October 2, 2012

Bake Along #33 : Cream Puff With Lemon Rosemary Filling

Ok, guess its really time for me to update my blog just a little more... LOL . So sorry for being away for so long. Not gonna be long winding about my job again this time, guess everyone already knows....Heehee...It's time for our Bake Along again. This time around , we are gonna bake Cream Puff .  I gotta say I was lucky to succeed on my first attempt . The later was history .... gosh , I just couldn't stop baking cream puff ever since.
I knew I didn't do a good job this time around , brain jam for that split second as I was not able to capture the right angle . I keep playing around with the cream puff, arranging it on a plate , a box , a fork , well nothing really impress me . Guess my brain kind of need a break too yeah . Since I have some fresh rosemary in my garden , I have decided to make good use of it .Heehee....... fresh herbs in my garden always makes me feel good to bake ..... the aroma of the fresh herbs goodies baking in my oven makes me feels relaxing ...... 
If you have follow my blog all along, you will know how much I love lemon . I have opted to fill the cream puff with Lemon Rosemary Cream with a dollop of Lemon Curd in the middle. Yum yum.........
Please kindly hop over to Quay Po Cook's blogspot for the recipe . As usual , I am kind of in a rush to finish up everything . Again , I would like to apologize for being MIA . I promise to try to post more recipe as soon as time permits .

I am submitting post to Bake Along #33 : Creme Puff hosted by Lena of frozen wings , Joyce of kitchen flavours and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids

August 26, 2012

Belated Post : Ryan-Jay and Kai Nee's Birthday Bash 2012

Believe it or not , I have been planning for this since months ago . Thanks to my demanding job, I was not able to start anything until the very last week . Gosh , you won't believe this. I have been on OT for the whole week till the event day . I was basically a walking zombie when I was at work the next day ... LOL ... Well for the love of my baby , I am happy to do it all for him of course...
Check out baby's chubby and cute little good friend . Both babies were born on the same day , at the same hospital. We , mommies , keeping in touch all this while and have decided to throw them both a Birthday Party . How sweet is that ... Best part is when I have to handmade most of the decoration stuff . Special thanx to our creative director Tracy Taw for cracking her head , helping me up with the decoration . Well , its all worth the effort for these two lovely babies .

More to come for Party Planner ... Stay Tuned !!

August 24, 2012


It's time again for me to celebrate  , oops , I shall say its time again for me to spare some precious time to bake along with my blogger friends. They are simply awesome. For this round of bake along , everyone is going to bake Whoopie Pies. To be honest , I have not heard of Whoopie Pies before .. Man........... that's kind of embarassing to tell ... LOL .
I have chosen to bake a simple version of whoopie pies. Vanilla Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies sounds simple to me .. heehee. Verdict : My niece love this very much and she actually packed this to be her breakfast . Yippee... She says " Ah yi ( aunty in chinese )  , why are you baking Dorayaki? I didn't say I wanna eat Dorayaki ... ".  Dang.... LOL...

Vanilla Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies 
( Vanilla Whoopie Pies recipe adapted from Can You Stay for Dinner )
265 g     All-purpose flour
1½ tsp   Baking powder
½ tsp     Salt
120 g     Butter, at room temperature
1 cup     Sugar
2 large   Eggs
½ cup    Buttermilk
2 tbsp    Milk
1 tsp      Baking soda
1 tsp      Vinegar
2 tsp      Vanilla extract

1.    Preheat oven at 190C. Line baking tray with parchment paper
2.    In a medium bowl, whisk flour , baking powder and salt till well combine .
3.    Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy . Add egg and buttermilk , mix till well combine
4.    In a separate bowl, combine milk , baking soda and vinegar .Stir into the above batter with a wooden
       spoon .
5.    Add in flour mixture and mix on low speed until just incorporated.
6.    Stir in Vanilla Extract and make sure there are no more lumps
7.    Pipe batter on parchment paper and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes .
8.    Remove from oven and leave to cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely .
9.    Fill one side of the whoopie pies with peanut butter filling and top with another . Voila.... Enjoy !!!

For the Filling :
100g       Cream Cheese , at room temperature
1 cup      Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup    Icing Sugar
45g         Butter , at room temperature
3-4 tbsp  Milk

1.   Beat cream cheese till smooth , add in peanut butter and butter . Continue beating till smooth .
2.   Add in icing sugar gradually to reach your desired consistency . Add in milk if necessary .

Please hop over to other Bake Along buddies for more yummy Whoopie Pies . Enjoy yeah !!

