I have never tried my hands at baking before although practically everyone in my extended family knows how to bake. My grandma, aunt, mom, cousin and sis can bake almost anything and then you have me..someone who usually just sits there and helps eat all the food. Hey don’t give me that look ok! you have the baker…and you have the eater wtf. Without me, the baker will feel no satisfaction from baking a bunch of uneaten goodies anyway!
Sooo anyway today I had no choice but to try baking because I don’t have my grandma, aunt, mom cousin and sis here with me 🙁 But that is not going to deter me from sinking my teeth on some CNY cookies, would it?? NO I SHALL BAKE THEM MYSELF!
My favorite CNY cookies are pineapple tarts, cornflake cookies and this realllyyyyy good cookies made of honey stars! Sadly, it’s really hard to make pineapple tarts and it’s hard to find the ingredients here as well. Honey stars don’t exist here boohoo so that leaves me with cornflake cookies! Which coincidentally are really easy to make..or so it seemed.
So here they are..jeng jeng jeng!
The ingredients. I’m going to make two different types of cornflake cookies here. The butter is missing in this pic.
I got the recipe from my aunt:
150g sugar (i used brown sugar cause it’s healthier wtf)
1 teaspoon baking powder (i didn’t get this cause it’s so expensive and i only need one teaspoon?? no way i’m spending $4 for one teaspoon of it only wtf)
1 box of cornflakes
First of all, mix the sugar and butter and get the man in your house to beat them hahaha
I didn’t have the electric mixer thingy so we had to do it manually..which was really hard!! Barry officially hates baking now.
Add the eggs in after the sugar and butter have been mixed properly, beat for a bit and then sieve the flour in.
Put the cornflakes in a ziploc bag and crush them! woohoo easy job for weak girls like me wtf
Then, add the cornflakes into the mix!
We didn’t have baking trays so we had to use this muffin thingy..
Don’t know why but the oil/butter leaked out of the cups!
but otherwise, they taste perfectly fine!! which was really really surprising cause I didn’t have measuring cups/scale so I just dumped the ingredients in however much I thought was enough.
I only used half the box for the first recipe and the other half on this chocolate cornflake thingy…which kinda looks like shit…
My biggest mistake was buying the unsweetened baking chocolate cause it was the cheapest wtf sighhh I should have just spent a dollar more for the semi sweet one!! grr.
But after that the genius in me just melted some butter and honey and sugar and added it into the mix! They taste better now but still slightly bitter..like the after taste of dark choc
Macro shot of my cornflake cookie wtf eh very proud ok this is my first time baking and I didn’t even do it properly but it turned out fine!
The outside is crunchy and the inside is sorta soft, just how I like it!
The chocolate one tasted a lot better after being refrigerated for a couple of hours. It doesn’t look too good but it does taste pretty ok =D
Still very proud wtf
I guess baking is sort of fun..but not really something I would do again next time without proper machines and equipments cause it’s reallllly hard. I still prefer cooking, which is what I did!
Cooking chicken rice again
I swear I’m so good at cooking chicken rice I can open a stall in Asia Cafe or some kopitiam already wtf
It’s so nice having Barry in the kitchen cause he is very eager when it comes to doing stuff like scooping the rice or frying or cutting the chicken wtf I don’t know why! Everytime I want to stir fry something he’d jump in and beg me to let him do it hahaha
But anyway the main reason why I’m cooking/baking now is cause he’s here. If I have to do it alone there’s no way I would want to spend so much time doing this
Now if only I could find chillies to go with this sigh
I just used my new mineral make up! They are so easy to use and look pretty good too!
Ok bye! Won’t be blogging for some time until Barry leaves..which is in 2 days……………………………………………..
Sigh I’m so sad right now T____T oh lookie what do I have here? Cornflake cookies!!! nom nom nom