Sourdough Nutella Brownie

My love of baking is something that keeps me sane during these last couple of weeks. Some of you know that I recently had a baby (almost 3 months!). That means my creativity and spare time went down the window. Sleep deprived and constantly looking after a little one took its toll on my creative…

White Chocolate Pistachio Bark

Making white chocolate bark is a great way to treat someone you love. It looks beautiful, tastes great and is easy. For this recipe, I used white chocolate, pistachios, freeze dried strawberries, lavender and salted cherry blossoms. The green, red and pinks look fantastic against the white chocolate. This recipe also doesn’t have exact measurements…

Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is another recipe with a twist. You know how I like to add a “special” ingredient in the recipe and try to get my family to guess. I was intrigued with this ingredient as I normally use miso paste in savory dishes and not sweet dishes, but I think it adds a little saltiness…

Salted Cherry Blossoms

It was recently cherry blossom season and I had been wanting to salt them for many years. I usually end up missing the chance to forage for them and by the time I think of it, the season is over. This year I was able to get my hands on a handful of blossoms. Since…

Pineapple Tarts

There are different versions of pineapple tarts all over Asia. You can see tarts in the form of cookies, squares, or rolls. Some people even make them look like pineapples. Overall pineapple tarts are tasty and pretty simple to make. Start by making the pineapple jam filling. You will need 3 cans of pineapple. I…

Water Pie

Happy Pie Day. Thought I would give you a bonus post in celebration of pie day. This is actually a real recipe from the great depression, but you may have seen a version of this on Tik Tok, the sprite pie. This recipe was created during the great depression where you make recipes with what…

Chocolate Cake for Two

During the pandemic its been hard to meet up with friends, family and loved ones. Home baked items also has been harder to share since a lot of people hesitate to give something that might be contaminated. I still love baking but without being able to share my goodies, I’ve slowly stopped making anything. This…

Kidney Bean Brownies

Still have those beans in the cupboard?  Well I do. So instead of making chili or soup I decided to make brownies. For this recipe you need, kidney beans, maple syrup, butter (or coconut oil if you want it vegan), cocoa powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Blend everything together in a food processor. You…

Apple Honey Substitute

Have you ever run out of honey and craved that sticky golden syrup? Ok its never happened to me but I came across this recipe during the pandemic and thought I would give it a try. This creates a delicious syrup that mimics honey and its easy to make. All you need is apples, lemon…

Surprise Sunbutter Cookies

I first saw these cookies on emmymadeinjapan and I thought this was the most interesting cookie surprise ever.  Apparently there is a chemical reaction that happens with the cookie and the baking soda. After baking and cooling the cookies, the middle of the cookie turns green! So fascinating.  I think this recipe would be a hit…

Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake

I created this recipe after a dinner I attended. I was in charge to the dessert but didn’t have time to go grocery shopping. Instead, I looked in my cupboards and fridge to create something. Almond flour and frozen blueberries was the inspiration and creation of a Blueberry Crumble Almond Cake! Begin with the cake….

My Grandma’s Mantou Recipe

There are a lot of things that you can take for granted especially during these time. I look back to days when I used to bake and cook with my grandma and I would reminesce on some of the food we ate. One particular recipe was chinese steamed buns. We used to make them almost…