Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start of 2009

Decided to bake a butter cake at 11 p.m. on 31 Dec 2008 as I had bought the ingredients for about a week already and since 1 Jan 2009 was a holiday. Set the cake to bake in the oven about 10 mins before midnight. After watching the fireworks on TV, checked on my cake and noted the grease proof paper hanging out of the cake tin was getting burnt. I then adjusted the position of the tin so that the paper will not brush against the heating element at the back of the oven when it rotates. Made it even worse and the paper caught fire. Panic panic! I was afraid the whole oven would blow so I quickly switched of the mains and started blowing but the small fire still could not be put out. I screamed to John for help. He was upstairs attending to the kids. He came down and started to blow as well..I din want to douse it with water as I din want my cake to go to waste. Thank God, John managed to blow it out. His comment.."people play fireworks, you also want to play!". The fire damaged the paper and the tin slightly but I continued to bake the cake. The result...




But it is quite yummy I must say especially with the burnt parts and the "kah leow" (ashes). Got the recipe fr lillian.net I think.

5 comments:

Simon said...

chanlilian.net, you mean :)

Dini said...

yup...she has another blog on recipes rite?

Simon said...

http://www.malaysiabest.net

Ann said...

LOL !!! Jon's remark was so funny!

may not have been the best start but it was a start nevertheless!

Must be that oven problem!

Hope to try your cakes one day!

Dini said...

Ann...so far I only baked one type..hoping to try the chocolate cake recipe that my head of culinary school gave me this week. hope no fire incident..hee hee