Basics #18: Rolling Out Dough

Basics #18: Rolling Out Dough

This one’s an easy tip: Use baking paper to help you roll out dough.

Baking Paper

Simply place your dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out your dough.

I love this tip because it prevents you from adding unnecessary amounts of flour to the dough.

And if you’re trying to transfer rolled-out dough into a pie tin, the baking paper helps loads. You just have to peel off one paper, flip the dough…

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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Icing

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Icing

C’mon, chocolate-chip cookie dough slathered all over cake. Need I say more?

Cookie Dough Icing

Here’s how to make this ridiculously heavenly icing.

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Strawberry Cake

Summer’s almost over. For me, that means strawberries are going to get a lot more expensive. So here’s one last recipe to celebrate the summer (affordable) strawberry.

Strawberry Cake

This recipe is adapted from Cake Boss (“baaaws”). I thought it was an interesting recipe because it used two kinds of fat (oil and butter), as well as strawberries in two forms (jammed and fresh).

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Dairy-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Dairy-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

I always make a carrot cake around this time of the year, only because it’s my sister’s birthday and that’s her favourite cake. (Here are the 2012 and 2013 cakes.)

Carrot & Pineapple Cake

This year, I decided to change things up a bit and add some pineapple to the cake. A big plus about the pineapple is that I can leave out any dairy from the recipe as the pineapple keeps everything moist while adding a nice tropical…

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4 Tips for Great Roast Chicken

4 Tips for Great Roast Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is such an easy way to feed a lot of people. And there’s something celebratory about plonking down a juicy, golden-brown bird at the dinner table.

Roast Chicken

I don’t claim to be an expert at roasting chicken, but I do have some tips up my sleeve that gets me consistently great results. (Follow at your own risk!)

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Care-Less Bread Rolls

Bread-making can seem like quite an effortful process. And on some days there’s just better things to do than to knead for hours on end.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see below, these aren’t the prettiest rolls to make, but they’re made with yeast, from scratch, and they still taste just like fresh bread.

Care-less Bread Rolls

Yes, these are the bread rolls to make when you don’t give a flying f**k.…

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Chocolate Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of those things in life that’s so good, it has to be bad for you. I mean, you might even resort to petty theft. (Ever see that episode of Friends?)

Chocolate Cheesecake

Add chocolate into the mix and you get a decadent dessert that takes absolutely no prisoners.

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Pecan Pie Cake

This birthday cake is really more of a cobbling together of several recipes. It started off when one of the birthday persons mentioned he really liked my caramel pecan pie.

Pecan Pie Cake

So I had this idea to put pecan pie in a cake. The main concept was to bake off the filling minus the pie crust and use that as one of the layers in a cake.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I know my Muslim friends will be baking up a storm in preparation for family visitations this Hari Raya Puasa.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s a super simple peanut butter cookie recipe that’s perfect with coffee and tea while gossiping catching up with the relatives.

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Raspberry Brownies

Here is another play on my base Best Brownies Ever recipe. Instead of walnuts, I added whole raspberries for a tart and juicy surprise in the middle.

Rasperry Brownies

I’ll admit it’s not a revolutionary pairing — chocolate and raspberry — but it’s a great one. Timely too, especially since it’s berry season.

Rasbperries

Again, I used my Wilton silicone brownie moldfor bite-sized pieces, halved the recipe and plopped halved…

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