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Friday, 18 April 2014

Finished on Friday...

Pans of the Week
Addiction cheekstick in Amazing (first reviewed/acquired way back in 2011)
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Chamade (which is, despite my greater affection for Liu, my most-worn Rouge Auto -- a step up / rose from 'my lips but better' (comparison swatches), so presumably 'my lips but WAY BETTARRRRRR MATEY'
and Suqqu Blend Eyeshadow 09 Koju (long discontinued, much loved -- included today because despite hitting pan on it a while back I've only just today had to face the fact that the warm grey (top right pan) really is more finished than merely panned D: So long, my perfect grey palette! It's been a glorious five years :')


Another Pan of the Week (ho ho, seewhatididthere)

Grapefruit pull-apart sweet bread, adapted from this recipe. The changes I made were motivated by necessity -- I used the zest of two pink grapefruits (so cheap and juicy at the farmers' market last week) to replace the orange/lemon in the original; used a mix of 2:1 light to dark muscovado sugars for the sprinkle; and substituted mascarpone for the cream cheese for icing. Also ate leftover icing from bowl after drizzling. Wait, who said that. I did no such thing. *shifty eyes*

Some process pics since the original recipe is a bit wall-of-text even for me (can't see a glasshouse without wanting to lob a rock at it, me...)
loaf ingredients; sugar crumble; my juicy grapefruits (don't ask to see my melons, this aint that kind of blog)
yeasty and nubile after its first rise (check out gothic novel and knitting pattern in background -- multitasking, yo
the faffing around bit with layering: check out how embarrassingly un-rectangular my rectangles are -- 0 artistic bone in body as I keep telling youse
all assembled -- I poured over all the leftover melted butter over the top before putting it into the oven
just out of the oven: check out that golden butter crust :O~~~
iced and um... torn. I wanted to see if the tearing mechanism worked properly. For science.
entropy
Actually, not only did this come out less pull-apart than fall-apart bread, an extra layer of fail was added by the fact that we somehow managed to eat the WHOLE ENTIRE LOAF for breakfast during, um, tasting. So that whole '14 servings' bit in the original recipe? *hollow laughter followed by citrussy belch*

Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! I've got to rustle up another of these tonight XD

37 comments:

  1. Wheee you actually finished 2 lipsticks AND an eyeshadow palette!!! Great job, Kate!

    Also, OMG I'VE GOT TO GIVE THIS A GO! Looks SO dang yum!!!

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    1. Easier to finish than makeup, I GUARANTEE! :D

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  2. I love pans of gooey sweet things even more than pans of gooey colorful things. O.O I've never actually baked with yeast, but this recipe might well change that...

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    1. you must! If only to hover over the bowl ready to declaim 'It's ALIIIIIIVE' at the first bubble. Not that I still do that. ahem.

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  3. Wow!
    Now that I see one pan almost completely finished (did you have to scratch some of that to get it going?) I definitely want to give it a go. I should place one of my favorite quads close by and reach for it more often.
    And the rest of the post, *drools* just yummy!

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    1. I didn't! :D Suqqu are so buttery they really have 0 wastage. Some other formulas start crumbling and becoming unusable as soon as any pan shows.
      Because I tend to take 1-2 quads with me when travelling they get used up very quickly/evenly.

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  4. Apart from foundation and powder, I don't think I've ever used up any makeup, ever. This is seriously inspiring.

    I always take serving suggestions as a challenge, and with bread that looks like that? Ahahahaha!

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    1. LOAD IT ON and also threaten girlfriends with makeovers at every opportunity = my secret :)
      We literally reenacted the Lady&the Tramp spaghetti scene, tearing at the bread from either end XD

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  5. Sold! I'll be making this Lemon pull apart this weekend. We just had a big bag of juicy lemons today.

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    1. hope it worked out, C! Let me know what (always clever) tweaks you think of

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  6. me and the bf are ogling the bread. so good. hopefully we'll try it out!!

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  7. Great, now I miss having an oven :p. Looks so yum!
    Chamade is a great shade, it's my most worn RA too so I'm not surprised ^^.
    But finishing a whole quad, now that is very impressive!
    I tip my hat off to you dear miss ^^.

