Monday, December 26, 2011

Haiji Snowmen

With the well liked Haiji bun recipe, I turned them into the adorable snowmen to go with the season of Christmas. Shaping bread dough is one of the most interesting thing I like to do whenever time allows .
Have fun!!

















Have some cute little animals to join the festive season.




Busy busy weeks had passed, all the shopping, parties,course, and now getting ready for the next big thing which is the coming CNY. I am left with the next few days to really relax, do what I want and rest before the daily routine starts again. Hopefully these few days I could try out as many new bakes as possible before schooling days starts again. These days, besides buying books through the net, I seldom go to my favourite book shop Kinokuniya unless they have the 20% discount and of course to get those books I couldn't get from the net. Last week, me and cousin went on a book shopping spree. Got few books on homemade yeast from scratch which I have tested out couple of them. Lately, I notice I have a little problem when taking normal bread made with dried baker's yeast. I get that bloated and upset tummy if I take too much of certain amount in a week. And I started to find out more...  Learnt that, eating natural fermentation bread can be so healthy and benefits us so much. that my problem with bread can be elevated by switching to natural yeast. However, I do know such bread would not quite easily yield something as soft as the normal dried instant yeast does. So, I am now on some trials and hopefully I can come out with some 'Miracles'. Of course, whenever I get to go town, I would not fail to grab my favourite English White loaf from the particular bakery I frequent, as it's made of natural yeast. Some friends asked me how do I know they are truly using natural fermentation... and I said, '' because my tummy would never ' complain' even I had it for the whole week of the seven days!''

It's coming to the end of the year of 2011. Time seems to pass so fast as we grow. Remember couple of weeks back, when me and hubby were at our regular wet market buying breakfast, we had a short chat with the lady selling carrot cakes. She mentioned something which made me feel better, as I felt each year passes too quickly ( which means we all grow older quicker!!) hahah... She said:'' If you think your years passing too fast, that means you are happy in life! So I think it's good that you feel time passes fast." and she gave me a very kind and that motherly smile on her face, which I still have it vividly on my mind. It's so true that, to keep a happy and healthy mind is so important  in our lives. Well, I am still in the learning journey of being positive and keeping a simple and happy life, which would actually bring me more good than anything else. And I know this is what I should bring to my son. These days when I met friends or people I know, who have that negative mind set had made me handicap when comes to communicating with them. I am no master of preaching neither am I good enough to make them see the same ways as I do. But I really really wish, people around me would understand and know more about the 'Good brings goods, and Bad brings bads'. Has anyone started reading 'The law of attraction' yet? Or has anyone started to know about how important is that to be good to ourselves first before we could love our next kin? Sounded so simple but yet don't really know how to hey?? There were even people commented that all these sounded very selfish!!! But, just think of this, if we don't love and treat ourselves good and keep a happy soul, how much love can we share and give to the people we love most? When a person is not happy, living in long term stress, frustrations, blaming of others, and all kinds of negative thoughts in her/ him, how well can that person be and how much right energy and love can that person give to their loved ones? Ask ourselves that. I am supposed, learning to love ourselves is not a difficult task in any way. Instead, carrying some kind of hatreds , and living in the past could only bring us more suffering and pain. Let go the baggage and lead a life that you wish which is within our means and there we will see things around us change as we change for better. A simple logic would be, if we don't have a healthy and able body, how could we give the best to our children?! Hence, I hope our new year resolution would be " Love ourselves MORE'' !  :) What's wrong with that?!!!!! Wish everyone out there, A Happy New Year and brings you a greater lives! Cheers cheers.......!!

2 comments:

Wendy的厨房日记 said...

Nice breads! Cute breads!
Hope we all feel that our life passes so fast^^

hanushi said...

So cute bread. merry Christmas to you, my dear.

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