Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Floggers

These are some of the gifts that came my way over the weekend, food related.

Jamie at Home, a book that I've been waiting to go on discount, but exFCI got it for me. How sweet and thoughtful of him. Actually, it's rather risky buying me cookbooks, unless you have an exact inventory of what I have already. Another well meaning friend bought me buxom Domestic Goddess' FEAST which obviously I would have. In case you're wondering, the only Nigella Books I don't have are FOREVER SUMMER, and the other non pictorial one... Principles of Eating or something like that.

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Thank you Boolicious and Lemongrass for Martha Stewart's book. Quite bizarre, Boo called me and asked, "Do you have Martha Stewart", when at that very moment, I was HOLDING in my hand, Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.

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From the wrapping, I knew that this was the Page One 500 series. Thanks Paprika for the great tart book. The stuff looks divine!!!

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Boys and gals trying their hand at decorating cupcakes. Those are lemon cupcakes with buttercream.

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Caramelised Banana Chocolate Cupcakes, recipe from Flavours Magazine, last issue. I thought they were rather good, if I may say so myself. A tad sweet, but that's probably because, according to Paprika, I used the "cheap stuff" and not Valrhona 70%, as Chef Jean Francois Arnaud would have. Sorry la, dont print money, some more these clowns want to use large amounts of chocolate ganache for their experimental decoration.

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Blondies by Paprika. Yummy walnutty flavour, though she said it was a bit overcooked and not gooey enough. Well, I'm a virgin to blondies, so no basis for comparison. I forgot to keep some, they'd go lovely with coffee.

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Boolicious rendition of Delia Smith's Lamb Shepherd's Pie, that looks even better than Delia's, and tastes magnificent. An empty plate is testimony to its yumminess.

After feasting on Fishballs, courtesy of Henry Yeo, Scrabblemaster Extraordinaire, Rojak, from Precious Pea, Pinwheel Currypuffs from Unka Leong, Blondies from Paprika, Shepherd's Pie from Boolicious, some nyonya kueh from WMW I think [updated, errata, omission: ...and Nipple's Bacon & Potato Salad], the organiser, Lemongrass, and Bald Eagle proceeded to assemble us for a round of CRANIUM, a rather fun boardgame that incorporates element of pictionary, sculpturing, charades, trivia, ....eg, True of False, Charlie Chaplin won first place in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.....

Anyway, dear unkaleong was given the task of sculpuring BOXING.

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The sculptor extraordinaire can't understand why his team mates cant see what he's done.

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Cassius Clay aka Mohamad Ali would turn in his grave.

For more pictures of other decoraters work, look here.


Mandy said...

what a fun way to spend an afternoon. I browsed the Martha Stewart's book at bookstore the other day, but decided not to get it because of lack of photos. ;p

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Thanks for hosting the games session! Your choc banana cupcakes were exquisite. Thanks for letting me do the icing...until those vultures (no names mentioned but got nipples wan) grabbed the icing bag and proceeded to make a mockery of the cupcakes. :-P

MeiyeN said...

500 pies & tarts!!!! that's a good book.... too bad i am not skill full enough to own that book... it will be a waste if i owns it though..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wahahaha..eh wat happened to my nipples salad??...

Anonymous said...

Hey, happy belated burfday!!

That your house ah? Very nice pictures wor - your parents ah? Suddenly feel so sentimental for all those 60s/70s/80s photos.. :( I need to put up more photos of my family!!

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Flower said...

Lucky you. So many cookbooks. I guess I need to ronda2 the shops here for some christmas bargain on cookbook.

ps - Harga pisang not as high as before. But then my kiddies sudah jemu pisang. Now its mango season. Just bought some Aussie mangoes, 3 biji for AU$5.

wmw said...

Thanks for hosting....any future "classes"??? :o) Guess you might still be celebrating your birthday till now! :o)

Big Boys Oven said...

belated happy birthday! those cupcakes look lovely!

Anonymous said...

Ehh... they didn't mention to me that it was your birthday :(

Happy Belated Birthday!

Precious Pea said...

That was a great evening. Luckily i dragged myself out of bed to attend this tea party.

Anonymous said...

Eh! Mohammad Ali isn't dead yet la!

fatboybakes said...

precious pea, yar, lucky you did.

jason, it wasnt meant to be my birthday celeb.

BBO, happy belated birthday to you too.

wmw, no la, old oridi.

flower, lucky you, so cheap the mangoes. its like RM15 per aussie mango here.

kat, HOW can you see those pics? argh, i better remove them.

nipples, sorry, already amended.

meiyen, you never know when you might need the book, so just get it la.

lemongrass, thanks for organising.

mandy, yar no pics leh, but okaylah, after awhile, one gets used to it.

Tummythoz said...

Hi! Just drop by to visit Elmo & Cookie monster yet again. Hehe. Hapi belated b'day.

UnkaLeong said...

It was either that or a very ugly glove. Hahaha....Happy b'day again!

Flower said...

Its your bday kah? Happy belated bday.... and many more to come...

Jackson said...

u guys hv so much fun, without me!!!

rokh said...

oh gosh I AM SO JEALOUS! i loveee jamie over that's why :D~

btw, happy belated birthday!