Saturday, December 31, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Filling

Well, I finally did found the Chocolate Cake recipe that is simple and easy to bake. The truth is, the strawberry filling is only as a diversion....hihi to finish it up the strawberry jam on time before it is too late for consuming. Pssst, the chocolate ganache was very tempting rite?

         200g Dark Chocolate
         200g Butter
         170g Plain Flour
         1/4 tsp Soda Bicarbonate
         1/2 tsp Baking Soda
         200g Brown Sugar
         200g Castor Sugar
         25g Coco Powder
         3 Medium Eggs
         75ml Evaporated Milk
        125ml Water
  1. Butter two 8 inch tin and preheat oven at 160 Celsius.
  2. Melt in together chocolate, butter and water by double boiling or in a sauce pan.
  3. In a bowl, shift together flour, baking soda, soda bicarbonate and coco powder.
  4. Beat the eggs in a electrical mixer until fluffy and stir in the evaporated milk.Mix in sugars and pour in the chocolate
  5. Add the flour and mix until corporate. Pour the mixture evenly in the baking tin and bake for 1 hour or until the tooth pick came out clean.

         250ml Eveporated Milk
         250g Dark Chocolate
         3 tbs Castor Sugar
         3 tbs Icing Sugar
         1 tbs Glucose Syrup
         1 tbs Butter

  1. Melt the chocolate, sugar, glucose and butter.
  2. After the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool to the room temperature and put it it the freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Put in the icing sugar and beat the chocolate until fluffy.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Penakut maybe one of the best way

Maybe I expected too much this year...too much and definitely I just can't handle it any longer. For this upcoming  2012 I have no expectation at all. Well it is good option for me so far and for my point of view no body will be hurt by living the life as it is...Everyday is an exiting and adventure as my father had told me one day. So, for 2012 no plans for me so far and nothing to reach. Living the life as it is and just wait for surprise and the magic.

Now I'm listening to Penakut and Gadis Semasa by Yuna Zarai.

Penakut - I should be that. Things had happen recently. I turn around and wonder if I hold on to my standpoint, maybe thing will be in another way around. I should have foreseen things and say NO from the beginning because I already know it was very unfair.

Ini tidak adil tidak adil baginya, 
Ini tidak adil tidak adil bagiku, 
Ini tidak adil, 
Untuk engkau bertanya jika ku mencintaimu juga, 
Tidak adil tidak adil baginya

But I was there willing to try my very best, willing to take my chances and abandoning the standpoint. Yes now I have to pay the cost for the things that I have done.

Tak semua kau rancang akan berlaku,
Mungkin nasib tak menyebelahi aku, 
Entah mengapa engkau yang aku cinta, 
Mungkin lebih baik kau ku lepas saja

While writing this post and at the same time listening to the song, I am smiling and thinking how funny I was. Willing to accept things although I do not like it. Willing to compromise, forgive and being tolerate as Zaidiana said. Try too hard to complement others makes people said you are being hypocrite in some ways. Thank you for the experience, time and effort.

If anyone ask, "Dear, are you happy for what you have?". My answer is, "Yes, I am happy and I need to be happy and I will try my best to be happy". Once more I wanted to held my head up high and it is only an unfortunate event that I have been passed through.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Congratulation Adlil!

It was a hectic day today if you asked me...I really had to think about 100 products to make next year and for me it was a good sign...and talked about adrenaline rush...Wooohaaaaa I LOVE IT! There is no more "ifonlyiwasbuzy"...hehe...In the evening, rushing home with the normal Friday's traffic jams so I can make it to Ad's wedding....Congratulations Adlil!!!!

