Frangipane Tart

Frangipane Tart

This week’s lesson is on frangipane tart or almond tart. The dough was a first for me and it is interesting to learn something new every week. It is stretchy rather than the usual flaky and crumbly ones that I am familiar with. The almond filling is very nutty...

Mealy Dough

When I first saw mealy dough, I wondered how different it is from the flaky, crumbly dough I am familiar with. It turned out rather stretchy and less flaky. A search over the internet, I found that mealy dough is used mainly for making pies with liquid of custard...
Matcha Cream Tart

Matcha Cream Tart

This was made for a dear friend, PK’s birthday. She likes matcha, so I thought a tart will be a good choice since I have been making cakes for her. The texture of the cream did not turn out the way I expected it, however, it was a nice tart, albeit a little...
Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel is a pudding like dessert, tastes light and doesn’t take too long to make. The key is to get the caramel right, knowing when to stop heating the caramel such that it is the colour of honey and not to burn the sugar which will result in a bitter...

Caramel Layer

This caramel is usually used to layer the bottom of cakes, desserts which will harden and set. Here’s the basic recipe. For the caramel layer 100g sugar 50g water Method For the caramel layer Place the sugar in a pot and pour water over the sugar such that the...
Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Today’s lesson was Strawberry Yogurt Mousse Cake. My partner is back and I’m glad to have someone to laugh with and work with. It was a fun lesson albeit a little tiring with all that washing and cream beating. I have done this cake years ago and it is...