Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
My friend Min got this for me... at 1st i tot prob is a baguaette holder..actualys he says its not... more like for olives.. anyway who cares..she gt 1 for me hehe.. waiting for her to coem bk then I can display it... she gt me pinky..YIPEE
Sunday, June 24, 2007
New York Cheesecake(light version)
Baking 911Got a book via a forum recently.. im so glad my friend help me to chop the book as soon as she saw it and hehe.. I got it!
It cost like $24plus at kino.. and this was a steal... $8 only.. and brand new.... thou i need to go on the western part of singapore to collect, but very quickly i got over to collect despite I live in extreme east since i dont want the book to b bought over if i do not collect and worse shouldit go missing by post... i will heartpain...
anyway here pic of the book
the onli pic i tink on the book is this cover haha... whole book is like a bible.... but i like it! cos i will read b4 i sleep hehe... good book.. now im waiting to buy the cake bible.... heard its good too...
Saturday, June 23, 2007
For Elieen bday, i did this tiramisu upon her request... its really not bad thou i will cut down on the cream in future.
Made a mistake by putting the sponge finger att he side b4 i dust w coco powder.. so the figners were stained.. nonetheless we enjoy them alot... right outside starbucks coffee at PS =)
Happy Birthday Girl.... muackz
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
All About Father's Day1st... I had to make a durian cake for order... I cant decide what to decor with... so I decided to do apapa face... Purposely din smotthen the face.. since when papa grow one.. surely thr is some wrinkles rite??
Note: I ask JT on Sunday hw is the cake, review was very good by his folks.. Im so happy
And I was running REALY LATE to cook Father's Day dinner.. I onli managed to buy all my ingredient at 4.30. Dinner starts at 7.30~ with only 3 hours to go....
The theme will be western food tonite.
My menu incudes: mash potato, Garden salad with berry dressing, sauteed mushroom, cream of brocolli soup, Pork chop, steak, as well as champagne sauce for the meats.
In order to create the below
Boiled all my potatoes,
Marinated and tenderise the chicken chops,
cut up all my brocoli, celery, onions,
boil the soup base for soup,
chop up 3 cup of garlic,
Took mi a loong time.. as i need to peel the potato aft tat to mash.. I am crazy enuff to forget that i can use my mixer to Mash them... lucky at the last instance I rem... here u see hw useful is my big big mixer...
By time I fin the above, I need to puree my almost cook vegetables and create the 'cream'.
And adding on cream and such to the soup to thicken.. DARN.. 1 can of cream not enuff... I need like 2 more... SOS serene to get.. so scare she dunnow hich one (which she really dunno) llucky I know which shelf was the can at at the store.. phew...
Oh ya i forgot to marinate the beef...grrr.. and my mushroom..not sliced yet... chopchop fin them all... cook the mushroom as well as the mash potato...
By 6,30 I was hot n sweaty... gotto hav a quick shower.. surf the net a little.. yea surf net.. to think I got the time to do so
By 7 plus when all came.. my cream arrive... yipee!!!
Time to fry my pork chop and e all dig in.... all were too hungry and thus.. lousy pics...
Garden Salad... sauce is from Linda... most of us like the tinge of sourness hehe...
Cream of brocolli...
We had a great dinner.. thou I think mum was too comfortable in seeing my almost juicy red beef hahaa.. and the pork she complain is way too soft.. notverymuch like pork... bt hey... errrr if its too tough no one want to eat also leh... humpf....
By end of the day I was darn shack but happy
Happy Father's Day too all Papa
Friday, June 15, 2007
My friends macaronAmrita passed me some macaron she did today,
Fantastic ones .. far better than mine.. looks like I better buck up and practise hard..thanx for motivating me girl...
Here are her macs
I snap like 20 over poto.. my hand was soo shaky.. maybe cos my brain says dun wait..just eat!!
Coofee mac, rose mac... and hazel nut one (not in pic)... she is selling them... and so U can order from her if u like... now i wish she have given more of the rose one hahahaa.. I go tno sweet tooth.. but i just like to taste them.. they are always changing...
This year, I got Leelee to teach em the proper way. Many thanx to her patience on the hot n warm afternoon... I manged to wrap some ok looking bak chang
We did the Hokkien Chang on that day.
