Monday, June 8, 2009

Dumb-Baker Close Down

Dear all,

THANK YOU. Big Thank You for all the supports given for this humble blog of mine. I am regret to announce that dumb-baker will not longer be active from now on. To all avid bakers out there, i'm wishing you all the best and hope that all the humble information which i shared here in my blog did not disappoint you :) TO all other bloggers, thank you for all the kind words given here. Though i'm no longer blogging actively, but i'll be visiting your blogs very often.

Last but not least, I wish all of you nothing but the best coming days ahead ;)


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thank You

It's superbly amazing that one can experience a low moment of her life, but it can be a total opposite experience with just a lil booster from someone. Someone who can put a smile on her face though she's going through a hard time. Someone who never fail to listen to her when she needed to rant. Someone who she'll appreciate from now on. Thank you so much and you know who you are ;)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


My heart broke. My dreams shattered. I'm looking forward to a new begining. Will you help me?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Steam Moist Cake

Don't throw rotten eggs at me...sorry sorry...i know i did not update my blog that often. I was telling my cousin the other day, should i shut my blog as i can't afford to bake every weekend and blog about it. Well, she said "You can always blog about your family and friends...not necessary only your cakes and cookies"

But i won't live up to my blog name rite? DUmb Baker....suddenly DUmb Life...hahahahahha....ok assured...I'm not going to shut my blog. No Worries, Be Happy :)

Happy Labour Day Everybody!

My family and relatives will be having a gathering makan tomorrow. Here's what I'm going to contribute. A Steam Chocolate Moist Cake. The recipe is adapted from The cake looks so yummy that you can eat it right from the screen. This website was actually recommended by my cousin Sue Sue.

Well, i have just finished steaming the cake, yet to top it with chocolate fudge topping. I shall post up the photo tomorrow and shall blog about the feedback from my family members tomorrow. Stay tune!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bitching Post


Fark! That's all i can say. Why are some idiots farking stubborn and practically low in EQ wanted to rule the earth with only piles of shitty thoughts in their mind? FARK!


YOU idiotic incorrigible bitch...fark off. I'm neither your punching bag nor your slave. DOn't spit your unsatisfactory to me as if i'm your saliva potty just because you got screwed by someone else. Screw me once, watch out. Screw me twice, i'll cut your tongue. Screw me thrice, you're dead.

Watch your back bitch...i keep my silence doesn't mean i am defeated by you. My tanker is on the way to crush your freaking body into pieces. I can be twice meaner than you. Period.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pak Thong Kou

The weekend was hot hot hot!!!!! I have never sweat this much in my entire life (well...except for the PE classes during primary and secondary school).
It's a good thing that the weather is warm...perfect condition for proofing the bread dough or whatever dough you wanna proof. I chose to make the authentic Chinese sweet dessert (or breakfast for me...hehe!)....the "PAK THONG KOU"

I remember vividly that my grandma used to buy this sweet cake for me every Sunday morning for breakfast. There used to be a van packed with all sorts of homemade Chinese sweet cake that goes around the neighborhood where i used to live. I never fail to shout for the driver to stop so that i can buy my favourite sweet cakes and fill up my little stomach...mmmm...yum yum....well..those were the days! Kids now don't get to experience the good old times we had been through....oh well...thanks to the ever rising crime rates!

Anyway, enuf's the recipe...enjoy folks!

  • 220g rice flour
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 380-400ml of water
  • 1 tsp of yeast
  • 1 tbsp of warm water


Mix the yeast and warm water and set aside. In a pot, mix the rice flour and sugar. Pour the water over the sugar and flour and stir continuously. Bring the pot over low fire and continue stirring for about 3 minutes. (DO NOT BOIL THE MIXTURE!!!!) Strain the mixture into a baking/steaming tray. Let the mixture cool down for a while. Stir in the earlier prepared yeast mixture. Cover the tray with cling wrap and keep the tray in a warm place (a microwave oven is a good place) for proofing process (about an hour for a hot weather like Malaysia....). When the mixture has bubbles surface, the mixture is ready for steaming. Steam the mixture over rapid boiling water for about 25 minutes. Leave the cake till completely cool before slicing it. Enjoy the sweet cake with a cup of hot green tea....yummmz!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lemon Cream Cheese Cake

Have you tried the Lemon Pound cake from Starbucks? It's absolutely delicious! It's just me again craving for rich cakes but with the current economic situation going downhill, i just can't bring myself to spend $$$ on cakes anymore. It's cheaper if you just bake them yourself. For anticipated bakers, this recipe is the one for you if you're looking for a rich lemoney cake.

