Monday, December 28, 2009

Bread Making

Tried Alex Goh "Magic Bread" recipe for Basic Sweet Bread Dough. I didn't do a great job for this though the bread was edible. I would need to give it another try again, putting the right sequence using my BM.

Anyway this is the Cheese Bun that we did on Princess birthday.

Original Recipe from Alex Goh - Magic Bread

100g bread flour
70g boiling water

300g bread flour
100g plain flour
80g sugar
6g salt
20g milk powder
9g instant yeast

175g cold water
60g cold eggs

60g butter

  1. Add the boiling water from A into flour, mix until well blended to form dough. Cover and set aside to cool. Keep it into regrigerator for at least 12 hours
  2. Mix B until well-blended. Add in C and knead to form rough dough. Add in A and knead until well-blended.
  3. Add in D and knead to form elastic dough.
  4. Let it proof for 40 mins
  5. Divide the dough into required weight and mould it round. Let it rest for 10 mins and ready to use.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Princess 5th Birthday - DIY Bake It Yourself Party

We had a very mini DIY Bake It Yourself Birthday Party held at home, with only 5 friends from the school. 5 yrs old with 5 friends (a good one huh) Appreciate the parents who drop off their precious with me this morning for the party from 10.30 am - 1pm.

Menu for the DIY
1) Chocolate Chip Cookie
2) Bread Making
3) Sandwich cutting with shape cutter

Little Chef in action for Chocolate Chip Cookie

Applause to the hardworking little chef with their cookie making

Princess cutting a steam chocolate cake , unfortunately i didn't take a close up picture of the cake.
* Happy 5th Birthday my precious girl
While waiting for their parent to pickup, the kiddies enjoying themselve with "Tom & Jerry" show from SCV channel -Cartoon Network

Princess was showered with X'mas & Birthday Gift. A BIG Thank You to all the friends, uncles & aunties for making it so special for her.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec 2009

We've a mini home celebration this year. We got from Cold Storage a Dinner Deal Standard ($49.90, serves 6 – 8 persons)
It includes a Capon Smoked Chicken (1.7kg), Honey Baked Ham (1.5kg), Beddar Cheddar Johnsonville Sausage (500g) and a FREE Cooler bag.

We need to put everything back into the oven to make hot.

Dinner Menu :
Smoked Chicken
Garlic Bread
Chocolate Roll Cake

冬至 - 12 月22 日

From young we were taught 冬大过年 and also a saying of 冬湿年干= if it rain in Winter, Chinese New Year will be dry. It's a must to eat 湯圓, so that we'll grow a year older (just a chinese saying). My family favourite is Gula Melaka flavor 湯圓, it's also my witness.

Important to note, 冬至 is always falls on 22 Dec yearly. Which also 3 days before our Christmas Day 25 Dec, amazing huh ...

My mama and the little helpers with the DIY 湯圓 making.

好温心的一刻, a great bonding time

No exact measurement for the ingredients. All thru' my mama estimation...

占米粉 (少许)
mix with hot water and slowly form into a dough

Wrap it up with Gula Melaka filling

For the sweet soup base
- Water
- Pandan Leave
- Gula Melaka

Malacca Trip

Malacca River Cruise
Captain on board
I like this picture, so nature & cool.

St Paul Church

Friday, December 18, 2009

More X'mas party pictures

I'm super happy, dear Yanti got the picture whom I missed out.

Here's the complimentary photo from Yanti....

1) My beautified brownie after dolling it up with the left over icing figure from a log cake
2) Star Dish ..... Kirk's MIL Roasted Turkey. AAA very unforgetable taste and texture 3) This is the X'mas tree that we placed all our wishes for the gift exchange

Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Office X'mas Party - 15 Dec 09

We had an early x'mas party at the office after work hours, there were plenty of foods. I only took a picture or 2 and even forgotten to snap a picture of my doll up (beautify) brownie i made :( Even forgotten to snap our yearly star dish .... Kirk's MIL home cooked specialty "Turkey". It's really super nice and the best we had ever try. So tender, juicy and unforgettable taste --- Yum Yum. Never had we tried anything so good like this before. Mann.... i'm really getting old or perhaps the food was so good that i was drown into it .... Just attack the food, photo taking never mind ... hahahha

Here's the only picture of a small portion of the food displayFor the last part of the party - gift exchange. I've put up Alex Goh latest book "Magic Bread"as my wishing list this year. Thanks Yen Yen for the book and the greeting card.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Harshbown Bacon Chedder Cheese Puff

The name this bake was super long and complicated, in reality it's easy to make.

2 harshbrown (chopped)
2 slice bacon (bites)
70g self raising flour
70ml milk
1/2 egg (lightly beaten)
125g grated chedder cheese

  1. In a bowl mix milk & egg
  2. Add in all the balance ingredient and give it a good mix with a spoon or spatula
  3. Drop a bite size of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet
  4. Baked at 200c for 18 - 20 mins or till golden brown