30 December 2012

Orange Mochachino Cheesecake - our top pick for 2013 collection :)

 One of my personal wishlist for 2013 is to add more varieties to myHotStove's cakes collection. As i went thru several English websites searching and hunting for the best cake recipes, i find that the more you do the research, the more pressure you give to the brain. Reading the reviews and comments, what's missing and what to omit, comparing the ingredients across several bakers, arghh do i need to elaborate more? It's like hubby doing his literature review out of thousand of articles but unlike me, a phd in baking? :p

Anyway, let's ease the comparison and benchmarking job then.

Based on my decent several years of experience in baking, what i did is just to twist the original plain cheesecake recipe. Add in some flavours, omit some ingredients and replace with something new, there you go a perfect new cheesecake recipe out of the oven!

So let's meet our latest addition to the kitchen, this is an adaptation from the original and classic traditional baked cheesecake with a slight modern twist to suit your taste bud. Set on a crunchy oreos base, it contains separate layer of mocha and orange flavour, with dark chocolate ganache, dark chocolate shavings and powdered sugar as the finishing. The decision of using dark instead of milk chocolate was truly a good one indeed, and i personally now a becomes a dark chocolate lover i must say!

i just love seeing the chocolate curls and shavings...best eaten alone as well :p

A separate orange (bottom) and mocha (top) cheesecake layer as the fillings...truly fulfilling cewahh :)

Officially now becomes my personal recommendation, on top of the best-selling red velvet :) I shall forward the updated cake catalogue to all my customers very soon.

Happy 2013 peeps! May next year becomes a better year than the previous ones. May we all continue be blessed with good health, happiness, iman and taqwa to accompany ourselves as we progress the day insya Allah.

28 December 2012

JJCM Ipoh - Lost World of Tambun - Kulim

Day 1 - JJCM @ Ipoh town(21 Dec)

We started off our journey up North right after hubby finished his class around 11am. The journey was smooth all way long, and we safely arrived in Ipoh town after Zohor. Hubby set his Papago to locate the restaurant 'Mee Rebus Ramli' as recommended by some of his friends. It was pretty easy to find the restaurant, just took one exit before the Tambun exit and let the GPS did all the searching and hunting :)

You now arrived at mee rebus ramli restaurant and definitely must order its mee rebus right..so here it goes the mee rebus version special containing the chicken flesh as add-ons. Sangat mengenyangkan! Review - ok mmg sedap, reasonably priced at RM4.50 (version biasa), highly recommended :)
Kopi-o ais krim vanilla RM2.50 - this is super highly recommended. First time we encounter this kind of menu and of course hubby won't leave the place without having a taste on it. Perfecto! Now i wonder what it tastes if we combine teh tarik with ais krim vanilla :p
some of the line ups offered at this restaurant

and the complete list of its pricing

ignore the front-liners and do give focus on the back side of the pic :p

camerawoman of course wajib posing kan asyik amik gambar org lain jer :p  

Greentown Dimsum Cafe is where we had our dinner that night. Located opposite the Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh right at the center of the Ipoh town, this restaurant is certified-Halal by Jakim and offer varieties of dim sum and chinese-style food to please your taste buds. Sampai juga hajat org tu yg sokmo mengidam nak makan dim sum puas2!

Kopi tarik..mmg marvelous!

fresh orange - sedap but the portion is too small even for our 8-yo boy :p
teh tarik...so-so because to me is kureng manis
the place is quite comfy, simple deco yet nice to see and most importantly was very clean and not too crowded.
So here we go...our first dim sum of that night is.........prawn something la nama dia..haha i seriously cannot recall its exact name truly sorry for my poor memory hoho. Sedap ok...fresh prawn flesh inside the dim sum.

this is chicken something :p Sangat sedap. I'm unable to give you its exact name hence pls do remember its shape ya!
this i think is a combination of chicken-prawn something. mmg sgt sedap jugak! I guess anything that comes with chicken or prawn mmg sedap la kots :)

pau apa i lupa sudah. Haishh tak sampai seminggu dah tak ingat again thousand apologies!
nasi goreng kampung. Sedap and reasonable portion.
fried kueh tiow - also sedap but was not spicy at all. So sesuai utk kanak2 yg tidak tahan pedas :)

That's the end of our JJCM episode in Ipoh. Next i'll put an entry on our short family getaway at LWOT stay tune!!!

21 December 2012

Thursday, im in love!

