Summer is here. Though it's summer all year round here in KL, this is dedicated to my friends abroad on the other side of the globe. For my friends down under, there will be another recipe coming up for you too. Instead of my usual sinful treats, I decided to take a lighter approach for today's post. What can be a perfect summer treat to quench a thirst on a hot day? In my books, it definitely has to have some form of citrus involved, and must be icy-cold. Today's post is pretty special as I have never done this before. It my very first time guest posting for another sweet blogger, who I had the chance to get to know a little more. Hoorah!!! Who is this sweet gal? Oops, I have just let one clue out of the hat. Okay.. I don't think I can hold it in any longer. To welcome her, may I have some "drum rolls" please? I am pleased to introduce you to Jes from Pencil Kitchen. Do pop over her blog and give her a holler too. Oh! You might get to know me a little more too. For a moment I thought I am the Asian Donna Hay, being interviewed by Jes. That's me living in my own dreamland ;).
Spot the "J": It's for Jes & Jo
This guest posting is really a coincidence and I believe it was meant to happen. Recently, Jes sent me an e-mail asking if I would like to guest post for her which coincidentally I was drafting an e-mail to her too. I wanted to let her know that I will be going down to Singapore over the weekend and wondered if she would be free to meet up. And what do you know? I am going down to Singapore and she's coming over to Malaysia over the same weekend too. Is that coincidence or what?. So looks like, we will be meeting another time right Jes? To sum up, the both of us shares equal deep passion in baking and it isn't funny. We discovered we have pretty much the same taste, from food styling to props and to cake flavours. @Jes: I am deeply honoured and feeling ultra excited on working on this project. So, THANKS for thinking of me and having me on board.
Moving on, I will have you know that I had a slight hick-up. I was torn as I wasn't quite sure if I should bake a cake or make a cold treat. When I looked outside my kitchen, it was just too hot and humid that my major concern is that the humidity will ruin the frosting. I do know Jes loves a good chocolate cake, and I dare say I make a pretty darn good mean chocolate-y cake ;).
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instead, I made a really simple, quick, light and refreshing Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Mini Pops. These pops are a wee-tart from the yogurt and lemonade. However, I lighten the yogurt with some whipping cream, then added vanilla extract and some powdered sugar to the yogurt cream to add hint of sweetness to balance the tangy flavour from Raspberry Lemonade. This pop may be simple. However, it's ultra smooth, creamy and packed with refreshing flavour. Just take one lick, and you will be licking again and again.