Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baking Mayhem Part II - Almond London

The ONE all time fav, almond london.  Every yr ibu will make a bottle of almond london for the ONE.  But this yr ibu is too busy with orders of fried mini popiahs and pineapple tarts.
So I decided to give it a shot.  Asked ibu for recipe
From this batch I manage to get 66 pcs of almond london.
125g butter (diced)
75g icing sugar (sifted)
1 egg yolk
225 plain flour
300g toasted almonds
450 dark chocolate (melted) [I added 3 tbsp of milk choco]
crushed almond 

Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy
Beat egg yolk (mix well)
Fold in flour
Mix it till it becomes a soft dough
Heat oven to 175c and toast almonds abt 10 to 12 mins.
Allow the almond to cool before covering it with the dough
Pinch dough of the size of a small marble.Roll to form a small ball.
Press an almond in the middle and cover the remaing to form an oval cookie.
Place in lined baking sheet and bake at 175c for 20 to 25 mins, until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely, before dipping the chocolate.
Double boil the chocolate to melt it.
Pop in the cookies one by one into the chocolate and use a small fork to place it into the paper cups.
Sprinkle almond nibs on top before the chocolate dries up.

the dough was soft and easy to manage. If its too soft pop into the freezer abt 15mins before you start working on it.  

66 BALLS of almond london =p

hee hee ... since i dowan it to be too bitter i mix it with white chocolate

I made changes abit here and there, on my creativity cap ... ta-da ...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baking Mayhem Part I - Honey Cornflakes

Thanks to Nurul's mom for the recipe ... hee hee ... I'm always kancheong spider and klutz in baking but alhamdullilah weekend wen well for me.
For the 1st time I do baking alone with no supervision from my mom at my own kitchen ... I deserve a pat on my back =D 

170g icing sugar
225g butter
1tbsp honey
400g cornflakes

Put icing sugar, butter and honey in a pot, low heat, till thicken
Crushed cornflakes and mix well
Put in small cups
Bake in 175 degree oven from 12 to 15mins

ps: I add roasted chopped almonds, chocolate drizzle and colourful sprinkles

Over the weekend ... Busy Bee

Been busy over the weekend ... stress level slightly high.  Sat iftar at SIL's place Sun iftar @ Popeye Spore Flyer with Ida and Farik

I dowan to go to my SIL's place empty handed so I made clawpiah ... the name I just made it up hahahah ... its actually crab meat there no claw at all lar hee hee ... something simple and less time consuming.

popiah skins
crab meat
black pepper

 Cut the crab meat into 3 section, use fork to break it up
Add in mayo, salt and black pepper and mix well
Lay a piece of the Popiah skin on a flat board. 
Spread one teaspoon of the crab meat filling
Fold up the two sides of the wrapper and roll up
Deep fry it till golden brown and crispy
Serve it with sour cream and chili sauce

Weee.... JCO i had snow white YUM-O ... and Grande Ice Caramel Macchiato @ RC.

Huge iftar ... mabok chicken...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

14 Ramadan 1431

I asked the ONE this morning ... You want Fried Rice or Mac 'n' Cheese ?!
So this what we had for iftar today.

This is called CHEATING Fried Rice. Why is it so cos .... I used sambal belachan from Hjh Maimunah hee hee ta-da!!!
Belacan from Hjh Maimunah
1 day old rice
Diced Onion
Sliced Chili Padi
Black Pepper
Chicken Cube
Oyster Sauce
Saute onion and chili padi till soft
Add in the chicken cube till it dissolves
Add in the belachan, fry it for a few mins
Season it with salt and pepper
Add in the oyster sauce, stir well
Add rice. mix veggies optional
Mix well
Garnish with Fried onions

Roasted Baby Potates
Baby Potatoes
Black Pepper

Mix all the ingredient in a ziplock back for 30mins
Roasted the seasoned potatoes for 40 to 45 mins in 175c oven

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Monday, August 23, 2010

13 Ramadan 1431

I won't be posting any food photos today cos we had leftovers hee hee... still yummy ... abit of asam pedas ikan pari from SIL, abit of yesterday murtabak kraker, a whole lot of otah left by yana and fad and a few wings.

