Friday, June 26, 2009

Little bunny toy

Here's a little stuffed bunny made out of fabric designed by my sister with a little bell for a tail :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Decided to bake us some cupcakes for breakfast as I am tired of having bread. Tested out a recipe from the Masterchef forums again! Hehehe! But I made some modifications to it too.

Ingredients: -
100g unsalted butter, softened
185g caster sugar (I used soft brown sugar, no caster sugar at home)
1 tsp vanilla bean extract
2 eggs
200g self-raising flour (I used wholemeal self-raising flour because that is what I have)
1/2 cup (125ml) milk

Method: -
1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160C fan-forced). Line muffin pans with paper cases of your choice.

2. Beat butter and sugar until pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until just combined. Add vanilla extract. Add the flour and milk in alternate batches and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

3. Spoon some mixture into paper cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

Yum yum! I added some cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.

Monday, June 15, 2009

More Pixie bunny pics

Pixie bunny is now approximately 5+ human years old. She is growing quite quickly! She is generally a good little girl except for a specific patch of mat that she MUST try and tear up!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Macadamia & chocolate chip cookies

Haven't baked anything in a long while so I thought I'd do some baking today since it is a holiday. Saw this recipe on the Masterchef forums and I was quite tempted because there is a particular brand of macadamia and white chocolate chip cookies that I really like which I can only get from the Magnolia Square fairs. I only did a half-sized batch (which already got me 41 cookies) and used chocolate chips since I had those at home. They are yummy!

400 gm White Chocolate
340 gm Macadamias
225 gm Butter at room temperature
225 gm Brown sugar
170 gm Granulated sugar
1 tsp Salt
3 Eggs
60 ml Honey
2 tsp Vanilla extract.
510 gm Plain flour.
1.5 tsp Baking Soda.

Chop the chocolate and nuts coarsely and set aside.

Mix together the butter, sugars and salt until well combined.

Add the eggs, honey and vanilla and mix until combined.

Sift the flour and baking soda in and mix until combined.

Stir in the chocolate and nuts.

Portion the mixture out using heaped dessert spoonfuls. Roll the portions into balls using the palms of your hands and press down slightly on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake at 175C for 15 minutes.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Home grown mushrooms

The first mushroom

Some more mushrooms - we've had 6 so far and I think there are lots more to come. The texture is smoother than the ones we buy from the market.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Mushrooms are growing bigger!

They are starting to look more edible now.

Another birthday

It's my birthday today (and would also have been Bobber's). It was still a work day for me but we went out for a nice dinner and I had cake this morning :)

Pressies from Mammo and sis

I tried to share my pressie opening ceremony with Pixie but she was not interested. She rather try and lift weights. Hahaha!