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Spiced Banana Cake

There are a couple of things in life that I think you shouldn’t get enough of: croissants with beautiful feuilletage, sourdough bread that’s full of bite, and fail-proof chocolate chip cookies. And super delicious … Continue reading

Featured · 6 Comments

Blueberry Shortbread

Buttery, crumbly, golden goodness – these blueberry shortbread squares are easy to make and hits the right spot. This was based on the recipe from the rollickingly witty Chef John … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Breakfast Biscotti

Confession: I *love* biscotti. The biscotti I make over on The Midnight Baker are trans-fat free (no oil, no butter, no margarine whatsoever). This time, though, I thought I’d break tradition and … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Matcha Spritz Cookies

Green tea is an increasingly popular beverage; some studies suggest the Camellia sinensis (the scientific name for green tea) has many health benefits. In a nutshell, green tea (via catechins, the major polyphenolic … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Double Chocolate + Citrus Peel Cookies

Food has its own version of Project Runway; one moment you are in, the next, you are out. We’ve been pulled in all directions over the debates concerning butter, kale, … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Rustic Herbed Shortcrust Pie

It has been dreadfully dreary these past few weeks. Talk about breaking one’s baking mojo. The transboundary haze pollution (which is just a romanticised euphemism for horrendous smog, IMHO) has us … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cheat’s Feta, Wild Rocket & Tomato Tartlets

It’s been a crazy first half the year, diverting my energies into running my one-woman-show home-baking business (The Midnight Baker Malaysia) while juggling the household needs. Crazy hectic, but am … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Lazy Plum & Frangipane

It does seem like a hanging title, doesn’t it? “Lazy Plum and Frangipane”. The closing bracket of “tart” is common but this rustic, all-in-one easy (i.e. lazy, hurrah!) recipe is … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

It’s almost into the second quarter of 2014! Where have I been?  My conspicuous absence from nurturing BakeSlave has been largely due to another blog I have started, called The … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 8 Comments

Apple Walnut Slice

This recipe for a classic apple walnut cake was given to me by a dear aunt, who, in her younger days, was a prolific home-baker who made legendary double-chocolate cakes. I … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 12 Comments

Lazy Orange & Hazelnut Cake

This will be a brief blogpost because my brain is still in a butter fugue. (I heard that sigh of relief. You know who you are, heh!) And because, today I … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 16 Comments

Gateau L’Opera

The Gateau L’Opera (or Opera cake) is a decadent, sexy French invention. If you haven’t had it yet, the Opera is an almond sponge topped with coffee-infused buttercream and capped … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Cheat’s Chook, Chives & Leeks Pot Pie

Truth be told, I have never scored my mum’s approval in the bake department. Never. Mum’s a tough cookie to please. So it was (as it always is) with great … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

Morning Glory Muffins

There  was a cocoa crisis egg embargo sugar shortage massive case of baking inertia that afflicted yours truly. I haven’t a whisper of a whisk’s excuse for neglecting my oven for a month, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 12 Comments

Golden Zucchini Lime Applesauce Cake & Zesty Frosting

Zucchinis are the new carrots, well, at least in cake-speak! Once grated, the zucchini – also known as the courgette – gives the cake crumb, muffin or bread, an extra … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Guestpost}

My fellow pharmacist/part-time baker Juliana “Jules” Osman has been posting delectable crumbs on Facebook. Then one fateful day, she posted a visually-arresting photo of a devilishly delish dark cake which … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tat Nenas | Pineapple Tarts

Tat Nenas is a firm favourite among Malaysians! What’s not to like about aromatic and chewy, sweetly spiced pineapple jam that is encased within a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth pastry? The nenas (pineapple) … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 16 Comments

Candied Citrus Mini Cakes with 5-Spiced Glaze

Carrying on in the mode of my current coffee cake craze chase, this orange-infused mini pound cake has a topping of candied citrus peels and is finished off with a … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 10 Comments

Almond & Hazelnut Yellow Cake with Clover Honey, Almond Slivers & Pepitas

You yearn for a slice of cake, point it out to the barista and carry it back to your table. Then you carve into the thick buttercream……. and scrape most … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Almond Pavlova

Pavlova oh Pavlova, what’s in a name? Pavlova, Pavlova, you octogenarian dame, – the dessert (not the dancer, let me clarify), is eighty six this year – and still is … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 11 Comments

Debut of BakeSlaveisms

Introducing BakeSlave’s captioned photos: BakeSlaveisms (a.k.a For When Bakers’ Block Hits). Mea culpa 😦

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

{Almost} Neapolitan Cookies

“Mama, what are you doing? Why are you baking ice-cream?” gasped a horrified Master Six. I could hear the indignation of three question marks in his palpable shock. He had … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 9 Comments

Grape Flaugnarde

Have you ever had one of those days, where you’ve gotten home from work all beaten, craving for some comfort food to right the wrongs of the world? Too much … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake

A lemon cheesecake is so sublime. If you need the recipe for the cheesecake base, I can orange that. (Please refer to Trio of Mini Oreo Cheesecakes which I posted the … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Trio of Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

I had a hunkering for baked cheesecake that would not make me feel guilty – just let it brie right? – so happily enough, this was a recipe that did not leave … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 10 Comments

Kuih Puteri Ayu | Sweet Princess

Finally! After a month-plus of hibernation, the computer is up and running, and behaving. Sweeeeet! Having to shake off the cobwebs from my greying noggin, I thought I’d revisit an … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Rose Sponge with Earl Grey Steeped Raisins

Note to self: Ease up on watching YouTube foodie channels at bedtime. Really. There is something to be said about the power of auto-suggestion when the mind is drifting. One … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 16 Comments

Chocolate Cloud Cake

“………… The cake itself is as richly and rewardingly sustaining: a melting, dark, flourless, chocolate base, the sort that sinks damply on cooling; the fallen centre then cloudily filled with … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Savoury Tray Cake {Guestpost}

Savoury Tray Cake? (That is what you get when you attempt a direct translation of “Kuih Talam Berlauk“.) In Malay, kuih is what we generically call savoury or sweet morsels eaten … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Raspberry Cream Vanilla Bean Cake

It has been a busy early November weekend in the BakeSlave household – Ms. Three turned, well, three! Despite my efforts at enforcing gender neutral toys in the house, she … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 11 Comments

Chicken Jumble in a Puff

This is one of the most painless bakes I have ever done. This recipe makes short work of leftovers. Flavour-wise, check that the combo works. This is the important first step … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 10 Comments

Lotus Roots & Mangetout Stir-fry

This is without a doubt, an outlier of a blogpost. The “bake” component has been largely absent lately as we three generations of bakeslaves have been battling a continuous vicious cycle … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

Chocolate Butterscotch Potato Chips

Okay. I must admit to having a slight obsession with Ms. Kir Jensen’s genius. (Get it: The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 9 Comments