Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Craving..!! "A food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, as opposed to general hunger. Food cravings are especially common in people following structured diet plans, and can be difficult to overcome".  

Me!! structured diet plans?!! No, I don't think so.  I just eat everything I like the most especially cakes, all sort of desserts (provided it must be sweet), chocolates, snack, fast food in simple words "SUGAR".  Its an ongoing crave that I have night & day;-)

So, here comes the new crave..Macaroon.  For those who new to this lemme begin with the definition of macaroon from Wiki FYI:

"The word macaroon is applied to a variety of light, baked confections, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. The original macaroon was a "small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds".

Got it, found the right place to fulfill my craving for today...

Macaron (french word for Macaroon)


luv the yellow but too little pink creme...

Peanut butter...
chocolate can never go wrong...!

RM2 each /10pcs=RM15 (promotion till tomorrow 30th June)..
@Whisk Espresso Bar & Bake Shop, Empire Shopping Gallery 

I would not say that this Whisk's Macaroon is one of  the best coz I'm pretty sure there're a lot of other gorgeous Macaroons out there in KL. I guess their Macaroon still needs lotsa improvement on the filling. 

Nevermind, I'll find the best Macaroon baking class available then its all in my hands !!! Bake It  Right Babe!!! In the mean time will hunt for tasty Macaroons in town. Gosh, why oh why didn't I know about it when I was in PARIS few years ago..what a waste otherwise would get the best of the best!

Stay sweet...people!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Zakumi Boy...

Hey another surprise birthday @Casamadre in the month of June.  Its 12:50am (past midnight).... 2 big and 4 small candles on the New York Cheesecake, pressie & jerseys ON..all set

No longer a Secret...Time for the birthday boy to blow the candles 
make a wish

Ignore the ugly red wordings done by Secret Recipe..but 
the cheesecake is awesome!

A big support to England after the pathetic loss to Germany 4-1...

me in MU jersey haha whateva

Pressie from Lols -A mascott with an attitude...cute!!!
+ Brazil flip flop from us...World Cup fever

The Living Zakumi (in blue) & his mascot @ Laundry..taken a few days ago
now he owns it...the petite version

Zakumi:  Burpp...nice piece of cake;-)

A small surprise from us to 'Zakumi Boy' on his 24th Birthday. May Allah blessed him & all of us with perfect health and happy lives.  Amin!

Next birthdays will be in August & many in September...fuhh!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bread Talk...

Yezz...today!! Sunday, 27th June 2010 its the breadmaking hands-on workshop @ The Cooking House. The class has been re-timed from 2:30pm to 12:30pm, better still "starts early finish early". There're 4 types of bread: Hokaido Milk Loaf, Prune & Walnut, German Muesli Bread & Tortillas in the making.  Okay not gonna be draggy on the intro, let the photos speak for themselves eermm..with captions of coz.

Happy viewing...

The Kitchen Studio..
where we had the Demo Class last time & also the waiting area
They served very tasty choc chips & butter cookies

better pose while still fresh...

Listen class...

The ingredients...
Apron on..

Chef Collin..
refer to the paper before getting started...

 familiarizing with the digital weighing machine...

keep ur hands clean...
The mixer & the explanation on a good texture/dough...breadmaker

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3..got it right

Roll it gently...

change position...

Hokaido Milk Loaf in the making...

done! oohoww... it seems too long for the baking tin 

 Chef Collin came to my rescue...

ready..over to the oven

Next one...
butter & shortening...don't get confuse
chop the walnut & prunes

cut it, weigh it to 50gm each & shape the dough..

label the rows with our names...

Tortillas moment...

After 3 1/2 hrs of standing.. feelin' the pressure of finishing the last dough

to make it round is pretty tough..use a plate for the shortcut 

Here's the result...

Prune & Walnet Bread....

German Muesli Bread...

me holding the Hokaido Milk Loaf...

The Tortillas are hidden under the buns..i prefer the one using the fry pan
the baked  Tortillas are very hard/crunchy not nice at all...

 @home..ready for butter & jam spread

My final review- it was fun, interesting, adding new frenz on FB and overall I'm very satisfied with the class.  Will definitely register for their next baking class in July still waiting for the new classes calendar to be out.

