Sunday, November 11, 2012

Life in Pictures & recipes

Sunday, November 11, 2012
1. Walking uphill to see the whole view of our small village.

2. Getting colder when the sun is about to set. So, i have to cover my whole head and a bit of my face. It was a wonderful walk anyway uphill.

3. I love this boy to death. This is one clear picture of him. It is hard to take picture of my little boy either he don't like it or just want to make fun when seeing that camera is eyeing on him.

4. They like to make silly poses.

5. I chopped his bangs. Obviously, I didn't cut it straight.

6. My first attempt to bake 'PAN DE COCO' one of my favorite pastry/bread in the Philippines with coconut flake filling. (recipe is at the bottom)

6. Chocolate Moist Cake i baked last weekend. (recipe at the bottom)

7. stir-fry vegetable with sauteed shrimp paste.

8. Trying to warm my feet for cold season is now here.



You need for the dough:
yeast (1 pack instant, i used 7g )
3 cups flour
3 tbsps. cooking oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup warm water

How to:
empty the packet of yeast in a cup of warm water, put 1 tsp. sugar. Set aside for 15mins. IN a separate bowl, prepare 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tbsps. cooking oil. Then mix the prepared yeast and knead the flour for 30-45 mins.

for the coconut flake filling:
1 pack sweetene coconut flakes (7 oz.)
5 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. water

* put sugar and water in a pot until caramelized. Add sweetened coconut flakes. Mix until sugar is evenly distributed. (if you want it sweeter just add sugar.)

After leaving the dough for 1 hour, you can divide it into 10 pcs. Put the filling and leave prepared dough for 30 mins. covered with cloth. Bake it in 350*F /180*C for 15 mins. 



You need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup dilluted milk
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon iodized salt
2 pcs. eggs

 How to:
Mix all dry ingredients and make a well and add the rest of the ingredients. Beat b electric mixer fro 3-4 minutes. Pour in a lined round pan 9x1'' or 9x1.5''
Bake at 350*F for 25-30mins or until done. Toothpick comes out clean when tested.

For frosting/filling
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 1/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup white sugar
2 tbsps. butter
2 tsp. vanilla 
* mix all and strain. Cook in a double boiler or in slow fire and stirring constantly.

But in the picture i only use TOFFEE frosting / filling.
8 egg yolks
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. coffee powder

 how to:
-add eggs, milk, coffee powder and vanilla. beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 mins. 
-cook the filling until thick and spreading consistency is right.
-spread in filling in between cakes.

* The chocolate moist cake was adapted from the blog of

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