Yeast Breads

Bear-Shaped Chinese Steamed Buns (Mantou)

During my vacation in February I tried several kinds of steamed buns in Taipei. Since then I’ve developed an interest in Chinese steamed buns. These hot, soft and airy buns are just too good whether stuffed or plain! When we order steamed buns at the dim sum restaurant, my kids (and myself) always get very…… Continue reading Bear-Shaped Chinese Steamed Buns (Mantou)

Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Banana Chiffon Cupcakes with Ganache Filling

My kids always hunt for food at home crazily right after school (are your kids like that too???). I usually prepare light snacks for them. Fruits, little cupcakes, crackers and etc, not too much so their tummies are not too full by dinner time. In order not to waste my overripe banana and leftover whipping…… Continue reading Brown Sugar Banana Chiffon Cupcakes with Ganache Filling

Cupcakes

Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream

These were another cupcakes (other than the Double Chocolate Cupcakes) that I baked last week. They were extra lemony because of the sweet and tart homemade lemon curd filling hidden inside. Adding filling to the center of cupcakes has always been a surprise. I love to peek at my friends and observe their reactions after…… Continue reading Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Latte Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This is my favourite cupcake combination. If you are a coffee and chocolate freak like me you will like it too! The cupcake is taken from my Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes but I’ve gone further by injecting dark chocolate ganache as a filling in the center. Then I frosted them with my Foolproof Swiss Meringue Buttercream…… Continue reading Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Latte Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Pie and Tarts

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

We had a gathering with friends at my house two days ago but there wasn’t much time for dessert preparation. I decided to make a no-bake cheesecake tart for my guests as a celebration for my friend’s belated birthday. This 7.5-inch tart was divided among 8 adults and 5 kids and apparently this didn’t quite…… Continue reading No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart