Monday, April 9, 2012

EVERYDAY MAY NOT BE GOOD.....

but there's something good in everyday.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.


Yours truly slide down the stairs last Friday.
Don't worry....everything still in tact. No broken bones or missing limbs or head injury. Just minor injury sprained my ankle and a very bad migraine for 2 days.
Anyway I'm okay back to work in the office......

My messy table

but with Monday blues. And what am I doing.... drawing cartoon. LOL
First and second boss not in, the mischievous P.A fooling around. ( Not often ok, sometimes only)

Anyway my two dear friends Elisabeth of food and thrift finds and Kit of i-Lost in Austen brighten me up with this beautiful Happy Blogger award.

Thank you so much to my dear thoughtful friends Elisabeth & Kit who awarded me this cute award. I really appreciate it and am so glad to received it. Thank you again for thinking of me.


Elisabeth is a very experience, talented gourmet cook with lots of delicious recipes and lovely photos. I will always appreciate your friendship, kindness and your lovely comments even thou you're so busy at times. Really nice to meet a wonderful lady like you. *A big cyber hugs from me*


Florida beautiful seashell from Elisabeth. So sweet of you, my dear.

Kit is my new blogger friend, we just meet recently. She is also another talented cook/baker with great recipes and lovely photos with beautiful, gorgeous presentation.
Kit, very nice to meet you, you are also very creative and talented. Continue with your Jane Austen, I'm following the story. I will always appreciate your friendship, kindness and your lovely comments. *A big cyber hugs for you*

I would like to pass the awards to the following blogger friends.

1/ Queenie ( I quote your comment "If we ever get arrest for crazy case, both of us definitely will be lock up in the same cell.")LOL

2/ Sheohyan( Sheoh, meet you some times ago, sorry waited so long to pass you an award)

3/ Ping of Pingspickings

4/ Jeannie of Baking Dairy

5/ Suituapui

6/ Anuja of Simple Baking

7/ Tina of Pinay Cooking Corner

8/ Jessie of Cooking Moments

9/ Juliana of Simple Recipe

10/ Janine of The Kitchen Sink

11/ Kanan of Spice Up The Curry

12/ Maha of Mahas Lovely Home

13/ Jana of Jana kitchen

14/ Baking Addict off The More Than Occasional Baker

To my other blogger friends, thank you for your constant visit and lovely comments and kind words. All of you always brighten up my days with extra sunshine.

Specially for all of you, my friends. Hand draw by yours truly

Life is like a rainbow, you need both the sun and the rain to make it's color appear.


Presenting my  simply combination Mocha Oreo Bread.


Ingredients

400gm bread flour
70gm fine sugar
2 tsp yeast
1 egg ( keep a little for egg wash )
2 tsp bread improver ( optional )
2 tsp strong coffee powder or 1 sachet nescafe
1 tbsp hershey cocoa powder ( From my dear friend Elisabeth )
200mls hot milk
60gm butter
1/2 tsp salt
6 pcs oreo ( chopped )

P/S Elisabeth, the bread imporver I gave you is in the small cylinder bottle.

1. Sieve the flour
2. Mix hot milk with coffee powder & cocoa powder, keep aside to cool.
3. Add flour, sugar, salt, yeast and mix well.
4. Pour the coffee mixture, egg into the flour, knead into dough.
5. Add butter and knead until the dough is smooth, add oreo and knead a little until well blend. Cover and prove for 1 hour.
4. Punch out gas, rest 5 mins. Divide the dough according to your pan size or the shape that you would like to made.
5. Roll out the dough and then roll up like swiss roll.(This step is for loaf type )
6. Put in a grease pan,cover and prove 35 mins.
7. Brush with egg wash and bake at 190 deg c for 15 mins or until cooked. If small bun bake 10 mins at 190 deg c
8. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.


If using breadmaker
1. Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order as suggested by the manufacturer of your breadmaker brand.( ADD OREO IN THE FINAL KNEADING CYCLE )
2. Press dough function, when ready remove from bread pan. Divide the dough according to your pan size or the shape that you would like to made, rest 5 min.
3. Roll out the dough and then roll up like swiss roll. (This step is for loaf type)
Cover and prove for another 35 mins.
4. Brush with egg wash, bake at 190 deg c for 15 mins or until cooked. If small bun bake 10 min at 190 deg c
5. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Note: Please adjust the temperature and baking time according to your type of oven.

