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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Viewers discretion is not adviced!


Has been a year,
It comes again;
Selamat Hari Raya,
Maaf Zahir Batin.

Mountain Daik's branches got three,
Pandan Island is far far in the middle;
With friends, relatives and family,
Hari raya is time to mingle.

If your garden got hot spring,
May I take a dip in it please?;
Balik kampung time better no speeding,
Unless you wanna give bonus to the police.

Push wood pull wood,
Keranji fruit inside a boat;
Hari raya got lots of food,
But don't eat too much like a goat.

Two three cats run run,
Where got the same as the striped one;
That's all for me I gotta run,
Duit raya? Where got one?
Selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin

Finally I hung my 'SHOP CLOSE' notice last Monday. Done with baking cookies and on with the final cleaning of the house (though the house is not sparkling clean but it's cleaner than before. Hahahaha....). And yesterday when I wanted to change the curtain in the kitchen, I can't find the curtain to replace the one hanging at the moment. To make things worst, I've even forgotten how my other curtain looks like! Hahahaha.... While 'digging' for the curtain, I found some cotton material I bought way back in Malawi. And guess what, I sew the new kitchen curtain yesterday! Don't even dare to take a peek at the workmanship, or you will end up with sore eyes! But nevertheless.... my kitchen finally had it's 'baju raya'. That's what count the least to me... hehehe...

Enough ramblings here as I've got to rush today. Going to fetch my darling son. Huhuhu.. can't wait to see him. Miss him loads!!!!

And oh, here are the cookies that I've managed to bake for this year.... thaaa dhaaaa..... (there is no need for viewers dicretion ya... peace!)

Pineapple Tart (Kak Anim)

Red Velvet Cookies

Mak Cah's Pineapple Tarts

Crunchy Chocolate Chips Cookies

Biskut Tapak Kuda

Biskut Dahlia

Pandan Sugee

Chocolate Nestum Cookies

Fancy Icecream Cookies

Have a nice day everyone. Take care!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fancy Ice Cream Cookies

I am actually looking for Fancy Ice Cream Cookies recipe, using ice cream powder but can't find one. If there is anybody out there who cares to share, you are most welcome. Appreciate it very much!

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : DianaA

Ingredients :

130g butter
60g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
160g flour
20g cornflour
20g potato starch
10g custard powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
20g grounded almond

Method :

1. Beat butter and icing sugar till creamy. Add in vanilla essence.
2. Sift all the dry ingredients. Then add into the creamy mixture, bit by bit till a soft dough is formed.
3. Roll about 1/2 cm thick. Cut with the icecream shape cutter. Arrange on a baking tray.
4. Bake till golden brown.
5. Once cool, dip the half top with melted cooking chocolate and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The word UP


Lovers of the English language might enjoy this. (if you're not you should get a chuckle anyway.) It is yet another example of why people learning English have trouble with the language. Learning the nuances of English makes it a difficult language. (But then, that's probably true of many languages.)

There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as being used as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has a real special meaning. People stir UP trouble and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this up is confusing:
A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP , for now time is UP , so time to shut UP! more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night? U P

Now I'll shut up


Monday, July 21, 2014

Apam Kampung Perisa Ros

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Puan Yatie

Ingredients A:

2 teaspoon instant dried yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon castor sugar

Ingredients B:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon rose essence
a few drops of pink food coloring

Method :

1. Mix ingredients A in a small bowl. Leave to bubble for about 5 minutes. If it does not bubble, that means your yeast is not good.
2. Mix all ingredients B in a bigger bowl.
3. Pour the fermented ingredients A into B and stir to mix. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep aside for 1/2 hour.
4. Grease a 9" x 9" x 3" tray with a bit of oil. (I used the silicone moulds and no greasing is needed. Easy peasy because I am lazy!)
5. After 1/2 hour, remove the cling film and give the batter a good stir. Pour into the prepared tin.
6. Prepare the steamer and when it's ready, steam the kuih for 40 minutes. If using the moulds like mine, steam for just 20 minutes.
7. Once cooled, slice the apam and serve with some freshly grated coconut mixed with a bit of salt.

Note :

Make sure you do not over ferment the batter. It will turn sour and when you steam them, they will drop.

Have a nice day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mak Cah's Pineapple Tarts

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Chokni, Mak Cah's daughter

Ingredients :

30g margarine
1 block (Malaysian) butter (250g)
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons milk powder
4 cups flour
a pinch of salt

extra egg yolk
pineapple filling (I bought from BAGUS)
enough small papercups

Method :

1. Cream butter, egg yolks and salt.
2. Add in milk powder.
3. Add flour a little at a time till a soft dough is formed.
4. Press the dough through a pineapple tart cookie press.
5. Place the filling in middle and roll. Place in a small papercups and arrange on the baking tray.
6. Brush with some egg yolk, mixed with a drop of yellow food coloring.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150C for 25 to 30 minutes. I used fan oven.
8. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Have a nice day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chocolate Nestum Cookies



We're rich!

Silver In The Hair
Gold In The Teeth
Crystals In The Kidneys
Sugar In The Blood
Iron In The Arteries
An Inexhaustible Supply Of Natural Gas.

I Never Thought we would accumulate Such Wealth! :P

Life is short.
Live it to the fullest.
It has an expiration date.


When I saw these Teddy Bear Cookies, I fell in love at how cute those teddies look. Whats more, the photos displayed in Masam Manis Blog by the talented Puan Azlita are just awesome. I was confident I have the cutters, so why not have something cute to serve on the table.

Last weekend, dear Mr Hubby was kind enough to drive me to one of the bakery supplies shop to get the stuffs I needed. When THE day came, I confidently prepared the dough. Ok... no problem there..... And when it's ready, I went to my 'treasure chest' and start digging for the teddy bear cutter. I think I've 'ransacked' my cupboard no less than twice but the cutter are no where to be found. Dang! I DON'T HAVE A TEDDY BEAR CUTTER! Accept it mama! Huhuhuhu....

Dough is ready, no teddy bear cutter. Life goes on. Yeah so... I will just use whatever cutters I please right? The police won't arrest me for that, I am sure. So yeah, I ended up with these square cookies. And since I've bought the heart shape sugar deco, why not use it as well. Nothing goes to waste then. ;)

Dear Puan Azlita,

I am so sorry I just have to change the name of your lovely Teddy Bear cookies. How can I call it Teddy Bear cookies when they are rectangles! Hahaha... Jangan mare ya! Thank you for the lovely recipe. They are easy to prepare and crunchy too. Thank you.

Posted by MamaFaMi
Edited from : Biskut Teddy Bear at Masam Manis

Ingredients :

300g butter (I used Buttercup)
20g vegetable shortening
180g icing sugar

30g cocoa powder
200g cornflour
40g Nestum cereal
200g flour

Egg white
Nestum cereal
Heart shape sugar deco

Method :

1. In a big bowl, cream butter, vegetable shortening and icing sugar till soft. 
2. Add cocoa powder, cornflour and nestum cereal. 
3. Last but not least, add in flour a little at a time till a soft dough is formed. I used up all the flour. 
4. Roll dough about 0.5cm thick. Cut using the cutter of your choice and arrange the cookies on a baking tray. 
5. Brush the top of the cookies with a bit of egg white. Sprinkle some nestum cereal on top and place a heart shape sugar deco on top. 
6. Bake in a pre-heated fan oven at 150 C for 25 to 30 minutes. 
7. Once baked, let it cool and keep in an airtight container.

Have a nice day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kuih Bakar Daging (Kjee)


A story to live by!

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving friend. He was always there for her.. She told her friend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her friend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her friend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her friend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a

before you say an unkind word....
Think of someone who can't speak.

you complain about the taste of your food....
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

you complain about your husband or wife...
Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

before you complain about life...
Think of someone who died too early on this earth.

you complain about your children...
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep....
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when
you are tired and complain about your job...
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another....
Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when
depressing thoughts seem to get you down....
Put a smile on your face and think :
you're alive and still around.

Too beautiful not to share?


Dear Kjee, thank you for the wonderful recipe. Love it. Not only it is easy to prepare but it is tasty too. Actually I thought of baking just one piece for us. But when I copied down your recipe, I didn't copy the 'yields' part. So I thought by mixing just half the ingredients, I'd be getting one, just nice for my leftovers currypuff filling. But when I'm done mixing the batter...
Oh Ohhhh... this doesn't look like one. Looks like THREE! Hahaha.. true enough, when I read the recipe in your blog, you did mention, one recipe yields SIX! So half means THREE! Huhuhuhu... But it was not a bad thing too... I managed to give my neighbours one each for them to eat during Iftaar. And that little amount of currypuff filling is just enough for the three kuih bakar. Alhamdulillah!

Anybody interested to order these lovely Kuih Bakar Daging? Anyone?
Errr... not from me though! Hahaha, Kjee will say that I am a stingy fella if I were to sell these! Hahaha... You can place your order from Kjee ya.

And oh, this is what I found when trying to look for her contact number... See what Fauziah Ahmad Daud has to say in her FB...

Quote : Kuih Bakar Daging Fauziah Abd Samad In The House.
Akak Asyik Dok Repeat Order Sebab Memang Sedappp Sgt2!!!
Nak Order Sms 0126780501
Murah, Sedappp, Berbaloi 5 Bintang!!! Unquote.

So what are you waiting for? *wink*

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Kjee

Ingredients (Filling) :

250g minced meat
1 1/2 teaspoon meat curry powder
1 onion
Salt to taste
Zeal (optional)
cooking oil

Method :

1. Heat oil in a heavy based wok. Add in onion. Saute till onion turned soft.
2. Add in meat curry powder and stir fry till fragrant.
3. Add in minced meat. When the meat is almost cooked, add in salt and zeal.
4. Stir to mix and remove from heat once the water is reduced. Set aside to cool.

Ingredients (Batter) :

5 eggs
3 cups thin coconut milk/low fat milk/evaporated milk (I used thin coconut milk)
3 cups water
salt to taste
yellow food coloring
3 cups flour
oil for greasing

scallion - chopped
fresh red chillie

Method :

1. Beat eggs till light. 
2. Add in coconut milk, water, salt and yellow food coloring. Mix well. 
3. Finally add in flour a little at a time and whisk continuously. If the batter is still lumpy, pour the batter into a blender. 
4. Heat the kuih bakar mould and add a bit of oil. Grease the mould and when it's hot, reduce the heat and pour the batter until 3/4 full. 
 5. After a minute or so, spoon the filling onto the batter. 
6. When the sides of the batter starts to get crispy, remove the mould from heat and place it in a preheated oven at 160 C (I used my small oven) and bake it for another 15 to 20 minutes. Use just the top heating setting. 
7. Once baked, remove from the mould and garnish with scallions and fresh red chillie.

Note :
I didn't prepare the filling according to Kjee's recipe as I had some leftover currypuff filling. Recipe can be found here

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pandan Sugee Cookies



Kejadian mengerikan di kawasan Bandar Tawau... Kejadian ini baru saja terjadi di bulan puasa, jadi saya peringatkan berhati-hatilah buat kalian yang kerja di lokasi Bandar Tawau dan sekitarnya. Setidak-tidaknya cerita ini akan menjadi pengajaran bagi anda semua agar tidak terjadi pada anda..!

Seorang pekerja wanita yang bekerja di sebuah pasaraya di Bandar Tawau (maaf tidak disebutkan) setelah penat bekerja hingga larut malam menahan sebuah teksi yang lalu di depannya... Waktu itu pukul 09.00 malam dan pekerja wanita tersebut langsung duduk di kerusi belakang teksi sambil menyebutkan daerah Tumpang sebagai tujuannya kepada pemandu taksi. Kerana kepenatan, wanita tersebut langsung tertidur, tetapi tidak berapa lama kemudian dia merasakan teksi tersebut berjalan makin lama makin lambat.

Kerana dia merasa ada yang tidak kena, dia terbangun. Dan apa yang terjadi sungguh mengerikan.. !! Semasa dia melihat ke depan, pemandu teksi ternyata sudah tidak ada.! Yang ada hanya bangku kosong dan suasana yang sepi dan gelap, namun teksi tersebut tetap berjalan meskipun tanpa pemandu dan berjalan lambat. Dan secara reflek menjeritlah wanita itu dengan sekuat tenaga.

Tiba-tiba dari balik jendela teksi, muncul kepala pemandu teksi sambil berkata: "CIK, TOLONG JANGAN MENJERIT-JERIT, NANTI DISANGKA KENA ROGOL .... TEKSI NI ROSAK.... BANTULAH TOLAK...

Hihihii...amboiiiii seriusnya membaca! Hehehe... jangan mare! Mama pun terkena. Sharing is caring okay! Peace!


Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Waheedeana of MyResepi

Ingredients :

450g ghee (I used Windmill)
780g flour - sifted
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon pandan essence
green food coloring
enough castor sugar to coat
enough paper cups

Method :

1. Beat egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of castor sugar. 
2. Add in ghee and beat to mix. 
3. Add in pandan essence and green food coloring. 
4. Add flour a little at a time till a soft dough is formed. * Amount of flour may vary. 
5. Take a bit of dough and make it into a round ball, the size of a marble. Arrange it on the tray. Repeat the process till all the dough is finished. 
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 150C for 25 minutes. * Oven temperature and baking time may differ. 
7. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool before coating them with castor sugar. Place the coated cookies in the papercups and store in an airtight container.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Achik Amah's Chicken Curry



Ada seorang pemuda yang telah lama belajar diluar negera, dia telah kembali ke tanah air, sesampainya di rumah dia meminta kepada orang tuanya untuk mencari seorang guru agama (Ustaz), siapapun yang bisa menjawab 3 pertanyaan darinya. Akhirnya orang tua pemuda itu mendapatkan orang tersebut.

Pemuda :: (Dengan nada sombong pemuda itu bertanya) Anda siapa...??? Dan apakah bisa menjawab pertanyaan.

Ustaz :: Saya hanya hamba ALLAH & dengan izinNya saya akan menjawab pertanyaan anda.

Pemuda :: (Tetap dengan nada sombong) Anda yakin....??? Sedang kan profesor & banyak orang pintar jugak tidak mampu menjawab pertanyaan saya..

Ustaz :: Saya akan mencuba sejauh kemampuan saya....!!!

Pemuda :: Saya punya 3 buah pertanyaan...?? ?

1. Kalau memang TUHAN itu ada, tunjukkan wujud TUHAN kepada saya ?

2. Apakah yang dinamakan TAKDIR ?

3. Kalau SETAN diciptakan dari api ,kenapa dimasukan ke neraka yang dibuat dari api, tentu tidak menyakitkan buat setan, sebab mereka memiliki unsur yang sama..? Apakah TUHAN tidak pernah berfikir sejauh itu..?

Tiba-tiba Pemuka Agama tersebut menampar pipi si pemuda dengan keras.. (sambil menahan sakit) si Pemuda berkata...

Pemuda : Kenapa...??? Anda marah kepada saya...???

Ustaz :: Saya tidak marah...!!! tamparan itu adalah jawaban saya atas 3 buah pertanyaan yang anda ajukan kepada saya..!!!

Pemuda :: Saya sungguh2 tidak mengerti..???!!!

Ustaz :: Bagaimana rasanya tamparan saya..!?

Pemuda :: Tentu saja saya merasakan sakit..!

Ustaz :: Jadi anda percaya bahwa sakit itu ada ?!!

Pemuda :: Ya.. Percaya !!

Ustaz :: Tunjukan pada saya wujud sakit itu ??!!

Pemuda :: Saya tidak bisa..!!!

Ustaz :: Itulah jawaban pertanyaan pertama, kita semua merasakan keberadaan TUHAN tanpa mampu melihat wujudnya.

Ustaz :: Apakah tadi malam anda bermimpi akan di tampar oleh saya..??!!

Pemuda :: Tidak...!!!

Ustaz:: Apakah pernah terpikir oleh anda akan menerima sebuah tamparan dari saya hari ini..??!!

Pemuda :: Tidak...!!!

Ustaz :: Itulah yang dinamakan TAKDIR !!!

Ustaz :: Terbuat dari apakah tangan yang saya gunakan untuk menampar anda..??!!
Pemuda :: Kulit...!

Ustaz :: Terbuat dari apa pipi anda...??!!

Pemuda :: Kulit...!!!

Ustaz :: Bagaimana rasanya tamparan saya..??!!

Pemuda ::Sakit...!!!

Ustaz :: Walaupun setan terbuat dari api dan neraka terbuat dari api, jika TUHAN berkehendak maka neraka akan menjadi tempat menyakitkan bagi setan...



Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Achik Amah (My brother in law's mom)

Ingredients :

1 big piece chicken thigh - clean and cut to three pieces
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek ( I don't have. I used Halba campur instead)
1/4 Holland onion - sliced thinly
3 shallots - minced
2 garlic - minced
1/2 inch ginger - minched
1 tablespoon chillie paste
1 1/2 tablespoons meat curry powder
1 stalk lemon grass - bruised
3 pieces kaffir leaves
1 medium sized dried tamarind skin
enough coconut milk
salt to taste
zeal (optional)
cooking oil

Method :

1. Heat cooking oil in a pot. Add in the fenugreek and sliced onion. Stir fry till onion soften.
2. Add in the minced ingredients and chillie paste. Stir till fragrant.
3. Add in curry powder and a bit of water.
4. Stir for a few minutes then add in chicken.
5. Add in coconut milk, lemon grass and kaffir leaves.
6. When the chicken is almost cooked, add in dried tamarind skin, salt and zeal.
7. Simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat and ready to serve.

* Note :
1. Gravy musn't be thick.
2. The recipe is just my estimation. Please adjust according to your liking.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Apam Kampung Perisa Pandan


Something for us to ponder.....


Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Puan Yatie

Ingredients A :

2 teaspoon instant dried yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon castor sugar

Ingredients :

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pandan essence
a few drops of green food coloring

Method :

1. Mix ingredients A in a small bowl. Leave to bubble for about 5 minutes. If it does not bubble, that means your yeast is not good.
2. Mix all ingredients B in a bigger bowl.
3. Pour the fermented ingredients A into B and stir to mix. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep aside for 1/2 hour. 
4. Grease a 9" x 9" x 3" tray with a bit of oil. (I used the silicone moulds and no greasing is needed. Easy peasy because I am lazy!)
5. After 1/2 hour, remove the cling film and give the batter a good stir. Pour into the prepared tin.
6. Prepare the steamer and when it's ready, steam the kuih for 40 minutes. If using the moulds like mine, steam for just 20 minutes.
7. Once cooled, slice the apam and serve with some freshly grated coconut mixed with a bit of salt.

Note :
Make sure you do not over ferment the batter. It will turn sour and when you steam them, they will drop.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pineapple Tart (Kak Anim)

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Kak Anim via Kak Wan

Ingredients :

115g mentega
115g ghee
1 egg (grade B)
450g flour
a bit of salt
chill water (if necessary)

Store bought pineapple jam filling

Method :

1. Break the egg into a mixing bowl.
2. Add in butter, ghee and salt. Mix well using a wooden ladle. 
3. Add flour a little at a time till a soft dough is formed. 
4. Keep in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. 
5. Roll the dough thin and cut using the tart cutter. 
6. Place a bit of pineapple jam filling in the middle. 
7. Arrange in a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 170C for 20 minutes

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rich Chocolate Pudding


Untuk tazkirah agar kita tidak menyesal apabila berlalunya Ramadhan.....

Tersebut al-kisah. Iskandar Zulkarnain dan tenteranya terpaksa mengharungi terowong yang panjang dan gelap. Tiada api dan cahaya. Di tengah perjalanan, mereka terpijak batu-batu yang begitu banyak bertaburan. Ada orang berkata, terowong ini kaya dengan emas dan berlian. Apa lagi. Ada org yang mula mengutip batu-batu tersebut hingga penuh tangan. Ada yang guna kan baju untuk dijadikan pemegang batu-batu. Ada juga yang tidak percaya dan tidak mengutip apa.

Setelah sekian lama berjalan dalam gelap, ada di antara mereka merasa letih lalu melepaskan batu-batu yang mereka bawa. Akhirnya mereka mula nampak di hujung terowong. Dalam samar-samar mereka telah lihat, batu-batu yang mereka bawa adalah betul-betul emas dan berlian. Ada yang minta kebenaran dari Iskandar untuk berpatah balik ke tengah terowong. Tapi tak dibenarkan.

Bila mereka keluar dari terowong, maka penyesalan yg amat hebat terasa oleh tentera-tentera Iskandar. Semua menyesal. Tiada yang tak menyesal.

1. Paling menyesal ialah yangg tidak percaya langsung. Tiada langsung emas berlian yangg dibawa walaupun mempunyai peluang.