I've been blog hopping the pass few days and I salute some of the ladies who have passion in their cooking ... baking ... online business or anything lar. I would like to pay my tribute to some wonderful ladies that I've been following their blogs the pass few months... weeks ... and maybe days.

1. Kak Rima an awesome lady, shared her recipes and also there to answer some of my idiotic questions.  With a 2yr old pwincess she manages to bake almost everyday, fantastic.  Thou I'm a klutz in baking but I really want to perfect myself.

2. http://ieatishootipost.sg/2008/07/ieatishootipost-to-appear-on-sundays.html this doctor brings his camera everywhere for his food hunting and I like that, cos at times it feels awkward to shoot every time the food arrived hee hee.

3. Nurul introduced to me this blog http://www.hanieliza.blogspot.com/ last week. I was like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah kakak nie ade buku lar ... I tried her pudding caramel lapis coklat didn't turn out too well hahah i think i must stay away from cake mixer and steamer ar.

4. I like this blog too http://rozzan.blogspot.com/. When I  don't have any idea what to cook, I can always browse rozzan's page sure got sometime nice to try.

To: Kak Rima, Kak Hanie and Rozzan ... All of you are AWESOME!!!

12 Ramadan 1431

We had Satay Burger from ibu's place for sahur and I just have to re-heat hee hee ... ok lately im just too lazy to wake up since i need to feed 1 more mouth, I have to have a plan rite ... the best is to reheat food =D hee hee ... since i tapao some food from mom's place last nite hee hee it save me from my beauty sleep ... ta-da ... burger in 1.30mins ... ok chop-chop and back to sleep

Iftar with close ones at the comfort of our home... its pot luck normally.  I am so worried that it wont be enough for all of us... but Alhamdullilah semua kenyang akhirnya hee hee...
I made Murtabak Kraker with my shepherd's pie fillinh and Tuna Pasta Salad.
Yana and Fad brought Tulang, Japanese balls, Vadai and Otah
Liz and Fuzz brought Golden Pillow (Curry Chicken)
Alhamdullilah ... hee hee table kiter penuh dgn makanan yang YUM-O!!! 
After dat we watched the cubs ... abit disappointed lar but ok ar better den our Singapore Football Team. Nice slacking moments just relax, watch tv and chit chat nothing stressful hee hee almaklum besok nak work.

Ilah took the recipe from here and did some improvisation of my own hee hee.

Ingredients:500 gm minced beef
3 cloves of minced garlic
a thumb size of minced ginger
2 tbsp of blended chili
salt and black pepper to taste1 diced onion
diced tomato
sliced mushroom
mix veggie

Saute minced garlic, ginger and onion till soft.
Add in minced beef, cook till dry.
Season it with salt and pepper.
Add in the blended chili cook till dry.
Season it with black pepper.
Turn of the heat and add it diced tomato, sliced mushroom and mix veggies.

Cream Cracker
1 can of evaporated milk

Method:Grease deep baking tin or pyrex with butter.

Warm the milk with small fire.
Put in the Cream Cracker a few at a time and take out and line it in the baking tin/pyrex (do not soak it for too long)
make 2 layers for the base.

Put the meat filling and spread it out evenly.
Cover it with Cream Cracker again (repeat the method on top soak it in milk)
Bake it till the top turn golden brown abt 10 to 15mins on 170C oven.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

11 Ramadan 1431

Its the weekend again ... Iftar will be at ibu's place.  I've decided to give a second shot on my putri salat and a new recipe which i pluck from http://hanieliza.blogspot.com/2010/08/puding-caramel-lapis-coklat.html which i failed terribly ... I was so dishearted maybe I am not meant to do steaming stuff ... sigh ..anyway ... here were some of the food prepared by ibu.

