Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rice Krispy .. Halloween theme

.. Halloween ..

Sorry for late post but %#@%$#@ (Hope you understand :D)

Well, what are these? These are Halloween treats for kids (and adult, why not?!) that i made for our lovely kids neighborhood party. Yes, Rice Krispy. It's Quick, Easy, Yummy and last but not least, kids-friendly :) Even kids can make their own!

Cinnamon Crown Bread

"What a beautiful food!" That's the first thought i have on my mind when i first saw this recipe. Then, here come the second thought "I will have to make this". Doesn't matter what it's going to taste like (and yes! it tastes great :)). It's look so beautiful that i would love to have it on my dinner table this evening :) So, let's make it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Povitica: The Daring Baker’s October 2011 challenge

The Daring Baker’s October 2011 challenge was Povitica, hosted by Jenni of The Gingered Whisk. Povitica is a traditional Eastern European Dessert Bread that is as lovely to look at as it is to eat!

Fun Fun Fun, all i can say it "Fun". Again, it is a little bit time consuming as you have to wait for the dough to rise. But the dough can stretch very amazing!! I can really see through the dough without tearing it apart. it's soft as silk. Love it! It surprises me so much how big the dough can stretch. I prepare my counter top a big area to roll the roll but it turn out that the dough reach all the edge of my counter top :D How funny is that! Nutty filling is yummy. Everything get along so well :) And the look, do i need to say more??!?!?!?!?!?!?! :) Why don't you try it yourself? You might find out your hidden talent ;) Who's know ;) Well, enough talking, let's roll!!! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween treats : Marshmallow Pops

I used to think that Halloween is just for kids. But since i have my own kids, and since i fall in love with baking .. i realize that i was wrong. Halloween is for everyone :) Happy for the person who make (treats) and Happy for the kids who will receive (treats) ^_^

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baked apple cider (mini) doughnuts

I love doughnut. Who doesn't?!?!?! :) Deep fly made doughnut sound unhealthy but since i heard about "Baked Doughnut" my mind just keep thinking about it "Doughnut .. Doughnut and Doughnut". Finally, today is the day, i am going to make it. Let's see!!!! or even better, Let's EAT!!!! :D

To be honest, there is, in anyway, the different between these 2 kinds of doughnuts. The texture of "Baked doughnut" is more like a "light" bread .. not as light as "Deep fly Doughnut" but thinking that it is healthier. Why not! Beside, the taste is great :) 

I made "Baked Doughnut" once and it was so much fun to make. The method is like making a bread. (I love making bread! :)) The texture was a little bit dense. Of course, it was YUMMY. That's for sure :) So, this time i try "Baked Doughtnut" in Doughnut pan :) It soft, light, and yes, again YUMMY as usual :) It is more like a cake in circle form but that's still make me feel good eating them: healthy and it's DOUGHNUT!!!! ^_^

adapted from here

makes about 24 mini doughnuts
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice 

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp apple cider
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp canola oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat "mini doughnuts pan" with cooking spray. Sprinkle "mini doughnuts pan" lightly with sugar, shake out excess.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together -- flour + baking powder + baking soda + salt + cinnamon + apple pie spice -- set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together -- egg + brown sugar + applesauce + maple syrup + apple cider + yogurt + oil --
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir just until combined. 
  6. Pour the batter into a zip lock bag. Cut one corner of the bag.
  7. Squeeze out the batter, almost 3/4 full, into each space. Not more than 3/4 full please!
  8. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Wait a few minutes then carefully (tapping) remove doughnuts from pan  and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Hope this will give you an idea of making some :)  
Enjoy ^_^

Fun with crayons!

