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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fruit Cocktail Pudding (Syazwani)

Good morning everyone. I hope all are well. Maybe many of you are on leave today, and started your journey back to kampung to celebrate Eid-Ul-Adha. May you have a pleasant Eid-Ul-Adha and drive safely...

Yesterday, I popped in at Wani's Food Blog. Came across her Fruit Cocktail Pudding and decided to try it straight away. Made a few adjustments to the recipe to give it a more colorful look (as usual... MamaFaMi lovesss colors!) and to suit my taste. Thank you Wani for sharing the recipe with us...

Fruit Cocktail Pudding
Source: Wani's Food Blog

Ingredients :

1 packet agar-agar strips (20 gm)
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups liquid (cocktail syrup + water)
1/2 can evaporated milk (about 200ml)
3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons custard powder
1 can fruit cocktail
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Kiwi ~ cut to small chunks

Method :

1. Put the fruit cocktail through a strainer. Keep the syrup to boil the agar-agar.
2. Boil the agar-agar strips with 4 1/2 cups of liquid (water + syrup) plus the sugar. Boil till all the agar-agar strips dissolves.
3. Meanwhile, beat eggs, vanilla essence and add in custard powder. Set aside.
4. Pour the agar-agar through the strainer and add in the evaporated milk. Put back on the stove and let it boil.
5. Reduce the heat and add in the eggs mixture a little at a time and continue stirring.
6. Add in the fruit cocktails. Stir for a few minutes and remove from heat.
7. Pour into the prepared mould. Leave to cool and then chill in the refrigerator.

EID MUBARAK to everyone. Have a nice and safe journey.....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Prawn & Asparagus

MamaFaMi was busy as a bee yesterday. And behaved well too. I didn't spend much time in front of the laptop. Surprise surprise.... not to your surprise but to mine! Hehehe...

In the morning I prepared the tart shells dough for orders and kept it in the fridge. Then with the endless house chores, cleaning, washing, cooking so on so forth. In between, sent and fetch Syahmi from tuition. From the tuition place, went to do the groceries at a nearby shop, with Syahmi's assistance.

After Zohor, drove to the post office to drop the Express Mail envelope into it's box and straight to the clinic to get my monthly medication. Then off to The Summit, just me and Fatin, no Kak Ana this time. We had to drive round and round, for I forgot how many times, to find an empty parking. I almost gave up but then, if we're meant to be there, then we will. Above all, I am very happy that I am able to park my car nicely in the parking lot, both at the clinic and The Summit.
You know what, ask me to drive to where ever, I think I will manage, but then, when I think of the parking, that normally puts me off! Hahaha... I still need to work on my parking huh?

At The Summit, we went to MPH Bookstore first, to collect the story book that Fatin had ordered. Then off to Popular Warehouse Sale on the 4th floor. I didn't buy anything. Not that I don't want to, but when I think of all my one whole cupboard full of books and magazines, I'd better not add more! But Fatin bought a basketful of novels and surprisingly, plus this one....

Will I be tasting her pasta soon? Let's just wait and see....

And this is Mr Alex Goh's latest bread book that I bought at Popular Bookshop at Sunway last Sunday....

Anyway, let's move to the recipe I wanted to share. Got it from Rinnchan's Fotopages . A simple recipe this time. I had never cooked asparagus before and this is my first time. It was Syahmi who actually makes me want to try cooking and eating asparagus. Thanks Rinn for the very simple yet yummy recipe....



2 bunches asparagus
200g prawns ~ cleaned
2 cloves of garlic ~ chopped
1 fresh red chillie ~ sliced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon ground blackpepper
cooking oil
2 dashes of sesame seed oil
salt to taste

Method :

1. Heat the wok and add in oil. When oil is hot, add in garlic and fry till fragrant.
2. Add in prawns and fresh red chillie. When the prawns changed to lighter color, add oyster sauce and ground blackpepper.
3. Add salt and a bit of water if necessary.
4. Add in a few dashes of sesame seed oil.
5. Last but not least, add in the asparagus. Stir for a few minutes and remove from heat.

Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Roti Tawar Warna Warni

Mak Chu and Pak Chu came by our place yesterday afternoon. They took us to IOI Mall to watch 2012. Hubby didn't tag along. He went golfing early in the morning. When we reached at the counter, the tickets for 2.30pm and 4.30pm were sold out. We were there at around 1.30pm. We've got no other choice but to choose another movie to watch. We opt for A Christmas Carol. Not a bad choice after all. We enjoyed the movie and this time round, our concentration were fully on the screen. No popcorns munching, no soft drinks sipping...nothing. Why? Because, before we entered the cinema, we've stuffed ourselves at A&W! Thank you so much to Mak Chu and Pak Chu for a lovely day out......

Let's move on to the recipe to share today. Another bread recipe and another recipe from Si Manis Ayin . Yeah right, until I had enough with her blog, then maybe I'll take it easy. Hahaha... Her bread recipes are just so lovely that I can't resist. And oh... Rinn, I bought the latest Chef Alex Goh's Bread Book yesterday. Saw it quite sometime back, but only managed to buy it yesterday. So expect to see some Alex Goh's recipe in between Ayin's okay... *wink* *wink*. Ayin, thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us....

Note to Che Mat Gebu
Mat, mama dah beli buku roti Chef Alex Goh yang baru terbitan Seashore kat Popular semalam. Ada 20% diskaun lagi tau, without Popular Membership Card sebab buku ni comes under Featured Titles. Bila lagi nak rembat Mat? Beli Mat jangan tak beli... lepas ni, meroti ler kita.... ahaks....

Note to Rinn...
Tukang pukul canang ni dah beli ke lom? Jangan tunggu lama-lama,
nanti lama-lama, buku Alex dah habis! Hehehe... Opps... kalau gi makan angin kat situuuu tuuuuu... jangan lupa mama punya acuan T*k*y*k* tu yek

I added colors to the recipe. I think I have to get myself one proper loaf tin, in order to get a lovely bread loaf. The shape of my loaf is very funny. I've baked the loaf in a homemade tin. Got the tin made at a tinsmith back there in Malawi. And I gave him a slightly bigger measurement for a loaf tin. So it's actually my fault then. I'll be posting the cross-section of the loaf from both sides, left and right as I've rolled it in two different ways for a more colorful effect! Me and colors huh? Hehehe...

Source : Si Manis Ayin

Ingredients :

250 g high protein flour (I used all purpose flour)
30 g sugar
20 g milk powder
6 g instant dried yeast
1/2 teapsoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dough softener
2 egg yolks
130 ml fresh milk
30 g butter
Food coloring : pink, yellow, green

Method : (Breadmaker method)

1. Pour fresh milk into the breadmaker pan. Add in salt, sugar and egg yolks
2. Top it with sifted flour, dry yeast, milk powder and dough softener.
3. Set the Breadmaker to Dough function.
4. Once the dough is just combined, add in butter and leave the Breadmaker to continue doing it's job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including prooving.
5. Remove dough from BM and punch down to release the air. Cut the dough to 6 portions. Add a bit of food coloring to the dough. 2 doughs for 1 color. Make into round balls and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
6. Roll the dough flat. Place one color on top of the other to form 3 layers. Roll like a swiss roll and place in the well greased tin. Repeat the same procedure with the other 3 balls.
7. Leave to proof till double the size.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 40 minutes or so.
9. Once out of the oven, brush with butter.

Thank you Ila for ordering the tart shells. Hope you like them....

This morning, Kak Ina KL came to my house to pass the gift that I had won, being the 98765th visitor. You can check the entry here. Thank you very much Kak Ina for the lovely presents and the lovely time spent. Datang lagi ye, jangan serik....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chocolate Banana Cake

May our deeds attract Allah's love, Noor & Barakah so that our lives may be filled with peace, happiness & freedom from any calamity...
Jummah Mubarak!

Blog hopping is not healthy. At least not to me! The more I blog hop, the thicker my printouts would be. The thicker the printouts, the more I want to experiment in the kitchen. The more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I'll eat. The more I eat, the more I'll become lazy. The lazier I become, will create great disaster in the ironing room as the ironing basket will be overflowed with crumpled clothes....noooooooooo......

Bisikan negatif.....
Suara : Ala senang je ma, hantar je kat laundry suruh diorang iron...
Mama : Ha ah, betul gak tu.... I'm off to the Laundry now......
Mmmm, what on earth am I blabbering about now. Well, blame it on the headache that's been bothering me...oh no, not the headache alone, blame it on me for sleeping late yesterday night... err..morning.... shhhhh don't tell Mr Hubby... shhhhh....

