Glazing Fruit

Younger Daughter and I have been experimenting with different cupcake flavours & combinations.  This is quite a novel approach to baking for me as I’ve always opted for the quick & easy; everything in one-pot?  even better!

So, this journey of discovery, which is recorded in part in Crazy Little Cupcakes,  takes me a little away from my comfort zone.  Younger Daughter is quite adventurous and I have to check myself often not to curb her enthusiasm!  So what if she wants to make a curry cupcake! Bring the spice on!

This past week, she wanted to put fresh mango on her Banana & Mango cupcake creation.  In order to keep the mango from turning brown, we decided to try a glaze.  Me, glazing fruit? Who’d have thought?  As it turns out, it was pretty easy, and the result was rather pleasing.

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  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  1. Put ingredients in a small pot over a medium fire.
  2. Stir until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Take off the fire and cool.

We cut up our mango into tiny pieces and swirled it around the glaze.  We then picked the pieces up with forks and placed them onto the frosted cupcakes.  I was worried it would make the mango too sweet or take away from the mango flavour, but it tasted fine and made the mango look glossy and inviting.  Definitely repeatable.

Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Lemon Curd (super easy! super yummy)

This is definitely an Eggs-perience to repeat!  I love lemon curd, but it is not easy to get it in Singapore, so we’ve just been doing without.  But Younger Daughter wanted to use it in one of her cupcakes, so I found this wonderful recipe from The Food Charlatan. Continue reading “Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Lemon Curd (super easy! super yummy)”

A Cookie Baking Sort of Day: Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares

It has been overcast and we found ourselves with a whole day at our disposal; naturally, cookie-baking was in order.

Older Daughter found this recipe while combing through Tumbler.  She thought they were shortbread cookies, but in fact, they are the opposite of short:  these are rich & buttery but are also chewy. Continue reading “A Cookie Baking Sort of Day: Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares”

Very Blue (Vegan) Blueberry Muffins

I love blueberries!  so I am very fortunate that we can get these tiny powerhouses of healthy deliciousness all year round.   On the off chance that I can’t get them from the supermarket, there is always the frozen option to use in our baking. Continue reading “Very Blue (Vegan) Blueberry Muffins”

Best (Vegan) Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

I have a soft spot for peanut butter & anything made with it.

Continuing my quest for better than regular vegan goodies, I tried this recipe from my favourite almost vegan blog, MyCaliforniaRoots. Continue reading “Best (Vegan) Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!”

The Best (Vegan) Brownies Ever!


A couple of months ago, Culinary Friend baked me a batch of brownies to die for.  When I found out they were mostly vegan, I nearly keeled over!  Knowing how much butter & egg goes into regular brownies, I was very keen to learn how to make these. Continue reading “The Best (Vegan) Brownies Ever!”