handy, notions of chocolate chip fled in favour of nuttier pursuits.Continue reading “Delectable & Decadent Pecan Puffs”
I love tray bakes: simple, quick and so easy to share.
I love peanut butter: on anything, with anything, in anything.
Jar of peanut butter begging to be used. Jam emerging from back of the cupboard. Recipe earmarked from long ago. Inevitable alchemy. Continue reading “Tea Time with PB&J”