Friday, April 17, 2009
after countless rounds of experiment, i've finally succeeded in baking cupcakes that taste good to me!
i'm a very picky eater when it comes to my own creations. guess that's a classic manifestation of the virgo in me.
this batch of chocolate and cheese cupcakes aren't perfect yet in my opinion, but i'm still happy nonetheless, coz they do taste better than the last batch!
and i made them in less than an hour! yippee. if you wanna give that beloved someone a sweet surprise on that special day, try this.
especially for you, the no-longer-secret recipe for Pf's Treasure Hunt Cupcakes (thanks to ivy who gave me the inspiration for this name)
1. 200g self-raising flour
2. 200g caster sugar
3. 250g unsalted butter, softened
4. 4 eggs
5. 1 tsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp vanilla essence
7. chocolate or cheese cubes
pre heat oven to 175 deg C. place 12 paper cases in muffin tins. mix ingredients 1 to 6 together until light and creamy. spoon into paper cases. bake for about 8 to 10 min, then remove from oven. place one chocolate or cheese cube in the middle of each cupcake. replace muffin tins in oven, and bake for another 8 to 10 min, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out free of batter. place on wire rack to cool for 5 min, then remove from muffin tins and let cool completely.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Yuanyuan, Mono and Night are featured in this week's i-weekly, under i生活.
My love for them is something that even i don't understand. perhaps i feel they're above and beyond me in terms of character - such sincere creatures, never once hiding their fear, anger, joy or jealousy. so true to themselves, never trying to be someone else. material wealth, popularity, group dynamics, office politics means nothing to them, and i like to believe this is because they can't care less, not because they don't understand. the evolution of human civilization may have improved the quality of material life, but i doubt it has done much nett good for us mentally or emotionally.
Monday, April 06, 2009
ughz. i hate my double chin. sorrie. bimbo moment with myself there. X says we look like we took this photo at a high school prom nite. haha.
had the opportunity to host The Sniper's gala at Shaw Lido last nite. thanks to Andrew (photog) and Faith (from Shaw), i got to take a pic with the prince of scandal himself, Mr Edison Chen. last time i met him, it was a few years ago at Initial D's gala in singapore. but didn't get the chance to take a pic then. he was pleasant and polite, which i heard wasn't the case earlier in the day at the press conference. think he kinda lost control of his emotions when a reporter from mediacorp news asked him what he has done to help save his dad from bankruptcy...he allegedly snapped back saying "how do you know i'm not helping?!" and walked away, and eventually was led back to the interview by his manager.
hmm...i dunno. above and beyond all controversy, i do believe he's just a human being who probably (i hope) realized his mistakes, but really dun wanna waste time regretting, and just wants to get on with life. and all of us other human beings, none less sinful, can go on judging or criticizing, but i guess being him, he's probably gonna move on in defiant oblivion.