I had been eating lots of cakes for lunch lately so I thought I'd better eat something with less butter for a change... better give the heart a rest and eat something healthier huh! Well, as usual, I am always on the lookout for new interesting looking recipes to try out and so I started blogs hopping. I usually made a decision to bake something from the beautiful photos posted by bloggers. The one at lena's blog, frozen wings, caught my eyes this time, with the very nice green tea bread loaf of hers. The portion was just nice for a me, not too big, can finish in a day or two. I substituted green tea powder with charcoal powder instead as that was what I had left in my pantry.
Could have shaped this into a panda loaf but too lazy :P
There...ready to proof for an hour...I did this in the evening, so I took the quick way, i.e. heated up the oven, and left the door open to let the heat fill the kitchen...this way the dough rose pretty quickly! It was ready in 30 minutes. What did I do while waiting? I sweated it out on the threadmill.:D
Cooling on the rack...left it there the whole night to cool
I was presented with this award for trying her bread recipe....kidding...lol! Just a coincident that I was making this bread when I saw to my delight that she has given me this award:) Thanks a lot, lena, I love it...
And then, Ah Tze from Away of Mind, came in and informed that she too has a beautiful award waiting for me to collect from her blog, lucky me!:D I love Ah Tze's blog with the photo of her little boy sitting in the drawer as her blog's header, I find that so cute! And of course, I love her blog for her wonderful creations and beautiful photograhy too. I am still drooling over her latest creation, Orange Honey Bread, the photos fill my screen literally!
And with awards, there are the usual rules and regulations that one must abides to... they are:-
1.Post linking back to the person that gave you the award
2.Share 7 random things about yourself
3.Award 15 recently discovered blogs
4.Drop them a note and tell them about it.
Well the first one was easy, it's done. Rule # 2, a bit long winded but I have done that too! You can read about it here.
Rule # 3, ok, I need to present these awards to 15 recently discovered blogs (does that means I can't link the older blogs that I have been following?), right, they are as follows:-
1) Brittany of les reves d'unes boulangere
2) Lisa of Sweet As Sweet Sugar Cookies
3) Min of Honest Vanilla
4) Sandra of Sandra's Easy Cooking
5) Vivienne of Green Cilantro
6)Pete of PeteFormationFoodieVenture
7) Ping of Ping Sweet Memories
8) Sues and Chels of We are not Martha
9) Marty of The Thymes
10) Zoe of Bake for happy kids
11)Bridgett of La Bella Cook
12) Uncle Lee of A Moonlight Rendezvous
13) Lindsey of Gingerbread Bagels
14) Katerina of Culinary Flavors
15) Monet of anecdotes and apple cores
Ok newly discovered blogging folks, please feel free to come collect any one of the awards or even both of them if you like... I hope to see you all again soon! Cheers! :D