Friday, March 27, 2009

For the love of CUPCAKES !

I traded my chicken pies for my cousin's yummylicious buttercream cupcakes !


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pretty Cupcakes In A Row....

Most of the time when I make cupcakes for my nephews & niece, I simply top them with some basic chocolate frosting and sprinkle some colourful sprinkles on them. However, seeing how visually stimulated these kids are, I decided to learn some basic cupcake decorating skills. So, off I went to attend a class called Cupcake101 conducted by Cake Connection (http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/) and here's the end result ! Safe to say, that I think I can now vary the deco on the cupcakes for my nephews..Hats off to all those bakers out there for producing those delicate and exquisitely designed cuppies coz I now know that they aren't easy at all !

Friday, March 20, 2009

MUCHAS GRACIAS


To :

1. Legal Department of Media Prima Berhad.
2. Azreen
3. Azlil & Friends
4. Julie & Pak Tam
5. Sharifah Azlynn
6. Achen
7. Ustazah
8. Kak Shida

Thank you from the bottom of my heart !

Thursday, March 19, 2009

CRAZY ABOUT PASTA !


If you asked me to choose between rice & pasta I can safely tell you that I would choose pasta EVERYTIME ! Yes, I am mad about pasta. Be it with tomato based sauce, white sauce or plain with just olive oil, I love pasta to a distraction ! Hence, the inclusion of pasta in my list. I make Lasagnes and Baked Pasta (in bolognaise sauce). Though I started out making pasta sauce with help from bottled pasta sauce, I now make my own pasta sauce from scratch. It requires a little bit of time but I think its worth the effort. All orders for lasagne or baked pasta will be baked in a rectangular foil baking dish unless there's a request for it to be baked in a casserole dish (like in the picture).


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AN APPLE A DAY..


Apple Cakes are the next best thing to Carrot Cakes. This simple cake is made to taste even better with a light topping of lemon flavoured buttercream. I usually make this early morning and serve it as part of a 'healthy' breakfast..as the saying goes 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' *LOL*

MY CHILLED CREAMY CHEESECAKE..


This delightful little chilled cheesecake is the perfect way to end that perfect dinner. I can make them in a casserole dish where you can scoop it out and dish it onto your dessert plate or the lazy way out is for me to make individual ones (like in the picture) for you to serve to your guests. It is usually topped with fruit cocktail but this is totally up to you. Personally, I prefer to have it plain with a cup of coffee.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

POTATO GOODNESS

This dish is a favourite in my family. We have it almost every Monday coz that's when I cook dinner at my parents house. Shepherd's Pie or Cottage Pie, depending on the filling, is a dish that will suit adults and children alike. For catered small dinner parties I deliver the pies in a rectangular ceramic baking dish. For birthday parties or potluck parties, they will come in a rectangular foil baking dish. And if so required I can also make them in individual mini size.

SWEET TREATS IN A CUP

I'd like to say..that my mother's Caramel Pudding is the best EVER !! So, that's why I've included it in my list. Its soft, its sweet and the best part is, it taste even better after a few days in the fridge. You can have it warm or, the way I like it, cold..preferably a day old. For small function orders, I make them in these little glasses. For bigger orders they will come in little plastic cups.

Monday, March 16, 2009

MY COOKIES COLLECTION





Last Hari Raya season I hopped on the bandwagon of cookie makers to sell cookies . Armed with only basic cookie baking skills I started distributing samples of my cookies . Here are the cookies I made last year : Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookie, Moonlight Kisses, GingerSnaps & Melting Moments @ Biskut Arab. Since then, I have added a couple more recipes to my biscuits repertoire..and they are Coconut Delight, Crunchy Almond Oatmeal, Almond Raisin Drop & Peanut Butter Crunch. For cookie lovers out there, my biscuits are available all year round and I only make when there is an order. I do not keep stock. So, all orders for my cookies will be freshly made. For the festive season this year, for every 2 jars of cookies purchased, it will be delivered in a pretty little box . These will make great simple gifts for those looking for affordable yet elegant gift for friends or clients.

LITTLE BITES OF COMFORT

Filled with vanilla custard topped with fresh fruits, these tartlets are super-delicious. Although tedious to make, fruit tartlets are a pretty sight at tea-parties. Not only are they great tasting, they make a refreshing dessert thanks to the array of fresh fruits.

These pies are my pride and joy coz not only I enjoy making them I love eating them too ! My personal favourite is ones with creamy chicken filling. I also make ones with beef, sardine & corned beef filling. It's great for parties ! Although I have to admit that I frequently have them for breakfast too..

MY CHOCOLATE TREATS


I make my brownies with a crusty top and fudgy insides. My brownies are simple. No fancy ingredients in them just good quality butter , delicious melted chocolate, eggs and flour. You can eat them cold or warm with a big dollop of ice-cream or with a light drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

CARROT DELIGHT

This is my Apple Sauce Moist Carrot Cake. Allow me to be a little 'perasan' by saying that this cake of mine is absolutely delicious ! Its soft, its moist, its light..its..simply put..so sedap..Unlike most other lovers of Carrot Cake, I like it without the Cream Cheese topping. But, having said that..I do make them with the topping should the order be as such..otherwise, I think its lovely on its own. As for looks..like all other teacakes its nothing much in the 'looks' department but fortunately it does make it up by tasting good.

Something New..

I'm not the most articulate person. So please bear with me if you find my blog rather dull and textbook like. I'm here to share my love and passion for cooking and baking. Though I'm nowhere near to some of my fellow bakers, I still would like to try..who knows..maybe somewhere out there..there's just some odd 1 or 2 or 10 or 100 who would find my goodies worth a try...(smile)