DishwithVivien.com is 8 years old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Saturday 17 September 2016 9:15 pm
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So this blog is 8 years old!!! So average unique visitor per day now is 112 users, pretty bad stats… oh well.

So taking opportunity of this anniversary day, i am gonna do some food ramblings. So this past year 2015 is a year i sorta done something i have always wanted to do, to dab my hand into F&B industry and hopeful of finding something that i will eventually enjoy to do… for the rest of my life… maybe… read on…

For the first 3 months, i was working as a pastry helper, and for the rest of about 9 months was working as a baker in another establishment. The whole year was nothing sort of drama, was joking with my colleague that it will make a good drama series… drama in the kitchen… 😀

Above is my first creation. chocolate cake and lemon tart (to be piped with whipped cream stabilize with gelatin)

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So the choc cake made it to top right corner, lemon tart to bottom right, the rest was not made by me. I was tasked with creating 3 – 5 types of dessert (can remember exactly how many) in 3 hours time… Failed miserably…

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I baked the gingerbread cookie, and my baker cut, glued and decorated this gingerbread house

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Every Monday, i “TRIED” to make 3-5 dessert before lunch time. STRESSED~ Weekend already have to plan what to make on Monday. So i made cheesecake on the left, 3 types of tart (egg tart/lemon tart/cheese tart) and 2 type of jelly. Does that count 6 types? 🙂

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Baking cookies for in house usage. When you order coffee, you get free cookie. So i made choc chip cookie, so good until my colleague that time want to buy it… I don’t think it is that great la.

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“Pressure Test”: The manager who like to eat apple crumble gave me a ad-hoc task, to make some type of crumble.

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mango and apple crumble it is… So so la, don’t think it looks nice, prob taste average.

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So have to make load of pancake every other few days, because they sell pancake fast! 🙂 These a pre-made and steam on-order… nice cast iron pancake pan

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Another week, another headache thinking of what to make… tis is a sad dessert display, coffee jelly, choc cupcake, and i not sure i made that mango pudding…

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A new week. I made carrot cake, peanut butter tart, and i think i made that chocolate thing as well. Blek!

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Creaming butter and sugar for buter cake, i think…

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I made all these sponge (butter cake). The baker is in charge of assembling the cake

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So i made cheesecake again, in cup cake form, made that chocolate pudding and i prob made that choc cupcake as well. Sad display~

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Coffee jelly again~

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Red bean bun in the oven

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One of the chef loves it… red bean bun

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peanut butter cupcake (playing with dual-color frosting)…

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cheesecake galore… ya…

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apple crumble for an event

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My farewell cake after 3 months stint in this place

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So this is my first task in the new place, to bake a sweet cornmeal cake, not nice, so it didn’t make the cut

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playing with wholemeal bun

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looks not bad eh

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Looks like a slab of sad flat dough right? This is a ciabatta recipe

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it turn out quite alright, not as flat as before it went into the oven

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nice~ nice~

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I think the recipe is called Vermont bread, it is quite sweet from the brown sugar/honey

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I made it into loaf form as well

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don’t like it because it is quite sweet

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baking tart

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tart shell

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lemon meringue tart, didn’t made the cut…

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playing with meringue for valentine’s day

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haha, failed

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boss bought some lamington for us.

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my turn to make lamington for the restaurant

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taste ok only

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some spiced apple bundt cake…

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underbaked cake… urghh

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playing with making ciabatta again

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it is really nice actually. Should make this again when i have time~~~!!!

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oh sugar!

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playing with making pau

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steam pau

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baked pau

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steamed one was better, really good actually the steamed one.

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this espresso cheesecake is yum~

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messy messy lamington

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playing again… meringue

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this quiche is good, yum yum yum~

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I made all these, so tiring to make the shell

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looks pretty, apple tart

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failed attempt and success attempt to make dairy free caramel, using soy milk (left and right)

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this coffee glazed cookie is quite good!!!

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lemon meringue, failed

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boss bought me a waffle machine to play

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waffle recipe testing time (this is pumpkin waffle)

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this choc cake is really quite good!!!

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playing with vege tart, looks pretty…

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cauliflower pizza shell is yum~~~, but a pain to make

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pop corn!

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apple cake, don’t really like it

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a mocha cake

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yum! pizza with cauliflower base

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coconut macaroon, ok only lah

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this is yum, cauliflower savoury bake

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looks nice

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this choc cake is quite good as well

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er

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chocolate meringue cake with secret centre (raspberry filling). very nice but a pain to make!

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homemade chocolate mint cookie!

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nah… quite nice, mint is always nice

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chickpea meringue cookie

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granola, perhaps my first time having it

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basque cake from France region, nice on the first day, yucky on 2nd day when the inner pastry cream mixed with the butter cake into gluey mess

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one of the many times testing how not to have crack on cake

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cutting round and rounds

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Myanmar salad is da best! sourish, appetising and sooo niceee

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in da making…

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quiche again, so yum~

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nasi lemak sushi sound wrong, but it is really goood

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dehydrating beetroot and strawberry for flavoring for my macarons.

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macaron success!

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choc muffin

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This savoury muffin is really good!!!

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apple tart making

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so so la

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blueberry buckle cake is so nice!

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spanakopita, spinach pie!

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banana cookie

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my favourite food in the restaurant where i work, pesto spaghetti, made using lots of basil and nuts, fresh made in the house!

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lemon poppy muffin is nice!

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My farewell pana cotta made by my co-working, so yum! minty with blueberry sauce.

So that concludes my 1 year adventure in the F&B industry, playing with food mostly, glad to have the experience.


 

DishwithVivien.com is 7 years old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Sunday 13 September 2015 12:27 am
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Blog Stats: Now averaging 126 unique visitors per day, PR rank still maintaining 3

Here is to more food post to come~~~

 


 

DishwithVivien.com is 6 years old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Saturday 11 October 2014 1:40 pm
15,248 Total Views

6 years since the first blog post on 13 September 2008: http://www.dishwithvivien.com/2008/09/happy-meals-durian-puffs/

Now averaging 150 unique visitors per day and Page rank has climb back to PR3 🙂


 

DishwithVivien.com is 5 years old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Monday 14 October 2013 11:33 pm
10,689 Total Views

5 years old on 13 September 2013, visitor are dwindling to record low now. It is averaging around 110 unique visitors daily :(, it was around 400 visitor when it was 3 year old.

And now it is PR2 instead of PR3, a bulk of visitors are from google, and this PR downgrading is significant cause of low visitor.


 

DishwithVivien.com is 4 year old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Saturday 15 September 2012 10:04 am
9,833 Total Views

Four years old now, daily unique visitor have dropped much since early this year 🙁 Daily visitor averaging 230 now, used to be more during third year of this blog.


 

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