I am submitting this post to Bake Along #31 : Whoopie Pies

August 17, 2012

Love At First Bite ........ Hokkaido Chiffon Cake

Well my new job is really making me go nuts at time. I gotta apologize for my being MIA , even though this is not my first MIA, [ LOL wink wink ], I am pretty sad when I have to put aside my baking and all for my job. Baking is joy for me actually . I miss lots of events which I myself have lost count . Finally , last night I have my own time to bake cake...... At last....................
 It was really love at first bite. Instantly fell in love with this Hokkaido Chiffon Cake when I first ate this at one of the blogger's gathering. It was simply irresistible. All thanks to Veron from Quay Po Cooks for bringing us such a lovely dessert . I simply can't take it off my mind all this while. LOL............. Dang.......... I was lucky , last night , baby was behaving well, that's when I was actually fit to bake again after a long break . Guess what ? ....
Baby love this . He finished one whole cupcake by himself right after I fill the cake with Whipped Cream. It's always fun to see him eat . Kids are always honest with food. Either they like it or they don't . They are adorable and cute especially when they appreciate our cooking... don't you agree ?
Please hop over to Quay Po Cooks for the full recipe of this lovely Hokkaido Chiffon Cake . I would like to wish all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Safe journey back home yeah .... Enjoy !!

July 16, 2012

Dinner again ...........Three Cups Chicken with Pork Ribs Peanut Porridge

Lately , I was pretty lazy to bake as my job is seriously taking up most of my time. As baby is growing up , I have to pay extra attention to him . He will stick to me clinging at my legs the moment I step into my house . Well , I have to admit that I love that very much . His welcoming smile is so warm as if he is telling me " well , mom , no worries I am a good boy " kind of smile. I simply love his laughter , his smile and he will even imitate some cartoon characters just to cheer me up sometimes.
Last weekend was a busy weekend for me. But.... it didn't stop me from trying out new dishes for my family . I was browsing thru some recipes over at Wendy's when I saw this recipe about three cups chicken which sounds flavorful and yummy . I have once tried another recipe of three cups chicken , but I don't really like the   outcome of it. This time, it's different . I pretty love this dish as much as my family . I will rate this dish as 5 stars " must try " dish .
Again , I am not going to post the full recipe here . Please kindly hop over to Wendy's blog for the full recipe of this dish . As seen on my pic, I was not able to find any Thai Basil . I just have to omit it from this dish . Even without Thai Basil , this dish still turn out to be delicious . A recipe worth keeping .
Dinner menu was great : Pork rib peanut porridge with three cups chicken . Yummy . Verdict : everyone loves the three cups chicken which add flavors to our commonly found pork ribs peanut porridge . LOL. Enjoy ...

July 14, 2012

No Bake Char Siu ... My Happy Dinner Begins.....

When I saw Wendy's post , I quickly gab my pen and paper to jot down the ingredients and method . Oh my I simply love the idea of using Palm Sugar for cooking. This recipe is seriously so tempting , I simply couldn't wait to try it out . You know how it feels when you have to work in the day time and still rush home to cook for dinner . Sometimes , I am just plain lazy to think what to cook for dinner ....
I have to say , this is indeed a very yummy dish . It cheers up everyone seated at the dining table. I was impressed by how much this dish changes a mundane mood .. LOL.. All thanks to Wendy for sharing this recipe . Please hop over to Wendy's blog for full recipe . I have to dismiss myself from here as I need to prepare my next dinner .. LOL . 

More post to come tonite ... Stay tune .... 

July 4, 2012

FBB Class @ The Cooking House

I was glad to be able to attend FBB baking class. Altho it was not a hands-on class, I still enjoy watching a celebrity blogger baking and demonstrating his very own shortcut to baking a delicious yummy cake. When I called to book for this class , I was told that its all fully booked. Oh man ...... then miracle happens .. LOL ... 3 days prior to this class , The Cooking House actually called me to inform me that someone actually cancel their booking . I nearly jump out of my sit . LOL . How happy I was , I quickly drive all the way to the bank to make payment for the class. Yippeee !!!!!
I simply love all the recipes taught in this baking class. Amazing recipes , amazing people . I am seriously speechless, simply lovely cakes and tarts .... Lovely environment , except that they are really short of spring form pans yeah ... LOL
I have always love FBB's cake recipe . All cakes are rich and yummy . I first came across FBB in "Flavour" magazine. I instantly fell in love with the cake recipes . I will definitely grab my sit again for all future FBB baking class.

Enjoy !!!