First Stop in Sydney

After hearing so much about Bourke Street Bakery, when i know i was going to Sydney, the first thing that came to my mind was “I NEED TO GO BOURKE STREET BAKERY IN SYDNEY!”. Therefore, my first stop in Sydney was that. I really love Sydney a lot, not so sure about the people but the place is really beautiful. The street, houses and shops are so LONDON. I don’t know how to describe to you guys how beautiful Sydney is, so i shall let the pictures do the talking.

Getting around in Sydney wasn’t easy for us. Sydney, just the CBD alone can kill all of our brain cells. The routes, trains, buses are quite complex, maybe because Sydney itself is really big unlike Singapore. There’s no 1 bus that u can get straight to your destination. Taking 2 buses to a place and you should consider yourself lucky. I haven’t even calculate the amount of walking we did. CRAZY. Despite changing so many buses, there’s still a significant amount of walking to be done & lots of map reading. I think i have promoted from a map noob to a map pro. Anyway I forgot how many buses we took and how long we walked (all i remembered was I WALKED ALOT) ย but we finally reached or found our destination after like 2 hours from our apartment? We were famished.

so many yummy pastries! so spoilt for choices :p

On the table: croissant, chocolate tart & mushroom quiche.

croissant wasn’t that fresh anymore but still not so bad, chocolate tart was good (very rich!) & quiche wasn’t that salty enough for my liking. If only the quiche got more cheese in it & it will be PERFECTO.

Bourke Street Bakery serves quite a good cup of latte & hot chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy girl who finally got to try the legendary Bourke Street Bakery!

What’s new to the table: lemon cream tart & carrot cake. Sorry, couldn’t remember what the last item -_-

There’s 2 extreme responses to the lemon cream tart.

1) way too eggy & the lemon tanginess made the eggy tasted like rotten eggs ( that’s me and shanel’s vote)

2) very yummy ( don’t ask me why cause i don’t understand why)

I thought this carrot cake was pretty good. The cake was just moist enough & spices in the cake wasn’t overwhelming.

The only thing was NOT ENOUGH CREAM CHEESE ๐Ÿ™

Overall it was a pleasant visit to Bourke Street Bakery. Couldn’t find anything much to complain about because the beautiful scenery, afternoon mild sun ray, weather & companions had covered up the imperfections.

I miss cafe hopping in Sydney already!

Will blog Day 1 Part 2 real soon about my visit to Kylie Kwong’s restaurant in Sydney! wheeee~

Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

I AM BACK!

Sorry for the short hiatus, just got back from my Sydney/Melbourne trip last week & it was F1 weekends with lots of other stuffs.

Anyway before i flew to Sydney, it was his birthday. So i gathered some friends (i got a lot of talented friends.), Winifred & Yalin to help me out with this cookie monster themed birthday cake. I am not quite a decorator for cakes but would like to be a pro some time soon so at least my cakes can look pretty too ๐Ÿ™‚

For this cookiemonster cake, we baked chocolate sponge cake layers with nutella fillings & buttercream frosting.

& boy, it tasted so good!

You guys should know not all pretty cakes comes with a yummy taste right? haha…

The Making of the Cookie Monster Cake.

All thanks to Winifred for her amazing decorating skills! Without her, i don’t think i can bake this cookie monster cake all by myself. If u guys would like to have some yummy customized cakes too, u can order it from Winifred at www.prettyswirls.com ๐Ÿ™‚

September, a very busy month for me, is coming to an end. I still got lots of stuffs to share with u guys like the Best Wanton Mee in Singapore & my first travelogue in Sydney & Melbourne for this blog! Shall blog about it real soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Nutella Fudgy Brownies

1 week ago, i posted a photo of this Nutella Fudgy Brownies on instagram & many asked me for the recipe. Since everyone loves Nutella so much, i decided to spread the love of this recipe i found online ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week, my boy & his friends flew over to BKK for a Heineken event aka Sensation White. Those party creatures should know what’s that party event all about. Weekends without him was kinda different, no one to irritate me & for me to irritate, so not used to it ๐Ÿ™ I missed him so much more than i expected i would. Hmm, okay i think i was lovesick. Anyway, back to the point, i was kind of suffering insomnia last friday. It was 2am in the morning, I couldn’t get into sleep on the bed & was browsing nutella recipes on my iPad. By chance, i came across this nutella bake recipe ( i was searching for nutella related bakes for my boy cause he is a huge fan of it ) & there was enough nutella at home so i thought why not bake now since i can’t get into sleep?

So this is how my impromptu led me to a hidden nutella bake gem.

Nutella Fudgy Brownies ( adapted fromย Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients)

According to the original recipe, it was stated that it could make 12 brownies. But for mine,i only made around 4-5. So i guess it depends so how much of batter u wanna put in ur cups & the size of ur cups.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of Nutella

1 large egg

5 tbsp of all-purpose flour ( but plain flour should be fine)

1/4 cup of nuts ( you can use any nuts u want, but i personally think hazelnut is best with any chocolaty stuff.)

Method:

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (around 175 degree C) & line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

Put the Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended.

Then add the flour and whisk until blended.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full or almost to the top as these brownies are dense & don’t rise much).

Sprinkle with the chopped nuts.

Bake until a pick comes out with wet, gooey crumbs, around 11 to 12 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely.

Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.