A long day..time to zzzzzzzzzzzzzz *yawn*

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jakel not Hyde, Bijoux not Bonjour, Chawan not Cup...

Today's outing actually was to 'hunt' for Baju Melayu material for the three musketeers.  June gonna end soon and now approaching July, August is already fasting month..better start kickin' before the tailor says "Sorry we don't take any more orders..we're totally occupied & rushing to complete it before Raya. Unfortunately, I don't think I will go to Jakel again, oh yeah the one that we went to was WISMA JAKEL located at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.

I can't find the same material or at least similar with the one that I bought for them in Bandung, can't remember the name of the material...gosh! Anyway, the satin at Jakel I think its rather pricey @ 30.00 per metre for the best quality Dubai Satin.  I do like the cotton material with stripey print but then the colour really dull, Its @ 17.50 per metre if I'm not mistaken.  Seriously, lotsa money to spend on this for all three of them. I'd better go back to my usual shopping place @ Pasar Baru, Bandung, much cheaper, quality guaranteed & the type of material that I wanted and they like.  MAS will be flying to Bandung soon in July...Time to spread my wings;-)

Lunch time...craving for Lontong & Chicken Rendang.  Chawan, Bangsar would be the right place for a bowl of yummy Lontong & spicy rendang.

It taste as gorgeous as it looks...

finding the best WiFi signal..really @ Hot spot outside Chawan..Kiasu customer

After a good meal, time for window shopping at Bangsar Village. The new wedges collection @ Guess & the 'Kardashians' type of high heels @ Zara really caught my eyes.  So nice & sexy! Ok enough enough...Bisou bake shop's cuppies!!!!

One dark secret chocolate for me..please!!!!

Honestly it taste 10x better than the overated Wondermilk.  Its RM5 each & buy 5 get 1 free compared to Wondermilk @ 4.50 for each petite cupcake...arghhhh!

Gotta go now...tomorrow is the breadmaking workshop! Can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get serious with the dough;-) Tea with cuppies @ Bijou would be perfect after the class..hmm


Friday, June 25, 2010

Chill'in at Chili's..

As promised, here's the 'Cinderella's' update....Chili's @ Empire was opened about a month ago and the place seems to be the favourites.  Chock-A-Block is its first, middle & last name.  There were couple of guys & ladies queue-ing up infront of us @ about 7:15pm...we're on WAITING LIST no. 6 and sitting behind the counter to get a table...hmmm!

The moms arrived around 8:15-8:45pm. We've already finished a plate of Nachos & refill drinks for Baze & Reez.  For me a bottle of Perrier & 4pcs of Nachos just sufficient.  The lamb looks good though, but I don't take lamb chop or anything gotta do with lamb. 

Our starter (Reez, Baze & me)...while waiting for the 3 ladies..

Here comes the organiser cum "master of ceremony" in 'Syrian Tudung'...As usual loads of laughter..gossiping & posing...

short of one members...one mummy still finding parking@P1

Finally a full quorum @8:45pm..the photographer wasn't captured in any of our pix..
the thorn among the roses...pity him being bullied by us;-)
btw the two minor one of the mummy's boy & girl also not in the pix..

Time to order for the main course...(none of us remembered to take photos of the meal so thanks to the website)

Hunny's choice..

2 moms' choice 
(buy 1 get 1 replacement after they complained the lamb was not properly cook, mostly fat)
so altogether 2 plates  for each of them..

molten chocolate dessert...regret of all I didn't order this & yet am craving for it *sigh* 
no 'partner in crime' most of them not a sweet tooth:-(

Our makan-makan ended @ 10:00pm before the football halftime..Portugal vs Brazil. Hunny's 'little gems' already restless and in cranky mood.  While Sheem has to buy milk for her baby Rania, Baze has another date with family members and Reez has to travel back to Semenyih (quite a distance) so we declared end of nite.

Short chit chat but lotsa fun!!!!!

Nite nite.

p.s:  as usual I can't find my car, the 'hopeless syndrome' in remembering where did I park is getting crucial...
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