Happy Sunday everyone... weird to be saying that cos normally i dont update my blog on Sunday morning.. hb n Sonia are out cycling.. err hv i told ya that we bought her a bicycle a few days ago and shes cycling like a pro now?? hehhe of cos with the help of support wheels! Hairi is out to USS as early as 7am .. well thats what he said cos i overslept and dont even know if he did come home last night.. sigh.. i wish there was some kinda dummy book to guide me on how to get my 20yrs old boy (boy in my eyes!) to stay home on weekends with his family! grrr
Anyway lots of stuff going on for the past few days.. i hv been out and abt with both my sisters.. sis Wati was on leave this whole week and she came by my place with her kids a couple of times.. sis lyn had bad sore throat .. which was good in a way cos its not always that chatterbox sister of us is quiet muahahha.. mom and dad together with one of wati's kids flew to HCMC for a short hols .. we will be going to the airport later to fetch them home.. how time flies nowadays!
Remember when i told ya that i wanna take a breather fm taking orders..?? i didnt!! maybe for the love of baking.. i shud but i cant.. in my head i kept on saying.. practice makes perfect and to be able to meet the person that writes to u an email ordering ur bakes is a good experience.. so while mama bakes.. Sonia bakes macarons too .. with her playdoh of cos.. without anyone showing her how to.. i guess this is what u call.. hands on - she watches and she replicates what she sees (just in much "crazier" colours as she call it!) hehe
Thank you to Norah for ordering macs and cocoa mocha layer cake and thank you to Nur Raihan who is in town with her mom fm Shah Alam for ordering macs and Pak Hadi kek lapis.. woot woot.. thats 50 egg yolks in ur layer cake my dear! heheh both daughter and mom hv been my silent readers.. was nice to meet u guys!!
I did however manage to bake CMG prune layer cake and also this pandan marmer cake for my family to munch..when asked.. hb said he much prefers the prune layer cake.. of cos!! who doesnt like prune layer cake ey..
This is a simple butter cake recipe which was given a tweak.. i added 1 tsp of pandan paste into it simply bec i felt like having a slice of pandan butter cake but guess what.. right after it was baked.. i didnt feel like having it and hv yet to taste it cos both hb and i hv been munching on the prune layer cake since yesterday lol
150g buttter (weird.. i found out Golden Churn is afterall halal here.. theres a halal cert pasted on their payment counter in Sun Lik!)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cocoa powder - i used valrhona!
Preheat oven 175C..
Whisk butter till soften.. add in sugar a little at a time and continue to whisk pale.
Add in eggs one at a time and continue to whisk till well mix.. lower ur mixer speed and add in sifted flour.
Take 2 tbsp of batter and add in ur cocoa powder... to the rest of the batter u add in 1 tsp of pandan paste.
Pour batter into 7" cake tin.. (next time i probably will use a 6" pan to get a taller cake).. drop a few dollop of chocolate batter on top and gv it a few swirl.
Bake ur cake for 40 mins.
Source: NCC - Bu Fatma Bahalwan
Oh bef i forget.. i am so so sorry for the late shipment of my mastrad silicone sheets.. sometimes i dont know how these French do their job!! grrr They messed up my order and put it into somebody elses' sea freight. They will send it out by DHL this coming week - with a little extra gift for every sheet. BUT: let me know if u cant wait and i will refund ur money.. thank you for ur understanding.. cheers!