Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bonheur Patisserie

I'm currently holiday-ing and (hopefully) enjoying myself while I take my vacation...

I took an extra day of leave the day before I was due to fly off to S. Korea. The reason being I had tons to plan and pack and since my flight was at 1am in the morning on Tuesday, I thought heck, I need an extra day off to reward myself for staring at the computer for two days straight planning my holiday itinerary.

I had to run quite a few errands that day - popping by Chinatown to change money, grab a quick lunch, buy socks and some other holiday necessities and more. I managed to pop by Duxton Road to check out a new patisserie for a quick tea-time break too...

Bonheur Patisserie at 70 Duxton Road

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chocolate chunk cookies

Since I started baking, I buy lesser cookies since I like to bake them myself at home. Not to say I don't buy them at all, there's still stuff that I crave occasionally - think Oreos, Pepperidge Farm cookies, Lotus Caramelised Biscuit...

I'm constantly craving a good chocolate chip cookie. I recently tried a new brand of cookies - Fox's Chunkie Dark Chocolate Cookies and I really liked them. I slowly savoured the pack I had, and when I finished the last one, I knew I wanted to try my hand at making something similar at home instead of cheating and just grabbing another box of delicous-ness from the supermarket.

 Mise en place for chocolate chunk cookies

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baked applesauce and healthy muffins

I've made applesauce a few times already. Baked applesauce to be exact. The flavour of it was really delicious and I find myself gravitating towards this recipe always, whenever I require the use of applesauce. I realise I've never actually posted the recipe prior, so I decided to make it again recently.

Baked applesauce

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cherry chocolate cognac teacakes

I made the cherry preserves with something else in mind. These below were exactly what was on my mind. ;)

Cherry chocolate cognac teacakes

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vanilla bean macarons

It's been so long since I last made macarons. This is the first batch of macarons I've made since moving house. And thank gosh they turned out okay.

 Vanilla bean macarons

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet cherry preserves

Cherries were in season, and I had plans to make good use of them.

Weekend breakfast

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Ghiradelli's ultimate double chocolate cookies

This is the recipe I think I'll head to in future when I want a really really chocolate-y homemade cookie. No contest here. I first made it a couple of years back in my uni days and promptly forgot about them ever since.

Recently, Sis and I were at home, both craving for something chocolate-y.I flipped through my well-worn copy of sweet treats that I've baked throughout the years, my eyes settled on it straightaway. I remembered how chocolate-y these were. Perfect.

Ghiradelli's ultimate double chocolate cookies

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Roasted brandied cherries chocolate ice cream

It's cherry season! At least it was until about a week ago.

 Cherry season

Monday, August 01, 2011

Raspberry chocolate oat scones

Raspberries are a rare sight in my kitchen. Among all the berries, I reckon my fave's actually raspberries, but a punnet of them comes with a hefty price tag, so I snack on its cheaper cousins, the blueberries and blackberries more often than not.

I bought a punnet of these bright red jewels two weeks back as they were going for just slightly cheaper than its usual price tag. I knew I wanted to make something special with these, and so I decided on making a breakfast treat - scones.

Raspberry chocolate oat scones
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