|Saturday, 25-Jul-2009 01:55
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ORDER FROM MY AUNT AND ROHA
I was pretty occupied these past few days. I got carried away doing these...
...to make these....
...for my aunt's order. Thank you Cik Inni...hope you're satisfied with my product.. wah!
At the same time, I made these for Roha as a surprise for her dearest hubby on their 5th anniversary. Hope you like them Roha and thanks for letting me have the pleasure of attempting to deco the cupcakes using edible image. I do hope you guys will enjoy the cakes as much as I enjoyed preparing them for you. HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY and may there be many more happy years of togetherness for both of you. Amin.....
Have a safe weekend everyone!
|Tuesday, 21-Jul-2009 08:39
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BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN (Hanieliza)
So many things had happened since the last time I updated this page. Chea chea chea...baik punya excuse kan! Hehehe.... Fatin was home for a 5 days homevisit since last Wednesday. When we went to pick her up, I brought these cupcakes for Fatin's best friend Farahin, for her birthday. Hope she likes it.
On Thursday, I took the kids to the cinema, just for a treat... on me! And that Thursday, I considered to be my best achievement day! Hahaha... poyo betul mama ni!
First achievement : I learnt how to go into the Golden Screen Cinema website. I was pretty excited then.
Second achievement : I drove to IOI Mall just with the kids. That was my first time driving to IOI Mall.
Third achievement : Managed to park the car at IOI Mall car park by reverse parking....Syahmi is my guide actually.. hahaha.. no tips though! Ahakss...
Fourth achievement : Clever to purchase the show tickets at the cinema
Fifth achievement : Dare to wade through the traffic jam at Puchong area.
Sixth and biggest achievement : Managed to drive home safely without taking any wrong turns! Hahaha....
Well to some, the above can't be considered as ACHIEVEMENTS but to me, they are. At least I am a step better than I was before. Bravo to me! Hahaha.....Fatin wanted to watch Harry Potter but when we reached there, it was 3.20 pm and the show had already started 20 minutes. So we had to settle for Transformers which was much enjoyed by the kids and me.
On Friday, I made these cupcakes for Ayu's cute baby Amjad's birthday. Happy birthday big boy!
Saturday was not my day at all. I was down with headache. My blood pressure was haywire. The systolic reading was quite high while the diastolic was slightly low. It really makes me feel wobbly. That night, Fatin wanted to dine out at Chops N Steak in Puchong. I don't have the heart to say no to her though the head is throbbing. I just ate mushroom soup and a bit of french fries and a bit of onion rings. But we made the right choice to go there that night as they will be closing that outlet the next day. We like the food there and the price are very reasonable. I wish them all the best in their other outlets. Keep up the tasty quality!
Sunday, we sent Fatin back to her hostel. Stopped at the T.A.I.L.O.R shop, then went straight home. What happened at the T.A.I.L.O.R shop? InsyaAllah will write later on.... hahaha....
So that's about all, and till today, I am still trying to stabilize my blood pressure reading....
Note : Finished my Himalaya detox treatment 19th July, 2009
Recipe to share today is a recipe from one of Kak Liza's book. Don't worry, I had seek Kak Liza's permission to publish the recipe here. Though I don't really have to buy books as I can always surf her blog, but I prefer to get the whole set. Why? We can't surf the net while lying down on our bed right? And I like to flip thorough books and magazines before going to bed. And what's more, we must support Kak Liza's effort.
BELILAH BUKU-BUKU KELUARAN HANIELIZA
.....wah...dah jadi promoter tak bertauliah la pulak haaa......
Ok ok..here's the yummy recipe and very easy to prepare...do give it a try...
BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN
Source : Senangnya Memasak with Chef Hanieliza
Ingredients A :
1 carrot ~ cut to small pieces
1 tablespoon thick soya sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cornflour/maziena mixed with 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons blackpepper ~ crushed
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt to taste
Ingredients B ~ to be sliced :
1 inch ginger
Ingredients C :
2 sprigs spring onions
2 sprigs Chinese Celery
1 tomato ~ quartered
2 fresh red chillies
1. Remove the chicken skin, washed, rinse and cut to small pieces.
2. Heat oil in a wok and add in ingredients B. Saute till soft and fragrant.
3. Add in chicken and blackpepper. Stir. Leave chicken to cook.
4. Add in cornflour mixture, dark soya sauce and oyster sauce.
5. Leave to cook till the gravy thickens. Add in ingredients C and stir to mix.
6. Serve with rice or bread.
For the translation, please buy Kak Liza's book.... hehehe....
|Friday, 17-Jul-2009 16:57
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BLUEBERRY CHEESE TARTS
Source : Chef Anuar
80g castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
1. Beat butter and castor sugar till well combined. Add in egg, vanilla and salt.
2. Add in flour and mix till a soft dough is formed.
3. Keep in the regfrigerator for about 30 minutes.
4. Press into the tart shells moulds and prick some holes onto the pastry.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown in a preheated oven at 180 C
Source : Chef Alex Goh
250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
60g castor sugar
1 egg (grade B)
1. Cream the above ingredients. Place in the piping bag.
2. Pipe the filling onto the tart shells.
3. Place a bit of blueberry pie filling on top and using a toothpick, make a pattern on top.
4. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, using the bottom heat only.
|Monday, 13-Jul-2009 13:10
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MEE REBUS MUDAH (CMG)
Many of you who had been following my Fotopages and my Blogspot will realise how much I have NOT been writing over these past two years period. My apologies for that matter. I realised it myself but nowadays, the mind is pretty occupied with other things that it left so little space for the idea to make it's way out. I can still remember when I was in Malawi. Ideas kept pouring into my brain until at times I feel like I can't catch up with it's pace. It will just pop into the head at any time, while I'm doing my morning walks, or while I'm cleaning the house, or while cooking... it was just so easy. And when I start writing, I don't feel like stopping, doesn't matter if the tenses are wrong or right....langgar je!!! The most important thing to me is my own satisfaction.
I never regreted starting the Fotopage and the blog. Infact, I am so thankful to Kak Liza for persuading me to start blogging. Now that I am back in Malaysia, I can still recall all the sweet memories of Malawi and everywhere that I have been, by reading my own blog. Psstt... here comes the poyo statement... I actually like reading my own writing! Muahahaha.... Shhhh....
Last Saturday, Mak Chu came to spend the day with us. Hubby was out golfing early in the morning. Actually Mak Chu had planned to take us to the movie and we offered mak, if she wants to tag along. Her answer was,"Baiklah aku tidur kat rumah, lagi sedap!" (Translation : I prefer to sleep at home!). So we had to choose ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAUR over TRANSFORMERS as Ice Age 3 is only about 1 1/2 hour show. We dare not leave mak alone for a long period of time...And yes, the three of us had a swell time there. The way we laughed, it's a stress relief therapy! Hahaha.... Thank you Mak Chu *biggggg huggggg*
Back from the movies, I spent all evening in the kitchen. I told Mak Chu she must wait this time until I got all the things I wanted to bake for her, ready to be taken home. It's been lots of time lately, when I planned to bake or cook for her something, she didn't manage to bring them back just because she's always in a hurry (doesn't the white rabbit of Alice in the Wonderland, come to mind? I'm late I'm late I'm late! Hehehe). I prepared 4 menus which 3 of them are new recipes! And just today, I've tried another two. So at least, I have another 5 recipes waiting in the line to be posted! Stay tuned everyone.... hahahaha... as if people are interested to wait mama! Wake up! Hahahaha.... tak apalah, berangan je!
Okay, enough ramblings for today, one of the recipe to be shared today is kidnapped from Che Mat Gebu's lovely blog. Whoever visited his blog without drooling, must get an eyes check-up! Hahaha... Thanks Mat for this yummy and easy to prepare recipe.
