Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fried Ice Cream

Hello cuties!

Have a lot of ice cream stock at home and fed up of eating it *i mean i'm sure, it'll be hard to be bored with ice cream!* just like that? Here's another way to eat your lovely ice cream ♥

don't have corn flakes on hand, use bread crumbs instead ;)

Ingredients :
1 quart (950 ml) ice cream
2 1/2 cups (120 grams) corn flakes
3/4 cup (70 grams) shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups (350 ml) vegetable oil
8 tsp honey

Method :
1. Using the scoop or two spoons, make 8 1/2-cup scoops ice cream.
2. Drop the scoops of ice cream onto a tray lined with waxed paper, freeze for about 1 hour.
3. Meanwhile, in a plastic bag crush the corn flakes, then add the coconut and cinnamon, combine nicely.
4. Place the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.
5. In a plate, whisk the eggs with milk for about 1 minute.
6. Remove the ice cream scoops from the freezer and roll them first in the dry coating.
7. Then roll in the egg mixture, and finally roll in the dry coating mixture again.
8. Place on a tray or plate lined with waxed paper and return to the freezer for at least 3 hours.
9. In a small saucepan, heat the oil until medium-hot (about 360 °F – 200 °C).
10. Removing the ice cream scoops from the freezer one at a time, drop them into the hot oil and fry for 20-25 seconds, turning them halfway through.
11. Then remove the scoops from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb the grease.
12. Drizzle each scoop with one teaspoon honey and serve immediately.

It's wonderfully delicious! I love the combination of coconut and cinnamon, who knows it will be perfectly match with chocolate ice cream? And please, don't forget to add honey as it give a magical taste to it ♥

Enjoy ♥
With love,
Julia ♥

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coconut Tarts

Hello cute tartlets! ♥

Living in another country is a good way to know more about them, in my case, food. I spend quite a time in Malaysia for my study and I started to know more delicious things for my tongue to taste. *gaining weight is worth it, i think* What I eternally love is coconut tart and portuguese tart. Once you take a single bite, both are so adorably magical, believe me.

Because I have some ready-to-use puff pastry in my freezer, I decided to use it and it's really good! Oh, who doesn't love it?

Adequate amount of puff pastry
½ cup (125gr) butter, soften
½ cup (115gr) sugar
2 eggs
½ cup (60 gr) cake flour (you can substitute with 50gr all purpose flour+10gr cornstarch)
1 cup fresh grated coconut (I use 1cup or 93gr desiccated coconut)
¼ cup (60 ml) milk
1 tsp baking powder

1. Beat butter and sugar until white and fluffy.
2. Add in egg, one at a time
3. Sift in flour and baking powder.
4. Add in designated coconut and mix well.
5. Thaw the puff pastry. I cut them into squares, lightly press it with fingers on the tart tin and fold in the corners.
7. Pour egg mixture into each tart shell. Be careful not to over pour.
8. Preheat oven 190C and bake for 30 minutes or until the tart shell edges are golden brown.
9. Overturn the egg tarts and enjoy :D

With love,
Julia ♥
Recipe adapted from ilikepapercutting

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom ♥

Hello people :D

Today, 28 August, is my beloved mom's birthday. So yesterday I did another paper quilling! xD

Still with the same 130 gsm papers, but I cut it into 1cm strips instead of 4mm. I just thought thicker paper will make it cuter, and YES IT IS.

I love making swirls, I use A LOT and I love it

I messed the inside part a bit, especially the 'O' letter. Just act like you didn't see, please...

That's my quick post for today! See you next time ♥

With love,
Julia ♥

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hi people!

Another post, at last! I've finished my exam and came back to my hometown for holiday last Sunday. ;)

Today is my dad and little brother's birthday. Yes, both of them share the same birthday and I always think it's cute. ♥

We have an early celebration for them last Sunday and Mom bought a pretty rainbow cake. I love it so much and I know I'll love it more if it was made by me!

bought at Ligo Bakery, each layer has its own taste :D

We bought a school bag for my brother and for Dad, I did something fun : paper quilling! This is my first quilling and I had so much fun!

I didn't use that ready-to-use quilling paper and I bought 130 gsm color paper instead. I cut it to 4mm width paper strips and it's just perfect. After all the gathering ideas from my sisters, measuring, cutting, and writing some words, I put the outline. I had a little hard time shaping the paper, maybe a heavier paper will make life easier. But I love 130 gsm paper for the design inside.

Done a letter here. I tell you, use white glue, my friend. It will be invisible after it dries although you've poured a bunch of glue on it.


Just kidding.

I've never poured the glue so I have no idea whether it will be invisible or not. But I used quite a lot of glue and nobody can see it, I assure you. ;)

I didn't buy special tools for this. I just roll it without paper piercing tool. To roll the paper easier, I soften the tip of the paper by sliding my thumb and index finger on it several times. And to help me to put the paper in place on the base, I used any tweezer available at home.

Eyebrow tweezer, for instance.

What a multi-function thing, isn't it?

I mean, maybe you will need those cool tools one day, but for this simple project, I prefer this method. :D

Paper quilling requires time and patient. So find your free time, brew a cup of tea *for me, snack is crucial*, turn on the music, and have a lovely time with the papers!

Done! ♥

Hope he likes it.

Happy birthday, Dad and lil' bro! ♥

With love,
Julia ♥