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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Baked Donuts

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I've received a few comments in my entries, saying that the photos in my blog do take time to appear. I am not so sure about this, because I have not come across this problem when I open my blog at home. So I would be grateful if you could at least let me know, if you are facing similar problems like my other visitors. Perhaps then, I could figure out how to overcome the problem. Thank you.

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Came across this recipe at Gert's kitchen quite sometime back but only tried it out last Monday. It was soft and yummy. Thank you Gert for sharing the recipe with us. Allow me to post it here for the reading pleasure of my dear guests.

Baked Donuts

BAKED DONUTS
Source : Gert of My Kitchen Snippets


Ingredients :

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg
227g plain yogurt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon of lemon juice

castor sugar for dusting

Method :

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C and coat the donut pan with non-stick spray and dust it with some powder sugar.
2. In a small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
3. Combine egg, yogurt, melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla until well mix.
4. Stir in dry ingredients into the egg mixture until well combined. Do not over mixed.
5. Divide the batter evenly into the baking pan and bake for 12-15 min or until golden brown.
6. Cool in pan for 5 min before removing it into the cool rack.
7. Roll it with castor sugar or glazes.

Baked Donuts

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mama D's Italian Bread

Last Sunday, I received a text message in my handphone from my dearest neighbour, Saerah. She had asked me if I am at home. And luckily I was because, ten minutes after that, my door bell rang. The always cheerful Tini was at the gate, bringing 'ole-ole' from Madamme Sae. Mmmm something smell nice! Tha dhaaa.......


Thank you dearest neighbour.. let me give you this pantun...

Terima kasih daun keladi
Selalu selalu hantar lagi
Lepas ni hantar olio spagetti
Ku beri bekas kosong minta di isi....

Boleh gitu! Hahaha......


When I posted the Lemon Rosemary Chicken on my Facebook wall, I received quite a number of comments. Among them, ideas as how I can enjoy the chicken besides eating it just like that. And I fell for one....Chicken Sandwich.

I remembered Fatin always brag about the Italian Bread from Subway. So I think, I'll challenge myself and bake my own Italian Bread. Went on the internet and settled for this recipe from Allrecipes dot Com. I will post the recipe here with a slight addition. Here goes nothing.....


MAMA D's ITALIAN BREAD
Source : Christine Darrock

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon bread softener (I added)
2 tablespoons olive oil (I added)

Method : (using Bread Maker)

1. Pour the warm water into the bread maker pan. Add sugar and salt.
2. Top it with flour. Add active dry yeast and bread softener.
3. Set the breadmaker to Dough function.
4. Once the dough is just combined, add in olive oil and leave the breadmaker to continue doing it's job. This process will take about 1 1/2 hour including prooving.
5. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions. Form each into a ball and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
6. Take a dough and roll flat. Roll like a swiss roll and place on a baking tray.
7. Cover the buns and let it rise until double in size (it takes another 30-40 minutes).
8. Mist with a bit of water and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 20 to 25 minutes.
9. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of margarine or butter.


For the original recipe, you can click here

With the chicken and the bun, this was what I had for breakfast... and I had a happy full tummy that last me till tea time!


Have a good day everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Roasted Blackpepper Chicken

JALAN-JALAN CARI MAKAN

Big Plate Shah Alam

Big Plate Restaurant
27 Jalan Alfa F U6/F
Subang Permai
Shah Alam
Tel : 03-78591078

Big Plate Menu

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Made this for kid's dinner last Friday and I got a very positive feedback from the two of them. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Noor for sharing this simple yet yummy recipe with us. Allow me to copy and paste it here for the reading pleasure of others.

Roasted Blackpepper Chicken
ROASTED BLACKPEPPER CHICKEN
Source : NoorMasri

Ingredients :

1 whole chicken, medium size - cleaned
2 cloves garlic - minced
3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons blackpepper sauce
2 - 3 tablespoons honey
blackpepper corns - crushed
1 tablespoon butter
salt to taste

Method :

1. Mix the above ingredients.
2. Rub the chicken inside out with the above paste. Place it in a baking tray or casserole.
3. Marinate for at least 3 hours.
4. Roast the chicken in the oven for 1 hour or till golden brown and done. Oven temperature, 170 Celcius. I roasted my chicken on the stove using the Korea King Multi Cooker from Cosway.
5. Remove the chicken and keep the juice.

