Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Florence, I hope the kids like the cake..
And for Margaret...who requested for a very simple but 'sweet' cuppies...
I made her chocolate moist cupcakes topped with Lime and Lemon buttercream.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Aaah... the chocolatey and simply gooey and delicious topping....
...and to share the recipe....
EGGLESS @ DUMP -CHOCOLATE CAKE
With the feeling of guilt, I put down my novel, flipped through my 'treasure cum ancient' recipe notes, pulled out my trusty cupcake pan and start whipping in the kitchen. Some fresh orange and lemon from the fridge before the 'lemonade-loving household' of mine could get to them - were my inspiration to make a batch of zinghy-moist chocolate cupcakes - knowing that the three girls (and a boy) love chocolate very much.
These jewels cuppies were extra special... they were for my little darling nieces & nephew & Adik (my sister!). They got the cuppies, the very next morning...!
Muuaaah... Mak Lang loves all of you..!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Well, the cupcakes are almost gone now. I had brought about 20pcs to the office .... thanks to those that helped me get rid of them..! gave some to my next door neighbour... the rest were eaten by the family.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
(I still remember she was a bit sleepy when this photo was taken...hence.. that 'moyok' look..!)
Friday, March 12, 2010
To my friend Lynn, who has been asking me for the recipe... go ahead.. give it a try...
(Makes: 16 cupcakes)
1/2 cup (50 gms)- Cocoa Powder
1 cup (240 ml)- Boiling Hot Water
1 1/3 cup (175 gms0 - All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup (113 gms) - Unsalted Butter - room temperature
1 cup (200 gms) - Castor Sugar
2 tspn - Vanilla Extract
2 tspn - Baking powder
1/2 tspn - Salt
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
Lightly butter, or line 16 muffins cups with paper liners (paper cups).
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Body Mass Index (BMI) = weight(kg)/heigh(cm). Ideal BMI weight is 22.
Normal: >18.8, <25
Overweight: >25, <30
Body Fat (BF %) for Male
Very High: >25%
High: >20%, <25%
Normal: >10%, <20%
Body Fat (BF%) for Female
Very High: >35%
High: >30%, <35%
Normal: >20%, <30%
Visceral Fat (VF) - Fat found in abdoment and surrounding vital organs. Too much can lad to conditions as high colesterol, heart disease and Type-2 Diabetes.
Level of Classification:
1-9% = 0 (Normal)
10-14% = + (High)
15-30% = ++ (Very High)
Body Age (BA) - BA is based on your resting metabolism. BA is calculated by using your weight and BF% to produce a guide to judge whether your BA is above or below the everage of your actual age. (Hmm..... very interesting.....)
OK, now the fun part begins ... lets calculate MY BODY FAT....
Actual age: 48 years old
Weight: 65.9 kg
Heigh: 166 cm
BMI: 23.9% (thank God.. am still at the Normal scale..!)
Body Fat: 36.5% (Yiikes...!)
Visceral Fat: 6% (phew.... Normal)
Body Age: .... of a 54 years old woman. (What..! now way man..that can't be true!)
You must be kidding me...!... and Boss... something is definitely wrong with that scale of yours...!
Hey... Do I look fat to you...??? Seriously...?? Damn...!