Being home with active kids is not easy. As a mom, we always need to find something to keep them busy. Sometime it's work well, sometime (often!) not. This project is one of "Sometime it's work well" :D It's so much fun. Kids can help almost in everysteps. Only "microwave" step that need parents or adult to help :) I love this activity as kids can help a lot and can decide on their own what color they like, what shape of the (new) crayon they want them to turn into. Most of all, They love their (new) crayon even more :)

To do this, we need some exercise .. parents (and yes, kids) will need to go search at every corners of the house: drawer, under table, on the carpet, in backpack, etc. Goal: try to collect as much as crayons as possible. The broken one are the best because it's just make your job quicker :) 

Take off all paper cover, then cut/smash/break them into small pieces. Arrange them as you like (mixing colors or same shade of colors) in each cube of an ice tray .. Sprinkle a little bit of glitters on the bottoms, in between, and on top if you like .. yes, only for girl in this case :)

When ready, slowly move the tray onto flat dish before putting in the microwave, heat for a few minutes (depend on the power of the microwave). Keep an eye on the tray at all time as you heat because too hot/too long can melt the ice tray (depend on the power of the microwave - depend on the quality of an ice tray). Well, i did melted one of my ice tray! And i can tell you that cleaning up the melted plastic on counter top is VERY messy job! So, better avoid it if possible :} 

As soon as it begin to melt, take the tray out and with a toothpick stir a little/gentle the pieces that doesn't well melted. Let's them cool down completely by set aside on the counter top or put it in the freeze until firm.

Once cooled completely, pop them out from ice tray by turning the tray up side down then gently push the bottom. Push push and push. IMPORTANT, during lift up the tray, look at your kid's face! Their smile will getting bigger and bigger :) please do not miss this moment. That's what this project for .. to see your kids smiles .. ^_^

Personal Useful Tips:

There are many methods to recycle the broken/forgotten crayons
  • Ice tray - in microwave: This is the simplest and quickest method. The result look very nice as you can choose where you want the color to be. But risk in melting the tray if the heat is too long.
  • Cake/cookie pan - in the oven: this is the same way than "ice tray - in microwave". The different is that you need tray/pan that oven-safe. Melt them in preheat oven at 250 F until all melted without bubbling. Again, this method give a very nice result as you can choose where you want the color to be. And no "pushing" as you can just tap the pan on the counter top. I personally don't choose this method as i don't like to mix crayon and food. But if you can just keep that tray just only for making crayon, that will be perfect.

  • candy/chocolate mold - in double boil method: This method is good ONLY if you want to make the same color in a batch. If you melt many colors in the same batch, you will end up having the "brown" colors because all colors with mix up as you have to stir it during double boil. *Double boil method: Heat a few inch height of water in a small sauce pan. Put broken crayons inside heat-safe container (i use Jam container :)) then place inside saucepan with boiling water. Wait until melt then, with chopstick, stir a little bit the pieces that doesn't well melted. Immediately pour melted liquid into candy/chocolate mold. Let's cool completely before un-mold.

Yes, and now they will need some white paper to show how talented they are :) with help from new colorful crayons made by them. No need to change from one to another crayons anymore because all colors are already in one pieces :)

Have fun coloring!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving everyone!

 Turkey (paper) stuffed (popcorn) ^_^ for meal 

Marshmallow turkey pops for dessert ^_^

Thursday, September 29, 2011


The Daring Bakers go retro this month! Thanks to one of our very talented non-blogging members, Sarah, the Daring Bakers were challenged to make Croissants using a recipe from the Queen of French Cooking, none other than Julia Child!

