Macaron Me!

In the last week or so, I have taken upon myself the task of Macaron making. I was foraying into unknown territory and what an adventure! So new was I to these trendy meringue-like confections that I initially got them confused with macaroons! Note the additional ‘o’. Although both are made with similar ingredients of grounded almonds or […]

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Savoury Curry Pillow Pastries

 
Curry pillows – Sort of curry puff, sort of samosa but I’m sticking to curry ‘pillows’ based on their shapely resemblance. Besides, original Malaysian curry puffs are made with a different pastry (with shortening or ghee) and the ‘fat’ pastry is rolled with a ‘water’ pastry which contributes to its layers and flakiness. They are then deep-fried like […]

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Corn Fritters

Given that I’ve been plagued by weeks of insomnia, my sense of time has gone all topsy-turvy! Even dragging myself to cook today was an achievement as I’m really really tired. But as insomnia goes, no matter how zonked you are, you just can’t sleep. My frazzled brain decided that Corn Fritters (usually a breakfast item) would […]

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Cloudy With A Chance of Fluffy Pandan Chiffon Cake...

Today I continued my trip down memory lane; this time with Pandan Chiffon Cake, one that mom used to make very often when I was a wee kid. I remember I was only allowed to stir the thick green batter with a wooden spoon and not touch the egg whites. That was when I […]

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Murukku - The Experiment

Last night my kitchen looked like a war zone, gooey strings of dough splattered on the benchtop, tiny pools of oil coating the surface, layers of paper towels excessively saturated. I would describe my first-time attempt at Murukku as awkward!
 
Murukku is a deep-fried savoury Indian snack often made during Deepavali (Festival of lights) and these crunchies are so tasty that […]

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Chocolate Cheese Muffins

 
I love baking muffins and eating them whilst hot.  Warm, steaming muffins oozing with melted chocolate or hot blueberry compote, chunks of spicy fruit and toasted nuts or even lemon zest and grated ginger. Any combination works. And all under 30 minutes.  As they are so quick to make, I usually bake them the night before and […]

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Five-Spice Pork Ribs with Hard Boiled Eggs & Taufu Pok

 
 
Mom used to cook this so I’ve associated this dish with home in Malaysia. Naturally, when I first came to Australia for my studies and after the initial months of great Italian food, souvlakis, burgers with the lot, and even Chinatown food, I started to pine for this heart-warming all-in-one stew. My then Thai housemate […]

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