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Ube Bread Knots (Kind Of)
May 10th, 2012 by niceyfemme

We have a big bottle of ube haleya in the fridge which has an expiration date of one month so I don’t know how we would finish it. Of course I don’t want to waste it as it’s not cheap and it’s made by nuns in Baguio. 🙂 Have you tried it? It’s really good and made with no preservatives hence the short expiration date. So I thought about baking ube bread. Wow it’s been a long while since I last baked something. Hmmmn… let me think when’s the last time… I really can’t remember so I guess it’s been almost a year.

Another factor why I baked? It’s because of the weather! It’s so hot outside it will be perfect for dough rising. And I was right. 🙂

Ube Bread

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp. active dry yeast

1 tsp. sugar

2 tbsp. lukewarm water

1 small egg + 1 egg yolk

1/4 cup milk

1 tbsp. melted butter

1 1/4 cup bread flour (additional for dusting)

1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cup ube halaya

6 inch diameter round baking pan

So I had ideas about shaping them. I don’t want to make a loaf because in my experience before in baking monggo bread, the filling inside didn’t distribute well. It didn’t have that nice design even though I rolled it well.  I thought about making it cinnamon rolls style too. Also individual buns where I’d use my muffin pan. But I ended up making knots and baking them close together in a round baking pan and it turned out really pretty. I haven’t made knots before so I’m just glad it turned out well.

 

When I Was Young
May 9th, 2012 by niceyfemme

I had a lot of thinking these past days mostly about how things are much different now than when I was about eight years old. During those times, only a handful had their own mobile phones and I was lucky enough to have one when even my teachers didn’t have one. They’d even borrow one from me. No pre-paid lines as well. So not responsible with using it then, I’d call people I didn’t know and hang up on them just because I was bored. And calls per minute then are way more expensive too. My dad would reprimand me when my line’s bill reached more than Php3000 plus. I do not remember if texting already existed then. Or maybe I was just not aware about it. Now there’s internet. 🙂

There’s video calling and it’s free… well kind of as you still need to pay for your internet connection. I just hope internet here doesn’t suck this much. Another thing I love is online video conferencing, I could talk to Daddy and Bee at the same time. There’s blogging too. An online journal. These are just some of the things I appreciate having been born in this day and age. Will I ever survive in the 1800’s if I was born then? I guess so. You don’t long for something you have no idea about.

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