East meets West: A Japanese cheesecake and sponge layered celebration cake

The top and bottom layers are made with Japanese cheesecake. The middle layer is a light vanilla sponge. They're all joined together and covered in a light, lemony whipped cream frosting.

Japanese cheesecake If you’re a fan of cheesecake but have never tried Japanese cheesecake (chiizu keeki) before, all I can say is that you really don’t know what you’re missing. Japanese cheesecake is pure unadulterated pleasure – it’s soft, pillowy, creamy goodness – and what gives it its unique, velvety, gently cheesy creaminess is that it’s … Continue reading

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For her Majesty… thebigfatnoodle’s Diamond Jubilee cake for the Queen

Our contribution to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee As I sit here typing, I’m watching the Queen’s floating pageant take place on our TV. The 1,000 ships that are taking part in the flotilla will actually end up right outside our flat in London at the end of the day. Unfortunately, we no longer live there so we are … Continue reading

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A hint of chocolate in prep for Easter: Mary Berry’s Chocolate Loaf Cake

Mary Berry's Chocolate Loaf Cake

The legend that is Mary Berry I only have one recipe to post this week as I spent last weekend with friends and so I only made it into the kitchen late on Sunday night after everyone had left. I was however determined to herald my husband’s return from his ski trip by making him … Continue reading

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Flour-less chocolate cake

Easy to bake. Far to easy to devour.

Sadly carb free doesn’t mean fat-free When we invited our friends over for Sunday lunch last weekend  and I decided to make a flour-less chocolate cake, I thought I’d be doing a ‘good’ thing ie producing a carb-free cake as my friends were all trying to cut down on the amount of carbs they ate. … Continue reading

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Vegetarian delights: A savoury fried (white) carrot cake from South-east Asia (chai tow kway)

My savoury white carrot cake - fried with pink pickled ginger, eggs, garlic and spring onions. Do go to your Chinese grocery shop to try and find the traditional pickled turnips/radish though - it's really the traditional ingredients that you fry with the carrot cake.

South-east Asian street food at its best :) One of my earliest posts for thebigfatnoodle was about how I taught myself to make a local dish from South-east Asia called fried carrot cake. Traditionally, it uses mooli (also called daikon) – a white radish – but I can’t always get hold of this unless I … Continue reading

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Crispy and chewy cranberry oat biscuits in less than 30mins

Crispy and chewy cranberry oat biscuits. Perfect with a cuppa of your choice.

If you’re an impatient baker like me, you’ll love that these biscuits take less than 30 minutes to make and bake Yay, it’s the weekend and that can mean only one thing – a chance for me to tinker in the kitchen! Which is exactly what I did the moment I woke up this morning. … Continue reading

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Brandy-infused cranberries and a crumble-topped cranberry, walnut and banana cake

Brandy-infused cranberry, banana and walnut cake with a crunchy crumble top

On Saturday, I asked my husband if he would like me to make anything for his family as they were coming over for Sunday lunch the next day. Him: “Cake.” he said. Me: “That’s it? Just cake. Any particular cake?” Him: “No, just cake.” And then he wandered off back to his office. Only problem … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for overindulgence: The Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet and salty chocolate cake

The Hummingbird Bakery's Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cake (with my disaster-cake topping)

I’m back…! Some of you may not noticed but the last three posts have been made by my husband, whom I love even more now because he’s been stepping in to fill the void as I’ve been a bit busy at work and not had much time to cook. But I’m back, and with a … Continue reading

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An American candy store is all I need to release my inner child

I've died and gone to Twinkie heaven. In Surrey, England.

40 going on 10 … or maybe even 8… With three older brothers who had to look after me in Singapore, playtime as the youngest and only girl in the family was less Barbie dolls and playhouses and more Action Men and fisticuffs. In fact, the one and only Barbie doll I ever had (a … Continue reading

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No afternoon tea is complete without cake : apple and banana walnut bread

My apple and banana walnut bread

So easy to bake that even I can’t mess this up Another blogger suggested I try baking an apple bread as I didn’t know what to do with all the apples my brother-in-law gave us (read about that story here). It doesn’t help that I’m really not a confident baker; as someone who measures ingredients … Continue reading

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