  • 6 oz. of cream cheese, softened
  • 150g of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Rinds of a lemon
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1.5 tsp of baking powder


Preheat the oven to 175 DC. Beat the cream cheese, butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time and mix well. Scrap the sides of the mixing bowl from time to time. Add in lemon rinds and juice. Mix well. Lastly, add in flour and baking powder. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.

* I sprinkled some chopped almonds on the cake batter before baking it. It's yummy....crunchy on the surface and soft inside* =^=

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ha ha ha ha....

....staying alive staying alive.....<-----adapted from Bee Gees Classic

Hi People....suhhhhhpliceee!!!!!! Flied Lice!!!

Okay not funny.....i'll be back tomorrow with some baked food photos....ya...i know...after the long hiatus rite? My bad...i'm busy + lazy + half dead......going down with the current economic flow.

So people...come back come back come back.....i'm back!!!! Stay tune for updates ya!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (modified)

Last Christmas, i had a surprise from my aunt who resides in Los Angeles. She handed me a rectangular box nicely wrapped with a Christmas Gift Wrapping paper. After saying thank you to her, the inner child personality in me urged me to quickly unwrap the gift. After the tearing and shredding of the wrapping paper, aha! This was what greeted me and left me smiling the whole night! OMG! Thank you so much auntie!!!

Last Monday was a public holiday for KL and Selangor. However i woke up extra early that day and thinking, is not picking me up for at least the next 5 hrs...why not bake a batch of cookies and offer some to next door neighbor (felt guilty coz they gave us some homemade CNY goodies but i remained lazy and did not bake anything for anybody). After 2 hours of enjoying my breakfast, i started baking the cookies.

I wanted some chocolate and something oaty. Found this recipe from the book that my aunt gave me. It was easy and ingredients were kept simple: butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, flour, melted chocolate, rolled oats and chocolate chips.

I do not have any cooking chocolate, hence i used the cocoa powder instead and i also replaced the chocolate chips with chopped Hershey chocolates. I also added a packet of almond nibbles into the cookie dough. 12 minutes after dropping the teaspoon size cookie doughs on the baking tray, i had my first batch of freshly baked chocolate oatmeal cookies. After cooling them down, i popped one of the cookies into my mouth. My my was heavenly tasty. I'm sure my neighbors will luv it. True enough, the next day, my neighbor was commenting how tasty the cookies were and jokingly suggested that i can even sell a small container of the cookies for RM28 during CNY. Hmmm....probably that would be my side income for year 2010???? Oh well....if only i have the time.

I managed to get 4 full small tubs of chocolate oatmeal cookies that day. I gave a tub to my neighbor, a tub to my bb, a tub for my colleagues and a tub for myself and family.

Anyway, if you guys are interested, do check out the Amazon website for the recipe book. Meanwhile, i will try out a few more recipes and will randomly post some of the recipe which i think it's too good to just keep it to myself in this blog soon. So stay tune!!!

Marble Cheese Chocolate Cake

I was confused. How am going I to name the product? Marble Cake? nope coz it contains cheese. Marble Cheese Cake? nope, coz it's not entirely a cheesecake per say. How about Marble Cheese Chocolate Cake? Ha! gotta be this because it's a chocolate cake base but with some cheese for the marble effect.

My cousin and cousin sis in law invited my family for CNY open house party on Chor Mm (30th January 2009). They were way too generous as they invited all of my other relatives as well and food was solely sponsored by them. I felt shy..because i was not only eating, but i was taking money (ang pows) from them too. So i offered to bake a Cheese Brownie for them initially. My plan turned sour as at the very last minute, when i checked my kitchen's cabinet, i had only about 20 grams of cocoa powder left!!! Mom was suggesting me to replace cocoa powder with Milo instead...=.=

Mom....Cocoa powder is unsweetened....and Milo is too 'milky' for my recipe. SO i ransacked my recipe books....hoping to find something with cheese and something that can utilize the 20grams of cocoa powder. Ha! Found it! Anges Chang's Baking Made Easy book!

Verdict: Oh one really gave me a comment...i did not eat a single slice of the cake because of my irritated throat...but i guess it was a good catch on that night because the cake was pretty much whacked by the entire Wei clan.