GRAVY : (I didn't do this)

Add 1 cup or water or more into the casserole. Stir. Pour the mixture into a pot. Add 2 teaspoons flour and simmer on slow fire till thickens. Add salt to taste or chicken granules. Remove from heat, pour onto the roasted chicken and ready to serve.

Roasted Blackpepper Chicken
ROASTED BLACKPEPPER CHICKEN
Sumber : NoorMasri

Bahan-bahan:

1 ekor ayam saiz sederhana
2 ulas bawang putih - ditumbuk halus
3 sdb kicap manis
3 sdb sos tiram
2 sdb sos lada hitam
2-3 sdb madu - boleh ganti dgn gula
lada hitam biji - ditumbuk kasar secukupnya
1 sdb mentega
garam secukupnya

Cara :

Cuci ayam dan toskan.
Perap ayam dgn semua bahan diatas selama sekurang2nya 3 jam
Panggang dlm oven pd suhu 170C selama 1 jam atau lebih bergantung kpd saiz ayam
Bila dah masak angkat ayam, simpan jus dlm loyang pembakar.

Gravy

Cara :


1. Masukkan 1 cawan air atau secukupnya ke dalam loyang pembakar ayam tadi. Kacau sikit.
2. Pindahkan campuran air tadi ke dalam periuk.
3. Tambah tepung gandum 2 sudu kecil, kacau atas api perlahan sehingga agak pekat. Rasakan garam secukupnya. Jika suka boleh masukkan serbuk ayam ssedikit tapi akak tak letak pun.
4. Angkat dan sedia utk diguna.


Korea King Multi Cooker

Have a nice day!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Seri Muka

Jumaa mubarak to all...

Thank you Maz for sharing this nice recipe with us. Please allow me to copy and paste the recipe here for the viewing pleasure of others. Jazakallah..

Seri Muka
SERI MUKA
Source : Maz's sister

Ingredients :

Bottom layer

300g glutinous rice - soak for 20 minutes
300 ml coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt

Method :

Mix together the above ingredients and pour into a baking tin, layered with cling film. Steam for 15 minutes. Cover the steamer's lid with towel to avoid water dripping into the tin.

Top Layer

125g sugar
50g custard powder
400ml coconut milk
1 large egg
a bit of pandan paste
1/8 lime water
1/4 teaspoon salt
green food coloring

Method :

1. Mix all the ingredients together except sugar. Stir to mix and put through a sieve. Add sugar and cook on medium heat till slightly thickens (texture similar to condensed milk)
2. Pour the mixture onto the bottom layer and steam for another 20 minutes.
3. Remove from steam and leave to cool.
4. Cut using a plastic knife and ready to serve.

Seri Muka

SERI MUKA
Sumber Resipi : Kakak Angkat Maz

Bahan-bahan :

Lapisan Bawah

300g beras pulut - rendam dulu 20 minit
300 ml santan
1 sudu kecik garam

Kaedah penyediaan :

Satukan semua bahan-bahan dan kukus selama 15 minit (tutup penutup pengukus dengan kain/towel) - loyang dialas dengan 'cling wrap' supaya senang nak keluarkan dari loyang bila dah masak. Tutup loyang dengan aluminium foil, jadi tidak perlulah membungkus penutup kukus dengan kain/tuala

Lapisan Atas

125g gula
50g tepung kastard
400ml santan
1 biji telur (gred A)
sedikit paste pandan
1/8 sudu kecil air abu (mama gantikan dengan air kapur)
1/4 sudu kecil garam
sedikit pewarna hijau

Cara-cara :

1. Satukan semua bahan-bahan kecuali gula. Kacau sebati dan tapiskan dalam periuk.
2. Masukkan gula dan masak atas api sehingga naik wap (pekat sedikit macam susu pekat tu)
3. Tuang ke atas lapisan pulut tadi dan kukus selama 30 minit.
4. Keluarkan dari pengukus dan sejukkan dulu sebelum dipotong. Kuih kena betul-betul sejuk, barulah dipotong menggunakan pisau plastik. Sedia untuk dihidangkan.