Ingredients: for 12 croissants
  • 1¼ teaspoon dry-active yeast (about ½ sachet)
  • 3 tablespoons warm water (less than 100°F/38°C)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons (9 gm) sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon (9 gm) salt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) full fat milk  
  • 1 3/4 cups (225 gm) bread flour 
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) canola oil 
  • ½ cup chilled, unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, for egg wash (i skip this step :})

    Directions: to make the dough
    1. In a small bowl, mix together -- yeast + warm water + first 1 teaspoon of sugar -- Leave aside for the yeast and sugar to dissolve and the yeast to foam up a little.
    2. Heat the -- milk -- until tepid (in the microwave) and dissolve in the -- salt + remaining 2 teaspoon sugar --
    3. In a large bowl, mix together -- flour + oil + yeast mixture + milk mixture -- using the rubber spatula, just until all the flour is incorporated.
    4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and let it rest a minute.
    5. Knead the dough by smacking the dough on the counter and removing it from the counter using the pastry scraper .. eight to ten times only.
    6. Place the dough back in the bowl, covered with cling film. Leave the bowl at approximately 75°F/24°C for three hours, or until the dough has tripled in size.

    Have the dough ready ..
    1. After the dough has tripled in size, remove it gently from the bowl, pulling it away from the sides of the bowl with your fingertips.
    2. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, and use your hands to press it out into a rectangle about 8 by 12 inches (20cm by 30cm).
    3. In three part, fold part of the dough on the left to the middle, then part of the dough on the right to the middle (over the dough from the left that you just fold over)

    1st proofing 3 hours .. and .. folding

    1. Place the dough (as it is) back in the bowl, covered with cling film. Leave the dough to rise for another 1 and a half hours, or until it has doubled in size. This second rise can be done overnight in the fridge.
    2. Place the double-risen dough onto a plate and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place the plate in the fridge while you prepare the butter.
    3. Place the block of chilled butter on a chopping board. Using the rolling pin, beat the butter down a little, till it is quite flat. Use the heel of your hand to continue to spread the butter until it is smooth. You want the butter to stay cool, but spread easily.
    4. Remove the dough from the fridge and place it on a lightly floured surface. Let it rest for a minute or two. 
    5. Spread the dough using your hands into a rectangle about 14 by 8 inches (35 cm by 20 cm).
    6. Remove the butter from the board, and spread the butter all across the top two-thirds of the dough rectangle but keep it ¼ inch (6 mm) across from all the edges.
    7. Fold the top third of the dough down, and the bottom third of the dough up.
    8. Turn the dough package 90 degrees, so that the top flap is to your right.
    9. Roll out the dough package (gently, so you don’t push the butter out of the dough) until it is again about 14 by 8 inches (35 cm by 20 cm).
    10. Again, fold the top third down and the bottom third up.

    2nd proofing 1 and 1/2 hours .. and .. 2nd folding 2 times

    .. folding in butter ..
    1. Wrap the dough package in plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge for 2 hours.
    2. After two hours have passed, take the dough out of the fridge and place it again on the lightly floured surface.
    3. Tap the dough with the rolling pin, to deflate it a little. Let the dough rest for 8 to 10 minutes.
    4. Roll the dough package out till it is 14 by 8 inches (35 cm by 20 cm).
    5. Fold in three, as before.
    6. Turn 90 degrees, and roll out again to 14 by 8 inches (35 cm by 20 cm).
    7. Fold in three for the last time, wrap in plastic, and return the dough package to the fridge for two more hours (or overnight, with something heavy on top to stop it from rising).

    .. 3rd proofing 2 hours ..
      Directions: to shape the croissants
      1. Preheat the oven to 475°F/240°C/gas mark 9.
      2. Take the dough out of the fridge and let it rest for 10 minutes on the lightly floured surface.
      3. Roll the dough out into a 20 by 5 inch rectangle (51 cm by 12½ cm).
      4. Cut the dough into two rectangles (each 10 by 5 inches (25½ cm by 12½ cm)). Place one of the rectangles in the fridge, to keep the butter cold
      5. Roll the second rectangle out until it is 15 by 5 inches (38 cm by 12½ cm).
      6. Cut the rectangle into three squares (each 5 by 5 inches (12½ cm by 12½ cm))
      7. Place two of the squares in the fridge.
      8. Cut the square diagonally into two triangles.
      9. Stretch the triangle out a little, so it is not a right-angle triangle, but more of an isosceles. 
      10. Starting at the wide end, roll the triangle up towards the point, and curve into a crescent shape.
      11. Place the unbaked croissant on the baking sheet.
      12. Repeat the process with the remaining squares of dough, creating 12 croissants in total.
      13. Leave the tray of croissants, covered lightly with plastic wrap, to rise for 1 hour.
      14. (optional) Mix the egg with a teaspoon of water. Spread the egg wash across the tops of the croissants.
      15. Put the croissants in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are browned nicely.
      16. Take the croissants out of the oven, and place them on a rack to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
      .. Dip in Hot chocolate .. sooooooo good ^_^