CNY Goodies

Happy Chinese Moo Moo Year everybody! Did you guys have a yummylicious reunion dinner? An ultimate celebration on the 1st and 2nd day of new year? You guys sure did!

As for me, *sob sob*....I had watery porridge from Chor Yat till Chor Mm. How about that? It all started on the night of CNY eve. I felt a lump in my throat...but didn't give much thoughts to it. So after reunion dinner, i went over to my grandpa's house and continue munching on cookies. Half an hour later, my bb came and took me to his cousin's house to gamble. Heaty food + non stop yelling and shouting during gambling made me a sick dog for the next 5 days. I had throat infection, fever and voiceless.....! So lessons learnt, go slow on CNY cookies before the festive begins....don't greedily gobble down the food like me.

Anyway...sad stories finished....let's share what have i contributed for CNY. My fellow blogger friend, JenJen, has been writing a lot of CNY food posts. The minute i saw her homemade MOMO (melting moments), I just couldn't take it anymore. To the hell with my painful throat, i took out my 'ka chang' (ingredients & utensils) and start baking. You won't believe how easy it was to make the MOMOs. It took me slightly over an hour to make 2 containers of the MOMOs. And believed it or not, the MOMOs were gone in just a snap. It was so good and so addictive! Even better than those pineapple cookies! For avid fan of melt in mouth cookies, please click the link above...100% no regrets.

Next, please join to welcome the ultimate labour of pain but damn worth trying Horlick Layer cake. I've been longing to try out this recipe (courtesy of Jen Jen also) a year ago. However, lame excuses got in my way (weather too hot...will sweat a lot if i stand too long in front of the stove; i'm too fat now...maybe later;....bla bla bla bla) and so the day of making the layer cake postponed till this year's Chinese New Year. It wasn't hard to prepare...and it wasn't hard to make it's the long steaming process that is making me go cuckoo....Hahaha....but like Jen said, the 4-5 hours labour of pain will not fail you. It's yummy, moist, no words to describe. The cake smells like coffee, taste like Horlick on the first bite, coffee on the second bite and gone into your's so delicious that you just can't wait to dig in the next piece again and again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Peppercorn Soup

The ultimate thing i wanna experience in Pennsylvania during winter time is able to sweat. It's just too cold here and i hate it. I just luv being all hot and steamy and's not what you think...gotcha!

I was just craving for a hot soup one i crept up into the kitchen and i found peppercorn!!!!!!! My bro has peppercorn in his kitchen!!!!!! Yay!!!!! * jumping up and down*

Without any hesitation, i defrosted 4 chicken drumsticks in the microwave oven, cleaned them and put them in a pot of boiling water. I added like 2 soup spoonful of peppercorn, 4 carrots (chop them in big chunks) half of a big onion and some chinese mushroom. Bring the soup to boil for like 10 minutes and lower the fire and let the soup continue bubbles for 2.5 hours. Add salt to taste....and yourself to a flaming hot bowl of peppercorn soup! Yummz....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year Breakfast

I woke up one fine white morning...rubbed my eyes...and's snowing again here in Pennsylvania. And i have to give Mc Donald a miss. *silent for a minute*....okay...waking up on the first day of 2009 to a Mc Donald...?? Maybe not.
I actually took down a bag of beef from the freezer on New Year's day know...the weather here is so just can't say...Oh...i'm going out for a meal tomorrow and ding ding ding...snow is on its way to ambush your plan. So i'm s.m.a.r.t. Okay i'm not. But i am. At least this time...keke!
I cut the beef in long thin strips....marinated with whatever i can get from my bro's apartment's kitchen's drawer...oh...i never know his kitchen's drawer is fully loaded with sauces!! I mean...a guy.....okay...let's not veer. So i marinated the beef with dark soy sauce, black pepper, Shiao Xing wine, lil light soy sauce and honey...lotsa them...mmmm..oh ya....i also added a dollop of butter...

An hour later, i lay the strips of beef on the baking tray...ungreased....and pop them in the oven at 350F for 20 minutes..don't over bake don't wanna eat some tensed strips of hmmm...

Tadaa!!!!!! first meal of year 2009. The beef was...mama mia! Luv them. I had them sandwiched between buttered toast topped with potato egg salad and some blanched french beans....first bite...oh gawd....just let me gulp all these without putting on a pound k...please will you??

Happy new year everybody! Mwahhh!