Have a nice day and take care!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Surprise Curry Bun

When I published my Chicken Curry photo on my facebook, Mamazieza had put her kind comment on that particular entry. She had said, why not put the curry in a bun. That rings a bell because I've came across this kind of recipe before. Only thing is, I can't recall where I've seen this recipe. So, I just have to 'do' it as I please. And I remembered coming across Gert's recipe that I've been wanting to try for quite sometime.

I copied down the recipe and set to work. Oh oh.... I ran out of bread flour. Well, then I'll chuck in something else... hahaha.. sorry Gert, I did quite a few changes to the recipe you posted actually, according to what's available in my larder. And this was what I came out with. Thank you Mamazieza for inspiring me and Gert for the recipe. May God bless you both.

Surprise Curry Bun

SURPRISE CURRY BUN
Adapted from : Gert's Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough

Ingredients :

250g bread flour
225g superfine flour
35g milk powder
55g caster sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
170ml (approx.) lukewarm water – adjust according
40g butter, cubed

1 egg + a bit of fresh milk (for egg wash the buns)
a bit of butter for glazing

Method :

1. Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment. Sift bread flour, plain flour, milk powder, caster sugar and salt the mixing bowl. Add in the yeast and mix well. Add in the water roux and beaten egg. Turn on the mixer and slowly add in the lukewarm water until the dough form into a nice ball of dough. (You might not need all the water. I used only 130 ml of it)
2. Continue to knead for 10 minutes and add in the butter. Continue to knead until all the butter is incorporated into the dough and the dough is smooth and elastic. Take the dough out from the mixing bowl and give it a final few kneading by hand. Form it into a round ball and let it to rise until double in size in a large greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet towel or cling wrap (It took me an hour to proof the dough but it all depend on the weather and environment on the day you make the bread)
3. Punch down the dough gives it a few knead and divide the dough into 3 equal portions. Form each into a ball and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
4. Wrap the chicken curry in a foil and shape it into a ball.
5. Take a dough and roll flat. Place the foil in the middle and cover with dough. Cover the buns and let it rise until double in size (it takes another 30-40 min) Brush the buns with some egg wash.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of butter. Carefully cut the bun and ready to serve.


Bread Maker method :

1. Pour water, egg, sugar and salt into the bread maker pan. Top it with both flours, milk powder, yeast and water roux.
2. Set the breadmaker to Dough function.
3. 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.
4. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions. Form each into a ball and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
5. Wrap the chicken curry in a foil and shape it into a ball.
6. Take a dough and roll flat. Place the foil in the middle and cover with dough. Cover the buns and let it rise until double in size (it takes another 30-40 min) Brush the buns with some egg wash.
7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of butter. Carefully cut the bun and ready to serve.

Water-Roux Paste/Tang Zhong :

25g (just under 2 tbsp) bread flour
125ml (1/2 cup) water

Preparation for the Water-Roux :

1. Mix the flour and water in a small saucepan. . Cook over low to medium heat, stirring continuously until it reaches 65ºC. It should have thickened to a paste at this stage, which is when you stir you can see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat; place a cling film over the paste and leave until lukewarm, or room temperature, before using. (Alternatively if you don’t have a thermometer, cook as before until it starts to thicken, then continue to cook for about 1 more minute before removing from heat.)

Note: This water roux can be kept in an airtight container after cooling in the refrigerator for 1 day if not used immediately. However DO NOT USE if it turns grey in color, that means it has gone bad.

Surprise Curry Bun

Step By Step photo...

Step By Step Surprise Curry Bun

Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fettucine Alfredo Portobello

T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

Salaam. I was shocked to receive the sad news of Mat Gebu's brother who passed away peacefully on the morning of 8th December, 2010 from Mamazieza. May ALLAH give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace! To Mat and his family, please accept our condolences and be strong.



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Fettucine Alfredo Portobello

FETTUCINE ALFREDO PORTOBELLO

Ingredients :

Fettucine ~ boiled until al dente; drain
Olive oil
3 garlic ~ minced
Mixed vegetable
2 pieces beef burger ~ cut to small chunks
3 pieces beef sausages ~ sliced
1 can Prego Alfredo Portobello Spagetti Sauce
enough water
Salt to taste - if necessary

Method :

1. Heat olive oil and add in minced garlic. Fry till golden brown.
2. Add beef burger chunks and sausages. Fry till cooked.
3. Add in mixed vegetables. Stir for another 1 or 2 minutes.
4. Then pour in the Prego Alfredo Portobello Spagetti Sauce and enough water. Add salt if necessary. Mix well. Let it simmer.
5. Finally add in the boiled pasta.

