Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bus rides

Do join me on this Heritage Food Trail if you have the time. I am sure it will be an opportunity to get to know other dialect food cuisine.

This applies to both your own dialect or your spouse's.

Closing date: 31 August 2011

Entries should be at least based on this month posting.


I think a month or two ago, PW, CY and myself agreed to meet up for luncheon as it had been a long time since we last met. Should not be a problem because my girl was finishing school at 3:30pm.

Then, last night my girl told me that there won’t be any remedial! I panic because I can't possibly disappoint the girls, after all we had waited so long for this date.

With reservation made at one of the bistro in MBS, it makes me even harder to cancel this meeting.

Back up plan was then to have my helper taking a train down and bringing her home but I was really sceptical about it because she had never done this before.

Luckily for me, I did a check with JY this morning and she was free to bring my princess home. Phew. I am so happy, now everything is back as planned.

I had a really good lunch with great company. We ended about half hour later as my daughter was really home, fed and showered. So I didn't think I had to rush home to bring her for her 4:30pm tuition.

I was darn wrong. Waited for 10 mins for the first bus, along the way, I saw that I could take a direct bus #2 home, waited and waited and waited.

I even called up the bus company to see whether I got it wrong. The operator told me that it does have a service to my place.

By now, I noticed that another lady was also waiting. She later confirmed that we were taking the same bus. Guess what, after numerous calls, finally someone is giving the real information. The bus service only operates on weekends!

By then I really was fuming. I tried many times to flag down a taxi but without success. In the end, I took bus #3 and later switch to bus #4. At last I was home.

Pick up my girl and rush to her tuition centre.

What a day isn't it?

Well, hubby is coming home today. Yea, and I had prepared a Banana Cream Pie to welcome him home.


According to this recipe, it is supposedly to be lighter than the norm and I totally agree with the author. I used the left over dough crust that I made for my Cherry Pie and it blends in so well.


Love it! It is really delicious! I strongly urge you to try.

I am submitting the cherry pie to Aspiring Bakers #10: Easy As Pie ( August 2011) hosted by Janine of Not The Kitchen Sink

Source: Sarabeth's Bakery

Banana Cream

What you need

2 tsp gelatine powder
2 tbsp cold water
4 large egg yolks
72g castor sugar
12g cornstarch
1.5 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
3 ripe banana, cut
3/4 cup heavy cream


Sprinkle gelatine over water and let it bloom.

Whisk the yolks, sugar and cornstarch.

Heat milk in a saucepan until very hot.

Slowly drizzle the hot milk over the yolks mixture stirring continously as you drizzle.

Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and slowly stir on low heat till the custard thickens.

Pour into a bowl, place a cling wrap over the custard sealing off the air. Set aside to cool.

Fold in the cut bananas and pour into the baked pie crust.

Set to chill.

Whip the cream with sugar till stiff peak. Spread over the pie. Either garnish with cocoa powder or almond slices.

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  1. The pie looks beautiful =) And it's amazing you could bring yourself to bake after a stressful day!

  2. mad rush! edith, tomorrow will be a better day! banana cream pie is also on my list for a long time, just delaying that for no reason..!

  3. Hi Clare, sometime these are the days that I am better off distracting myself than forcusing on a lousy experience. :)

    You are right Lena! Trm will be a better day. Go girl go for that banana cream pie.

  4. Your hubby is a lucky man. Despite your busy schedule and stressful day, you still want to bake this delicious pie to welcome him home!


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