Monday, September 01, 2014

Sasha Bakes: Maangchi Roll Ppang (bread roll)

Last week while waiting for my customer's reply ( btw, I design from home) I thought why not try the new recipe from Maangchi, Maangchi's Roll Ppang (bread in Korean). She make it look so easy, and I thought I won't fail. The recipe she gave was just for 6 bread rolls and I thought since I am using the oven, why not double it to maximise production. And I was blur, I put too much butter, and I read the flour ingredient wrongly , she said 1 1/2 + 1/4 four. And You know what ?  My maths calculation is so good, I put in 1 3/4. And then as I was doing + baking at the same time.. then I smacked my forehead "WHAT!!! it's 1 1/2 into the dough and then 1/4 is for later use to knead the dough". And I over knead the dough. No need to further say more, my dogs love my rolls. *lol*

Of course I was sad la... fail AGAIN! So yesterday was our Hari Kebangsaan ( Independence Day) so I thought why not try again. And so I watched her youtube again and again to make sure I don't screw it up this time. The dough was rather sticky and so I didn't get to knead it so well, so I thought "okay.. another fail bread. Sure my dogs are very happy" and surprisingly the bread came out GOOD! The colour is a bit dark cos I turned the temperature too high (was rushing to go out for dinner with my parents) however the texture is so soft, just like how she mentioned - Like Cotton Candy!

Didn't realise that I actually baked a bread that looked like our national flower- The Hibiscus ^_^

I'm gonna try again, but this time I'd add more sugar and also some milk powder to make it smell nicer cos the bread is quite plain but it's good to eat with jam. Yum Yum.. Finally a good-to-eat bread!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Anyone can compost!

Read an article today in TheStar and they say that composting has come to a dead end as people are just not interested (and lazy) to compost kitchen waste and we have problem with place to store our rubbish. It's not that I'm a gardener and I'm saying this, but what is so hard? Seriously? You just need a bucket or container with holes underneath, add some soil, throw in the kitchen waste (uncooked veg, fruit peel, egg shells, fish waste, and like me... Fruits and veg that got spoilt because I totally forgot about them in the fridge, hehe) and top up with some soil.

Once in a while use a garden fork (or wood, or anything) to turn them. And not long after that you can get dark, rich soil for your garden. Seriously, it is not hard!!!


If everyone were to do abit, we can all help the environment, minimize waste, and also save money (no need to buy fertilizer maaaa)

Just remember to cover it well so that flies can't get in, cats won't go poop in it and also rats won't go dig it ya. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bravo Laundry Tool

Okay. Very aunty post. But heck-lah. I'm so damn busy, if I find anything cheap and good that can help me with my chores, I'll get it and I will share with my readers. So call me Aunty lah, I don't care  At least I'm an efficient one. :P

Anyway I found this tool in Mr.DIY and it's Rm7.50 ( or was it 7.90?. Eh I forgot lah... Cannot remember so many things. Hehe). Anyway what I remember about this tool is that, it's called "BRAVO". I laughed when I first saw it. It's a ball to protect your bra in washing machine and it's called BRAVO. So appropriate. *lol*

I know it's not a "new" thing in fact it has been around for like many years. I used to have one and it was like Rm 15 from pasar malam and not long after it broke and my son used it as a toy :S


So when I found it in Mr.DIY I bought and thought I should give it a try again, cos I'm so lazy to do separate laundry for the clothes and bra. 

To my surprise this tool is very durable and best of all it's cheap and good. Save my time to do separate laundry. Hehe


You just open up and wrap the inner ball with yr bra , close it up and toss it into the washing machine. Love this tool, I went and bought another one. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Growing Cotton from Seed

This is one of the coolest plant I have ever planted. I got my seeds from Wokkingmum not long ago and I germinated 4 seeds. However only one manage to make it till this stage. This plant is really fascinating and educational to kids ( and myself too!)


Formation of cotton boll.
Top left: Bud formed
Top middle: Bloom
Top right: few hours later, white becomes pink and withers next day
Bottom left: boll formed
Bottom middle: Boll matures
Bottom right: Cotton



Monday, August 11, 2014

Selecting the Right Mini Dress

Okay, so that day on my hub's birthday we went for Birthday Celebration and we took a family picture. When I posted it on FB, so many people asked me if I'm pregnant. -_-'' Anyway NO. It was because of the baby doll mini-dress I bought from Krabi. Since I bought it from the roadside I didn't get to try it on before I bought it, and I chose it because of the prints without looking at the cutting of the dress. Adoi....So now I have to wear it at home :(

So to avoid wearing the wrong dress again and being asked if I'm pregnant,  so I googled and found a few tips on how to select the right mini dress for me. For example, if you want to draw attention to the neckline or chest, you can select mini dresses with ruffles or cinched waist.
Pic Source: Zalora

This type of mini dress design gives attention to the top part body of a woman and help creates an hourglass figure. Besides that, if you want a more subtle approach in highlighting your chest, go for pleats or folded neckline mini dress for an added dimension. However do avoid bulky or chunky necklaces so that it won't take the focus away. 




Pic Source: Zalora

For those who are blessed with a fuller chest and wish to tone it down, they can choose mini dresses with a loose bottom half. That's if, you want to even out your body shape in a subtle way. However, if you want more attention drawn to accentuate your bottom half, choose a mini dress which has more coverage up top with an A-flared bottom as it will be the perfect choice.




Pic Source: Zalora

And not forgetting those who are born with a devilicious hourglass body , what else is best for you except bodycon mini dresses? My thought - if you have it, flaunt it! Don't be afraid to play around with bold colours and if you're uncomfortable with body hugging minis, then you can always go for lighter fabrics and flowing lines while maintaining the hourglass look. (Wah, I love this brown and pink bodycon dress from Zalora!! So Sexy!)

Not everyone is born with the perfect body (in fact no one has a perfect body!) but you can always accentuate your body with the right kind of mini dresses according to your body shape that will make you look good all the time plus shopping now is so convenient with shops like Zalora, so many designs and brands to choose from. You can even shop in your pyjamas now ;)