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Why is it that I find it so hard to do the thing that my heart tells me to? I know I will be doing the right thing but I just keep turning this bloody issue over and over. I seriously hate my mind at times. In there, all the indecisiveness boils, the bad (sometimes wicked) thoughts churn, and sometimes I am just too tired to stop them all. Which makes me think I suck. Okay, why am I even typing all this. Like anyone is interested.

Oh I want those paper pans that Bakerella is giving. Sigh. I can only look longingly. Heck, I don't even know what is my favorite muffin so I am too ashamed to enter my comment.

Almond biscuits

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Confession: I just deleted a recent post. The pictures taken were horrible. It stops there, but I didn't like it. Here's another post on the same thing, except I tweaked it abit. I fought a hard battle with the dough, which either didn't like me or didn't like the extra 60g of flour I added. What a dud. But the taste was okay. Same taste, slightly different texture (not a bad thing), but less oily. Good.




Either crush 80g of almonds (for people who like labouring for their baked goods like me) or chop 'em finely. Be sure you have some left for garnishing!



Sift icing sugar and flour into a big mixing bowl. (I doubled the amount to make two batches) Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In goes those almonds. And then the vanilla extract and the butter.



Cut butter into the mixture first before plunging your hands in.



Now put your hands in. Use your fingers to combine to form a ball of dough.



Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper, depending on the size of your sheets. Shape doug…
Just had a bad scare. Some unknown person added me on MSN and then proceeded on to say some weird(as in a sick way weird) things. Oh my gosh I'm going to turn damned paranoid now... I checked my FB to see if I added that person unintentionally, I checked here to see if my email is revealed in any way, I... I am so rattled by this. I mean, who the hell is this person? I will never EVER EVER use MSN again. Damned, I didn't use it for months and I just signed in today to add someone, and got this. Just my luck.

On a brighter note, I'm making PW'scinnamon toast tomorrow!! Yum yum.. Love cinnamon.
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Guessed as much? So, I have been planning to make lemon bars for my cousin's 20th birthday. Bake it, put it in a cute box, hear a big "Thanks!" and "These are wonderful, can you give me the recipe?"




Nice? I spent one hour doing this. And yes, that's a Subway wrapper.



And then....



this. hahahah, now that I look back at this I think it is quite amusing. But was really upset at this at while ago. Okay, at least the gooey tart lemon filling tastes good.



Want to know why so you will never ever end up with this? I used a pan bigger than the one in the recipe. Darn, I had told myself optimistically(or rather, stupidly) that a few centimetres didn't matter. Well, I know it did deep down, but well. Never mind, the second batch was not too bad.



If you are wondering, I 'dammed' the lemon filling with foil, so it would bake over the shortbread crust and not in the pan. I took this from joyofbaking, so click here for the recipe.

Let's see if I can rede…