|Mama juga dengan gagah perkasanya telah mencuba resepi Mat yang amat menyelerakan. Terima kasih bebanyak ye Mat. Mintak halal kopipes ye... bukan kopi gula... ahakss....|
SIMPLE MEE REBUS
To prepare the gravy :
500 g sirloin beef ~ sliced thinly, washed and drained
1 inch ginger ~ bruised
3 ulas bawang putih, chopped
300 g sweet potato ~ cleaned, boiled and mashed
1/2 cup ground nuts ~ fried and blended
1 tablespoon tomato puree
3 tablespoons black bean sauce
2 tablespoon beef curry powder
1 inch galangal ~ bruised
1 fresh tomato ~ quartered
Salt and sugar to taste
1 inch ginger*
2 lemon grass ~ sliced thinly*
1/3 cup dried shrimps ~ soak for 10 minutes and drained (keep the water)*
1 cm fresh turmeric*(blend finely all that are marked with *)
Enough water (approximately 1 litre)
Other ingredients :
Egg noodles ~ rinse, blanch and put through a sieve
Bean sprouts ~ cleaned, blanck and put through a sieve
Tofu ~ fried and sliced
Fresh red and green chillie ~ sliced
Spring onions ~ sliced
Crispy fried onion
Calamansi ~ halved
Hard boiled eggs ~ halved
GRAVY :- Heat oil in a pot and add in the blended ingredients together with galangal. Fry till fragrant then add in curry powder and tomato puree. Stir till aromatic then add in beef and black bean paste. Let it boil then add in the mashed sweet potato, blended groundnuts and tomato. Let it simmer over low heat. If it's too thick, add more water. Add salt and sugar to taste.
TO SERVE : Place enough egg noodles in a bowl, add bean sprout and pour the gravy on top. Garnish with the other ingredients and squeeze the calamansi before enjoying your plate of noodle.
MEE REBUS MUDAH
BAHAN KUAH :
500 g daging tetel, kerat2, cuci bersih dan toskan*
1 inci halia, dititik*
3 ulas bawang putih, dititik*(*rebus hingga tetel lembut)
300 g keledek, kupas, rebus hingga lembut dan lecek halus
1/2 cawan kacang tanah, goreng dan kisar halus
1 camca besar tomato puree
3 camca besar tauco, cuci dan tumbuk halus
2 camca besar rempah kari daging
1 inci lengkuas, diketuk
1 biji tomato, belah 4
Garam dan gula secukup rasa
1 biji bawang besar*
5 biji bawang merah*
5 ulas bawang putih*
1 inci halia*
2 batang serai, hiris halus*
1/3 cawan udang kering, rendam 10 minit, toskan*
1 cm kunyit hidup*(*dikisar halus)
Air secukupnya (anggaran 1 liter)
BAHAN LAIN :
Mee kuning, cuci dan celur sekejap, toskan
Taugeh, buang ekor, cuci dan celur sekejap, toskan
Tauhu, goreng dan hiris
Hirisan cili hijau dan merah
Hirisan daun bawang dan daun sup
Belahan limau kasturi
Telur rebus, dibelah dua
CARA MEMBUATNYA :
UNTUK KUAH :- Panaskan minyak dalam periuk, tumis bahan kisar bersama lengkuas hingga harum, masukkan rempah kari dan tomato puree. Masak hingga garing, gunakan api kecil. Masukkan tetel bersama2 air rebusannya dan tauco tumbuk. Biar mendidih dan tambah keledek lecek (masukkan sekali air rebusan keledek), kacang tanah kisar dan tomato, kecilkan api dan masak hingga pekat (tambah air jika perlu) . Tambah garam secukup rasa dan juga gula (biasanya kuah mee rebus memang sedikit manis). Masak 4 - 5 minit lagi dan sesuaikan rasa, jika ok boleh matikan api. Hidangkan bersama mee kuning dan bahan2 lain.
UNTUK MEE REBUS MUDAH :- Ambil mee secukupnya dan isi dalam mangkuk sesuai, letak taugeh dan tuang kuah bersama isi2nya. Hias dengan bahan lain dan perahkan limau kasturi sebelum dimakan.....Selamat mencuba dan selamat menjamu selera....
|Wednesday, 8-Jul-2009 14:11
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CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
Everything happens for a reason... that's what I told Syahmi in the car yesterday evening when sending him to his tuition class. I guess, that time I was thinking how grateful I am now that I can drive without much fear.