      Now, it's your turn to make some and ENJOY ^_^

      Tuesday, August 9, 2011

      Sour cream Cake

      Sour cream cake. Simple & classic cake that easy to please all ages at any occasions. With " brown sugar filling", it add a nice crunchy texture and caramel taste to the cake. Walnuts, or any nuts you choose will only make this cake even more interesting. Look good, taste great .. serve them along with a cup of tea or coffee. Happy afternoon tea ^_^

      Monday, August 8, 2011

      Tiny Sticky Pecan Bites

      I am a "Cinnamon Roll" big fan. I love all kinds of nut. So, it makes sense that i immediately jump into this "Sticky Pecan bites" of Leite's Culinaria. The bite-sized snack and look so yummy, soft texture of the dough with sticky caramel sugar plus nutty pecan. Well, let say that you are going to have a hard time stop eating them, for sure!! ^_^ They are REALLY good!

      Thursday, August 4, 2011

      crispy with cheese crust pizza

      Pizza Pizza. I like pizza. It's easy to make with a little patient of proofing time which worth waiting. Imagine fresh home made pizza that come right out from your own oven made just for you?!?!?!??! and yes, it's so much fun to make. The only problem you have to worry about is what you want to put on your pizza ^_^ you can put more, you can put less .. as you want it to be ^_^ as simple as that.

      Friday, July 29, 2011


      Jana of Cherry Tea Cakes was our July Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to make Fresh Frasiers inspired by recipes written by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson in the beautiful cookbook Tartine.

      And .. here is my first time "Fraisiers" ever. Such a fun challenge as usual to baking with "Daring Bakers". It tooks quite many steps to accomplish but it worth waiting at the end when you are on the table with this beautiful and delicious cake in front .. waiting for you to taste ^_^ along with a cup of your choice of beverage you like.. Happy day .. Happy smile ^_^

      Monday, June 27, 2011

      The Daring Bakers' JUNE 2011 Challenge: From Phyllo to Baklava

      Erica of Erica's Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker's June challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that dough to make Baklava.

      Thank you Erica. This is such a fun dessert to make. It is very easy and It is delicious. If you love nut, you will love this dessert so much that there will not have enough left to store or to freeze ^_^ I am so happy to have this chance, to try to make my own Phyllo. Before this, I never think that it is something you can make by yourself at home but after my first try, with such a nice result, I can say that it is easy and it is fun  ^_^  Thank you The Daring Kitchen ^_^ for this fun experience!

      Friday, June 24, 2011

      Banana cupcakes & Peanut Butter frosting

      Cupcake is such a fun cake to eat. It's in an individual serving size. You can decorate as you like. You can make it varieties: taste/frost/style/deco/.. Frosting make cupcakes soooooooooo irresistible. Anytime i see cupcakes, i just simply eat until full. Well, that's not good but i just LOVE them so much ^_^ !!!!

      Thursday, June 23, 2011

      Blueberry Pull Apart Bread

      Hi everyone ^_^ I am so sorry, i really am. I was not update my blog for such a long time. And between that time, i am so happy to know that i have 2 new followers. Thank you all of you SO MUCH for interesting in what i am trying to share. It's important to me and i am really appreciate. Thank you ^_^ Thank you.

