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Sweets

Butterfly Pea Cheesecake

Butterfly Pea Cheesecake

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, but dangnabit, it still feels very much like summer in San Francisco. I have sweaters and boots ready to go once it gets cooler. I’ll have to settle on my summer dresses and shorts for a few more […]

Matcha Butter

Matcha Butter

I’ve always wanted to make my own butter, and I’m so sad I didn’t start sooner. It was so easy and the final product was super soft and creamy. I didn’t even need to use any special tools or equipment. All I used was an […]

Ube Cream Pie

Ube Cream Pie

Ube is having its moment right now. It’s been popular in Asian cuisine for a long time but currently trending as a popular flavor. No complaints from me since I love ube. Even Trader Joe’s has jumped on the band wagon with their ube ice […]

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake with Minimal Matcha

Matcha Mille Crepe Cake with Minimal Matcha

You don’t need Lady M when you have Lady S. Who wants a slice of this matcha mille crepe cake? I might be a little weird, but I love slicing into a mille cake and feeling the pressure give away as you slice through each […]

Miso Plum Clafoutis

Miso Plum Clafoutis

Miso plum clafoutis. Have I lost my mind? Not really. Even my husband thought it didn’t sound very good at first. But he soon ate his words, and the clafoutis. Miso has been used in a lot of dishes lately not just as soup or […]

Cherry Shortcake

Cherry Shortcake

It’s been cherry season in California for the last month or so now. My parents gave me a bag of red cherries. Oddly enough, I don’t like eating cherries on their own. I feel they’re better suited in desserts for some reason. I wanted to […]

Sobacha Panna Cotta

Sobacha Panna Cotta

A few months ago, a friend of mine was visiting from out of town and we went to Soba Ichi in Oakland. Best soba I’ve had outside of Japan. Their juwari soba was incredible. Juwari soba is made from 100% buckwheat. This is incredibly hard […]

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

Strawberry Thyme Galettes (Phoros Mix)

When it’s good, it’s good. And what’s good is the combination of strawberry and thyme. I love balancing sweet flavors with fresh herbs. It’s refreshing and adds layers of dynamic flavor. It’s the beginning of strawberry season and I’m so excited about all the pastries […]

Chocolate Chai Babka

Chocolate Chai Babka

I’ve wanted to bake a plait after watching all the seasons of The Great British Bake Off on Netflix. The intricacies of the braids and the contrast between the dark and light colors are so beautiful. One of my favorite things to see is the […]

Pandan Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Pandan Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Believe it or not, I was a picky eater growing up. But I wasn’t picky because I didn’t like or want to eat. I just really wanted to only eat the good stuff, all the time every time. My mom struggled with finding things to […]