Thursday, December 31, 2009

Taking 2010 by the HORNS!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Welcome to 2010 All!

Hope you guys had a blast partying on NYE! 

Taking 2010 by the HORNS! 

Spread your wings and fly...

Oh stay tune to my next few posts!

I've got so much to update you all :)

As of now, have fun and enjoy the last night of 2009!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My body is taking a holiday and shutting its immune system..

I'm not well...

While xmas and all the festive season holidays are around the corner...

My body chose to take a holiday and shut down my immune system..


Hopefully to get well soon..

Hope everyone is well!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Penang Food Adventure

I was away in Penang for a very very short trip.

But we ate so much, just couldn't resist.

I'll let the photos tell the story.

from Hawker stalls adventures

and from Mama's place we had Authentic Nyonya Cuisine.

Hope you enjoyed the photos :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I think my oven died on me.. :(

Sadly, there's something terribly wrong with my oven.. i think it died on me...

I've been trying to bake, but it just doesn't seem to make my goods bake? Get what I mean??

Like for example, if a recipe says 30 mins to bake, mine takes like 1hour PLUS..this has happened to a few of my goods i know it isn't me who did something wrong...and even after so long my goods still isn't baked properly.. :(

I think the temperature isn't reaching its proper level or there's something wrong with the heating/oven element..

:( i'm so upset because all my effort is wasted..


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Baking Marathon!! *edited with photos*

Guess what??

I've been baking lately..because I am HOME...and not working, I've got more time on my plate to actually bake..

Anyway, I find that the ingredients here are soooooooooo expensive compared to Aussie land, I guess it is because they import the stuff into the country which makes " mahal"  (expensive). For example, a Double Cream in Coles = $3.xx while here it is RM16!!!! OMG, even with the currency exchange of RM3.1=AUD$1, it is WAY overpriced..

I managed to buy some ingredients and tools from various places, be it from the supermarket, proper baking shops, hypermarket, shopping mall, pretty much just anywhere.

I miss my shopping for my baking stuff in Aussieland :(

So these are the items I've baked since I got home....

Classic Pound Cake - Martha's Recipe
Chocolate Chip Muffins - Nigella's Recipe
Peanut Butter Cookies
Ice-cream Cake  - Nigella's Recipe
Peanut Cookies - Secret Recipe :)
Fudgy Chocolate Brownies - Martha's Recipe

I made Ice Cream Cake for my Brother

Those are the Cupcakes, Fudgy Brownies, Cookies, Pound Cake

I just baked the Brownies, Peanut Butter Cookies and Ice-cream cake,yes all in a night :)

Pictures should be up soon :) Just have no time to load up at the moment, pretty busy..

Merry Xmas is around the corner...I am thinking some ginger bread man, fruit cake, a cake log?? hehe But it sounds a lil' too christmassy doesn't it??

Next on my baking list are

Coffee Walnut Swiss Roll
Japanese Soft Cotton Cheesecake
Cream Puffs
Chocolate Croissant/Butter Croissant/Nuts Croissant

Oreos Cheese Cupcakes

Twister Cupcakes (From photos above)

Should be it for now, some of them might be for this weekend :)

Good Nightt!

Sorry, these the photos that I managed to find, totally misplaced the other baking photos.. :(

Monday, December 7, 2009

Busy busy busy

Hey Readers,

Sorry I've been MIA. I've been so extremely busy, got back home last week and my schedule have been so packed it isn't funny, I do not even have the time to chill..

With all the preparations for my Cousin's wedding yesterday, it was all so crazy but it was such a beautiful and intimate occasion..Congrats to LJ and DK! I was one of her bridesmaid, it was fun! got to meet up with the other Chi-muis :)

Will update soon, just need to rush off now, wanna bake some Peanut Cookies :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Just the other day, as I was watching Nigella on youtube making Chocolate Chip Muffins, Oh My, I knew I just had to get my hands on them and I was pretty reluctant to buy it from the store. So I decided to bake my own.

