Phew! I finally made it through the last two weeks! Life had been realy hectic for me the last couple of weeks. I (we) are preparing for the big office move which will happen on 1 December. There is the packing of files, shredding of old documents, arrangements for communication lines to be relocated etc etc, I can go on and on. It is physically draining for my colleague and myself having to juggle between routine work and the packing part. We still have a little bit more to be packed before the move and I just cannot wait to get it over and done with, and for life to return to normalcy.
This is the reason why I did not update my blog as often as I would like to as I would reach home dead tired. I still managed to squeeze in a little baking here and there though and here are some of the stuffs:
Belgian Chocolate Cake, this is a premix which I bought from a bakery supply shop in JB. I had only to add eggs and butter to the mix. Very rich, dark and moist. Would have been perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
Sugar Rolls ala Polar Cafe, fluffy sponge with a hint of vanilla.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, my superquick dinner coming home famished from work one evening. I did not remove the stalk as I love the contrast of texture between the soft spongy cap and the slightly thick, chewy stalk. I topped the mushrooms with minced garlics, grated spicy gouda cheese, parmesan cheese, a shake of McCormicks Spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning and then drizzle them with olive oil. MamaMia! Give me more!
Finally, had to retry the Xiao Long Bao again after Mefee's unsuccessful attempt. I had the same problem as her when I first made them. This time around, I used 85gm of water for the skin and the dough was much easier to handle.
I also made a small batch of cupcakes for my nieces. They were iced simply with chocolate fudge and topped with almond slivers and assorted sugar toppers. I had entirely forgotten to take photos of the cupcakes. A sign of dementia? Shucks!