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    1. Teri, I actually bought an oven in HK as my self-Christmas present XD Life is not worth living without one!
      *puts slice of cake in your hat*

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  8. That bread looks more like a cake to me. I prefer this kind of texture to normal cakes and muffins and all the fluffy stuff, the soft chewiness of a bread lets you enjoy the flavors more. I was just making Tteokbokki tonight and thought about your soondubu jjigae post a thousand moons ago. I dug up the page just now and hopefully I'll make it for dinner this sunday. Lately I've been so lazy at home that no actual comforting home-cooked meal have passed my lips. Overworking and having really unreliable coworkers really strain the life outta me.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Chewy sweet breads are so much more addictive! Although, actually, just plain fresh bread with lots of butter is tastier to me than almost all kinds of cake.
      Tteokbokki is the best lazy comfort food, so you made a great choice :)

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  9. I'm on my way to finishing Chamade (also my most used RA) as well, and I believe I bought this in 2012? I have about a third left, so I put it in my use-it-up pile in January, thinking that it would feel so nice to finish a lipstick so I can experiment with another brand/colour/formula. But now I'm fearful of using it all up and hating myself a little for being so disloyal. :P

    Grapefruit bread looks yummy! I adore grapefruit--whenever they're in season, I stock up on them and hand-peel/eat them like regular oranges. Joyce Carol Oates, btw, is on Twitter and KILLING IT. She's a national treasure and totally deserves to be invited to events like SXSW alongside Silicon Valley man-child CEOs.

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    1. LOOOOOOOL, I love that you're the tortured Hamlet/Daniel Deronda of makeup usage :P Although I admit to doing the repurchase??? dance over Chamade as well. I think I probably shall.

      STOP TRYING TO SELL ME ON TWATTING! D:> I haz no tiiiiiime!

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  10. Well done! And that bread looks delicious!

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    1. *curtseys....topples over weighed down by carbs*

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  11. So much pan!! I don't think I've managed to pan any lippies that aren't lip balms unless it was dissected for depot or sharing purposes.
    Your edible pan looks scrumptious!

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    1. It's actually embarrassing how often I wear this one! So good for a brainless lip -- it features in many of my daily unblogged looks XD

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  12. You are so hilarious, I love you.

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  13. LOL at the pull apart / fall apart bread. Looks good nonetheless, and please... it's so easy to eat those delicious bread :-) I can totally understand, but I can't do it now. I'd be happy if I could keep anything down without feeling like crap >_<

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    1. oh Lily! I hope this nausea goes away soon :( You can make up for it afterwards <3

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  14. I share your Chamade-like and though not Amazing, I still like Revenge. Love the gothic/knitting-infused bread

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    1. I've finished & repurchased my Revenge much quicker :) Love the idea of bread absorbing its surroundings as it rises... JCO's CURSE would explain the indigestion... or maybe that was just the amount I ate.

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  15. Totes ignoring the makeup for once......... THAT BREAD. * ___ * There are many days when I really don't like being gluten intolerant, preventing me from eating all the tasty pastries!!! DX (commercial GF pastries not quite the same as the real thing/ less variety if any at all, or I have to franken DIY a gluten free one at home.... aintnobodygottimefodat)

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    1. onoes! I would ...actually be constantly ill because haz no willpower in the face of gluten! I've only attempted one gluten-free loaf (simpler than pastries I imagine!) for a friend and it was such a pain in the arse.

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  16. *tummy rumbling* so many domestic goddesses.... first Belly gave me massive cravings for choc cake and fried chicken (i'm still OD-ing on KFC and Popeyes weeks after!), and now this crispy, crunchy, i dunno-what goodness!!! Gosh!!! And how on earth you finish any of your massive stash is beyond me!!! I need to be much more diligent!

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    1. are Cheong Song-Yi chimek joints still the hot thing in Asia?
      And honestly I wonder if my stash is as massive as people think? I try lots of products but don't keep anything I don't use regularly :)

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  17. All the pans are amazing. Please feed me bread and finish my eye shadow palettes. -__-

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    1. *feeds you eyeshadow palettes* that's one way :)

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  18. Oh no! The only eyeshadow I'm close to hit pan on is Clinique Kittycat and I don't want to, since it's discontinued and it's the perfect taupe!!! *cries*
    You just made me feel I need to give Chamade more love :p

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    1. ....just googled Kittycat -- it's gorgeous!

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    2. It is, I can't believe Clinique has d'ed this one!!!! Anyway, I'm now giving Chamade l/s a Little bit more love, and realizing again why I love it so much! ;)

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