Nasi Goreng

Satay Patties

Pudding Caramel Lapis Choklat

Disaster of Pudding Caramel Lapis Cholat

Nasi Goreng, Putri Salat, Oyin's Fried Rice Shepherd's Pie, Ayul's Mac n Cheese and Satay Patties

10 Ramadan 1431

Mee Maggie Kembang hee hee ... Iftar on the 10th Ramadan prepared by the ONE.  I was not feeling to good so he decided to take charge of the kitchen for the nite.  =D weee for me.

Karipap from Onan Road and some frozen fried wings

Friday, August 20, 2010

9 Ramadan 1431

Sahur was very brief ... ate with our eyes closed hee hee ...

His Fish Finger & Hot Tea

My Honey Stars with Meiji Chocolate Milk

Iftar: I tried my SIL's recipe for Mee Teow Goreng Pedas. Since the ONE bought mee laksa, I used mee laksa instead. I think I nail the recipe cos the ONE was perspiring ... hee hee ... yes it was Super, Crazy, OMG ...HOT!!!

Nasi Sambal Goreng with Popiah basah from LizFuzz

8 Ramadan 1431

Not one of my good days. Been better. The ONE cheered me up with this ... Happy Hippo ... I'm happy oleidie =D hee hee ..
Iftar with MIL, one of her early days off work. We had left overs from Hjh Maimunah ... MIL brought home spaghetti Bolognese and Chicken Burger. Felt nice and cozy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

6 Ramadan 1431

Sahur terurus hee hee ... We had chili and biscuit from Mrs Farik. Yum-O!!!

Iftar - I'm abit ambitious since i took urgent leave today cos I was not feeling well ... Its the time of the year again lar my back has been giving be problem lately nothing I do can make myself feel better. Heat pack lar ... Yoko-Yoko lar ... Koyok lar ... Dah macam makcik siput ...

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Roasted Black Pepper Chicken with Mayonnaise

and Tuna Pasta Salad

accompany by condiments...

ta-da ... Ilah took this recipe from Kak Rima's Blog

1/2 chicken
1 tsp blackpaper (crushed)
2 cm ginger
2 garlics
1 small onion
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp sweet soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp mayonnaise
a pinch of pepper
Blend onion, garlic and ginger.. add the rest of ingredients except mayonnaise to form paste.
Marinate chicken with paste and add in mayonnaise
Let it sit for abt 3 to 5hrs
Bake chicken at 190C for abt 45mins
(I added rosemary bef baking)
Roasted Potatoes
Simply cut potatoes into 4.. add salt, black pepper, thyme, garlic and olive oil.. toss it and bake it together with chicken

For Tuna Pasta Salad Ilah get the recipe from here.

Ingredients -
7 Ounces Box Shell Pasta
6 1/2 Ounces Can Tuna in Water
15 Ounces Peas (I omit cos I dun like peas hee hee)
1/3 Cup White Onion, chopped
1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1. Drain tuna.
2. Drain and rinse peas.
3. Cook pasta and drain.
4. Place in a warm bowl.
5. Mix in onions, salt, pepper and mayonnaise.
6. Stir well.
7. Stir in peas and tuna and mix well.
8. Refrigerate immediately

5 Ramadan 1431

5 Ramadan 1431 - Grave visiting (Ayah, Tok Amir and Father in Law)
Its been 4yrs, since ayah left us. I still remember him the same way ... his cheeky smile, his snoring, how he scolded me wen i'm in the wrong ... I miss him a lot ... I hope he is proud of me, i tried my best to keep the family together ... I really hope my brothers end their war soon, 1 is stubborn the other is hot tempered. But Alhamdulilah they have not been fighting lately.

