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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Vegetarian Fried Noodles

Posted by MamaFaMi

Ingredients :

3 cloves garlic - chopped
1 small holland onion - sliced thinly
1 tablespoon chillie paste
2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce/ketchup
1 tablespoon chillie sauce
1 teaspoon dark soya sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 red capsicum - diced
1/4 green capsicum - diced
1/4 yellow capsicum - diced
salt to taste
500g fresh noodles

corn oil

scallions - chopped
crispy fried onion

Method :

1. Heat a bit of corn oil in a large skillet. Add in the garlic and fry till brown and fragrant.
2. Add in the sliced onion and fry till soft. Then add in the chillie paste. Fry till fragrant.
3. Add in vegetarian oyster sauce, tomato ketchup, chillie sauce and dark soya sauce. Stir.
3. Pour in water and add sugar and salt to taste. Let it boil.
4. Add in the three colored capsicums and fresh noodles. Stir to mix.
5. Remove from heat and garnish with some scallions and crispy fried onion.

Have a nice day!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Reduced-Fat Chocolate Cake

Last Wednesday was Najib's birthday. Najib is Suryani's youngest brother. Hahaha... macamlah korang kenal siapa Suryani dan Najib kan? Tak apalah, saja nak cerita. Mama kan peramah! When I wished him Happy Birthday via whatsapp, he had asked me for a cake. I told him, cake is not healthy, don't you think so? Hahaha... Najib is very particular with his food intake eversince he joined the Jom Kurus programme. That programme really worked for him not only because it is a good programme but also because of Najib's determination and effort that he had put in. Well done Najib. Keep it up.

That afternoon, after my sister went home, I googled for a recipe under HEALTHY CAKES (does this really exist? Hahaha). I came across plenty of recipes. Ooooo they do exist!!! Hahaha. Chose this one because I have all the ingredients at home except for the raspberries. So I whatsapped Suryani, if she wants to go to Pasar Malam. Didn't mention to her about me baking the cake. She said yes, to my relief. After work, she dropped by my place and we went to the pasar malam and bought some mangos. So that explains the mangos on top of the cake.

Made slight changes to the recipe though. And I must say that the fat in the cake that I've baked is not totally reduced! Hahaha...

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Liz Macri

Ingredients :

1/2 cup reduced-fat milk (I used low fat milk)
1 1/2 cups caster sugar (I wouldn't mind reducing it to 1 1/4 cup)
120g reduced-fat margarine spread (I used buttercup)
1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 eggs
Fresh raspberries, to serve (I replaced with mangos)

Chocolate icing :

1 cup icing sugar mixture
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
20g reduced-fat margarine spread
2 tablespoons boiling water

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper.
2. Place 1/2 cup cold water, milk, sugar, spread, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Cool for 15 minutes.
3. Add flour and eggs. Whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Stand cake in pan for 10 minutes. Turn cake, top side up, on a wire rack to cool.
4. Meanwhile, make icing Sift icing sugar mixture and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add spread and boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread over top and side of cake. Top with mangos. Serve.

Note :
I find the icing a bit too sweet. But the mangos did balace the taste.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sweet Buns ConviBake


Just a short update today as I am not feeling too good today. Had headache since yesterday night. But alhamdulillah when I checked my blood pressure today, it is just slightly higher than my normal reading, nothing to worry... (ha ah..nak sedapkan hati sendiri! Hihihi...). Maybe I just need a bit of rest after a hectic one week I had been through. Busy but no complaints. I enjoyed it. :)

Yesterday, my darling little sister came to fetch my mom. So I cooked and baked for her somethings to take home. Didn't bake for her any cakes as she is now good in baking. Thanks to Laura Vitale. And oh, because of Mak Chu too, I was hooked to this Laura. But I am not obsessed to Laura as Mak Chu is *OMG* *OMG* Chill dear sister, you can't have EVERYTHING that Laura has okay. Just make do with whatever you can grab hold of. Chill bebeh!

