*Filipino inspired* Ube Yam Cheesecake

Hello. How is it already February? My last post in January seems like it was eons ago. After a mini hiatus after a lot of Christmas baking, I’m back with a new kinda flavour that I’ve only had a handful of times, mostly in Korea. It’s a hard flavour to find, but thankfully Continue reading

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Nutella banana bread

Low Fat Banana Bread with gooey Nutella centre

A lot of things are going on in my life at the moment. My end of year exams have now finished *phew* and I am working and exercising more than ever! I’ve also been busy sorting out visas for the US, and making plans for my impending 20th birthday. Basically, my life is being turned upside down as a lot of things come to a close, and new opportunities arise. I still can’t quite believe that I’m going to spend my third year studying in America!

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The 1,1,1,1 cup coconut creation (Vegan, Dairy free)

Um, hi. I know it’s been too long since I last posted anything here but with my hectic christmas baking and non stop working to pay the rent, time has been a little more precious than usual. I think we all know the feeling of collapsing into bed after being run off our feet all day. I neglected the gym (which is my life’s staple apart from baking), I ate far too much chocolate and food, and I lazed around. If I give you cake as an apology, do you think you have it in your hearts to forgive me? Please? I’ll give you a nice big slice 😛

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Vegan truffle tart

Gluten free, vegan chocolate truffles (and a showstopper tart)

So I have another essay deadline looming. Which means that baking has become a regular method of procrastination once again and my essay is still yet to be finished… But never mind, essays can wait, for this tart is heaven in a bite. And its mostly a lighter version of the real thing, bar the chocolate ganache topping (I’m sorry but it needed a little bit of naughtiness) But feel free to leave out the chocolate ganache topping if it’s too much for you! Continue reading

Lemon and Blueberry cheesecake

Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake, for me, is HARD. I find it fiddly, time-consuming and stressful to make, and I haven’t tried to make it since I made it as a 13 year old teenager in food technology class. Back then, it took 2 hours to cook, leaked all over the oven and overran from my lesson into the lunch break, which displeased my teacher at the time! I was put off ever baking a cheesecake again. But it was my adventurous promise to bake a cheesecake for one of my best friend’s 20th birthdays that meant I had to go through the turmoil of cheesecake making again. And the first try did not go well at all.

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