Archive of ‘Sweet endings’ category

Start of the Summer

All Posts Where has the sun gone today?  It was drizzling, the sky turned grey, and it was cold this morning that it dampened our spirits a bit.  My son and I were to go on a bike ride right after breakfast but since it was drizzling, we decided that we would bake cookies first. […]

Winter Solstice

Eating sweetened tangyuan or onde-onde (in Bahasa Indonesia) during Chinese Winter Solstice Festival may become a yearly occurrence now. Before my parents moved close to me, I didn’t always remember to make onde-onde in the month of December; or sometimes I was too lazy to make some. But now, my mom is my motivation to […]

Losing touch

I wasn’t going to complain, but I felt down.  I haven’t been baking for maybe more than a month and I’m afraid I’m going to lose my skills.  The old adage of practice makes perfect should’ve been like a mantra to me, yet I perfectly ignored it.  Yesterday I was making genoise cake for my […]

Steamed Nian Gao with Shredded Coconut

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year and I feel extra special this year because my parents are here with me.  By some luck,  my mom has her last Indonesian nian gao with her.  Somebody must have brought it with her and gave it to her.  This specialty cake is only available during Chinese New Year and is called […]

Ground Cherry Flognarde

In the midst of everyday life and assignments, I’m hungry for something sweet and quick.  My snack supply from Indonesia has reached the level of near-bottom, and I’m actually quite sad to see those goodies are gone.  If only they could magically reappear in the box, I’ll be happier. Yesterday I brought home a bag-full […]

Coconut and Pineapple Sundaes

Why is it that when people think of coconut and pineapple, they’ll think of tropical island? I guess because coconut trees grow along the beach on tropical islands, and the closest tropical island to mainland US is Hawaii where there’s a lot of pineapple grown so people put that two together constantly.  Personally, when I […]

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