17 February, 2013

Cover [A-Lin 现在我很幸福]

Attached below is a cover done by me 2 days ago.

Cover by Venny [A-Lin 现在我很幸福]

Well, I admit it's not perfect. Still trying to improve on my vocal. Anyway, enjoy =)

Chocolate Brownie

Having a sudden craving for brownie, so I went to google some brownie recipes online. The recipe that I followed was from bestrecipes.com.au and it came out to be delicious! The brownie was crunchy at the outside and soft in the inside.

Here's the recipe for it.

Ingredients
125g butter
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup plain flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup white choc bits

Procedures
1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.

2. Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and salt.

3. Remove it from heat and allow it to cool slightyly, then quickly whisk in the eggs.

4. Fold the mixture through the sifted flour and baking powder, and add in the white choc bits and mix well.

5. Spoon the mixture into the baking tray with baking paper on it.

6. Bake at 170C for about 25-30 minutes.

7. Allow the brownie to cool before cutting it into small pieces.

8. While serving on the next day or so, heat up the brownie for bout 15 seconds in the microwave and serve with vanilla ice cream.


It's very simple. Hope you like it =)

Cheers!

11 February, 2013

Apple Crumble with Custard

So, after watching My Kitchen Rules, I got inspired by Mick & Matt to try out their apple crumble with custard recipe but I did not use berries and coconut as used by them.

Well, here's the recipe.

Ingredients
Crumble:
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
30g butter
45g (1/2 cup) rolled oats

Fruit Filling:
4 large/6 small granny smith apples, peeled, core removed and cut into small pieces
60ml water
80g brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Custard:
300ml thickened cream
125ml (1/2 cup) milk
3 tsp vanilla essence
4 egg yolks
75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar

Procedures
1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. To make crumble, combine sugar and flour in a bowl. Add in butter and using your fingertips, rub in the butter to form crumbs. When butter is well combined with the mixture, add in the rolled oats until well-combined.

3. To make fruit filling, put apple, water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring it occasionally, for 10 minutes or until apples are almost tender. Add in the cinnamon when sugar has completely melted.

4. Dish the fruit filling onto the baking tray and top with the crumble.

5. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

6. To make custard, put cream, milk and vanilla essence in a pot over low heat and cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until almost boiling. Set aside the mixture for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture turns pale. Gradually whisk the hot cream mixture into the yolk mixture. Transfer the mixture into a clean pan and stirring it over medium-low heat for bout 10 minutes or until custard is thick enough.

7. Cut the apple crumble into your desire size and serve it with custard and vanilla ice cream.

Bad presentation =( Will try harder next time...

Enjoy the dessert. Hope you like it!

24 January, 2013

Tiramisu

Made tiramisu the other day! It's equally easy as the green tea tiramisu that I made before. Below are ingredients and steps that I followed and would like to share with you. Hope you like it =)

Ingredients
3 tablespoons of espresso
3 tablespoons of rum
500g Spongefingers

For Mascarpone Mixture:
3 Egg yolks
1/2 Cup of sugar
250g Mascarpone Cheese
1 Cup of fresh cream
1 Tbsp of vanilla essence

Procedures
1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl set over the water bath. Beat till the mixture turns pale yellow and has doubled in volume. After that, cool the mixture in an ice water bath.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy. Don't overbeat it or it will become clumpy. But if that happens, don't worry as you can still smoothen it with the cream later on.

3. Next, fold the mascarpone cheese into the slightly cooled egg yolk mixture above (step 1).

4. In another separate bowl, whip the fresh cream to soft peaks. Add in vanilla essence into the cream.

5. Fold the mascarpone mixture (step 4) into the whipped cream until well blended.

6. Add in the espresso or coffee powder, together with rum, into a bowl of hot water. *Amount of espresso/coffee & rum is up to personal taste*

7. Dip each spongefinger into the brewed espresso (don't let it sit in too long as it will become very soggy and wet but do give it a second or two so that it gets a little softer). Place the dipped spongefingers onto the baking tray that you're using (I used pyrex dish).

8. Spread the mascarpone mixture on top of the dipped spongefinger, and repeat this until the dish is filled up. *It's up to you to put the spongefinger or a layer of mascarpone as the bottom later, but the top layer must be the mascarpone mixture!*

9. Refrigerate it for a couple of hours (preferably overnight) to let it set well.

10. Dust some cocoa powder on top of the tiramisu before serving.

*The final product*

So, just try it out yourself! It's awesome =)

Your feedbacks are most welcomed!

Cheers.

God Bless You!

