Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hope this would help locate MH370


"In my opinion i think the search is not far enough, considering the fuel available on the plane. Do the maths all the smart guys.... if the plane were to have failure how far can they still fly and if they were hijack how far can they reached and to where. If the radar or any communication system were jammed and the plane is of course where and how far they will reached in the middle of the ocean and some more how far they can drift after they landed on the ocean or crash on the ocean. A plane dont fall from sky like bird. So do the maths and do the search further out. High tech works like drone, but i assume low tech will work better eg: having a waterproof box like pelican box fitted with gps and some food and live vest thrown to the sea so any survivor that found that box MAS authority will be inform once the box is open. Benefit of this concept, 1st it helps the survivor to stay alive and float on sea, 2nd we will have an extra of 239 hopes, considering just the sar team looking for the passenger, turn around the 239 people could possible give us some hope. So where to start. 1st we should see the ocean current if its flowing east to west then we should dump all the boxes from the far east so it will follow the ocean current to flow the box to any survivor that is drafting around. let the ocean and the box lead us to the drafting path. 2nd we could track each of the boxes gps path and from there we could study where possibly the plane will be drafted to.item to be include in the box-gps logging with auto alert once the box been open.-UHF/vhf for communication between nearby boat.-satellite phone if no close range boat near by.-solar panel for recharging the equipment for back up.-waterproof speaker mounted on the box with msg played non stop -calling those passenger.-lighting for the box for mh370 passenger to notice the box at night.-adequate food -life vest-possibly some sensor or radar to detect oil spill or any suspicious plane parts- mic and camera to detect surrounding sound and view of surroundingAs we know human eyes might miss out certain part of the ocean.So Hope this could help."

By Jordan Teo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins

I guess I am just in the mood to post. This is from last Christmas.



I remembered I was trying very hard to come up with something nice to give my boss a.k.a lawyer for Christmas. Luck came when someone gifted a apple cinnamon cake to our office. My boss (ex-boss now) kept on telling me how much she love the cake. It was then I realised spice cake is her kind of things. So I went in search of the perfect apple cinnamon muffins recipe. I was short on time and there was no way I will have enough time to test with recipes. 

It was then, I came across the recipe from Two Pea & Their Pod and somehow, I knew that the said recipe will be perfect. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and follow exactly as instructed. Well, except that the amount of my apples seems to be more in comparison. 

So there I was at the office, right before Christmas and nervously sending up the muffin box. I was relief when she told me she loves them. They are delicious and the crumbles top are sweet and nice. She loves them so much she requested me to bake 20 more muffins for her to bring to a Christmas party the following weekends.

So here goes, recipe below (please visit their site for other wonderful recipes):-
 
Ingredients:-
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)

For the Topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:-

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and all-spice. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Do not over mix. Add in the apples and stir until just combined.

3. To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a spoon until crumbly.

4. Fill the prepared muffin pan with muffin batter, filling each cup about 3/4 the way full. Sprinkle each muffin with crumb topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool to room temperature and serve.

My Note:
I find it just a bit on the sweet side and would reduce the sugar to about 2/3 cup : )

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins

All right, there is no excuse. I admit, I has been really lazy. I haven't been baking very much lately and most of my cookbooks has already been moved to my new house, which I will be moving in sometime during July.

Perhaps I will find time to blog about those goodies I baked in the past.

Last Sunday, me and my friends went on a road trip to Seria, which is about 1 1/2 hours drive from town. We went to the beach to watch a sunset and took some really great pictures! The three figures below are my friends.



Anyway, for this road trip, I had prepared my favourite chocolate chunks muffins from Michelle. I usually used dark chocolate for this recipe but these time, I added extra dark chocolates and some cinnamon powder.

My friends love it! I used a smaller muffin liner and the recipe gave me about 17 cups. I saved a few in the fridge and they still tastes good after I brought them to room temperature today. Ate the last 2 muffins today for tea.



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mochis~

Sometime, I would ask my mom , "what's your favourite food?"
She would think for a long time and couldn't come up with an answer.
At times, she would remember that her all time favourite is mochi. Always Mochis.

She would remembered the time when my younger brother went to Miri a few years back and bought back a kinda squash packet of mochis because he had been carrying it with both his hands all the time. Needless to say, my mom was touch.

