Puppy was into baking since September 2008. It has been more than 6 months since she started to bake. Most of the time, the results were not what we see in the recipe book. There must be some techniques that were not mentioned in the book. Puppy does not have any baking experiences (unless you count Home Economics lesson in Sec 1 and 2) and her mum doesn't know baking either. She depends solely on the recipe book. Maybe that can account for the differences in the products.
Other than recipe books that she bought or borrowed from library, her favourite source of recipes will be from blogs. She loves to read them. From there, she can learn from others and get tips in baking and cooking. There are several sites that she visits frequently, namely Happy Home Baking, Just Bento, Elinluv's Tibits Corner and many more. Got addicted to them.
There is also another thing about Puppy's website that readers should take note. Puppy will not publish the recipes that she tried in this blog as she took them wholesale from books and blogs. And she is still not up to the standard to modify the recipes and publish here. Actually she can acknowledge the source lah but she forgot where she took them from already. A puppy with the memory of a goldfish. Haha. Nonetheless, she is more than happy to share with everyone. So if you are interested, do drop her a message in the comments and she will send you the recipe.
This oatmeal cookies is her second creation. Not really that succesful even though they looked quite nice from the photos. The cookies could not get golden brown without the bottom getting burnt. Not sure of the reason. Puppy suspects maybe her microwave oven's temperature is too high. Anyway, after scraping off the burnt part, the cookies are still edible and quite nice actually. Hee hee. Can add more almonds. Kym kym loves almonds.