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! :)