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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So today, I’m posting my first real adapted recipe for choco-cinnabuns!  I made some tweaks to Smitten Kitchen’s Chocolate Swirl Buns to incorporate the tangzhong (汤种) method, so the buns would come out extra soft and fluffy. It’s a pretty easy recipe to follow for a novice baker, I reckon. If I can do it, I […]

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My separation anxiety is getting the better of me these few nights. I wake up several times a night, panicked that I’ve lost something from my life that can never be replaced. Logically, I know that cannot so if one has faith that what’s meant to be will be – que sera sera, as it […]

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I have missed writing. I spent much of the year, paying little to no heed to personal values, flying by the seat of my pants and being led around by my desires. Now, I have a bruised and battered spirit to show for the year of debauchery.  I regret nothing though. If anything, it’s taught […]

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