Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Homemade Birthday Snack Recipe



I am Stella from Srilanka

              This recipe is a kids friendly fun  snack.Try this recipe!     
                                                                       
                                                                       
                                                                             
                                                                   






                                                                                


  1. Peel the hard boiled eggs. Take a small, flat bottomed bowl. Put in 3 drops of pink food coloring and 2 cups water. Mix. Place the peeled hard boiled eggs into the bowl so that they are completely covered. Remove eggs when they have the shade you like. Then place them in the refrigerator for about an hour
  2. Next prepare the mashed potatoes: Peel and boil the potatoes, covered with water, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water. Squash the potato with a potato masher or mixer. Add butter, salt and white pepper . Mix well.
  3. Next slice the chilled eggs into thin slices using a sharp knife or egg slicer. Then spread a thin layer of mashed potatoes on 12 crackers. I used homemade crackers but you can use store bought.
  4. After that place a slice of egg on the cracker.Now spread a thin layer of mashed potatoes on the slice of egg. Then top with another cracker. Now divide the remaining mashed potato mixture into four portion. Add a drop of food coloring (a different color in each bowl) into each bowl and mix well.
  5. After that you can decorate the tops of the sandwiches with colored mashed potatoes. Put each colored mashed potato mixture into a piping bag and pipe it on top of the cracker, as I ha€™ve done in the photo above.
  6. Enjoy.














       

                                                                                                                                                                                                   



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Homemade Kid Friendly Dessert

                                               
 I am Stella from Srilanka 
 One of the most delicious desserts.Easy to make and wonderfully sweet.   



                                                                         




  • 100 grams cake sponge
  • 25 grams strawberry jelly
  • 25 grams jelly lemon
  • 50 grams custard vanilla
  • 3 teaspoon sugar syrup
  • 1 whole banana ripe banana, sliced into rounds
  • 25 grams plums pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons candy color candy sprinkles (for decorating)
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate grated chocolate [for decorating]
  • 1 whole egg egg white
  • 30 grams sugar
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Prepare the Jello as per the packet instructions. Pour each one into a large bowl and place both bowls in the fridge for one hour or until set. After that cut out small pieces of the solidified Jello.
  2. Prepare the custard/pudding as per the packet instructions and allow to cool.
  3. For the syrup, add sugar and water into a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to boil over low heat to 105C degrees. Use a thermometer. Once the sugar is dissolved and it’s a bit thickened and reaches the right temperature, remove from heat.
  4. In the bottom of your glass bowl, place squares of the sponge cake. (1/2 thick, 1 1/2 x 1 inch rectangles) I used homemade sponge cake but you can use store bought if you don’t have the time to make your own. Prick the sponge cake pieces all over with a fork. Pour sugar syrup over the cake.
  5. Next place the cut out pieces of Jello all over the cake. Pour custard over the Jello layer. Place banana slices and plum slices on top.
  6. For the meringue: Place the egg white and sugar in a bowl. Beat the mixture until stiff and standing in peaks (use a electric hand mixer).
  7. Now place the meringue over the banana and plums. After that sprinkle grated chocolate and colored candy over the top.
  8. Place the dessert in the fridge for about one hour. Serve cool.
  9. see my web site.
  10. www.recipesrilankablogspot.com
  11. www.stellarecipe.webs.com
  12. Enjoy.

                                         


 
                                                        






  





Thursday, January 1, 2015

Homemade Swiss Roll

I am Stella from Srilanka
                                         Very simple to make

                
                                                                
                                                                   

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Cake Flour
  • 3 whole Egg
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Vanilla
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Butter
  • 7 ounces, weight Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 drop Food Coloring
                                                      

Mix baking powder and flour, sift well. Preheat the oven 200C degrees, lightly butter a 12×8 inch Swiss roll tray and then line with oiled or baking sprayed parchment paper.
Next, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed for about 7 -10 minutes.The batter should leave a ribbon-like texture when the batter is lifted up. Add flour mixture and the vanilla. Mix well with a rubber spatula.
Now pour the mixture into the prepared tray and smooth out to the corners with a rubber spatula. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown, and cake has began to shrink from the edges of the tray.
Remove from oven . Now lay an oiled piece of parchment paper (14×14 inch) on top of a lightly damp tea towel. Carefully place Swiss roll upside down onto the paper. Remove the paper that was in the pan (the paper that is now on top of the Swiss roll).
Roll up the Swiss roll inside of the towel/oiled paper. Start from longer side. Leave the rolled cake to cool.
For the filling: Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a bowl until pale. Gradually add icing sugar and milk, beating constantly until combined. Add vanilla and food coloring. Mix well.
Open the Swiss roll using the oiled paper to unroll it. Then remove the paper and spread thinly with buttercream filling.
Roll the Swiss roll up again, this time without the oil paper. Roll it up tightly! Trim both ends to get a smooth and presentable looking Swiss roll.
Place Swiss roll in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. After that cut it into slice and serve. Enjoy.
                                            

