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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Royal Cocoa Cake

This yummy recipe is for my ex-colleague Aishah who requested for it though I have given it to her years ago.  She said she lost her whole recipe book when she shifted house.  Sorry there is no photo to show here.  So Aishah, do take a picture of the cake and email it to me so that I can put it in this blog.

Royal Cocoa Cake

(A)      12oz soft flour                      )
            2 oz  cocoa powder            )    Sieve together   
            1/2 tsp. baking powder       )
            1/2 tsp. salt                         )
            2oz water

(B)       2 oz. cooking chocolate    )     Mix well
            1 tabsp. corn oil               )

12 oz. butter
15 oz. icing sugar
6  oz. (1 tin) Nestle's cream
5  eggs


1)    Beat butter and sugar together.  Add in eggs one at a time .
2)    Add Nestle cream slowly.  Beat till creamy.
3)    Add in  (B) and mix well.
4)    Fold in half of (A)  and 1 oz. water till well mixed.  Continue adding the other half of (A) and the left over
       1 oz water.
5)   Pour in greased and lined 10" cake tin and bake at  350 deg.F  (175 deg. C) for 1 hour and 10 mins.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter Melon Plant

 I planted this winter melon plant a few weeks ago and it seems to be growing well and healthy.  The leaves are extremely big with a diameter of almost 1ft. and am waiting patiently for the fruits to appear.  This picture was taken 2 weeks ago and it has since occupied more space on the ground.  I do not use fertilizers but ashes from the Aghnihotra fire.  To learn more about Aghnihotra Therapy, go to www.agnihotraworld.webs.com

Clay Pot Chicken Rice

Feeling too lazy to cook, I decided to make this easy clay pot chicken rice for dinner. Just marinate chicken pieces with oyster sauce, a teaspoon of sugar, dark soya sauce, soya sauce, Shao Shing wine, sesame oil and most important a tablespoon of ginger juice. Add in chinese mushrooms and chinese sausages if desired. Stir fry the marinated chicken until half cooked.  Boil the rice (add in salt)  in an electric rice cooker and when the rice is almost done, pour the chicken on top of the rice to finish the cooking.  Dinner is ready!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets for pretty girls.  I have already made one for my daughter and these are extra ones I have done after having fininshed my dinner.