31 October 2012
25 October 2012
24 October 2012
So for my new red velvet orders, the roses experiment begins.......
23 October 2012
jom layan gambar ye...malas nk tulis panjang2.
20 October 2012
But, his KAFA exam is due next week, starting from Tuesday, then continue on Wednesday, then off for Raya Haji n continue with another 3 more subjects right after raya hoho. Tomorrow his school will be having a Hari Keusahawanan where there are events n stalls selling lots of things. I can see that he was very intrigued n keep looking fwd for the day, especially sebab ada rumah hantu!
Anyway, here go some of the bakes that i made last night n a couple of days ago. Kebetulan, all is devils cake...from small-medium-large size hihi. What a coincidence :)
Ok peeps, off to prepare brekkie for the family. Tak tahu nk masak apa dah. Asal weekend jer mesti repeat pancake, waffles, or cucur bilis with kucai. Nak masak heavy2 makcik agak malas erkkkk
18 October 2012
Alhamdulillah idlan is having his final papers today - sains & english. Tomorrow is Linus then merdeka for a short while until next week where he'll be having his Kafa exam on Tuesday n Wednesday. Break for Raya Haji celebration n continue again on the following week. Sounds tiring isn't it? Haha lucky we only hv 1 kid in primary else we may need to split up giving attention to each of the kid!
It was really a huge relieved when xm is over. Kids can go back to their normal routine..watching tv, playing ipad, fighting amongst them yada yadaaa. Me n hubby do not hv to sit next to our eldest accompanying him to do the revision. And me dun hv to copy the maths question again n again in the buku conteng n ask idlan to answer it over n over again. Merdeka to everyone in the house yeay!!
Oh anyway, firas threw us a maths question last few night which we ended up burst into laughter.
Biskut oreo + biskut kapten munch = ?
Go figure yer. If u're smart enough pls leave ur answer in the comment box tq!
16 October 2012
Ingredients for Cake:
• 2 cups sugar – I reduce to 1 3/4 cups only
• 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature – 226g
• 2 eggs
• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder – I added 3-4 tbs
• 2 ounces red food coloring – I added only 2.5tbs, don’t want it to appear too bright n striking! I Use Wilton Christmas Red gel coloring.
• 2 1/2 cups cake flour – I don’t have cake flour and used all-purpose flour. To substitute u just have to reduce 5tbs of the all purpose flour. Cake flour basically contains less protein hence will give a softer n moist texture to the cake. If u want to thicken the cake texture then just increase the all purpose flour.
• 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk – substitute with 1tbs vinegar and pour the milk to fill the cup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon vinegar – after 9 years of marriage I finally have my own vinegar in the kitchen. Not for cooking but special for rv only hihi!
• 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
• 1 stick butter, softened
• 1 cup melted marshmallows
• 1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
• 1 cup shredded coconut
• 1 cup chopped pecans
However i don't use the above recipe. My usual cream cheese frosting goes like this:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well.
Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.
Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting
It's my first time baking a cake using buttermilk (though not a pure buttermilk but having the vinegar as substitute) and i am really satisfied with the overall result. A softer cake texture that is still rich in contents n flavour. My RV looks tad bit darker since i added extra cocoa powder and reduce the red coloring. Some people say that their cakes were dry, which i think probably because they overbaked the cake. Or maybe they substitute the cake flour with all purpose flour using the same measurement, which is wrong coz that's gonna thicken ur cake texture due to the high protein content in the all purpose flour.
Fret not, you can try out this recipe step by step and still produce a good rv cake. If yours do not turn out well, perhaps u can share with me ur experience so that we can figure what went wrong with the steps.
Or if u malas nak buat then can just place order from me wakaka. I am more than happy to bake one for u if i am free :)
till then, have a good n pleasant days ahead! Idlan is having BM paper today. Moga dpt jawab dgn cemerlang yer...cuti nanti kite pegi jalan2 ok :)
14 October 2012
And so for the past few days i've been searching n scouting for the best rv cake from the internet. Study the cake reviews, comparing the recipes, and finally decided to give it a try using Paula Deen's recipe (plus few adaptations from Southern Food recipes and few alterations n substitutes since i dont have all the ingredients called for the recipe!).
And this is the verdict. My first RV cake that is truly moist, velvety n sinful haha! 10x better than the one sold at Delic*ious :p I will share the recipe in my next post, but before that let's feast ur eyes with some pictures of my first rv. Hubby said he still prefers DFCC than this, but i think this rv is special on its own...same goes to any other cakes anyway :)
13 October 2012
Yesterday hubby said in his gentleman way, next time around when i do this again i should give some extra whip and keep the batter in fridge so that when he feels like eating the waffles he can just turn on the waffle maker and do it himself. Good idea isn't it :) Farra said i can also keep the cooked waffles in fridge and heat them up using your bread toaster.
ok peeps, time off for now. My 3 (8' pan) RV is ready yeayyy can't wait to have them frosted with cream cheese next morning. Later will share the recipe if they taste good ok. If not i better just stay quiet and remove the recipe bookmark from my hp :p