Monday, April 15, 2013

My signature 'Chocolate Lava Cake' and French Chocolate Cake

+ 300 g dark Chocolate
+ 200 g butter
+ 160 g sugar
+ 5 eggs
+ 3 tablespoons flour

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C for 'Chocolate Lava Cake' or 160 degrees C for French Chocolate Cake.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together over the double-boiler.  Stir to combine them.
3. Whisk the eggs together with sugar until the mixture is fluffy, light yellow color, and the sugar is dissolved
4. Gradually stir the warm chocolate mixture into the eggs mixture and whisk gently until combined.
5. Sift in the flour, Fold it with a spatula until combined.
6. For 'Chocolate Lava Cake': spoon into 12 buttered ramekins, and tap on the table to settle any air bubbles.  Refrigerate for half an hour (optional).  Place ramekins in a baking dish and add water to reach halfway up the sides (also optional).  Bake for only 7-10 minutes.  Loosen the edges from the ramekin with a knife.  Invert each cake onto a plate and dust with icing.  JJ's tip: you can serve warm with ice-cream or fresh fruit or you can keep in fridge for 2-3 days, just microwave it for a second before serve :)
7. For French Chocolate Cake: carefully pour batter into buttered 3 lbs pan, and tap the pan gently to release air bubbles.  Bake the cake for about 30 minutes until well risen (if the cake appears to rise unevenly, rotate pan after 15 minutes).  Transfer the cake to a wire cooling rack.  Cool completely, and then remove the pan, dust with icing and serve.

JJ's tip: The cake should be keep in fridge since it is dense of chocolate.

Enjoy !!!  

Recipe adapted from health & cuisine  (


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Smart Scarf

Materials : 3 skeins of Snow flake (can be the same color or different color ;) depend on you), Eazy Knit Frame ( 5 teeth) 4 pieces with a knitting needle, a darning yarn, a scissor and a chrochet hook  

I think it is better to follow this link. They explains it clearly and the illustrations are easily understood ;)

For the smart scarf, I needed 20 teeth of Eazy Knit Frame and I knitted only type A but I alternated the color between white, light blue and blue. 24 rolls for each color until I got the desired length :)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicago Lover

Materials : 3 skeins of Four Season Chicago, a pair of 12.0 mm straight needles, a darning yarn, a scissor

Cast on 16 stitches

Then work according to this pattern till get desired length or till finish yarn

1st row : *k2p2* 3 times
2nd row : *p2k2* 3 times
3rd-177th row : odd row as same as 1st row and even row as same as 2nd row

Bind off and weave in the stray end and all loose yarn with the darning needle.

Again, not good photo to show the scarf :( but this is memorable photo when I was out with my Aussie family at Blue mountain :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mix Color Scarf

Materials : 4 skeins of Bella Bee Jolie (blue, white, green, pink), a pair of 6.0 mm straight needles, a darning yarn, a scissor

Cast on 36 stitches

Then work according to this pattern
Row 1-6 Work Garter stitch
Row 7 k6 p24 k6
Row 8 knit all the row
Row 9-262 For odd row, work as 7th row. For even row, work as 8th row
Alternate the color as follows
1. Blue 14 rows
2. White 6 rows
3. Green 14 rows
4. White 6 rows
5. Pink 14 rows
6. White 6 rows
continue order of color as above until the end
and row 263-269 Work Gather stitch
Bind off ... and be chic !!!

This post I dedicate to my sis, Chin who is the owner of this lovely scarf, esp today is her BD
Happy Birthday my lovely sis ^_^

PS This is the best photo of the scarf I have :( Sorry that is not focus on the scarf

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Candy Lover

This one is really sweet, match to sweet gal :)

Materials : 3 skeins of Bella Bee Candy, a pair size of 4.5 mm straight needle and a scissor

Cast on 12 stitches as show in figure, 2 stitches between 2 lumps

Row 1 *yo k2tog* repeat *...* 3 times
Row 2 *k2tog yo* repeat *...* 3 times
Row 3-81 ... odd row same as row 1 and even row same as row 2

Then bind off

Remark : yo = yarn over, k2tog = knit 2 together

Enjoy !!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Double Cables Scarf

These are in 'Romantic Winter' collection 

Materials : 4 skeins of Katia Suyana, 2 skeains of Bernat Cottontots, a pair size 6 mm straight needles, a darning yarn

Pattern :

1. Katia Suyana (the green one)

Cast on 18 stitches 
R1 : Knit all stitches 
R2 : Knit 2 stitches, purl 6 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 6 stitches, knit 2 stitches 
R3-6 : Repeat R1-2 
R7 : Knit 2 stitches, c6b (cable 6 back), knit 2 stitches, c6f (cable 6 font), knit 2 stitches
R8 : Repeat R2 
R9-398 : Repeat R1-8 according the pattern or work till get desired length or till finish yarn 

2. Bernat Cottontots (the brown one)

Cast on 18 stitches or get the same width as the green one 
then work garter stitches ; knit every rows till get the same length as the first one 

Thank you Nong Mai for being a model and Pinkie for nice photos :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Romantic Winter

I got this book 'Romantic Winter' from Pinn Shop, the popular handicraft shop in Thailand. I have done some of them so I think I will review them soon and also continue knitting other items in the book ^_^

See you soon :)