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Ivan Teoh

Something personal yet public

This year we baked a chocolate cake for one of my friends' birthday picnic. We were a bit ambitious. It is not just a chocolate cake. We decorated with chocolate buttercream and piping writing with royal icing.


Semifreddo is a class of semi-frozen desserts. The principle ingredients are usually eggs, sugar and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío. In Italian cuisine, the semifreddo is commonly made with gelato as a primary ingredient. It is often called an ice-cream cake, but a true ice-cream cake has layers of cake & ice-cream.

Semifreddo - Wikipedia

An apple pie is a fruit pie, in which the principal filling ingredient is apple. It is, on occasion, served with whipped cream or ice cream on top, or alongside cheddar cheese. The pastry is generally used top-and-bottom, making it a double-crust pie; the upper crust may be a circular or a pastry lattice woven of crosswise strips. Exceptions are deep-dish apple pie, with a top crust only, and open-face Tarte Tatin.

Apple pie - Wikipedia