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Monthly Archive: October 2013

It’s Halloween!!!

& we have one of the more eerie festivals of the year – Halloween!

 In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. – Mean Girls

This is one of my favourite quotes about Halloween (comes as no surprise as it is one of my favourite chick flicks of all time). Well, if Halloween is the time for people to dress up and girls to look like total sluts and get away with it, then Halloween is the time for lovers of dessert-making, like myself, to experiment and get crazy in the kitchen.




Pillowy Pandan Chiffon Cake


School work has really been piling up. With it being the third last week of school, the number of assignments, projects, presentations and all sorts of miscellaneous stuff is endless.

In the midst of all this stress, baking is probably my only comfort. My friends find it weird that instead of spending my time studying or chasing my work, I’m instead, baking away in the kitchen. I wouldn’t say that baking isn’t time consuming. But really, it doesn’t take up that much time (especially when you have help to clean up hehehe). It’s a great stress reliever and while I don’t really eat much of the stuff I make (gasp!), feeding other people makes me feel really happy.DSC_0153 (more…)


Classic Chocolatey Brownies


Everyone loves brownies. I remember thinking that brownies were the easiest things to make back when I was about 11. It seemed like mere child’s play, melting chocolate and butter and then just combining all the ingredients together.

However, as I got older and experimented more and more in the kitchen, I realized that making brownies weren’t all that simple. Yes, you will (almost) always get something that looks like brownies coming out of the oven. But what is really tricky in perfecting your brownie is ensuring that it comes out at the right time. Bake it too long, it comes out dry. Bake it too short, it comes out too gooey. Another thing is when the eggs are added in. Overwhisk the batter and it just becomes kinda dense.


I could never ever find a brownie that I really liked till I tried this one from Cook’s Illustrated. It has that decadent gooey texture that is hinges on perfection. Furthermore, it tastes splendid by itself, meaning to say that the recipe is solid enough for it to be a standalone piece (yes, I like my brownie without nuts and frills).

Simple to make and easy to whip up, all you need to do is make sure that you have patience when making the brownies.

Serve these slightly warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and your entire day will be made.