Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hello Hello!

I have been tagged by both Aimei and Ganache-Ganache for the below Meme. Sorry ladies that I actually acted on this till now. Was really busy with my work and you know, I have not been baking for almost 2 weeks! Arghhh...

Here are the rules to observe.1. Link to my blog (tagger) on your blog. 2. Give seven facts about yourself. 3. Tag another seven blogs by leaving a comment on their blog and letting them know they were tagged and listing them (and their blogs) on your blog.

  1. I love high carbohydrate food such as Bread, Potatoes and noodles. NOW, you know why I always have to keep a watch out on my intake ;P

  2. I love to bake and cook as much as I love to talk. However, due to my workload, I haven't been doing the 3 much recently! :(

  3. I'm a very repetitive person who can ask the same questions up to 20 times a day. The first person who can prove for that would be my Prince Charming.

  4. I'm 5 feet 2 inches tall. Go convert it into Centimeters and you'll get my height.

  5. I'm lamenting on the fact why did I chose to left my previous company. Sniffs....

  6. I'm a hilarious and loud person who can laugh at the smallest joke and cry at the smallest mistake I made. Very extreme person I would say but no worries, I don't have any mood swings. My friends can vow for me!
I am not going to tag anyone for this.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Raisins Scones

Makes 13-16

Ingredients Amounts
Plain flour3 cups
Sugar1/2 cup
Baking powder5 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Milk1 cup
Beaten egg1


1 cup

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a deep bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into the flour mixture. Rub the butter with the flour using your finger tips till crumbs like mixture is formed.

  2. Add milk and beaten egg into the crumb mixture and mixed well. If the dough is sticky, you may add in more flour. Pour the raisins into the dough and knead well.

  3. Roll the dough flat onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into circular shape and bring to bake at 200 degree Celsius for 15 mins or till golden brown.

I forgotten where I got this recipe from ( sign of aging *sniffs*) but I wrote that down and stick it onto my fridge, so when I was cracking my brain what to prepare for breakfast, I saw that and was happy since I got all the ingredients on hand, plus I was craving for scones after I ate that at InterContinental Hotel.

This is the second time I'm attempting on scones and the last time, Prince Charming complaint that he does not like fluffy scones so I was crossing my fingers that this is not something that he would fuss about. Quite a relieve that Prince Charming commented he likes this much better than the previous attempt :)

Serves this with your favourite jams and it'll make a good breakfast or high tea ;)

Late night supper @ The Roti Prata House

I almost forgotten all about our late night supper only when I found these tempting pictures lying in my folder! Gosh, is that a sign of aging? :(

Prince Charming and I headed down to Thomson for our late night supper while on our way home. We decided to go for pratas since the aroma was really strong and its practically dragging our feets there.

We ordered 2 kosong pratas (plain) and 2 egg pratas, 1 mee goreng and 1 Teh cino to go along.
The pratas were really crispy and nice! I love how you can bite the crisps off the edges and munch it down your throat. Awwww... thumbs up for the prata. Mee goreng on the other hand was not too bad and with a good point - they were not as greasy as the common ones we get anywhere.

I did not get to taste Teh Cino because I don't like to consume caffeine at night so according to Prince Charming's statement, he said that was the most flavourful Teh Cino he has tasted and it was really smoothing and nice. Total cost - $10 in exact. I have no idea how much each individual cost so I'll check it out the next time.

Anyway, I am staying so near to Jalan Kayu but both Prince Charming and I will rather prefer to take a ride down to Thomson for their pratas than walking over to Jalan Kayu. We both felt that Jalan Kayu's pratas are a little over-rated and they were not as nice comparing to the ones at Prata House. I suppose its up to individual to decide.

The Roti Prata House
Thomson Garden Estate
246M Upper Thomson Rd
Tel: 6459 5260
Mon - Sun (7am - 1am)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

English High Tea @ InterContinental Hotel

Prince Charming and I went down to InterContinental Hotel at Middle Road today for my advance Birthday celebration. Our initial plan was to visit Equinox after viewing Evan's post . A pity the reservation hotline confirmed that it was fully booked but they did commented that we could make a walk-in to try our luck.

I was really keen to go Equinox but looking at the slim chances of getting a place, I decided to go for High tea. We were browsing online and decided on Intercontinental Hotel's High Tea at The Lounge.

It was a 4-Tier High tea cuisine that comes with Fried wings, Caesar salad, Scones and cakes. I love the dried tomatoes in the salad cause they tasted really like baked bacons! The scones were really nice and the strawberry jam were amazingly tasty. I think that's the best jam I've tasted so far ;)

Frankly speaking, I would prefer to go for an international buffet because the high tea is not re-fillable. In other words, what you see is what you eat.

InterContinental Singapore
The Lounge
Reservation Tel: 6825 1046
Price: $35++ (15% off UOB Credit Card)