mini chocolate cornflake pavlova meringues

April 30, 2007 at 2:13 am | Posted in Chocolate, Meringue | 20 Comments

i decided to reward myself tonight because i finished what i set out to study today. it’s commendable because i usually have no drive to study at home. i wanted to make something fuss-free and light; perfect for (repetitive) munching without feeling weighed down. these are for tomorrow’s session in school, to be shared with two lovelies.


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double chocolate pudding

April 28, 2007 at 11:39 pm | Posted in Chocolate, No-Bakes | 3 Comments

if you need a really quick chocolate fix, this is it. no baking required – just dump everything into a saucepan, stir away and bingo!


this really hits the spot because it contains 2 “kinds” of chocolate – cocoa powder and chocolate. the original recipe called for eating chocolate but i didn’t have that on hand, so i used dark chocolate couverture.

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outrageous chocolate cookies

April 26, 2007 at 1:38 am | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 11 Comments

the three musketeers are going to have a study picnic in school tomorrow – shidah will be bringing the pasta, i’m bringing a deadly batch of chocolate cookies and the boy will, erm… eat.

two killer papers down, so i thought it’d be good to drown my sorrows by baking. it’s a good stress buster.

this cookie really lives up to its name; it’s chocolate overload. the recipe yields about 50 cookies, and contains over 500g of chocolate! the texture is crispy around the edges and slightly chewy in the middle. the flavour is really intense, it shoots through your head like a bullet.


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blueberry fingerprints

April 23, 2007 at 12:52 am | Posted in Cookies, Fruit | 14 Comments

why settle for snacks from the vending machine when i can bring freshly baked cookies from home? tonight i decided to make blueberry fingerprints; my smart-alecky rendition of jam drops/thumbprints. i used my middle finger to make the indentations on the cookies, hence the name. (yes, i realise i’m trying to act smart here)


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chocolate intensity

April 22, 2007 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Cakes, Chocolate | 2 Comments

these intense flourless chocolate hearts lived up to its name, although i believe it would be more lethal if i used proper chocolate, instead of dark chocolate couverture buttons. the texture of these tiny little things were soft and almost pudding-like; it slides easily down your throat without much chewing.

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tricolour marble cake

April 18, 2007 at 1:08 am | Posted in Cakes, Chocolate | 3 Comments

marble cake for a study session tomorrow. i had one slice with a glass of cold milk just now, still warm from the oven. it is sufficiently moist and not too sweet.


i just love the pink!


durian puffs

April 16, 2007 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Fruit | 9 Comments

shidah gave me 5 durian puffs on saturday and i was terribly yearning for one. (being the generous girl that i am, i left 2 for the boy) yesterday my dad bought 6 styrofoam boxes of D24 durians – no prizes for guessing what i made!


i (re)used this recipe for the choux and it didn’t disappoint. the little globs of dough magically transformed into fluffy hollow puffs. the filling was pure unadulterated fresh durian pulp, with the addition of a little bit of whipping cream.


it’s heaven in (two) mouthfuls.

chipster crunchies

April 12, 2007 at 1:58 am | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 14 Comments

today marked the last of my academic exercises in my undergraduate life. we (myself and three other lovely classmates) presented on ‘the last kampong in singapore’ for our urban anthropology module. it went so much better than expected and we were over the moon. i’ve never felt quite like this after a presentation, you see. what better way to celebrate the end of assignment deadlines than baking? these little chipster crunchies, as i call them, will be little thank-you gifts for my groupmates.


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quick churro balls

April 7, 2007 at 8:24 pm | Posted in No-Bakes, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

i have been working on an essay for two days straight and it’s killing me. this afternoon i had a sudden craving for banana cake with cream cheese frosting, but obviously i can’t afford to do that right now since i still have 2200 more words to go. so i got hold of a magazine my mum bought a month ago. the section is called “in a flash” – piping hot snacks you can whip up in a jiffy when the kids, and the not-so-young, have sudden sweet cravings. walla, this is spot-on.

i first ate churros at, believe it or not, disneyland in los angeles. i was there on holiday with the aunt, uncle and cousin in december 1994. i remember us taking a break from the rides and off we trodded to a stall that sold warm cinnamon-sugar churros and piping hot chocolate. the winter was icy cold; by the time we got to our seat the hot chocolate turned cold! isn’t it amazing how food can evoke pretty memories?


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muffins, times two

April 5, 2007 at 12:52 am | Posted in Chocolate, Fruit, Muffins | 2 Comments

i wanted to finish up the tub of yoghurt sitting in the fridge, so i decided to make muffins. this afternoon i had a slice of “15-blueberries-on-a-cheesecake” (yes, that IS the name of the cake) at starbucks, and that made me decide on blueberry muffins.

i remember one of chitz’s recent posts featured blueberry muffins, and i tried this recipe. this recipe called for the creaming method instead of the usual “dump-everything-and-mix” technique. hence, the resulting texture was more cake-like than bread-like, just the way i like it. bread-like textured muffins tend to dry out more quickly, in my opinion at least. either that, or it’s usually dry from the very start.

i thought the batter was too much for a pack of blueberries, so i divided the batter into two and added 2 bananas (which i diced) and a healthy handful of chocolate chips.



surprisingly i preferred the taste of the banana-chocolate-chips one! i found the blueberry ones were lacking in sweetness. on the contrary, the one with bananas were moist and wonderful with a glass of cold milk. 🙂

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