Obviously many prefer Friday over Thursday since it is the last day of working for the week. But for some specific reason i was so looking forward for Thursday to come since the whole clan will be off for a short family getaway starting Friday :) What a relieved!!!

red velvet cup cakes for k.linda, k.su, haliza, huda and suhaila. thanks korang for ur consistent support over my product lines :)
devils food orange choc cake with orange cheese frosting. A repeat order from shelley for the same cake on her 5th anniversary. Katanya safiyya sgttttt suke kek nih...so kek ni ibu beli khas utk puteri-puteri kesayangan! thanks beb and congrats! i pray for more happiness and blessing for the many years ahead :)

red velvet cups ready....

now safely tucked into a sweet n nice white gift box...

close up from the side

to be given away to colleagues n bosses during an office function. thanks and congrats Aini for your excellent result!!..kitorang tahu ko mmg hebat :p I seriously enjoyed doing the packing tho it was lil bit tedious to assemble the box. Adala rasa feeling ala2 the wedding planner wakaka
dark choc brownies - half for my IT team and another half will accompany us on our journey towards up north today insya Allah. Kids obviously cannot stop munching over the brownies since yesterday..harap2 ade la baki utk di mkn dlm kereta hari nih :p

For those who are still working today, aduhai sila bertabahlah yer!
For those who are already on their way to somewhere, may u all have a safe journey towards ur destination.
To geng lunch, arghhh ai adalah sangat jeles tak boleh join korang berjimba ke bsc hari ni. Makan red velvet tu sila kenang daku in every bits n pieces of the crumbs tauuuuuu :p

till we meet again peeps, this blog shall remain silent until the end of next week :)

19 December 2012

We're entering 9th already!

Alhamdulillah syukur to Allah for the love and happiness blessed upon the family. Thank you Yang for being my true companion during my ups n downs, sailing through the hard and pain, and not forgetting sharing the laugh and joyness throughout this 9 years living under the same roof. Like what i always tell you, we definitely complement each other. Despite all my weaknesses and shortcomings, i thank you for accepting me for who i am, not for who you want me to be. May our love and happiness remains forever till death do us apart. You're a great hubby, and of course the bestest father to our kids. We love you with all our hearts Abah!
yatipruzz...gelaran yg sudah sebati sedari tahun 1998...dan moga terus kekal selamanya :p

a special red velvet for a special person that holds a special place in my heart...ewahhh :p

9th...and insya Allah for the many years ahead amin :)

 cake-cutting session. As usual, family pose dulu :) Thanks to my bro for being the unofficial cameraman of the day :)
 only a quarter left within just10 minutes! terbukti kek mama sedap :p

salah satu cinta hati kami...apart from the eldest two :)

16 December 2012

bz like crazy but still surviving!

Works are really mean and is killing me every single sec nowadays. December has been really busy with so many projects that require urgent attention from the team. I am drowning with pending reports and whatnots, but i just couldnt put aside my baking activities. After all cakes have always been a great stress-reliever for yatipruzz remember? :p

Red velvet cuppies for colleagues and friends who wanted to have a quick fix yet didnt want to consume too much of it :p Tqs kak su, kak linda, azrin, hany ff, and yati koko for ur consistent support to myhotstove!

this cake looks awesome as the pic was taken from a DSLR i bet :p This is a large devils food cake with buttercream & blueberry jem fillings ordered by kak ija for her Muaz's birthday celebration at the kindy.

She requested for a simple deco for she planned to put Beyblade on top of the cake...as 'ordered' by the birthday boy :)

But beyblade changed to a superman and robot since both mummy n daddy forgot to look for it the night before! Even without beyblade the overall look still looks nice to me :) Thanks kak ija for the nice review, glad to know the whole guests enjoyed the cake :)

This is a super special large red velvet cake for my eldest...my first attempt trying the ribbon basket nozzle tip that i just got from Groupon. When i mentioned a customer wanted to put beyblade on her cake, he quickly changed his mind and also requested me to put beyblade, instead of Boboiboy as what we've agreed days before. I did ask him few times why he wanted rv instead of choc cake, he said...."hari tu aiman bawak red velvet mama dia buat..sedap kek tu...tapi idlan nak kawan2 rasa kek red velvet mama yg lagi sedap nih". Auuwwww son u really melt my heart with those nice words that i trust came from the bottom of ur heart :)

a mix of beyblade & angry birds...layanz sajelah!
Cake-cutting session with Ammar. Apparently his other friend also cuts a cake on the same day :)

with friends at the tadika
Happy 8th Birthday Muhammad Idlan Farhan! Mama n abah loves u with all our hearts muahhhsss!

A medium red velvet cake ordered by Hany ff to be brought off to a gathering 'kawan2 menjahit' as she said :) Now i seriously fall in love playing with the fondant! tapi beli ready made jer...takde masa nak buat dough fondant sendiri...tak kuasa ok!

lace swirl design on the sides of the cake

Thanks Hany for ur order..hope the group enjoys the cake!

A large devils food cake with cream cheese n ganache ordered by Aida for her division qtrly birthday celebration.
this cake was over-loaded with loads of choc chips n choc rice balls on the top...yumssss

the devils cake was accompanied by a red velvet cake....

that was reviewed as "sedapppp and became a big hit during the event...and cream ko sangat best". thanks beb for the good review :)
Last but not least, a small devils food cake for a sweet young preggie mommy for her hub's birthday. Thanks Asmahani for ur order..hope ur hubby likes it!