[RECIPE] Houjicha-Chestnut Dorayaki

Michelle from Paragon Tea Room always wanted to try this Houjicha-Chestnut combination, so I decided to infuse it in a traditional Japanese treat, Dorayaki. It is a simple, one-bowl recipe for the dorayaki batter, and I create two fillings, Houjicha Custard Cream and Chestnut Paste for this treat.

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Butterfly Pea Flower Chiffon Cake (Including 10 Tips for the Perfect Chiffon Cake)

Chiffon Cake must be my favourite type of cake, as it is soft and airy. It works well as a base in a 3-layer cake, and it is definitely less dense than a sponge cake. Recently, I made my first “complete” cake, a Butterfly Pea Flower Chiffon Cake with Blueberry Whipped Cream. I’ve posted a chiffon cake recipe before, and I noticed that it may not work for some of you. It might be caused by numerous reasons or the techniques used, so I wanted to share some tips with you guys, along with an updated version of the recipe.

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[RECIPE] Coffee x Ovaltine Madeleines

I have been trying numerous ideas with ovaltine in my desserts lately, and finally there is one that turns out perfectly. Ovaltine is a popular kid-friendly drink, but have you thought of pairing it with coffee? The bitterness from coffee pairs surprisingly well with ovaltine. Therefore, I made a French pastry, Coffee Madeleines with an Ovaltine glaze. As ovaltine contains sugar already, this recipe uses way less sugar compared to others.

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[RECIPE] Lady M-Style Purple Yam Mille Crepe Cake

Spirtea in Richmond is recently selling Mille crepe cake from Lady M, and it is priced at $19.50 per slice. It is definitely a luxurious and unaffordable treat for me, so I decided to make my own version. I did some research on how to master the perfectly thin slice of crepe. After failing twice, I finally created my masterpiece, Lady R Mille Crepe Cake! Here I am sharing all tips I learned during the process.

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[RECIPE] Authentic Italian Tiramisu (no whipping cream)

Tiramisu is my all-time favourite, and while it is difficult to find a delicious one in Vancouver, I guess it is best to make my own. The authentic Italian tiramisu uses simple ingredients – eggs, mascarpone, espresso, and a splash of liqueur. It is an irresistible dessert that is creamy and rich in flavors. This treat doesn’t require an oven, which makes it easy to make at home.

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