Anyway, I've tried a lot few recipes these couple of days. Some new recipe leads to another new recipe. You'll know what I mean when I post the recipes in my future entries. As for today, I am going to share with you the lovely Chocolate Banana Cake which I took from Joy of Baking dot com . Even without the topping, the taste of the cake is marvelous enough. Thanks to Stephanie and her Best Summer Weekends Cookbook for making this cake possible. Allow me to re-post (and edit according to what I did) the recipe here, so that many others could try it out...thank you...

Source : Joy of Baking

Ingredients :

2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) safflower or canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
2. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
7. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with the Ganache.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE FROSTING (I didn't do this but just for my notes, I'll just paste it here as well)

8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon (14 gram) unsalted butter

Garnish : (optional)
Dried banana chips

Method :

Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy. Then spread the frosting on top of the cake. Can garnish with dried banana chips.

Have a nice and safe weekend ahead everyone.
To the kids, Happy Holidays and stay out of trouble. Don't be mischievous!
To the Form 5 students, all the best in your SPM!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coffee Bread

Comment from Dyah in my previous entry...
hai mama...dyah nk bun...suka mkn xtau buat..
Yeah sure Dyah.... here's the buns okay...

Took the recipe from Ayin Yin's blog.Thank you Ayin for another lovely recipe which is definately a keeper. The bun is so soft even after 2 days.Allow me to share the recipe with others, ya Ayin....


Ingredients :

190 g high protein flour (I used multipurpose flour)
50 g sugar
2 g salt
6 g instant dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon bread improver
1 egg yolk
50 g fresh milk
12 g instant coffee (I mixed 2g nescafe granules with 10g hot water)
60 g water roux
1/2 teaspoon cappuchino coffee emulco (I added)
30 g butter

Method : (Breadmaker method)

1. Pour fresh milk into the breadmaker pan. Add in instant coffee, salt, sugar, egg and water roux.
2. Top it with sifted flour, dry yeast and bread improver.
3. Set the Breadmaker to Dough function.
4. Once the dough is just combined, add in butter and leave the Breadmaker to continue doing it's job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including prooving.
5. Remove dough from BM and punch down to release the air. Cut the dough 35g portion each. Make into round balls and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
6. Let the air out of the dough and make into round balls again. Arrange in the prepared tin.
7. Leave to proof till double the size.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 25 minutes or so.
9. Once out of the oven, brush with butter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cupcakes for Ruza & Photo Challenge!

These are the cupcakes that I made for Ruza last Saturday. Thank you Ruza for trusting me with the cuppies. Hope you liked them and hope your only princess Aimy had a cheerful birthday party!

And these are the balance cupcakes that I had decorated for Fatin when we went to visit her last Saturday....

When I was done decorating these extra cuppies, I just remembered a statement that I read at Maylique's Fotopages .
pesanan dari penaja: Kamera Dapor tidak dapat menghasilkan gambar begini

I said to myself... I have to do something about this. I must prove this lady wrong! Must lift up the so called 'Kitchen Camera's' Standard! We can't deny the fact that DSLR cameras like those of Maylique's have all the gadgets to produce fantastic result. But definately with a price! So, here's the best that I can do...mind you, it the best that I CAN DO, but not the best that THE CAMERA can do. Maybe there are more features that I have not explore...just yet....

After the cupcakes photo challenge, I tried my luck on Wedding Shots. But I think, it's just too much for a Kitchen Camera to take up the challenge. What's more, there's not enough lighting in the room...chea chea bagus je nyalahkan lighting..muahaha... so I can't do much actually. The photos of my friend's daughter's wedding can be viewed at my Fotopages and in MamaFaMi's Journey of Life Blog

Note to Maylique....
Jangan mare aaa... mama main-main je... mana leh celen Maylique punya gambar.. semuanya debomb belaka...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Grilled Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

Good day everyone... I hope all are well and cheerful no matter how the weather is today. Unlike myself, I am not feeling too good. So I'll go straight to the recipe to share. Made this roasted chicken last Friday for a friend's daughter who had been asking for it eversince she saw the photo of my previous Grilled Lemon-Rosemary Chicken in my fotopages dated 24th June, 2009. Kept telling her that I am not good at roasting or grilling chicken. That chicken turned out to be slightly dry. Gave her 1001 reasons but she still insisted.

