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Congo Bars & VSC

7 Dec

Last Saturday I have decided to try out baking Congo Bars. I saw them on Kitchen Guardian’s instagram.

But mine turned out to be more cakey then what I imagined them to be:

Congo Bar

I made them using the recipe from Bisous À Toi here.

Ingredients
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
150g butter, softened
320g light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
320g chocolate chips

I was reading through Bakerella’s and I have decided to mix the ingredients by hand. Probably why mine was cakey.

Methods
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.

Mine is also a little taller cause I used 10 x 10 pan instead of the 13 x 9 recommended pan. hee. I was lazy to dig and find the 13 x 9 pan. I like how this congo bars taste like cookies. Indeed it is true! Brownie + cookie! Will try to do it again using mixer and 13 x 9 pan. Want mine to be a little similar to Kitchen Guardian’s! (here, here, here, here)  Not satisfied with mine that’s why I didn’t bother to take more pictures.

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Told you my family (or rather my mum) loves Victoria Sandwich Cake. She made them again & again.

For my aunt’s and uncle’s anniversary:

VSC anni

Cute version:

VSC cupcake

Mama’s Again and Again

17 Mar

I am Mama’s weekend employee again. This time round it was a mad rush. Mama overestimated our capabilities. Haaaa! What’s with 3 big orders and babysitting the kids. I almost go crazy.

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Due to the extreme big rush, I did not get to take pictures of my first full cake (Devil’s chocolate cake) and gift cupcakes. 😦

No baking for fun this week cause my body’s aching, mentally and physically tired and it was raining. Postponing them next week!

Mama’s Orders

10 Mar

Mama had quite a number of orders yesterday. And for the first time since I came back, I went to help her for 11 hours. Mixture of main dishes and desserts; that explains the long hours!

We did the Apam Polkadots.

polka

And brownies with all the drizzling and m&ms.

brownies

And the frosting of 100 rainbow cupcakes. I had to do this alone cause Adek was working yesterday.

cupcakes

Had a hard time frosting cause I haven’t been doing them for a long time. Mama used cream cheese frosting and since my hand is always unnaturally warm, the frosting always melt by the 3rd cupcake.

Thought of baking macs again soon! Cause Adek wanted a macaron tower since last year. :S Hope I make it in time for her birthday this year. I’m already 1 year late though.

Mama’s bakes

25 Feb

Mama was on her baking spree yet again. I noticed her bakes are all of the same colour hehe.

1) Kek Lapis Nutella (this was weeks ago!)

2) Mini Marble Cake

3) Cheese Brownies

4) Chocolate Bottom Banana Square – Recipe here