      Well, talking about my excuse for being absent. I can only say that it's "Spring" fault. Don't get me wrong. After such a long winter we have had, we are so happy to see "spring" finally arrived. The problem is as soon as the sun come out, my kids can't stop asking me to bring them ouside .. and of course to stay with them ALL DAY outside. No more "cleaning" time, no more "cooking" time, no more "baking" (sniff ..) time .. and of course no more "blogging" time. I know, I have to manage time differently than during the winter. I am working on it :)

      P.S. Even when i didn't update my blog, i always think of "doing" it and always thinking of new recipes to share ^_^ Please stay with me :)

      Monday, May 30, 2011

      The Daring Bakers May 2011 Challenge: MARQUISE ON MERINGUE

      The Daring Bakers Challenge: May 2011 "MARQUISE ON MERINGUE"

      I am so excited. This is my first challenge on "The Daring Bakers". I first saw the logo of "the Daring Bakers" on food blogs i visited. I noticed that i see this logo more and more often. Then one day i follow the link, i read, i like, and i finish by registering as a member ^^ I'm glad i did. This is fun ^^

      Tuesday, May 24, 2011

      Raisin Oatmeal & Maple syrup cookies

      There is some day that i just wake up and think " i know what i want to eat today" Well, to "bake" to be exact ^^ Like today, when i woke up and i just have the thought that i will make oatmeal cookies today. This cookies is so yummy!!!! Sweetness from raisin, chewy (and good source of fiber) from oatmeal. Warm touch of Maple syrup. Crispy and sweet. Simply delicious .. no glaze need (at least, for me). The only regret i have is that i should bake the whole batch instead of 1/2 recipe .. cause i eat them all in once and nothing left for snack during the rest of the day! :}

      Tuesday, May 17, 2011

      Apple Walnut Flax Seed Bread

      Raining and cold. What a weather. This is what spring should be? :} Ooops, am i beginning my post by complaining?!?!!?? sorry ^^ Speaking about this recipe, what an interesting recipe. I like all the ingredients. It's quick and easy. It's healthy. I only baked 1/2 of the original recipe and finished it all in one day. The texture is soft and smell is just so good. The taste is great, apple everywhere ^^ Nut make this bread crunchy, nice! Let's make this together! ^^

      Wednesday, May 11, 2011

      Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

      Some or all of you might begin to notice by now that i like Cinnamon Roll ^^ Yes, i do. I like Cinnamon Roll a lot, so much. I find them such a special dessert. They are so much fun to make: knead, roll, cut, ... just like sweet bread. Lovely texture when touch, look nice in special in form of spiral and taste that can be vary as you wish. Most of all, when they have the frosting on .. icing, cream cheese, caramel pecan, .. so hard to resist. Like this "Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies". I never try Cinnamon Roll in form of cookies before until now and i cannot stop baking them ever since. If you ever try once, you too, will do it again and again ^^ Yes, please try! 

      Friday, May 6, 2011

      Fastest Cinnamon Buns, for real!

      Edible flower ;)

      "What? For real?" (my daughter like to say this word "for real?" :D) That is what i asked to myself when i found this "fastest cinnamon Buns" recipe. Yes, "fastest" but how fast? Oh, so fast that you do NOT have to wait for proofing. Wow, interesting. How about taste? Will it be the same? The only way to find out, let's do it. In the kitchen, mix mix mix, roll roll roll, cut cut cut, bake bake bake and voila! That's quick, really quick! So, it true that it is "fastest". Now, the taste .. Yum Yum Yum, Yippy! It tastes great! It's almost the same than the "proofing-needed" one. It even softer to me ^^ Yippy!!!!!! Of course, "Overnight Banana Sticky Buns" still be our favorite buns as it tastes to great and so delicious so yummy but just add a little place for this "Fastest Cinnamon Buns" recipe  as well :) as it's so quick!

