Saturday, 9 February 2013

Vanilla Creme Brûlée

Thanks for all the emails & greetings, I'm now getting better :)
This year is a very important year to me, as I'm finishing my Ph.D study and will be writing up my thesis.
As time goes by, I'm getting anxious & stressed.
Sometimes, I have the thought in mind that why I have chosen to do a Ph.D?
Being a patisserie sounds more fun, I know it's not as easy as I think it would be.

Coming to February & it's Valentine's day that I can remember of February.
My blog hardly goes along with the festival, because by the time I remember the day has passed…
I made these creme brûlée after the featherlight chocolate cake as there're leftover egg yolks.
Creme brûlée is easy to make yet delicious, I only used 1/4 vanilla pod for a mild fragrance.

Happy Valentine's day!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

I'm in the middle of downturn in my life, I'm feeling I can no longer cope with any more stress & pressure.
When I should go to the college, I stay in my room shutting myself up.
Unable to tell, unable to refuel, as time slips away, I'm getting ever more suffocated.
I want so much to escape from here, there's no exit I can see of but I can only stay at a hopeless corner.
I hate myself being like this, I know I have to change but I'm not brave enough.

Being obsessed with baking, I can at least hide in the kitchen for a quiet moment.
Unable to make any complicated entremets, but a simple chocolate cake that I've picked from my pile of baking books.
Simple ingredients, simple steps, just enjoy the process of baking.
When baked in the oven, the room was full of sweet chocolate which warmed my heart & calmed my mind… at least for a moment.


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