         After the wedding, the three of us Pija, Zai and myself rushed to Wangsa Walk to see the late night movie...Yeay!!! Sherlock Holmes...Good movie and after that I have been knocked out to sleep....but the two of them crept downstairs eating durians....Wah~ haha

Picture with the Bride and Groom~

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Time Line

It is time to forgive and forget
Let's create new path and forget the past
Deeply sorry for all the mistakes
The things that have been said and done
My past will be my future references
Setting new goals and gripping the past goals
To be independent and having own palace where I'll call home
Wish to be here, Wish to be there
May everyone will be happy with this new time line

Monday, December 5, 2011

Solemnization Zura+Zam

To a dearest friend of mine I'm wishing Congratulations on your wedding! May Allah bless you guys and happily married ever after and will have lots of cute children in the future :)

Yet it was a risky  and bumpy journey towards the brides house...But finally we arrived there safely...Alhamdulillah and I only have a picture to prove that I was there. The most incredible thing is her mom do remember me. Wah, a very good memory there makcik! Well, a credit goes to the brides outfit. Lovely purple I have to say (it was my favorite colour too)...Well Congratulation again!

Friday, December 2, 2011


When I was in Form 2, an English teacher asked not to forget to do my homework. The I simply answered to him, " InsyaAllah teacher, I will finish it at home today." Then with a frowning face he asked, " Why do Malays always says InsyaAllah? It is just because most of the time when students answered with InsyaAllah, they really didn't meant it. It is a promise right, just like 'yes, I will do it'? I do sometimes feels that they just playing with the word". Then after that I was speechless and just smiled at him an said, " I'm afraid so sir that InsyaAllah should be a promise".

I really think deeply about it and after a while I didn't said InsyaAllah just as simple as everyone else. My answer is always 'I will do it' or 'I will try my best'. And to be frankly, I also did not believe much in promises with the one with InsyaAllah in the end on the line.

A few days earlier, while reciting the Quran, then I saw few verse saying about IsyaAllah and why we need to say it. Alhamdulillah, I finally found the answer that I have been searching for a long time.

Surah Al-Kahf, Verse: 23-24,

وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنِّي فَاعِلٌ ذَٰلِكَ غَدًا 
  • Verse 23 : And never say of anything, "Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,"

إِلَّا أَنْ يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاذْكُرْ رَبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَنْ يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا
  • Verse 24 : Except [when adding], "InsyaAllah (If Allah wills)." And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, "Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct."

According to riwayat, few Quraishy have asked Rasulullah about soul (roh), the story of Ashabul Kahf and Zulkarnain, then Rasulullah said, "Come to me tomorrow and I will tell you the story" and he didn't say InsyaAllah (If Allah wills). But until the upcoming morning, the wahyu about the matters was late and Rasulullah cannot answered them. Hence, came upon us ayat 23-24, as a lesson to Rasulullah; Allah reminds Rasulullah when he forgets to say InsyaAllah which has to be said immediately afterwards. 

Lesson learned, do not forget to say InsyaAllah or if Allah wills but never take it for granted because when you promise to do something, you have to do it or else people will disbelieve in you. Same goes if you promise to yourself. Maybe things that you promise only you and Allah knows, but what if you did not accomplish the promises? Well, that's the thing only you and Allah knows best. This is just a reminder for me and you in case forgotten...Well, I did forget for a while then......InsyaAllah not in the future.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I felt so boring throughout the weekend and feeling depress...Actually, I am really afraid of depressing and they said that once you consume the medicine, you will forever fell into the depth of depression. So, I don't want to fall into it...quite scary...and now I know how it feels like to be in the depression mode. It's not easy no handle anyway....and I have learned the feeling and I pretty feel sorry for one of my friends...It is been a year or maybe two that I didn't hear any news from her...She was once diagnose with depression disorder. I really feel guilty now because I wasn't there for her when she needs me the most (I am crying now...So sorry). I am so sorry dear friend. Hoping that you are well and most in the good condition where ever you are.

This is just for your information and I think I did have all of them except the one with alcohol...Sigh~

Are you depressed?

If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression.

