18 August 2011

5th Blog Anniversary and Giveaway!

Chocolate S'mores Pie ready for oven

My blog is six five years old! (my husband called from overseas to inform me that I failed my math, so embarrass!)  I created the blog in May 2006, my first post was on 24 August 2006. It started as a personal journal then documentary of my son daily life, eventually it becomes what it is today. I've written 261 blog posts, most of my posts captures my daily life and emotion. I would like to thank those who left your lovely comments and providing links to my blog. Thank you for your support throughout these years, and also thank you for sending your warm regards and hugs during days when I especially need it.

Chocolate S'mores Pie from Dinner with Julie, is a yummy sinful treat. I baked this easy pie using ready made shortcrust pastry sheet to celebrate my blog 6th 5th birthday!

Recipe adapted from Dinner With Julie with changes to the crust.

Place a piece of pastry sheet into the baking pan, cut excessive. Blind bake in a 190C oven for 8 mins, or until golden brown around the edges of crust.

1 cup whipping cream
8 oz. good-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 large egg
pinch salt
2-3 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 190C. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan, and put the chocolate in a bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg and salt. Pour into the crust.

Bake for 25 minutes, until filling is softly set but still trembles slightly in the middle when you gently shake it. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Pile the marshmallows on top of the cooled filling and preheat the oven. Bake the pie for a minute – it browns quickly, so check it after 30 seconds – until the marshmallows are golden brown (My marshmallows didn't brown) Cool for 10 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife dipped in hot water, then wiped dry (do this before you cut each slice).

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers#10 Easy As Pie (August 2011) hosted by Janine from Not the Kitchen Sink!


Oozing chocolate!!

I have a gift for you to show my appreciation. "Baking with Tiny Tots" is the book I intend to giveaway, why this book? Because this is the result behind all baking and cooking, we all want a healthier and better food for our children and family members. A family baking session is a lovely way to spend time together. Moreover, they are able to eat the results of their labour is invariably met with wonder and joy. Of course things may get a bit messy and the end product may not up to your expectation, but does this really matter? Is worth it to let the little one join us in the kitchen.

This book is divided into 5 sections, you may take a look on the contents page. If you would like to take a chance on wining the book, all you need to do is leave a comment at this post. You do not have to be a blogger to enter. Please leave a mail ID or a link so I can contact you should you win.

This giveaway is open to all readers till 24th August 2011 (10 am, Singapore time) I will randomly pick the lucky winner...old fashion way :)  Good Luck and have fun!


  1. 哇,6年了啊.....不容易呢^^

  2. Six years! WOW that long? Anway Happy 6th Blog Anniversary :) Love your pie dessert and love your book too!

  3. CongraTs! I wanna join in for the giveaway too ;)

  4. 6年,不简单,佩服你的那份坚持^^

  5. You sold me with that oozing chocolate photo...oh, yum!!! And what a fun giveaway!!! And congrats on your anniversary...you are definitely a seasoned blogger :)

  6. Happy 6th blog anniversary,I would like to try my luck, thanks.

    Michelle Phang

  7. Happy 6th Blog Anniversary! Lovely book. Wish me luck!

  8. Congratz!!!
    Awesome blog and food, keep going^^

  9. 6年,好久哦。。


  10. 6 years of blogging, congrats!!!

    I want to join in the giveaway! :)

  11. Congratulations on turning 6! My blog is not even turning 1 and I already feel proud of blogging for these many months. You should be really proud of yourself and this looks like a great book to have, maybe for my future children hehehe

  12. Happy 6th birthday and many more to come!!! Really an enjoyable and inspiring blog.

    Love yeohkristen@gmail.com

  13. hi tze, happy 6th anniversary!! Keep up your lovely work!

  14. 6th years of blogging?? that's amazing. Happy 6th Blog Anniversary.

    I would like to join the giveaway....Tkz

  15. Wow! 6 years ne! Not easy ya!
    I want to participate in this give away..thanks !

  16. ah tze, congrats! 6 years is not easy! look forward to more blg anniversary of yours! (: JIA YOU! (:


  17. Congrats for your 6th Blog Anniversary. You started blogging long before everyone here did. Thanks for sharing and many more years to come. Wish me lucky for the giveaway. :)

  18. Congratulations on your 6th Blog Anniversary! And it is great to know you through bloggerland. Cheers to you, Ah Tze! Here's to another year of great blogging!
    Your chocolate pie looks yummy, with the marshmallows, will definitely be a hit with my kids!
    Count me in for this fun giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you!

  19. Congratulations on your 6th Blog Anniversary Ah Tze, that is a very lovely pie which I would love to have a piece of if I could:) I don't have any little tots so I shall pass on the giveaway:P

  20. Congratulations - 6 years is a long time. 加油

  21. Congratulation on ur five years anniversary. Just want to try my luck.

    from Lim

  22. Hi, am one of your reader and glad that you are active again. 加油!
    Happy 5th blog anniversary!
    Noted you have always tried to omit baking powder in your recipe which i totally agree.

  23. Ah Tze... Happy 6th Blog Anniversary... Looking forward for more great posts from you ^_^

  24. Congrats on 5 years and counting on blogging! I have been putting blogging off for too long and I guess the book will serve as an end to my excuses to not blog.

    It would be such a great book to share with my 18mths old.. Once again, congrats!

  25. Congratulation for 5th anniversary..

    keep it up..加油!

  26. Ah Tze, congrats on your blog 5th anniversary! Thanks for sharing so many awesome recipes all this while, hope more will come :)

  27. Ah Tze, happy 5th anniversary! Keep up the posts! Always a pleasure to read them =D.
    The chocolate pie is absolutely sinful!

    (Tried posting comment earlier but it wouldn't let me D<)

  28. Congratulations on your 5th Blog Anniversary. Mixue
    Email: neiltoto@hotmail.com

  29. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    The pie looks to die for!

  30. Wow, you already 5years in blogging, sound quite long already, hehehe. Anyway, congrats on your 5th Blog anniversary, keep up the good posts and nice to know you via blogging. I wish to win your lovely cookbook, my email is sonia9423@gmail.com.
    Ya, also Thanks for informing me the VPN access in China, but dont think i will use it so soon as I dont know when i will visit to CN again, hehehe..

  31. Congratulation on your blog anniversary.

  32. Congrats! Please enter me for the draw!

    I'm following via gfc as Burcin. My email is burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com

    Thank you!


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