February 19, 2012

ABC FEB 2012 # Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

This is my second post for Avid Baker's Challenge ( ABC )  and I feel kind of excited and guilty at the same time as I am really late for my submission of post for this month . I have to apologise for this as I was away to Vietnam for holiday ( yeah at last ) .In 2012, the ABC Bakers will be baking from The Weekend Baker by Abby Dodge .

Honestly I have never use cinnamon in any of my bake before. The only time I ever eaten any bake goodies from cinnamon was the time when I will just grab some from Cinnabon ( hope I get the name right ) . I love the taste of it but was not a big fan of cinnamon tho . Well , I really love the soft and fluffy texture of this  cinnamon rolls. As usual , I have actually reduce the amount of sugar used in the filling . The original recipe calls for 113g of brown sugar and 113g of granulated sugar . I have reduce both sugar to 60g of brown sugar and 40g of granulated sugar. I have also follow the changes to the filling and used 2 ounces of flour and 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon for the filling.
The results : Crunchy on the outside , soft and fluffy on the inside. I am definitely gonna bake this again . I should have added coarsely ground roasted peanut into the filling . Since I baked this at 2.00 am , I dun wanna add more stunt to it .
My kitchen was fill the smell of cinnamon while baking this rolls. Really very tempting, makes my heavily snoring mom to wake up at 2.00 am when I was taking it out from the oven . We really can't wait to taste this delicious rolls. Mom says " guess we can sell this " and I just smile at her . LOL
Check out the soft and fluffy texture of the cinnamon rolls. You really dunno what you missing if you haven't try this before ... Happy Baking .

                                                               ABC book for 2012

This recipe can be found in The Weekend Baker or from here. Go here if you wish to visit other baker's post on this bake.

Updated 01/03/2012 @ 12:02 am:

I just couldn't get enough of this cinnamon rolls . LOL . Believe it or not I have been baking this every week . Here's my improve version of the cinnamon rolls .
I have actually made 1 1/2 portion of the filling so that I will have extra filling to sprinkle on top before baking it. Since mom really love nuts, ( I mean she really love all nuts and its kind of lucky that she is not nuts tho, LOL . I am just kidding ) I sprinkled some of the extra filling and almond nibs on top of the cinnamon rolls before baking it in the oven for 35 minutes instead of 40 minutes . Hope you guys enjoy it too ... till then ..

February 17, 2012

Bake Along 18 : Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine

Gosh ............. I can't believe it. I actually missed a lot of the blog event . I have to apologise for my absent , since travelling to Saigon City is simply irresistible . Well, lets get our ass back at the red velvet cake. " Happy Valentines Day " to all my blog buddies and friends. Honestly I have never try baking any red velvet cake before this, thinking of the colour makes me wonder, well you know what I mean . LOL .
So I was thinking , some roses might be good for valentine tho . Heehee.... Here we go .. Red Velvet Cupcake Roses , fluffy and tasty . Given a choice , I will not opt to use so much red food colouring in any other bakes. Zzzzzzzzzzz..................


1 stick    Butter ( 113g )
3/4 cup  Sugar  ( original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup )
2            Eggs
2 ounces Red Food Colouring
2 tbsp    Cocoa ( heaping )
1 cup     Buttermilk
2 1/4     Cake Flour
1 tsp      Vanilla
1 tsp      Baking Soda

  1. Preheat oven at 175C. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar 
  2. Add egg one at a time beating well after each addition 
  3. In a small bowl , combine red food colouring and cocoa powder until fully dissolved 
  4. Add the red food colouring mixture into the cream mixture . 
  5. On low speed , add in flour and milk alternately, beginning with flour and ending with flour 
  6. Add Vanilla extract and mix well
  7. Using a wooden spatula , blend the baking soda into the batter 
  8. Scoop and fill cupcake liners till 2/3 full 
  9. Bake at preheated oven at 175C for 25 minutes 
Enjoy your Sexy Red Velvet Cupcake !!!!

Recipe adapted from MomsWhoThink.com   


I am joining Bake Along No. 18 which is organise by Frozen Wings , Kitchen Flavours and Bake for Happy Kids. Hop over to their blogs to view the list of participants . Enjoy !

February 16, 2012


Guess what guys......... I am back... Gosh I miss my baby so much ........... but I have to say I really love this trip. Amazing trip with 3 babes, each with their own beauty and uniqueness, you really dunno what you missing till you travel with them . LOL...
I was really happy to learn that I actually earn an award from my blog buddies. It meant a lot to me especially since I am new to blogging and all... I have to thank Joyce from Kitchen Flavour for forwarding this 2 awards to me. I am so proud of it....
Well for the time being I still need some time to digest this before forwarding it to 10 other bloggers .

I love Vietnamese Coffee.......... You dunno what u missing if u never try this ....