Have a great week ahead to all my dear friends. Thank you for your visit.

57 comments:

  1. Amelia
    Hoping that you are feeling much better now. Our friend Q has suggested that we shall pakat and buy you another pair of high heels, hehe *pun intended*.

    Pls jangan makan semua those buns. Tinggalkan seketul for me k?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Somuffins, thank you for your concern. I'm much better except cannot wear high heels for the time being.

    Hey, I don't mind to get a free pair of heels from you & Q but can I request for Jimmy Choo's high heels. hehehe
    Q know him very well, LOL

    I tinggal you 2 biji buns to balance up.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  3. ahem! ahem! talk behind me mah?

    tsk! unfortunately now no more affair with Jimmy Choo la...how to ask for free shoes if he cabut like crazy just when he saw my shadow...
    wakakaakiooook...

    Oh Mel...thank you for the beautiful award, you really touch my heart with your nice words, sincerity n kindness in our friendship and your jokes always cheer me up. I feel so blessed having you as a friend, a friend who never stingy to share everything except hubby whoahahaa

    aku takut, nak larriiii....hihihi
    -from the same cell crazy case ekekek

    ReplyDelete
  4. OOoops forgot!

    no wonder la my eyeliner gone, you took it to draw your bun's face eh?
    never mind la...you take my eyeliner, I take your bum, plain one, kawtim?

    haiya...chinchai la eh?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Queenie, You are my sister & my buddy, no talk behind you lah.

    Ah?? Jimmy Choo see your shadow run away... so no more free shoes? Aiseyman, I was looking forward to get a free pair of heels.LOL

    My dear, you deserve the award. You're the happy blogger and your lively wits and humor always cheer me up too.

    I took the eyeliner from your house last night, hahahaha cos I run out of chocolate liner.
    Never mind lah,chin chai lah, we member what.. ok exchange with my roti.

    See you later.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Amelia, you sure one talented, creative lady....can draw too...cute drawing!
    And your buns looks really good, nice texture and colour.
    Looks so spongy too. Bet if I add marmalade sure go Heaven, forget my mother's name, ha ha.
    I thin 4 pieces no problemos.

    Nice of your friends awarding you the beautiful awards.
    Have fun, and watch those steps.....
    No straps came loose? Ha ha ha.
    Have a nice day.
    Lee.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations on your award - it's very well deserved as you have a great blog. Thank you also for awarding one to me :) Love your mocha oreo bread (i LOVE oreos) especially with the cute simley faces!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amélia Hi, what a great fright. I hope you find the best.
    Many congratulations on the award is well deserved.
    kisses.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the award. Well, life's like that - there are up days and down days... Just be happy! Mopping around and being miserable will not make things any better. Smile...and the whole world smiles with you. Cheers!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Adui! That must have been really painful, I hope you have fully recover soon.

    You can really draw huh.. I like the rainbow a lot, the rain just went away minutes ago and you gave me a rainbow!
    thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the award, Amelia.

    I fell down from stair before too. I hurted my back that time. A big bruise which took weeks to disappear. Lesson learned, don't ever sleep walking.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh no, Amelia, sorry to hear about the fall. How are you feeling now? Did you rub with some chinese herbal oil? Hmmm, you must be couldn't wait to go to the kitchen to try on your freshly baked mocha oreo bread till you fell! Ah, shouldn't have made fun on you anymore!

    Hey, this must be my lucky week! 2nd Happy Blogger Award in few days! Thank you very much for thinking of me, my new friend! Looks like I should share with few of my other friends soon! A big hug to you & gentle pat on your ankle!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hope you are okay now. Glad to see you back with a bang (your mocha oreo bread sounds heavenly)and doodling (I simply adore your doodles).
    Congrats on your award! You totally deserve it. Going through your posts always puts a smile on my face. and thanx a lot for thinking of me for sharing this award.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Lee, Thank you so much for your compliments and kind words. You always think so highly of me, really appreciate it.

    Oh..yes, it taste better with butter and any jam. Aiyah.. if add marmalade eat already can go heaven then you better don't try cos don't want to lose another friend like you.

    Thanks, I'll be careful next time, not looking at other men walk pass, hahaha..
    What?? Straps very secure lah... LOL

    Have a great week ahead. regards.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Baking Addict, thank you for your compliments and kind words. You deserve the awards too, and am very glad to have the chance to pass it to you.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Duxa, thank you for your concern and kind words. I'm very much better now, slight pain only.

