Category Archives: Desserts and Pastries

Deep Fried Oreo

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I heard so much about Oreo cookies fried in oil, until one day, I saw my friend’s grandson was eating them. The little boy was so generous to share one View more

Cherry and Cranberry Muffin

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A few days ago, I went to a breakfast gathering and we were expected to bring a dish to share and chose to make some muffins. I love dried View more

Steamed “Longevity” Peach-shaped Buns

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The Longevity Bun is similar to pau/bao but with a unique shape of a peach. The bun is airbrushed with a reddish/pinkish colorful top. You can make them in single bun or double (join 2 buns together to get a View more

Red Velvet Cupcake

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One of my girlfriends and I were talking about Red Velvet cupcakes and an idea came to me how about making red velvet cupcakes  for the Chinese New Year celebration and share View more

Cranberry Cherry Mini Tart

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Cranberries can be available and seem every grocery stores and supermarkets. This is a festive fruit and can be used in many forms like cook into a chutney, sauce and filling, just to name a few. View more

Kueh Bakar

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Last Friday, I hosted a luncheon for a group of 40 guests at the University where my husband was presenting a talk on his book on ASEAN’s business. View more

Baked BBQ Pork (Char Siu) Puff Pastry

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I love this savory pastry very much but never have a change to make them. Two days ago, it happened that it was raining outside and prevented me from going out to check the New York City (especially Manhattan borough). I decided to stay home and bake my BBQ Pork Puffs. View more

Golden Raisin Bread Souffle/Pudding

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Golden Raisins have always been my favorite fruit. I love to eat in any way…fresh or raw or cooked or pickled or dried. Recently, I went to an Indian Grocery store and got some dried golden raisins at a good price. I ate some of them and the rest I decided to cook them. So, the next day, I made this into a sweet dish.

Whole Wheat Biscotti with Almond

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Many of the biscotti are made up of cake flour or AP flour and hard to find in whole wheat. If you can, it is very expensive, so I decided to make my own. View more

Baked Chicken Curry Puff

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A few days ago, before leaving for New York City to visit my son, my husband wanted some curry puffs. Of course, View more