I baked this cake twice last week, the first time as an experiment for a friend's birthday and clearly I considered it a win so I made another cake for my mother-in-law's birthday that coming weekend. The chocolate cake recipe used for this yields a big amount of batter and therefore a very tall cake … Continue reading Chocolate Blackberry Cake
Raya (Eid) is upon us, and Riz and I are looking forward to the week off. It's the last few days of Ramadan and we've got a lot of work to do to set up both our parents' houses for the Eid celebrations. Of course I'll be working in the kitchen most of Saturday to … Continue reading Raya and Renovation
R and I have been married for just about 5 months now, and I've got a massive blog post waiting to be finished on the actual wedding festivities (all about Malaysian-Muslim wedding customs and stuff), but I'm just trying to find time to sit down on a weekend afternoon and write, edit and the such.So … Continue reading Marriage and Meal Plans
What? Is it really the 12th of December already? Where did the year go? How did this happen? Without me looking, it's been a year since I've started my new job, 7 months since moved into my own place in the city and well... the biggest thing of all, 4 months since Riz proposed! It's … Continue reading Ghirardelli Chocolate Orange cake
Do what you love and love what you do. That hackneyed mantra of my fellow Gen Ys rings in my head as I bake up my little treats, force feed my family and friends, and type up these blog posts. Sometimes I wonder just how selfish I can be when I do this, as most … Continue reading Orangey Passionfruit tarts
Sundays tend to tread the very thin line of sadness and happiness, leaving most of us wistful for the short break we just wasted. Not to say that every weekend is wasted, simply that by 5pm on a Sunday afternoon you try to think of what you did all weekend only to come up with … Continue reading Easy homemade lemon curd
I had another recipe lined up to share here, but I just wanted to share this cake I made over the weekend for a friend's son. Okay, so he's more, actually, my boss, but whatever. Semantics. Anyhoo, his son turned two last week, and he (the little boy, not my boss) is currently obsessed with … Continue reading Thomas the Tank Engine Cake!