    Have a great week ahead, my dear.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Suituapui, thank you so much for your kind words.

    I'm ok always keep myself cheerful and happy. No worry type.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Wendy, thank you for your concern & compliments. I'm very much better now, slight pain when walking.

    Glad that you like my rainbow. Thanks for your visit and support, my dear.

    Have great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Sheoh, Am glad to have the chance to pass the award to you.

    No sleep walking, after lunch was rushing back to work.

    Thanks for your constant visit.
    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Dear Jessie, thank you for your kind words and compliments. Am very glad to have the chance to pass you the award.

    Yes, I did rub herbal ointment, feeling much better now. Thanks for your concern, dear. Feel very comfort with your hugs and pat. *happy*

    Don't worry, you can joke with me anytime, in a way cheer me up too.

    Oh.. not rushing to the kitchen, was rushing work.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Anuja, thank you for your compliments and concern. I'm feel very much better now.

    Am very glad to have the chance to pass the award to you. So glad to hear that you like my postings.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh Amelia! Even your chocolate buns are smiling ... how can I not smile, even at this time. :)
    Thank you so much for the award. I'm truly honored.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Ping, thank you for your compliments and kind words. Am very glad to pass the award to you , my dear.

    The buns is just like the happy blogger award smiling face as well your truly :)

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh dear Amelia, hope you're well! Fortunately nothing bad happened to you. Do take care & have more rest.
    Enjoy your evening.
    Blessings
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
  25. sorry to hear about your fall and hope your ankle is getting better now. Now sit more and walk less. You are one cheerful lady, even the buns you made look cheerful! eh, are you drawing yourself on the buns? i see the face looks like the fall down from the stairs! haha! anyway, you take care , my friend. We all happy bloggers!! Bye.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi...amelia......1st of all thank u so much dear 4 remembering me 2 pass d awards...N i know it pains allot...But take rest well...Nice drawings dear.....even i 2 like drawing so much.but don`t have d time....... buns r luking so soft n yumm...have a nice day dear.
    Maha:-)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Kristy, thank you for your kind words and concern. I'm ok now except slight pain when walking.

    Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week ahead. Regards.

    ReplyDelete
  28. eileen@hundred eighty degreesApril 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Oops, you hurt your ankle? Hope you are feeling better now. It might take awhile to completely heal, need to stay away from high heels for the time being..take care! Your buns look soft and yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Lena, thank you for your concern and kind words. I number one person who cannot sit still, very restless must move around or do something.

    Anyway, much better now. The bun face that I drraw is me before and after the fall. LOL

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Maha, thank you for your kind words and compliments. Thanks for your concern too.

    You deserve the award my dear. Am very glad to have the chance to pass it to you.

    I love drawing but only do it when I have the time.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Eileen, thank you for your concern and compliments.

    I can't wear heels for the time being until completely heal. But anyway I'm much better now except slight pain when walking.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm sorry to hear about your fall, but I'm glad you were not badly hurt. I didn't realize you were an accomplished artist. Congratulations on your award -- it is well deserved. The bread looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi George, thank you for your kind words and compliments.

    Hey, you brighten up my day and forgot about my injury... me accomplished artist..? LOL.. I just simply scribble. Anyway thanks for thinking so highly of me. Regards.

    Have a great week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi Amelia, sorry to know that you hurt your ankle! Hope you're feeling better now & wish you a speedy recovery. You totally deserves this awesome award because you are really a joyful person & fun to be with, I'm sure of that! hehehehe Thank you so much for your kind words & really appreciate it! Really make my day. Love your cute drawings & not forgetting these cute Mocha Oreo bread. They even have a smilling face! AWESOME! I think I really have to learn how to make bread after looking at your lovely breads! Congratulation on the award & sending you a huge cyber HUG! Have a fun day, Amelia! :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Amelia!!
    Thank you so much for the award!!!!
    It has been a wonderful surprise for me :)
    I send you a very big hug, dear :)
    Un besito ^^
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Kit, thank you for your concern and compliments. Don't worry, I'm okay except for slight pain during walking.

    You should start making bread at home, your boys sure like it. The aroma of the bread during baking is really awesome.