21 December, 2011

林俊傑 - 學不會



你的痛苦 我都心疼 想為你解決
擋開流言 緊握你手 想飛奔往前
我相信愛能證明一切 夠真心會超越時間
多付出也多了喜悦 讓幸福蔓延
總是學不會 再聪明一点
記得自我保護 必要時候講些 善意謊言
總是學不會 真愛也有現實面
不是誰情願 就能夠解決
一次爭吵 一個心結 累積著改變
内心疏遠 足夠渺小 外表多濃烈
才發現愛不代表一切 再真心也會被阻絕
這世界天天有詭雷 隨時會爆裂
還是學不會 少浪漫一點
拼命著想的事 未必帶來感動 或被感謝
還是學不會 解釋我最傷 最累
從此都不願 怪誰
把每段痴情苦烈 在此刻排列面前
也感覺 不埋怨 去懷念
總是學不會 再聰明一點 記得自我保護
必要時候講些 善意謊言
不是學不會 只是覺得愛太美
值得去沉醉
流淚

07 October, 2011

王力宏 - 依然愛你

Another favourite song! <3



一閃一閃亮晶晶
留下歲月的痕跡
我的世界的中心
依然還是你

一年一年又一年
飛逝僅在一轉眼
唯一永遠不改變
是不停地改變

我不像從前的自己
你也有點不像你
但在我眼中你的笑
依然的美麗

日子只能往前走
一個方向順時鐘
不知道還有多久
所以要讓你懂

我依然愛你 就是 唯一的退路
我依然珍惜 時時刻刻的幸福
你每個呼吸 每一個動作 每個表情
到最後 一定會
依然愛你

我依然愛你 或許是 命中注定
多年之後 任何人都無法代替
那些時光是我這一輩子最美好的
那些回憶 依然無法忘記

我依然愛你 就是 唯一的退路
我依然珍惜 時時刻刻的幸福
你每個呼吸 每一個動作 每個表情
到最後 一定會
依然愛你

你每個呼吸 每一個動作 每個表情
到永遠 一定會
依然愛你

张栋梁 - 世界上最爱你的人

Love this song :)


在这个寂寞爆满的城市
许多人爱上了许多人
要不就留下深度不同的伤痕
要不就厮守一生

在这个感情脆弱的城市
许多人离开了许多人
有些到头来终于能再次复合
有些成了陌生人

谁是世界上 最爱你的人
我不轻易问 我安静的等
绕了一大圈 也许才更能
看见我坚定不移的眼神

谁是世界上 最爱你的人
时间会选择 上天在看着
如果你不想 那么快就承认
让答案在风中慢慢地飘着

在这个感情脆弱的城市
许多人离开了许多人
有些到头来终于能再次复合
有些成了陌生人

谁是世界上 最爱你的人
我不轻易问 我安静的等
绕了一大圈 也许才更能
看见我坚定不移的眼神

谁是世界上 最爱你的人
时间会选择 上天在看着
如果你不想 那么快就承认
让答案在风中慢慢地飘着

就算不确定不停在发生
我非常确定什么是永恒

谁是世界上 最爱你的人
时间会选择 上天在看着
如果你不想 那么快就承认
让答案在风中慢慢地飘着
飘在你的耳边轻轻暗示着
谁是世界上最爱你的人

08 November, 2010

Green Tea Tiramisu


As an all time green tea lover, I had a sudden craving for green tea tiramisu yesterday night! So I decided to make this. It's very simple. Below are the ingredients and steps that I followed and would like to share with you. Hope you like it =)

Ingredients
Brewed green tea and leave it to cool
500g Spongefingers

For Green Tea Mascarpone Mixture:
3 Egg yolks
1/2 Cup of sugar
250g Mascarpone Cheese
1 Cup of fresh cream
1 Tbsp of vanilla essence
3 Tbsp of green tea powder (Adjust according to your taste)

Procedures
1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Beat till the mixture turns pale yellow and has doubled in volume. After that, cool the mixture in an ice water bath.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy. Don't overbeat it or it will become clumpy. But if that happens, don't worry as you can still smoothen it with the cream later on.

3. Next, add in the green tea powder bit by bit into the mascarpone cheese until the mixture is well blended.

4. Fold the mascarpone cheese into the slightly cooled egg yolk mixture above (step 1).

5. In another separate bowl, whip the fresh cream to soft peaks. Add in vanilla essence into the cream.

6. Fold the mascarpone mixture (step 4) into the whipped cream until well blended. *Refer to the picture below*


7. Dip each spongefinger into the brewed green tea (don't let it sit in too long as it will become very soggy and wet but do give it a second or two so that it gets a little softer). Place the dipped spongefingers onto the baking tray that you're using (I used pyrex dish).

8. Spread the green tea mascarpone mixture on top of the dipped spongefinger, and repeat this until the dish is filled up. *The top layer must be the mascarpone mixture!*

9. Refrigerate it for a couple of hours (preferably overnight) to let it set well.

*I cling wrap it and preparing to refrigerate it!*

10. Dust some green tea powder on top of the tiramisu before serving.

*The final product*

So, just try it out yourself! It's awesome =)

Your feedbacks are most welcomed!

God Bless You!