2. Yang bawa sikit pun menyesal. "Kenapa lah aku bawa penuh tangan saja. Aku patut gunakan baju, kain dan sebagainya untuk angkut emas dan berlian"

3. Yang bawa penuh baju pun menyesal. Aku patut pinjam kain-kain dari org lain. Aku patut gunakan mulut untuk angkut emas berlian dan sebagainya.

4. Yang paling menyesal juga yang mula-mulanya percaya. Tapi separuh jalan lepaskan batu-batu kerana tidak yakin dan kerana letih dan malas.

Begitu lah gambaran penyesalan kita bila sampai ke alam AKHIRAT. Semua menyesal. Tiada yangg terkecuali.. Ketika sakaratul maut, kita akan dinampakkan gambaran di mana nasib kita di akhirat. Ketika itu roh kita meronta-ronta tidak mahu meninggalkan dunia jikalau gambaran yang tidak baik ditunjukkan. Seperti mereka yang meronta-ronta untuk balik ke tengah terowong dan minta kebenaran untuk balik semula. Tapi bila roh di halqom sudah terlambat.

Bila sampai di akhirat, semua orang akan menyesal. Yang soleh dan solehah menyesal kerana masa yang berlalu tanpa dimanafaatkan untuk meningkatkan amal ibadat supaya dapat darjat yang lebih tinggi. Yang kadang-kadang soleh kadang kadang menentang Allah lagi lah menyesal. Ada amalan. Tapi sikit. Dosa menimbun.

Orang-orang kaffir lah yang paling menyesal. Terutama mereka yang dah sampai seru, faham pasal Islam, tapi pilih untuk tidak beriman kerana ego, pangkat dan harta dan sebagainya. Orang yang asalnya Islam tapi meninggalkan agama lagi lah menyesal. Seperti mereka yang mula-mula kutip batu, tapi lepaskan. Di akhirat nanti mereka lah yang paling menyesal.

Itu lah gambaran penyesalan di Akhirat. Diceritakan penyesalan mereka dalam Surah Sajadah. Ahli Neraka merayu pada Allah. 'Wahai Tuhanku, sesungguhnya kami telah lihat dan dengar kedahsyatan akhirat, kembali lah kami ke dunia untuk beramal soleh, sesungguhnya kami telah benar-benar yakin..'


Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Jun Yummylicious via Wana Yusuf

Ingredients :

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/4 cups water
4 tablespoons cornflour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 packet agar-agar powder (10-11gm)
1 1/2 tablespoons margarine

Method :

1. Into a big pot, add all the ingredients except margarine.
2. On a medium heat, using a whisk, keep stirring till the mixture starts to bubble.
3. Add in margarine and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from heat.
4. Wash the moulds of your choice but do not wipe it. Just remove the excess water. This is to ease the process of taking out the pudding later on. Pour the mixture into the mould. Let it cool before placing them in the refrigerator to set.
5. Ready to serve.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Serabai Kuah Durian


Just before Ramadhan, someone had put a comment on my Serabai entry. And that time, there were no photos attached in that entry because of the BLUNDERS that I've made! Clever me! For me, to read an entry especially recipes without a photo, it's like eating a cake without sugar in it! Wah... achik berfalsafahlah pulak dah..... So I tried my best to dig everywhere I could for that photos. Alhamdulillah I managed to get it from my previous house. While editing the photos and putting them back into the blog, I was tempted by my own food photo. Not that my photos are great, but just enough to make me wish to eat what's in the photo! Hahahaha...

Since my mom is still with us that time, I said to myself, why not surprise her with my homemade Serabai. And what's more, my sister is coming to our house that evening, so why not! It is not that hard to make these lovely serabai and it won't be time consuming if you have the proper serabai pan. But since I don't have the pan but still wishes to eat Serabai, I just grab whatever's at home.

Actually I made 2 sauces this time. One with durian and the other one with banana. When I asked mom, which sauce she prefers, she chose durian. Hahaha... as expected! Then I asked her again, how many pieces of serabai would she like and she said TWO! Pergh... mom normally controls what she eats (unlike her daughter!) but this time, I think, she's giving herself a break! Hihihi....