One of the things that I made for her to bring home are these lovely sweet buns. Made this using the leftover sweet bun premix from Golden Republic Malaysia Sdn Bhd. This time round, I just made it plain and finish it off with some coarse sugar sprinkled on top.


SWEET BUN (ConviBake Premix)
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Golden Republic Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Ingredients :

500g ConviBake Sweet a Bun
11g instant dried yeast (I used Saf Instant)
210g chilled water
1 tablespoon margarine (I added)

1 teaspoon milk powder
a bit of water
coarse sugar

Method :

1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix the flour and yeast.
2. Turn the mixer on, low speed. Pour in the water a little at the time till the mixture is incorporated. Add in margarine.
3. Turn the speed up to medium and keep kneading till a soft and shiny dough is formed. Roughly about 10 minutes or so.
4. Remove the dough from the bowl and onto your working sheet. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
5. Divide the dough to about 36g each. Should get about 20 buns.
6. Make the dough into round balls and arrange in a well greased baking pan (8" x 11").
7. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let it rise till double the size.
8. Brush the top of the buns with mixture of milk powder and water. Sprinkle with some coarse sugar.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 15 minutes or till done.
10. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Remove onto wire rack to cool. Enjoy. If there are any leftovers, keep in an airtight container.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vegetarian Fried Rice


I was pretty occupied for the last one week, especially when Syahmi was home. He came back with a friend, Ryan. They had to sit for their exam in Sepang. When Syahmi told me that Ryan will be staying with us for one day, my mind started working straight away. Why? Because Ryan is a vegetarian. And I am not an expert vegetarian cook, or rather, I am not an expert cook to be honest. I kept whatsapp-ing Syahmi, does Ryan eat this, can Ryan eat that. I guess the boys must be annoyed with me. Haha, sorry boys. I just had to give my mind some peace! Hihihi.... Finally Syahmi told me, Ryan said, any vegetable will do.

To google vegetarian recipes, I am pretty sure I will end up with loads and tons of recipes which will make me loose my mind halfway through. So I told myself, cook just anything, without any meat in it. And to play safe, I went to the supermarket and get me a bottle of vegetarian oyster sauce. Yeah, that's the trick actually. That sauce makes the dish tasty, at least to my taste.

The first menu I served the boys was this vegetable fried rice. And Ryan gave me 4 out 5 rating. I questioned him, why didn't I get a full mark? Hahaha.... boleh pulak tak puas hati dengan rating orang... ngeh ngeh ngeh... And Ryan said, can't give full marks, so that there will be room for improvements! Hmmm...logic answer... ok, I will accept that.


Posted by MamaFaMi

Ingredients :

2 eggs
white pepper
3 cloves garlic - chopped
1 small holland onion - sliced thinly
1 tablespoon chillie paste
1/4 bowl diced carrots
1/4 red capsicum - diced
1/4 green capsicum - diced
1/4 yellow capsicum - diced
5 fresh shitake mushrooms - sliced
2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce
salt to taste
2 bowls leftovers rice
cooking oil

scallions - chopped
crispy fried onion

Method :

1. Prepare scrambled eggs (eggs + white pepper + a bit of salt). Set aside.
2. Heat a bit of corn oil in a large skillet. Add in the garlic and fry till brown and fragrant.
3. Add in the sliced onion and fry till soft. Then add in the chillie paste. Fry till fragrant.
4. Add in the carrots. Add oyster sauce and the mushrooms.
5. Stir in the three colored capsicums and salt to taste.
6. Add rice and eggs. Stir to mix.
7. Remove from heat and garnish with some scallions and crispy fried onion.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mexican Bun II

F.O.R  T.H.E   S.O.U.L

Tak perasan airmata ini menitis....
Dalam perjalanan balik dari mall. Aku menyelusuri lorong belakang mall. Hajatnya nak baiki kasut. Dah tercabut tapak.

