Sunday, 5 July 2015

Six Banana Bread

Soooo last week I made this 6 banana banana bread. Yeap, you heard me right. Six medium sized banana in one loaf of bread. I had a bunch of bananas (8 to be exact) frozen in my freezer for months and my mom had been constantly telling me that it's taking up too much of her freezer space and demanded that I do something with it or throw it away, because she believes that it's spoilt. Don't waste food, mom! Therefore, I finally decided to consult my good friend on the things that you can do with a bunch of bananas and after some serious deliberations on whether I want banana scones or bread, I decided on this 6 banana bread because I thought that it is the quickest recipe to use up my bananas. Scones next time!!

Also by friend I meant pinterest. 

Haha how sad.

Now, when I was removing the super mushy-soft-gooey bananas out of it's completely blackened skin, I must say that I was really skeptical whether or they have indeed gone bad because there was this alcohol smell coming from the bananas and it tasted weird-not-like-your-usual-ripen-banana. So I went on google, looked for some answers and decided that the bananas were fine and still good to go because the flesh were still yellow. The smell of alcohol came from the sugar that have been fermented as the bananas were tooooo ripe.

It smelt really great and looked amazing - golden brown all over - when I took it out of the oven BUT unfortunately due to a mistake of mine which is not pre-mashing the bananas before I added it into the batter, the cake turned out to be doughy on some part while dry/moist on other parts. Lesson of the day: Always follow the recipe! And pre-mash bananas before adding them to your batter. 

I'm pretty sure the cake would taste so much better if I hadn't make that mistake. It still tasted ok and we managed to finish it so it's still good. On a side note, can you tell that I'm trying to up my food photography game?!? Look at all the props! Hahahaha. I had to make this shoot a really quick one because I was preparing dinner and also because the sun was about to set and I had to make use of the natural lighting. It was kinda rushed and all but thankfully I made it so pat on my back. I would say that food photography really requires some (artistic) skills and planning because for example, how the fuck do you make a banana look like its just casually lying there?!? 

As for today, I made some AMAZING cinnamon rolls and blueberry rolls! So happy about the way they turned out! I sneaked a small bite and they were fluffy and soft and everything a good roll should be. Cant wait to have them for breakfast and maybe all other meals (insert heart-shape eye emoji here). Gonna go for a job interview at 4pm tomorrow. What an awkward timing, wished it was earlier ugh. But still, wish me luck so that I can have a job and not be so fucking broke.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 26 June 2015


Went for Ballet Under The Stars for the second time since 2013, this time with my babies. Sadly at the last minute Jai couldn't join us cos she was down with a fever sobs (which explains the emoji in the first pic hahaha) It's ok bby your presence will be with us wherever and whenever. Picnic is such a great way to bond and chill and relax when you have great food, great company and of course great weather (because who loves to be all sweaty and sticky while wearing cute clothes and makeup right?!?). You should totally plan one with your favourite people if you haven't been to one with them before. On a side note I totally forgot to bring my cam so the quality of all the pics are really mediocre. And also, I'm trying my best to figure out how to use this photo editing software better so you guys can expect better quality/more-feels pics in future! 

Sunday, 31 May 2015


Top: Nastygal | Skirt: Topshop | Outerwear: Korea | Shoes: Galactics by Yes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Coffee Walnut Cake

Last Saturday, my family had a belated Mother's day celebration at my grandmother's house. I really love celebrations like this because it's not only an occasion that calls for all my relatives to gather together, there would always be super yummy and extremely decadent food prepared by my aunts and cousin (salivating right now). Amazing food paired with wonderful company is what I would call a perfect party. I had initially wanted to make this cake the previous week for my mom on Mother's Day, but decided to make it on Saturday instead as it was a relatively large cake and it would take my family forever to finish it. Anyway, I thought that a coffee flavoured cake would be a great choice because my aunts, uncles and grandmama all love coffee plus it would be a nice change from those typical cakes that we get from bakeries.

When I first took the cake out of the oven, it smelled of coffee but only faintly (it still smelled really good tho) Although sadly I couldn't really taste much of the coffee from the cake itself, the taste of it is quite impressive I would say. The texture may look dense, but in your mouth it is light and fluffy, and you can feel the tiny tiny bits of finely crushed walnuts on your tongue (thus adding more dimension and of course 'fun' when eating the cake) with the taste of walnut hitting your palette like gentle waves from the ocean hitting the fine grains of sand on the shore.

As for the coffee buttercream, everyone agreed that it way too cloyingly sweet, to the point where it could potentially destroy the flavours of the cake because the buttercream tasted of 80% sugar and 20% coffee! I didn't want to tweak the recipe because I was new to making buttercream and I didn't have extra time nor ingredients to make a new batch. The coffee from the buttercream did complement the cake perfectly, but the next time I make this (which is anytime soon), I would definitely opt for a swiss meringue buttercream which is less sweet or omit the frosting if I was just making the cake for a simple afternoon indulgence.

A slice of this right now with a cup of freshly brewed chamomile would definitely be therapeutic.

Recipe: ciderwithrosie