Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hello, hello. I am back with some baked goods but I am embarassed to say that I had to do this two times. The first batch was really ugly, it was flat and looked really dark. =( The second time, I laid down the blobs a bit smaller but I didn't give it enough space!! =( So it touched a bit but it's alright.

The cookies themselves tasted very soft and it almost fooled me into thinking it was a meringue. Th butter made it a bit chewy and soft which I love. I have to admit, I am not a big fan of peanut butter but it added a nice twist to it. Reminds me of Reese peanut butter cups. =)

Blahhh I wish I could go back in time. Oh well.

Enjoy the pictures =)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dearest friends!

I am back with some cookies, yes, chocolate ones with nuts! I have to admit, getting the cookies to come out golden brown is not an easy task. My oven is not a convection oven where you get good tempertures all around. I had to take it out after 10 mins and flip a tray of cookies over to achieve that golden brown look; it was worth it.

The taste, in my opinion, was just right. It was not too sweet but had a balance. The chocolate chips gave it a boost in flavour and the maple syrup was, well, just not there. First words coming from my cousin, "wheres the maple syrup?"

So where was the syrup taste? I have no clue but what I do know is cookie flipping is not biggie. =)

cheap chicken!

Who would have known that my hobby would lie in the world of culinary arts but thanks to you I got a new thing started.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Great, just great. Coming back from a long break with no baking and getting back into is always a drag. Everything feels rusty and even the fire red passion seem to have changed to a dim amber. Welp, nothing is ever easy and I always do like a challenge.

Yesterday I prepared a cookie doughe that makes roughly about 30 Chocolate, macadamia nut and maple syrup cookies. It's still in the fridge so I can't do any reviews on it just yet but preparing the dough was a breeze. =)

Pictures!! Everyone loves pictures. =)

nice day here in toronto for a drive =)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hm, there are a lot of criticism on this video. Take a look.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Good food and good company in my opinion, is the best way to put a smile on a sad face. Did you know that food brings people together? I always believe that food can change someone's mood right away. In this case, Zoe was stressing out about her trip overseas and how she was scared that she would not be able to make it on time for her cousin's wedding. So, the best remedy for a stressed mind is a three course meal prepared by none other than Daniel Oliver of course. Haha. =)

The menu:

Roasted tomato soup
20 roma tomatoes
1 red onion
10 garlic cloves
2 tbsp oregano
125ml basil
7ml salt
2 ml black pepper
50 ml olive oil
500ml water
125ml milk

This soup in my opinion is best for a cold day, it goes great with bread and an extra hint of sugar. The soup itself on it's own was not bad. Packed with flavours and good food choices. Good light starter. =)

Filet Mignon
2 fillet mignon steaks
olive oil
black pepper
sea salt
125ml blue cheese
2 slices of bread
60ml butter

The filet mignon was a pain in the butt to get it right. The first time I made it, it was a bit well done and she didn't like that. I don't blame her, I didn't like it as much either BUT this time, I got it right. This was a 10oz steak, seared for a minute on each side and popped in the oven at 400F for 15mins. Make sure you check the steak constantly every 7 min or so. In this case, her oven was not as powerful as mind, so I checked quite often. I baked it for a bit moer than 15 mins I believe and it was at the medium rare stage.

The blue cheese puree topping was strong, if you are a big cheese fan then you will like this. If not, you are best with just wrapping it in bacon and going without it.

Vanilla Green Tea Cheesecake
11 tablespoons unsalted butter
9oz biscuits
1/2 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2lb cream cheese
2 large eggs
1 vanilla bean
1 tablespoon green tea matcha

Ah, the classic Jamie Oliver cake. I added a twist to this by introducing green tea matcha. The matcha was very settle and if I was to do this again, I would add more, around 2 tablespoons+. Still an exciting and enticing dessert.

Eye candies =)