Nampak seorang pakcik tua di kaki lima. Orang kurang upaya. Manusia normal seperti kita, cuma tanpa sepasang kaki. Beliau tengah mengilat kasut seorang lelaki bersut pejabat. Lelaki itu berdiri. Kakinya pada papan kasut yang disediakan. Pakcik tua tekun menjalankan kerjanya. Kami menghampiri pakcik tua tersebut. Tunggu giliran.

"Dah siap ke? Lambat betul la kiwi pun." Lelaki tu mengeluh-ngeluh.
"Dah siap, tuan." Pakcik tua memberhentikan gosokan. Lap kali terakhir kasut lelaki yang sedang berdiri tersebut.
"Tak nampak berkilat pun. Berapa?" Lelaki itu tanya harga.
"RM3.00." Pakcik itu senyum jawab.
"Gila mahal! Dahlah tak berkilat langsung!" Sambil dia mengeluarkan 3 keping note biru. Campak ke papan kasut. Baru saja pakcik mahu mengutipnya, diletakkan kembali kasut atas tangan pakcik tersebut. Pijak tangan pakcik! Pakcik mengaduh perlahan. Nampak berkerut mukanya yang berkedut seribu.
"Kalau buat kerja tak elok, ni lah makan dia!" Lelaki tu ketawa kemudian mengalihkan kasutnya. Berlalu dari situ.

Aku dan kawan panas hati melihat kejadian itu. Lantas aku berteriak, "Woi tua kutuk! Kau tak ada hati perut ke pijak tangan orang tua?" Lelaki itu berpaling. Kemudian, ketawa. Seraya angkat jari tengahnya pada kami. "Pergi mampus kau orang semua." Dia tak layan. Terus berlalu. Aku cuba kejar. Nak terajang beliau. Tapi segera dihalang pakcik tua. "Sabar, nak. Tak mengapa. Tak mengapa." Pakcik tua senyum sambil pegang sebelah kakiku. Bagaimana pakcik boleh bersabar sedangkan kami dah hilang sabar? Kami duduk bersila di sebelah pakcik di kaki lima.

"Allah dah banyak kali sebut Allah bersama-sama orang yang sabar dalam al-Quran. Biarlah Allah yang tunjuk amarah-Nya. Amarah pakcik, amarah kamu berdua tidak sebesar amarah Allah. Murka Allah itu lebih ganas. Lebih dahsyat." Pakcik senyum lagi.
"Tapi lelaki tu dah melampau!" Aku tak puas hati. Kawanku diam gigit bibir. Tahan marah agaknya.
"Jangan marah. Ingat. Ni cuma kesakitan kecil dibandingkan dengan umat Islam di Syria, Afrika, dan lain-lain. Di Afrika, kepala orang Islam dipijak hingga lumat. Di Syria, orang Islam disembelih hidup-hidup, disiat, dirogol. Apalah sangat sakitnya tangan pakcik ni. Tak luka pun. Dah, jangan marah ya. Ni nak baiki kasut ya?"

Aku mengangguk perlahan. Sambil serahkan kasutku. Pakcik tu segera menjalankan tugasnya. Tampal dan jahit mana yang patut. Dibersihkan kasutku hingga nampak baru. "Siap. RM5.00." Kawanku keluarkan note RM50. Dihulurkan pada pakcik. "Pakcik, ambillah, tak perlu berikan baki." Pakcik tu menolak.

"Walaupun untung pakcik sehari-hari tidak banyak. Tak sampai RM50 pun sehari, tetapi pakcik bersyukur. Yakin yang sikit itulah rezeki Allah yang bersih lagi halal. Makin banyak duit di tangan pakcik, makin gelisah hati pakcik. Lagipun pakcik tak sara sesiapa melainkan diri sendiri. Ramai orang dapat duit banyak. Dapat duit cara cepat. Dapat duit dari keuntungan modal orang bawahan, downline dan sebagainya. Tapi duit itu segera habis. Duit itu tidak berjaya menenangkan hati. Tidak berjaya melapangkan dada."

