Pavlova – sweets for my sweets

5 12 2011

I’ve heard this name  several times but never tested,  heard the taste was the most mouth watering of ever and UN-explainable dessert and when you have it, you’ll be out of this world! Really???!!!…..so it’s the best time to try it. hohoho

Pavlova is named as a tribute to a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who toured NZ and Australia in 1926. Actually it is a dessert or after dinner sweet-treat which made of meringue with a crisp crust and soft-light inner (marshmallow-like…..mmmm for me, it tastes better than marshmallow), topping with sour fruits and whipped cream.

I should make it more crunchy and crispy as what the recipe does, but we’re too eager and can’t wait for an hour to have it.

I welcomed this “ms. Pavlova” from my kitchen for our dessert last weekend….whoa!whoa! Unbelievable…… Just imagine an 8″ pavlova gone within ~15 mins by 4 of us!!??? Alhamdulillah, it’s really, really the best and the simplest dessert I’ve ever made and for all my readers out there, i’ll share the recipe here. Try it and you’ll deserve it; or just grab and pay for it at cakeStories  if you are lazy enough to make it……hahaha

Pavlova (modified recipe):

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites (XL)
  • 100g of fine granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of  lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 250ml of whipping cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries/ raspberries/ kiwi/ peaches/ blueberries)
  • **** salt & lemon juice used to change the substitute of cream of tartar****

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275F (140C). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites on medium speed. Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
  3. Gently sprinkle the sugar into the egg whites, one teaspoon at a time. Don’t just lump the sugar in the bowl and never stop beating the eggs until you finish the sugar. Your egg whites should now be glossy stiff peaks.
  4. Sprinkle the salt on the meringue and fold in gently with a plastic spatula. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, gently fold the mixture again.
  5. Now gently spread the meringue and make a circular base (~8inch)  on the baking tray. Make sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher then the center so you have a very slight well in the middle.
  6. Bake the meringue for about 1 hour till turn to brownish or egg shell colour.
  7. Before serving, take the meringue out of the oven and remove it gently and place on a plate.
  8. Whip the cream and spread the cream on top of the meringue.
  9. Arrange the slice fruits on top.

 

 

 

 





A Gift Of Love……

22 11 2011

Go!Go!Go!…do not ever look back!……..i realize that it was not as easy as 123 to make a perfect gifts for all….Need a full strength, patience and also sacrifice; means…no routine job been done for the day……so….no special dish, no laundry, no this, no that…….anyone facing the same situation like me too???? hohoho…….Errk! I have to stop here…..Penalty for M’sia Vs Indon…..wait arrr…….

Golllllllll!!! Yea! yea! M’sia won it! Congrats MALAYSIA!!! Fuhhhh…at this time my house seems like sinking by earthquake even my little one already dreaming…..hahaha…..wa suda manyak hepi ooooo……ok! Let’s just scroll down and enjoys the pics…….happy viewing…Lalala…lililili…..***happy mode*****

Nov 4th – Engagement Cake

10q to Pn.Sabariah for the order…..requested a Sarawak layered cake in yellow for her cousin – Yaya n Zam. Wishing both of u with a happy marriage soon…..InsyaAllah.

Oct 7th – Katrina Vs Sham Wedding

Almost a week I was up till 4a.m working out for these cakes decorations…..4 types of orders at the same time….huwaaaa!…No matter what happen, i have to face it! It’s a  reality show ladies! hahaha……Anyway, a very special thanks to Katrina for the orders and giving me the faith to fulfill your big day! TQ! TQ!

Sarawak Layered Cake in Silver_pink

Red Velvet cuppies in Silver_Pink too

Chocolate Mini cakes- 2tiers (Baby Blue _Yellow)

Mini Muffins – Katrina’s door gift

Sept 24th – 12 inches Engagement cake

10Q to Mrs. Azleen for the order…12 inches cake for the 2nd time…..Chocolate moist with red & white roses….ain’t it look lovely and romantic huh??!!