      Thursday, May 5, 2011

      Buttermilk Ricotta Waffles

      Buttermilk Ricotta Waffle

      Our family, we love waffles ^^ Ever since we have our nice waffle maker. We have so much fun tasting new recipes every sunday or so. Beside our all time favorite "Waffle Bran Flax seed", this recipe is new recipe we found and like :) It's light, soft, look nice (not burn, not stick too the maker) and of course it's delicious! The original recipe is already nice but i changed a few ingredients to suit my taste ^^ 

      Wednesday, May 4, 2011

      Buttermilk Cornbread

      Buttermilk Cornbread

      Aie Aie Aieeeeeeeee Aie !!!!!! Yes, someone screaming but only this times it was not my kids, It's ME.. screaming SO LOUD that all the neighbors can here. Why? Well, because i was so stupid to hold cast-iron skillet that just come right OUT from the oven with my bare hand, yes, you read that right .. my BARE hand!!! So, now you agree that i have a good reason to scream? It was so painful that .. that .. i don't know how to explain .. but i keep making a "suffer noise" for the whole long 3 hours with an ice pack from the freezer (changing every 15 minutes) in my hand for the whole time.. How can that happen? Simply because i was worry too much about taking a nice picture at the right time.. i finished by having a huge burn on my left hand for the whole week .. Well, .. anyway. The show must go one. As i already burn my hand for this, i better make this worth doing. So, i took lots of pictures with my right hand .. yes, my one and only hand (yes, the other one was TOO PAINFUL from burning). I wish this picture could win some award to pay back a bit my pain :P (kidding :D)

      Tuesday, May 3, 2011

      Healthy cookies

      Healthy cookies

      I just love healthy food: anything whole wheat, oat, bran, oil, nut, etc. I guess everyone did love healthy food. But it 's just not easy to eat only that. But with creative ideas from lovely people who care about health out there everywhere in every countries from around the world, we have more and more new recipes which healthy AND delicious. We do no longer need to choose to eat healthy or eat happily. We can now have both ^^ I think it's fine not to always eat healthy. Some foods are not healthy for health but make you feel so happy to eat which is good for your mind! When you feel good, your body also feel good. So, it's not that bad, right? Well, there is moderation in everthing. I try to introduce my kids healthy food since they are little. So that , later, when they grow up, they can make a good choices for what they want to eat.

      Friday, April 29, 2011

      Healthy Muffins

      Breakfast is such an important meal. This muffin recipe is full with healthy ingredients. It's good to begin the day with this healthy muffin. They will help you get through the day with joy!!! ^^

      Thursday, April 28, 2011

      Apple Cake

      We love fruit in our family. Apple is one of many fruits that always in our fridge. We like to eat it fresh and we think it stay fresh longer in the fridge than outside especially when the weather is hot. There are so many kinds of apple available in the market: Mcintosh, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, .. We try to eat as varieties as possible but we like Gala (to eat fresh) and Granny Smith (to eat fresh and to bake). This cake look so nice, don't you think? The color is so nice. Apple pieces make this cake look so pretty. The taste? Yummy!!! Really nice, soft but firm, and tasty cake. Nutty flavor from walnut make is cake even more delicious. Oh yes, no butter in this recipe.. interesting?!?!?! ^^

      Tuesday, April 26, 2011

      Happy Sweet Easter, everyone ^_^

      Wow, what a fun Easter holiday we have. Kids have no school: Good Friday and Easter Monday. Almost everyday, the weather is like "raining" in the morning but "nice sun shine" in the afternoon. But it doesn't matter what the weather was because kids still have fun playing outside anyway. The whole day of Good Friday, kids spend all day outside playing, running, ... oh yes, and a little film "RIO" in the afternoon. They love cinema! Saturday, fun Easter egg hunt with lots of kids in the neighborhood. We baked Easter cookies to share with them. And just before bed time, we dyed eggs ^_^

      P.S. On the image above, with green background, is the scene that my daughter set up and ask me to come take a picture. She said "Mommy, please come have a look at something i want you to take a picture for Easter, please please". when i arrived, i was surprise and so happy to see it. It makes me smile ^_^ not you? ^_^

      Thursday, April 21, 2011

      Soft Yogurt Sandwich Rolls

      Soft Yogurt Sandwich Rolls
      Source: BakingBites (THANK YOU!)

