Blueberry crumble

Oops, pardon me for being so disorganised that my blogs are been keyed in not in sequential order. this one was baked like 3 months back i think. {oh, what the heck, right, its postings to share of the little efforts in the baking scene of mine. (*blush*)}

This receipe was from the one of the weekly Urban receipes which instantly got me into the state of mind = " i wanna try to bake this! looks yummy!" we are all 'looped' and has accepted practically that prices of everything else are rising except our fixed pay (thats work life people. so be real! ). and my mind was like, ok, if a slice of this cost about $5 at those air con cafes, lets make more slices by topping it up abit more and baking it myself.

Bought 2 punnets of blueberries from NTUC during one of their special price period, and went about baking this cake which was well liked especially by my 3rd sister who enjoyed the crunch of the crumble before sinking her teeth into the moist bit of the cake itself, savouring each mouthful indulging in the freshness of blueberries, a mix of sweet and sour.

try it too if you have the cutting of the urban receipe. otherwhich, i can recommend my favourite Aunty Yochana's blogsite to discover more receipes too !!!

Fried Pumpkin Cake

To disengage myself from the discomfort of my state, i resorted to helping Mom clear the 'due to expire' glutinous rice flour. Rummaging through the fridge, i found a quarter pumpkin and remembered my favourite blogger, Aunty Yochana's receipe on Fried Pumpkin Cake. And i distinctly remembered her typing that its "delicious". Pumpkin has always been Mom's favourite and with the twist that this receipe offers with the sweetness from the lotus seed paste, i believe it would be an instant hit.

So there i go again, taking up almost 3 hours with the mashing of steamed pumpkin, mixing the flour and all ingredients together with the mashed steamed pumpkin into a dough, then making into more than 40 portions. and tada ~ heres my round round version of the fried pumpkin cake with some 'naked' roundies coz i ran out of white sesame seeds. and i must agree that it taste delish especially when eaten warm and goes well with a nice cuppa of afternoon tea of kopi break.

Thank you Aunty Lucy for the receipe to the 'rescue'!

Fruit Pastry

howdi, its been months since i last blogged on my bakes and stuff. allow me to explain.
  • my Nokia handphone 'died' on me some months back and it took me awhile to find the suitable replacement in Samsung E950. ( i am still looking for another handphone as this is still not the ONE!). And being a non techno geek, it was only recently that i managed to 'squeeze' time to figure out the functions and features of this new gadget.
  • i had started on a new job few months back and was overcoming the odds of many changes, ie new workplace, new learnings, new colleagues, new systems etc... well, that kept me away from this leisure passion of mine. (and i believe i lost weight too. in the healthy way).
  • and of coz, now i am typing now with a new pc which my sister decided to 'invest' in as the old pc was really 'tortoise slow' and kept 'hanging' (you know, stalling and taking the 'longest' time to engage to next screen etc)

and now, i am resuming my leisure hobby again, and yes, its making time, proper planning must kick in otherwise, its no fun manz, all work and no play. no ~ no~. =p

This fruit pastry was baked last month following an amazing lady, Vi from Imperial Index of which i have been a member since last year. i had an assortment of canned mixed tropical fruit cocktail (p.s. i was assigned the task to do 'clear' it) and fresh blueberries. and i remembered Vi's receipe in Imperial and so i went about doing the bake. {then again, i believe that it would even be better if i had used fresh fruits instead.}

Nonetheless, i love the receipe and the texture. it is a keeper indeed! thankz Vi !