Friday, June 22, 2007

My first cookbook - Delicious Asian Sweet Treats

This is the first cookbook written by me. The first in the 'Delicious Asian Treats' series! It's got all my favourite recipes eg. pineapple tarts, walnut cookies, suji cookies, etc.

All the photographs in the book were taken using mostly daylight and minimal artificial light.

This is the back cover. Each book is individually wrapped to keep it clean.
To view a sample recipe (Pineapple tarts and pineapple filling) and all photographs from the book, go to and click on the picture of the front cover.
This book is selling at S$4.95 per copy (for delivery within Singapore) and US$5.95 per copy (for worldwide delivery). This book can be purchased from


Anonymous said...


my friend showed me your book last week and really impressed with the recipes.

Went to the bootsprint website and get a glimpse of all the photos.. very nice!

will order the book from you by sending an email to you.


O.L. said...

A BIG thank you to you and your friend for your support and encouragement!!

I'm coming up with my third book in the 'Delicious Asian Treats' series. I'm also trying to learn more about video blogging so that I can include it in my blog.

Warm regards,
Oi Lin

Sanrio3138 said...

Hi Oi Lin, I ordered 2 of your cookbooks online on 21-07-07 and received them yesterday :D I hope to try out all your recipes real soon and looking forward to your 3rd book *=*

Oi Lin said...

Dear sanrio3138,
Thank you for your order!!!Do try out the recipes and let me know how they turn out. I am also collecting feedback on my books to post on the website. Whatever you like or don't like about the books, do tell me about it. Receiving feedback is a way for me to know what I'm doing right and what I should change.
I am also coming up with a set of instructional DVDs based on the recipes in my books. Do look out for them!
By the way, are you familiar with video blogging? I'm still trying to figure out how to go about it on blogspot. I would like to share with my readers how to bake, etc and if a picture speaks a thousand words, then a video will accomplish so much more!!

Oi Lin

Dave said...

Oi Lin,

I'm in the US, and have a nice cookbook collection going. Can you post a sample page (doesn't have to be hi res) so that I can see how the actual recipes look like.

Thanks, keep up the good work!

Oi Lin said...

Dear Dave,
Thank you for your encouraging words. To see how the actual recipes in my cookbook look like, visit and click on the bookcover. Pictures of every recipe are posted there. There's also a sample recipe taken from the book, so that readers can have an idea of how the recipes are written.
Do visit the website. It's well-designed and very easy to navigate too.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very joyous and prosperous 2008!!

Warm Regards,
Oi Lin

Jennifer said...

Hi Lin,
a lots of people like Chocolate fudge cake and baked cheesecakes,i wonder if you consider published these recipes in your next book/DVD ???

Oi Lin said...

Dear Jennifer,
The next Boostprints cookbook will include Chocolate Fudge Brownie and baked mini cheesecakes (in the form of a cupcake) recipes. The book is titled Gorgeous Cupcakes for the Homebaker (by Anna Chan). Cupcakes are very popular amoong homebakers because they are so easy to make (and so easy to eat!). They don't require one hour (20 to 25 minutes will do) to bake and they are more fun to decorate too. The format of this book is similar to my current cookbooks. It will include several baking tips under the recipe notes section. Do look out for it!
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Oi Lin

Anonymous said...

Hi Oi Lin,

I have tried your recipe on quick homemade bread but failed despite second attempts. I have followed the measurements accurately but the dough does not seem to rise. The end result is like a piece of stone. Throughout the process, I realised it is quite difficult to mix all the ingredients together with 200ml of water and not to mention kneading the dough. I am using hand to knead.

Can you please advise what is the cause?

Thank you.

Oi Lin said...

Hmmm, that's really strange. I use that same recipe to make bread 5 times a week and it works every time. OK, here's what you can try. Use instant yeast that is freshly bought, increase amount of yeast used to 1 teaspoon, and use lukewarm water instead of room temperature water. The warm water will help activate the yeast to work its magic on the dough and help it rise. You can add a little more water to the dough as you knead, if the dough doesn't come together. Remember to leave the dough to rise in a closed oven. Do not leave it in the open in a drafty windy place. It will not rise in such an environment. And if three hours is not enough, let it rise for four.
Don't give up! You definitely will succeed.
Oi Lin

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Oi Lin for the tips. This time round, I increased the yeast and water and it works.