Wednesday, 30 June 2010


This small bottle of coffe beans cost RP220,000 (RM73).

A small cup of KOPI LUWAK (pea berry coffee) cost RP30,000 (RM10).

Civet Cat eats best red ripen coffee cherries.

Bali is famous for it's coffee.

Bali island is not only famous for its beautiful views, it's PEA BERRY COFFEE(猫屎咖啡) or KOPI LUWAK is the most expensive coffee in the world (10 time more expensive than normal coffee).

Civet cats (Luwak) lives in the island of Bali, red ripen coffee berries are their favourite food. The little cats choose the best coffee berries, swallow it, and the berries undergoes chemical process in their digestive systems. The coffee beans passed out undigested, and collected by the farmers from the forest. These beans are being cleaned, roasted for one hour till fragrant.

When come to Bali, do not forget to try this KOPI LUWAK.

Monday, 21 June 2010

小蛋糕 Cupcakes

“小蛋糕”也称为“杯子蛋糕”,这种蛋糕与一般的蛋糕不同之 处在于其大小只供一人享用,通常采用小纸杯或小铝杯烘烤而成。

早至1828年,美国一名食谱作者在她著作的食谱内第一次提到“小蛋糕”, 当时还没有制做小蛋糕的模型,由于这些小蛋糕是以瓷杯为模具,因此而取名“杯子蛋糕”。此后,凡是体积小如茶杯的蛋糕统称为“杯子蛋糕”或“小蛋糕”。

有 趣的是:多年后,当地厨艺爱好者开始采用量杯计算方法制做杯子蛋糕,食谱简单易懂,只采用一杯牛油、两杯糖、三杯面粉、四粒蛋,所以也称为“1234蛋 糕”。这些小蛋糕与传统牛油蛋糕相比,只采用一半份量的牛油及鸡蛋,所以比较不油腻,制做成本也相对性比较低。

蛋糕烘好之后,装饰能够使 蛋糕看起来更加可口。小蛋糕装饰最吸引人之处在于没有任何限制,没有所谓对与错。你可以和孩子们采用任何糖果、糖霜、巧克力米、椰丝、果酱等,随心所欲地 在蛋糕上任意涂鸦,发挥你的创意。

Baking Cupcakes for Fun

A cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper or aluminum cup.

The term "cupcake" was first mentioned in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or moulds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup.

In later years, when the use of volume measurements was firmly established in home kitchens, these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs. They are plain yellow cakes, somewhat less rich and less expensive than pound cake, due to using about half as much butter and eggs compared to pound cake. The names of these two major classes of cakes were intended to signal the method to the baker; "cup cake" uses a volume measurement, and "pound cake" uses a weight measurement.

Decorating cupcakes is a great family activity. Part of the fun is that there are no hard and fast rules to follow. Similarly, there are no right or wrong ways to decorate cupcakes. By using icings and candy, along with other objects like plastic trinkets, sprinkles, colored sugar or coconut, it's easy to customize and decorate cupcakes quite easily. Enjoy!!

Y3K Cookbook Volume No.24 - CUPCAKES
ISBN 978-983-44755-3-6
First published in May, 2010

Retail price:
RM20 (West Malaysia)
RM23 (Sabah/ Sarawak)
$14 (S'pore/ Brunei)

Mail order:
RM22 (Malaysia)
$17 (Singapore/ Brunei)

Y3K 食谱专辑系列丛书之24
ISBN: 978-983-44755-3-6
2010年5 月出版

RM20 (西马)
RM23 (沙巴/砂拉越)

RM22 (西马/沙巴/砂拉越)
$17 (新加坡/汶来)