When I place the plate infront of her, she looked at it and said, "Mak Nah used to make lovely serabai". Huwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..... Mak Nah was our nanny. She had worked for my parents since I was in my mother's womb. If anyone asked me who she is, I will answer, that is my GRANDMOTHER. We loved her dearly...and missed her so much. She was very good at cooking and making tradisional cakes. May her soul rest in peace. 

Mom then ate the serabai I had prepared for her and this is what she has to say....
"Pandai kau buat serabai ni Yong. Lembut je!" (Translation : You are clever to make this serabai. It's soft). 
And that 'Yong' is because I am the eldest in the family. I am sure, if abah is still around, he too would enjoy my serabai. May your soul rest in peace abah. I miss you so much.....

Note : For the recipe in English and for the Sauce with banana, please click HERE


Disediakan oleh MamaFaMi
Sumber : Delila via Myresipi

Bahan-bahan :

500 gram tepung beras (mama guna Cap Teratai)
300 gram nasi (Kisar bersama sedikit air)
1 liter santan
1 1/2 sudu kecil yis
Garam secukup rasa

Kaedah penyediaan :

1. Gaul rata semua bahan-bahan di atas sehingga sebati. 
2. Peram selama 2 jam. Kepekatan bancuhan adalah seperti bancuhan kuih cara) 
3. Memandangkan mama tidak ada acuan serabai, mama gunakan kuali comel tak lekat. Panaskan kuali dan lenser dengan sedikit minyak. 
4. Tuangkan sesenduk adunan dan biarkan dia masak. Mama biarkan sehingga 3/4 masak baru mama tutupkan kuali tu sebentar sehingga masak. Guna api kecil.

Bahan-bahan :

1 cawan gula perang
2 cawan santan
Isi durian atau lempok secukupnya
garam secukup rasa
2 Helai daun pandan (disimpul)

Kaedah penyediaan :

1.Campurkan kesemua bahan ke dalam periuk dan masak hingga pekat.
2. Sedia untuk dihidangkan.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ideas for Iftaar

Just sharing what we had yesterday for Iftaar. In case anyone does not have any ideas, what to cook today. A simple yet tasty menu. And most important, doesn't take much time to prepare...

Sawi masak air rencah daging
Sambal Belacan
Ayam goreng
Telur Asin

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mee Rebus (Yatie)

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Puan Yatie

Ingredients :

1kg yellow noodles (blanched for 2 minutes and drained the water)
2 cups bean sprouts (cleaned, blanched for 30 seconds and drained the water)
4 hard boiled eggs (peel and halved)
4 pieces bean curds (fry till golden brown, cooled and slice thin)
fresh red chillie and fresh green chillie (sliced)
crispy fried onion
Calamansi (washed and halved)
scallion and cilantro - chopped

Ingredients for gravy:

500g topside beef (slice thinly and cut to small pieces)
4 medium sweet potatoes (peel, cut to small chunks. Boil till soft then mash)
4 tablespoons chillie paste *
10 shallots *
5 cloves garlic *
2 stalks lemongrass *
3 tablespoon dried shrimps (washed and soak) *
2 tablespoons meat curry powder *
1 cup water *
2 cups thick coconut milk
2 pieces dried tamarind skin
2 stalks lemongrass - bruised
salt and sugar to taste
cooking oil
4 cups water (amount of water depends on how thick you'd like the gravy to be)

Method :

1. Blend the ingredients marked (*) to form thick paste.
2. Heat oil in a pot and add the thick paste. Fry till fragrant.
3. Add in 2 stalks of lemongrass (bruised) and meat. Stir. Add 2 cups of water. Let it boil.
4. Once boiling, add in the mashed sweet potatoes and mix well. Add in another 2 cups of water.
5. Add salt and sugar to taste. By right, the taste of this gravy should be slightly sweet. Let it boil.
6. Pour in the coconut milk. Add dried tamarind skin and continue cooking till the gravy is slightly thickened.
7. Remove from heat and ready to serve.

To serve :

1. Place a handful of blanced yellow noodles into a bowl. Top it with sliced fried bean curds and hard boiled eggs.
2. Pour the gravy on top of the noodle.
3. Add blanced bean sprouts on top.
4. Sprinkle with some scallion, cilantro, crispy fried onion, fresh red and green chillies. Last but not least, the halved calamansi.
5. Enjoy!

This is my mom's serving... glad she enjoyed it...

Have a nice day!