Desserts & Pastries

A Day in the Kitchen with Perfect, Flaky, Buttery Croissants

Here’s a croissant recipe for you to try your hand in creating something from scratch.  Croissants are challenging, as they require patience, mindfulness and attention – just what you need for a day to yourself. Nothing is more therapeutic than watching your lovingly made puff pastry in the oven and be rewarded by a satisfying crunch as you bite into the flaky, buttery croissant.

Your Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you grew up reading Roald Dahl books as a child, Matilda was surely one of your favourites. One of the iconic scenes from that book was when protagonist-and-villian of the book Miss Trunchbull challenged a portly, cheeky student named Bruce Bogtrotter to finish an entire chocolate cake as punishment for stealing a slice. Here’s an excerpt from that chapter – just imagine the cake as you read it! “There you are, cook,” the Trunchbull cried. “Bogtrotter likes your cake. …

Make This Delicious Banana-Chocolate-Peanut Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Looking to bake something a bit more special than your usual brownie? We’ve got a delicious banana chocolate bundt cake recipe for you today! We’re topping the cake with a smooth caramel drizzle, and you can choose to sprinkle chopped peanuts on top for a little extra crunch. Why bundt cake, you ask? Honestly, bundt cakes turn out looking prettier than other cakes. But if you have a normal cake pan (like the type used for pandan cake), then feel …

Everyone’s Making This: Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Classic cheesecake as we know it has a firm, cheese top with a press-in cookie base. But this basque – or sometimes known as burnt – cheesecake is a crust-less cheesecake, and its filling tastes like a cross between the American cheesecake and the Japanese souffle-type of cheesecake. You will notice that basque or burnt cheesecake recipes generally call for less flour – don’t be alarmed! Less flour means less structure, which is what we’re trying to achieve to get …

Herb Cheese Puffs: A Fluffy, Cheesy, and Savoury Treat

Making choux pastry might sound daunting to the inexperienced baker. But fear not! These savoury cheese puffs while slightly challenging is a good opportunity for you to try your hand at creating tasty puff pastry! Created by Chef CY Phang, these Herb Cheese Puffs are adapted from the French gougères (baked savoury choux pastry mixed with cheese). Creating these treats takes less than an hour, and you’ll be rewarded with fluffy, cheesy and savoury tasty goodies. What are you waiting …

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Your Sticky Sweet Afternoon Treat

We love cinnamon rolls, but it isn’t always easy to get them unless you head to a specialty bakery or cafe. Today, we have a homemade cinnamon roll recipe, courtesy of Malaque Mahdaly – you’ll be devouring these sweet, fluffy rolls in no time! *This recipe was first posted on Have Halal Will Travel in November 2019.