  • you can’t sleep or you sleep too much
  • you can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
  • you feel hopeless and helpless
  • you can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
  • you have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating
  • you are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
  • you’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior
  • you have thoughts that life is not worth living (Seek help immediately if this is the case)

Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity)
painting 130 of 421 by Vincent van Gogh
Taken From: ARTILIM

I don't want to be in his shoes~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Get Inspired

Hi...just want to share some of these fabulous tutorials with all of you...I found them while digging up some ideas for the new upcoming projects and hoping that you will enjoy it. Happy surfing and making! 

Paper Hydreangea

Orange Crepe Paper

Paper Carnations

Crepe Paper Peonies

Orange Poppies

Bunch of Red Poppies

Pretty Roses

Chrysanthemum Flower Sash

Seramic Paper Rose

Paper Swirl Flower

Using Recycle Paper

Vintage Heart Ring Bowl

Doily Paper Lantern

No Fuss Rose Paper

Bridal shower clutch

Round Flower

Flower Doilies

Crepe Flower

Candy Stand

Cooking Tips: All About Flour

I found out this useful information and would like to share with all of you a little bit about flour. There are many types and let find out which one is more suitable for baking cakes, cookies, pastries, breads and etc.

1. All Propose Flour.
Most common flour and most available in the market. It is suitable for baking cakes, biscuits, pastries or breads. It contains moderate protein about 9-10.5%.

2. Bread Flour.
Also known as high protein flour which contains up to 12.6-13.6% of protein. It is most suitable for making pastries and breads. Gluten will be produced by kneading the flour and will give chewy texture to the bread.

3. Pau Flour
Pau is a steamed filled-bun. This flour is so white and will give the bun soft and fine texture. The protein content for this flour is 9.5 - 10.5%.

4. Superfine Flour.
Also known as the cake flour. It is low in protein content and suitable for baking cakes and pastries.

5. Red Rose Flour.
This flour has a little bit of corn flour mixed in and it will give the crunchy texture. So, it is most suitable for making all kind of biscuits.

6. Water Lily Flour.
Also known as Hong Kong flour and it is very white in colour and fine. It is use to make layered cake or pau and will give a soft texture.

7. Hoen Kwe Flour.
This flour is made from mung beans (kacang hijau) and is used in most of Malaysian's cuisine such as Kuih Seri Muka and Pandan Layered Cake. It is sold in 85g packets and can be found in various colour such as green, red, white and yellow.

8. Self Raising Flour
It is one of the cake flour and contains a little bit of sodium bicarbonate and baking powder mixed in. If you use this flour for baking, there is no need to add more of the sodium bicarbonate or baking powder more into the recepi.

9. Glutinous Rice Flour.
It is called Tepung Pulut in Malaysia yang imported mostly from Thailand. This flour is high in amylopectin and the texture is chewy, sticky and more elastic compared to other flour. This flour to make dessert such as Onde-onde, Mochi (Japanese cuisine), dumpling etc.

10. Rice Flour.
This flour has no gluten compared to wheat flour which has high gluten and this criteria make the texture of the food hard and crunchy. It can be use to make coating batter for frying, rice biscuit, rice vermicelli or rice noodles.

11. Wholemeal Flour.
This is a purely made from wheat and has high in fiber. Normally, it is used to make breads or heavy textured muffins.

12. Custard Flour.
Besides giving a good aroma, this flour will makes your cake texture more dense. You can add or replace some of wheat flour if you like for a good texture. But if you want more fluffy cake texture, try adding baking powder and sodium bicarbonate to the wheat flour.

13. Tapioca Flour.
It also called Tepung Ubi or Tepung Kanji in Malaysia. It is high in starch and use to thicken the batter.

14. Cornflour.
This flour is obtain from milled whole kernel of corn. Cornflour can be mixed with wheat flour to reduce gluten for cakes, pastries and cookies. It is also used as binder, thickener and filler.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coming again to town!!!

Yes! Its coming again to town...Uhuk Uhuk...I mean here in Serdang...The Big Bad Wolf is here again and only for a short moment. I know the books that are left from the previous sales maybe not in that so good condition but hell, I don't care and thank goodness I have already finished reading all the books that I bought last time~
Ahah, I need to buy more books for the brains and for the sweet time of mine...So, grab you money people and it is time to shop till I drop!

