THE BAYKERY: Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful, but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful ~ Marie-Louise Gustafsson
<tomato bread pudding> 
there are about a million and one ways to use leftover bread (in this case - baguette)this savoury tomato bread pudding recipe caught my eye and i thought - why not! esp since i had some good tomatoes at home to use 
some improvisions:- replaced milk+heavy cream with coconut milk- added fewer eggs (6x) - used sumac for flavouring 
it all turned out superb, and perfect for sunday brunch!  

<tomato bread pudding> 

there are about a million 
and one ways to use leftover bread
(in this case - baguette)

this savoury tomato bread pudding
recipe caught my eye
and i thought - why not! 
esp since i had some good tomatoes
at home to use 


some improvisions:
- replaced milk+heavy cream with coconut milk
- added fewer eggs (6x) 
- used sumac for flavouring 

it all turned out superb, and perfect for 
sunday brunch!  

&lt;condensed milk pound cake&gt; 
i stole 90mins between lunch w the mates and early dinner at N &amp; S &amp; kids and rounded up a can of condensed milk, and the usual suspects like flour, sugar etcsnitched pichet ong&#8217;s condensed milk recipe off the internet but covered the tracks by adding matcha powder to 1/3 of batter, and coffee powderto another 1/3. sprinkled some chocolate chips swirled the batter and chucked the loaf tin into the oven for about an hour
my favourite part of the recipe was pulsing a vanilla bean and sugar in the food processorthe result was an amazingly aromatic vanilla powder which really added an extra dimensionto pound cake 
exhibit A: 3 slices of matcha-coffee marble condensed milk pound cakecrisp on the outside, soft and moist on the inside
exhibit B: our yellow submarine tea infuser taking its mission quite seriously by releasing the essence of green tea leaves to complement the cakes slices

<condensed milk pound cake> 

i stole 90mins between lunch w the 
mates and early dinner at N & S & kids and
rounded up a can of condensed milk, and the
usual suspects like flour, sugar etc

snitched pichet ong’s condensed milk recipe
off the internet but covered the tracks by
adding matcha powder to 1/3 of batter, and coffee powder
to another 1/3. sprinkled some chocolate chips
swirled the batter and
chucked the loaf tin into the oven for about an hour

my favourite part of the recipe was pulsing 
a vanilla bean and sugar in the food processor
the result was an amazingly aromatic
vanilla powder which really added an extra dimension
to pound cake 

exhibit A: 3 slices of matcha-coffee marble condensed milk pound cake
crisp on the outside, soft and moist on the inside


exhibit B: our yellow submarine tea infuser taking its mission quite seriously by releasing the essence of green tea leaves to complement the cakes slices

&lt;fortune cookies&gt; 
so we thought fortune cookies with customised &#8216;fortunes&#8217; would be a good idea to end off the second evening of the island wedding since the party theme was Oriental
the recipe was easy enoughthe real challenge was being able to get them folded and closed quickly while the little crepe was still (super) hot and malleablethat means making only 2 at a time.. I had these little darlings sit in the muffin cups to cool off and set into their shapes.. 
well - it was well worth the effort! the guests had a blastand cracked up with fortunes like - skinny dip in the ocean tonight and win the lottery next week- help i am trapped in a chinese bakery! - see, i am not illiteratesome of the guests were enlightened by the fact that the fortune cookie is really an American invention, and not really Chinese ;) 

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<fortune cookies> 

so we thought fortune cookies with
customised ‘fortunes’ would be a good 
idea to end off the second evening of 
the island wedding since the party theme was Oriental

the recipe was easy enough
the real challenge was being able to get them 
folded and closed quickly while the 
little crepe was still (super) hot and malleable
that means making only 2 at a time.. 
I had these little darlings sit in 
the muffin cups to cool off and set into their shapes.. 

well - it was well worth the effort!
the guests had a blast
and cracked up with fortunes like 
- skinny dip in the ocean tonight and win the lottery next week
- help i am trapped in a chinese bakery! 
- see, i am not illiterate

some of the guests were enlightened 
by the fact that the fortune cookie is really 
an American invention, and not really Chinese ;) 

<pumpkin pancakes>

so, today, I made
layers and layers of pumpkin pancakes for our breakfast -
with fresh pumpkin purée!
runny cream cheese glaze was a nice touch and  
more interesting than whipped cream
i also made a nice discovery - i ran out of vanilla essence for the glaze 
so tipped a little orange blossom water instead
that actually resulted in a
what a lovely combi of sweet aromas and flavours!
served with a drizzle of agave syrup and roasted almonds