24-Carat Gold-Plated iPads Offered Here…

The sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, where rooms start at $1,525, is expanding the category of luxury accessories by providing all guests with a 24-karat gold iPad upon check-in. The hotel, part of the Jumeirah group of hotels and resorts, is often listed as the world’s most luxurious hotel and already provides iMacs in each of its 202 suites.

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My Toasty Bread Pudding

Hi,
Today I’m making a bread pudding for my families “kenduri” time. Kenduri which means a family feast. My mother did not buy any cake so I made a bread pudding for the dinner feast. Because of not enough time and thought the feast is in the evening but change to afternoon, I rush hour frying a currypuff yesterday and preparing the ingredient of bread pudding. I want to make a custard sauce but not enough time so I just make a pudding the toast it at my oven in 45 mins.

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Serve it chills and so delicious. Eat a pudding with a cup of fresh milk. Try this at home..

Toasty Bread Pudding:

Ingredient…

8 – 10 cups of bread cubes, cut into bite sized pieces

Fruit: (Optional) (I did’nt add this, depend on us)

1 cup sultanas (raisins)

4 large eggs

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar

1 1 /2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I just add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 cups of milk (I used evaporated milk)

Methods…

Bread Pudding: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Lightly grease with butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 x 13 x 2 inch (23 x 33 x 5 cm) heatproof baking dish. Place the baking dish into a larger roasting pan that has enough room around its sides to fill with water.

Place the bread cubes and fruit (if using) in the baking dish.

Custard: In an electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and lemon colored (about 4-5 minutes) (when beater is raised the batter will fall back into bowl in a slow ribbon). Beat in the vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Then beat in the melted and cooled butter and half and half (light cream).

Assemble: Carefully pour (or ladle) the prepared custard over the bread cubes until completely covered. Press down the bread cubes so they are covered with the custard.

Prepare a water bath. (A water bath is used to provide temperature protection for the egg custard.) Carefully pour in enough hot water so that the water is halfway up sides of the 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Another way to judge whether the pudding is fully baked, is to gently press down on the center of the pudding. If any custard comes up to the top, the pudding needs to be baked a little longer. Remove the bread pudding from the water bath and cool slightly before serving.

Can be served warm or cold with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and a dollop of softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Makes one 9 x 13 bread pudding (serves about 8 – 10 people)

Book of the Day ….

Set Yourself Free by Yap Ming Hui

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Author, television personality, columnist and coach on money optimisation, Yap Ming Hui is back with his latest book Set Yourself Free. As the Managing Director of Whitman Independent Advisors, Yap assesses why middle class Malaysians have trouble achieving financial freedom in this book.

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

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Known for her novel P.S. I Love You, Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern returns with A Hundred Names. Taking a different approach from previous works, A Hundred Names tells the story of Kitty Logan, a journalist whose career is going downhill until she stumbles upon a list of one hundred names in a file. She starts to track those people down to write that one story that she’s always wanted to write.

The Sound Of Change

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Even if you aren’t able to catch it in London, give your support to The Sound Of Change concert by watching it live together with 1 billion other viewers in 150 countries. Here in Malaysia, it’s airing live on Astro this June 1 2013. It’s all part of Gucci’s new CHIME FOR CHANGE global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment so don’t miss it! Read more about the Chime For Change campaign in the June issue of Marie Claire.

Jovian Mandagie style..

Peach Felicia baju kurung by Jovian Mandagie features mixed embellishments at center front neckline. This lovely baju kurung set gives off a flirty yet demure vibe that is perfect for every lady.

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Kurung top
– Polyblend crepe
– Round neckline
– Long sleeves
– Concealed center back zipper
– Chiffon lining
– Length 26″

Kurung bottom
– Polyblend crepe
– Feather print design
– Wide waistband
– Button and zip closure
– Mermaid cut
– Chiffon lining

By the way, I like this style, simply beautiful and simple & it is not too obtrusive. A suitable fashion for me as a mother.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 cup (30 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder (can use regular unsweetened)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk
1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring

Cream Cheese Filling:
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 – 8 ounce (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
3 cups (345 grams) confectioners’ (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (can also use a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg beating well. Beat in the vanilla extract. In a small measuring cup, mix the buttermilk and red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Drop heaping tablespoons (can also use a small ice cream scoop) of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. With moistened fingers or with the back of a spoon, smooth the tops of the cookies.

Bake for about 9-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies, when lightly pressed, spring back (or a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean). Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Filling: Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar, and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.

To Assemble: Take one cookie and spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling on the flat side of the cookie. Top with another cookie. If desired, take a little of the filling and thin it out, to piping consistency, with a little milk or cream. Place in a small piping bag or plastic bag and pipe lines back and forth over the tops of the Whoopie Pies. The assembled cookies can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for several days.

Makes about 17 sandwich cookies.