Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Free ENERGY Yoga Passes

KL Yoga has been a great source for me to find out new Yoga studios/teachers, Yoga events and great health tips. And now it got even better - giving away free Yoga passes!

No slogans/proof-of-purchases/registrations/photos/videos needed, just do 1 of the 3 simplest thing:
1. Subscribe to KL Yoga OR
2. Spread the word in your blog/website OR
3. Post in Facebook

Act fast as passes are limited! And help spread the word/love around :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Egg tart - part II

With the correct sugar and new molds (exactly like what Christine used) I bought from Jusco last night , I couldn't wait to try baking egg tarts again, and this time was a success, great improvement!

No wonder the Chinese saying: 工欲善其事,必先利其器 (If a craftsman wants to do a job well, he first has to select a tool well.)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tea time - egg tarts

Thanks to Christine's recipe, I've learned to make my very own egg tarts. The ingredients and steps are simple and easy to understand. I followed the recipe exactly except for:

Sugar: I used fine sugar (not icing sugar as listed in the recipe) because Giant ran out of icing sugar. I think that's why the crusts ware too crispy, supposed to be firm but soft.

Shaping: I don't have cookie cutter, so I used a jelly cup, traced the round shape on the dough, then cut it out with a Kiwi cutter (the cutter came with a box of Kiwi that I bought some time ago, 'knife' at 1 side, 'spoon' at the other side)

I didn't have toothpick to test whether it's ready. I baked it for the maximum time - 30 mins.
Some had burnt crusts because the egg custard overflown.

Another problem was, I should've mold the dough till the top of the egg-tart-cup, I thought the dough would raise a little so I kept some space, but turned out my egg tarts were all too shallow :p

Anyway, they were delicious. The taste of the crust and custard was good, the correct sweetness that I like. Well done - to me :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lemon cake

We contemplated for 30 minutes or more, on whether to get this oven. It has the right size for baking and roasting chicken. It has a nice design that I like (conventional oven but not too conventional design). It comes with trays and grills. The price is lowered (which is attractive) because it is a display unit and no more new stock (the reason we couldn't make up our mind).

After walking around the electrical section a few times, we decided to take it :) And glad we did.

My first project was Lemon cake. A simplest/instant recipe: Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix :p

@ 20 mins.

@ 40 mins. Ta-da~ I don't know why my cake always 'explodes' in the center. Why can't raise evenly?


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seated forward bend

It's a busy start for August. Translation tasks at work are making me crazy looking and comparing Chinese vs. English sites. Not sure it's because I haven't restarted my system for a week or it's because of the heavy load of chinese characters in MS. Excel, it's giving me super slow respond time (hanged a few times) and made my work even more frustrating.

Bringing forward the class today, just want to shut down my laptop and enjoy the rest of the evening.