Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baking Class with Gula Cakery

Baking Class with Gula Cakery | This is my first ever class for baking. For the past three years, all that I've known was all learnt from my mum, YouTube and the internet. Thus last august, when I saw a post on Gula Cakery's Instagram having a baking class of Raspberry Pistachio cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter cake and Congo Bars, with a dash of flash, I grab my phone and text for details. The main reason of joining this class was, I really wanted to eat and taste the Raspberry Pistachio Cake.

Some people might just say, "Why don't you just buy a slice?" and I might just answered with, "Why buy when you can make?" and enjoy every single slice of it. Haha. The class is located at the ground floor of the cafe in Kota Kemuning. It is very easy to find, you can just waze it.

A clean and bright, not to mention cold to, is where the class was handled. Nanie is our Gula Guru, a teacher, for the class. She had opened Gula Cakery for one year already, and it make me think, I might just have my own kitchen soon. Insyallah.

The class started at 8.30 in the morning and lasted till around three in the afternoon. We started with the Raspberry Pistachio cake. I think by far, this recipe is the most expensive cake judge by the ingredients given - Pistachio and Fresh Raspberries. The recipe and method was really not that complicated, but for my business, I in need for some minor alterations to cater for my market.

Next, we move on the easiest recipe of all - Congo Bars. I can hear the bongo banging. Haha. Whatever. All it takes was merely 15 minutes to combine all the ingredients and pour on the cake pan and bake. Taraa like magic trick. Poof!

Lastly, its the Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. Its a lil bit similar to my chocolate cake where Nanie added some coffee into it to given some enhance flavour in the chocolate cake. I did learn on how to make the chocolate drip though. Been trying over and over and still couldn't get the right consistency of dripping it. Alhamdulillah, now I know.

After all the cakes is finished being frosted, all of us, 8 participants, were brought upstairs for a complimentary lunch served by Gula Cakery. We had Nasi Kerabu for lunch and IT WAS DELICIOUS! IT TASTE ALMOST THE SAME AS YATI AYAM PERCIK IN KELANTAN!

Ehem, you might just think, why do I need to scream or capslock it, let me explain here. When I was having my intership during my degree years, I managed to follow a trip to Kelantan and one of the places that I went was Yati Ayam Percik and trust me the chicken was so damn good ! So if you want to taste a littl ebit of the Kelantanese food, come by to Gula Cakery for lunch. I think Nasi Kerabu is on Tuesday.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Off Ikea, The Owls Cafe and Fantastic Beasts

Hello everybody, wah wah it turns out I do have some readers reading my blog. Eherher. Ingatkan selalu tulis-tulis ni syok sendiri je. Haha. But nevermind. Thanks anywayy :)

So today, which is Sunday, I decided to go to Ikea to look for this one particular trolley called Rostikog (I think). Original planning of going to Ikea was with Cik Atul but last minute had to cancel due to work. Sedih kita. So backup plan is with Mr K.

Ikea Cheras was our decision instead of Damansara as it can be quite overwhelming over there. Nak nak plak weekend kan. Once reached there, sepantas mungkin kaki melangkah menyusuri selok belok Ikea untuk ke bahagian Kitchen yakni dapur.

I caught my eyes on the trolley and it stated "Rack 31, Section 19", wahh sama tempat tinggal. Haha. Drag Mr K all the way to the self-pickup aisle just to grab my hands on the BLUE trolley and sadly, the BLUE was sold out T_T and Mr K persuade me to have the brown one instead. And just incase you're wondering why I capslock the BLUE word, its because I really wanted the BLUE one. Drama much?

After paying out, initially we decided that we're going to have Kepci for late lunch but the smells of Ikea's meatballs made us change our minds. Well, it changed Mr K's first. Senang bawak makan ni. Haha.

You know when you have new shoes/sandals, there this rules where you have to bite the shoes/sandals first or THEY will bite you? Well this is basically what happened to me. Fyi, I DID bite these sandals when I first bought them, and today, they BIT me.

Painfull. I asked Mr K if I can borrow his slippers when we go for movies later that day. Imagine a size 6 like me wearing a size 10 slippers. All he can say was "Donald Duck".

Fantastic Beast was a really good movie though the main actor looked a lil bit nerdy and awkward. Really loving the storyline and all the fantastic beast like Dougal and the Buckbeak look-a-like. When they used words like "Alohamora", "Albus Dumbledore", "Muggle" really brings back memories of the 7-parts of Harry Potter. Ill give 4 out of 5 stars.

I'm really not a fan of coming home early so I asked Mr K of we could go somewhere for a cup or a bite of something. Then I remember this one cafe related to owls. Thus we head to The Owls Cafe at Bukit Jalil. We reached around 5 and they closed at 7pm.

Heard that they are famous for their waffles. So we choose Rebecca for our first bite. Fluffy flower-shaped waffles served with Earl Grey ice-cream (which Mr K was not really into it. Hehe. More for meee) and strawberries, blueberries and bananas accompanied with shredded coconut and almond flakes. The deco was alright, very clean and bright. Might just be coming again. So that's how my day went. How bout yours?