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...
Sweet Pastry II (Yolks)

Sweet Pastry II (Yolks)

To use up that raspberry pastry cream I made recently, I made some sweet pastry for raspberry tarts. I doubled the recipe to use up the 2 yolks I had left since this dough can be frozen for a good few months. Here’s a recipe to use up yolks and icing sugar makes...
Spiced Apple Puffs

Spiced Apple Puffs

These apple puffs are really easy and these were actually made because I had apple filling left and I did not want them to go to waste. Puff pastries are really versatile and I have made them a staple in my freezer. (Makes 4 Large Apple Puffs) Here’s the recipe....
Spiced Apple Pie

Spiced Apple Pie

Having bought too many green apples, I had to bake with the apples and I saw some decorated apple pie over the internet and decided to try baking them. I did 2 and liked the second one better. I tried to braid the dough, but they fell apart, so I ditched the braids...
Cherry Chocolate Tart

Cherry Chocolate Tart

March is the family birthday month and so it was baking frenzy for me. Citrus Chocolate tart for the hubs, oreo souffle cheesecake for the nephew, Taiwanese old fashioned sponge for the SIL and cherry chocolate tart for my sister. Most of them are repeat bakes except...
Tarte au Chocolat

Tarte au Chocolat

Like I mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to bake a chocolate tart for a gathering and I chose Anna Olson’s Tarte au Chocolat, but I added a citrus twist to it. It’s apt because it’s the Lunar New Year and oranges are in abundance, though I...

Chocolate Pastry

This is another festive season and there are quite a number of Lunar New Year gathering. I take it as an opportunity to try some new bakes and there are people to help me finish my bakes, no waste. I browsed through some of the links I saved and decided on tarte au...