Monday, September 1, 2014

Homemade Mini Buns



I am Stella from Srilanka

Mini buns are quick and easy to make. A simple recipe. Try it! 
                                                             




    

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Plain Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoons Salt To Taste
  • 7 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅛ pinches Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten, Divided Use
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter, Softened

Preparation


In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix 1 minute.
Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. 
Add butter and mix until combined. 
Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. 
After that, punch the dough down and make 8 round balls and allow
 them to rise for 10 minutes .

Take the balls and place on a greased baking tray and allow to
 rise for 25 minutes. 
Next brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the buns .

Bake at 200ºC for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot.

Enjoy.



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Homemade Bundt Cake


I am Stella from Srilanka
This is a really popular cake. Easy to make with just a little time.
                                                           


  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 5-⅓ ounces, weight Cake Flour, Sifted
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2-⅔ ounces, weight Butter
  • 6 whole Eggs, Separated
  • 7 ounces, weight Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • _____
  • FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP:
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ½ cups Water
  •  
Preparation
For the cake:
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl three times. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool. Set aside.
Separate the egg whites and yolks. Beat egg whites until they become white and frothy. Add sugar little by little and continue beating until sugar dissolves.
Next add the egg yolks into the whites mixture and beat about 5 minutes. After that, add in the dry ingredients, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix well using a rubber spatula.
Pour the cake batter into a 9-inch bundt shaped cake pan that has been greased with butter and floured.
Preheat oven to 180 C degrees and bake the cake for 25 minutes.
The cake is ready when you can lightly press on it with your finger and it bounces back.
Remove the cake from the oven and let cool .
For the syrup, add sugar and water into a heavy-bottomed pan and heat over low heat to 105C degrees. Use a candy thermometer. The sugar should dissolve and the mixture should thicken to syrup consistency. Let cool.
Next place the cake on a serving plate and pour sugar syrup over the center of the cake. Let cool. Serve and enjoy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Homemade Cupcakes for kids Birthday

I AM STELLA FROM SRI LANKA

These cupcakes are really delicious and cute. Try this recipe.

                                       






                                            
  • 1-⅔ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • ⅔ cups White Sugar
  • 3 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 container Buttercream Frosting, 16 Ounce Tub, Or Your Favorite Recipe
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Preparation
Preheat oven to 175 C.
In a medium-sized bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of your electric mixer beat the butter until soft and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Add egg yolks, in two batches, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until combined after each addition.
Now line a cupcake tin or muffin tin with paper cups (recipe makes 12 cupcakes). Pour batter into cups. Fill to about 2/3 full. Don’t over fill.
Bake at 175 C for about 25 minutes. Cupcakes are ready when the top springs back when you touch it with your finger. (Do not over bake or the cupcakes will be dry.)
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool before decorating. When the cupcakes are cool, fill a pastry bag with the buttercream frosting and pipe onto the cakes. Use a piping bag with a star nozzle if you have one.
Serve and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Homemade Steamed Buns

I AM STELLA FROM SRI LANKA
These buns are very soft and delicious.You can adapt this bun recipe to your own taste. A kid-friendly recipe, they're shaped like a porcupine!
                                                 


                                                   

  • FOR THE BUNS:
  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Bread Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Sugar
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast, Active Dry
  • ½ teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 8 tablespoons, 2 teaspoons, 6 pinches Water
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 3 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 2-⅓ pinches Coconut Pani Or Coconut Treacle
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Sugar
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Desiccated Coconut
             
