Tuesday, December 15, 2009

my Cup Cakes Class

Decorating Process is in Progress

Nah ! dah siap dah.

Ta Da ..... emm quite ok for newbies lah kan!

Ambil berkat with Cikgu, belajo sampai london kak nor ni http://www.norcookingcentre.com/ just to learn about fondant cake.
Next step : will practice at home and to make it as my partime biz.
Anyone would like to order ?
Contact me at 0192865353.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A banana a day keeps the doctor away @#$%

Bananas: Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained, and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But, energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology, in Austria, found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps.

Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.

The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It, also, neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin; known to make you relax, improve your mood, and generally make you feel happier.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and, so, helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium, yet low in salt; making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students, at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school, were helped through their exams, this year, by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch (in a bid to boost their brain power).

Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body. So, if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas, between meals, helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine", eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death, by strokes, by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those, keen on natural alternatives, swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart with the yellow side out. Carefully, hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

Easy Butter cake aka pound cake recipe

Its very2 easy. Can do everyday & takes only 10 mins preparation.
250 butter (prefer Achor brd - salted)
250 sugar
4 eggs (A size)
250 self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
Add flour and lastly vanilla.
Beat until just incorporated. Do not overmix
Bake about 30-45mins (depending on your oven)

Happy Cooking !!!!

Note : Actually note really know between buttercake and pound cake, for me it is look the same.

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