Review: Serious Eats Food Lab’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

After "32 pounds of flour, over 100 individual tests, and 1,536 cookies", Kenji of Serious Eats' The Food Lab finally settled upon the "best chocolate chip cookie" recipe. Of course I had try this recipe worthy of a superlative, especially after such extensive experimentation. Nothing like trial and error to yield the best results, am … Continue reading Review: Serious Eats Food Lab’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Small Batch Gluten-Free Molten Lava Cake

I've known in the back of my mind how simple molten lava cakes are to make, but can you believe that I've never actually attempted this half-baked ubiquitous restaurant concoction? Now I have. And it's actually really easy! The small amount of flour involved also means that the quality of the cake wouldn't suffer too … Continue reading Small Batch Gluten-Free Molten Lava Cake

Sachertorte – A Success

About a year ago, I attempted my very first Sachertorte - a classic Austrian chocolate cake with an apricot jam filling and a chocolate glaze. Unfortunately, my version failed miserably. This cake is a really old-school recipe that doesn't involve any chemical leavening, and since I didn't have an electric mixer at the time, whipping … Continue reading Sachertorte – A Success

Chocolate Almond Granola

One of my favorite snacks these days is Trader Joe's Chocolate Almond Granola. It's chocolatey, it's crunchy, it satisfies my breakfast and mid-afternoon snacking needs - it's really a great product. What's even better about it is how simple the ingredients list is. Just about everything can be found in the grocery store, and I … Continue reading Chocolate Almond Granola

Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These cookies are très chocolatey, and when I noticed how little flour it involved, I decided to swap it out entirely for gluten-free flour. Unfortunately I think it made my cookies too crumbly. That's the downside to using gluten-free flour, it doesn't seem to have the stretchy, bond-y properties that gluten protein has. Oh well. … Continue reading Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Candied Ginger Chunks

This may look like a nondescript oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie. But little did you know that when you bite into it, there would be unexpected warmth and spice from the candied ginger chunks that cuts the sweetness of the white chocolate a little bit. What I like best about these cookies is how it … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Candied Ginger Chunks

Updates: and a Crumbly Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

I have two major updates in my life that will perhaps significantly impact the output of this baking blog in the future. Firstly, I discovered that I am gluten-sensitive. This is pretty devastating news for someone who loves American desserts. Ever since I moved to New York City from Singapore, I've found that my internal … Continue reading Updates: and a Crumbly Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe