Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dachshunds (weight up to 11 pounds, height 5 - 7 inches) may look cute and cuddly, but they are tirelessly energetic, clever and curious—some might even say “intense.” Always up for a walk or a game in the park, they can easily get bored when left to their own devices for too long. Sometimes, that can involve chewing things. It's an ideal breed for singles, city dwellers, and families with older children. Trademark traits : tenacious and high-spirited, bold and clever, lovable, loyal. (dogster.com)


Oh, how I love his cute short legs! ♥

pattern from Ami Ami Dogs book

With love,
Julia

Friday, March 16, 2012

Apple Cake

Days ago my sister and her friends started to do their filmmaking project. They're having a week holiday and come to our house almost everyday to practice the whole day. Intend to give them some time to relax, I decided to comfort them by an apple cake. :D

And this time I wouldn't make any mistakes. Yes, I grinded the granulated sugar for the topping, and so happy I did it!

Here it is~ ;)

yes, not the best-looking ever...

so top with some caramel! ♥

Bahan :
130 gram tepung terigu
1 sdt baking powder
1/4 sdt garam
80 gram mentega tawar
70 gram gula pasir
1 buah telur
125 ml susu
1 buah apel, kupas dan iris
Topping : 70 gram gula pasir (haluskan bila terlalu kasar) + 1 sdt bubuk kayu manis

Cara:
1. Campur tepung terigu, baking powder, dan garam.
2. Mixer mentega tawar dan gula pasir sampai mengembang.
3. Masukkan telur dan aduk rata.
4. Masukkan campuran tepung dan susu secara bergantian sampai rata.
5. Masukkan ke dalam loyang kue yang sudah diolesi margarin atau dengan kertas roti.
6. Susun apel di atas adonan kue.
7. Taburi dengan topping gula pasir+bubuk kayu manis.
8. Panggang dengan suhu 190 C selama 35 menit. (waktu disesuaikan dengan ketebalan kue)

Check zoomyummy.com for step-by-step English version recipe. ;)

With love,
Julia

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Donut Muffins

Hello! :D

A recipe from allrecipes.com.

At first I was curious how the texture of the muffins will be. Will it be really like donuts or definitely muffins?

So let just start! ;)


Bahan :
100 gram gula pasir
60 gram margarin
3/4 sdm pala bubuk
120 ml susu
1 sdt baking powder
140 gram tepung terigu

Coating :
60 gram margarin, cairkan
70 gram gula pasir, haluskan bila terlalu kasar + 1 sdt bubuk kayu manis

Cara :
1. Campur gula, margarin, pala bubuk, susu, baking powder, dan tepung hingga rata.
2. Masukkan ke dalam cetakan muffin sampai setengah penuh.
3. Panggang dengan suhu 190 C selama 15-20 menit.
4. Celupkan muffin dalam margarin cair, kemudian ke dalam campuran gula pasir + bubuk kayu manis.

yes, you may look closer ;)

Muffin's texture and donut's taste, I say. I love how the ground nutmeg did the magic! And, isn't it super easy to make? :D

By the way, from the picture you can tell that the sugar I used was too coarse, made the muffins a bit too sweet. I promise I will be smart next time and grind it. ;)

With love,
Julia

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hello! :D


The Miniature Schnauzer ( height:30-36cm, weight: 5-7kg ) is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. It is an intelligent, loving, happy dog. They are energetic, playful and get along well with children and like to be with their people. Affectionate, keen, devoted and docile. (dogbreedinfo.com)


So, now I decided to some changes for the eyes and nose.

Yes, no grayish color anymore! :D *yay* I used cotton thread and I have to say, it needs more energy to do because it's so thin. It's quite better, though.

pattern from Ami Ami Dogs book :D

With love,
Julia

Friday, March 9, 2012

Melting Moments Cookies

Hello! :D

A recipe from zoomyummy.com again!

