Monday, December 31, 2007

Nasi Goreng USA

Bila Abah ke dapur....

We eat outside on the way back from ziarah last nite and Ammer pointed out Nasi Goreng USA on the menu. Since everyone spooned out from Ammers' plate and amazed by it taste, hubby tested it out in our kitchen tonite and the result is....ermmmm...not bad at all. So our new year eve dinner tonite is a simple Carrot Fried Rice with combination of Black Pepper Chicken in sauce, Steamed Chicken Frankfurter and fried eggs...Dash of mayonise and barbecue sauce topping up the frankfurter cut stand out different aroma from ordinary fried rice we usually have in the list. Half way eating we realised that salad and tomatoes are missing! No harm, those vaggies coming handy...

He is a great cook especially for Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. No recipi reference as I did. He cook just like that after sampling the food! Through years we don't take turn cooking . The routing comes naturally when there is a kitchen call and highly dependently to our free hours. Something for sure, when Abah is cooking, it is new recipi, special and yummy. Mama and kiddo like it....

Thanks dearly....

Friday, December 28, 2007

Wajik aka Pulut Kacau

WAJIK
450 g glutinous rice
500 g gula melaka / brown sugar
3 cups thick santan
2 pandan leaf

Soak rice for 2-3 hours. Steam until it's tenderly cooked.
Combine santan and gula melaka then simmer with pandan leaf until disolve.
Put in the glutinous rice and stir until sticky and lumpy.
Transfer to a wide pan and spread evenly. Cool off and cut into shapes you like.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Red Bean Jelly

a bouquet of sugar paste roses brought up the raya mood
Ingredients:
20 g jelly strips
3 cups sugar
4 cups water
2 cups thick santan or milk
1 can red kidney beans
salt, pandan leaf, pink coloring
Soak jelly strips. When soften, boil with water and pandan leaf until desolve then add in sugar and continue boiling. Meanwhile, drain off the juice and use only the beans. Mash the beans then pour into the boiling jelly together with santan/milk . Stir and add in salt to taste. Put in few drop of pink coloring to bring up the color. When it starts to bubble, take out of fire and pour into your mold. Serve cold.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fun Cakes Great Weekend

What a fun day we had! First thing first, great thanks to my beloved ,otherwise I would't have peace in my mind playing dough, color and icing for one full Sunday. I brought with me 3 cakes from new recipies that I baked a nite earlier and I came home with these...

Steam Choc Moist Cake in blue/white Whipping Cream coating
Mocha Butter Cake in Butter Cream & orange roses
Prune & Carrot Cake in pink Fondant
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Prune & Carrot Cake
Original Recipi; Kek Kulus Keret from Kak Hanilieza's fotopages is a steaming method that I made it baked instead.
250 g butter
150 g castor sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
200 g carrot [grated and soaked in hot billing water for 3 mins, drained]

100g sliced prune
50 g sultanas
230 g all purpose floor
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoons serbuk kulit kayu manis

Preheat the oven.
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in egg one at a time and beat well after each addition Drop in of vanilla essence adn beat well.
Fold in pre-sieved flour followed by carrot, sultanas and prune.
Bake for 50 minutes.

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Mocha Butter Cake

from Amy Beh's cyberkuali

150g butter
200g soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp instant coffee powder
2 eggs
240g self-raising flour, sifted
125ml milk

Method:

Grease and line a 28 x 18cm rectangular cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one goes in. Add combined essence and dissolved instant coffee.Fold in sifted flour. Gradually add milk and mix well. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

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Steamed Chocolate Cake

by Roha is one of the infamous receipi in Rnet.com with my own mofication in red

2 cups of flour
2 cup castor sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder +1 tsb bocarbonate soda
1 can condense milk
5 eggs
1 cup hot boiling water
1 cup of cooking oil

Preapre steamer. Seive and mixed flour, baking powder, bicar. soda and cocoa powder. Blend well the sugar, oil, condense milk, water and eggs using wooden spatula. Add in flour mixture and mix it until it is well desolved into liquid mixture.Pour into well prepared baking pan and steam for 40-50 minutes. ********************************************************************************
Personally I stepped into this cake decorating class with perfect ZERO in skill and knowledge of its utensils. What we learnt from Anis was not just the individual techniques but hands-on to all step by step and ways of handing and forming this delicate icing to each concepts, techniques and its applications. Huh, loads of informative input to me as begimner...

The hardest one for me is fondant. Anis had prepared plain fondant, yet I still had hard time kneading and handling that sticky sugary dough. Maziah came out first with her apple green colour of choice and Wan Mahani chosen baby blue. I had later found out they matched up to the color of shirt they'we wearing...ha ha ha...

Here we go with the" Three Sisters Fondant".

Wan Mahani's lovely girlish baby blue fondant with her white skirting and scallops and pink dots. It goes very well with her pink roses. Mine in the middle, a simply pink squared and white ribbon with one tone plied string footing. Maziah came out gorgeous in green. I like her drape! We suppose to have four, but Zana has to depart earlier due to emergencies...we tought of her along the way, take care Zana...
Here is the close-up.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sausage Rolled in Oats




Quick, easy and yummy. Almost every weekend I made it . Quite a lot...err..about 3 dozens and keep it refrigerated in a tight tupperware container. With 3 growing kids , at least I saved sometimes preparing a good nutricious breakfast. Usually they will take extra to school as friends like to share too.




10 sausage - cooked
10 slices of bread
2 cups oats
3 spoonful flour + water , mix to form a thick batter

Flattened bread. Roll in the sausage and glue at the edge with flour batter.
Brush the roll completely with batter to include both end. While batter is still sticky roll in oats to make it fully coated.
Dap in between both palm to compress the oats.
Deep fry in hot oil till browing. Cover with kithen towel to absorb excess oil.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Banana Soft Moist Cake


A relaxing evening with tea and a slice of it makes perfect match!





Ingredient A
250g butter
250g soft brown sugar
5 eggs

Ingredient B (sift together)
100g all purpose flour
150 g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Ingredient C (blend well and keep aside in a covered bowl for 10 minutes)
260g ripe banana
1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add in eggs one by one. Beat well after each addition.
Later ain in ingredirmt B and C. Mix well
Put into 9 inches pan. Bake at 170C for 35-40 minutes