July 14th – Mini cakes in Tiffany Blue & White

These mini cakes ordered from a bride to be at Ijok,  Ms.Sapura….TQVM for the wedding invitation…So sorry we couldn’t attend it that day….May Allah bless ur wedding till end….Amiinnn.

Buttermilk poppy mini cakes

May 28th – 3 tiers wedding cake in apple green

I really like the perfect colors of apple green on this cake! Actually I’ve posted this pic before my pc’s sent to ICU…hihihi…..but without any story behind the scene. ….Believe me! This is the first 3 tiers wedding cake i’ve made! Fuhhh….. Alhamdulillah, it really works! TQVM to my mom & dad for looking after the kids and cook for us on that day…….and of cz to my deary….i knew i shouldn’t do this during their vacation here…hehehe……lots of love to all of u, mmuuaaahhh…….TQVM to Mrs.Azleen, u really gives us ur warmest support!

Pics taken before pick-up time





Keep on updating with appreciations……

21 11 2011

Continuously from previous posting,  let’s take a moment to give thanks for everything and everyone we love. …..Thank you so much for stopping by here, either viewing, reading all the stories behind the scene or jotting any comments, without u…..what the hell is the fun in life, right? …….Yeah……move on baby!!!

Birthday cakes chronology (Aug~Nov):

Oct 31st – Al Husni birthday celebration for Oct, Nov and Dec kids!! A chocolate marble cheese cake………yummy! a very mouth watering cake of ever….lalala…….

 

Sept 30th – A flowery chocolate frosting cake for Al-Husni kids birthday who really, really loves chocolate!!!

Aug 18th ~ 25th: No pic been taken for Hari Raya orders…….hehehe…..super duper bz beb! Just wanna thanks to all who ordered the Sarawak Layered cakes……A big hug from Cakestories!

Aug 1st – Pandan layered cake for Berbuka puasa……this was the best idea from a mum, a teacher and a cook for her family, Pn. Sabariah…….it was really refreshing dessert and totally to see something different on the table this Ramadhan….TQVM k.Saba!!





Sayonara PSS……..

23 11 2010

Hari Raya Aidiladha is just around the time when I received this sweet voice, full of hopes called, ordered 100pcs muffins with deco for the next day!! Arrgghhh….can I??? My time is really limited, fully booked with layered cakes orders for Hari Raya and engagement gifts! Yes!!  With full strength from Allah and a late sleep at 3, at last all hundreds completely pinkish decorated and packed….TQVM to Mrs. Hazira (SKAMD) for the orders and Alhamdulillah, she really amazed and thankful for the lovely urgent muffins!

Simple in pink deco……so sorry Hazira, this is the best I can do for the urgent orders…hihihi

 

Muffins transformed into cuppies huh!

 

Mission completed! zzzzz…….

 





Ramadhan is coming!

22 07 2010

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar where all Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan; fasting during daylight hours begin from dawn till sunset besides performing a special nightly prayers called, Tarawikh which held for the entire month……This is the best month ever in my life!  We as Muslims are getting closer to Allah and whoever fasts or prays with faith and seeking rewards from Allah will have past sins forgiven. Besides, you will get in shape too for coming Hari Raya. Insya’allah….!

Talking about getting in shape, Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake, such as those which are protein only or fruit only. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities. But, Ramadhan also said as the food festival month! In Malaysia, many foods stalls rises-up and ‘Bazaar Ramadhan’ are everywhere selling variety foods and drinks with their own specialties; all will whet your appetite for sure and be careful in our spending, not to be wasteful in this holy month!

I believed, all ladies, wives and moms start to scrutinizing magazines and recipes either to get ready for coming Aidil fitri or  just giving a try to cook special cuisines and meals for “sahur” (pre-dawn meals) or “berbuka” (immediate meals taken for break fast)……. As for myself, I really having full-day commitment, less sleep, rest, double job or in other words – it’s the time to be an iron lady!