Friday, November 20, 2009

Sweet, Sweet, Sweet Delights...

See those little pink squares ? They are called Barfi. Sweet little Indian delicacy that I've found myself totally hooked on ! These pink ones are named Babydolls..or at least that's what it sounded like when I asked the lady behind the counter that day. My first encounter with a Barfi was when I went strolling in MidValley during the Deepavali  week. As I walked around the promo area, I saw this little stall bustling with activity. What attracted me was the lady behind the counter..I believe she is known as Mdm. Teranjit Kaur. As she called out to passers-by to try her sweet desserts, she was also attending to her customers...the queue was..well..LONG ! Mdm. Teranjit affectionately calls her customers either darling or sayang. And if people weren't attracted by her friendliness and efficiency..then its gotta be the little bites of heaven that she was selling ! When I stopped to buy the Barfis and Coconut Candy from her..I was the only non-indian standing in line ! or specifically I was the only Malay standing in that queue...But was she surprised to see me ? Nope ! instead she asked me to try a bit of everything that she had on the counter. Try I did !! but when I got to the pink delights called Babydoll..I was then that I fell in love..not only with the colour..but also with its softness, its lusciousness, the way it melted in my mouth, the way it got me wanting more..and so for my nephew's wedding..I packed 3 layers of Barfis in a glass bowl, placed it in a decorated basket and send it along as a 'hantaran'..hoping that they too would love it as much as I do...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Crazy about puddings !

Poached Pear Pudding

Sticky Chocolate Date Pudding

(served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla IceCream)

Sticky Chocolate Pudding

(served with Vanilla Custard and Vanilla IceCream)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

For the love of all things sweet..

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chilled Chocolate Pudding, Chilled Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Oreos Chocolate Chip Cookie...these are my guilty pleasures ! Although some were made to fulfill some orders..most were for satisfying my need and love for sweet luscious things ! *happy sigh* Last Monday for dessert after dinner at my parent's house I made Sticky Toffee Pudding AND Chilled Chocolate Pudding ! a bit OTT right ?

By request, the Sticky Toffee Pudding was served with vanilla ice-cream AND caramel fudge whilst the Chilled Chocolate Pudding was served with cold custard sauce..but of course, my niece Zara..had her choc pudding with the custard sauce AND vanilla ice-cream ! then came the order for 20 cups of Chilled Cheesecake..naturally..I didn't make just 20..instead I made an extra 10 cups for me to ensure that it is up to mark..(this I say to pacify my guilt ! hehehe)..and today, for my bff's office, I made 25 more cups of the cheesecake as well as a tray of Tiramisu ! After delivering the cheesecakes I came home and decided that with the school holidays round the corner my nephews and niece could do with a jar of Oreos Chocolate Chip Cookies..that's what I tell truth..I'm a sucker for all things that are sweet !! Hey Linda..thanks for the order !