Sylvanas recipe
Sylvanas are cookie-sized versions of one of Filipinos most beloved cakes, Sans Rival. It's actually one of my personal favourites, and a huge hit whenever I bring some for potlucks. After you've tried some, you'll understand why. The cake version Sans Rival has layers of cashew dacquoise, filled with buttercream (French buttercream is preferred). Using egg whites for the dacquoise and...
Pad Thai has great flavours, doesn't it? Im not talking about the fast food overly sweet pad thai right now. While that's very comforting too, I think you might find the flavours in the recipe more interesting. During summer, I planted basil (they survived)! I pruned some of  it (ATM, not yet enough for a good amount of pesto) and I didn't...
Confession, this was supposed to be a drip cake - that was my plan. After pouring the caramel, I decided otherwise and grabbed my offset spatula and run it around the cake. While doing so, I was thinking - why am I messing-up this nicely masked cake?! But I'm glad I did. I actually like how it gave the cake a bit of...
PEach perfect Wine Smoothie
PEACH WINE SMOOTHIE RECIPE It's peach season here in Ontario, so why not make peach wine smoothie? Peach wine is perfect for summer barbecues with friends, or an evening on the couch binge watching your favourite show. I left the skin on the peaches when I made this smoothie and added lychee juice for just an extra bit of sweetness. The recipe is...
Freakshakes
Hi everyone! Have you heard of freakshakes? It's a new twist on milkshakes and they're totally crazy! You can make these at home and it's really quite easy to create. Pile on your favourite sweets like cotton candy, a slice of cake, cupcake, cookies, chocolate bar - go crazy with it. Whether those are homemade or store bought - that's totally...
fluffiest pancake
PANCAKE RECIPE: THESE WILL BE THE FLUFFIEST PANCAKES YOU'LL EVER MAKE I made the fluffiest pancakes ever! It's so soft and fluffy, just like a baked sponge cake. These are actually Japanese style pancakes. Give this pancake recipe a try. Its method is basically the same as chiffon cake - dry ingredients, then wet and make meringue. Instead of baking -...
  Flan + Cake = Amazing! Coconut flan cake, that is. These days, I'm coconuts for coconut! Check out this fun twist on flan cake. There are three components to this cake: caramel, flan and light-as-air cake. The first step in this recipe is to make the caramel using the dry sugar method, no water added. Try to be very careful when caramelizing...
salad dressing
MANGO CILANTRO SALAD DRESSING Just a really quick post on the dressing I used for the salad I posted previously.  Why not try this easy and delicious salad dressing made from mango and cilantro? This really went well with the coconut crusted chicken, too. Whatever kind of salad you might have in mind, I'm pretty sure that this mango cilantro salad...
baked chicken fingers
Adding coconut crusting in the mix is another fun way of making chicken fingers. Instead of using panko, let's go crazy and use coconut! This is a real family favourite, but frying has always been a chore, what with all the greasy clean up afterwards. Not to mention all the unwanted calories frying adds to food (I'd rather save those calories...
I love the simplicity of pesto.  It’s very easy to work with, yet it packs amazing flavours. For this recipe, I added lavender to make things even more interesting. I didn’t add too much of it though, as I didn't want it overpowering the basil and the other ingredients in the pesto. Where did I get my lavender inspiration? If you're...