25 January 2011

Baking Fun

To be honest, I'm not much of a cook. I am very very blessed to have a good maid who has worked for my family for almost 6 years now. She came young and inexperienced about all things Chinese and Malaysia, but today she is an experienced maid with good cooking skills.
(who says Malaysian employers don't treat their Indonesian maids well??)

Anyway, that's another topic.

With CNY just round the corner, I did my usual shopping for biscuits and cookies. My my! Everything has gone up in price by RM1-3 compared to last year, and the cookies are loosely packed to top it off. No value for money anymore.
(Eh, government - you have to do something to tackle inflation. Your rakyat is saying this loud and clear)

So I determined to do some home-baking. Uncharacteristically gungho and tireless, my maid and I have successfully baked several batches of butter cookies, pineapple tarts, peanut cookies and kuih bangkit (alas, for the kuih bangkit, the results were not so satisfactory). Overall, we are pleased with our efforts. Homemade, quality assured, much more economical and very fulfilling.

I am so glad I found an excellent baking-goods supplier. It is called Intrico and is located in Ipoh Garden, along the same row as Wagner Piano (the row of shops is perpendicular to Wooley Food Court. ) Intrico faces a row of link houses, and if you come in from the main road, there should be a 7Eleven at the corner. Just drive straight on and it is on your left.

Intrico sells everything I need - the right kind of flour, butter, cheese, chocolate, molds, baking tins etc. Even if you are an amateur baker like me, their products can make you seem like a pro!

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