Best Homemade Almond Tarts

“Best-ever-homemade almond tarts! Don’t make a regret for not trying this “secret” recipe!”

It’s alright if you do not believe, but I can tell you, this is the BEST homestyle almond tart I have ever tasted! Same compliment was given by my family, friends and even colleagues who tasted it as a treat from me!

Extensively fragrant and crisped tart crust with a ‘not-too-sweet’, aromatic cake-like textured almond filling… you may even taste the crunchy fine almond bites in the palate, yielding more interesting mouthfeel… How could one resists its temptation, my goodness! No worries about having strong pungent almond flavour in its filling, it wasn’t at all. It was simply excellent with perfect aromas… More

Cheese Scone

“Quick and easy Cheddar cheese scone recipe. Simple to make, delicious to taste!”

Cheese scone is imaginably quick and easy to make. You probably already have all the ingredients needed for making these palatable cheese scones!

I loved the fragrance of cheese yielded from these scones. Unlike those “rocky” ones selling at some bakeries, my scones were fluffy. Yes, light and airy (smile). The amount of cheese using in this recipe was perfectly measured for a pleasant, yet, not-too-strong cheesy flavour. More

Homamade Hawaiian Pizza

“Easy recipe for pizza making from scratch”

Pizza making is fun and easy. Perhaps, we have much influence by Pizza Hut, I love pan pizza (thicker crust) than original Italian thin crust pizza. So, the first pizza I made here was also pan pizza. Pizza-making may look deceptively comlicated, but it’s not so, in fact. I had this thick crust pan pizza made from scratch, and it was pretty successful in term of its appearance and taste, even by a first timer, like me.

The toppings used in Hawaiian pizza pretty much presenting the tropical flavour as this tropical fruit, pineapple, is used in it (to make it more convenient, canned pineapple is good). Hence, Hawaiian is named for this pizza (even though it’s not a Hawaiian invention), to denote the warmness and hospitality of Hawaiian, I believed. It’s named after the tropical characteristic rather than referring to the taste of any locally flavoured topping of Hawaii, neither the ingredients that typically produced in Hawaii. If you are a buff of Pizza Hut (or other pizza restaurants), you’ll understand how does Hawaiian pizza like (smile). Yes, this is the popular Hawaiian Pizza! More

Homemade Pot Stickers (锅贴)

“Homemade Chinese Pot Stickers, from scratch! Even if these Chinese Pan-fried Dumplings do not look extensively appealing to you, never ever doubt the fabulous taste of its exquisite homemade meat & chives fillings!”

I made Chinese potstickers at home. Potsticker has been my favourite as I love starchy food since I was in my teens. When my reader, Tony, first mentioned about potsticker, I was forthrightly asking if this is a new food as the image of “potsticker” did not came into my mind so quickly (laughing). Yes, it is the Chinese pan-fried dumpling, in Chinese, we called it “Jiaozi” (饺子), or call it “Guo Tie” (锅贴), to be more exact and as direct translation of potsticker. They are called Gyoza, in Japanese, too.

The mention of potstickers fetched me with the idea of making my own “guo tie” from scratch, where I saw the making only once in my teenage when my grandma made it for the big family on occasion. More

Jacket Potato (Baked Potato) Recipe

“Jacket potato with the all-time-favourite filling of sour cream and bacon bits, who can resist it?!”

Jacket potato, commonly known as baked potato. We call it a jacket potato when additional fillings are complemented. There are ways to make jacket potatoes. With or without foil wrapping, use of oven or microwave, with soft & moist or crisped potato skin texture, as well as various choices of toppings, from taste of basic sour cream to complex seafood mixture. Name your desired choices!

What I am sharing here is recipe of baking soft & moist jacket potato with basics fillings/ toppings of sour cream and bacon bits which yield a conventional flavour which never fails you. I used aluminium foil when baking the potatoes. Using a foil to wrap up the potato yields softer potato as the foil holds moisture and ‘steams’ potatoes, while leaving it unwrapped will create crisped and crunchy skin. More

Mango Cake Recipe

“My 1st attempt of baking Mango Cake”

Bringing sweet treats to Monthly Leadership Meeting in the beginning of each month has become the latest style. Yes, the sweet savoury food made by me, for the meeting!

I made this Mango Cake for the meeting early this April. 1st attempt, and all the peers were my ‘guinea pig’ (laughing)! More

Express Pineapple Tarts (黄梨挞“旺来達”)


“Pineapple tart crust recipe in two ways to share with you here! Happy Lunar New Year to all Chinese!”

Thanks to my colleagues’ trial of the pineapple tart making, Margaret and LinSi. Their successful pineaple tarts making gave me confidence to set out my adventure in baking pineapple tarts, first time (chuckling). Both gave me their recipes, and I envisioned these two recipes as one to my first tart production of its own. A million of thanks to them!

Of course, pineapple tarts are always one of the staple food of Chinese New year festival. I, too, want to make some for my loved ones. More