Nak tak nak, pakcik tu nak RM5 juga. Taknak RM50. Kami akur.

"Doakan pakcik. Anak-anak ni soleh. Doa orang soleh dimakbul Allah. Doakan pakcik bahagia di alam kubur. Doakan pakcik dikurnia Syurga. Pakcik bimbang, kerana pakcik tidak berdaya segera ke masjid tiap kali masuk waktu solat, selalu terlewat sebab pakcik berjalan dengan tangan. Bimbang Allah marah. Bimbang Allah hukum pakcik sebab lambat ke masjid. Tolong ya."

Pakcik senyum. Namun di matanya berkaca-kaca. Kawanku peluk pakcik tu erat-erat. "Insya-Allah pakcik. Amin, amin, amin."
Kami bersalam kemudian mengucapkan selamat tinggal pada pakcik tua.

Dalam perjalanan pulang, aku terasa sungguh ke dalam hati. Kami dikatakan soleh. Hanya kerana kami pakai kopiah.
Pakcik takut dihukum Allah kerana lambat ke masjid. Aku langsung tidak ke masjid kecuali solat Jumaat sahaja.
Pakcik sabar. Aku sebaliknya.
Akulah bahan api neraka yang sebenarnya. Aku.
Tak semena-mena air mata turun sendiri. Tak mampu ditahan lagi bertakung di empangan. Kolam air mata ini.


Last Ramadhan, I came across this Golden Republic Malaysia Sdn Bhd facebook via one of Saiful Nang's posting in his facebook. I was interested to get their product and since Mr Hubby had been super nice that weekend, he took me to this outlet and I bought 1 big plastic bag of their product. A packet each, to try. It was only yesterday that I managed to give this sweet bun premix a try.

Whenever I bake or cook, I can some how or rather predict the end product. If the mixture or the dough that I'm handling at that moment doesn't feel good, or if I have a mix feeling about it, then the end product will be disappointing. But yesterday, I had such a lovely time. Thanks to the premix dough. The dough rose nicely. Easy to handle and the taste is yummilicious.
*batting eyes* "Hubby darling... can we go again to Golden Republic again to get more"

I used the premix sweet bun flour for the dough. As for the filling and the topping, I used the one that I've baked before.
Yeah yeah yeah.... nice plate nice mug.... huwaaaaa

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Lily

Ingredients (Dough) :

500g ConviBake Sweet a Bun
11g instant dried yeast (I used Saf Instant)
210g chilled water (plus minus)

Method :

1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix the flour and yeast.
2. Turn the mixer on, low speed. Pour in the water a little at the time till the mixture is incorporated.
3. Turn the speed up to medium and keep kneading till a soft and shiny dough is formed. Roughly about 10 minutes or so.
4. Remove the dough from the bowl and onto your working sheet. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
5. Divide the dough to about 50g to 52g each. Should get about 13 to 14 buns.
6. Make the dough into round balls and let it rest for another 40 minutes or so.
7. Flatten the dough and add filling in the middle. Cover the filling with dough.
8. Arrange the dough on your baking tray.
9. Cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let them rise.
10. Make a swirl on top of the rised buns with the topping.
11. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 12 to 15 minutes or till done.

