Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy birthday to me

Yesterday was my bday and it is exceptionally tiring, and with a couple of new experiences, i truly enjoy my DAY!

1. Together with my boy, we went to Sugei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We tried the shortest route, which is the Mangrove track and mid-way, we stopped at one of the little huts, and he had his lunch whilst enjoying the sight of greeneries, insects, mudskipper, and sound of insects & birds singing. It's good to find such a 'ulu' place in bustling S'pore.

2. After the trip, we waited for the bus at the scheduled time. But somehow, the bus didn't turn up, and we were 'stranded' for almost an hour, and the sky has turned from bright and sunny to dark and gloomy. Just then, a lorry passed by, and the kind-hearted driver offered to bring us out of the 'ulu' place. Our very first hitch-hiking experience. However, I was 'reprimanded' by T for not thinking of our own safety!

3. Nothing usual is my baking, but i tried a new recipe, used my new mixer, baked in new baking tin, decorate in a new way! I was pretty excited when i tried my hand on the new mixer, and i think it really performs better than my old mixer. I made myself a cake in flower pot, i got this idea when i was surfing the net and the cake recipe was using Passion fruit yogurt pound cake from Honey Bee Sweets. It leaves a good after-taste and makes me crave for a second helping, and texture is smooth.

4. Surprisingly, my little baby sang 'Happy Birthday' to me whilst i was half-way baking! I gladly said thank you to him ;-)

5. I usually don't eat crab, but we went for crab dinner as my bday treat from my brother . We ordered the crab bee-hoon and 金沙螃蟹, they are superbly delicious! Of course, our cholesterol level is up by a few notches...kekeke

Passion Fruit Yogurt Pound Cake
Ingredients/ Method

150g plain flour
140g caster sugar (original uses 160g)
110g unsalted butter
2 eggs
70g plain yogurt
4 tbsp passionfruit juice (i used 3 passion fruit)
1/2tsp baking powder (original uses 1 1/2tsp, when i baked it, the quantity was missed out)
pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C. Lined and greased cake tin.
2. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, till well-mixed.
4. Add in yogurt till well mixed. Add in fruit juice and mix well.
5. Add in sifted flour, baking powder and salt, and mix well. Do not overbeat.
6. Bake for 40-45mins.

For anyone who wants to try their hand on flower pot cake, the decoration is easy, use crused oreo biscuits for the 'soil', and 'plant' the flower using satay stick.

Happy birthday to me!


Passionate About Baking said...

Happy Birthday quzzine @~'~,~

quizzine said...

Tks so much, Jane ;-)

Happy Homebaker said...

Happy Birthday!
We went to the Sungei Buloh two weeks ago was our second visit and we took the longer route this time :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Happy birthday to you! May God bless you healthy and cheerful everyday!

quizzine said...

Hi Happy Homebaker,
Tks! Actually, I wanted to try out the longer route, but since i'm alone with my boy and it's my first time, i decided to be less adventurous. Maybe the next time, i will try the longer route, with enough preparation (ie insect repellant) and food.

Hi Grace,
Tks and I sure hope to be healthy and cheerful everyday! That's the 2 most important things in life ;-)

Happy Homebaker said...

We spray insect repellant the moment we stepped out of the car! We got our elder boy to lead the way...and the younger one also helped him to read the signs and the map. It was a good experience for them.

quizzine said...

Maybe we will cross path at Sugei Buloh one of these days *grins*