Sweet Secrets with Anna Olson – Thanks to AFC & Le Meridien, KL

Another international celebrity chef is in Malaysia thanks to Asian Food Channel!

Host of SUGAR, one of my favourite desserts cook shows, ANNA OLSON was standing, mixing, baking & joking barely 5 feet away from me just last Thursday. (Thank you Cheryl for the opportunity). πŸ˜‰

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Anna Olson excludes charm & is absolutely entertaining in the spotlight. Her clear intonated English (no heavy accent) made the session a breeze to follow & she generously shares baking tips as she rapidly mixes, beat, explains and joke with the media in the room throughout the entire 2 hours session.

Pic credited to FatBoyBakes.

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Anna’s demo session showcased 3 recipes, of which each highlighted key ingredients from her beloved home country, Canada.

Pic credited to FatBoyBakes.

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As we all know, Canada is famous for maple syrup; and hence the recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream.
Raisin Butter Tart, (with maple syrup as one of the ingredients) is apparently a popular Canadian dessert as well.

Apples are featured heavily in their desserts too, as Canadians has access to apples (due to the seasonal change) 6 months out of a year. Anyhow, no matter whom you are; American or Canadian or Malaysian, most of us love a good slice of hot apple pie no?

Here Anna incorporated a healthier version of the apple muffin by using whole wheat flour & vegetable oil versus butter. She added cheese for the sweet & salty taste combo that she claims the Canadians love..

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Pic credited to FatBoyBakes.

Anna Olson – No celebrity airs & is as incredibly engaging on TV and in real life.

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Her super sweet Raisin Butter Tart.

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Maple Walnut Ice Cream.

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You can catch Anna Olson’s live in person too! Her cooking cum lunch sessions are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, at Le Meridien KL, on 27 & 28th of November, 11-3pm, with lunch & FREE FLOW MUMM CHAMPAGNE, at RM330++ per head. Check it out HERE.

And lastly, let me share with you Anna’s recipe for her Maple Walnut Ice Cream!

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