I went home early from Shiela's birthday bash because I had to get some rest as I was about to take on a journey towards the nearby island of Cebu again to attend to something and also to visit my brother, Jonathan. And so I did wake up early and got to the boat running because I came in time for the final boarding call. [Haha]
To make the story short, he brought me to his place then we went to the office where I had to get something then went malling at SM after. We actually spent the whole afternoon there. Something like a date. Yup, a date with my brother.
Had F.O.B.I Baked Ice Cream.
We had lunch at Chika-an sa Cebu in the North Wing.
Shiela is one of my closest childhood friends... one of my few bestfriends actually. Though we had a lot of time apart [we weren't in the same school during high school and college], we never ceased to become friends. And after a long long time of being apart, we have been close again ever since. We work at the same hospital with Erin.
It was her birthday on the 23rd and she had a dinner bash from her loving parents so I also made her something that I imagined making. Chocolate Pudding Pie. Yes, that's right. Sounds like yum, huh? It is definitely yummy... She loved it very much.
That's her boyfriend, Shiela and Me.
Look at that cookie in the middle.
It says, 'happy birthday shiela!'
[Too bad I didn't get to take an upclose photo. I was too hungry I guess. haha]
Those are her cakes.
Love the slippers by the way.
That's us minus Erin. :|
But anyways, we had fun. Too bad I had to go home early.
The City Women's Club will have some form of a bake sale tomorrow and my granny a.k.a. lola tasked me to do the baking for her. :) So I started early today and baked close to a hundred banana muffins. Sad to say, I can't share the recipe because she made it herself[she says] and you know how it is. Family recipe. Someday, I might share it.
I only got to take home two.
One was eaten by my mom.
And the other one is mine.
Taste is not so sweet. Also has lots of banana strands.
Man, my heart is weary. That's so true at this point. So many things to think about. But hey... there's a rainbow always after the rain, right? I don't want to delve in more about my personal sentiments. I'd just like to share to you this simple yet wonderful confection that I have just made a few hours ago.
Yesterday, I've been wanting to eat anything chocolate and I wanted to eat it with a spoon. I've thought of ice cream but nah I was too lazy to even go out to my grandma's house which is just a few steps away. I have some cocoa powder and sugar and other stuff hidden in the cupboard. So I browsed through tastespotting and alas... I got the idea of making pudding. My siblings and I made some before but were never satisfied because we used a low quality cocoa powder. Not very chocolatey. This time though, I know better.
So here it is.
It's actually a very simple recipe I found at Cooks.com.
Easy Chocolate Pudding
1/2 c. sugar 3 tbsp. cornstarch 2 1/2 c. milk 1/3 c. cocoa 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt in saucepan. Slowly stir in milk, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Stir and cook 3 minutes longer; stir in vanilla. Chill. Makes 6.
Since I don't get a lot of orders lately, I found this party to be a great excuse to whip up some cuppies and cookies for my two dear boys. They are the sons of my sister Jackie's classmate and the pastor's first grandsons. They then are dearly loved by everyone in our church community. I especially love them. They have a special place in my heart.
conventional chocolate cuppies with boiled frosting
sugar cookies with royal icing
johann and nathan cookies
look! blue hand and foot. hihi :)
here they are. the one with longer hair is the mom. :]
I didn't make some but I'm going to make my own version soon. I've heard of these long long ago. I even have some recipes in an old cook book we have here at home but never had the guts nor the urge to make them. I tasted them for the first time last Monday while I was out on a date with one of my girlfriends, Erin. She bought this for us before we went home. It was at Tarsier Exotica, a pastry stall in our local mall.
At first I thought it was just bread with some caramel on top...
But I was wrong...
Look at that beautiful surprise... :D
Creamy creamy chocolate filling inside.
I promise to make some of these pretty soon. Not sure when though but soon. Yey! :P
I'm a nurse by profession but a baker/pastry chef(in my own right... ambitious eh?) at heart. I love sweets and I just recently got back to baking. Now I'm a beginner seller and I'm having fun with what I do. :D
I'm not just going to write about sweets and food though, but also the salty, sour and bitter encounters I'll have as I go through life. :)