Even though I’ve always loved food, I’ve never gotten too serious about actually making food, despite
wasting devoting a rather substantial amount of time trawling through food blogs/recipes/videos on an almost daily basis. Never been too conscientious about keeping records of the recipes I’ve used, what changes I’ve made/should have made to those recipes; a lot of evaluations were afterthoughts slipped to friends whom I’ve baked/cooked for.
I started keeping a private tumblr in June to detail my journey with food but it was a bit difficult to organise posts. I guess tumblr’s more for reblogging pretty things without much coherence and I like organisation, even if it is chaotic organisation (like.. my room) so I was always in a dilemma: should I post or reblog and how do I differentiate between my posts and reblogs? Maybe I’m just a tumblr (or general tech) retard.
(Which explains the empty column on the left, which I don’t know how to get rid of. So I’ve let it exist quietly, undisturbed..)
So this brings me here!
Here’re a few things I’ve made this year:
‘Ice-cream’ cupcakes for kelly’s birthday
Banana raisin muffins
Strawberry..chocolate (? Memory lapse) muffins
Blueberry & Lemon Pancakes
Cooking w RLC in Bali
Banana Cake (ft. cut-off tops which were burnt :<)
Homemade Cookie Jar for Mush’s Birthday
Brownies. I embarked upon making the perfect brownie in June/July; there was a point where I made 3 batches in 8 days, I must have been responsible for quite a few sore throats. My brother also couldn’t tell the difference between the batches but I’m intent on blaming it on his undiscerning tastebuds than anything else >:)
Cinnamon Buns with Hotgang
Mini Sticky Date Pudding with Benz
Trying out piping with Royal Icing on Sugar Cookies
Cookie Dough cupcakes w Benz, for Lin
JP’s birthday celebration with MTF. First time frosting with buttercream. Cake is square because I mistakenly thought that I could use the cheesecake tin. Big mistake when batter started leaking everywhere!
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, for National Day Celebrations at Aunt’s house! The duck prints on the napkins are so cute ♥
White Chocolate Cheesecake for/with my brother
Wholewheat Cranberry Muffins. I had a bout of panic at how unhealthy baking was; this was without butter and mostly honey/golden syrup and I’m lucky to have friends who’ll gamely tell me how good it is, (I’m guessing) despite their reservations
(Rather unsuccessful) Cinnamon Buns
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
My photography skills are a little on the limited side (in line with tech-noob title). I’ve never really been one to play around with cameras, even my photos on holiday are mostly taken by friends/family.
I must say though, my iPhone and the filters on Camera360 are a life-saver. Maybe I should get a camera sometime soon 🙂
This semester of law school has been surprisingly forgiving (note: tune may change when results come knocking) and I’ve stolen quite a few lazy days hiding out in my kitchen. That can’t happen this month though, with the looming exams, so tomorrow shall probably be the last time I’m baking till post-exams. A few friends are coming over to bake for a friend’s birthday and I’ve been excitedly searching for a good recipe!
Till next time!