Bake Someone Happy !
Hi, I’m Nat -where do I start? See, I’m not very smart; I didn’t invent these recipes (I bang about till I’m at ease), I hail the Domestic Goddess, She’s my culinary compass, And cookbooks galore Provide fodder for more Excuses to be guilty of cake arsony, (And outright gluttony), And in sunny KL, if it rains, I just can’t abstain, So I’ll make, or bake, A pie, scones or cake, A crumbly, buttery savoury flake, Tis a viscious cycle, this weather it wrecks Weight-watching (pfffah!), it’s all gone to heck, Great. I hear, on the roof, the pitter patter Time to break out the eggs, sugar and butter And thus my path is paved: I’m a make/bake slave.
Hi, welcome to this page and thank you for dropping by !
I’m Nat Yusop.
I have a serious sugar addiction and dream about cakes and desserts every single free minute that I have, that is, in between running after my offspring.
Something about the making/baking process is cathartic, and I’d love to have more time to do it but as mentioned in my little ditty above, my kitchen alchemy activities are largely affected by precipitation, simply because:
(a) there’s nothing better than hot vanilla/chocolate wafts permeating your house on a rainy day
(b) my kitchen is a veritable sauna on normal days and in hot and humid Kuala Lumpur, working in such heat means everything is quickly reduced to a melting puddle, yours truly included.
BakeSlave is an archive of my journey through my Bake Bucket List, and a means to leave a virtual catalogue of bake-successes for my children so that one day when they are old enough, they will understand: I am not completely batty – (lugging their dad’s photography equipment into the kitchen which I would, in the end, abandon for my trusty old iPhone 4/dragging them through crockery aisles in search for that perfect cake plate/trawling bakeshops ooooh-ing and aaaah-ing over expensive- I Wish Someday artisanal ingredients). I suppose if they grow up to have an unhealthy aversion to shopping for kitchenware, I absolutely understand.
I’m sorry kids, Mama’s got bitten by the baking bug; I just want to bake you happy.
I am by no means a professional baker (pills and prescriptions are more my thing); I try my best to cross reference recipes to get the best tips/baking pearls before I embark on messing up the kitchen, and also try to give recipes a local flavour. Of late, I have been trying to tweak recipes to make them heart-healthier.
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Updated: I am also known as The Midnight Baker® Malaysia – my second website is at themidnightbakermalaysia.com !