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Friday, July 27, 2012

Bacon and Cheese Takoyaki


I've been very naughty lately and I think I've used up all my presents for the year! I got myself quite a bit of toys recently and am feeling very guilty about it. Guilty...but happy. Hahaha =). Let me introduce to you my latest addition...my takoyaki pan! I've been eyeing a takoyaki pan for a while already but because it's so expensive, I never seriously considered buying it. Then I came across this pan at a much much affordable price, I knew I had to get it! To top  the icing on the cake, the pre-order was organised by a fellow blogger. She even shared her takoyaki recipes with whoever who buys the pan. So if you are interested, you can order from her blog here: http://bakeadough.blogspot.com. She is currently organising pre-orders for mooncakes moulds and cupcake carriers as well. =)


Bread Bento #3

Bentos this week. ^^

Panda! Some days I feel like tat too...or bak kak. =)

Pretty flowers for my pretty girl.

Rilakkuma, Korilakuma & Kiiroitori. :)



Monday, July 23, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes


I was a nervous wreck last week coz my precious darling left for her school camp. It was only a 3 days 2 night camp but it felt like an eternity to me. Kids nowadays are so blessed, at my time who would have heard of K2 kids going for camps? If I remember correctly, I only participated in camps when I was in my teens. As anxious as I was, I do support such activities as it gives Fat cheeks the opportunity to be independent, to have her own space and also to acquire some life skills. I know she will do well in the camp coz she is very different from me. She  is chatterbox, outspoken, very sociable, very active & participative kind of girl. Her teachers adore her. So I knew I had nothing to worry about...but still I found it so hard to let go. I actually burst into tears when she boarded the bus that was taking them to the campsite. I'm such a crybaby! =)

So anyways, to take my mind off worrying I read up a bit on cupcakes and came across this very interesting recipe for chocolate cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes sounds common enough but this recipe uses vinegar! I was intrigued. Apparently this recipe does not contain baking powder, instead it uses baking soda. The reaction of baking soda and vinegar will result in a very light, fluffy cake. I had all the ingredients needed on hand, so without hesitation I started baking the cupcake. It would be just nice to welcome my baby home. =) 
As promised by the recipe, the cupcake was really light, fluffy & moist! I was not able to detect any hint of vinegar that was added to it. It's not sweet on its own & it went perfectly well with butter cream frosting. This is definitely a recipe to keep.    

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cupcakes with Butter Cream frosting

  
We made cupcakes! A pretty & dainty cupcake never fails to put a smile on my face. =) As much as I love frosted cupcakes, I seldom make them coz the pretty butter cream frosting is really rich, sweet & it's very high in calories. You will get what I mean when you see the list of ingredients below. This time however, we decided to indulge ourselves a little and made frostings for our cupcakes. For a healthier cupcake, we made yoghurt cupcake which I have posted earlier here. In all we made 6 cupcakes but we only topped 2 of them with the frosting. Even then, much to Fat cheek's dismay, I make her remove most of the cream before consumption. She complained a little but still enjoyed her cake very much. =)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bread Bento #2

Bread bento made for my darling girl this week.

Doraemon's mei mei, Dorami

Bumble bee which looks just like my darling Fat cheeks.


One of my childhood favourites, Care bear. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tutti Fruitti Yoghurt Chiffon Cake


Though recently I've been totally infatuated with Bento making, I have not forgotten my first love...baking! Last weekend I managed to squeeze in some time to do a little baking while hubby & Fat cheeks napped. With the hot weather nowadays, something light & fluffy would be nice as oppose to cakes that are rich and heavy. So chiffon cake it is. Hubby loves dried fruits and Fat cheeks loves yoghurt so I decided to marry the two & came up with the tutti fruitti yoghurt cake. The result was a light spongy cake with zesty fruit bits in between bites. It's not too sweet and has a slight tangy taste from the yoghurt. Nice. =)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bread Bento

More of my bento adventures to share. I enjoy making them so much. Fat cheek's reaction to them makes my heart melt every time. =)

Little Red Bean Bun Sisters

Hamtaro

Hello Kitty

Berry Strawberry