Friday, May 29, 2009

Teacher's Day and Fancy Dress competition!

Happy teacher's day to all the teachers out there! Today my daughter are celebrating teacher's day and fancy dress competition at school today. I crack my head for whole week and don know what to get for her teacher. As usual me last minute. Yesterday evening I decided to make cupcakes for her lovely teacher. Both her teacher and assistant teacher are so sweet and lovely. So I decided to make a sweet and lovely color for both of them.

MyPrincess costume "Recycle Bin"
She won her self a 2nd place. She is so happy and puzzled When her name was call. I'm shock too. Cos there are a lots of beautyful costumes. We just let her join to build up her self confidence on stage and have fun. We never expect to be won! Praise the Lord for this moment. Because before the competition start few little girls are laughing at her saying she is wearing a box.(Cos most of them dress up themself and putting make-up) And she come to me and says" mummy I don 1 2 wear anymore cos they are laughing at me saying I'm wearing a BOX" I replied her but your teachers says it is so special that is different from others. And I told her let them laugh it's ok cos we can't stop them from saying anything. May be they are jealous of you. Then she felt so much convince. Poor baby she had fever too this morning!
I love the caterpillar on the left It is sooooo beautiful! The light bup is the 60 min earth day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pan cake with honey!

Its a rush Sunday morning thats why my pix was so plan and I didn't add anything to bright up  the color.  But my little on is very happy with this pan cakes with honey! Yum! Yum!  Its a very simple recipes that worth trying.
Pan Cake

140g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
40g sugar
1 egg beaten
240ml milk
30g butter

Sift flour & baking powder together add into a large together with sugar. 
Mix well
In a separate bowl, whish egg, milk & butter together
Pour all egg mixture into the flour mixture
Mix well till all incorporate
Use non stick pan to cook

Red velvet Cake

Very moist and the cream cheese frosting taste so good!

Celebration bread

Celebration Bread
Ingredients :
3 cups unbleached flour
3 tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 packet (7 grm) dry yeast
1 1/2 tbsp orange or lemon extract
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup of milk, at room temperature (I used 1% fat)
1/4 ~1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups dried sweetened cranberries
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I replace this with raisins)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, whisked until frothy, for egg wash

1. Heat 1/4 cup water to 105°F~115°F (Do not exceed 115° or the yeast will die). Sprinkle active dry yeast on the surface of warm water in a large mixing bowl. Let it stand until the yeast is dissolved, about 5 minutes. You will see a froth form on the top it, and you can also smell the yeast.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt.
3. Gradually stir (or mix on low speed with the paddle attachment) flour mixture into the yeast bowl. Add the orange extract, eggs, milk, and butter. Adding the remaining water, if needed, to make a soft, pliable ball of dough.
4. Sprinkle flour on the counter and transfer the dough to the counter. Knead (or mix on medium speed with the dough hook) for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and only slightly tacky, but not sticky. It should have a soft, pliable quality, not stiff and resistant. If it is too stiff, knead (or mix) in small amount of water until it softens; if the dough seems too sticky, sprinkle in small amounts of flour as needed.
5. Add the dried cranberries or raisins and knead (or mix) for another 2 minutes, or until they are evenly distributed. Then gently knead (or mix) in the walnut pieces until they are evenly distributed. Lightly oil a large bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl, rolling it to coat it with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
6. Ferment at room temperature for about 2 hours, or until the dough doubles in size. Punch down the dough for degas, fold the edges of dough to the center.
7. Transfer the dough to the counter and divide it into 6 equal pieces for 2 loaves. Roll out each pieces into strands about 9 inches long, thicker in the middle and slightly tapered toward the ends. Place 3 strands side by side and braid as you would hair. Pinch together the tips at both ends to seal the finish loaf. Place braid on a sheet pan lined baking parchment or greased. Continuing with remaining 3 strands.
8. Proof at room temperature for about 90 minutes, or until the dough nearly doubles in size. Brush the loaf a second time with the remaining egg wash. Preheat the oven to 325°F with the oven rack on the middle shelf.
9. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the loaf is deep golden brown, feel very firm, and sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom. The internal temperature at the center of the loaf should register between 185~190°F.
10. Remove the bread from the pan and transfer it to a cooling rack. Allow the bread to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing or serving.

Thanks to this is a wonderful recipes! Everyone of my family loves it even though its over bake a bit cos I went out to get something with my hubby and lift it to my maid. Hahaha! But though everybody said its a very good texture.

I don have cranberry at home so I'm using my left over mix fruit and orange peel. I didn't add nuts in it cos I don't like nuts in my bread, cakes or chocolate. I like nuts on its own.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sharkfin melon dessert

They call this sharkfin melon in asia but I don't know what is the exact name for this. Normaly we cook it with posk ribs and red dates. But this time I decided to turn it into dessert. I cook it with dry longan, dates(mik chow) and 2 pcs of preserve oranges.( This you can get it any where of Chinese medicine store).

Orange poppy seeds muffin

I bought a packet of 500gms ready mix orange poppy seeds muffin from bagus. All I need to do is just add in 2 eggs, 140gm of corn oil and 115gm of water. My dad loves the orangy taste!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pandan Cake with Grated Coconut

Pandan Cake with Grated Coconut
Coconut Filling:
230g grated white coconut
100g gula Melaka
30g sugar
30g (1 tbsp) water
1 tsp corn flour or plain flour
2 pandan leaves

Boil both sugar, water, corn flour and pandan leaves in a small pot until sugar has dissolved. Add in grated coconut and cook until dry. Discard the pandan leaves and leave it to cool down. Roll them into small balls to be used later.

3 eggs
150g coconut milk
2.5 tsp baking powder
190g sugar
280g flour
1 tsp pandan paste

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat at high speed until thick and creamy. Pour into mould lined with muffin cups till half full. Add in coconut filling and top it up till full. Steam at high heat for 8-10 minutes.

I didn't add coconut filling cos I don have it at home. I'm just doing the cake for my daughter to bring to school the next morning. : ) I got this recipes from Bakingmun

Mother's Day Dinner!

We are doing a pot bless dinner for mother's day between our sibling. This is PART of the food we did! Sigh! Why I sigh you will find out later!

Tuna with teriyaki Sauce. Everyone of us loves the sauce and it's done by my hubby! Yum! Yum! Pls cook this again with chicken it taste good too! ;)

This is from my sis potato salad with bacon bits!

And my parent love this old fashion salad hehe! And we finish every thing too!

Sherpherd pie by my eldest sis.

And....... I forgot to take pix of my own food it's a quiche and egg and cheddar cheese toast sandwich! May too excited about all the goodfood! We are all sooooooo full on that nite! Happy mother's day to all the responsible mother out there!