Ingredients (Filling) :

100g salted butter ~ softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
35 g brown sugar

Method :

1. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed using the paddle attachment for three minutes. (I beat by the hand)
2. Add in vanilla essence and brown sugar. Beat till creamy.
3. Refrigerate the mixture until firm.
4. Divide mixture into 20g portion ball. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (I just divide the mixture according to how many doughs I managed to get)

Ingredients (Topping) :

65 g butter ~ softened
55 g icing sugar ~ sifted
1 Grade A egg ~ lightly beaten
1/3 teaspoon coffee flavouring (available from bakery supplies shop) **or you can use 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 3/4 teaspoon water
A pinch of ground cinnamon can be added to the coffee flavouring for extra flavour
65 g low protein (high ratio) flour ~ sifted

Method :

1. Beat butter and icing sugar using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy. (I beat by the hand).
2. Gradually beat in egg.
3. Add in coffee flavouring.
4. Sift flour into mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
5. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lexis Port Dickson
The entrance
Water Chalets
We stayed at the Deluxe Water Chalet with Full Sea View

Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
GPS Coordinate :
Longitude : 101.79719 Latitude : 2.549425

Website :

For more information and reservation,
Email to or
Call 06-6532000

Monday, November 17, 2014

Our gateaway and mom's surprise

Hi everyone! I'm back from a short vacation. 
~ Mr Hubby needs a break from his work
~ My girl needs to 'run away' from her assignments and course work for a while...
~ My mom can enjoy new environment *story to follow*
and YOURS TRULLY... just love to tag along! Hahahaha....

Hubby had asked me to have a look at the brochure he brought back from office. He told me to call up the numbers written and ask them the available dates, during weekends, before the school holiday starts. And the only dates available was last week. I confirmed the booking and started planning a surprise for my mom.

Actually my sister and I had wanted to do this since last year but the time wasn't right for both of us. Infact, we didn't manage to get the perfect time to do this together this year, so I carried on with the plan on my own. We wanted to give our mom a surprise by asking her BFF (best friend forever), Hajjah Siti Hamidah to join us in this trip. Mr Hubby asked me to book 2 rooms, preferably side by side and alhamdulillah I managed to get them. 

I called Puan Hajjah Siti Hamidah and told her of our plan. She said she would love to be a part of our plan if her son is willing to send her to the hotel from Malacca. So I spoke to her son and he is more than willing to collaborate with us. Thank you Aboy.,,, jasamu akak kenang ye.... Lain kali boleh buat lagi!  Alhamdulillah Allah made it easy for us... maybe because for a good cause...

We started from home at around 4pm. Stopped by Fatin's house to pick her up and off to Lexis Port Dickson. It was raining heavily that time so Mr Hubby had to drive slow. We reached Lexis at around 5.30 pm. I went to the counter to check in. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME HANDLING THE CHECK IN! Hahahaha.... sorry guys... I was excited, my first time okay. Haha... bear with me! After that, we had to wait for mom's BFF to arrive. After a good 10 minutes, Puan Hajjah Siti Hamidah arrived at the lobby, to my mom's surprise. She still didn't get it. She thought her friend was there by coincidence until we reached our water chalet.... SURPRISEEEEE!!!!! 

They certainly had a wonderful time together, judging from their happy faces. We let them have the room to herself while Fatin stayed with us for one night. Alhamdulillah all are happy and I am the happiest because not only my plan is successful, but the food that I brought along was 90% finished! Alhamdulillah.... be continued.....

Friday, November 14, 2014

Soft buns...again!!!

Yes... again and again and again will I keep using this particular recipe. Not only the taste is lovely, but easy to prepare and not to mention, using just the basic ingredients. Nothing fancy. And when something is simple, Mamafami will love it!

Baked these buns to bring along with us on our trip. Where to? Well, lets just wait and see... Hahaha...

And again, I tried my best to capture a presentable looking photo. Like if I keep practising, the photos will turn into something awesome! Hahaha... In my dreams perhaps! Anyway, proudly presenting my latest 'assignment'. Guess what... when I showed off these photos to a few friends, their response to it was.... NICE PLATE! Huwaaaaaaaaaa.... 

Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : HERE

Ingredients :

500g high protein flour
50g milk powder
250ml chilled water
11g instant dried yeast (I used Saf Instant)
150g castor sugar
a few drops of yellow food coloring
100g margarine (I used Planta margarine)

Method :

1. Gease all the baking tins thoroughly. I used vegetable shortening. Keep aside.
2. Place all ingredients except margarine in a mixing bowl.
3. Fasten the dough hook onto the mixer and start kneading.
4. Once the ingrediets have just combined, add in the margarine. Knead till a soft, elastic and shiny dough is formed.
5. Remove from the bowl and rest the dough for about 10 minutes.
6. Divide the dough into a 30g balls. Shape it nicely and arrange in the prepared tins.
7. Cover the tins and leave the dough to rise till almost double the size.
8. Mix a bit of milk powder with a bit of water and brush lightly on top of the dough.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 C for 15 to 20 minutes. Oven temperature and baking time may vary, depending on your oven.
10. Once baked, remove from the oven and onto a wire rack to cool.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Having Fun...

Yeah right, I was having fun, like I've got nothing much to do.. Where else, there are tons of work to be done! Hahaha... Well, I am not a machine. I do need a break once in a while. Even machines need to be turned off once in a while so that it can sustain a longer life span! 

Had been trying to snap photos which will look lovely like most of the blogs but yeah, I just have to accept that my creativity is very limited. But hey, I am grateful though. At least my photos nowadays looks better than 10 years back! Hahaha... 

Speaking of 10 years back, that would be my Fotopages era. Unfortunately I can't seem to access my Fotopages anymore. Anyone out there knows what happened? I really need my Fotopages because all my memories of Africa were in there.... What must I do to get back my Fotopages? HELPPPP!!!!  

Kuetiau Kung Fu  and Kedondong Asam Boi at Kassa Corner

Pasta-tak-jadi. Menyakitkan hati!!!!! Sket baik gambar jadi.. ahahaha
Keropok Belinjau dan Thai Sweet Chillie. Had this for my dinner :) Diet? Oh tidak... reason being... malas masak!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes (Laura Vitale)


Been missing again mama? Yes, OBVIOUSLY!! Hahaha...

First of all, everytime I sit infront of the PC, trying to update my blog, I tend to go here and there in the cyberworld. By the time I am done (more or less forced to be DONE) I am tired. And to make things worst, the line is sometimes playing hide and seek with me. So yes...bye bye cyber world and hello shut down button!

Secondly, I was trying hard, very hard indeed to finish reading another book. Oh gosh... I had such a hard time! Too many conflicts which is very hazardous to me. Imagine, I have to recite " LA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHANAKA INNI KUNTU MINAZ ZALIMEEN" over and over again when it comes to the mother's part. And when I came to the ex-wife's part... all that came to mind was the TANAH KUBUR series on Astro Oasis and Astro Maya HD. I hope I won't have to wait that long to start reading another book because at the moment, I am still feeling tired! I was done reading that book 2 days ago....

Thirdly... hadn't been spending much time in the kitchen... and the rest, you do understand right? Hahaha....


Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Laura Vitale (episode 61)

Ingredients :

1 cup granulated sugar
1 stick butter, softened (125g)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup fresh milk (I used Nestle)

Enough strawberries

Method :

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit or 175 degree celcius. Line your cupcake tin with liners and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and cream together until you get a smooth mixture. Add the dry ingredients and with the speed on low mix together and slowly add the milk and just mix everything to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX! Make sure you give everything a good stir with a spatula from the bottom to incorporate any bit that wasn’t mixed.
3. Scoop the batter into your lined cupcake tin, make sure its only filled ¾ of the way up because they will rise. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool for about 45 minutes before frosting.
4. Decorate as you please. Ready to serve. Enjoy!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chocolate Chip Muffins (Laura Vitale)


Last Tuesday, I was feeling down due to something which I can't get out of my mind. And yesterday I was still like that in the morning. But I said to myself, I've done my part and the rest is up to Allah to decide whether I am in the wrong or otherwise. Having said that, I told myself, I just have to snap out of this situation. I can't be down forever.....

