Thursday, April 24, 2008
4 egg yolks
75 ml Orange juice
40 ml water
85 ml corn oil
45 gm sugar
150 gm Cake flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Orange emulco
5 egg white
1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
100 gm. sugar
(1) Mix all the ingredients (A) together and stir till smooth.
(2) Whisk egg white with cream of tartar for 1 min. then gradually pour in sugar and whisk till medium-stiff peak.
(3) Fold mixture (1) and (2) together and pour into a 23 cm. tube pan.
(4) Bake at 180c for about 1 hour or till cake is cooked through.
(5) Overturn cake (still in the pan) onto a wire rack and leave it to cool down completely.
(6) Remove cake from tube pan and slice.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
AKIHABARA AND SHINJUKU
We went to Disneyland on its 25th Anniversary. It was so crowded even during the early hours of 7am, there was a long queue outside the gate even though it opens only at 8.30am. After we bought the tickets, we joined the queue at the enterance. A day at Disneyland is definitely not enough to completely see the whole place. Best would be to spend at least 2 days there. Didn't manage to stay till night where there will be fireworks before the closing of the place as my son was tired and we left at 4pm. We were lucky that we stayed at Keio Plaza in Shinjuku and they were one of the Disney partners and provided free transport for their guests.
Took a few of the rides there and my son enjoyed himself. Some popular rides had a waiting time of 40mins. There was a parade at 12pm and 3pm that day.
I bought many Pooh Bear items from the Pooh bear store there. And there was a stall selling Micky mouse face waffles which we had to give it a missed as we had to rush to catch the bus. I would definitely want to go Disneyland again as well as DisneySea if I visit Japan again!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Bubble rice and Walnut Cookies
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g castor sugar
230g plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
100g rice bubbles
55g walnut ( coursely chopped)
100g chocolate chips
- Lightly grease baking trays.
- Cream butter, sugar and essence until creamy.
- Stir in sifted dry ingredients, rice bubbles, walnuts and chocolate chips to mix into a dough.
- Roll out dough into small sized balls and place onto prepared trays. Flaten slightly.
- Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown and cooked through.
- Cool completely before storing in air tight containers.