Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tweet Tweet!

What do you do when a superstar celeb chef follows you on Twitter?

- You jump up and down?
- You tweet about it?
- You update your facebook status about it?
- You blog about it?
- You talk about it non-stop?

Hehehe, am guilty of all the above! It's JAMIE OLIVER, peeps!! Ooooh, I sooo love this thing called Social Media :) Don't you guys too?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Moo ! !

One of the things I looked for in Spain few months back was this thing called Dulce de Leche. Having learnt that it's something that Lionel Messi (the footballer, people! Hehe, and whom I met in Spain) loves, I got curious and hit the mercato to look for it. There were so many brands, but I ended up buying Havana after reading that it is the best brand in Argentina! Since, Messi's from Argentina - hence the purchase ;) (I'm so easy, right? Haha!)

Wait! Wonder what's Dulce de Leche? It's caramel-like milk based spread. Literally translated, dulce means sweet and leche means milk. Its consistency, flavour and texture are ideal for baking, desserts or just on toasted bread. So, what have I "milked" out of this "yum-moo-licious" treat? Besides eating it straight from the jar and spreading it on toast, so far, I've made :

Bannofee Dulce de Leche cake. Just google for any bannofee cake recipe. Layer the cake with dulce de leche spread and make dulce de leche ganache.

Messy, lazy, banana dessert smothered with Dulce de Leche. No brainer. Haha.

Dulce de Leche Brownies. Made this based on David Lebovitz's recipe! Yummms!

Dulce de Leche Bread Butter Pudding. Made this using the normal bread butter pudding recipe but top it with dollops of dulce de leche in heated milk!

Am down to my last jar now. Need to scout around for a new bottle. Anyone going to Spain? Argentina?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Jabberholic 2.0 - The Trotting Gourmand

I've been contemplating on moving on to another blog site and start afresh. I think I whine too much here and wanna talk more about stuff that makes sense (?!) instead. But then again, it is gonna be such a hassle to start from scratch and build new relationships etc. Plus, I've made so many new friends in this blogsphere as Jabberholic. So, my decision? Am gonna continue writing here, perhaps with a small twist on what I would like now to be known as ;) I wanna talk about my two most favourite things i.e. Travelling and Food and I'd like to rename this blog The Trotting Gourmand to reflect this. No more babbling about anything and everything. No more whining, I promise. Hmmm, maybe you'll cut me some slack once in a while ay? Haha. Ok, so, hello again World! It's been a while!