Fou!

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Yes! This is what I’ve been talking about all summer! I’m starting a business with my bestfriend who got the same craziness (that’s why we named the brand “Fou!”, a French word which means crazy) level of simply delightful desserts. We’re still in the madness post-opening, so we still can’t reveal our opening date. But, stay tune for a special offering we’re going to announce soon! Anyway, here’s a little sneakpeek about Fou. Since we’re still a high-schooler, we will mostly sell our products in school or colleagues. But that doesn’t mean you guys can’t buy our products. We open for public on weekend (Fri-Sun), which mean we’ll ship our cakes right to your door on those days. Otherwise, sadly we can’t take orders on the regular days. For our first menu, you’ll find various flavour of our signature cupcakes and cake-in-a-jar (yeaay!) and for you high schoolers, don’t worry! Our price is very suitable for schoolers, but with a bakery’s quality! We also take birthday, anniversary, etc. orders! Okay, so that’s a bit about Fou! we can tell you. For more infos, updates and contacts, please check our page on:
//Twitter : @speciallyFOU
//Facebook : Fou Kitchen
//Instagram : @speciallyfou
//Web : speciallyfou.wordpress.com

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Breakfast Today: Creamy Chicken Stick & Spinach Spaghetti

Creamy Spinach & Chicken Stick Spaghetti

 

I currently don’t have many time to write this post, so I’m going to be very quick. Here’s my Creamy Chicken Stick & Spinach Spaghetti for breakfast today. It’s so easy to make yet extremely delicious! I’m having my Eid Mubarak holiday right now, and still, many homeworks, learning and projects to be finished this holiday(eeekkk!). If you’re having one too, have fun then! I’ll see you guys real soon. X

Lunch Today: Super 8 Luncheon!!

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photos credited to Ria Emmanuella

Hi everybody! I’m back again (hehe). I know, i know. It’s not about my morning breakfast this time. I overslept this morning (and it’s suck) and I woke up at 9am, just when I realized that I had an appointment with my peeps at 10pm! So, I rushed to the bathroom, had a little bowl of meatballs (yeaay and it is delicious-that is my breakfast anyway), grab my backpack, had a 5 minutes crazy-chat with them, then I rushed to the car and swoosh! Okay, let me start by introducing my lovely peeps. We are in the same class in school and we had this little friendship group called “Super 8”, because we consist of 8 people (plus, actually). Since it’s going to be the last time we’re together (not like we’re going to be apart in the next grade, but more like not in one class), we decided to gather in my friend’s house and do a little cooking. We had arranged the menu since months ago (hehe) and here is what we ate: Mushroom Bruschetta (top picture), Corn Soup (2nd pict), Caesar Salad, Pasta Marinara (last picture) and PannaCotta with Strawberry Coulis. All the dishes are great! But, it’s not about the dishes actually, it’s more about our time we spent while we’re cooking , chat, giggling together and of course while we eat! I think that’s all I can write about today. See you guys in my next post in which I concerned that it’s not going to be a breakfast post again. I’m having my report card tomorrow! But I will post tomorrow, I promised! Maybe it’s going to be a spin-off, like this one! X

 

Breakfast Today: Asian Style Fried Noodles

ImageSo, as I told you yesterday. I’m still fulfilling my addiction to make pretty food photography. I think this will be my holiday routine (wink). I’ve been buried with tons of works and projects that have to be done this holiday. I joined a design team in my school and I get to designed several merchandise for school’s events. I also got some projects that I will soon reveal to you guys, one by one (hehe). Despite all those project madness, I somehow managed to get myself staring at my laptop, playing Sims 3, without any fuss about my projects. I’m a bit weird, I guess. By the way, sorry for the breakfast late post. I know I should’ve post it in the morning, but I got a pretty odd morning today and decided to play Sims 3 all morning. See yaa tomorrow! X

Recipe of the Day: Doughnuts!

ImageI just realized that I haven’t post anything in an exact 1 month! The last post is about my visit to Island Creamery. High school really drained me out of energy and time to create a new post  for this blog. Friends problems, maintaining your grades, another life dramas (believe me, high school is full with drama), totally life draining!

Okay, now back to business. I made this doughnuts like weeks ago (I got some holidays while the 12th grader are having their try outs and national exams). I use the recipe from Jamie Oliver’s early cookbook, Cook With Jamie. The recipe turns out well enough, and surprisingly it is delicious. But my advice, finished them up (read: eat!) minutes after you fried them. Because they are not good when they turned cold. I must say, this is a pretty easy recipe if you want to try making your first doughnuts. Oh, I didn’t used the Old English spiced sugar like the recipe, instead I used powdered sugar to coat them.Image

Doughnuts with Old English spiced sugar

adapted from Cook With Jamie, makes about 25

1 x 7 grams sachet dried yeast

70 grams caster sugar

500 grams plain flour

315 ml whole milk, warmed until tepid

zest of 2 lemons and 1 orange ( I didn’t used them)

80 grams unsalted butter, softened and cubed

1 litre vegetable oil (for frying)

flavoured sugar

100 grams caster sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange

1 vanilla pod, scored lengthways and seeds removed

Put the yeast in a bowl with a tablespoon of the caster sugar, and a tablespoon of theflour and mix with the warm milk. Place in a warm place for about 15 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy. Next put the rest of the sugar and flour, lemon and orange zest, and butter in a bowl. Add the yeast mixture and use a spoon to start bringing it all together. Then get started to knead them with your clean hands and mix then form them into a ball. If it got to sticky, you can add a little flour to loose them. Knead them for about 5 minutes then pop it into a bowl and cover with a clean damp cloth. Leave them to rest for an hour or untilthey doubled in size.

If you want to make the flavoured sugar, mix the sugar, spices, zest and vanilla seeds together in a bowl.

When the dough has doubled in size, punch them (this is so cool) to knock out some air so it can rise again later. This way your doughnuts will be light and fluffy. On a floured surface, roll the dough out until it’s an even 1 cm thickness. Use a little cutter or a small glass (approx. 5 cm diameter) to cut out about 25 little circles. Put them in a tray so they can rise again. Cover with your damp cloth and allow to rise for about 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, get your frying pan (or a deep sauce pan) and the vegetable oil heated up. Before you pop them into the hot oil, make sure you make a little hole in the centre of each doughnuts (you can use a chopstick). Fry your dough in batches. After 2 minutes, when they are golden brown, carefully remove them and place them on some kitchen paper to drain. While they’re still hot, cover them with your flavoured sugar or use some powdered sugar, like mine! Bon Appetit!

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Have a beautiful Sunday everybody! (altough it’s almost midnight)

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Happy Wednesday!

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Baked Alaska from Island Creamery

So, it’s Wednesday again. But, I’m having my Easter holiday…so, Yeay! But yet, I still have to learn some biology, math and accounting due to tests next week! Photo above is the yummy Baked Alaska from Island Creamery I ate last Sunday (hehe). There is no doubt that they got the best ice cream, especially the Java Vanilla Bean! Have a cheerful day before Easter this Sunday people!

Celine

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