Here is something very simple and nice to eat. This is my basic chocolate marble cake. I make a lot of variation from this basic recipe. Just like the other day, I turned it into an apple, dried cranberry and pistachio cake. Anyway, this one's for you guys over in Melbourne, Kareen and Joyce and all marble cake lovers out there! Dig in!
100 gm castor sugar
250 gm plain flour
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
This is the time of the year again where dates are in abundance. With the 'Hari Raya' just round the corner, what better time to make full use of these lovely fruits. I noticed that there are a lot of variety of dates on the shelves and got myself in a bit of a mess just deciding on what type to choose. I wanted the 'not so sweet' ones but ended up getting just that. Could not bring myself to eat them whole, just terribly sweet so I decided to put them in a cake.
I have not been diligently making pancakes for breakfast, but of late, my children were craving for some, especially my daughter. Lazy breakfast mornings are a hit during school holidays, so we whipped up some lovely milky ones for a cool rainy morning.
You may add dried fruits, chopped nuts, muesli or herbs into the pancakes if you like.
Christmas isn't Christmas till it happens in your heart, Somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts, So give your heart to Jesus you'll discover when you do, That it's Christmas, really Christmas for you." I love this Christmas carol, so heart warming and meaningful for me. Christmas is not about Christmas trees, Santa Claus, merry-making, loads of presents etc... but all about Jesus, it is not X'mas but Christmas. Christmas tradition accumulated through the centuries, some are meaningful, some are not, some are plainly money-making schemes.