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...

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 Yogurt Mousse FIlling

This strawberry yogurt mousse is suitable to make layered cakes and is versatile even to do layered desserts in cups. (Makes enough to fill a two layered 6-inch cake) Ingredients 170g whipping cream 160g strawberry puree 35g plain yogurt 12g sugar 6g gelatine leaves...

Basic Sponge (oil and separated eggs)

The is a light sponge came out fluffy, light and soft. I’ll try again some time soon. (Makes two 6-inch rounds) Ingredients 140g egg whites 70g egg yolks 70g cake flour 70g and 25g sugar 16ml corn or canola oil 0.5 tsp vanilla extract Method Line a baking pan...

Choux Pastry

This is a basic choux pastry for eclairs, profiteroles, etc. I think I like this recipe. Here you go. (Makes about four 5-inch rounds or eight 2.5-inch rounds) Ingredients 130g eggs (about 3 whole eggs) 120g bread flour 100g butter 100ml water 100ml milk 5g sugar 3g...

Dark Dripping Chocolate

Dark or milk dripping chocolate is slightly different from white dripping chocolate because of the higher fat content in white chocolate. Method does not differ much, but the proportion for the ingredients differ slightly, so here you go. Ingredients 75g dark or milk...

Chocolate Cream

This chocolate cream serves as a good filling for cakes, easy enough to make and light in texture. (Makes enough to fill 3 layered 7 inch cake) Ingredients 300g dark chocolate drops 400g whipping cream Method Place dark chocolate drops in a heat proof bowl and melt...