Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday bake last week

No more baking will be done until i get my kitchen aid in may.
Cant wait!!!
one month to go!!!

Husband said in the meantime sunday should be sunday roast or sushi sunday haha.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My sweet little angel

The greatest gifts in my life are you and your daddy. Don't know what I'll do without you two....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

*PANG*

The other night, I was on the bed lying down with Teagy waiting for her to fall asleep while husband was in the kitchen doing some dishes.
Suddenly, BAM (bam? really? well a loud noise la) came from kitchen.
So naturally of course I went out to check what was going on. Walked into the living room and looked into the kitchen to see husband was not in the kitchen.

"B! where are you?"

"It (bowl) just slipped out of my hand"

EH.... I can hear him but I can't see him. OMG! In my head I'm already imagining the worst.
oh nooo... did he slip and fall and now lying on the kitchen floor with a broken back?
I ran into the kitchen, I was kinda shaking and I think my eye got teary abit hehe.
Only to find him on the floor picking up the pieces.
PFFT.

He obviously says I'm being dramatic and busy body to come and see what's happening.
Ish! Can't help it that i get worried easily right?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

sunday bake week 7

Last week's bake was boston cream pie. that did not turn out so good because my cake broke.
Lucky it tasted good if not it would've been a waste haha.

So this week i decided to go with my all time fav!
CREAM PUFFS!!
My fav cream puff would be beard papa's cream puff.
The pastry is so soft and the custard sweet and creamy just so yummy.

So i got the recipe off the net and gave it a go but failed so decided to youtube it to see the technique.
I went with this video clickityclick

On the second try I got it right. I really thought it was very easy at first.
All the ingredients look simple enough.
Basically all you need is the right technique.


this is how it looked like when i popped it in the oven.


the dough is rising!!! my favorite part when baking.


tadaaaa! out of the oven. all you gotta do is wait for it to cool, then with a small knife make a hole
at the bottom of the puff for the cream to go in.

The cream inside you can actually choose wether to do the custard cream or creme chantilly.
I made creme chantilly for first batch and custard for second.

Creme chantilly is very easy to make.
Its just whipping cream, icing sugar, and vanilla.
You whip it until it peaks.
Then you put it in the piping bag to make it easy for you to put it in the puff

This was my creme chantilly

It is important to just let it cool first before you put the cream in.
In my case I just set all the puff aside and when I wanna eat it i take out the creme and pipe it in
That way it's nice and fresh! 


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

renovations

So for the past few months i've been cooking everyday.
I dont know where it came from but i suddenly have this passion for cooking and baking too of course.
I never knew how easy it is to cook delicious meals, provided you have someone to clean the kitchen for you after I guess, because after all that cooking the thought of cleaning everything up is already exhausting hehe.
So since I have a maid to help with the clean up, everything is just easy peasy :D

Never in a million years I thought I would care how the kitchen would be like.
To me as long as everything functions okay then I'm ok but since i started cooking I spend most of my waking hours in the kitchen and now realised how much i REALLY NEED A PANTRY!!!!
Would just love Love LOVE a pantry that i could walk into and just sit there for hours thinking
"hmm... what can i cook today..." heh

have been looking at pantry photos and trying to figure out what can i do to put a pantry in the kitchen and i have exhausted all my options.
The only way is to have someone come and take out some cabinets that im not using and put in a pantry.
pffttt.
I actually thought I could just build my own and save the money but boy was i wrong.
So for now all I could do is just stare at these pictures and save money for the renovation hehe.


I like this one the most. Making full use of the space at the door.
This one is just okay, I would love to have a door of course, preventing Teagy from making a mess in the kitchen.
This one is probably the best one but I know it's just impossible. It just takes too much space.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

bedtime

Last night, we were all on the bed ready to go to sleep when I realized Teagy wasn't wearing any pants.
So i got up, got her pants from the drawer. and put it on her.
When i was done Teagy said "tuhhh-tuhhh" (pronounce like duh with a T)
which means thank you.
and my heart just MELTED! ohhh my baby girl you are just the sweetest!

She has started saying thank you, well tuhh-tuhhh since about two months ago
but only when she gives you something or you give her something.
So I was quiet surprised when she said it last night.

Now since she has mastered her THANK YOU I guess it's time to move on to the next magic word,that is PLEASE... heh