Wednesday, November 11, 2015


I love croissants, my family loves croissants.... I am not just love eating it, but, would love to make it well too! I have tried, and tried... Many many different recipes... wasted quite a bit of flour and butter..... Till recently, I managed to do it Almost right! Yet, I still think I could do better than this. Now that the cool weather and temperature is to the advantage of croissants making, I will surely try again. 

The best croissants
 I did in the above picture.

While baked....
The two pictures below are those that were not quite up to the right texture for croissant. Some look alright with layers obviously shown, however, the crumbs were too bready. Or else, the bread didn't taste too good, as it got a little too yeasty. Of course, the first couple time attempts were total disastrous !!

When I got it better, I got most excited, and the moment they went into the oven, I
sat right next to the oven and kept an eye on how the heat made the layers of flour and butter rise and form. The excitement is indescribable!

Making our own tuna sandwich with homemade croissants just so good. 

I thought I have been able to make my own puff pastry right, I could do croissant with no frill. However, they are both pretty far off when comes to making a dough with yeast and higher gluten, which is harder to stretch and roll out evenly. But, what means the most to me is, to know what my family is eating. No shortening in my croissants and puff pastry! Never, ever!! I will not compromise! 
Bon Appetit! 

Things I have left behind .....

I am not sure what is the best way to start off my blog again. 
It's been a long time since I last blogged. Started to pick up the idea to blog again some months ago, yet I was rather occupied with things to do, for myself and the family. It was a pretty fulfilling years since last time I wrote here. At the same time, Face booking is also another reason, I kind of dropped the idea of blogging... Although, I have been updating my Face book page with most of the bakes and cooks I did. Simply because I find FB is more ' convenient ' to do any posting in the quickest way. Yes, I'm simply LAZY!!

I am supposed, it will take me quite a while to update my blog for what I have done in my kitchen and a bit of travelling info to share. The most recent month, we had a great family trip to Hokkaido. It was full of laughter and some old memories shared by the elderly members was the most... I call it "enjoyable". :)
This year has been great, I must say. Not that we made some windfall, but it's definitely better than a windfall! Managed to clear up some old scums, and now it's all fresh and a new start, and looking for more good thing to come!

A wedding cake that I made for my wonderful friend / sister. It's was a great experience, and I am blessed to have a very good friend to help me with this giant. The wedding was the wedding of the year, as the wedding planner suggested. No deny to that. The afford of setting up the stage, cocktail party with hairdo, and makeup corners for ladies who were not quite ready / confident with their appearance, or those who didn't have quite enough time to run to salons for their hairdo....all was taken care of by professional stylists and makeup artists!! How cool yey?!! Being part of the reception, it was fun, and the free flow of Garrett popcorn by the best men carrying a sling tray around to offer pop corns to the guests tickled us most. Of course the children were the happiest of all. Son till today, still asking for the same kind of wedding to go... The best of course, the most beautiful bride with her fairytale gowns... Well, Vera Wang gowns, it won't go wrong I bet! We were all submerged into Alice in Wonderland moment the whole night. The only wedding I will not forget for life. 

Looking forward to give my blog more updates.... Good day everyone !

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Breakfast Pancakes with Homemade Cherry Maple Syrup

Besides having the usual maple syrup to go with our breakfast pancakes, another good idea is to give a simple twist to it, by just adding some fresh cherries to the maple syrup and bring it to simmer point! There I get a tangy sweet maple syrup with the juicy bites of fresh cherries!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Clarissa's Cuppcakes. Dora & Helo Kitty

                                                     Happy Birthday Clasrissa!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Red Owl for Raphael's 6th Birthday.

How time flies! My little boy is Six! Owl is one of his favourite animals, so this is his request. Many of his schoolmates thought it's an Angry Bird at the first glance........ I tried my very best to convince him, to have the owl in blue. However, he was determine to have a red owl. Anyway, I always respect his decisions. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hokkaido ,Sapporo

                                     A great breakfast at the hotel to start our day in Sapporo.

Limited orders each morning for crab meat omelet .

Look what I found?! Haiji Bun!!

                                               Tsudomu- Children snow festival playground

                                                   Endless shopping street- Tanukikoji

                                                        Snow festival at Odori Park

                                                      Underground Shopping street.

                                                                    Kaniten- Crab dinner.
This is not the usual crab house where tourists would go. Japanese Sensei's father recommended this place where is popular among the people in Sapporo.

                              Bake potato is one of the must have dish in this shop. It is creamy and sweet.
                                                                    Crab roe porridge

A small and cosy eating place.

                                       Father and son working together for their family business.

We took a slow walk back to the hotel after a sumptuous dinner. And unexpectedly we found another lane with more ice sculptures. A place we would definitely miss. 

                                                       More shopping at Chitose Airport.


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