I been following Kak Rima's blog. So I took the courage and try one of the kuih recipe. My hubby loves Putri Salat so I try lar eh. I bought a small loyang tin but wen i wen home it din fit my rice cook punye steamer. Improvise lar sikit, I use the wok instead. End product ... It looks very ugly, smells familiar, texture pun macam ok like dat but the look ... gone case ... hahhaha ...
den i realised wen kak rima ask "did u wrap penutup kukusan dgn towel tak?? " I was like oooooooh nak kene wrap the cover hee hee ...

Anyway here are some of the pix i took ... ugly pun ugly lar nak show jugak.

tgk tu berbukit2 ...

If u look closer u can see valley too... hahha

=D i took the recipe from kak rima's blog. I half all the portion cos I have a small tin.

250g sugar
6 eggs (abt 60g each)
60g flour (I added 5g more)
10g sago or corn flour (I used corn flour and added 5g more)
750ml thick coconut milk (i used KARA 350g and add 400ml water)
pinch of salt
1 tbsp pandan paste
a few drops of green colouring
one or two drops of rose essence (i added)

Stir eggs and sugar until well combined. Add the coconut milk and the rest of the ingredients. Strain the batter to remove any lumps.
Cook it over low heat till slightly warm... stirring it occasionally so as to avoid any lumpy batter..
Scratch the surface of the steam rice lightly with a fork. Pour in the batter on top of the rice. Steam over medium heat for an hour or until set.
Set it aside to cool completely before cutting into serving pieces.

Insya-Allah I wil try again soon. Practice makes perfect. Maybe on the weekend I make for my ibu pulak lar.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

3 & 4 Ramadan 1431

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3rd day, over shot din woke up for sahur but manage to wake up for morning prayers. After work wen back to Pipit Rd straight sleep over cos the ONE worked on Fri and Sat.

Magnum is having 1 for 1 promo

Bihun Soup for Iftar @ Mom's

4 Ramadan 1431

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 Ramadan 1431

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2 days of sahur ... felt easier to wake up in the morning hee hee ... Hubby cannot eat rice in the morning so we had bread .... again ... =D
Black pepper Sausage with Cheese and Hot Milo

doggie with cheese sauce =D
For iftar I cooked Black Pepper Beef Horfun. Too excited, I mixed the Hor Fun with the gravy. While waiting for Azan the Hor Fun soaked all the gravy so jadilah Dried Black Pepper Beef Hor Fun. gitu citernye. and not forgetting my super chilled bandung ... fuuuuuhhh ... sejuk tekak best!!!
Ilah took the recipe from here.

500 gm hor fun
200 gm daging (dihiris)
1 biji cili benggala hijau (dihiris)
1 biji cili benggala merah (dihiris)
200 ml stok ayam
2 sudu besar serbuk lada hitam
2 sudu besar tepung jagung + air
2 sudu besar kicap cair
1 sudu besar kicap pekat
1 sudu besar sos tiram
2 ulas bawang putih (diketuk)
Garam secukup rasa
Panaskan kuali & goreng hor fun dengan kicap cair selam 3 minit.
Angkat & bubuhkan dalam pinggan.
Panaskan minyak masak.
Tumiskan bawang putih & lada hitam.
Masukkan daging & cili benggala.
Apabila daging empuk, masukkan stok ayam, kicap pekat, sos tiram.
Garam & sedikit air.
Pekatkan masakan ini dengan bancuhan tepung jagung.
Tuangkan ke atas hor fun tadi & hidangkan.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

1 Ramadan 1431

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Alhamdulilah ... Dapat lagy kiter jumpe Ramadan tahun ini. Ilah harap memperbaiki diri ilah di bulan yg suci ini hopefully Ilah diberikan kesihatan dan tenaga untuk buat ibadah...
So marilah kiter samer2 mengambil kesempatan ini berdoa dan melakukan amal ibadah bersungguh2 dan ikhlas...semoga diampunkan segala dosa dan mendapat pahala Insya-Allah....Selamat menjalani ibadah puasa semua!

Day 1 of Sahur: Fish Finger with Hotdog bread.

