My husband and I have been together for 14 years. Heading steadily to our 15th years next year in May on his birthday, I’m still very much in love with him, against all odds. He is my first love. I met my boyfriend, now husband for the very first time when I was in college. He was 19 and I was just 17. He was my senior and was quite a rascal in his youth. My first impression on him was not really good. It was definitely not a love at first sight. Rather, it was annoyance at first sight. He was sitting with his friends outside of the hostel compound where I resided with his friends and cooking up a ruckus with their guitars. I was studying and being a bookworm, the act itself irritate me to death. Finding it too intolerable, I went to give him and his friends a piece of my mind. But fate have other plans for us. Fast forward two years later, we got married and became parents.
Being young parents was never easy. It is really tough, especially when you are on your own and still studying at that. We had to juggle between our family life and our studies. I wouldn’t say that our marriage is perfect but we practically grew up with each other. And if I could turn back back time, I would not have it any other way.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person, over and over again. We may not have much time as we had before during the early years of marriage as we’re both busy with our career, but my husband and I made a point to not stop dating and make time for each other.
Our favourite pastime is traveling, photography shooting and cafe hopping and indulging in good coffees and teas, and of course sweets and desserts.
Speaking of cafe hopping and having sweets and desserts, Fronterra Food Services has recently launched the second phase of its successful Anchor Say Cheese Campaign in Melaka where they aimed to connect loved ones with their sensational dessert. And so, being a hopeless romantic and feeling that we are up to some gastronomic adventure, we decided to check travel south and check it out.
Anchor Say Cheese campaign features an exclusive assortment of Anchor-branded desserts, the first of its kind in the market. Pastry lovers like us can now expect a new range of Anchor Say Cheese Chef’s Signature series desserts, made from the finest Anchor range of products at selected bakeries across the nation.
Together with its selected bakery partners, Fronterra Foodservices continues to delight foodies with limited edition desserts created by Fronterra’s own in-house patisserie chefs using top quality real butter, cream cheese, milk and cream from popular Anchor range of products aimed not only to indulge pastry lovers but to help foodies connect with their loved ones as well through enjoying dacadent dessert offerings.
Speaking at the launch of Anchor Say Cheese in Yeast Pastry House, Melaka last weekend is Mr. Chua, a representative from Fronterra Foodservices and Mr.Poh, owner and Head Chef of Yeast Pastry House. According to Mr. Chua, each bakery partners will whip up the delectable Anchor branded desserts using the original recipes. Trainings are provided by Fonterra’s patisserie chefs, with a slight tweak to suit the unique preferences of respective bakeries’ customers.
While the first phase of Anchor Say Cheese campaign introduces delectable Japanese inspired desserts with generous usage of Anchor Cream Cheese as part of the ingredients, the new selection of desserts featured in the second phase of Anchor Say Cheese campaign offers us a more European inspired delicious cakes and bread. Some of the European themed pastries that’s Anchor Say Cheese Chef’s Signature series that can be found in selected bakeries nationwide: Almond Rosa, Cheeznie, First Love and Lady Marmalade.
Cheeznie, a must have when you can’t decide between a chocolate cake or a cheesecake. The cream cheese is sandwiched between two slices of richly soft chocolate brownie and topped with bits of chopped walnuts. Highly recommemded to go with a cup or coffee or tea.
Almond Rosa, a rich layer of Anchor cream cheese is layered generously between nutty almond butter sponge cake, making it heavenly to the palate.
First Love, guaranteed to give you some sugar rush. First Love is one of the chef’s signature bun with cream cheese in the center. Soft and airy, the bun is sprinkled with brown sugar on top. Fairly a classic pastry that is irresitible for those who loves classic bread offerings with a twist.
Lady Marmalade, something the adventurous would definitely want to sink their teeth on. This bread is infused with orange flavoured cream cheese and topped with candied orange. Sweet and sourish, the bread always warrants for seconds. Highly recommended to be paired with a cup of tea.
My husband and I have tried these delectable desserts and we thought that having them gives us the feeling of the sweetness of falling in love with each other all over again.
These exclusive Anchor’s signature creations are available at selected bakeries throughout the country from now until December 2016. Customers will also receive the limited edition Anchor spoon with every purchase of two boxes of Anchor’s signature desserts. The bread selection is available from RM3.50 onwards while the cake selection is available at RM6.50 onwards per piece. Price varies according to bakeries.
Participating bakeries as listed below, so be sure to check them out.
RT Pastry, Klang Valley
Bread History, Penang
The Baker’s Hut, Seri Manjung
Patisfrance and Yeast Pastry House, Melaka
Veluxe Cake House, Skudai
Fu Seng Cake House, Muar
Port View Euro Bakery, Kota Kinabalu
Taka Cake House, Kuching
Hot Cross Bun, Miri