Since Sec 1, or might be even Pri 6, my son had already been going for movies with his friends. Each time, my daughter will ask me when will her turn be.
So after CA2 exam, my son was requesting for another movie outing with his friends and I playfully asked him to bring his little sister along. Was pretty surprised that he didn't react negatively. Unfortunately, the plan got cancelled.
With that in mind as the school holiday plan and coincidentally E was offering two free tickets. This is just perfect. So today, I am packing my kids off for a movie treat on their own.
A chance for them to be independent as well as teaching them responsibility. Though I am a little jittery but I guess this is how mommy will feel when their babies leave the nest.
Okay, enough of parenthood, now back to my kitchen ........
I tried once Champagne truffle moon cake that was popular in one of the 5 star hotel. Let me tell you I wasn't impressed with it. After V told me about a supplier near town that sell ready made champagne truffles at S$11.30/14 pcs. I went on to made my own version.
Will let my sister tried it as she is crazy over the reputable one.
The supplier also sell Brandy truffle. So here is my Chocolate mooncake with Brandy Truffles.
Verdict: I don't really fancy white chocolate but the hint of champagne seems stronger than those I ate before. The Brandy ones are really good, I am getting another box!
I hesitate to make Baked mooncakes all these years was because I know that you need a top and bottom heat oven to bake a good one as they required different temperature but seeing my fellow bloggers churning out beautiful ones, I am now tempted to try my hand on baked mooncakes but let's see how I cope this week with kids around.
Now, I am even thinking of ice cream mooncakes.... am I being too greedy? yes... my son is hating me right now because he can only moderate himself to one mooncake a day as he is on a strict diet. After next week when he ends his Taekwondo competition.... I doubt I can see extra moonies in the fridge by then.
BTW, I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) hosted by Happy Home Baking
Source: From M4M forum
What you need:
150g glutinous fried rice flour
200g icing sugar
150g cold drinking water
1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)
Sieve Flour and Icing Sugar
Add water, mix well until it forms a dough
Set dough aside for 20mins
Make the fillings into ball shapes each
Divide dough into small portion
Flatten dough to wrap up the fillings
Seal up dough to enclose filling completely
Press into mould