ZAKIAH Profile - (18826577)

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Home Town: Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
Living In: Okayama, Okayama, Japan
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert
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Lemon Cupcakes
About this Cook
Hi! My name is Zakiah but friends call me Zack for short. I am currently living and studying in Japan and I've been here for almost 6 years now. I am planning to stay here a few more years before I go back to my country, Malaysia. Like many here who love to cook, my kitchen is my sanctuary. My kitchen is my territory. I feel my most peaceful in my kitchen (although it might not always be in the cleanest condition :p) I cook when I'm stressed. and I'm also begining to appreciate good photos to come with good recipes. So I take photos of most of the stuff that I cook. I'm still trying to photograph my cookings like the pros. Right now I own a Nikon D40 and a 50mm lense for me to capture most of my cooking. I normally use natural lighting as flashes tend to overexpose the pictures and making even the most delicious food look eeky. I would love to share more of my baking experiences and learn from others as well.
My favorite things to cook
I mostly love to bake; cakes, cookies, scones, biscuits, bread; you name it!But now I'm more into baking cupcakes and I've been doing my own 'research' as to what makes a cupcake unforgetable.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I believe cooking runs in my family; with almost all of my dad's siblings being great cooks and caterers and my mother's side where my aunts make the greatest cakes and breads. So it's really now wonder my sisters and I have this undying love and passion for cooking and food.
My cooking triumphs
My New York Baked Cheesecake. I've never been prouder!
My cooking tragedies
Too many too mention. Well, a lot of it involving disasterous cakes and rock hard cookies though. Sometimes the occasional burnt chicken and stiff roast beef.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
Trick is not to overbake these rolls to get them nice and soft. Overbaking will dry them out. Very delish indeed. Made pizza rolls using the same dough.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2013
Fluffy Pancakes
This recipe really does yield soft fluffy pancakes(even when they're cold). My daughter loves it everytime I make them. I added a bit of vanilla essence to give it more flavor. Will be using this recipe and this recipe only!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2012
Lemon Cupcakes
This recipe is definitely delicious and easy to make. I used a pancake mix (here in Japan they work pretty much like self-rising flour but with added sugar so I didn't have to use baking powder), Lessen the sugar to just 1 1/4 cups. I got a hint to make this cake moister by scalding the milk and pouring it last (This idea came from the Extreme Chocolate Cake recipe that called for boil water in the recipe) This really made the cupcakes moister and softer. Try it! And thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2011
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