      I love bread. I love to eat them. I love to bake them. But working with yeast is not so simple, not so easy. I mean, it's easy but there is a chance that it might not work, mean it might not become soft and light, not double in size, nothing. Anyway, it worth doing because fresh baked bread out from your own oven is something: smell, proud, .. it might not be the best bread but on your mind it's always a delicious bread ever ^^ This Soft Yogurt Sandwich Rolls turn out really nice. Not so light (may be because of me :P) but taste so great. Serve with a knob of butter while it's still hot .. so good!

      Wednesday, April 20, 2011

      Hermit Cookies

      Hermit Cookies
      Adapted from ( THANK YOU!) 

      I just love baking with spiced. Not only in the kitchen but just the whole house smell so good with it. It makes me feel at home. Feel warm even when it's cold. Also, it makes me feel so hungry that i feel more "eating" than "tasting" the batter before baking them. Yes, i always taste the batter .. all kinds of batter! Sometimes i find them even taste better than baked one :D This Hermit Cookies is just so de-li-ci-ous. I also like the contrast of the color of cookies and the icing. They get along so well together. I baked this once for my lovely neighbors who decided to all come outside on one shiny afternoon to take a sun bath and chat between parents while, at the same time, look after their kids playing all together on the street. What a nice neighborhood! and and and they said they like this cookies ^^ 

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011

      Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcake

      I heard that Magnolia Cupcake is so popular in USA. That make me want to taste it, so badly. But as i live too far away and cannot travel there just for a cupcake tasting (i wish i could :P). I have to try it! I have to try it! I keep having this idea in my head for a while. Then i begin to look on the internet for a recipe and YES! I found the recipe. Immediately get everything ready and in the kitchen! This is a nice, light cupcake that taste just right, not too sweet. Why don't you give this a try ^^ For sure, you will be happy with the result! Good luck!

      Monday, April 18, 2011

      Chicken stuffed with Goat cheese

      Chicken stuffed with Goat cheese

      This is a healthy dish for a light dinner.  For adults, kids, any ages. I like the whole carrot style. Green color for spinach make a nice contrast for the dish. Hope you like it! We did!

      Friday, April 15, 2011

      Mascarpone-filled Cake with Blueberries

      I am not usually bake or make anything with sauce, filling or frosting as my family (especially my kids) love sweets so much that we are afraid to get too fat too quickly by all sweets i bake each day. So, we (actually "I") try not to over-dose :D overwhelm all those sweets we eat by the filling, sauce or frosting. But since i baked "Overnight Banana Sticky Buns" not long ago. I can't stop looking and imagining baking new recipe with sauce, filling, frosting or whatsoever that make my sweets look gooey again .. :} Yes, this is one of them .. and i don't think it will be the last one :P Well, hope we can do more exercise as i cannot stop baking.. I-L-O-V-E-B-A-K-I-N-G!

      Tuesday, April 12, 2011

      Baked doughnuts

      Baked doughnuts
      Originally from Honey and Jam

      Doughnuts ..Doughnuts, who doesn't like doughnuts? Me, I like Doughnuts ^^ especially glaze on top ... so hard to resist! But each time i eat, i feel guilty. Why? Because it's deep-fried. Each bite i take, I feel as if my tummy is growing bigger and bigger :P Not good for my waistline! neither my cholesterol level :P So, i just try "Baked" doughnut. Really, It was not bad. The texture is soft and the taste is great. That give me an excuse to enjoy more the glaze ;)

      Doughnut hole

      Don't waste a pieces of it. Even the Doughnut holes taste great. Kids love them as it cute and tiny ^^ fit in their tiny hand.
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