La Dolce Vita

My Mother in Law made the best chocolate cake, just ask my better half and my daughter, they’ll say Abue made the yummiest chocolate cake in the whole wide world. She taught me how to make it many moons ago and I’ve been baking it on special occasions ever since. It never failed to amaze the audience, there’s something about the creamy caramel and rich dark chocolate that made the cake so irresistible. I’m sharing a few hints here, all you need is 3 round of vanilla cake, a generous amount of Dulce de leche filling and dark chocolate ganache for icing. There you go, not a rocket science but trust me, this cake is absolutely to die for!

On that note, we had another lovely evening spent with family and friends over home cooked dinner and endless laughter,  priceless ❤

Little Miss Baker

 

First day of school term break, my daughter is on a mission. She told me over the weekend that my chocolate chips cookies were lacking substantial amount of chocolate chips, it should be triple the amount (haha!). I told her that it was my normal recipe perhaps she doesn’t remember since I haven’t baked it for a while. My smarty pants then challenged me, she said can I please bake it myself?

So there she was on a Monday morning in my baking studio, pouring loads of semi-sweet chocolate chips on her cookie dough and baking away. She was so proud of her creations she brought it to her swimming training for her after training session snacks.

Well, let me put it this way, if I swam as many laps as her in couple hours per day I will want triple amount of chocolate chips on my cookie as well 🙂

 

Time Is Precious

Hello everyone,

It’s been 2 weeks since we’re back from our fun-tastic Feuermann’s Family Reunion in Thailand. I’m going through all our photos from so many different devices (cameras, camera phone, drone, waterproof camera, you name it we’ve used it!) every single one of them were priceless and obviously nowhere near done compiling them. Here’s a few snippets of the trip taken with my iPhone, will try to do a few photo blogs of some great adventures that the 15 of us did in another blog soon.

Last but not least, my New Year resolution is to enjoy everything on the present moment. Also please note that I’m grateful for every single one of you that make the time to read my random musings, wishing you all an amazing 2017.

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Mactan

My parents-in-law are currently visiting us here in Manila, all the way from Vancouver. They’ve got to see my daughter year group Christmas production in school (it’s really amazing, we’re all very impressed!). They watched my daughter attending her gymnastics training and swimming training. We took them for a bike tour with Bamboo bike in Intramuros ( Bambike PH, a must try, you’ll learn a lot about Philippines history in less than 3 hours, highly recommend it). Last but not least we went for a long weekend getaway to Mactan, Cebu. We all had a blast enjoying the Sea, Sand and Sun.

Back in Manila now, I made Alfajores from scratch for today’s tea, YUM!

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GST Xmas

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My daughter swimming team Christmas gathering were the first holiday party we’ve attended this year, we had a blast! Lovely setting, great food, amazing christmas caroller and wonderful company. I contributed mini vanilla cupcakes and mini chocolate cupcakes with Christmas theme icing sugar topper.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …

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Sweet ending of the swimming season this school term, Little Miss collected her medals from ISM Fall Swim Meet, she won 2 Gold (50m Back & 50m Butterfly) and 2 Silver (100 IM & 50 Breast), fantastic efforts mi amor, we’re very proud of you!

I baked lemon cupcakes to celebrate her achievements for tea, no more bleachers till January for this Mama, bring on the holidays ❤️