In order not to disappoint her, I tried again preparing this recipe, coached by the lady who loves roasting this chicken, using her adjusted recipe. Non other than Sifoo Ana. Thanks Ana and sorry for all the hassle you have to go through until the chicken is ready! Haha... what are friends for huh... And I did a slight adjustment to her adjusted recipe as well, to suit whatever's available in my refrigerator. Not forgetting, thank you to Syahmi for helping mama to buy the lemons from the nearby shop....
Ellie dearie...hope you're happy now, though the chicken is slightly bitter at the skin part (must find out, what caused that to happen) and good luck dear for your SPM. Being a bright student, I know you'll pass with flying colors. Once done with SPM, you can work at mummy's shop, earn some money and belanja aunty Kenny Rogers okay.... hahaha....

Source : The Naked Chef (Jamie Oliver)
Adjusted by : Jeni, Ana, MamaFaMi

Ingredients :

1 kg chicken
1 lemon
5 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons, fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon black pepper ~ crushed
2 potatoes, cleaned and quartered
1 onion ~ quartered
1 carrot ~ cut to small pieces
1 tablespoon chillie paste
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons sweet soya sauce
Sea salt and sugar to taste

Method :

1. Wash the chicken and set aside.
2. Boil whole lemon, potato and garlic for 8 minutes or so. Remove from water.
3.. Mince garlic, rosemary and sea salt.
4.. Mix the minced ingredients with olive oil, crushed black pepper, oyster sauce, sweet soya sauce and sugar.
5. Coat the chicken with the prepared mixture. Leave a bit of mixture to coat the onion, potato and carrots.
6. Prick the lemon with a fork or knive to release the juice. Place the lemon inside the chicken.
7. Cover the oven proof caserolle with foil and keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. For best result, keep it for 4 hours.
8. Mix the onion, potato and carrot with the prepared mixture and cover with foil. Keep aside.
9. I used the microwave oven to roast the chicken. After 30 minutes, turn the chicken and roast for another 20 minutes. Then arrange the onion, carrots and potatoes. Continue roasting for another 10 minutes.
10. Ready to serve. Best eaten with salad and mashed potato.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cok Bantal

Jumaa mubarak to all....

I didn't log off yesterday! Mama didn't behave again? Oh no no fact I behaved VERY WELL. yesterday. I went to bed was asleep by 9.30 pm! I guess those few days of sleeping at 1.00 am got the better of me! I was really tired and after reading a few blogs, I just can't open my eyes. Told Syahmi that I'm just going to take a nap. And a nap I took! Hahaha... Was asleep like a dead log till morning! So now, my energy is fully charged, or is it over-charged? I hope not because when I am over charged, I tend to get lazy! Shoo shoo shooo laziness. You're not welcome here, at least not today. I have cuppies to bake. In short, I am pretty tied up today... Not because of the cuppies but Friday is a day that I am in and out of the house... gosh I just hope that one bar petrol indicator is enough for me to run around today...

Yesterday evening, I came across this recipe at Jun's Blog . Since the recipe looks simple, I decided to try it out. Ate it with sambal ikan bilis. Thank you Jun for promoting and to MommaMia of MyResipi for sharing the recipe with us..

Source : MommaMia of MyResipi

Ingredients :

3 cups flour ~ sifted
2 teaspoons instant dried yeast
3 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons castor sugar
3 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
1 egg
1/4 cup water (amount may vary. I adjusted this amount. I used more)

Method :

1. Place flour, instant dried yeast, salt, castor sugar, butter and egg in a mixing bowl.
2. Add water a little at a time until a smooth and soft dough is formed.
3. Leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes. Covered.
4. Roll the dough to 1 cm thickness and cut whichever way you like.
5. Fry till golden brown. Remove from oil and onto the kitchen towel.
6. Serve with Sambal Ikan Bilis

Have a safe weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Naisu Bun

Anybody wondered, what time mama logged off yesterday? Hahaha... as if people cares huh. Anyway, I did behave a bit yesterday. I logged off at 11.20 pm... just 20 minutes after the curfew time that I had imposed on myself, not so willingly though... Mmm what do you expect, I can't just change into a new leaf instantly! It'll takes time... hahaha... yooo la tuh!
Anyway, let's move on to the recipe section. Actually I have a few other recipes that had been in line awating to be posted, but I have to jump the queue and post this one first. The bun is not only soft but tasty as well. And above all, I had such a pleasant time preparing it. I just can't wait to share the bun fun. Thank you and thank you so much Ayin . Hah, Ayin again???!!! Yeah right... I am hooked to her blog now...many many more to experiment....