I think it's almost the same as Putri Salju cookies from Indonesia, but this one without egg at all! Perfect ♥

have a look inside ;)

Easy, cute, and delicious. I love it so much! ♥

Here it is! ;)

Bahan :
210 gram tepung terigu
60 gram tepung maizena
1/4 sdt garam
60 gram gula halus
230 gram mentega tawar
1 sdt vanilla extract
Topping : 110 gram gula halus, ayak

Cara :
1. Campurkan tepung terigu, tepung maizena, dan garam.
2. Di wadah lain, mixer mentega dan gula halus sampai mengembang (sekitar 3 menit), masukkan vanilla extract.
3. Masukkan campuran tepung sedikit demi sedikit, aduh sampai rata.
4. Tutup, masukkan ke lemari es selama 1 jam.
5. Bagi adonan menjadi 36 bagian, bentuk bola-bola. (berdiameter sekitar 2,5cm)
6. Panggang di atas loyang yang telah dilapisi kertas roti selama 12-14 menit dengan suhu 175 C.
7. Keluarkan dari oven dan diamkan selama 5 menit.
8. Hias dengan gula halus. :D

Click here for the original recipe in English from zoomyummy.com ♥

With love,
Julia

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hello! :D

So today I finished this and simply love it! Well, except the red mushroom she's holding and the grayish big nose and eyes I made. Don't know why I always end up making a big big eyes like that...


For your information, this red mushroom is an Amanita Muscaria species and commonly known as fly agaric or fly amanita. :D


pattern from Amigurumi & Komono book

With love,
Julia

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello, bunnies! ♥

Yesterday I finished another little friend, Little Bunny and his yellow carrot. Yes, I chose yellow, not because I have a particular reason, but because I don't have any orange color yarn. I wonder if there's another alternative color for carrot and I found this!

todayifoundout.com

I know, it's so pretty. ♥

I always have difficulties in giving my little friend eyes or nose, or when attaching their body parts, it's so troublesome, so please excuse the messy parts of him. But as always, I enjoy it so much. Just think it's like a magic when you turn a ball of yarn to be something cute like this. :D

pattern from Amigurumi & Komono book

With love,
Julia ♥

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Hello!

Thank you for Petra from zoomyummy.com for this gorgeous recipe! I love this muffin so much, soft and full of chocolate ♥, and will definitely make it again. :D


Bahan :
390 gram tepung terigu
3 sdm bubuk coklat
1 1/2 sdm baking powder
300 gram gula halus
200 gram dark cooking chocolate, potong kecil
360 ml susu
170 gram margarin
2 butir telur

Cara :
1. Campur tepung, gula, bubuk coklat, dan baking powder.
2. Masukkan potongan dark cooking chocolate, aduk rata.
3. Di wadah lain, mixer margarin hingga putih, masukkan telur dan susu.
4. Masukkan campuran tepung ke campuran susu yang baru dimixer tersebut, aduk rata.
5. Masukkan ke dalam cetakan.
6. Panggang dengan suhu 180 C selama 20-25 menit.

Enjoy ;)

With love,
Julia

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sweet Balls ( Bola Ubi )


Hello! ♥

Dad bought quite a lot of sweet potatoes last week and told me to make something with it. I was like a challenge for me *oh im serious, hahaha* and decided to make sweet balls *because yes, super easy ;)*.

A recipe from mommiesdaily.com, here it is! :D


Ingredients :
600 grams mashed cooked sweet potato
100 grams sago flour / tapioca flour
50 grams granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
100 grams mozarella cheese, cut to 25 pieces

Topping :
Melted chocolate
Grated cheese

Preparation :
1. Mix sweet potato, flour, sugar, and salt well.
2. Divide into 25 parts, fill with mozarella cheese, form a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Deep fry the balls until float.
4. Wait until warm and decorate with your favorite topping and enjoy! :D

With love,
Julia

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Song of The Day - L-O-V-E

Hello! :D

Recently I love to listen to Olivia Ong's songs. She has a sweet voice, makes me can't stop listening to her songs! xD

L-O-V-E is one of the song that I love so bad.

"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). (wiki)

And so, after read that in wikipedia, I immediately checked Nat King Cole's version and it was great! ♥ I became his fan right away!

By the way, this one is Olivia's version. =)

video
youtube.com

L-O-V-E

L is for the way you look at me

O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you

With love,
Julia

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