Mocha Chiffon Cakei

I originally wanted to make coffee chiffon cake but changed my mind when I saw the tin of cocao powder yelling “ADD ME” haha so I threw in a tablespoon to make Mocha Chiffon Cake. Turned out just as good and very moist and light. The rise of the chiffon cake was perfect and turned […]

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Osmanthus Chiffon Cake

Osmanthus aka Gui Hua (桂花) is commonly used in Shanghai desserts. It’s a type of flower which is dried to make tea. It has a very distinct flowery aroma. Since I have some osmanthus tea sitting in my pantry for quite a while I decided to experiment with some osmanthus chiffon cake. To give it […]

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Nutella Banana Nut Bread

Starting a beautiful day with a slice of home-baked Nutella but bread with swirls of Nutella just brings you to heaven. My house is always loaded with bananas because they are great as a pre and post run snack. But sometimes in HK’s hot and humid weather they ripe way too quickly. That’s when I […]

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Hojicha Chiffon Cake

I love green tea in all forms and tea infused chiffon cakes is definitely one of my favourites.  Chiffon cakes are light and fluffy and marries very well with tea infused flavours such as earl grey and matcha. Hojicha is a type of roasted green tea and the taste is very different from matcha. It has […]

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How to Make Brown Butter

  Don’t get fooled and scared by the term ‘brown butter’. It’s not a special type of butter. It’s merely cooked butter! But don’t underestimate this extra step of browning your butter. The end product is heavenily because by cooking (aka browning) the butter, the butter will release a nutty caramel flavour. You can use […]

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Mini Mandarin Orange Chiffon Cakes

      These mini mandarin orange chiffon cakes are great Chinese New Year gifts as mandarin oranges are traditional symbols of abundance and good fortune. I was inspired by Susanne Ng’s blog and her cute chiffon cake creations and tested her mandarin orange chiffon cakes. It took some practices and experimenting. I tried using the […]

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