Source : Ayin

Ingredients :

250g high protein flour (I used allpurpose flour)
1/2 teaspoon instant dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon bread improver
50g sugar
20g milk powder
100 ml fresh milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
50g butter
1 egg
75g water roux
1 recipe Naisu

Method : (Breadmaker method)

1. Pour fresh milk into the breadmaker pan. Add in salt, sugar, egg and water roux.
2. Top it with sifted flour, milk powder, dry yeast and bread improver.
3. Set the Breadmaker to Dough function.
4. Once the dough is just combined, add in butter and leave the Breadmaker to continue doing it's job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including prooving.
5. Remove dough from BM and punch down to release the air. Cut the dough 60g portion each. (next time round, I am going to cut the dough into 35g portions to get a cuter sized Naisu Buns). Make into round balls and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
6. Flatten the balls and spread the Naisu on top. Roll the dough. Fold in half and cut in the middle. Open it to form a flower shape and place in a muffin cup lined with papercups.
7. Leave to proof till double the size.
8. Spirinkle with a bit of water just before putting the buns into the preheated oven at 180 C. Bake for 20 minutes or till golden brown.
9. Brush with a bit of butter, once out of the oven.

Imagine having this soft bread with a cup of coffee.....heaven....!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Roti Tangkap Muat

Mama has not been behaving lately. She's been sleeping late these few days. And yesterday, hubby had a few words to say... enough to make her 'wake up'! Luckily he didn't ask for any show cause letter... or then, I'll have to crack my head to think of the 1001 reasons to write in there! Haahaha.... So maybe tonight, I have to start behaving and will try to log off by 11.00 pm. Oh me oh my...Ya Allah, please give me enough strength to do this... hihii... poyo je, macam nak pergi medan perjuangan pulak!

Anyway, these were what I did yesterday....

Didn't snap any photos for lunch. As always asam pedas asam pedas and more asam pedas. That's what I get when Syahmi is clever enough to eat asam pedas and fell in love with it! For the past 2 weeks, our dinner had been very simple and normally it's not rice. Syahmi had asked for Sausage Breadrolls and here they are....

Bought a packet of hotdog breads from Giant the day before. Syahmi wanted Coney Dog but I didn't get the chance to do it for him. Well not that I didn't have that chance but more like I am lazy! Haha... But yesterday night, an idea popped in my head, to make use of whatever's available in my refrigerator and with least effort needed, I made this new menu of mine. I am sorry if there are such recipe similar to this, I didn't mean to take credit for it but what I did was totally whatever that came to mind yesterday. I present you this...... how's the name? Catchy huh? Ahakss....


Ingredients :

1 hotdog roll
3 tablespoons currypuff filling
1 egg ~ lightly beaten
a bit of butter
a bit of oil

To garnish :
cabbage ~ thinly sliced
lettuce ~ thinly sliced
Thousand Island
Thai Sweet Chillie

Method :

1. Cut the hotdog roll into half.
2. Mix the currypuff filling with eggs.
3. Spread some butter on the rolls.
4. Heat a bit of oil in a non-stick skillet. When the oil is hot, pour in the currypuff mixture. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Place the sliced rolls on top of the filling. The inside part facing the filling. Leave for a few minutes so that the filling will stick to the rolls.
6. Turn it upside down and leave for another minute or two.
7. Remove from the skillet and garnish with cabbage, lettuce, thousand island and thai sweet chillie.
8. Ready to serve... yummy!

Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tahu Brintik

FACEBOOK.... do you have an account in there? How do you find it? Interesting? Boring?

I don't have a Facebook account and not planning to have one at the moment. By the way, thank you to all who had invited me to join Facebook. Appreciate your kind thoughts. Even though I don't have an account, my dearest sister gave me the 'key' to her Facebook. So I will browse from there. I have tried to find my friends, but to no avail. Those that I found, are those that I am still in touch with. I am a person who will try to keep in touch with all my friends. To me, friends are for ever and not just when you're with them...

The oldest (not in terms of age) friend that I am still in touch with is a friend from my Kindergarden years! I went to CHIJ Kindergarden in 1972. I am at CHIJ Melaka from 1972 till 1975 (Standard 3). And my best friend that time is Noor Aishah Noor Hashim. I lost contact with her when we moved to Seremban. I guess that time, I was too young. I didn't think of asking for her contact address and number. But I heard she is a doctor. And oh, the Kindergarden friend that I am still in touch with is Maznah Ahmad aka Alang, now residing in Russia with her little family.

