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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.



Condensed Milk Cookies


You can all probably guess by now that I love condensed milk. It’s super amazing. It makes my breakfast milo at home taste good, goes really well with Thai Iced Tea, and basically just makes any dessert item taste good. I guess the list of things you could make with condensed milk is endless.

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When I first saw this recipe for condensed milk cookies on Raspberri Cupcakes, I knew I had to try it. It’s taken me 9 months to get down to it, but I’m glad I did.



Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes


When people identify/greet me overseas, it’s never ‘Konichiwa’, ‘Ni hao’, the usual greetings that chinese people get. Instead, I get starred at for a while, before a ‘Where are you from!’ follows, and then a string of SEAsian countries ‘Vietnam! Thailand! Laos! Cambodia! Philippines?’. I always reply, disappointing them, that I am actually Chinese and from Singapore.

While I may not be Thai, that hasn’t stopped me from loving Thai food, drinks and desserts. A staple for me whenever I have Thai food, is definitely the scrumptious Thai Iced Milk Tea. All the spices mixed together with the tea, and the beautiful sweetness that is just a little too sweet, but yet so perfect, all come together to make this marvellous drink.



And that’s where I drew inspiration for these Thai Iced Tea cupcakes.