I've been addicted to salted egg yolk buns recently (also known as liu sha bao), ever since a restaurant specialising in small baozi opened up in London. I've always liked them, but this new place lets you stop by and take one bun away, rather than having to sit down to a whole dimsum session with lots of people. When it came to making my own salted egg yolk creation, however, I decided to do something a little different. What better way to pair salted egg yolk with a dessert that also has a gooey centre?
Friday, 16 June 2017
Saturday, 3 June 2017
I was planning on making a salted caramel chocolate cake for my friend's birthday get-together tomorrow, but I was short on time today because I helped my dad paint the kitchen. I did the ceiling to save my dad's back – let me tell you painting ceilings is no joke. I did so once before when I was helping Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, but it hasn't got any easier. Still, we have a bright white kitchen now. And I compromised and whipped up some cupcakes for my friend.
Monday, 29 May 2017
Saturday, 27 May 2017
I'm back after a little break! I was ill one week, busy another and in Germany the following, so here I am. In fact, I'm also busy this weekend, but I'll take the opportunity to post a recipe for something I'm taking to a party tomorrow: matcha brownies.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Sunday, 30 April 2017
One of the things I ate in Chengdu that I've never eaten before was 锅盔 guo kui, a crispy fried multi-layered flatbread / pastry thing filled with spicy and numbing beef. I'm going back to Chengdu in September, but you know what? I can't wait to eat guo kui again. So I decided to have a go at making it.
Sunday, 23 April 2017
I'm back from my solo travels in Asia! OK so technically I've been back for a week, but I came down with a cold from hell, so I've been out of action until now. I was thinking since it's spring and the trees are in full bloom, I ought to make something with cherry blossoms. I happen to have some sakura tea, sakura bean paste and pickled sakura blossoms in my cupboard (as you do). Perfect.