Sauce

FETTUCINE ALFREDO PORTOBELLO
Bahan-bahan :


Fettucine ~ direbus dan ditapis. Ketepikan
Minyak zaiton
3 ulas bawang putih ~ dicincang halus
Sayuran campuran
2 keping burger daging ~ dipotong dadu kecil
3 batang sosej daging ~ di potong setebal 1/2 sm
1 tin Prego Alfredo Portobello Spagetti Sauce
air secukupnya
garam jika perlu

Kaedah penyediaan :

1. Panaskan minyak zaiton dan masukkan bawang putih yang telah dicincang halus. Tumis hingga kekuningan dan naik bau.
2. Masukkan daging burger dan sosej. Goreng hingga masak.
3. Masukkan sayuran campuran dan kacau selama 1 hingga 2 minit.
4. Tuangkan sos Prego Alfredo Portobello Spagetti. Masukkan air secukupnya dan garam jika perlu. Biar merenih.
5. Masukkan fettucine yang telah direbus dan kacau sebati. Sedia untuk dihidangkan.

Have a nice and safe weekend ahead!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Maal Hijrah 1432H


Courtesy of Google Image

My family and I take this opportunity to wish all Muslims around the world, Maal Hijrah and may this year be better than the last. May our dreams and desires be true. May our duaas and prayers be heard and answered. And may we all be in the pink of health under the blessing of The Almighty; The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful.

Happy New Year! Maal Hijrah!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

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Jumaa Mubarak to all... something to ponder....

“Among the most beloved of people to Allah is the one who is most helpful.”

“Among the most beloved deed to Allah is making a Muslim happy.”

“Among the most beloved of people to Allah are those who have the best attitudes.”

“Beware of this world, for it is sweet and tempting.”

“Control your tongue.”

“Give back the things you have been entrusted with to the person who entrusted them to you.”


Courtesy of Islamic Quotes and Sayings


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Came across this yummy looking good cake photo at Ayu's Blog and I just can't resist to give it a try. When the cakes were out of the oven, I had tasted the crust and at first I thought it was a bit too sweet for me. I didn't actually eat the cake until I brought an oval sized cake to my brother's house. My sis-in-law cut the cake and served to us (boleh eh cam tu...buruk siku ler plak! Hahahaha). When I tasted it, well...just forget what I had mentioned earlier ya. The cake is justtttt nice! Otherwise, hubby won't take two pieces of it! The cake was half gone in half an hour's time! Though my cake does not look as nice as Ayu's and Rima's but I don't mind as long as the taste is good.

Thanks to Ayu and Rima for sharing the recipe with us. Allow me to re-post it here. Thanks....


CONDENSED MILK POUND CAKE
Source : Ayu

Ingredients :

240g good quality butter
60g sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
304g condensed milk
3 teaspoons vanilla paste
240g cake flour (I used multipurpose flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 large eggs

Method :

- Sift cake flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
- Add in salt and vanilla paste and cream well.
- Pour in condensed milk and cream till well combined.
- Using the mixer on low speed, add in flour in 3 additions. Mix till batter is smooth.
- Add in eggs one at a time. Make sure it's well mixed and smooth.
- Bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour - I baked mine at 170C for 45 mins

Source : From bisousatoi.com.


KEK PAUN SUSU PEKAT
Sumber :
Ayu

Bahan-bahan :


240g mentega (mama guna majerin Planta je)
60g gula kastor
1/2 sudu kecil garam (mama tak masukkan)
304g susu pekat manis
3 sudu teh esen vanilla
240g tepung kek (mama guna tepung gandum saja)
1 1/2 sudu kecil serbuk penaik
4 biji telur (size besar)

Kaedah penyediaan :

- Ayak tepung dan baking powder. Ketepikan.
- Pukul mentega dan gula hingga kembang dan ringan.
- Masukkan garam dan esen vanilla. Pukul lagi.
- Tuangkan susu pekat manis dan kacau sebati.
- Perlahankan kelajuan mixer anda dan masukkan tepung sedikit demi sedikit hingga adunan sebati.
- Masukkan telur satu per satu dan terus memukul hingga sebati.
- Bakar di dalam ketuhar yang telah dipanaskan terlebih dahulu pada 180 C selama 45 minit. Jangkamasa pembakaran mungkin berbeza bergantung kepada ketuhar anda.

