Chocolate Swiss Roll

If you’ve ever found yourself hovering to close over the display at your local bakery, daydreaming about recreating the cakes in your own kitchen, a Swiss roll is the best place to start. The cake is baked as a flat sheet, so you can use much less flour than you would with a normal layer…

Hokkaido Milk Tea Cupcakes

Hokkaido cupcakes are a popular dessert in Asia typically made by piping custard cream into a light chiffon cupcake. Custard can be a bit of a hassle to make sometimes, so I like to just use whipped cream thickened with a dash of instant pudding powder that also helps to stabilize the cream. Because both…

Dancing Seafood Pizza

One of the foods I always found enticing when I go to Asia is their pizzas. Pizzas in the West are good, but the flavours and variety have more or less been the same since my childhood. Dough crust, pizza sauce, cheese, a couple of different toppings, and it’s nice, but doesn’t bring the wonder…