chocolate paper cakes (with white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips) 

 
wanted to use the organic walnuts that my aunt gave me and to finish the chocolate chips in weird amounts I had in the fridge. The cakes were really dark,  delicious and not too sweet. I intended for it to have layers of white chocolate and peanut butter inside but the white chocolate chips I placed inside the muffins kind of disappeared??
Next time I will mix in more walnuts and the chips instead of just topping it off!

Really miss baking! 

 
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veganburg

  

In December 2015 last year, I visited Veganburg after going for a job interview at kni&kcalb. Yes, I went alone.

I tried the creamy mushroom burger. It may not look very big but I was substantially full; even struggled to finish a little at the end. The soy patty was crisp and flavorful and the burger was filled with a generous amount of creamy sauce an mushrooms. The burger alone was satisfying enough for me 🙂 definitely worth a visit..what’s more, it’s vegan and cruelty free.


Sometimes it feels good to have a solo meal with a book..

Psssst..I actually got the job and I’ve learnt so much and met some of the most warm and friendly people I have ever encountered.

seeyou

 

tree cake ((chocolate cake))

   
 
second time making a chocolate cake. like the first time, i was met with an obstacle when making the ganache 😂🙈 . I heated the cream over a Bain Marie which works but I didn’t heat it hot enough. Then I added BAKING CHOCOLATE into it. It was not sweet (obviously) and became a clump of doo doo. The oils of the chocolate also started coming out. My gosh, what was I thinking(was I even thinking?). In the end, I just went down to the store to get new ingredients and made a new ganache. 

This cake was made for my friend’s mother 🙂 my sister said it looks like a tree stump hence this cake is now called tree cake. It is a dark chocolate cake topped with dessicated coconut and crushed Oreos on the sides. Overall, I’m proud and blessed to have been given the opportunity to bake this cake.

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braided cheesy pesto bread

  it honestly looks like a green yeast monster with really loose stool oozing out of every single crevice of its body. yep I just sabotaged myself with a terrible description but trust me, it may be ugly but it’s super delicious. Half of it was eaten before it even had time to cool 🙈
  My first time using my new DeLonghi oven that is much bigger than my previous oven. Now I can bake more than 6 cookies at once.  here’s how simple it is:

  1. Add 2tsp of dry yeast into 1cup of warm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Let stand for 10mins
  2. Add 1/2tsp salt, 1tbsp olive oil
  3. Mix in flour until you get soft elastic dough(I used more than 1 3/4  cup)
  4. Let rise in an oiled bowl till double in size(approx. 1hour)
  5. Press air out and roll dough out onto a floured surface (i divided dough into two for two loaves)
  6. Spread pesto and cheese(as much as you like)
  7. Roll it up lengthwise
  8. Cut into half lengthwise leaving about an inch
  9. Twist the two long ends, brush with olive oil, sprinkle Parmesan and garlic powder (optional)
  10. Bake at 425F for about 25mins or until the bread fairy calls you 🙂

less glam shot

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vegetable korma

 

first time learning about and cooking with tamarind pulp/paste which gave the dish a subtle sour taste.

  i found that the brinjal/aubergine/egg plant gave the korma a really nice thick texture as it smushed up after being cooked.
A really simple dish that is really easy to make and is delicious. Perfect for all you vegetarians out there. (currently one but probably going to have to start eating some meat soon as I’m interested in joining a culinary course)

I’ll post up the recipe as soon as I stop being a fat mochi. Nobody reads my blog anyway, it’s just means of documenting my cooking baking adventures. I guess you could say an open diary?

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brain balloon 🎈

  went to the market with mom this morning and I saw this really pretty colouring book! 
colouring is really good. it gives you time to pause and reflect, step back and calm down from our hectic lives. I often tend to get so immersed in everything that I forget what the important things in life are. 

breathe 

cherish the people around you, everything doesn’t have to be perfect. Be thankful for all that you have and forget about the things you don’t. Worrying too much doesn’t help.

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my first order + personal thoughts on exams?¿

  

  I recieved my very first order for chocolate chip blondies and white chocolate cranberry blondies. its for someone’s birthday party tomorrow! 🎊
I’ve never got orders from anyone outside of my family so I guess that’s kind of cool? 

Anyway, im in the middle of exams and I haven’t been studying at all. It’s hard, I just feel so unmotivated. Now don’t get me wrong, I love learning and i actually enjoy the content that I get to enlighten my being with. But, exams, a paper that is supposed to measure the degree of my intelligence? And decide my future of what tertiary education i go to which probably will make quite a bit of difference in my life? my gosh, how daunting.

I understand that exams are a good way to gauge where you stand and how much you have learnt but if everyone is memorizing and regurgitating, is anyone really learning? It’s a pity to see how exam’s have made the things we learn at school seem boring and uninteresting to many. We learn about how the freaking heart works, why substances have different states, hitler and stalin’s rule, chinese idioms and math?!?!? it’s great stuff but sometimes it’s overwhelming to have to know all this in great detail all at the same time.

Another thing, I hate when people ask me what I want to be in the future. How am I supposed to know? I haven’t experienced working anywhere before; im only 16 and i’ve spent majority of my life in school. my life revolves around school. how sad does that sound. I feel sorry for myself too. 

alright time to go learn about the Cuban missile crisis in profound detail so that I can get an A which is supposed to help me in my future

Having knowledge does not mean you are intelligent. Having intelligence does not mean you have wisdom.

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