Labels: Festive Goodies
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Cake Decor-PipingBeen a year since I last learn cake decor.. Hardly got a chance to practice.. since my family get put off the sight whehn they see the cream... and they find the cream kind of decor old fashion... so most of the time I do their fav--mirror..
Today with many whip cream left in fridge.. I decided to practice...
I kind of like this pic.. maybe i shld ask my friend to help mi use this pic as 1 of the bk grd of this blog hehe....
Healthy SnacksMany Months ago, Angie told me bout this all so expensive snack...
I rem we went Carrefour and she got this snack for her holiday munching.
When I saw the packaging, wah look so pretty.. price tag also pretty.. $5plus per bag... I almost want to faint.. but its supposed to be healthy said Angie.
Anyway, I did nto get a chance to try this snack..cos I simply REFUSE.. ppl who know me will know.. I always refuse to give in to expensive snack(apart from my durian chips whcih I dun even see now)..
However, many mth down the road... recently at the petril kiosk, dear and I saw this snack.. ar $4plus.. well slightly cheaper i guess.. Dear insisted on buying for mi try(maybe he is the one who wan to eat haha). he keep telling me its nice its nice.. so I said I heard bout it but too ex lar.. anyway.. we still bought... and seems like he like it alot.. and well of cos I dun mind him eating this.. Better than eatting ruffles n pringles rite? its it have NO TRANSFAT.. yeahhhh I love this sentence.. very impt since dear snack alot nowadays...
So last nite, when I was on errands at Giant, I hear dsomeoen said, so cheap... being SINGAPOREAN..when u hear word so cheap.. u prob wan to kaypo bout it... haaha I saw this whoel lot of chips at the basket.. on offer... 1 for 1 leh.. not too bad yeah.. so I grab for for dear.. he will b shock when he come back... hehe
Anyway at least he eat I wun feel guilty lar... hehe
Here is how the real chips in the bag look like
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Earl Grey Checkered Cake
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Instant Lor MeeThe other day, while I was talking to my friend bout my craving for a proper bowl of lor mee, she told me boutu this product..urging me to try...
The Myojo Brand of lor mee...
Thou not as close as real one she said.. satisfying enuff... and I pick up a bowl from NTUC... after many days, finaly I got a chance to try it.
Just add the 4 pack of condiment in the packing.. add water and stir.. 2 mins later.. u get this
The noodle is obviously not any where near the fresh yellow noodles with the lye water taste we get outside... but a good bowl of lor mee, most importantly lies in the soup and the topping... Again the topping wasnt anything like the original kind.. but the soup is yummy .. yeah ignore the MSG for now ok?? itsnot original.. but then again.. for a instant bowl of thg... I think this is really GOOD... its have the tinge of sourness from vinegar.. and a little spicy as well...
I regret last night..that i bought only 1 bowl.. cos i was so hungry.. I tot i can eat 1 more =)
Time to stock up on my lor meessssss
Green Tea Mousse Cake
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Kitty Moulds... a gift from my malaysian friendMr Postman redeliver an article for me .. I wasnt expecting any in the 1st place. I got a pleasant surprise when I open it
Its 10 pieces of kitty jello mould
Its from a friend in malaysia "C". She gave me a small surprise.. to thank me for my efforts. Well Im really grateful for this gift. SHe is helping us get some heart shape moulds as well for everyoen in spore.. so kind of her to offer her help.
Will try to do jello soon with this =)
Thanx again "C" if u r reading this.
Oatmeal cookiesAfter few days break.. I itchy hands again... Amrita suggest cookies.. so I try my hands on Vi's oatmeal cookies
Added macademia nuts as well as raisin into the mixture..
Dunno where did I go wrong..it taste a bit floury to me.. maybe shld ask dear to try later when he get bk... but i like the taste =)
Wolf Berry aka 枸杞Someone ask what is this.. and so I snap a poto of it.. and thought maybe I should do a posting here.
Extracted from Wikipedia
Wolfberry contains significant percentages of a day's macronutrient needs – carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. 68% of the mass of dried wolfberries exists as carbohydrate, 12% as protein, and 10% each as fiber and fat, giving a total caloric value in a 100 gram serving of 370 (kilo)calories, of which 272 come from carbohydrates, and 90 of which come from fat.
Micronutrients and phytochemicals
Wolfberries contain many nutrients and phytochemicalsincluding
11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
18 amino acids
6 essential vitamins
8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid
beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols
5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin , lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties
Select examples given below are for 100 grams of dried berries.
