Friday, February 19, 2010
We are going to my hubby's friend house tomorrow. So, I baked cookies tonight to bring along. I don't really like cookies and seldom baked last two years. Recently, I suddenly started to bake Naing Ka Htine Cookie which is popular in my hometown, Yangon. After trial and error, it was still not successful. One day, I brought some cookies to my sis-in-law's place and her brother-in-law told me that butter is main ingredient in the Naing Ka Htine. Then I realized that Naing Ka Htine is same as butter cookies or melt in the mouth cookies, but no vanilla flavor.
Chinese new year is over. I have been trying to do huat kueh since last year and still not successful. I did not know where to get ENO salt and sweet yeast biscuit. This year, I managed to buy sweet rice in yeast wine that can be replaced the sweet yeast biscuit and cooked rice fermentation. I finally knew where to buy ENO salt that sold in local indian grocery stores. So far, I did not manage to get ENO salt from local stores as ENO salt is out of stock from both indian grocery stores near my place. I will try to get ENO salt this week.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Today is valentine's day and also sunday. I am now busy making the red velvet cake for my darling. I wanted to make red velvet cake last year and did not have a chance to do. I searched a few recipes online last time. I chose the recipe from The Way The Cookie Crumble blog, who adapted it from Apple a Day. She did the comparison among the different red velvet recipes and that was great. I use the half recipe and heart shape baking tin to bake as there are only two of us.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Last week, I was excited about baking cake for my cousin, Lillian's birthday on February 9 as this was my first baking assignment for party since my baking hobby started two years ago. I was thinking what kind of cakes or cupcakes to bake for her birthday party at Day care. Finally, my aunt told me to bake cupcakes. I started to do some research online and figured out cupcake recipes and decoration ideas that kid will love. Finally, I decided to go with lemon meringue cupcake and chocolate chip cupcake recipes from marthastewart website as recently I wanted to buy cupcake recipes book written by Marthsteward. No harm trying now.