I had my driving licence since somewhere in the late 1980s. Actually I had asked my parent's permission to learn driving soon as I finsihed my SPM in 1983. When I asked abah, abah told me to ask my mom. When I turned to my mom, she said, go ask your dad. So I said to myself... just forget it. After all, I am not the kind that likes to go out of the house, so what's the use of having a driving licence.... hahaha... doesn't that sound something like the Fox and The Sour Grape story! It's only until I've finished college that my parents had offered me to get my driving licence and I didn't fail them. I got through in my first test! And what's more, that day, when it was my turn, I was actually doing a solo performance! Normally there'll be three students to be tested at one time. The slope, the parking and the three point turn. But when it was my turn, I was the only one driving and imagine, all the eyes were on the car with me on the wheels! Luckily all went well and wallah... I passed!!! After I got my licence, I drove abah's Fiat 124, only for a short while. Why? Because everytime I came back and parked the car in the garage, abah will start inspecting the engine and bla bla bla... That sort of makes me uneasy and scared at the same time. If anything should happen to the car, I don't want to be blamed. ..
After I got married in 1991, hubby had asked me to drive his car, a Proton Saga, without any practise or whatsoever, I took the keys and started the engine. I can still remember the first 5 minutes driving the car... how the car 'hiccupped'! Hahaha.... Driving a Fiat and a Proton is a two different thing. One is under the catagory of heavy weight and the other in the light weight category. That explains the hiccup theory! But I drove hubby's car only for two days and after that, I prefer to go to work by bus, where I can just enjoy the ride while cross stitching! Then came the 10 long years of 'Life Abroad', where we were given personal driver. So my licence is just like how my friends use to call it..'Tanggung Kerajaan'. Hahaha... Well, we must enjoy life while we can, right! Hahaha...
But everything started to change when my parents came to stay with us. I was responsible to send my abah to SMC for his dialysis treament, trice a week. Followed by visits to Serdang Hospital to look after my mom who was admitted for a month. All these things happen all of a sudden which left me no time to think twice whether I can or cannot drive. I just have to go for it and alhamdulillah, Allah Maha Pengasih Maha Penyayang, I am how I am now. Syukur....
Thanks to my ex-car.....you'll always be remembered and your service is much appreciated.....
Recipe to share today was something that I made on my birthday. The recipe was taken from Madamme Kacip's Blogspot. Thank you Kacip for the recipe which is much enjoyed by us especially my daughter Fatin.
CREAM OF MUSHROON SOUP
Source : Madamme Kacip's Blogspot
2 onion ~ diced
150g fresh button mushroom ~ sliced
2 pieces shitake mushroom ~ soaked and diced (I added this)
2 tablespoons corn flour ~ mixed with a bit of water
1 piece chicken cube
3 cups UHT Milk
salt to taste
1 teaspoon blackpepper powder
1 tablespoon margarine/butter
1. Heat oil in a pot and add in butter/margarine. Add in diced onion and stir till soft. Reduce the heat.
2. Add in mushrooms and cook till soft.
3. Pour in the milk followed by chicken cube. Add in the cornflour mixture. Bring to a boil over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally. If the gravy is too thick, you can add water to make it thinner. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
4. Using a hand blender, purée the soup.
5. Return soup to the saucepan and cook over a gentle heat.
6. Once bubbles appear on the surface of the soup, remove saucepan from heat. Serve with garlic bread.
SUP CENDAWAN BERKRIM
2 biji bawang besar kuning - didadu
150 gm cendawan butang putih segar - dihiris
2 sudu besar tepung jagung - dibancuh dengan sedikit air
1 kiub pati ayam
3 cawan susu UHT
1 sudu kecil serbuk lada hitam
1 sudu besar mentega/marjerin
1. Panaskan periuk dan masukkan minyak masak dan mentega. Cairkan mentega kemudian masukkan bawang yang telah didadu. Kacau bawang sehingga layu dan agak kekuningan. Jangan sampai garing, perlahankan api.
2. Masukkan cendawan dan kacau sehingga terbit air dan cendawan layu.
3. Tuang susu ke dalam periuk diikuti kiub pati ayam. Biar mendidih sekejap kemudian perasakan dengan garam dan serbuk lada hitam.
4. Dengan menggunakan hand blender, blend sup tadi tetapi pastikan jangan sampai cendawan hancur. Blend sekejap sahaja sudah memadai. Biarkan sup mendidih dan pekat, bolehlah ditutup api dan dihidangkan dengan kepingan roti bawang putih.