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Kahlua Chiffon Cake 咖啡酒戚風蛋糕

I am not a drinker and usually use alcohol only for cooking and baking. A splash of Kahlua liqueur definitely adds an unique flavor profile to any cake, and this chiffon cake is one of the liqueur-infused cakes that I (as well as other coffee lovers) would enjoy. This recipe is written specifically for the…… Continue reading Kahlua Chiffon Cake 咖啡酒戚風蛋糕

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Osmanthus Chiffon Cake 桂花戚風蛋糕

Osmanthus flower has a light and refreshing aroma that is reminiscent of sweet apricots. The flowers are often added to dessert and tea to enhance flavor. My childhood acquaintance with Osmanthus came from the Chinese legend about Mid Autumn Festival in which Wu Gang, a woodcutter, was made to chop down a magical, self healing…… Continue reading Osmanthus Chiffon Cake 桂花戚風蛋糕

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Mango Mousse Cake with Mirror Glaze

Here is another mirror glazed cake I made for my mom’s birthday. The mango mousse recipe was taken from Mango Gâteaux. I paired it up with Vanilla Chiffon Cake as well as a mirror glaze that contained mango puree and white chocolate. The addition of white chocolate turned the glaze into a creamy yellowish color so…… Continue reading Mango Mousse Cake with Mirror Glaze

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Sakura Macarons (Swiss Method)

I prepared a macaron tower for my friend’s wedding banquet over the past weekend. The three designs were inspired by floral and tea flavors and sakura was one of them. I used pickled sakura (cherry blossom) as decoration and paired it up with white chocolate ganache. This sweet and salty combination was pretty good. EC於過去週末為朋友的婚宴做了馬卡龍塔,以花及茶為題設計了三種馬卡龍口味,以鹽漬櫻花作裝飾的馬卡龍是其中一款。馬卡龍以白朱古力醬作餡料,變出甜中帶咸的組合,EC覺得味道不錯。…… Continue reading Sakura Macarons (Swiss Method)