Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sunkist Moments Blogger Event


Hi everyone, I'm finally back to revive this space, and this time, I'll be blogging about a recent event that I attended, The Sunkist Moments Blogger Event. I invited Ben to attend the event with me, and I must say that we both really enjoyed the session, learning how to prepare dishes using Sunkist oranges as an ingredient.

We started out the event with welcome drinks made of fresh orange juice, red wine, and sprite. I really loved the drink! It was so tangy and refreshing. Best of all, it's really easy to make! It's definitely one of the drinks in the menu for my future parties.

With our drink

We experimented with 2 types of oranges, Cara Cara and Valencia. I didn't know that there were different types of oranges in Singapore prior to the event. I certainly did gain more knowledge on how different oranges taste and also how add them into some dishes that are really easy to prepare.


These were the ingredients that we had for the day. The main dish for that day was baked salmon with orange salsa, accompanied by an appetizer, prawns with cream cheese and caramelized oranges.

 Seasoned salmon waiting to be baked.

While waiting for the salmon, we started slicing the oranges for both our appetizer and the orange salsa.

After skinning and slicing the oranges, we began torching them.

That was actually my first time trying to torch something, so I was rather nervous, but it was really easy to torch! I'm so buying one of the torch back to try making this dish again.


We moved on to plate our prawns and cream cheese after torching the oranges.


I actually really liked the combination of oranges, cream cheese and prawns. It isn't a combination that I would have thought of, but it tasted really refreshing and good!

Our baked salmon was served shortly after, and I think I did quite a good job plating the salmon. Hahaha, tried to be a little artistic with the sauce.

The real challenge came after lunch, where each group was given a mystery box, with baking ingredients in there. We were supposed to brainstorm and think of what we should bake to win this mini competition. Our group chose to make crepes with orange fillings.

Double boiling the chocolate to make chocolate sauce.

So Ben started torching the oranges while I was dealing with the chocolate sauce.

My other group members started making the crepes. I tried one and it's really not easy to make.

 Even though we didn't win the mini competition, I had lots of fun learning how to make crepes and had fun bonding with the team mates. Thumbs up for everyone's effort!

Just before I left, someone commented that I was in a matchy outfit with this little girl in my group. She's so cute, I just had to take a picture with her.

So this pretty much sums up my thoughts from this event. I'm going to try making the drink for a party over at my place tomorrow.

Till then.

Love,
Su Shan

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