So I turned to Miss Phillips who is forever there for me, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health (eh...dah macam bunyi orang kahwin lak!)...for comfort. She is my stress theraphy. I dated her for like 7 hours yesterday, enjoying each and every minute of it. I ended up with two big empty baskets and two wardrobes full of ready to wear clothes. #feelingblessed

Erk... by the way, if anyone is wondering who this lovely Miss Phillips is, well, she is my Steamed Iron, which I love dearly.


Here comes MamaFaMi 'ransacking' through Laura's kitchen again. This time I followed exactly her recipe, even the temperature of the oven and it turned out lovely. Thanks again and again Laura for the lovely recipe. Not only it is effortless to do but also, the muffins are yummy. The sweetness is just right!

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Laura Vitale (episode 90)

Ingredients :

2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 12 oz bag of Milk Chocolate Chips (I just chuck in as much as I like)
2/3 of a cup of whole milk (I used Nestle full cream milk)
½ cup of melted butter
2 tablespoons of sour cream (I used plain yogurt)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar

Method :

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit (200 degree Celcius). Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners and spray the edges with non stick cooking spray, set aside. Since I don't have a non stick cooking spray, I just brush the edges with some cooking oil. Works just fine!
2. In a small bowl mix together the first 4 ingredients and set aside.
3. In another small bowl add the chocolate chips and half a cup of the dry ingredients mix and toss to make sure each piece of chocolate chips are coated in the flour mixture.
4. In a large bowl mix together the remaining ingredients until combined. Add the dry ingredients and just mix to combine but not over mixing. Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chip mixture and make sure they are evenly spread out through out the batter.
5. Using a large ice cream scoop, divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan.
6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. I baked mine for 20 minutes.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bok Choy Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce and Garlic Oil

Yesterday, I was fasting. Alhamdulillah it went well and I don’t feel hungry actually, neither thirsty.

At 5pm, I started to think, what shall I cook for Iftaar. Mr Hubby told me that he’s not going to have dinner. So now, the choice of dinner’s menu is totally up to me.

In one of my whatsapp group, Ummi had mentioned about Che Mat Gebu’s Ayam Pongteh. She was fasting too yesterday. I quickly visited Mat’s entry on that particular recipe. Wow, looks delicious (as always!!!) and best of all, quite easy to prepare. Okay, I might cook Ayam Pongteh.

At 6pm… erkkk I think I have to change the menu. Not enough time to defrost the chicken. I don’t have a microwave okay (good excuse! Hahahaha). I think I’m gonna cook Seafood Aglio Olio. Easy and fast to cook and yummy to eat…

…..I mingle here and there, swept the house, fold the clothes, bla…bla…bla…. Oops it’s 6.30pm! I can still cook Aglio Olio if I want to but then, I saw my mom’s empty room. Mom is with my brother in Bangi at the moment. Ahahhhhhh…. since mom is not around, this is the best time to cook SARDINE! Hahaha… so yes, sardine it was and ready in no time. And guess what!!! Mr Hubby even joined me for dinner! Yippeeeeee!!!!

To go with the sardine, I made omelette and this Bok Choy Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce and Garlic Oil. The Bok Choy served in this photo are the Bok Choy that we've planted ourselves using the Hydroponic System. So rest assure, my Bok Choy doesn't have dirt or whatsoever. *wink*

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Anita

Ingredients :

300 gram baby bok choy (or any greens)

Oyster Sauce :

½ teaspoon oil
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
3 dash ground white pepper

Garlic Oil :

2 tablespoon oil
4 cloves garlic, minced

Method :

1. Wash and drain the bok choy to remove grit and dirt. Drain and set aside.
2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt generously, and add the bok choy. Once the water boils again and the bok choy turns a brighter shade of green. Start testing to see if it is crispy and tender to your liking. Once you like the texture (please, please don't let them boil for more than 3 minutes or you will end up with wimpy limpy bok choy), drain and place on a serving plate. Set aside. (Or you can shock in ice water first, then drain again and place on a serving plate).

