I haven't seen my only brother and his family for the last four years and it was tough. As they relocated twice, it wasn't easy for them to come home for a visit either. Along the way, I also become an aunt for second time.
Yesterday, it was my first time seeing my youngest nephew who is 3 and he is such a doll. As a stranger, I think he is pretty cool towards me. He even allowed me to shower him!
Last night his brother had a sleep over at my place, a great bonding time with his cousins. As D is only a year younger than my daughter, they clicked really well. Not surprisingly, my son also played well with D.
Having them over for an afternoon of fun makes me wonder whether I should have another child. I know I know... it is impossible but for a moment, I just fantasised that I had one. Kids can bring so much anguish as well as joy and I wanted to just simply focus on their beautiful moments.
I was getting my script ready for Sunday, as my hubby and I were appointed as emcee for the night, I can't help but to feel emotion overwhelmed as my youngest sister who is 13 years my junior is getting married.
I can't help to think how time flies and I am getting older if not wiser.
As for the script, I am delegated to make a speech in Mandarin. It’s sure been a long time since I last speak Mandarin. I really hope I won't fumbled and create an embarrassment on that night.
Since today is going to be an easy day for me. My little one actually requested for waffles as breakfast when she was flipping through some library books that I borrowed. Yes, she has taken an interest in such books and beginning to learn how to read recipes.
Never know how Brown Butter actually taste like, so I decided to make Brown Butter Waffles for our breakfast.
Verdict: Didn't taste any uniqueness to it but nevertheless, it is a nice treat with raspberry sauce and maple syrup.
Recipe source: The Craft of Baking
What you need:
90g unsalted butter
173g plain flour
61g dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs, separated
unsalted butter for waffle iron
Melt butter over medium heat, continue to cook till the butter burns brown and has a nutty fragrance, about 5 mins. Remove from the heat.
Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk and egg yolks.
Whisk the wet ingredients together and working them into the dry ingredients until combined.
Add the browned butter and whisk until fully absorbed.
In another bowl, whisk the egg white till soft peaks.
Gentle fold the whites into the batter in two additions.
Lightly brush waffle iron with butter and cook the waffles till golden brown.