Author: S

Su-Lyn is Aun's better half and for many years, the secret Editor behind this blog known to readers simply as S. Su-Lyn is an obsessive cook and critical eater whose two favourite pastimes are spending time with her three kids and spending time in the kitchen. She looks forward to combining the two in the years to come.
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Hawthorn berry & rosebud herbal syrup

This hawthorn berry & rosebud herbal syrup contains ingredients that are often used in traditional Chinese medicine. I wanted to create a herbal syrup that would be quite versatile —  something that would suit a […]

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Pantry Basics: Roasted Strawberries

I love the jammy, sweet intensity and appealing acidity in these roasted strawberries. Roasting is, for me, a simple way of extending the shelf-life of fresh, in season fruit. While I try my best to […]

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Family Food: Japanese-style rusks

  These Japanese-style rusks are crisp, mildly sweet and savoury snacks brushed with butter and a touch of sugar then topped with grated cheese (I use coconut sugar and Gruyere). They are ridiculously easy to […]

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Pantry Basics: Classic honey madeleines

This recipe produces a classic iteration of the madeleine. The madeleines taste of buttery deliciousness and are moist bites that most children will adore. I love that this madeleine recipe is pretty forgiving and can […]

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

This is the sort of madly moist, easy-to-make chocolate cake recipe that gets passed down generations. I first discovered it when I made this elaborate multi-component dessert aeons ago. I was blown away by the […]

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Chocolate financiers fresh out of the oven.

Pantry Basics: Chocolate Financiers

These rich and moist chocolate financiers are remarkably easy to prepare. They’re an adaptation of my favourite matcha financier recipe from TWG Tea’s executive pastry chef, Philippe Langlois. I’ve only created this version because my […]

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Family Food: Jiaozi 饺子

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to develop a simple jiaozi filling that is juicy and flavourful. One that wouldn’t need much additional dressing up or saucing to be tasty. This is because my […]