Motivational Quotes

" I have realized that I should not regret any day of my life. Good days give me happiness, bad days give me experiences - both are essential to life. Happiness keeps me sweet, trials make me strong, sorrows keep me human, failures make me humble, success keeps me loving but God keeps me going"







27 May, 2010

Egg and Blueberry cheese tart

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Egg and blueberry cheese tart ordered by Jessica, my ex office mate for her birthday celebration.

I received positive feedback from her text message comment - “the tart test so nice n yummy”. Thanks Jessica.

23 May, 2010

Tips on working with chocolate ganache

Make sure your ganache is the proper consistency. Do not add too much
cream. . Your buttercream icing underneath should also be the proper
consistency. The trick is to make the icing spread smoothly, but don't
make it too soft, or it will melt. . Do not let the cream boil before
adding your chocolate...it should be steamy, but not boiling. After
adding your chocolate, keep stirring until smooth. . If your ganache
is too warm, let it cool slightly before pouring it onto your cake. .
Position your buttercream iced cake (that you have placed on a cake
board that is the same size as the cake) on a cooling rack on top of a
cookie sheet or bun pan, and then pour on the ganache and let it drip
down to cover the sides. When it has set up slightly, move the cake to
your platter or dish or cake board that you will be serving it on. The
excess ganache should remain under the cooling rack on the cookie
sheet, and should be starting to setting up. You can scrape it up and
add it to any leftover ganache and use it for decorating. . Now you
can add a bottom border and whatever other decorations that you
choose. Remember, you can let the ganache set up a bit longer and then
use it to make perfect chocolate roses. The tips I took from CATHY
LEAVITT's blog.
Thanks Cathy for sharing the tips.

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Regards,
Zainab Ismail

http://zainabismail.blogspot.com/ - Halal Homemade Cakes

20 May, 2010

Cupcakes for Teacher’s Day

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Cupcakes for teacher’s day.

19 May, 2010

18 May, 2010

My new magazine-Ultimate Desserts

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I went to the book shop today and searching for new food magazine. Suddenly i found this magazine and straight away i bought it. I will try the new recipes.Seems yummy.

17 May, 2010

Teacher’s Day Cake & Cupcakes

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Cupcakes and chocolate moist cake ordered by Pn Sharifah from Kota Damansara for her kids and her kid’s teacher.  Thanks Pn Sharifah.

16 May, 2010

Sajak Guru oh Guru oleh Usman Awang

Dialah pemberi paling setia
Tiap akar ilmu miliknya
Pelita dan lampu segala
Untuk manusia sebelum jadi dewasa.

Dialah ibu dialah bapa juga sahabat
Alur kesetiaan mengalirkan nasihat
Pemimpin yang ditauliahkan segala umat
Seribu tahun katanya menjadi hikmat.

Jika hari ini seorang Perdana Menteri berkuasa
Jika hari ini seorang Raja menaiki takhta
Jika hari ini seorang Presiden sebuah negara
Jika hari ini seorang ulama yang mulia
Jika hari ini seorang peguam menang bicara
Jika hari ini seorang penulis terkemuka
Jika hari ini siapa sahaja menjadi dewasa;
Sejarahnya dimulakan oleh seorang guru biasa
Dengan lembut sabarnya mengajar tulis-baca.

Di mana-mana dia berdiri di muka muridnya
Di sebuah sekolah mewah di Ibu Kota
Di bangunan tua sekolah Hulu Terengganu
Dia adalah guru mewakili seribu buku;
Semakin terpencil duduknya di ceruk desa
Semakin bererti tugasnya kepada negara.
Jadilah apa pun pada akhir kehidupanmu, guruku
Budi yang diapungkan di dulangi ilmu
Panggilan keramat "cikgu" kekal terpahat
Menjadi kenangan ke akhir hayat.

USMAN AWANG
1979

10 May, 2010

Steamed Prune Cake

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Steamed prune cake ordered by my cousin. Thanks Kak Nor.