Day 1 of Buka: Roti Kirai and Kari ayam

Ilah took the recipe from here

Roti Kirai aka Spider Web

1kg tepung gandum
300 ml susu cair (sejat) - [I used 1/4 can of carnation evaporated milk]
950 - 1000 ml air
3 biji telur
3 sudu teh garam (atau ikut rasa)
sedikit pewarna kuning
Semua bahan disatukan, kacau rata2 lalu ditapis.
Panaskan kuali leper, sapukan minyak sikit dan mulalah "merenjis' atau 'mengirai'.
Sesekali sapukan minyak atas kuali tadi. Ambil dua keping roti renjis ini, tangkupkan dan lipat.
Kari Ayam
1 ekor ayam dibersihkan, dibuang kulit & dipotong 8 atau 12 kpg
2 biji bawang besar }
4 ulas bawang putih }
1 inci halia } ...... dikisar halus dgn sedikit air
10 sudu besar (bumbung) serbuk kari BABAS
1 biji bawang besar (hiris)
5 kuntum bunga cengkih
3 kuntum biji pelaga
2 inci kayu manis
minyak secukupnya
200 ml santan (1 kotak) - [I omit this]
3 biji kentang (belah 4)
2 biji tomato (optional)
Tomato Sauce
1 batang serai (dititik)
Daun Kari
Daun Ketumbar
garam secukup rasa

Panaskan minyak dalam periuk. Tumis bawang besar hiris, serai dan rempah campak hingga bawang layu.
Masukkan daun kari, bahan kisar yg telah dicampur dgn rempah kari tadi dan kacau rata. Tumis hingga rempahnya garing dan naik bau.
Kemudian masukkan ayam, secukup air (2-3 cawan), garam dan separuh santan tadi. Kacau2 sebentar dan biarkan ayam hingga setengah masak, lalu masukkan kentang.
Bila kentang dan ayam hampir masak, masukkan lebihan santan tadi bersama tomato. Kecilkan api dan biarkan kuahnya mendidih sebentar (5 minit) sebelum ditutup api.
Garnish dgn daun ketumbar.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

To Ibu with Love

Saturday 7th August. I met Kyn for Breakfast at Banquet. Its been a long time since we last go out with each other. Kyn was one of my Sec Sch fwen but she's more then dat to me ... she's a sister i never had... we try to be there for each other. this is a fwen u wan to keep for life. We've been fwens for 15yrs and never did once we argued... debate yes ... argue ... upset with each other ... no ... our mother's are loving too ... i miss those days where I hang out at her house talking with mak ... playing with uddyn... uddyn is kyn's nephew... anyway ...

after dat we took bus to Yishun MRT. Nurul was worried dat i lost my way ... she gave me a beep to check on me ... hahhah ... i realised im dat blur even my hubby dun trust me to go out on my own ... cos i always ... ok lar not always ... but often lost my way ... haiz ... I told her I'll be meeting kak rima @ the MRT station instead hahahah ...

Its my first time meeting kak rima ... im suprise she looks small and young and she has a teenage son ... i look was bigger den her. she was nice to bake for me the cake for my mom ... was so happy ... me and kyn took the train to Bishan continue with circle line ...

Ibu was ironing Oyin's skool uniform wen we arrived ... she was suprised dat kyn came cos its been along time she came to ibu's house... she stopped ironing ...

Happy Birthday yg kedua kali hahahaha ... she was laughing eh amik gambar amik gambar ... she was like eh eh cantik the cake dia ... eh eh kotak cake simpan cantik nye .... she cant stop her senyum kambing ... hahahah she and my arwah ayah has the same smile ... senyum kambing gitu

Kak Rima gave us Opera cake for testing ... sedap sey ... my lil bro ate 1 pc on his own ... the other pc i share with ibu and kin...

My mom was so funny boleh2 dia nak letak jugak the Happy Birthday punye sign ...-_-'''

We had lunch at 4.30pm hahhaa ... ibu cooked ayam masak kitchap and oso salad ... tada ... ibu's cooking is always the best!!!

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