Saturday, November 26, 2011

Masterchef in the making.


The title is a mere exaggeration.

So over a month ago, there was this bookseller who came to our lab and dumped dozens of books in the pantry. At first I thought some kind people donated those books because they thought scientists need a break, and ironically they thought books could give scientists a break. Come on, more books on top of those journal articles and tedious lab work? Give us a REAL break.

That was quite a ramble there.

Turned out those books were for sale, and the bookseller put them there for sample.  

I caught one Chinese guy trying to figure out the price for a Disney Sing-a-long book. He said he was buying it for his niece in China. How adorable!

But most people, guys included, were crazy about this one book.

At first glance I knew I had to buy it. First, because it's pink. Second, it has cupcakes as the cover. Third, it's baking book! (The third one should be the first, LOL) 

I enjoy baking, it's just that I don't have much time for it. *alasan* But I thought, this book was a good bargain. Its retail price is GBP 25 but this seller was selling (and still selling it online) at GBP 10!! Tell me how can I not get it? I convinced myself sooner or later I'm gonna find time to bake therefore I must get this book. So that later in the future, I could have this little conversation with my hubs..

On a nice Saturday evening..

Hubs: Yang, I feel like having panettone for tea 'lah' today.
Me: Coming right up Hun :)

Me: Tomorrow can we have millefeuilles 'pulak'?
Hubs: Uuuuuu I like that :)

BERANGAN! HAHAHAHAHA. I can't even pronounce those two things correctly. LOL

But seriously, it's worth every penny. The book has more than 300 recipes (just my wild guess) and every main recipe comes with a step-by-step instructions like the picture below. It has everything you could think of, sweet to savory, breakfast to tea. Well actually not everything I could think of; I was flipping through it the other day and guess what, no Red Velvet recipe. I think the book is biased towards European recipes because all I can see is 'Italian this' 'French that' 'originate from Germany' and all that jazz. But still WORTH.IT.

p/s: It's been a month or so since I got a hold of this book, but I haven't tried any recipes yet. Hi hi. I'll make time I promise! You're gonna see me covered with tepung and egg in this blog soon. :))


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bestnya buku tu..tengok gambar pon dah terliur..try lah buat..then share resepi ye dla :D

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Now u hv to include 1 more 2012 mission which is "To try baking at least once". hehe,unless if u could try once before the end of 2011.