Chef Waddah Bou Saad

From Syria to Singapore – Life goes on for this pastry chef

These days, it’s highly unlikely that pastry is what comes to mind when you think of Syria. But for Syrian chef, Waddah Bou Saad, sweets are his motivation for happiness in life. I had the honour of meeting Chef Waddah at a recent event organized by CNIEL – the French Dairy Interbranch Organization who have […]

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Super Fudgy Chocolate Banana Berry Muffins

When you start seeing spotty bananas, you know it’s time for some banan-action! These muffins are so meltingly rich, just a small one will be enough. And so, saving you calories from clever portion control strategies! The recipe below yields around 20 medium sized muffins. Ingredients for Fudgy Chocolate Banana Berry Muffins: 1/2 cup unsalted […]

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Quick Berry Compote Recipe

Raspberries and blackberries are usually rather pricey, so when I see special offers on them, I grab. But often, they start showing signs of spoilage fairly quickly, and I end up having to throw them out (because I’m not really a fruit person so I don’t end up eating them fast enough). But then I […]

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake recipe

Ah..molten chocolate cake. Or chocolate lava cake as it is fondly known as. Remember that scene in the move, Chef, where Jon Favreau screams his head off at a food critic, saying “chocolate lava cake isn’t just undercooked chocolate cake…you take a frozen cylinder of ganache and set it in a ramekin so that as […]

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Almond Orange Sugee Cake

Apparently I am the resident baker of the family. A big hullabaloo ensued when I decided to bring store-bought kueh instead of a homemade cake for Christmas last year. (Btw, my store-bought kueh was from an authentic shophouse kind of kueh shop in Katong, okay? Still, no pardon for me). So this year, for Chinese […]

Tarte Tatin

Easy Tarte Tatin recipe

Say tarte tatin, and you’re likely to get oohs and aahs around the table, but little do your guests know – it’s really very little effort! Now, of course, if you’ve been trawling the net in search of tarte tatin recipes, you might just get a little wary of the methods and equipment needed. That […]