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Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Afternoon tea is not the same without scones and clotted cream. Ever since trying clotted cream in England, it has become an essential part of my afternoon tea cravings. Clotted cream is quite difficult to come by in Toronto as only certain grocery stores carries the product from England. Devonshire cream is not the same as the coveted luxury clotted cream that I've grown to love. There are subtle differences in flavours but in terms of texture it'll add that creaminess to the scones that's needed. Scones on their own can be a bit dry, but with clotted cream and fruit jams added to its center, they become a divine creation with a good cup of tea!

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

As you all may have noticed from all these recipes on my site showcasing sugary goodies that I have a huuge sweet tooth. I don't typically gravitate towards baking or eating cookies, unless they are soft and chewy. I've tried several cookie recipes before but have always found it hard to re-create the soft chewy centers. It wasn't until I realized what I was doing wrong.

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Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Bean (Red Bean) Buttercream

Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Bean (Red Bean) Buttercream

A girl friend had requested to replicate Uncle Tetsu's green tea Madeleines on my Instagram, not knowing it was not something I had made before. Upon request, I went to attempt these Madeleines at her place without the azuki bean filling in the center. I used my mini muffin pan to bake them. Surprisingly, it was a simple recipe and it turned out better than I had expected! 

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Basic Chinese Steamed Bao Dough Recipe

Basic Chinese Steamed Bao Dough Recipe

I've been greatly inspired watching ChefSteps on youtube to try making some steam baos at home. They used David Chang's Momofuku's pork bun recipe, a modern take on the traditional Chinese stuffed steam buns. I decided to follow a more basic recipe for the steam bao. It's a very versatile recipe that can be used for savoury or sweet fillings. And basic is where I wanted to start from.

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