Say Cheesecake!

~ Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM ~

I have not been posting about my baking adventure for a few months already! Though of course, I do still use the oven on and off - but more to roast chicken for Ben, or baked some pastry puffs and muffins here and there... Anyway few days back, I attempted my first cake baking recipe!

And as usual, my first attempts in baking stuff will always - always involve premix. Not that I'm lazy, but it's just that I'm not confident enough to measure and use the real ingredients for the first time. After trying for 2-3 times then only I will be brave enough to venture into measuring the proper flour, sugar and etc etc for cake baking process, so for now, premix will have to do... Anyway, without further ado, here goes:

CHEESECAKE

PREPARATION TIME: LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR

* About 5 minutes to mix & prepare the batter
* 25 minutes for baking process 

Ingredients / Tool Required:

* 225 g cheese cake flour (premix)
* 150 g butter (I used salted butter instead)
* 3 eggs

* A bowl to mix ingredients in
* Kitchen scale
* 8 inch aluminium cake foil
* Baking sheet & paper

What to Do?

 * In a mixing bowl, stir the butter & eggs together for about 6-10 minutes. 
* Add in the cheese cake flour slowly and continue stirring.
* Pour the batter into the aluminium cake foil.

BAKING PROCESS

* Set oven to 200℃ and bake for 25 minutes.
*
Remove from oven to cool on racks.

THE RESULTS

REACTIONS FROM MY "GUINEA PIGS"

ME
"Yummy, but kinda sweet!"
BEN

"More!" (this was on 2nd day)

HUBBY
"Hmm.. nice! But the top of the cake a bit burnt, should not bake so long, I guess..." 
MIL
"Nice!"
BIL
"Nice, taste like cheesecake, but a bit hard" (this was on 2nd day)

So there you go.... my first attempt of baking a CHEESECAKE! Overall, I think the cheesecake should be eaten on the same day as apparently, when we ate the leftovers on 2nd day, it's kinda hard and dry compared to 1st day. I shall attempt this another round, maybe reducing the baking time (so that it won't be so burnt).

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Toddler Meals (July 11 - 17)

~ Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM ~

Pictures of meals are getting less since quite a number of the meals served to Ben have been featured in previous posts of toddler's meals. Continuing on with Ben's meals for July 11th to 17th...

11 July
Brunch - Oats, grapes, cornflakes
Tea - Oat crackers, mango pudding, soya milk, an apple (I ate most of it whooppss...)
Dinner - Rice, egg, chicken, gravy, soya milk

11 July - Tea
11 July - Dinner

12 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornflakes
Lunch - Yogurt, pork wanton
Tea - 1 boiled egg, half egg tart, crackers
Dinner - Some fries, half of a boiled egg

13 July
Breakfast - 1 piece of oats biscuit, Oats, grapes, cornflakes
Lunch - Egg and noodle with anchovy stock as soup
Tea - Yogurt
Dinner - Rice, carrots, tofu, 2 mango pudding

13 July ~ Lunch

14 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornflakes
Lunch - Cheese & omelette, mango pudding
Tea at 5.30pm - My homemade noodle with black sauce, a bottle of Vitagen
Dinner - Jelly, cheese baked rice, mushroom soup

14 July ~ Lunch
14 July ~ Tea

15 July
Breakfast - Pancakes, grapes
Lunch - Some nasi lemak, 1 slice of Cheddar cheese, yogurt
Tea at 6.30pm - Durian jelly, cornflakes, a packet of choc UHT milk
Dinner - Oats, grapes, cornflakes

16 July
Breakfast - Cornflakes, a packet of Milo, a sponge cake
Lunch - Half blueberry cream bun, a bottle of Vitagen, some fried rice
Tea - Marigold jelly
Dinner - Rice, lotus soup with loads of lotus, 1 tube of Japanese tofu (very good appetite!)

17 July
Breakfast - Oats, grapes, cornflakes
Lunch - rice, lotus, durian jelly, barley drink, some cheesecake
Tea - A cup of Marigold mango jelly, a slice of Cheddar cheese
Dinner - Fishball, noodle, tofu, chocolate cake 1 slice, watermelon, banana (very good appetite!)

Btw, just an update on Ben's coughing. He's still coughing though not as bad anymore. I've reduced his medication (previously before every meal 3 times a day) to once a day. Hope he will get well soon!

Men Face Care. Do You Care?

~ Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 6:53 PM ~

Why am I writing this post today? Oh well, just want to share my thoughts on men face care since my beloved husband does have his shares of ups and downs in searching for the right products for his face care. It's quite sad and pitiful to hear his grumbles about the flaky skins peeling from his face, of how the flaky skins turns into red splotches as he tries to scratch and wash them away.

Maybe I'm just lucky but I'm more of a plain water and soap type of person and I don't rely on any facial products all this while so I can't really help him in this area.

Now why is face care so important? Well, firstly, your face is the most viewed part of your body (unless you are shy and have problems looking at the person you are talking to straight in the eye than I've got nothing to comment on this hehehe..)

Ben at 6 months old checking out his reflection on the mirror...

I mean, don't you agree that the face is what most people notice first when they meet someone new for the first time? And I would think that face is one of the important features that leave a long lasting impression on the person you met up with. After all, when we try to think of someone, their face comes to mind, right?

And I think for men, it is more crucial that they take care of their face,  maybe because women can put on makeup, but for men, face care needs to be approached from a different angle. Unless that man works as a clown or some job that required them to put on makeup, otherwise, poor men (like my husband!) have no choice but to look for the ultimate products that can help them take care of their face.

I'm really glad to know that my husband has managed to find a good facial product - for now. I really hope that the product will continue to work its magic so that my beloved man can stay happy everyday!

So what about you? What do you think about men face care?

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