Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fruit pastry cake

I'm 7 years late getting into the trend of making this cake 😅 well, some people are just late bloomers 🤣

Recipe adapted from happyhomebaking.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Snickers cheesecake

For my older brother who turned half a century young today 😊

Recipe adapted from sally's baking addiction.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Carrot apple cake - sugar free!

Happy 1st birthday, Shiloh!

Sugar-free carrot apple cake
4 eggs
180ml neutral tasting oil ie. Grapeseed oil
60g sour cream
50g maple syrup, optional
280g cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
A pinch of nutmeg, optional
300g grated carrots
200g grated apples, incl juice

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Mix oil, sour cream, eggs and maple syrup till well combined.

3. Sift flours, cinnamon and nutmeg, and fold into the wet mixture.

4. Add grated carrots and apple. Do not overmix.

5. Bake in an 8inch tin, for 55-60minutes, or till skewer comes out clean.

Maple syrup cream cheese frosting
200g cream cheese
100g unsalted butter
Maple syrup

Beat cream cheese and butter till light and fluffy. Add maple syrup to taste.

So happy the recipe worked out. Cake wasn't sweet at all, but still tasted great! Paired with maple syrup frosting.. so yummy you can't tell it's sugar free 😋

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterscotch raisin loaf

I finally feel some joie de vivre returning. It's been a while.

I wanted to bake today.

And it's obvious I'm feeling upbeat.. note butterscotch chips and golden raisins.. says a lot, right ^^

While I have been feeling a little down and lost, I have been blessed by the love and concern of family. One brother have been sending his schnauzer over every weekend to keep me company.. and another just got me a shih tzu, 2 weeks ago ^^||

Well, I must say my 2 canine 'nephews' are really good for the heart, mind and soul. I do so feel much comforted and everything feels more right, somehow ^^ And I can sense, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow waiting for me.

So here's to more sunshine days ahead 😆😎 and while this combo shouts perky.. it really is sweetness over-load for me, haha! 😅 but hubs-i-no-fan-of-cakes loves it!

Other kind of sweet... see pics below... 😍

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Remembering the sweet things in life

I finally made a butter cake last week, after so many many months. It was good. I still miss her.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Grandfather's teacup

I don't need riches. A teacup is enough to make me happy ^^

This is precious.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Till we meet again

This has been a year of goodbyes.

One of my besties lost her dad a week-some ago. A good blogging friend lost her beloved mum. Chubby pig had to put his loyal rottweiler, Bravo, to sleep. And Big and Baby pig sent their fearsome fighter rabbit, Yeti Little Paw, to bunny heaven.

It's not easy to lose someone we love and care for. I know.

For again, I have lost someone very dear.

The dreaded C took aunt away a few days ago. It was a verdict we fought tooth and nail over, but as with most death sentences, no appeal worked. The only consolation out of this was that she was never in pain, and her discomfort minimal. God has been kind. 

And I'm grateful. For Sei Yee is the bestest, kindest, most supportive aunt anyone can ever be blessed with.. she's that angel, heaven sent to watch over us kids. She is unconditional love and care. She is nasi lemak, pancakes, tea, cakes and all so food, i mean good. 

My love affair with butter and old fashioned butter cakes, came from her. I will bake a butter cake in her honour, once I get over this dumpy feeling.. which I know will pass. Cos I know she's already in a better, beautiful, peaceful place with mum and uncle.   

Surprisingly, I'm not crying as much. I'm worried cos that's rather unusual for me. I do wonder if it's cos I've been crying so much the last few weeks when she was hospitalized, that there's not much tears left. I'm fearful I'm in denial, and my feelings are all boxed up and the storm will come, and it'll be a tsunami. I pray not. 

Yet, I'm hurting somehow and I don't sleep very well. The heart feels empty and tight right now. I just hope all this will pass soon.  

For now, I will reminisce over the good memories. And hold her in my heart for that bit longer.

She has fought the good fight. She has finished the race. She is in a better place.

 Here's to finding comfort and peace soon for all those who have loved and cared deeply.