Revenue : South City Plaza, Sri Kembangan
Starts on : 24-28 November 2011

The last book of Atherton's series - The Dark Planet by Patrick Carman

Monday, November 14, 2011

Panic Attacked and Became Chocolate Cake!

What a day and what a panic invention that I have made last weekend...Actually according to plan, I really wanted to bake a nice and silky Tiramisu...but then again it was a disastrous plan that maybe will I "NEVER" baked again for the next 2 months...hihihi 

         So, the story begins with, I already succeed baking my chocolate sponge cake and it was marvelous. The next step is to make the cheese topping...So, I mixed the cream cheese, whip cream and sugar together using the electric mixer...then after a while...Tada~ 

          The cream was not as I expected...not even fluffy and it was sluggish...It look horrible and yuks! This when the panic strikes. I'm thinking that I don't want to waste the creams so I decided to make chocolate ganache just to garnish my chocolate sponge cake...and finally it became OMG! Superb...but honestly i need to practice more to make the chocolate ganache to get the right consistency.

Looks so tempting~
          Down there you can see how I did it...It was a s simple as ABC actually...but I don't know why I still cannot make a good one...Well, practice makes perfect. Enjoy cooking then people


5 Eggs
170g Castor sugar
1tsp Ovalette
100g All Propose Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
40g Cocoa Powder
70g Canola Oil
  1. Preheat oven at 150C
  2. Shift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together
  3. Beat together eggs, ovalette, canola oil and sugar until the mixture really fluffy
  4. Add in the flour mixture and mix together.
  5. Put in the cake batter in baking tin line with butter.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
(not so perfect recipe)

400ml Whipping Cream
300g Beryl's Dark Chocolate
200g Cream Cheese
1tbs Butter
100g Castor Sugar

  1. Using double boil technique, melt in the chocolate and butter together.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, whip cream and sugar until fluff and add to the chocolate mixture.
  3. Mix until the chocolate corporates with the cream.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Round Tummy

OK....OK now...I know you saw it but please don't be panic~
Well to begin with I almost did it everyday. Sit up for more than 20 reps. I just can't believe it didn't work and the fellow tummy down there is getting bigger and harden it seems. I really wish it will turn out with rock of the "six pack'. Maybe it my sweetest dreams perhaps.

           Let us see what might gone, I had a pretty good break first. It was nasi lemak with sambal sardine and some quail eggs (there is a lot of cholesterol there!OMG!). as for lunch I only ate that sweet Air Batu Campur or known as the ABC (this might not hurt I guess). But seriously it has been a few weeks that I have eaten my break first at Mamak Stall for their sweet and savory Roti Boom...haha...that why you have grown my little fellow tummy~

The last time my BF said, "Daling you have to cut from eating to much food with oil in it.."
But how can I forget the tenderness in the inside and the crispiness of the crust of the roti boom....hukhuk~

And Who can resist this yummy thing?


I'm becoming the old me with the wild imaginations. It is been a while or to be exact a few years...The imaginary left me right after high school. I missed it because there is no more good dreams... In fact there is no more dreams... I did not dream much as I did now. I'm glad that i found that make the dreams came back to me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Marshmallow on the loose!

Yeay! My homemade marshmallow is nicely done...and I'm loving it so much....I got the recipe from Joy of Baking and after this no need to buy it from the market which is not guaranteed to be Halal. Instead of using light corn syrup (which is expensive) I just used the same amount of glucose syrup and it turn out perfectly great! The gelatin I used for the marshmallow is from Halalgel which is a fish base gelatin...Konfirm Halal! The making of this fluffy candy was easy and it only takes about 45 minutes to complete it.

Enjoy People!!

It was sticky and hard to cut it~
Looks so fluffy ain't it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cheese Cake for Farhah!

