Friday, June 8, 2012



Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 7
"Altered beyond his knowledge."  Anne fully submitted, in silent, deep mortification.  Doubtless it was so, and she could take no revenge, for he was not altered, or not for the worse.  She had already acknowledged it to herself, and she could not think differently, let him think of her as he would.  No:  the years which had destroyed her youth and bloom had only given him a more glowing, manly, open look, in no respect lessening his personal advantages. She had seen the same Frederick Wentworth.
"So altered that he should not have known her again!"  These were words which could not but dwell with her.  Yet she soon began to rejoice that she had heard them.  They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.

Adapted from Les Petit Chef

Ingredients serve 4
A packet of chocolate coated teddy bear marshmallows
3 sheets of gelatine ( soak in cold water)
100ml liquid cream
450g chestnut spread
4 ramekins or mini cake rings

For whipped cream:
200 ml liquid cream
5 tbsp icing sugar


1)      Heat liquid cream but do not bring it to a boil. Remove from heat & add in gelatine. Stir till well;

2)      Fold in chestnut spread till all combined. 

3)      On a plate , place chocolate coated marshmallow on the side of the ring. Spoon chestnut mixture. Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

4)      For whipped cream: Beat liquid cream till foamy, add in sugar & whisk till stiff peaks.
5)      Topped the chestymellow with whipped cream & some cherries.

Bon Appetit

           I'm sharing  this recipe with Fabulous Fridays

Finally summer is approaching just by the look of these roses  from my garden ! It is such a joy to see them blooming that really makes my day!

Paul Bucuse Rose


  1. OMY what beautiful look this dear Kit love the colors!!

  2. This is a very special treat from your sons! This is so unusual and adorable. I love the inside layers as well as the cute bears on the outside. Wish I had that delicious spoonful!
    Also, your flowers are so beautiful.
    No doubt you had an amazing mother's day, being a mother does have its perks!

  3. Oh Kit, my heart is throbbing with joy after reading this lovely story. Those boys of yours are something else!!!

    I can't think of a more thoughtful Mother's Day present. Of course, Chestymallow (great name btw) looks delightful and quite yummy too!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us, Kit. Cheers to those sons of yours!!!

  4. What a lovely treat from your sons! It clearly runs in the family :) Love the name chestymallows! Your roses are gorgeous too - can you please send some over? :)

  5. Happy Mother's Day! Your boys rocks!! You must be really proud of them! They are so talented and so sweet of them to surprise mommy! You have a lovely family, Kit!
    Your roses are beautiful, I can never grow roses here, the plant always wilt after the first flowers! I gave up!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Hi Kit, such a sweet,adorable cute dessert. It sure look awesome. Your sons is so cute and loving, I'm sure you must be smiling away and feel so bless with your adorable sons.

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe, I sure love it cos I'm also a dessert Queen.

    As usual I love your beautiful flowers, very elegant roses. You are not only good at baking but good at gardening too.

    Psssttt.... want to see Leng Chais? Ok, if I spot one with 6 packs abs, SOS you. LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you.

  7. Love it Love it Love it!
    Super cute teddies. Love the whole idea behind it. Must be very proud of your sons. And the roses looks beautiful. Lovely colour (m I ovrdoing "love" here? oh well I can't help it :D).
    Have a great weekend!

  8. So cute and delicious looking! You are so blesssed to have such sweet son's! Have a fabulous weekend sweetie!

  9. How sweet is that! They did a wonderful job, obviously have a great inspiration at home :-).
    Also love their pics!
    hugs to you, have a sweet weekend

  10. Wow!! Amazing! Your sons did this? Looks so beautiful and thoughtfull!!

  11. Impressive! Your boys are quite the chef. That looks like a beautiful and delicious dessert for mothers day. and can't believe they took pics and everything for you, how cool =)

  12. I'm always enchanted every time I visit your lovely blog! It reflects the beauty within you. The rose reminds me of your beautiful voice that I've spoken to every day!

  13. Wow! Your sons must have got their creativity from you! This looks great :)

  14. This is so cute...and how lovely that your sons made it for you!!! You're right kids would definitely love this one...and I love those Koalas...never seen those before! :-)

  15. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely!

  16. Kit , your boys are so thoughtful and very creative ! That dessert looks so adorable and yummy :) I'm sure they enjoyed eating their own masterpiece ! hahahaha .... The Paul Bucuse Roses from your garden looks lovely !

  17. What a lovely surprise for you Kit - they look lovley.

    But oh, oh, poor Anne!

  18. wow..your boys made this?!! this is so impressive and so neat for boys doing that! Great applause for your boys, this was really made with lots of love!! i really envy that you have beautiful roses in your garden..not only roses but all the flowers that you show here in your blog!! Lovely!

  19. Oh my goodness! How sweet of your boys to make this special treat! ( swoon ) Thank you so much for sharing it on Fabulous Friday Party! Have a wonderful day!

  20. What a wonderful recipe I do think Chestnut is not used enough in recipes, I love its flavour and texture. Great too that you can make these in advance, they look super sweet.

    Your roses really are in full bloom they look magnificent I can almost smell their scent from here.


  21. Your sons are so wonderful! And such lovely roses!

  22. Wow, how sweet of your sons to take pictures for your blog and giving you such a sweet surprise! The pictures look so tempting!! And these roses are one of the prettiest roses I have seen!

  23. wow..wat a lovely post...droooooooooling here
    awesome cliks
    Tasty Appetite

  24. French celebrate Mothers' Day on a different Sunday? Happy Mother's Day to you, Kit! When is Fathers' Day? We celebrate Fathers' Day in Sep!

    Your boys are adorable! I love this dessert very much! And the roses, so gorgeous!

  25. You have a family of bakers. Its very sweet of your sons to make this cute dessert for you and even take step by step pictures.
    Belated Happy Mother's day!

  26. I am drooling! The roses look good too. Very well presented as usual X

  27. They did you proud. Their dessert looks wonderful. I'll wager it was delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  28. How sweet and adorable! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

  29. you must be so proud of your boys, and it's so cute when you said they'll bake to impress girls at school. haha. i learned that you're a malaysian fr yr sister's blog. how interesting both of you end up living in europe. i am so amazed with your truly beautiful flowers. you must have an amazing garden!! :) i love it!

  30. Sweet Kit, your entry in Fabulous Friday Party is being featured on my blog as my favorite. I absolutely LOVE it!! Hope you can stop by to check it out. Have a fabulous weekend!

  31. this is a glorious dessert..and I love the flowers in your must have a big garden.