Preparation Instructions
Sift the flour. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix well about 1 minute. Pour in olive oil and water. Mix well. Now clean your dry working surface and knead by hand about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 15 round lemon-sized balls.
Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a disk (2 1/2-inch diameter and 1/4-inch thick).
To make the coconut filling, in a thick-bottomed pan, put coconut pani, cinnamon and sugar and bring to a boil (you need it to be around 100ºC degrees so use a thermometer). Then add the pani mixture to the desiccated coconut and mix well. Let cool.
Now place about 1 teaspoon of sweet coconut mixture in the middle of each disk. Roll into a ball. Next shape the dough into a oval shape. Using sharp scissors, snip the top of the dough to form prickles to shape it like a porcupine.
Now put the porcupine on top of oil paper or baking paper. Place porcupine buns in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. When the porcupine buns are cooked, remove from the steamer and place on a dish.
After that, you can decorate the porcupine buns with eyes, a mouth and whiskers. I’ve done so in the photo using food coloring for the eyes and mouth and coconut husk for the whiskers.
Serve warm.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Homemade Strawberry Jam Bread

I AM STELLA FROM SRI LANKA 
I love this recipe. It is simple and easy to make. Try it!
                                
                                              

                                                  

                                        

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Plain Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoons Salt
  • 7 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅛ pinches Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten, Divided Use
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter, Softened
  • ½ cups Strawberry Jam
  •  

Preparation Instructions

In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix for 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter and mix until combined. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make a large round ball and allow it to rise for 10 minutes longer.
Now take out the dough ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you have roughly a 12 x10 inch rectangle that is about 1/4 inch thick.
Place some strawberry jam on the top of the dough. I used homemade strawberry jam but store bought is fine. Spread it across the surface of the dough but leave about a 1 inch border around the entire rectangle – so the jam doesn’t ooze out. Roll the dough up into a log. Cut the log into 6 equal slices using a sharp knife.
Place the dough slices (cut side up) in a greased round baking pan (diameter 8 inch) and allow to rise for 10 minutes. Next brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the bread.
Bake at 200 C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Homemade Dinner Rolls

I AM STELLA FROM SRI LANKA
Dinner rolls are one of the easiest and most delicious breads to make

                                                
                                                      
  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Bread Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ⅓ ounces, weight Milk Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • 8 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅞ pinches Water
  • 1 whole Beaten Egg, Divided
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter

Preparation Instructions

In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, milk powder and salt. Mix 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 10 round balls and allow to rise for 10 minutes .
Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a thin disk (4-inch diameter and 1/8-inch thick). Roll up loosely, then coil so that it resembles a snail shell. Keep it a bit loose, as the dough with rise further. Tuck the outer end underneath.
Place on a greased baking tray and allow to rise for 35 minutes. Brush the remaining beaten egg over the dinner roll.
Bake at 200C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve hot with butter or jam.
Enjoy.



                                


Monday, April 1, 2013

Homemade Milk Rice with Coconut Stuffing

I AM STELLA FROM SRILANKA 

Milk Rice is a traditional specialty food item of Sri Lanka made for special occasions. Some Sri Lankans believe it is a lucky food. It is simple to make and very tasty.


                              
                                
                              
                                               
  • FOR THE MILK RICE:
  • 1 pound, 1-⅔ ounces, weight Uncooked White Rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Thick Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt To Taste

  • FOR THE COCONUT FILLING:
  • 6 tablespoons, 2 teaspoons, 4-⅝ pinches Coconut Pani Or Treacle
  • ⅛ Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 7 ounces, weight Desiccated Coconut

Preparation Instructions

Wash the rice, put in a medium saucepan and add the water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover the saucepan, and cook until the rice is soft, 15-20 minutes.
When rice is done, uncover it and add coconut milk and salt, stir well, and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking over low heat for another 10 minutes until the milk has been absorbed and the rice is very soft and creamy. By now rice milk is ready. Don’t cool.
To make the coconut filling, in a thick-bottomed pan, put coconut pani, cinnamon and sugar and bring to boil (you need it to be around 100C degrees so use a thermometer).Then add the pani mixture to the dessicated coconut and mix well. Let cool.
Using 10 molds or metal cups (I used small metal cups), place 1 1/2 tablespoons of hot milk rice into the mold and press down. Now place 1 tablespoon of the sweet coconut mixture in the middle of each cup. Next place some more hot milk rice on top of the filling and press down.
Next invert on serving plate. Enjoy.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Homemade Fried Curry Bread

I AM STELLA FROM SRILANKA 
Simple to make. This bread is delicious! Try it!
                                                      
