Choco Crinkles

imageWe had a mama and daughter moment with my little one awhile ago. Since I crave for a crinkle, we bake one. Here’s my full recipe:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar

1 cup cocoa powder

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Procedure:

1. Combine cocoa, sugar & vegetable oil to a mixing bowl, using a low speed mixer.

2. One at a time, crack the eggs then add the vanilla. Set aside.

3. Combine flour, baking powder & salt to a separate bowl beat until combined. Add this to the wet mixture using a low speed mixer. Do not over beat.

4.  Cover it with cling wrap. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 4 hrs.

5. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with some parchment paper. Scoop out a mixture and roll it in the confectioners sugar. Place the crinkles into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

6. Serve and enjoy eating, best paired with your favorite espresso.

 

 

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Gender Reveal

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Is it a girl or a boy?

What do you think is the baby inside my pill? We are excited to reveal to you the gender of my baby love, much to our delight we made it a point that as early as 21weeks and 1 day, I underwent a congenital anomaly scan to see how’s my baby pea growing.

This is my second born, so I have comparisons already from my previous one. Luckily, I don’t have any morning sickness, nausea, vomiting etc. which goes through also with my first born.  The differences are I am beaming with pride while I am announcing to the world I am pregnant,  I don’t smell that good, I love salty foods (especially mangoes during the first month), I can sleep in my left side and my skin is clear.

Much about that, my husband and daughter are so immersed on the screen while the doctor is trying to determine every details of my little one. I thank God that we are both healthy. I don’t know if we have the same observations because I noticed while we are having the ultrasound of my first born it took us three attempts before she revealed her gender. So, I guess you already have a clue what the gender is?

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Yassssss! It’s a BOY!

Just when you least expect it GOD always made surprises beyond your wildest dreams. I was a bit teary-eyed while the doctor is announcing that I am bearing a baby boy. My husband was beaming with grin as he said he will have his predecessor and the next MVP! I thank GOD for gracing us this blessing. We already have a pair, all distinct personality, a perfect PAIR indeed.

-HATA

 

 

Crazy over sweets

Sweet cravings!

 

I remember when I was ten years old I did my very first butter cake. It was so old-school kinda thingy, where I just made use of the very list and simple baking tools available in our humble kitchen, where pictures and social media is not a fad during those innocent years of mine, the sad part is I wasn’t able to capture its memento.

 If it's in you, it will shine outrageously out in the open. Ready to explore!

Needless to say I am very fascinated about anything sweet and fancy. When I became a mother it is my joy seeing every occasion well celebrated especially to my little one. Two years ago, I decided to enroll in a technical school here in our locality to enhance my skills and make use of it. Since then I made it a point that every occasion and every laid-back weekends I bake for my family. It brings tremendous joy, seeing them loving and savoring every bit of what you’ve prepared for them, the consolation is the grin in every bite and always craving for your recipe not contemplating on what is available in the market.

My little one who is a toddler then, will bring to school what I baked as her “baon”, that’s our local term meaning “snack”. Sharing to every classmate and group of mommies in the school. It became a word of mouth asking me to bake for them especially during every occasion in their own household. Yes, I tried to made it as a business, it was a breeze and orders are coming fast! I thank God that I have the ability to market and make money just in an instance. Let me share to you below my very first Oreo chocolate moist cake  I made for the son of my family friend named BLAKE he was four years old then.

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#oreo #chocolate #moist #cake

How can I forget my little one, sharing below is what I made for her sixth birthday last year.cakes2

Aside from the usual cakes and the like I tried to master how to make the macarons as well.maca

But because I am a working mom, I decided to just prepare and bake for my loved ones, I cannot hurdle multi-tasking at the same time a mother and wife by heart. Anyways, for your delight I might share some of this days to all of you recipes of what I’ve been baking. It’s my pleasure seeing all of you exploring in the kitchen as well. Until then readers!

-HATA

Surprise!

 

A blessing indeed!

February 2016, when we decided to have another baby as a couple. My first-born is already seven years old, the spacing is really far, way far to have a sibling. My daughter kept on telling us that she wants to have a sibling, by God’s grace God gave us immediately what she asked for. It was just a try if I will conceive or not but indeed God’s timing is always on time! We cannot question His decision nor can we say please delay for a while I am not yet ready.

April 14, 2016, we found out that I have a pea in my belly. It brought me to tears while the doctor’s telling me that I have a blessing in my womb. Tears of joy because it was a surprise, I am a certified catcher! Lol!(I must say If we planned to have a baby earlier, by now maybe I have lots of angels already, lol.) Below is the first ultrasound I have for my baby!

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Before the year ends my baby boom will pop and say to the world HELLO! I will always be grateful to GOD for He always provides and gives amazing blessing beyond what we expect and ask for. My husband and I cannot contain the immense joy this little one has brought us. We are excited to hold you and take care of you our little one. Thank you God for everything, please give us a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. #littlepoyaks or #littlehazelle?

-HATA