 This muffins are light and fluffy, though as a Chocolate lover, I would add more chocolate bits in them next time around and probably cut down slightly on the sugar.

This is a recipe by Nigella Feast -Youtube.

You'll need:

Makes 15 muffins
Prep time : 5 mins
Bake time: 20 mins

Dry Ingredients
1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
1 3/4 cups Caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cups of chocolate chips

Stir all Dry ingredients together

Wet Ingredients
1 cup of milk
over 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 tsp of vanilla essence
1 egg

Whisk all Wet ingredients together

1) Pour Wet into Dry ingredients - Mix, don't over mix.
2) Fill 3/4 full of muffin cups in tray.
3) Bake in pre-heated over of 200C for 20 minutes.

Enjoy your Muffins! :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Patisserie of my own (Part 2)

When I read about Peggy Porschen, it daunt on me that if I ever decide to seriously have a life-changing path in my life.....that could be me. Pursuing my passion in becoming a Patisserie Chef :), opening my own Patisserie before I turn 30 years old, that's still at least a few years more to go, which would give me time to gain experience and exposure before I lead my own.

That would be a dream come true wouldn't it?

If you do not know Peggy Porschen, she studied her Pastry course at Le Cordon Bleu, London before opening her own. She has also published a books "Romantic Cakes" and "Pretty Party Cakes". She also created some beautiful pieces for celebrities like Elton John's wife, Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. Not only that, her masterpiece have been featured in various magazines too.

You must be thinking how does she relate to what I am going on about...Because here I am, thinking of taking up a Patisserie course from Le Cordon Bleu. So I would have proper fundamentals and therefore hopefully would be on my way to becoming my own Pastry Chef.

Here are some of her masterpiece :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy 1st Month Anniversary Blog!

Today marks the 1st Month Anniversary of my Blog ! :)

OMG, it is already 1 MONTH? It feels great.

Thanks for supporting my blog.

Do keep checking back to my site :)


Will leave you to some yummy snacks that I made last night!

Chocolate Puff & Sweet Tooth Fairy Tart

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What are your thoughts?

So, today , I came across this article by Samantha Brett during my lunch break.

It was about rules and regulations between men and women in the dating scene.

My question is this, "Should men pay the bill on the first date?"

There is a lot of controversy on who should do this and that, if you do that, you're blah blah blah, and if you don't, you're blah blah blah...

As for me, I believe that especially on the first date, the guy should be the gentleman and pay for the bill, probably unless the woman was the one who asked the guy out, but yet again, I still believe that the guy should offer to pay it, and pay it. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to be swept of my feet and be the girl in the relationship. As well as there are other times, where the woman can chip in, like buying the pop corns and drinks/snacks when you watch a movie together, though, it doesn't sound as much but it still counts, and contribute to the relationship. I also do believe that there are other things that should be contributed equally between the couple.

I am not trying to start an arguement, but that's just my thoughts. Everyone is different, some women dont mind paying on the first date, some do. I'm not speaking for all women, just mine. As every relationship is different from one another.

I would love to hear your thoughts...

Happy loving :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Me :) excited..

Another 9 more days to Holiday!!

p/s: I will still be updating my bloggie :)

He, who cooked for me over the weekend :)

Seafood Cream Fettucini

Roast Maryland with Basil, Garlic, Lemon Juice

We also managed to catch a movie, The Time Traveller's makes you feel so grateful to have a partner who doesn't just disappears just like that :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Random Mumblings + Massive Throbbing Headache

Unfortunately for me, I'm having a massive throbbing headache at the moment, stucked in the office and I can't take a nap to let the pain go away... :(

OMG! Such a HOT day today...

Too hot to think of anything to post up at the moment...

And yes, I've not forgotten about the recipe and pictures of the "Guilt-free Cookies" :)

Please see previous post.

*random thoughts*
soo pretty the MacBook Pro :).......ahhhhhhhh