                                                        
  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Plain Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoons Salt To Taste
  • 7 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅛ pinches Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter, Softened
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Onion, Chopped
  • 5-⅓ ounces, weight Smoked Salmon, Crumbled
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Prepared Or Leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt To Taste
  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup, 2-⅔ teaspoons, ⅞ pinches Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  •  
For the dough: In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter and mix with your hands until combined. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 8 round balls and allow them to rise for 10 minutes .
Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a thin disk (diameter 3 inch, thickness 1/4 inch).
For the filling: In a pan heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat add garlic and mix. Next add onion, salmon, and mashed potatoes. Mix until onion is softened and everything is heated through. Add pepper and salt. Mix well.
Now place a tablespoon full of filling mixture in the middle of each dough disk and gather the dough up around the filling. Pinch the seam shut. Flatten the dough lightly and dip the dough balls in the remaining 1/2 of the beaten egg and roll them in bread crumbs. Now cover the dough balls and leave to rise about 30 minutes.
Next deep fry them in hot oil (over medium heat), until they are golden brown . Remove them from the oil onto absorbent paper to drain for a minute or two. Then serve hot with tomato sauce or your favourite dipping sauce.
Enjoy.
                     

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Homemade Appetizer Tree

I AM STELLA FROM SRILANKA
 Make this easy appetizer tree the next time you have a kids’ birthday party.


  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Flour, All Purpose
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • 1-⅞ ounces, weight Butter, Chilled
  • 1 whole Egg Yolk, Beaten
  • 3 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 2-⅓ pinches Water Cooled
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil -Filling
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1-⅞ ounces, weight Smoked Salmon, Crumbled
  • 1 ounces, weight Mashed Potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • ½ whole Egg Beaten
  • _____
  • FOR THE GARNISH:
  • 2-⅔ ounces, weight Potato, Peeled And Boiled
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons White Pepper
  • 1 drop Food Colouring -green
 

Preparation Instructions

First, make the dough: Sift the flour. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Next add approximately 1/2 of an egg yolk and the water. Mix well using your hands. Try to work quickly.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 10 -15 minutes.
Now take the chilled dough and roll out into a large rectangle that is about 1/8 inch thick, using a rolling pin. Cut the dough into long strips – 1/2 inch width. You should have 8 strips*. Now roll each dough strip around a metal tube (see photo – this will be the trunk of your trees). Before using the metal tubes, brush them with butter or oil. Size of the tube should be about 2 1/2 inch height and 1 inch diameter.
* Note: If you have extra dough, you can make eight tiny flowers (about the width of your tree trunks) to use for decoration for the top of your tree.
Place tubes on an oiled baking tray (if you can, place them in a vertical position). After that, take the remaining 1/2 egg and brush over dough .
Bake at 200 C for 10 minutes or until golden brown. When done, slide the tubes out and allow the ‘tree trunks’ to cool.
Next, in a pan heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute until slightly softened. Next add onion, salmon, and prepared (or leftover) mashed potatoes. Mix until onion is softened and everything is heated through. Add pepper and salt. Mix well. Put into a piping bag (or a Ziplock bag with the corner cut off). Now take the baked tubes and pipe some of the filling mixture into the middle of the tubes.
After that decorate with colored mashed potatoes.
For the garnish: Take your potatoes, peel and boil them, covered with water, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water. Squash the potato with a potato masher or mixer. Add butter salt, white pepper and green food coloring. Mix well.
Put the colored mashed potato mixture into another piping bag and pipe it on top of the filled ‘tree trunks’ in the shape of leaves and place the dough flowers on the top. I’ve done in the photo above.
Enjoy.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Homemade Fish Buns

Homemade Fish Buns 

WELCOME
I AM STELLA FROM SRILANKA
Homemade fish buns can be healthy. You can adapt this bun recipe to your own taste.

                             

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Plain Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • 7 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅛ pinches Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter, Softened
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Onion, Chopped
  • 5-⅓ ounces, weight Smoked Salmon, Crumbled
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds, For Garnish
  •  

Preparation Instructions

In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter until combined. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 8 round balls and allow them to rise for 10 minutes .
Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a thin disk (diameter 5 inch, thickness 1/4 inch).
In a pan heat 1/2 table spoon olive oil over medium high heat add garlic and mix. Next add onion, salmon, and mashed potatoes. Mix until onion is softened and everything is heated through. Add pepper and salt. Mix well.
Now place a tablespoon full of filling mixture in the middle of each disk. Fold the edges of the disk in three places to cover the filling.
Place the fish buns on a greased baking tray and allow to rise for 35 minutes. Next brush the remaining beaten egg over the fish buns and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
Bake at 200 C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with tomato sauce.
Enjoy.