Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ayam Masak Kicap Lada Hitam

Its a No-Work Monday for me ... erm ... not exactly true cos I still do laundry ... clean and cook ... hee hee ... Still suffer from weekend-coma lol ... 

My mom was to busy to entertain me yesterday so I decided to googled the recipe instead.
Source: Tiffin Biru

10 pcs of wings (other parts of the bird also can)
2 Onion (Sliced, round)
2 Red Chili (cut into 2)
2 Green Chili (cut into 2)
4 Potatoes (sliced medium thickness)
3 cloves garlic (bashed and chopped)
1/2 inch ginger (sliced)
1/3 cup of sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp black pepper sauce
1 stick of cinnamon
1 star anise
1/3 cup of water
Spring onion to garnish

Marinate chicken with tumeric and salt, marinate it for 20 mins and pan-fry half way and drain the oil
Fry the potatoes til golden brown and drain the oil
Using the same oil sautee garlic, ginger, cinnamon and star anise, once there's aroma add in the black pepper sauce and chicken.  Mix well and add water and sweet soy sauce.  With low heat let it thickens.
add in the onion, chili and potatoes and mix well.
Add spring onion for garnish

Here are some of the photos taken on sun for the lomo-matrix event.

Sleepover - Games - Movie Marathon

Over the  weekends we had sleep-over session with some friends ... Played Jenga ... Uno ... watched movies ... and lots of food from peanuts to chocolates ... popcorns and ice-creams!

I baked Cheesy Mish-Mash for the 2nd time.

Fried Wedges
Cooked Minced Meat
Pan-fried Turkey Bacon
Pizza Plus Cheese

Deep fry wedges / Cook Minced Meat / Pan fry Bacon and cut into bite size.
Mix everything season with salt and pepper and a tsp of oregano.
Put in a grease proof pyrex dish and cover it with mixture of cheese.
Bake it for 15 to 20mins once the cheese melted and golden brown.

A super long Jenga session ... 32 stories high ... on a lazy susan ... 

They bought me Dr Marten, Mary Jane's Shoe!!! for my birthday.... I love it.

Morning Breakfast we had Nasi Lemak... (Smell bunch lol)

Ingredients (My mom's version)
Coconut Milk
Ginger (bashed)
Lemongrass (bashed)
Pandan leaves (a knot)

Wash the rice properly.  Add all the ingredient mix well.

Sambal Tumis
Blended Dried Chili
Belacan (toasted and grind)
Blended Garlic 
Blended Onion
Asam juice
Oil for frying

Ikan Bilis

Heat oil, fry chili, onion, garlic and belachan (low heat for 30 - 45mins) with constant stirring. 
Add asam juice cook it for 5 to 10mins.  
Add Sugar.  Let it boil for a while and off.
Add the item of ur choice (ikan bilis, prawn, egg, peanuts, fishballs) or u can choose to leave it empty.

Intense Baking

Bake ... Bake ... Bake ... Sunday Bake

Promised colleague to bake her nutella scones and she is due anytime soon ... so I've decided to bake over the weekend and not forgetting house-warming invite to HS new home. So I've baked muffins too.

Yati share this site with me which I find it very useful cos it comes with tips and case scenario which I can relate at times.  
Source: Oven Haven

Nutella Scones

(adapted from Baked Explorations; Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito)

2 cups plain flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 large egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped (I omitted this)
1/2 cup Nutella, divided

Preheat oven to 375°F / 19°0C. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon mat.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Add the butter to the flour. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the chunks of butter become pea sized and the flour holds together when squeezed.
Whisk the cream and egg together. While mixing, slowly pour the cream mixture into the flour mixture until the dough just comes together.
Stir in the hazelnuts, then pour the dough onto a floured surface. Knead the dough into a rectangle.
Spread 1/4 cup of the Nutella over the dough, then roll it into a cylinder. Flatten the cylinder into a disk, then slice it into wedges (6 or 8).
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Once baked, place on a cooling rack.
Warm the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella, then drizzle it over the cooling scones.

Simple and easy recipe. My 1st batch turns out great! so I decided to bake the 2nd batch ... and I forgotten to put the brown sugar and it looked and tasted horrible.  tsk.
Source: taste.com
Mini Toblerone Muffins

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 60g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 100g Toblerone milk chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two 12-hole 2-tablespoon capacity mini muffin pans or line with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Whisk butter, milk and egg in a jug. Pour into well. Add chocolate and gently fold until just combined. Three-quarter fill muffin cases with mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand muffins in pan for 5 minutes. Serve warm.


  • Hint: To make 12 regular-sized muffins from this mix, bake in a 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan for 15 to 18 minutes.