Sunday, 31 August 2008

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

I can't believe that we are having such a wonderful late summer weekend. After weeks of gloomy rainy grey days, the sun decided to peek out and shine to our delights. It makes me feel very languid and lazy, but I can't forgo the opportunity to have a summer picnic! After the invitations were shelled out and finger-food planned, I was more than ready to enjoy myself. Happily many decided to attend and join the Saturday picnic in the Queen's stable. Good wine, good food, good weather, and good atmosphere, I couldn't ask for more.

Anyway with this post, I just want to share one of my favourite cookies recipe: chocolate marshmallow cookies. It is such a favourite that sometimes, half of the batch would be gone before I finish baking all of them! It also looks very cute because of the marshmallow's pastel colour ;-)

1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pack of marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 190C. To make the cookies, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a big bowl. Put butter and sugar in another bowl, mix on medium high until fluffy. In medium low, add in egg, milk, and vanilla. Then combine the flour, 1/2 cup at times.

With a big spoon scoop the dough into the parchment. Space it generously because those lovely dough will grow healthily. Bake them for 8-10 minutes then perch the marshmallows on each of the cookies. Put them back for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows stick to the cookies. Cool them out and voila!

Monday, 25 August 2008

Bla bla bla

I am having a slow day in the office. It is not as if I don’t have anything to do. I DO have tons of obligations to catch up to but somehow I just don’t feel like doing anything but continue reading my book, lazing around for awhile and then tinker around in the kitchen trying out my recipe. YES people, I LOVE COOKING now. No more lamenting over my garlic perfumed fingernails (still hate it though and poor Da Fonz has to put up with it) or crying over disastrous fried egg. Julia is now a battle-hardened amateur cook. Practices make perfect right? And I have had more than enough bad experiences to turn it right; I even have scars to prove my stupidity. Anyway I am not being coherent right now, I kept on daydreaming about my impending trip back to Indonesia. It has been 3 long years since the last time I saw my family. I am soooo homesick. Sometimes I just wonder how tall my sister and brother are, or would my parents still look the same… 4 more weeks to go! Hopefully I won’t be turning into a blubbering mesh when I see my family, which in return reminds me that I have a dental appointment this week (big groan and dramatic sob). Urgh I hate dentist.

Errr hopefully I am back for good

Hey folks, I realized that it has been ages since the last time I have updated this blog. I am so sorry about my hiatus but this time it has a valid reason. I am currently busy writing for another blog you see. Before you accused me of being frivolous, I do have a valid reason. The blog, generically called Yuli's Journey, is for my job as a trend-watcher in training. It is filled with the latest interesting fad and campaigns that caught my eyes. However, I will do my best to maintain this blog for my more personal stories. Just check out Yuli's Journey and don't forget to sign up for email subscription ;-)