5 October 2012

Brownies

Good day to you and you and you!

Guess where am I now? 

B R I S T O L !
Yes, I'm in UK now! Can't believe this is actually true even though I pinched myself quite a few times haha! But yeah! I'M IN FUCKING BRISTOL MATE!  :D

Anyways, a few days ago I planned to do some baking since there is a baking oven in my accommodation kitchen and to get some guys *slurppp*

So browse through the internet for some simple cake recipes, and I found BROWNIES. 
Probably the easiest one to bake, but it turns out to be a bit... difficult.


 Ok, fine! Honestly, I'm an idiot. When I baked the first tray of brownies, they were... burnt. That's right, hard. solid. black. muthafarkers. It was all because I forgot to change the oven settings back to 'bake' from 'grill'. Thank goodness floormate told + taught me the settings when she entered the kitchen which was full of the smell of burning. lol

This is when I'm getting pissed and impatient. Nevertheless, I still have the mood to camwhore. LOL
Yes, this pic is taken by myself. Geng leh?! :P

Right, I have to start everything from the beginning for the 2nd tray. According to the original recipe, the serving portion is quite small, probably for 2 to 3 pax. So, when I was preparing for the 2nd tray, everything- the ingredients, the measuring were multiplied by 4 times.

Superb!  :d

This time it was a perfect success! BUT! (haha, there is always a 'but')
The 2nd tray turned out to be brownie pudding cake or betterchocolate lava cake brownie.
Look at that fucking chocolate sauce!!! *screams* 
This was also when I feel like calling straight to my home and tell my family that I can be a good housewife (oh, Nigella Lawson!) in the future. LOL

By the way, it was too late to realize that the serving portion is huge that me and my fellow Malaysian mates can't finish the half of it. HAH! This is the consequence of letting greed taking over your mind!
Thus, we have to sort some portion out to the other peeps.
Priceless momentum!
In the end, everybody gains a bit of weight and blames me for the guilty pleasure!

Here's the recipe:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (you can skip this if you don't want a spicy flavor in your brownies)
1/3 cup and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (be sure to seperate them)
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups boiling water

Steps:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

2. Grease a 9 inch square baking dish or round souffle dish. 

3. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and 1/3 cup cocoa in medium bowl. Add milk, butter and vanilla, stir until just blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared dish.

4. Combine brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter. 

5. Pour boiling water over entire mixture; do not stir.

6. Bake 35 to 38 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the top layer comes out clean. Cool at least 10 minutes. 
(actually 30 minutes is quite enough for my brownies)

7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar OR place a spoonful of ice-cream on top before serving.

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26 April 2012

Redang Day 2 & 3

Alright move on to Day 2, which is our last day to have fun!
More snorkeling pics yo! 




  I found Nemo again!
Damn, I'm goooodddd~
  小黑with the nemo cap! LOL!
Everybody wants that dai B cap seriously! Haha
 This thing which looks like a pumpkin is called Cushion Starfish, it ain't cushy at all.
 The waves were quite strong that day, some of us managed to take a group pic before climbing back up to the boat. The rest were suffering leg cramps or breathing problems.

After lunch, most of us are damn tired after swimming against the strong waves but we ain't gonna waste the time on resting since it's the last day for us to have fun. Therefore, we choose to go shoot some jumping shots!
YA!!! The cheerleaders!
 The no-face-to-meet-people a.k.a. shy-shy 
 The running girls 
 The self-nipple-twisting 
 The sitting buddha 
 The fat-sleeping-or-laying-buddha 
 The supergirls 
 The uber-happy-guai-lan-zai 

Night time same old same old~ More drinking and dancing, haha. But this time, better, coz we met new people, chatted for hours and even exchanged contacts. 
One more thing, we spotted METEORS while laying on our backs at the sand beach. For the first time, meteors flying through right in front of my sight, man! I swear I was gonna burst into tears that night. Mother nature touched my heart and soul.
Gosh, not to mention that the starry skies are really fucking breathtaking!
I was gonna try skinny dipping or swimming topless during the night but mehh... lazy to shower again.

Day 3 we left Redang early in the morning. Bye bye Redang!
While typing this post, I'm planning where to travel after this.... Hmmm.... But gotta earn some cashy cash first, right? :)

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25 April 2012

Redang Day 1

I'm on a boat

I'm on a boat
Everybody look at me coz I'm sailing on a boat
I'm on a boat
I'm on a boat
Take a good hard look at the muthafarking boat

I'm back from Redang and I got sunburned. 

Ah... Redang! A place where you can't differentiate the dark-chocolate muscle guys whether they are Malay, Indian or... Chinese. Really 1 Malaysia punya place, Ole!  #somolin


 Slept in the bus for like 5 hours above...
Arrived Terengganu, embarked on to the boat.
Beer! 
It's a MUST especially we're at a beach! We don't give a fuck, we drink like drunktards and enjoy the breeze!




Touch down!


After checking in at Pelangi Resort, everybody gets changed and it's time to roll!
While walking towards the sea, someone just shouted "Battlefield!". Then everybody just acted like they're soldiers in the game and started running. LOL
 Move move move ladies!
Yeah, me! The only one without life-jacket. Who needs it, PPFTT~ Haha
#likeaboss

 Look carefully and spot the ugly fish, haha.

Sea Cabbage

Look carefully again at this pic too :P
HELLO NEMO! WHERE'S DORY?
Sea Acorns

You have no idea how deep and amazing the sea is... You just gotta find a chance and go experience it.
 But too bad most of the corals have died.

Sea Brain.
Sea Mushrooms
I just adore the deep sea! If only I have flippers!

Ohai! It's me again, in a bikini, finally! Hehe :D

Sea Noodlesssss

No, they're not piranhas, god damn it.
I have no idea what's his name, we just call him 小黑.
He wears a yellow rabbit toy necklace around his neck which I assume it's a McD Happy Meal toy, lol.
Oh, he speaks chinese and scared the shit out of us coz we can't really tell he's an Indian or Malay... 

Group pic!
  
That's the end of the snorkeling session for day 1. After that, leisure time.
Volleyball time!
This is Sarah napping.

Then some of us can't get enough of snorkeling and swimming, so we continue!
 BABY SHARKIE!!!

Sea Cushion


Our night activity was supposed to be drinking and shisha only, who knows the pub plays clubbing songs (ISH!) and people were dancing, even the old uncle boss...
And we thought we leave the city, we leave the loud music and clubbing... In the end, the clubbing doesn't leave us alone. haha

That's end of day 1 folks!

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