Drips Bakery Cafe

During the long holidays, my colleagues and I decided to explore Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest residential estates in Singapore.  This area has undergone quite a lot of changes in recent years; therefore we were there to uncover some of the cafes around the neighborhood.

Drips Bakery Café was one of the café that was open on a Monday morning. By noon, we realized that there were already quite a few people in the café.

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Rows of tarts greeted us upon entering the café. It’s so hard to choose among these tempting tarts!

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Their menu

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Their interior has a warm and cosy feel.

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Panattone slice with vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite there. The bread is crispy outside and soft & warm inside. Wonderful combination with the vanilla ice-cream.

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Their fruit tart is a MUST try! I love how the tart crust is not too hard, with the right texture and nice buttery taste. One tart will leave you wanting more.


The following are the rest of the things we tried there.

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From top right: Specialty cold drip, chicken pie, mocha and chocolate banana tart.

Upon the first sip, the cold drip is a little too acidic and sour for people who prefer sweetened coffee. But as the coffee starts to get diluted by the ice, it became more acceptable for us.

The chicken pie does not bring us satisfaction as I find the fillings rather bland. I will not order this again.

As for the mocha, it tasted alright but could be warmer. And it is not as fragrant as some of the other places that I’ve tried.

Dark chocolate lovers might like their chocolate banana tart. There is a hint of bitterness in the rich chocolate; awesome combination with the sweetness of the banana. First few bites tasted good, however this tart is too rich. We could not finish it.

On the whole, I feel that this café is a nice place to stop by for some coffee and dessert. Our total bill came up to about $48, to be shared among 4 of us. I will definitely visit this place again to try other fruit tarts.

Drips Bakery Café

82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05,
Singapore 160082

Tel: 6222 0400

Fax: 6776 0401

Opening Hours:

Sun – Thurs 11am – 930pm

Fri & Sat      11am – 11pm

Nearest Mrt:

Tiong Bahru station (15mins walk)

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Homemade Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

No Christmas party would be complete without some Gingerbread men cookies!

  • SERVES: About 30 cookies
  • PREP: 45mins (include chilling)
  • BAKE: 20mins per batch (include cooling)

INGREDIENTS

  • ½  cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 – 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses/honey, egg and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until it’s easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 3 or 4mm thickness. Cut with a 10cm cookie cutter. Place them about 3cm apart from each other on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps and repeat step 2.
  3. Bake at 170 °C for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and light brown. Remove from oven to cool completely before decorating with icing as desired.
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Final product!

Here are the pictures during the baking~

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I added a few pieces of testers for each batch that I baked, to try out the taste.

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Almost ready!

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The little men after taking it out from the oven.

I made some Christmas trees too!

I made some Christmas trees too!

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