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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hot Dog Buns and Ham Buns


Buns!! There's nothing like a freshly baked bun; It's nice & crusty outside while soft & fluffy inside. It's been so long since I've baked buns, kneading them sure gave me a good workout. Hubby and Fat cheeks enjoyed the buns much, so I should try baking them more often. The ones baked at home is different from store bought ones. Homemade ones are more substantial, are hardier and more chewy. I like them this way. Yumz. =) The recipe can be found here.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

This is another baking session for Fat Cheeks. I prepared the main ingredients for her & let her pick up from there. This time round even I let her try measuring out the vanilla essence and pouring it into the eggs using a small teaspoon. At 4, it's quite a challenge for her but she did well. ^^ She had a blast and the cookies were great. It's a little sweet for my liking, probably due to the white chocolate but the tartness of the cranberries gives it a nice balance. 

Ingredients:
(I used half the ingredients to make a smaller batch)
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 salt
- 180g butter
- 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3 large eggs (I used 2 small eggs)
- 1 1/2 vanilla essence
- 3/4 white chocolate chips
- 1 cup cranberries

Method:
- preheat oven to 180 deg c & line cookie tray
- combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl
- in separate bowl, cream butter and sugar till fluffy
- in a small bowl add vanilla to eggs, then slowly beat into butter and sugar mixture
- fold in flour then stir in chocolate chips & cranberries, mix well
- drop spoonful of batter on to tray
- bake for 12-15mins till golden brown
- allow to cool & store in air-tight container


Here's how my darling Fat Cheeks did it:






Saturday, March 12, 2011

Waffles with Chocolate Ganache Sauce and Fresh Berries



Wow I can't believe it's been that long since I've last blogged. Poor Fat Cheeks caught this terrible cold on Chinese New Year eve and we've been taking turns falling ill since. Well I'm very happy to declare now we're all fit & well. =) To boost our immunity, I'm now trying harder to include more fresh fruits and veggies into our diet. Today, we're having fresh berries with waffles. The recipe can be found here. Totally yummy although a little messy coz Fat cheeks had chocolate all over her fingers, cheeks and nose. =)