Oyster Sauce :

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add oyster sauce, water, sugar, and ground white pepper. Stir until the sauce bubbles. Turn off heat and pour the sauce on the bok choy.

Garlic Oil :

Give the frying pan a quick clean. Heat the oil and stir fry the garlic until fragrant and garlic turns golden brown. Turn off heat and pour the garlic oil onto the bok choy. Serve immediately.

Have a nice day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hi guys! I'm MamaFaMi... today I am going to show to you the cupcakes that we've baked at Mak Chu's house yesterday!
Hahaha... how does that sound like? Way different from how Laura had sounded right. Hahaha...

Yesterday was such a hectic day for me though I thought it would be a day where I can date leisurely with Miss Phillips, my lovely iron. But hey, we can only plan things but Allah is the one who decides. In the morning, soon as hubby left for golfing, I had put the dirty clothes in the washing machine. And then, I dozed off while reading a book. Opened my eyes and it was past 8.45 am. Thought of going to Pasar Tani to get my takoyaki and nasi kerabu but then laziness got the better of me. So I went to the kitchen and cooked myself some Seafood Aglio Olio. Just as I was about to dream of being like Laura, who will eat her final product soon as she's done cooking, came a message from Hazlinda saying that she's dropping by to collect her stuff. When she came and learnt that Mr Hubby was not around, she asked me to join her to Pasar Tani. I was ready in no time and off we went. Bought our breakfast and went back home. Hazlinda told me she's going to OTK Supermarket and asked me to join her. She promised to drop me off later. So YES again to that and off we went.

We didn't go straight to OTK, as planned. Instead we went to Polymart first. Polymart is a bakery supplies shop. While in there, we had a hectic time, trying to take orders from Mak Chu and Suryani! Imagine, with my handphone battery running low, and I had to deal with 3 ladies. Gosh! But alhamdulillah I managed. Finally Hazlinda sent me back at 2.15pm, after 4 hours outing! Mr Hubby was back from his golfing and told me that his teacher was admitted to Institut Jantung Negara and he wanted to visit him. So at 3.30pm, I was out of the house again! Oh I love my life! Hahaha....

We stayed a good one hour at the hospital and then off to Mak Chu's house! Yippeeee!!!! When we reached Mak Chu's house, she was about to start baking these lovely cupcakes, so I joined in. We had a lovely time together. Thanks Mak Chu and Pak Chu for the dinner treat. We reached home at 9.30pm... What a long day for me, but I love it!

Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Laura Vitale (episode 109)

Ingredients :

1 ¼ cup of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaoonsp of salt
1/4 cup of unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of Buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence
Red food coloring

For the frosting :

2 cups of powdered sugar/confectionary sugar/icing sugar
4 oz of cream cheese, softened at room temperature (about 115g)
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 tablespoon of milk (fresh milk)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method :

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit (175 C). Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
2. In a small bowl mix together the first 5 ingredients and set aside.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the sugar and butter, add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined and creamy.
3. With the mixer running on low, add half of the dry ingredients and half of the buttermilk, make sure its combined and add the remaining dry ingredients and buttermilk making sure to combine everything together but not over mixing.Using a spatula mix the batter from the bottom to make sure nothing is left stuck to the side of the bowl, add enough food coloring to get the desired red color for your cupcakes.
4. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop the batter evenly in your prepared pan and bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until when you insert a toothpick in the center it comes out clean.Let the cupcakes cool completely.
5. To make the frosting :
Simply put all the frosting ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until well combined and it has the consistency of a thick frosting.Frost the cupcakes either with a little spatula or using a disposable piping bag fitted with a plain large tip.
6. Let cool in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes to set a little before serving (if you can resist them anyway)


Have a nice day!