Monday, January 12, 2009

First product using my SPAR mixer

Having some left-over eggs in the fridge, I decided that it was a good time to make my first loaf of bread using the SPAR mixer. I chose to make challah again to compare the difference between hand-kneaded and machine-kneaded.

Made a 6-plaited one again as it's my fav. ^_^

Challah after baking. Nice and golden brown.

How the crumb looks like.

Taste test: Soft and fluffy crumb, with a tinge of egg fragrance and subtle sweetness. YUM!

Compared to the hand-kneaded challah made last X-Mas day, today's challah takes the cake.

Final verdict: SPAR wins. Me lose.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

SPAR Mixer is here to stay!

Well, what do you know? I finally got a SPAR mixer to pursue my baking interest.
Being $856 bucks poorer now, I hope that this wonderful mixer will help me make better breads, cakes and whatever I want to make and more family and friends will be able to enjoy my bakes!

How the SPAR Mixer looks like.

A closer look at the brand~ SPAR Mixer. You fight with a SPAR mixer, you lose.

Besides the big bowl, the mixer also come with 3 accessories you cannot do without.
From left to right: A flat beater, a dough hook, a whisk.

Place and address where I purchased this mixer:

Lau Choy Seng
No. 23 & 25 Temple Street
Singapore 058568

Free delivery or you can hand carry it yourself. HIGHLY recommended to get the free delivery service as this mixer is HEAVY (20-30kg?) and quite big although it says "Mini Mixer" on the box. LOL~

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Beatmania IIDX Buttons are here!

Finally the buttons are here! I'm about S$500 poorer. -_-

Sad to say, my friend's friend did not manage to find the square buttons, which are to be used for the Select and Start buttons. So now, I only have these 14 rectangular buttons for my home-made IIDX controller.

Time to find 2nd-hand IIDX controllers, if available to salvage the PCB to start making the controller.

Anyone of you out there wanna sell me your old IIDX controller?