Have a nice day everyone!


My oven, My breadmaker & Step-By-Step Shaping Buns

A very good day to all....

Today, there'll be no recipe to be shared. But I will share with all of you, how do I go about shaping the buns. And also, the photos of my Bread Maker that I am using right now and my oven as well. All these are to fulfill my visitors request. Hope these photos helps.

This morning, when I flipped through Cosway's new redemption catalogue for the period of 1st December 2010 till November 2011, they are offering a new Empress Bread Maker and it looks really nice. The retail price is RM499.00 but if you are a Cosway member, you can purchase the Bread Maker at lower price with the coupons.

My Empress Bread Maker

My Empress BreadMaker

My Fagor built-in oven

My Built-in Oven

These were the buns that I had made yesterday for the purpose of taking the step by step photos. The buns landed in 4 different houses. Alhamdulillah... hope they enjoyed eating them as much as I had enjoyed preparing the buns.


Step-by-step......





StepByStep




StepByStep

Have a nice day! Take care!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soft Butter Bun (Channel2004)

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The mind is not at ease at the moment...
I guess this is how people feel when they don't know how to do what they want to do... gosh....
Really miserable and lost!
Huwaaa...Aza helpppp.......

Updated :
Thanks Lea for untangling whatever mess in my head at the moment! And thanks to your lovely colorful blog which never fails to soothe me whenever I feel down.

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As promised, here is the recipe for the Buns that I had showed in my facebook yesterday morning. Thanks to Noor Masri for bringing up the recipe again. I had tried this recipe long time ago when I was still in Malawi. Had made it into potato bread back then. Thanks to Channel2004 for sharing this lovely recipe with us.

Soft Butter Buns

SOFT BUTTER BUN
Source : Channel2004 via NoorMasri

Ingredients :

140 ml water
1 egg
30g caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bread softener (I added)
250g high protein flour
50g superfine flour
2-1/2 tablespoons milk powder (I used Fernleaf)
1-1/2 teaspoon dried instant yeast
30g margarine, at room temperature
enough sausages
enough chocolate filling
red cherries and sesame seeds for decoration

For glazing :

1 egg + 1 tablespoon fresh milk
margarine - for brushing after the buns are out of the oven

Method (using bread maker) :

1. Pour water, egg, sugar, salt and bread softener into the bread maker pan. Top it with high protein flour, superfine flour, milk powder and yeast.
2. Set the breadmaker to Dough function.
3. 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.
4. Divide the dough to 55g each and shape into small balls.
5. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
6. Ready to be shaped. Let rise until almost doubled in volume.
7. Before baking, brush the dough with egg wash.
8. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 C, or until the bread is golden in color.
9. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of margarine.
10. Let cool. Keep in an airtight container.
.
Soft Butter Buns
SOFT BUTTER BUN
Sumber : Channel2004 via NoorMasri

Bahan-bahan :

140 ml air
1 butir telur
30g gula kastor
1 sudu kecil garam
1/2 sudu kecil pelembut roti (mama tambah)
250g tepung high protein
50g tepung superfine
2-1/2 sudu besar susu tepung (mama gunakan susu tepung Fernleaf)
1-1/2 sudu kecil yis kering
30g majerin, pada suhu bilik
sosej secukupnya
Chocolate filling
Buah ceri untuk hiasan
Bijan untuk hiasan

Utk Sapuan:

1 biji telur + 1 sudu besar susu - campur
sket mentega

Kaedah penyediaan :

Campurkan semua bahan kecuali mentega dan uli sehingga membentuk doh. Masukkan mentega dan uli lagi sehingga licin dan elastik. Perap doh selama 1 jam atau sekali ganda.
Tumbuk doh dan bahagikan kepada 55g setiap satu bahagian.
Ambil satu bahagian doh, gentel memanjang dan gulung pd sosej yg telah direbus.
Susun di dalam loyang yg dilenser skit mentega.
Biarkan naik 2 kali ganda, sapu atasnya dgn campuran telur dan susu kemudian taburkan atasnya dgn keju cheddar.
Bakar pd suhu 170C selama 20 min. Bila masak sapu dgn sket mentega.


Have a nice day everyone!