Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The recipe

85 grams butter, 175 grams sugar and 120 grams of flour,
3 large eggs, 200 degrees – bakes into 1 delicious cake

2 cups water, 3 cups sugar and 1.5 tbsp of yeast,
6 cups flour, 175 degrees – kneads you a warm loaf of bread

250 grams butter, 140 grams sugar and 300 grams of flour,
1 egg yolk, 180 degrees – one motherful tray of cookies

8 hours sleep, 3 square meals, and 2.5 litres of water,
1 brisk walk, 2 servings of fruits – 90 healthy years of life

2 parts savings, 1 part temperament and 3 parts sitting with patience,
1 bear market, 3 parts gusto – 50 years free from toil

2 understanding hearts, 4 listening ears, 2 tender hands to hold,
1 cupid’s arrow, 2 sweet lovers– a reason to live that old


esther said...

great recipes! however the best dish always comes out of "ah-gar-ation" (estimation), there isn't right or wrong but always the just nice proportion. and everyone has their own secret recipe to success.

darren said...

The recipe is simple but not the execution. Such is life!

la papillion said...

Hi Esther,

Haha, I purposely used the concept of cooking recipes to illustrate that we all know the knowledge of how to achieve something, but the hard part is to follow them and even if we follow them to a T, results vary ;) there are always little elements of execution that makes each result slightly different. Maybe you whipped the cream too hard and for too long? Maybe the butter needs to be cold before adding the flour? Maybe u need to add the eggs then the sugar?

Life's like that too :) you can follow others as a guide, but u still have to figure out your own way Haha!

la papillion said...

Hi rt,

Yes! If you've followed any sort of recipes, you'll realise that individual results may vary from the nice pictures shown :) u get the gist of the message haha

Sillyinvestor said...


I following the recipe to a T, other factors in play include not just the skill of the chief, which include how he control temperature etc, but equally important how fresh his ingredients are.

la papillion said...

Hi SI,

You're right :) that's why in the past, without YouTube, it's so hard to reproduce the exact results by following the recipe. These days, by watching and then actually practising it, it gets clearer. But still, as always, you have to try it. Reading all the recipes in the world never makes one a better cook.