Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Hello everyone! I have come to realize that I haven't been bringing some long or interesting updates lately. Nothing much to talk about or to blog about, and that's pretty bad. Anyway, a few days ago, we (my sis and I) have just gotten ourselves some new kitchen gadgets. Kitchen gadgets? Huh, sounds kind of lame.

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Recently, my sister and I have gained some interest in exploring the ways of preparing desserts and stuff like that. We tried making ice cream out of simple ingredients and we even tried to make milk pudding (I'm a fan of milk pudding so my obsession towards milk pudding will never end). Sadly, I still can't figure out how to make the best milk puddings out of simple ingredients. Though the steps of making a simple milk pudding seems to be very easy but it's quite difficult to create a 'perfect' milk pudding out of it. I shall take some of my time to explore more dessert recipes, if possible, hahaha. Here's some of the instagram pictures if you have missed it,




Tried out the new electric mixer that we just bought recently. We made egg white frosting out of simple ingredients. I got the recipe from martha stewart's website. It's simple and easy to make. But for me, the texture of this frosting is awful. It's like eating egg whites which are incorporated with air. I think it'll taste better if we added some cream into it. :(

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Got a piece of waffle to try out the frosting that we created.

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The creamy egg white frosting.

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Dipped into the bowl of frosting.

I shall try to make buttercream frosting with the sister in the next round. I prefer buttercream frosting compared to any other frostings as it's simple to make and it tastes really good.


That's all for today's update. Thanks for reading. See you guys soon! :)





Thursday, October 17, 2013

Free from the finals!

       
I'm finally free from the final year exams! Phew, that was absolutely tough. Hopefully all my hard work will be paid off. Stayed up late for a few nights and woke up at 4 in the morning just to study. Sacrificed so much for it. Sigh. My dark eye circles are getting worse and the pimples on my face are just so.. urgh. All those sleepless nights are making me tired. I shall take the opportunity to rest more and relax a little bit! Boo yeah! :D

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My sis made a cup of cold chocolate for me but I forgot when was it. Feel the love.

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Took this photo a month ago.


That's all for today's short update!
See you guys soon! :)


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Making steamed chocolate cakes

         
Hello earthlings! I'm here today to share with you guys about my experience in making steamed chocolate cakes! Well, it's supposed to be steamed brownies but the cakes don't look like brownies so yeah, let's all just call it chocolate cakes. I decided to make my own moist chocolate cakes as I can adjust the sugar level of the cake myself. Most of the chocolate cakes sold in bakeries contain high sugar levels. Although I have a sweet tooth but that doesn't mean that I love foods which contain a lot of sugar, instead I love foods which are low in sugar levels. To me, cakes which are extremely sweet are rather disgusting.

So I got the recipe from this blog, oureverydaythings. It's fun to make especially when you have a partner. I made these chocolate cakes with the help from my little sister and my grandma.

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Part of the ingredients needed.

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I used van houten's cocoa powder.

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Sugar.

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Preparing eggs and sugar.

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Mixing the sugar and eggs together.

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Done with the mixing!

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Prepared a cup of flour.

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Some baking powder.

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Mixed all the ingredients together and placed it in a wok.

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We placed some of the batter into cupcake moulds.

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Okay so the outcome doesn't look that good but it tasted okay.

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We tried to make some white frosting while waiting for the remains of the batter to be steamed.

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This is the outcome of the so called 'frosting'. Well, I nearly whisked the egg whites into foam and eventually failed when I added some butter into the mixture. My arms were really tired and painful after this entire whisking process. Guess I need to gain more experience on this.

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And here's the outcome, doesn't look appetizing though. 

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Ended up pouring my failed 'frosting' into the cake.

I wasn't pleased with the outcome of our first try so I've decided on making some new ones.

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This is the second round. I added more cocoa powder into the batter this time and it looks more appetizing. And obviously it tasted way better than the previous one.

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I made some chocolate sauce to go with the cupcakes. :)
You can search for the recipe through google.

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Added some chocolate sauce onto the cupcake.

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And the outcome of the steamed chocolate cupcakes!

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The cupcakes tasted really good and I loved it. :D


In a nutshell, these steamed chocolate cakes are easy to make and it's really suitable for those who do not have an oven. Try this if you have the time. See you guys!