Butter cake with buttercream topping

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Thank you cake for my hubby’s colleagues.

Blueberry Cheese tart

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Blueberry cheese tart  order for this weekend. 70 pieces.

Cupcakes for mother’s day

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Mother’s day cupcakes cum birthday cupcakes ordered by Syieda from Kota Damansara for her beloved mother. Thanks Syieda.

07 May, 2010

Baking tips

1. Preheat the oven. This ensures that your cake will be cooked
evenly and at the right temperature as soon as it goes into the oven.
2. Always grease or line your baking pan or cake tin with greaseproof
paper. This prevents the cake from sticking and burning. 3. Use good
quality non-stick pans as they ensure even distribution of heat across
the surface and require little preparation before filling with the
cake mix. Loose-bottom tins are particularly useful. 4. Bring all cold
ingredients such as butter and eggs to room temperature before use for
best results. 5. Pour the prepared cake mix into the centre of the pan
and spread the surface evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
Gently knock the pan to remove any surface air bubbles. 6. Never fill
a cake tin more than half full. 7. Place your cake tin in the centre
of the oven as this will ensure good circulation of air around the tin
during cooking. 8. Always allow at least half to ¾ of the cooking time
to elapse before opening the oven door to check on your cake. Any
earlier and the cake will sink. 9. As the temperature of oven makes
varies, always check the cake up to 10 minutes before the time given
in the recipe. Remove it from the oven if it is done, if not leave in
for 2 to 5 minute intervals at a time, checking after each interval.
10. To check if a cake is cooked, insert a skewer or cocktail stick
(or even a piece of raw spaghetti) into the centre. If it comes out
clean, the cake is done, if it has food stuck to it, continue to cook
the cake for a few minutes more and repeat the process. 11. Always
cool your cake in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes before
removing from the tin. 12. To remove the cake easily from a
loose-bottomed tin, place on a tin can or jar and press the side of
the tin downwards. This allows easy removal of the base (and cake)
from the sides of the tin. 13. To remove a cake from a solid tin, run
a knife around the outside of the cake then place a plate over the tin
and invert it. The cake should come out cleanly. If not, you can out
it back into the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the grease and
it should then be easier to release from the tin. 14. Always ensure
the cake is completely cool before handling or decorating it to avoid
crumbling, breakage or movement of the cake. 15. If your cake is
particularly rounded or uneven, level it off with a sharp knife before
decorating. 16. To prevent your cake sticking to the plate or board,
dust the surface with icing sugar. 17. Use a clean pastry brush to
clean away any crumbs from the top and sides of your cake before
decorating to help ensure a clean surface. 18. When using two fillings
such as jam and cream, spread each one on a different half of the cake
and then sandwich together. 19. To cleanly cut through an iced cake,
dip your knife in water to stop the icing and cake from sticking. 20.
If you are not ready to decorate your cake, wrap in cling film and
leave in the fridge overnight or place in the freezer until needed.
Most cakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Regards,
Zainab Ismail

http://zainabismail.blogspot.com/ - Halal Homemade Cakes

Blueberry cheese tart

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First order for Bluerberry cheese tart for this week.

Carrot Cake for Makan-makan

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Carrot cake ordered by my hubby’s friend.

05 May, 2010

Cupcakes for hubby

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Actually the cupcakes was ordered by my friend last 2 months but i missed out to update in my blog.Only today i manage to upload it.

04 May, 2010

LIFE IS AN ECHO

 

A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, "I hate you, I hate you." Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and shouted, "I hate you, I hate you," and back came the echo, "I hate you, I hate you." This was the first time in his life he had heard an echo. He got scared, went to his mother for protection and said there was a bad boy in the valley who shouted "I hate you, I hate you." The mother understood and she asked her son to go back and shout, "I love you, I love you." The little boy went and shouted, "I love you, I love you," and back came the echo.

That taught the little boy a lesson that our life is like an echo: We get back what we give.

 

Benjamin Franklin said, "When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.”

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