Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yogurt cake from school

Aelig came back from school and took out a sheet of paper.
It has yogurt recipe on it and she requested me to make it together.
The school has been teaching them baking, making crêpes and pies with some simple recipes, but I have never really tried any at home.

Since she asked for it, I just let her play with it, and of course her sister wanted to join. The little one was more into eating the dough then making it.

The result : it was eatable considering how simple it was the making process. Plus, I had never made Yogurt cake before, hubby told me that I should use a square baking dish instead of a rectangular one.

Here is the recipe, translated from French:

Yogurt Cake
Quantity : 8 persons
Preparation : 15 minutes
Baking time : 30 minutes

4 eggs
1 natural Yogurt
2 cups of sugar (I presume it means using the Yogurt container as measurement cup)
3 cups of flour
1 cup of oil
1 tablespoon of yeast

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
Mix in the order of the ingredients one after another
Pour into a baking dish
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes
The cake is to be eaten when it turns golden and not too cook, it will remain soft.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

No cheese in the cake

I was trying to learn to make more desserts so that when there are guests coming, I won't be limited to those that I make regularly.

Through Whatsapp, I learnt that there was a type of Taiwanese cake that was quite popular at the moment. Since I got most of the ingredients I decided to give it a try.

After I had put the cake in the oven, I realized I made a mistake. The dough was mixed with grated Parmesan cheese, and it had a layer of cheddar cheese. What makes the cake unique was its sweet and sour taste, but it is a taste not too common in France, especially for a dessert.

It turned out ok. I kind of like it but I was the only one. :-(. Some kids from the neighborhood came to play and it was the 4pm snack time, so I offered them to take a slide of this cake. One had a bite and announced that she didn't like it. The other one took several bite and decided to give up. Luckily my girls finished their part.

The second morning I suggested this as breakfast to my daughter (in Malaysia we do eat cake as breakfast), but she refused and mentioned that she didn't like my "cheesecake". As for hubby, he reluctantly tried one, and told me that the fact to see a layer of cheddar cheese in the cake turned him off.

So this was just an effort that didn't bear fruit. No cheese in the cake then. That's probably why American style cheesecakes are not popular here.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The weekend of DIY

Hubby continues on his DIY projects. This weekend, the focus was on lamps.

The goal was to add three lamps to the kitchen area. To do this, he has to dig a hole on where he wanted to hung the lamp, then link an electrical cable from the hole to the central hole where it used to have a lamp thus the electricity supply. It took him quite some times to do this, as the cable had to passe through above the ceiling, to go through between the ceiling and the roof, then come down to the electrical supply hole.

 The result. The central hole was closed after so that we won't see the electrical cables hanging there.

He also installed a design lamp in his daughter's room with color matching the wall color.

Lamp installed in the other girl's room. She was not happy at the beginning when she saw it. She said her daddy should had asked her opinion on the color, she would have wanted a red one. I explained to her that it was to match her wall color, she was thrilled after. However, the brightness was not suitable for reading, since she has myopia, I urged hubby to change the bulb.

Finally we can hung a towel and toilet paper in the toilet. I was so amazed, the design these days included a flat surface above the toilet paper so that you could put your smartphone on it while doing your business. 

Anyway, hubby has become a handy man, he is so into DIY now.