baked goods

my chinese bakery treats & techniques

If you're a fan of these sweet pastries, you might cringe if you saw how I prefer to enjoy them. The egg tarts are the only ones I don't dip into Sriracha sauce, and that includes the sweet bean paste buns....

cheese soufflé

I totally get it now, all of that shushing that happens once people put a soufflé in the oven and, more gently than they ever have before, close the door. Soufflés are worth the tip-toeing, especially this cheese soufflé....

fit for a king

In France, this King's cake is made for the Epiphany celebrations beginning January 6 (though celebrations occur throughout the month) and a special tradition is associated with it......

caramel flan

My mom JUST found her mother's flan recipe! Except, she didn't......

baking, here i come

I am ready. flour, you don't scare me anymore. Ok, you do, but not enough to hold me back. Baking, here I come....

mini provolone popovers

Though I get nervous over anything involving flour, this might be the easiest recipe I've ever followed....

a random bite of a skillet pancake

i had just a bite of this skillet pancake that my friend ordered for brunch, and it was enough to make me go out and find a cast iron skillet in just the right size. i'm shopping for it in my mind right now....
julia's irish cream

tempted: holiday gifts from the kitchen

  i've consumed lunches, cocktails and one too many godiva chocolates in the name of the holidays this year, but aside from the big feast with the family, my...