Archive for September 28th, 2008


Yesterday was my first saturday to attend Advance Baking Class in ALS with of course my best buddy ever Clarinda. I get to know some new friends whose talent are baking and cooking. I was kind a lost since I don’t have talent in even one of those.

The class went good. I learned how to mix ingredients properly. I didn’t know that a simply mixing of flour, cream and butter have different techniques for the cake not to messed up after it was cooked.

And my favorite part of the class was tasting. I am good at it always. I was able to taste each ingredients from the start till the end of the class. It taste so yummy. I can’t help to beg for more.

There were three recipe’s we baked yesterday namely: Moist Cake, Pandan Cake with Pinipig Crunch, and the very simple Blue Berry Cake. I will going to make one tomorrow because it didn’t need an oven. I only have to put it in the fridge.

Mariel cannot believe that I also participated in baking those cakes. Well they have done most of the part. But I know I will learn making those myself someday.

‘Till next class

[ Tagged In ] , , ,

Milk Scam

The Chinese Milk Scandal struck many Filipinos with fear. Every one are so cautious in buying formulated milk and even buying some “pandesal” in a bakery. Bakeries were questioned of what milk they were using. Although they are already telling the public not to be panic and they were cleared already by BFAD. The people can’t still be blame of getting too paranoid of the scam.

A melamine was found on the said formulated milk normally used to make plastic. It is also used as binding agent and coating for particle, fiber and laminated board. It can be used as fertilizer too. Melamine will directly affected urines and will developed kidney stones. There are over 53,000 babies in China were reported to become ill and sent to hospital for the same reason after drinking the formulated milk.

The well known White Rabbit Candy has been tested to containing a Melamine chemical. Not only babies were affected by this scam. Near eastern China’s Hangzhou city. Two Orangutan’s and lion cub at a zoo was also diagnosed of having a kidney stones after being fed milk powder.

Meanwhile . The Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs is advising consumers to report to authorities if they come and suspected a Chinese milk products in stores, supermarkets or groceries. They are also collecting some products for testing for the presence of melanine. To know the partial list of those products just click this: BFAD.

[ Tagged In ] , ,