Saturday, February 23, 2008


Not feeling well and drolling for a dry savory stuff. I modified my Almond Biscuit. Another cookies creation that I would like to do it more...Maybe others had made this kind of cheesy cookies their way, this is my version and today I enjoy munching it with my evening tea. 100 g butter
150 g cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
3 cups plain flour
1 tbsp milk powder
1 egg yolk
2 cups finely grounded almond ( from whole almond - roasted and grind)
1/2 cup chocholate rice
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Egg white
grated cheddar cheese

Beat sugar, creme cheese and butter until creamy. Add in egg yold and mix evenly. Fold in flour, milk powder, grounded almond, choc rice and cheddar cheese. Fold and mix to a dough. Take a small portion, flatten by using rolling pin and cut to your desired shape. Brush-up the top face with egg white, then put few strand of grated cheese and bake until done.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Date Cake

Yours truely still having packs of dates leftover from Zulhijjah 10 days fasting plus packs sent by someone in Makkah thru my aunt when she's back from hajj last month. There was times when we did not have dates on the shelves as of nowadays, my mom used to keep stock from Ramadhan to last for few months. She used to take out from the container and dry it off under the hot sun, then dates look good and nice to eat again. She made cakes too. Here is something I tried hard to recall, then managed to documented in metrics!

240 g plain flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda bikarbonat
220 fine granulated sugar (I substitute with light brown sugar)

20pcs dates - deseeded and sliced
200 ml fresh milk ( my mom used fresh cow milk!)

200ml oil ( yes... cooking oil)
vanilla, salt
3 large eggs
200 ml warm water

Soak sliced dates in milk for at least 1 hour until milk turn brown in dates discoloration. Sift flour, bp and sb together then add in sugar and mix dry ingredients evenly. Pour in warm water and stir. Beat eggs then add into the mixture and continue mixing with wooden spatula. Add in vanilla and salt. Put milk and dates into tight drinking Tupperware tumbler and shake vigorously then pour into mixture followed by oil. Blend well and put into 8" pan.
Bake or steam for approximately 1 hour.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Steamed Fish alaThai


1 fish - white promfret
1 inch young ginger
7 pcs bird chillies -chopped
10 garlics ( put aside 3 pcs - chopped)
1 bulb big union
1 big tomato - quartered
3 pcs preserved plum
garnishing - green union- chopped
fish sauce
salt, sugar

Steam the fish with 7bulb of garlics, chopped ginger, chillies, preserved plum, salt and sugar.
When it's done, take out clear soup from the fish and put aside.

Saute chopped garlics until fragrants. Pour in the soup, add lime and fish sauce and bring to boil. Add hot water if the soup is too thick. Put in tomatoes and big union ( and chopped cucumbar- option) and simmer for 2 minutes. The soup should taste sour, sweet, salty and hot!
Arrange fish in shallow plate, then pour in the soup together with all veggeies.

Black Pepper Squid

( Originally Amy Beh's in grilling method and fewer ingredients. I'd improvised into my own taste bud)

1 kg large squid (app. 6-8 inches long)
5 cloves garlic - crunched finely
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp black pepper corn - pound finely
salt , light brown sugar
3 tbsp honey
1 lime - squeezed for juice
red chilly or capsicum- sliced thinly

Garnishing: green union & parsley - shredded

Cut squid into 2. Use sharp scissors to cut each edges at interval of 1cm - this help each pieces to open up like flower.
Season and marinate squid with all ingredients for 5 minutes. Heat the non-grease pan, work with big fire. Put in squid.( I cook the tentacle first, as it's easier to work on the flower later. Dish out cooked tentacles then put in the slices into hot pan). Stir evenly and turn squids to have the edges down so good petals can form up better flower. Season to your taste and ready to serve.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Salad Udang, Ikan & Ayam Bakar, Manisan Buah Pear

cikMilah tolak jer pintu, bau semerbak dari dapur menyeluruh rumah kami yang kecik ni...Oh, cik Abang masak untuk birthday Kakak! Dah terhidang pun....apalagi sambar camera dan tembak dulu...Inilah juadah untuk sambut harilahir ke-14 anak dara sulung tuu!
Ni cikMilah posting gambarnya yer.... Resepi nya nanti cikMilah kena cakar rimau dulu...kih, kih kih!
Salad udang dan otak-otak sebagai apertizer...

ikan fillet/dori dibakar dengan bawang putin dan minyak zaitun, curahkan sos plum dan cendawan oyster, si dia buat sos sendiri tau. Roti bawang putih & tuna mayonis pun ada...

Ayam hidroponik bakar, sedap dan wangi ; tak tau rempah apa cikAbang letak. Bila tanya dia senyum-senyum pulak!
manisan buah pear dalam sirap pudina - sedap dan wangi you...

Bila lagi nak puji suami kannnn....Thanks so much dear.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Nice Matter Award

I awarded few friends who make me feel warmth and welcomed during my early entrance in blogging . They are KakElle, Abg Idham aka AyahSu, academic mom Faruha and my DikMa.
To my suprise today, KakHanieliza had awarded me the same pink bouquet. Thank-you Liza...

Appreciate your friends. If you get it back, you know how true your friendship are...

Strawberry Chocholate Cheesecake

with rich chocholaty cream cheese to balance up sour strawberry

Browse thru internet and study e-friends' recepi plus 2 testings - can I called this My Strawberry Chocholate Cheesecake?he he he

chocolate cake/chocolate chips cookies - make 1 cup of crumb
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup conflakes - blend finely
1/2 cup oatmeal - grill and blend
Mix all of the above , add butter if needed to make it hard and lumpy.
Press inside pre-lined 6 inches baking pan.
Keep in fridge for 20 minutes and bake for 10 minutes. Cool off.

250g creme cheese
1/3 cup of castor sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1 taspoon strawberry paste
2 tsb plain flour
2-3pcs whole strawberry - blend to a fine paste.

Whisk creame cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg and beat well. Mix whipping cream and milk then pour into cheese mixture. Beat again until more fluffier. Add in blended strawberry and flour. As all ingreidient are well blended, add in the strawberry paste and mix well.
Pour into the prepared crust. Steam bath for app 40 minutes.Leave it colling off inside the oven until it's completely cold.

Take out from mold. Spread strawberry glaze. Decorate with cream cheese and more chocholate!

Creme Cheese Topping:
4 table spoon cream cheese
2 tsbp butter
icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
Beat until creamy. Put in nozzle and pipe as desired.