Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the teddy bear suicides

hello blog

been ages since i last posted.
so i figured, why not, since i REALLY need to vent.

so far, 5 days to my exam.
spent roughly 100hours prepping but hell, am i NOT ready for this ! taken quite a few mock exams with a pass rate of an average of 50%. zzz, how does one work and study and pass all at the same time ! *CRIES*
worse. decision. ever.

please. just. let. me. pass. PLEASE T_T

may the force be with me (i really really x1023595124960) need it.

and this is me. trying my best.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

fruit cheese pies !

*note* this post is exactly like strawbunny's :)

so recipe of the week is... *drum roll* FRUIT CHEESE PIES ! or tarts if u'd prefer, it's really up to you what size u wanna make.

300g flour

1tsp baking powder

100g castor sugar

1 tsp salt

150 butter

2 eggs

Mix all dry ingredients together then rub in butter to form bread crumbs


500g cream cheese

400g icing sugar

4 eggs


800ml water (400ml peach juice and 400ml water)
8 tsp agar-agar powder 180g castor sugar

Decoration for Pie

36 pieces of grapes

1/2 can peaches (halves)
50g of strawberry slices
(basically any fruits u desire to be on ur pie.. other suggestions include mangoes, kiwis, etc)

1. mix in beaten eggs to ingredients A by hand to form dough. place dough in plastic bag and refrigerate for 2 hours (or freeze 1/2 hour)

2. Take dough out and roll between 2 plastic sheets to form a round base for the pie tin

3. take out plastic on top of pastries and dust pastry with flour. spread flour evenly. cover with plastic and overturn.

4. grease pie tin (if aluminium pie tin, unnecessary to grease)

5. take off plastic sheet on top and place the unfloured side onto pie tin and press down to fit nicely in pie-tin.


1. cream cheese and icing sugar at medium speed for two minutes.

2. Add egg to the mixture

3. Pour into dough base and bake at 170C for 25 minutes (or until brown). Leave to cool for 20minutes.

4. Take out pie from oven and arrange fruits on pie.
i tend to put the outer-ring of fruits first and work inward from there.
5. Pour agar-agar powder mixture over fruits and leave to cool in refrigerator till set.

i had a bit of leftover pie crust so i made a fruit tart in a muffin tin. comments i had from my eaters said the tart looks prettier but it does not have as much taste as the large slice of pie. maybe i just need to put extra cheese filling, hmm.

and if you've got any left over agar-agar like me, you can use that to make a fruit jelly! yum!

as you can see from my photos, my crust is too thick :( i'll hv to work on that. nxt round, it will be AWESOME :)

ok, back to work.. more to come when i feel like it ! no ideas as yet on what my new recipe of the day/week/month/year is gonna be.. maybe an easy to do creme brulee ! we'll see

till then, toodles!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lekor Ikan!

*note* this is the same post as strawbunny's :)

So miss bunny's blog is like, what? dead? what else is new? BORING.

So what's on the plate here? Lekor Ikan ! it's this yummylicious malaysian kinda fat fish cracker and here is my (actually wilson's but whatevs) first foray into lekor ikan !

Apparently, according to the site where we lifted this recipe off, this is famous foods from Terengganu, Malaysia.

  • 1/2 kg fish (the recipe calls for mackerel but we don't have mackerels handy here so we settled for pink ling fillets)
  • 200g sago flour (we substituted with tapioca flour... is that the same thing?)
  • Salt to taste
  • 50ml water
  • Some ice-cubes
  1. Clean the fish and remove its intestines. Chop off its head and tail, leaving the body intact. Carefully, scrape off the fish meat; discard the bones.
    Or if you used fillets like we did, just omit this step and save heaps of time.
  2. Pound, chop or mince the meat finely, adding salt to taste.
  3. Add some ice cubes and continue mincing the fish meat.
  4. Add sago flour and water. Stir the mixture until it becomes a soft dough.

  5. Roll the dough into a cylindrical shape. Make it like a sausage size. Here, they ended up looking like sushi rolls, haha !

  6. Boil a potful of water. Drop the keropok lekor into the boiling water.
  7. Wait for it to float and remove with a slotted spoon. Set aside to cool.
  8. Then deep-fry in hot oil.
And wahlah ! lekor ikan ! yum yum! just get out some sweet-ish chilli sauce, and you're all ready to go !

terrorist bear bear will be back for more posts soon ! fruit cheese tarts up next ! :D

toodles !

recipe lifted off: http://thegreatestrecipe.blogspot.com/2006/11/recipe-chewy-fish-cracker-keropok.html

Saturday, April 02, 2011

study.. and me

are really not good friends ! i hate it !

even though, blah blah, i know it's supposed to be for my own good and it will help me improve myself etc. etc, i really really hate it !

life is depressing nowadays.. it really REALLY revolves around work, study, eat, sleep. wtf, that's no life.

i really wonder if studying again is going to be beneficial :x

it's not however, cheap, and it's painful to see my bank account go so sharply downwards. i really better not waste my money ! so.. hv to pass ! even though pass rate, is wtf, 33% *cries*

wish me luck, ppl !

in the mean time, a photo from grampians coz it was a really fun trip

ok, meh. so there were two !

may the force be with my mortal enemy,

Friday, March 18, 2011

the year

so christmas, my sister's wedding, new year, chinese new year have passed and wtf, it's march already. where did my year go?

2010 being by and large a hugely uneventful year, i've promised myself i wouldn't let this year go to waste either. so i signed up for something huge ! i'm not sure i can do it.. i know i'm not cut out to take everything in stride (oh why oh why, wasn't i born brilliant *sigh*) but i really have to achieve something every year, so this is it!

i can feel the panic rising already, it's hard to quell it :(
just.. thinking about it makes me scared.

oh well.
do my best and i'll see from there.

also on a side note, grampians tomorrow with jien and then moonraker dolphin swims with wilson for our anniversary sometime next month. this is gonna be, wait for it, awesome !

and in the mean time some photos !

xmas with the family -

sister's wedding dinner and tea ceremony -


chinese new year -

may the force be with wanting to be brilliant (failing that, to marry a millionaire/billionaire)