Every year without fail we will try to gather everyone for a little xmas/bday get together.. this year we decided to have a BBQ.. not in a big scale but enough to fill up everyone's tummy..mum wasnt feeling well so she was wrapped up warm lol .. i cooked Bee Hoon Taucu, Baked Potato and salad as side dishes.. we had chicken wings, beef, prawns and also chicken sausages on the BBQ side..
Right after magrib we gave away all the prezzies that were bought especially for each and everyone of my family.. dad's reaction - priceless!!
This year was all abt books for Sonia .. Kinokuniya bookstore was our choice since Borders is no longer around.. mom's reaction - priceless!
Sonia and her toys... adults and their prezzies!
Thanks to Wati and her kids for helping out in the kitchen.. even my little Sonia knows how to help .. am happy to see that in Sonia.. to instill that in ur child is important.. plus it doesn't take a lot of effort to lift a finger...
This is the Berry Pavlova that was prepared as main dessert.. instead of using limoncello cream.. i did passionfruit cream instead!
2 cups sugar
2 tsp white vinegar
3 cups of pouring cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup limoncello - I used passionfruits juice
200g raspberries - i added
Preheat oven 150C. Place eggwhites in an electric mixer and whisk on high until stiff peak form. Add sugar a little at a time whisking for 30sec bef adding another tablespoon. Once all the sugar has been added, whisk for a further 8 mins or until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the vinegar and whisk for a further 2 mins or until glossy and combined.
Draw a 22cm circle and a 15cm circle on sheets of non stick baking paper and place 2 baking trays. Divide meringue mixture between the circles. Bake the 22cm pavlova for an hr and the 15cm pavlova for 50mins. Remove the 15cm pavlova fm the oven and allow to cool. Turn the oven off and allow the 22cm pavlova to cool completely in the oven. - i baked mine at 110C
Place the cream, icing sugar and limoncello in a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. Top the 22cm pavlova with 3/4 cream and berries. Top with the remaining pavlova, cream and berries. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Serve 8-10.
On my bday hb helped me build up this gingerbread house.. err well its a family effort actually.. Sonia helped to place all the candies on it..
Brrrr its snowing here! hehe
A small Santa wont harm.. hehe
Tadaaaaaaaa .. Sonia was ecstatic after everything was done..