Buzz!ng with Le Couple Toy

Archive for April 2012

Took some photos of Miki when I was taking Barkery Oven’s product shots. Its been a while since we’ve taken photos of our dog. Miki is 3 years old already. How time flies.

Miki looking shy. Had to call him few times to look at the camera.

Love this shot. Not easy to get a smiling shot of Miki.

Miki eyeing the Rye and Molasses biscuits I made.

xoxo

ToyGirl

Advertisements

I had a craving for chocolate cake last Friday. So I made this from joyofbaking.

Why weird? For starters, it doesn’t have any eggs. Secondly, on the first day of eating it, both ToyBoy and I agreed that the cake lacked a certain something. Not quite satisfying. So we each had a slice. Then I covered it and kept it in the fridge, thinking who to offload it to.

The next day, I took the cake out of the fridge to let it come to room temperature in the morning. Around noon, I cut myself a slice. Guess what? The cake tasted SO MUCH Better!! The texture became more of a moist chocolate cake.

This cake took us 4 days to finish, and believe me, it tasted more and more moist and chocolaty day by day. Weird right?

xoxo

ToyGirl

p.s. The picture above is bad…I know…so I played with it using iPhone app call Pixlomatic. :p

Two years ago, I started experimenting with dog treats baking when I wanted to make a cake for my doggies. One thing led to another. I decided to start selling them. At the time, I was selling the dog treats and cakes via a pet shop in Kota Damansara. However, that has stopped. Around the same time, I moved into an apartment that didn’t have an oven. So I decided to stop the entire venture.

But…now that I’ve got a spanking new kitchen and oven, I’ve decided to restart and revive the business. 🙂

So, this is my new offering on my blogshop. Its a wheat free Oatmeal and Cheddar biscuit. It is made with oat flour, cheddar cheese, vegetable oil and eggs.

All my treats and cakes will be wheat and corn free. Many dogs are allergic to wheat, including mine. Corn is hard for them to digest. Other foods that are toxic to dogs include onions, chocolate, grapes, raisins, mushroom, macadamia nuts and so on. You can google ‘food toxic to dogs’ and it will generate many pages that you can browse through.

On to my next recipe. This weekend I’m going to be baking non-stop. Can’t sit on my backside if I want to start selling, now can I?

xoxo

ToyGirl

 

I would like to introduce Daisy – a new addition to our household.  She is a gift that was generously given to us by our closest friends. She weighs 5kg. She is the color of a creamy yellow, like smoothly beaten eggs with a dash of milk. She has brought me so much joy and fun ever since her arrival, I can’t even begin to count my blessings.

OK. Daisy looks a bit naked and incomplete here without her metal mixing bowl. Its chilling in the fridge right now with some left over Salty Sesame and Chocolate Chip Cookie dough.

I made some Salty Sesame and Chocolate Chip Cookies found on my favorite baking site www.joythebaker.com

I know I’m not the greatest photographer. My pictures come out looking blurry coz my hand shakes. 😦

Anyway, I love reading joythebaker’s blog and be inspired by all the baking that she does. She’s even got a book published!

This cookie is really simple. I won’t bother to retype the recipe here. Just click on the link before the picture to get the recipe straight from her site.

General consensus for the cookies: YUMMY!

xoxo

ToyGirl

Hi there. Its been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Was going to say its a new year and a new start, but its April already. Anyway, just thought it’ll be nice to revive this again. 

We’ve moved into our own house. Finally. Started renovations last year. Moved in right before Christmas 2011. Maybe I’ll post some pictures one day. Not now. Now, I’m still coming to terms with certain problems with the house. Haven’t quite fallen in love with my house just yet. Plus also kinda angry at the architect and contractor for the delay, lousy workmanship and lack of professionalism. Ok. No more negativity. All the griping and moaning aside, we are very comfortable in our house. So comfortable that I’ve turned a hermit. I just want to stay at home! After work, weekends, sometimes even in the mornings. :p

When we were designing the kitchen, I made sure it is roomy, has enough space for all my kitchen gadgets and AN OVEN! I love to cook and bake!! For our house warming present, I requested for a KitchenAid mixer and I’ve named it Daisy courtesy of the creamy yellow color. This gift was a very thoughtful gesture by our very loving friends. We love our friends to bits! So yeah, I’m baking whenever I have nothing better to do. Some turns out great and some…not so great. Oh well…its a learning process. :p

So, next post will have pictures. Just need to learn how to download pictures from camera to laptop. This is the problem of relying on toyboy to do all the techie work. My bad. 

xoxo

ToyGirl