Although I'm kinda sick but luckily I still manage to complete this Strawberry Cheesecake with oreo crust for one of my friend Farhah... I'm hoping that it will taste great and she will enjoy every bite of it soon...Thanks Farhah for purchasing the cake from me....Do you want a bite of it too? The cake weigh about 1kg+ and priced RM60... Contact me if you are interested!

Have a Yummylicious Friday people!

Monday, October 17, 2011


My body ache so badly right like the mussel has been torn out into pieces. But I'm here at the lab working like a guinea pig. Hoping that I will survive throughout the day without fainting or what so ever..Feel tired almost in every inch through my bone...Dear frens, pray for my good health because there is so much work to be done now....Amin

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Big Bad Wolf

Its an awesome event and seriously I don't want to miss a chance if there's another events like this...The books were all interesting and yet very cheap...anyone can afford it...If you asked me how much I bought for myself....9 piece of books...that a record for me because honestly I didn't like to read much...but, sometimes you have to read to enhance your sharpen it as well.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sleepy Heads and Chocolate Mousse

I'm at my working desk now...Listening to Ramble by Silverchair thru the Ipod...Oh no, I don't want to fell asleep now...huhu..Is it because of the nice lunch meal that I bought from the Baker's Cottage just now? Maybe I guess....Well, I'm hoping that I will not getting any larger by eating this heavenly food. The mousse cake was extremely delicious. Normally, I will feel corny when eating the cake but not this time. The chocolate taste was so rich and you will not stop eating until it finish...This is what I ate during lunch time: 

The most delicious Chocolate Mousse only RM4.90...Yummy! and Loving every bite of it!
The RM2.90 Blueberry Cheese Tart was a no no...Taste awwwwwwfulllll!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday Cake...Missing!

Funny story for this month of October peps... A friend of mine was baking a nice chocolate cake for one of our colleague who is having her 22nd birthday but she is on leave for 2 days because of the high fever (poor girl)... So, my friend here put in the chocolate cake in the fridge before the poor girl came to work...and one fine morning :

                    Colleague : 
                    Open up the fridge  and took out the cake box...
                    "Eh, apesal cam ringan je bekas kek ni? 
                           (Translation : Eh, why is the cake box was so light?)"
                    Then she open up the box and with shocking voice...
                    "Siape pulak yang makan kek ni?" 
                    (Translation: Who the hell ate this cake??!!)

                    Birthday Girl : 
                    Thank goodness she doesn't end up crying....

Are you interested to know how much left of the cake? Even the Angry Bird will be angrier for these matters..

Poor Birthday Girl.....not only she feeling unwell and plus the chocolate cake too was eaten by somebody else which is UNKNOWN...hahaha...and this is not the first time since my food also has been missing in action too last year. 

PS: Kak Ana nanti boleh buat lagi okey sebab memang sangat sedap lah~

The lesson is - Do not ate without permission, maybe someone will be sad because of your action...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nasi Lemak and Iced Coffee

To be honest...its kinda sucks to be in these shoes...and I'm gradually learned to hate everyone around me...feeling insecure is greater than before...OK OK OK...I'm feeling stressed now....

Source: Google

          Lunch time is a perfect getaway for me at this moment. I really like to drive and driving will leave things, I went for nasi lemak and a glass of iced coffee at the RNR Nilai. It was fabulous and only cost me RM3.00 for that incredible taste. Thank you Allah for giving me this great pleasure of yours...Now it is time to think really hard what do I really want within this short period...and here it goes:
  • CheryPolka needs to be official soon
  • More thing to bake and more experimental with baking also
  • Put on a nice shoes and travel
  • Try to get myself in a happy place
  • Have a travel calender for myself
  • Don't ever forget a camera...just in case
  • And lastly is a NO NO NO NO NO NO NO to travel along with families may think I'm crazy but seriously, "Ade mak kesah?"... So, message to myself : Think about yourself and only from the 10th place is provided others. Anything falls in between is all about me...It's sound so selfish, but do you care? No need to be in these shoes because you have your own shoes to fit in...until we meet again soon~