Saturday, September 24, 2005

Cooking lunch for Grace

Grace with my cooked lunch

I know I haven't been posting as regularly but I can't help it because I'm so swarmed with school work and what not. There's so little time to do what I want, and that includes baking and cooking!

But I seized the chance to cook for Grace when she came over to my place to study that day.

As you can see from the above, she looks happy with the lunch I cooked just for her!

Grace enjoying lunch

Here's a candid shot of her enjoying the food.

Well she did like what I whipped up. So that's a good sign I hope? haha.

Grilled dory with buttered potatoes and scrambled eggs

Here's a closer shot of the lunch I cooked: Grilled Dory Fillet with Buttered Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs. It isn't much, but it's not too bad, considering that I did it impromptu. Didn't follow any recipe, just went with my culinary instincts!

And of course, I won't be known as the baker who cooks, if i don't bake my signature brownies for my guest eh?

Divine Choc Brownie with banana and choc syrup

There's no better dessert than freshly baked chocolate brownies with bananas, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. How's that for an end to a home cooked lunch?

grace enjoying the brownie

Grace liked the brownies, as you can see. What's there not to like about anything chocolate?

Half eaten brownie

Couldn't resist taking a last shot of the brownies.

Ahhhh I love baking!... and cooking. what would I do without a kitchen? What would I do without friends I can bake and cook for! This is the life. I know it's crazy to be whipping up something in the kitchen when I should be glued to my books. But hey, we gotta destress ya? And my way of destressing is being in the kitchen, messing it up, and coming up with culinary delights.

That said... it's time for me to go back to my assignments! Will post more after I meet my deadlines! Till then...
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*A few of you requested for the brownie recipe I used. It's actually a Hershey's recipe I tried years ago and have stuck with ever since. It's reliable and oh-so-delish. Hope you guys like it! Here's the recipe:
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Hershey's Best Brownies

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
2. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

ill marry you if i was a boy lah. or if i wasnt catholic. mwahahaha. kidding there la babe...so when's the next deal? *wink*

grace

the baker said...

hahaha grace, you're hilarious! yes, i wanna have a tea party next! but must wait till school is less hectic... and i hope that'll be sooN! haha.. or you could always come over to study and use that as an excuse for me to cook! =p

Julia said...

Wow, what a luxurious lunch, Cheryl. Hey, I wanna be your study buddy too!

Nel said...

Hi Cheryl

I'm a blogger myself from Holland and I like to bake and cooke. Wil you give me the recipe for the brownies ?

Thank you
Nell

sari said...

what a treat for the babe! I wished Im over at yr place tooooo!!!

OMFG!! said...

Look yummie, can i have one?

OMFG!! said...

Look yummie, can i have one?

the baker said...

haha, now all of you wanna be my study buddy ya? =p

julia, we should do a pot-luck someday, with the rest of the floggers!

michie, when are you coming back to sg? we could meet up for some yummy indian food and at the same time i could bring my brownies. tempted already? =P

nell, i've posted the recipe in this same post. check it out! :)

blaze said...

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shirley said...

Hi Cheryl

I tried this recipe twice and failed. After baking, the brownie stick on to the pan and it is very difficult to take it out.

I did grease the pan. Shall i line it?

The brownie taste great and I really hope to master it.

Thanks

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