A Malaysian Dessert
Jane Austen in Singapore
An English Influence
Jam Drops are a Singaporean sweet treat to serve with Tea. They show the English influence in the cooking of the Republic.
The recipe is adapted from Ellice Handy, who got it from Sophia Blackmore, a Methodist missionary who helped found the Methodist Girls School in Singapore in the late 19th century. So the origins are definitely English and probably from Jane Austen’s England. Continue reading
Durian Cake and Zuberbuhler’s Special
Raffles, Maugham and Lord Jim Country
“At the end of the tenth century Canton carried on direct trade with the Malay Peninsula.” —Friedrich Hirt and W. W. Rockhill 
For centuries the Malay Peninsula has been an important corridor in the southern sea route of the Spice Route.
The Strait of Malacca was an important Continue reading