Wedding Blues...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

to think only the bride n groom to be have the wedding blue? think again...people around them too get the blues especially those who'll be planning the wedding, parents and of course not to mention those who's still single and hoping...aii~ i think i'm having the blues not because i'm single but b'coz i'm planning the wedding and will be doing most of the preparation hands on...then again maybe the word 'blues' is not entirly appropriate*pondering* i think panic is more appropriate in this situation now...

My mom handed me several improtant job for this wedding. oh btw its my brother's wedding...anyway my jobs are:

  1. prepare and decorate the hantaran for both engagement and wedding
  2. to make the hantaran cake and sweet desserts - i haven't decide which to make; fondant 1.5kg cake or fondant mini cakes or cuppies which is sort of a trend right now....but i've already have the 'concept' and the sugar paste flowers made...
  3. be the make up artist for the wedding - *lol* suprised???this is not a new thing for me as i was (yes WAS) a make up artist and i used to work in a cosmetic company..only now i'm 'retired', baking is my new found passion...
  4. in charge of the wedding favors which they haven't decide wether to have decorated cuppies or simply sourviniers
  5. find and book the wedding photographer
Yesterday i have officially finished decorating the engagement hantaran all 7 of them..(banyak kan?) that was a huge relief but i still have the cake and a fruit tart to make...argh...this is what stressing me out... but today i have just finished making the sugar paste roses for the engaement cake...i'm happy today *yeay* i'm half way there already...

MidNIGHT snack

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

this is the underused bread maker its still new, i got it thru my bonuslink card redemption

you know....last night hubby was hungry and i was not feeling very well (plus i was busy blogging =p) i have no mood for cooking in the middle of the night (come on its almost past midnight already at the time..gimme a break!) he was like little mouse trying to search for some food or any left overs and apparently we were out of bread, fruits, or any snacks to binge on (my new policy no snacks for my new so called diet program ) *lol* so hubby desprately asked me for our bread maker - i had this since last year but i dunno how to use it tried to make some breads but didn't turned out right i ended up making it old school each time! (i followed the instructions but i just dun understand it...somebody teach me PLEASE!) so i told him that its in the far behind the depth of my cubboard storage hheeh~(oh the dissapointment...~)

and hubby make a small loaf for him to snack on! and this is from someone who ALWAYS refuse to even try to cook even when i was really really sick and suprisingly it turned out better than i had ever tried in that bread maker...

funny thing is that the bread texture is nothing like bread instead its more like a cake! non the less the taste is alright - edible! that important... so for this VERY VERY RARE occassion i took the liberty to take a picture of his 'achivement' of making the cake like bread *lol*

it does look like cake right??

Blueberry muffins

lately I've been craving for blueberry muffins (its actually ever since i started researching for 'hantaran' cake just for some reason blueberry muffin came to mind). I never really am a fan of blueberry but somehow rather i still get the craving <---does that make any sense? i dunno anyway i was up early today coz its my boy's 1st day to school (he's only 3 years old) he was surely excited to go to school coz he'll be wearing new uniforms, school bag, i thought of making muffins and i see the opportunity to bake blueberry muffins as i 'coincidently' bought a pack of blueberries BUT i have no recipe for it, it was already 7:30am at the time i have no time to search any cook books or the net (yeah my desk top is ancient and take its very own SWEET time to start which ultimately why i blog so "often") so i simply put what ever i want in it and hope that it'll rise *lol* in lay term i 'taram'/'tibai' the recipe but to my suprise it turned out great. the muffin if very filling and not too sweet as i use fresh fruits - you may add more sugar if you like it sweet but this recipe is for me to keep, we (me n the entire Fathil's clan) LOVE it just the way it is. you'll need: (a) 11/2c flour 1/2tsp salt 2tsp baking powder 2/4c granulated sugar (b) 1 egg 1/3c milk 1/3c vegetable oil 1tsp vanilla essence (c) blueberries

  1. preheat oven at 180c. line buttered and floured muffin pan
  2. combine (a) and whick until well mixed, set a side
  3. mix (b) them gradually add in (a) mix until well combine
  4. lastly fold in (c). Use ice cream scoop to neatly drop batter into muffin pan/tray
if you like cumbs onto of your muffin take 1/2cup sugar, 1/3cup flour, 1/4cup cold butter and a dash of cinnamon powder if you like. mix them all with pastry cutter or if you don't have one fork will do the trick, mix them until it resemble a corse crumbs then sprinkle on top of your muffins before you bake.

I skip the crumb-ing routine coz apparently i'm out of butter heheh~

I'll post the picture later as my ancient PC is on 'strike' it keeps hanging for God know what reason...i can barely post this entry *long sigh~*