I personally couldn't consume this kuih too much due to indigestion.

So, this Mochis is for mom. Hope you enjoy! The second type on the left hand corner with coated peanuts are my bro's favourite.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I am a lazy person. I baked a lot and yet, I feel lazy to write on my blog. Haha! I had been baking chicken pies every week for almost a month now. Feels great to finally do something different for this weekend.

I made red velvet cupcake last night, as requested by a colleague of mine. There seems to be a shortage of red food coloring at the store so I bought cherry red instead. My friend was telling me it should be the same. Well, as it turned out, cherry red colour was darker but it was nice as well.

Red Velvet cakes are pretty but to be honest, I am still not that comfortable at the idea of using food coloring. But my friend pointed out that the chocolate or snacks or candies I consume also has color in them. However, that doesn't make me feel better.

Pushing aside the fact that the cake is red in colour, the sponge is nice. I reduced the sugar to 90g cause I knew the frosting will surely be sweet. Of course, the cream cheese frosting is heavenly and I felt that the sweetness topping pair well with the not-too-sweet cake.

My colleague find the sweetness just right.

I had misplace my piping bag and my newly bought piping nozzle so I had to made do with my old plastic one. *sigh*. Need a lot of practice in piping.

Recipes from Michelle (browneyedbaker)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

CNY Panic

Yesterday while I was checking my table calendar in office, I realised that Chinese New year is in two weeks. I sort of panic cause I haven't take my leave, plan my cny bakes, haven't pack for my trip (I am going to Alor Setar for the CNY). And eventhough I won't be celebrating the new year here, I still have to bake for giveaway.

So, tomorrow I will start with Peanut cookies and I will have to cramp the other bakes all next weekend!! Gawd, I am just not ready for chinese new year yet!! Hahaha.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Today's Bake; Egg Tarts & Brownies



I took leave today cause I was feeling tired and lazy. Cause I had been spending a lot of time reading a harry potter fan fic (very good fic indeed) and thought I might be able to take the day off, reading more fic. But i ended up baking egg tarts and brownies since this morning. What the hell! Hahaha. (recipes can be found here and here!)





Mama asked me why did I always bake during my off days. I told her that i would feel weird if I don't bake something. It's true. It's as much a part of my life as breathing and sleeping. All right, maybe i exaggerated a bit there but that's how much I love baking. :D

Today's bake is nothing new. I felt like eating some egg tarts and the last time I made a batch was probably sometime during the beginning of the year or something.

And for the brownies? It is a request from my dear old friend, Jacelyn. She insisted on paying for it and being my first customer but I guess I will try and see if I can convince her not to pay. hmm.... Anyhow, as I was mixing up my brownies this afternoon, I can feel that this brownies is gonna be just perfect. I don't know how I know but I just know. :D I also added 2 tbsp of kahlua.

Anyway, I have to go shower and off to meet the ladies! Hope they like my bake~

Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins





For the past months, I had been using Nigella's chocolate muffins recipe whenever i anyone request for chocolate muffins. Seems that some of my friends love it although to be honest, the chocolate doesn't feel enough for me. So this one, this recipe posted by Browneyedbaker had long since caught my eyes. The result is not disappointing. They are very chocolatey. The only thing to be blame was that I reduce the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup, therefore resulting in a less sweet muffin. I certainly would not reduce the sugar again the next time I make this. And yes, I will surely make this again and again and again and...


Well, let's just get on with the recipe, shall we?

Recipe is as below (copy from Ms Browneyedbaker -please do visit her lovely site)

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:
¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups buttermilk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit with paper muffin cups. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet.

2. Melt the butter and half the chopped chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from the heat.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract together until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients and the melted butter and chocolate over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend. Do not overmix the batter. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold.


Mixed dry ingredients together

Whisk the wet ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients + melted butter + melted chocolate into the big bowl of dry ingredients

Fold in chopped chocolates

Into the muffin cup they go~



My notes:
1. Her recipe calls for 2/3 cup of sugar. I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead. I would advise, don't reduce the sugar!!!


2. I think adding some chocolate chips would make the muffins even more heavenly!!


3. I use 190 degrees C.


4. I do not have buttermilk so i used 1 tbsp of white vinegar plus milk to make a cup. Let is stand for about 5 to 10 mins before using.

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