I’m trying to cut back on baking.  Work takes priority in the day time, so the only time I get to bake, other than the weekends, is in the evenings after work.  But in the evenings, I exercise, I meet E or friends for dinner, or I cook myself dinner, and all that competition for […]

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It’s the Easter weekend.  A lovely long one.  And I made a cake.  Just for me. It’s a simple vanilla sponge, minimally frosted with a mango ermine buttercream made with unsweetened mango puree, topped off with some white sprinkles, in keeping with the minimalist theme. The sponge cake was nothing to write home about, I […]

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Sleep has been kind of elusive recently. I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing differently. I think it might be that I recently went back to running again, but that barely makes sense since exercise is supposed to promote sleep, rather than detract from it.  Perhaps I’m not running far or often enough.  I’m not […]

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A colleague, K, mentioned to me yesterday that she’s been looking forward to me bringing a swiss roll to office since she went with me to B-I-Y, where I bought the Wilton jelly pan.  But she’s waited for three weeks, and still, nothing.  “When are you going to bring that swiss roll?” she asked.  I told […]

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The BFF’s little boy turned 4 yesterday.  Time flies.  It really does. Seems like only yesterday that his older sister was only a wailing babe in arms, and now, her younger brother is 4.  I hate to sound like an old lady… but man, I feel like an old lady. So the BFF decided to […]

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I stumbled upon What to Cook Today’s recipe for Hokkaido Chocolate Milk Bread today and decided I had to make it.  But as I read through the recipe, the idea of switching out the brown sugar and condensed milk for gula melaka (also known as palm sugar) started brewing in my head. So much that […]

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I polished off 200g of self-mixed nuts (pistachio, almonds, pine nuts) in 2 days.  In my defence, they were 3 [packets] for $10 at the basement of my office building, but the question that’s been running through my head all day is, how many nuts does it take to make a [fat] nut? I hate pistachio […]

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My first taste of gula melaka was when it was used to sweeten a sago pudding – this dessert is known as sago gula melaka. It is a simple (but tasty) Malaysian dessert comprising three ingredients – melted gula melaka (also known as palm sugar), cooked sago and coconut cream. I fell in love with […]

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A colleague is leaving us at the end of this week.  She’s a delightful girl who’s been accommodating to our relentless and incessant requests, undeservedly so.  It gave me an excuse to make her a farewell treat yesterday, a sweet, girly and fragrant one. I went looking online for strawberry cupcake recipe – the fruit was […]

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