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MoonCakes at Tao and OneSixFive InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

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At recent I was invited to try out my hand on making the mooncake and watch how chefs baking them. It was truly exciting as I get to watch and finger into making a huge big mooncake at TAO InterContinental Kuala Lumpur while proceed to OneSixFive for afternoon tea and indulging the mooncakes. It was just a fabulous experience.

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Pineapple Cake Big Boys Oven Sweet Desserts

pineapple cake

It had been a long weekend for me and Sid as I was busy preparing for two lovely weddings, one in Penang for Grace and the other at Sungai Buluh for Angie. Both girls were terrific, Grace back from New York while Angie back from Sydney. I wish I had been at two places during the weekend but I had to be at one due to the distance and timing. Since Sid will be back on Saturday, I delivered Grace’s wedding cake and had Sid to delivery Angie’s wedding cake. And now we are totally exhausted resting at our own sweet home, but definitely will be posting about this two awesome wedding and a few more wedding that we did a few weeks ago. thanks girls, you were awesome! :)
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West Meets East Macarons

Yet A True Flavored Taste

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I love this seeds as they can be mashed, crushed, ground and also dry roasted and they are sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a fine source of calcium, iron and vitamin B, therefore they can provide a nutritional boost to our meals. There are two varieties of sesame seeds regularly used, white sesame and black sesame. This time I prefer to use black sesame and in Japan’s kitchen, they are used in combination with salt for sprinkling on rice and also with sugar in confectionary and this time I use toasted whole black sesame seed in my macarons.

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“A macaron – two airy, tender almond domes skirted with an iconic little ruffle and sandwiched together with a luxe filling – is a simple cookie and not especially difficult to make” Paris Gourmet the magazine of good living

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“GRIND the almond-sugar mixture very fine. The consistency of the BATTER changes slightly, depending on what you add to the meringue. THE CHOCOLAT variation has the loosest batter(because of the fat from the cocoa powder, as well as the nuts), the others are slightly stiffer but stillvery soft. THE MERINGUE will deflate once any fat is added, so don’t panic when that happens: You didn’t make a mistake.HOLD the pastry bag vertically and keep it low to form smooth even mounds. This type of BATTER keeps moving after you stop its flow, so factor that in when gauging the size of yur piped mounds. Practice makes PERFECT.” PARIS GOURMET the magazine of good living

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For Macarons
3oz almond flour
1 1/2cup confectioners sugar
1oz black sesame
1tsp vanilla essence
3nos large eggs white
1/4 tsp salt
3Tbsp granulated sugar

For Fillings
1cup lemon buttercream
1/4cup raspberry jam

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Grind almond flour and confectioner sugar in food processor.
Sift through a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl.
Stir in black sesame.
Beat egg whites with salt in a bowl with an electrical mixer at medium speed until hold soft peak.
Beat in granulated sugar, a little at a time.
Add in vanilla essence.
Fold meringue into almond mixture with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
Spoon half of the batter into the pastry bag. pipe 1 1/2 inch wide mounds of batter onto the baking sheet.
Let the macarons stand at room temeperature until light crust forms, 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 300F.
Bake the macaron 20 to 25 minutes.
When macarons completely cool, fill the shell with raspberry jam in the centre and butterceam at the side of the jam.

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Lovely delicious macarons with a blended unique taste . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

Fraise & Framboise Chocolat Ganache Tartlets


This is a recipe from “The Dessert Book by Chef Hidemi Sugino”….. oh got to tell you, he is one of my celebrity chef that I idol so much, his work is so incredible.

Sweet Tart Dough(Pate Sucree)
Makes 350g

90g unsalted butter, thinly sliced
60g confectioners’ sugar
30g whole egg
20g almond flour
150g all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

1. Combine butter and sugar in food processor, and process for 4 to 5 seconds
2. Gradually add egg, almond flour and all-purpose flour, processing 4 to 5 seconds after each addition.
3. Scarping down mizture between additions. Total processing time may be 12 to 15 seconds, or until dough just holds together. Do not over-mix.
4. Place into airtight plastic bag and flatten with a rolling pin. Refridgerate for 2 to 3 hours.
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into 2.5 to 3mm thick. Prick all over with a fork. Place dough onto a tart pan loosely, the floured surface up, and press dough into pan.
6. Trim dough, by rolling a pin on dough. Press sides and bottom tightly onto pan. Cut away any exess dough with a knife.
To make tartlets, cut dough one size larger than the pans after rolling out. Then trim the overhanging dough with a knife after pressing into pans. If you don’t use all the dough, freeze the rest.


Fraise & Framboise Chocolat Ganache
(I had altered some of the ingredient to suit the taste and liking.)

80g frozen framboise(rasberry) puree
10ml framboise Monin syrup
10ml fraise Monin syrup
70ml heavy cream(whipping cream)
150gm dark chocolat (bittersweet)
30gm soft unsalted butter

1. Bake tart case: Roll out dough and place into baking pans; prick bottom of dough all over with a fork, bake in a 170C over the oven for 10 to 12 minutes; let cool.
2. Make ganache: Heat the puree until just starting to melt, remove from heat. Add syrups; set aside until completely melted by remaining heat. Return to heat, add heavy cream and bring to boil.
3. In a large bowl, place chocolat, add hot puree-cream mixture, whisking little by little, drawing small circles until emulsify completely. Add butter in small pieces, mix well until shiny.
4. Pour ganache into tart cases and spread evenly. Garnish with fresh fraise or framboise.(can serve with vanilla ice cream)

Something simple and yet will trigger the wildest taste of your guests. For sure you will be a great host of the day……

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