Saturday, 31 December 2011


This is the first time I've tried to test the recipe from the book 素材より素材らしく杉野英実の菓子 (Le Goût Authentique Retrouvé by Hidemi Sugino) my friend bought it for me from Japan in September.
I've tried to make Pomme d'Eve but the recipe wasn't his, I might give it a try sometimes. 
Evan from Evan's Kitchen Ramblings has tried many desserts, all of them look gorgeous.

The recipe I chose to give a closure to 2011 was Brésilienne.
A truly elegant dessert consists of coffee mousse, caramel mousse & coffee joconde biscuit.
I have to say I didn't do a perfect job to make the entremets look like the photos from the book.
I didn't have the right mousse rings & I did make a mess with the first cake when I spread the glazing on top.
So, I gave up with the glazing part...

I think the taste is the most important.
First of all, this cake is definitely not for people with a sweet tooth, if you're coffee lover, you'll fall in love with it.
When eating the coffee mousse alone, it's quite bitter.
But the sweetness is enhanced by the caramel mousse & the coffee joconde.
I personally think the Cognac syrup for the joconde is a must as it adds a sophisticated note to the cake.

 Thank you for joining me in my journey of baking this year.
Wishing you all the best the coming year.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Chestnut Loaf Cake

Winter is the time for chestnuts.
The lovely smell of chestnut, the rich & moist texture, the sophisticated note of rum all give to subtle & nutty flavours.
It's great on its own or as an accompanied to a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Also, a great way to celebrate winter.

Wish you all have a merry Christmas & happy New Year.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Cream Cheese & Whipped Cream Cupcakes

I baked these lovely cupcakes for my breakfast last week.
As a chocoholic myself, putting chocolate truffles inside is what I always do.
I usually warm the cupcake in a microwave so I'd have a melting chocolate centre, plus it's great with a cup of mocha :)
These cupcakes are moist, fluffy & light!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Sweet Orange

I designed a cheesecake on a tart & drew it out.
I went shopping & bought all the things I needed.
At the end, I made something different.

Things don't always go as planned but it happens.
The cheesecake is great, I like the orange slices on the side & the ginger biscuit base.

I think the cake will look prettier with the cream on the tart but there was no whipping cream left when I decorated it.
It still tastes great & less calorie without cream :)


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