I've decided to make this batch of pies, specially for 三姨. Unfortunately, she was hospitalised again. Sadly, she did not have a chance to touch these pies and all went into my cuzzies' hungry tummies. 三姨, I really wish that you will recover soon, if not completely, at least have the strength to enjoy our companionship, nice food and every love that we are bringing to you. We miss your orange juice that you always squeeze freshly for us, we miss your laughter whenever we joke with you, we miss your everything.
You made me realise that life is so fragile and we never know what will happen the next moment. I told myself that I will always make effort to be home for dinner with my love ones. This is a simple affair, however everyone's presence makes a difference and it is really a blessing to see each other safe and healthy everyday.
Today is a BIG day for Lin-er, though is not her super BIG day yet. It’s her 21st BIRTHDAY celebration for her super big day on 04 July 2012. Haha. Finally, she is a grown up fine lady with beautiful smile and character. The images of her when she was young still flashes in my mind. We are 10 years old apart, so as a da jie jie, it’s naturally my duty to take care of her since young. Seeing her grow up from a little baby and protecting (but sometimes still bully, haha) her from harm is such an enjoyable journey for her 3 elder sisters. Lin-er, we won’t be there to take care of you all the times, so be safe, be blissful and most importantly, be happy & healthy always!
Here comes your Birthday Chicken Pie! I’ve started preparing this for you since the night before, thus I did not manage to join you and cuzzies for the happening night out. Sacrifice right? Lol. I knew this came as a surprise for you from the expression on your face when you first saw it. I was indeed delighted. I was even more elated when I received numerous amazing comments on the pie. It’s not the look of the pie, but the TASTE! Although I tried my best to put on some deco on it, I think I can still do better, don’t give up Wendy!
This pie is the result of my 2nd try this morning. Luckily I had enough ingredients, else I can't imagine how things will turn out. I guess I am just too excited and hoping to complete the pie without pitfall. But the more I want it this way, the more I could not get the it done in the right way. Haiz.
My initial intention is to bake a big pie with some small pies which serve as a deco to the big pie too. However, after pre-baking the big crust half way, then I realised I've forgotten to prick the crust before baking. That's why the crust wenting popping here and down all because of the air bubble underneath the dough. Things went a little hay wire but fortunately I managed to salvage it, just that I've spent a lot more time than expected. The baking process ended with a PHEW! finally completed and YEAH! :)
Wendy, the creator of TwoThreeFiveNine is a full time working mummy to 2 lovely kids, a wife to a loveydovey husband, a daughter to 2 loving parents and a sister to 3 lovable sisters. Still a novice to baking but simply with the passion, here she is baking into the night after 2359 (mummy's duty done by then), creating freshly baked goodies for her precious ones.