Baking Adventures

Baking Adventures (Part 8): Pineapple Tarts

Baking Adventures (Part 8): Pineapple Tarts

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. And that means plenty of yummy, calorie-laden CNY treats, like pineapple tarts. But I find that store-bought pineapple tarts are often dry and tasteless. The best pineapple tarts are always made at home. Fortunately, I have an […]

Baking Adventures (Part 7): Australian Damper (Soda Bread) with Olives

Baking Adventures (Part 7): Australian Damper (Soda Bread) with Olives

You’ve probably spent a good bit of time with your family and friends over Christmas and New Year’s. In this instalment of Baking Adventures, we venture Down Under for a bake that’s meant to be shared by a large group of people. It’s an Australian […]

Baking Adventures (Part 6): Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Baking Adventures (Part 6): Easy Gingerbread Cookies

I love baking gingerbread cookies, especially around the holidays. When these cookies are fresh out of the oven, they scent the entire house with a warm, spicy aroma that’s just so Christmasy. And, the best part of gingerbread cookies is decorating them! But we’ll get […]

Baking Adventures (Part 5): Basic Scones

Baking Adventures (Part 5): Basic Scones

Scones are a key component of the quintessential British afternoon tea (besides the tea, of course). However, I am loathe to pay the exorbitant prices at posh tearooms, not when I can easily whip up a steaming pot of Earl Grey and a plateful of […]

Baking Adventures (Part 4): Cupcakes of Lost Souls

Baking Adventures (Part 4): Cupcakes of Lost Souls

All Hallow’s Eve is almost upon us. For those of you who celebrate Halloween, it’s a fun time to dress up as scary characters and go trick-or-treating. But even if October 31 is just going to be another Wednesday night for you, it doesn’t mean […]