Calcium. Wolfberries contain 112 mg per 100 gram serving, providing about 8-10% of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI).
Potassium. Wolfberries contain 1,132 mg per 100 grams dried fruit, giving about 24% of the DRI.
Iron. Wolfberries have 9 mg iron per 100 grams (100% DRI).
Zinc. 2 mg per 100 grams dried fruit (18% DRI).
Selenium. 100 grams of dried wolfberries contain 50 micrograms (91% DRI)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2). At 1.3 mg, 100 grams of dried wolfberries provide 100% of DRI.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C content in dried wolfberries has a wide range (from different sources) from 29 mg per 100 grams to as high as 148 mg per 100 grams (respectively, 32% and 163% DRI).
Wolfberries also contain numerous phytochemicals for which there are no established DRI values. Examples:
Beta-carotene: 7 mg per 100 grams dried fruit.
Zeaxanthin. Reported values for zeaxanthin content in dried wolfberries vary considerably, from 25 mg per 100 grams to 200 mg per 100 grams. The higher values would make wolfberry one of the richest edible plant sources known for zeaxanthin content.Up to 77% of total carotenoids present in wolfberry exist as zeaxanthin.
Polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a major constituent of wolfberries, representing up to 31% of pulp weight
I use this very frequently in cooking rice, porridge, soup, steam fish, and even making of dessert like white fungus dessert as well as my osmanthus cake. It can also be eaten raw.. believe to be good for improving vision.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
CherryBefore I log off for my short get away to Bintan, let me just finish with this post, in case u miss me for the next few days while Im away...
Cherry is on the list. mum bought some for Serene upon her request, and I was given some... err some as in.. I think I had 11 numbers of them hehe...
This small little cuties, are real expensive... It cost $20 per kg... Miss those days in Europe where such fruits are soooo cheap.
Picked the deep red and shiny ones... and pop them into your mouth ... err yea.. I cant resist.. I din even wait to wash them when I get home.. by the time I reach home.. I only have 3 cheeries left... Uneaten for the sake of photo taking...
Now, if cherry is going to get cheaper, I wll want to do my very own Maraschino Cherry.
Ripped the recipe off the web the other day
200 gr black cherry
200 ml water
50 ml grape juice
200 gr sugar
1/2 tsp salt
lime juice from 1/2 lime
1 tsp almond extract/ essence
Put ingredients in a saucepan bring to boil and thicken, add almond extract and black cherry for a minute and leave to cool overnight.
Strain the cherry and bring to boil the sugar syrup, let it cool.Put cherries into the pasteured jar then add syrup, close the lid and put in a fridge for 1 - 2 weeks.
The cherry can be soaked overnight with combination of water, a pinch of slaked lime( kapur sirih, Indo) or alum powder(tawas) and salt before boiling process for crispness.I dont have them.
Fresh LemonSour stuff.. thats always top on my list.. I love them all...
Mango, strawberry, lychee.. I love them all sour... so of cos.. I love lemon too
These lemon are nothg out of the ordinary.. Just simple lemon.. except that.. they are sooo fresh looking (I have never seen them so fresh before in NTUC), I cant help but blog bout them
Most of the time I will buy a couple like 5 of them... and they will always be so helpful to me... I make lemon curd out of its juice, zest is also used. Cut them in slices add to my iced cold water, the remains after I jucied them .. will sit on my sink for 1 day.... deodourising the kitchen from the smell.. as well as brighten up my sink since my sink is make of solid material in beige... loads of stain sometimes...
FailedAttempted mac today.. this time I wanted to do sesame flavour...
err.... did i pass my 1st batch as beginner's luck or???
this batch.. no feets to be seen.. more like cookies...
Friday, June 01, 2007
The Jewel BoxAfter lunch... we had some free time.. since its not alwasy dear bring mi out for lunch on a weekday... quite good.. at least no need squeeze w ppl... and so we went up to Mt Faber...
Went to The Jewel Box.. thinking of enjoying the scenery and have coffee...
Strangely there isnt much coffee variety ont he menu.. and so we decided to have dessert.
Dear ordered a "Jewel Box
While I had a Apple Crumbled Pie..
taste not bad..but service is not good.. they are slow... I fin my whole pie..and my ice water not even here yet.. maybe they know we r not tourist???
tsktsk.. maybe I wun go again... thou scenery thr is Good