We moved to Seremban where I went to King George V Primary School, just for 2 years (1975 till 1977). When I think of this school, it brought back some funny and unforgettable memories. Mmm... maybe will write about it if I am up to it, someday...Over there, my best friend cum my neighbour is Noor Isham Yaacob. We lost contact when I moved back to Malacca. She continued studying at Tun Fatimah and then to ITM....

Back in Malacca in 1977 and went to Sek Ren Dato Palembang Bukit Baru Melaka. Over there, Lovely and fearful memories there too... Oh gosh, I think my life had been so happening after all huh! I was closed to Rosiah Minhat that time... where is she now? I wonder.....

1979 was when I started my secondary education at Malacca Girls' High School. Lovely years best friend is Hafiza Abd Hamid. We lost contact for a while but somehow I managed to get in touch with her again before my wedding. She came and then I went to her wedding a few years later. After that, it's history. I really really wanted to get in touch with her again....

In 1982 I was accepted to Sekolah Menengah Teknik Melaka. And over here, I have a group of buddies. In class, my 'gang' are Maznah (my kindergarden pal), Momtach Begam and Zalinah Ramli. In school, I hang out with Noor Ashikin Abd Majid and in the hostel, Haslinda Hj Noah. Of all the names mentioned above, the one that I am still in touch is Haslinda and I hope our friendship will last forever dear....I can still remember all those happy moments we had together ... Wishing you a safe journey to Mekah. Take care.....

Whoa whoaa mama....I guess I've written enough for one entry! Anyway, reason behind this entry is I hope to get in touch with all my buddies especially those listed above. Whoever knows their whereabouts or better still, if you, my friends, happened to read this post, please do contact me through my email address. Thank you...

All right, let's move on to the recipe. Since the above entry is long enough, I guess I'll post a very short but nice and easy recipe that I've tried a few weeks back. Got the recipe from Intanzariza's Blog. Thanks Intan for sharing it with all of us...

Source : Intanzariza

Ingredients :

Egg ~ lightly beaten
Kentucky Flour
Oil for frying

Method :

1. Cut the taufu to bite size.
2. Dip the taufu into the egg and then roll it in the Kentucky flour.
3. Fry till golden brown.
4. Serve with mayonaise and chillie sauce.

Have a nice day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Roti Srikaya (Ayin Yin)

Mmmmm....nothing actually pops in my head till now, so I think, there'll be no blaberring from me today. We'll go straight to the recipe that I've tried yesterday. Found this recipe while blog hopping and fell in love with it the moment I set eyes on the bread photo. Me and breads...hahaha... I just can't resist. Thank you so much Ayin for this lovely bread recipe that you've posted in your blog MANIS MANIS . Allow me to re-post the recipe here so that many others can try out this lovely recipe.

Source : Ayin Yin

Ingredients :

*195 g high protein flour
* 90 g low protein flour (* I just used 285g multipurpose flour)
12 g milk powder
6 g instant dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon bread improver
65 g fresh milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
30 g caster sugar
60 g egg
75g water roux
45 g butter
enough srikaya

Custard recipe :

3/4 cup fresh milk
2 tablespoons custard powder
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method :

CREAM CUSTARD - Mix well fresh milk, custard powder and sugar using a whisk. Place on low heat and continue stirring till the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add in butter and vanilla essence. Continue whisking till well mixed. Leave to cool and pour into a piping bag. Set aside.

BUNS : (Breadmaker method)

1. Pour fresh milk into the breadmaker pan. Add in salt, sugar, egg and water roux.
2. Top it with sifted flour, milk powder, dry yeast and bread improver.
3. Set the Breadmaker to Dough function.
4. Once the dough is just combined, add in butter and leave the Breadmaker to continue doing it's job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including prooving.
5. Remove dough from BM and punch down to release the air. Cut the dough 60g portion each. Make into round balls and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
6. Flatten the balls and spoon the filling in the middle. Cover the filling with dough and arrange in a well greased baking tin.
7. Leave to proof till double the size.
8. Pipe the cream custard on top. Sprinkle with a bit of water.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 25 to 30 minutes.
10. Remove from the oven and brush with a bit of butter to give it a shiny look.

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