    Thanks again for the cute award and your kind thoughts. *Hugs*

    Have a nice day ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Jana, thank you for your kind words and big hugs, dear.
    Am very glad to have the chance to pass the award to you.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Amelia, I am glad you are not badly hurt, hope you're OK by now.
    Love your drawing. Did try the new game 'Draw something' on fb? Is quite fun :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Ann, thanks for your concern and kind words. I'm ok except slight pain when walking.

    Thanks for your compliments. I'll check out the drawing something on Fb, haven't try this game.

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  40. The Mocha Oreo buns look delicious, Amelia!
    I'm sorry about you sliding down the stairs...glad that you're back to work and didn't hurt yourself too bad.
    Congratulations on the award and thank so much for passing it to me! I'm truly honored! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Amelia...sorry to hear about your fall and glad that you are fine...
    Congratulations on your awards, it is sure very well deserved, and thanks for passing to me it is a honor :)
    The bread looks delicious and I like the faces on it ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Amelia,

    Good that you are recovering well from your fall... Hope everything will be ok for you.

    Your chocolate bread looks very delicious and "cheerful" :D

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Tina, thank you for your compliments and concern. I'm ok now except slight pain when walking.

    Am very glad to have the chance to pass the award to you. You deserve it my dear. *hugs*

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Sorry for my late well wishes to you. Hope you will be more cautious next time. Don't me like me; hurt my shoulder/arm and take more than 4 months to recover! :-(

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi Juliana, thanks you for your compliments and concern.

    Am very glad to have the chance to pass the award to you.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi Zoe, thank you for your concern and compliments. Oh.. yes, I'm ok now except slight pain when walking.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hi Mel, thank you for your wishes and concern. I'll be more careful next time. Lucky didn't hurt my spine or else I'll be lying in bed now.

    How's your arm and shoulder now? Take care my dear.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hi Amelia-I've been so busy, and have not made my rounds of commenting since before Easter. I am so sorry that you sprained your ankle...coincidentally, I sprained mine almost exactly a year ago, and had to wear a brace, and use a walker. Hope yours isn't as bad as that. Just be very careful, and don't put pressure on that foot if you can help it!

    Thank you for the sweet mention about me,and the things I sent you. Your rolls look absolutely amazing. They turned out so perfect, rosy color...love the cute faces on them...you love the animation, shows up in your cute drawings. I'm glad you are able to use the HERSHEY'S cocoa powder...very, creative, and delicious rolls.

    Glad to see that you passed the awards forward. Thank you once again for sending me all the amazing products. I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love the hazelnut flavored coffee powder. I drink it hot, or iced, in the afternoon for a refreshing cool drink. The other products are still waiting for me to use it ie: the custard powder, I will want to make the cream puffs to fill it with!
    Take care of your ankle, my dear friend!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi Elisabeth, thank you for your concern and kind words. My fall was not that bad cos I can still walked except for the miserable pain. But I'm ok now, very minimal pain when walking. Will be very careful in future cos I might not be so lucky every time.

    Thank you for your compliments. Yes, the bread taste really good with the combo of cocoa powder, coffee plus the oreo. The Hershey taste good too, no other brand can compare with Hershey. :)

    Glad that you enjoy the hazelnut coffee, my favorite too especially with iced.

    Despite being very busy you still jump queue to drop me a long comment, thanks again my dear. Really appreciate it. You take care too.

    Have a nice day. Regards

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks for the award amelia! I love how you made your buns to cheer not just yourself but people who eat it up :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi Janine, thank you for your compliments. Am very glad to have the chance to pass the award to you.

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  52. hi amelia...

    get well soon!

    sorry lama tak singgah..line problem and then
    lappy problem..oh so many problem..huhu

    the roti looks nice nanti kak ati nk try
    yr recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hi Ati, thank you for your concern. I sudah sembuh, cuma sakit sikit aje bila jalan.

    Thank you for your compliments. I tau your line problem, so tak kisah lah kalau you singgah lambat.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Congratulations on the awards Amelia...the picture of the girl falling down the stairs looks really cute, good to know you are fine...cheers :-)

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hi Suchi, thank you for your kind words and compliments.
    I'm okay now, thanks for your concern.

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Glad to know you are fine after your fall, and thanks so much for passing the beautiful award to me:) I baked some chocolate buns recently too! Yours have very nice crumbs!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Hi Jeannie, thank you for your concern and compliments. Yes, I'm perfectly ok now.

    Am glad to have the chance to pass the award to you. You truly deserve it, my dear friend.

    Have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete