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Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicken Soto

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

Last weekend, we were busy with Jom Raya activity.

1. Thank you to Kak Zuraidah aka Kak Lazni for the invite. She is my hubby's schoolmate and my senior. *wink* Her big table was full of food prepared by Kak Lazni herself. They were all delicious.
2. Thank you to Ida for inviting us to her lovely condo. But we didn't actually dine at her condo but the condo next door aka her 'second house'. Thank you for the lovely time spent with our kuncu-kuncu. So happening, only thing, we miss one of our good buddies right....
3. Thank you to Zai and her hubby Mr Aziz for having us last Saturday night. We enjoyed the chat, and I didn't realised it was raining outside. Infact it rained and stopped twice!!! Hahaha....
4. On Sunday, Ida Bakery and family came by our place. We had a lovely time with such sporting guests as Ida's family. I am very comfortable if my guests are such a sport as them. Thank you for coming and tasting all my cookies and food. Jangan serik datang lagi ye!

But the person that I must really thank is my dearest darling hubby. He is such a sport. He is always willing to go to friends' houses, be it my friends or his. Many of my friends, the hubby is not that willing to go with them to the wife's friend's house. I think I am just the lucky one...

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E


CHICKEN SOTO
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : My mom


Ingredients :

1 piece cinnamon stick
2 pieces star anise
5 cardamons
5 cloves
1 onion * (* ground finely)
10 shallots *
6 garlic*
1 1/2 inch ginger *
4 pieces candlenuts *
2 tablespoons soup powder (I used Faiza brand) ** (mix both powder with a bit of water to form paste)
2 tablespoons kurma powder (I used Adabi) **
1/2 chicken
2 lemongrass - bruised
1 inch galangal - knocked
Enough water
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
1 stalk spring onion
1/2 cup crispy fried onion
cooking oil
Chillie pouch : Enough bird eye chillies wrapped in a clean white cloth.

To be served with :


Rice cubes - boil till harden. Keep aside
Meat balls
Hot soya sauce
Bean sprouts
Fried suhun
Shredded chicken meat
Spring onion
Crispy fried onion

Method :

1. Heat oil in a pot and add in cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamons and cloves till fragrant.
2. Add in the finely grinded ingredients. Stir.
3. Add in the soup and kurma paste, lemongrass and galangal. Stir till fragrant.
4. Add in chicken. When chicken is half cooked, add in enough water, coconut milk and chillie pouch. Let it simmer till the chicken is cooked.
5. Add in the spring onion, crispy fried onion and salt to taste.
6. Once the soup is cooked, remove the chillie pouch from the pot. Place the chillies in a mortar or blend finely in a mixer. Add enough soya sauce and some soto soup. Stir well.


BEEF BEGEDEL (MEATBALLS)
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : My mom


Ingredients :

2 large potatoes
1/2 kg minced beef
3 pieces cream crackers - blend finely
1 tablespoon beef curry powder
1 egg
salt to taste

1 egg
a dash of pepper
salt to taste
oil for frying

Method :

1. Clean the potatoes. Slice to 1/2 cm thick and fry. Pound the fried potatoes.
2. In a bowl, mix well the pounded potatoes, minced beef, cream crackers, curry powder, egg and salt to taste.
3. Take a bit of the mixture and shape into small balls. Flatten slightly. Arrange on a tray.
4. Heat oil in a wok. Beat egg, pepper and salt. Dip the meat balls in the egg mixture and fry till cooked. Remove from oil onto a kitchen towel. Ready to serve.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Ayam Lemak Merah dengan Carrot

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

Hi there! Anybody miss me? Ahahaha... as if! Doubt anyone actually realise that I had been missing from the blogging world for almost a week. Hahaha... Anyway, let me just tell you why I had not been around much....walaupun tak ada orang tanya, tapi sebab mama ni peramah, mama nak citer gak... tak kira....

Besides, being hectic with everyday's chores, I had not been cooking much. Didn't try any new recipes last week and I am out of source to post. But those were just excuses... the fact is, I got carried away watching YouTube. What did I watch? Penganten Remaja featuring Christian Sugiono as Fabian and Alyssa Soebandono as Amel. What actually attracted me to watch is Fabian *wink* *wink*. Hahaha... pecah ko rahsia mama... But frankly speaking, can't stand the annoying Eric and Bu Farida.... maaf pak, maaf bukkk.... hehehehee.... Thank God I'm done watching the movie and I think I am going to rest for a while. Had enough for the time being... And owh... I've finished watching Safa dan Marwah too... Alhamdulillah... I'm free now!!!

I can now sit back and enjoy my novel....Baju Pengantin Mak Andam.......

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E


AYAM LEMAK MERAH DENGAN KAROT
Posted by MamaFaMi

Ingredients :

1/2 chicken - cut to 8 pieces
1 1/2 cups thin coconut milk
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 stalk lemongrass - bruised
1 carrot - sliced
1 dried tamarind skin

salt to taste
cooking oil

To be minced :

2 - 3 fresh red chillies
4 bird eye chillie
4 shallots
2 garlic
1 inch ginger
1 inci roasted dried shrimp paste

Method :

1. Heat oil in a pot. Add in the minced ingredients together with the lemon grass on medium heat and let the paste cooked.
2. Add in thin coconut milk and let it boil for a while.
3. Add in chicken and dried tamarind skin. Let the chicken cooked.
4. Add in salt to taste and carrots.
5. Pour in the thick coconut milk and stir for a while.
6. Remove from heat and ready to serve with plain white rice.


Have a nice day everyone!

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

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E

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, November 12, 2010

Blackpepper Chicken Puff

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

Yesterday evening, while chatting online with Mat Gebu, I had told him how lazy I was feeling that time. And yet, the tummy is feeling hungry but was just too lazy to go downstairs to eat! That was almost 3. And guess what, I wasn't alone. He too felt the same. At the same time, we chatted about food. What if we cook this, bake that, so on so forth!

Finally at 3.30 pm, I made my way to the kitchen. Struck by I don't know what, suddenly I transformed into someone totally opposite from the person I was an hour ago! muahahaha...dah macam citer Transformers la pulak bunyinya... I started doing one thing after another. And one of the product, produced after the transformation is this Blackpepper chicken Puff.

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E

I've posted this recipe before but since Sae had asked for it, after tasting the few pieces that I had sent her, so I'll just re-post the recipe again today. It's more like to show off the special gadget rather than the recipe! Hahaha... Don't ask me where did I buy the gadget from because it was gift from my dearest friend, Mat Gebu when I went to his place during Eid. Thank you so much Mat for the gift. I trully loved it...

Blackpepper chicken puff

BLACKPEPPER CHICKEN PUFF's FILLING
Source : Sis Norzalinda Mohamed

Ingredients :

1 Holland onion ~ diced
3 medium potato ~ cleaned and diced
Minced chicken
White pepper
Black pepper
Salt to taste
Spring onions ~ chopped
Oil for cooking

Method :

1. Boil the diced potato with a bit of salt till slightly soft. Set aside.
2. Heat a bit of oil in a wok and add in onion. Fry till soft.
3. Add in the minced chicken and mix well. Let the minced chicken slightly cooked then add in the potato.
4. Add in white pepper, black pepper and salt. Stir to mix.
5. Once meat is cooked, just before removing from heat, sprinkle some spring onions.

Note :
1. For the pastry, I had used the readymade puff pastry, Kawan Brand.
2. To produce the 'net' pattern, I had used this gadget.

Pastry Roller

Blackpepper chicken puff

INTI AYAM LADA HITAM

Bahan-bahannya :

1 biji bawang Holland ~ didadu kecil
3 biji kentang sederhana ~ dikupas dan didadu
Isi ayam cincang
Lada putih
Lada hitam
Garam secukup rasa
Daun bawang ~ dihiris
Minyak untuk menumis


Kaedah penyediaan :
1. Rebus kentang yang didadu hingga hampir lembut. Ketepikan.
2. Panaskan minyak di dalam kuali dan masukkan bawang.
3. Bila bawang telah layu, masukkan ayam cincang dan kacau rata. Biarkan ayam hingga hampir masak, baru dimasukkan kentang yang telah direbus tadi, bersama dengan air rebusan..
4. Masukkan lada putih, lada hitam dan garam secukupnya. Kacau rata.
5. Sebelum memadamkan api, masukkan daun bawang.

Nota :
1. Untuk pastrinya, mama gunakan puff pastry jenama Kawan (di dalam plastik putih)


Have a nice and safe weekend everbody!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Chicken Pie


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

Saturday, the day that I said I am going on a cookie rally, only started baking in the evening. Why? I had to tag along with hubby to settle quite a number of things outside. Hubby sent his car to the garage to get his SRS thingy checked as the indicator lights kept showing and he's not happy with that. I had to follow him in my own car. So, two trips to the garage. Then we went to settle a few more things at a few other places. It was tiring, but am really glad, we managed to settle everything so smoothly. Alhamdulillah.

Sunday, really had my cookie rally as early as after Sehri. Had to ask mom's help (which actually what she's been waiting for because all these while I don't actually allow her to help me around. I prefer to do all my chores by myself) to arrange the baked cookies into the bottles. Thanks mak for speeding up my job. So in two days time, I managed to bake roughly 6 bottles of London Almond, 3 bottles of Tapak Kuda cookies, 2 bottles of Biskut Kelapa and 3 bottles of pineapple tarts. There are some balance as well, not enough to fill one bottle full. Will fill them up soon, insyaAllah...

And today... I am going on my cookie rally again. Hope to bake as much as possible... wish me luck!

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E

Chicken Pie


CHICKEN PIE
Adapted from : Makcik Kantin

Ingredients :

Filling :

1 packet chicken fillet - chopped
1 sachet mushroom soup powder (I used Vono)
300 gm mixed vegetable
300 gm onions, diced
2 tablespoonful of butter
2 tablespoon plain flour mix with 1/2 cup water
salt
black pepper crushed

Method :

- Heat butter in a pan & saute diced onions till soft.
- Add chicken, stir to break the lumps and cook till all the chicken turns white.
- Add in a sachet of mushroom soup powder. Stir.
- Add in the mixed vegetable.
- Add enough water. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Add in flour that has been mixed with water. This is to thicken the filling.
- Cook at slow fire.

Cut the small readymade puff (I used the small Kawan readymade puff) into 4 equal size.. Spoon enough filling in the middle, cover the top with another piece of pastry. Make 3 slits in the middle of the puffs with a sharp knife, Brush the top with some egg yolk.

Bake @ 160 deg C for about 25 mins or until done. Preferably, using fan oven for a flaky puff crust.


Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Peggy's Pita Bread & Chicken Filling

What I'll be sharing afterwards.....



Yesterday, almost everything didn't turn out as planned...
Firstly.... Syahmi and Iddin had to stay in school till 5pm. They only have a half an hour break from 2.30 pm till 3.00 pm before the sports activities starts. So I had planned to bring them packed lunch and their sports clothes to change. That, I thought would save me a trip to and fro. I brought along the lunch basket at 2.30pm. When Syahmi jumped into the car, he said that he wanted to go home and change because the changing room is locked. No choice, but to drop Iddin home and told him to be ready by 2.55pm. When we reached home, I just had to rush Syahmi to pray and get changed. Luckily he had eaten his lunch in the car. I really had to be a lady tarzan just now or he'll take his own sweet time! By 3.02pm, the boys were safely back in school. And mama didn't rempit that much okay...or...did I? Ahakss.....
Secondly... I thought I would be meeting Zai in the evening but she couldn't make it. Instead Kak Noha and her daughter Ijah, dropped by
Thirdly... I wanted to fry kue tiau for my visitors, but ended up frying instant dried noodles instead...

But at least, something did turn out according to plan. The lunch! The night before, I had google-ed for Pita Bread recipe. And I settled down with this one. It was the right choice, alhamdulillah. Thank you to Sandy of Allrecipes dot com for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. Allow me to share it once again here.

I made half the recipe and managed to get 5 good sized pita breads. I had stuffed the bread with chicken fillings and vegetables. Sounds healthy huh? Iddin just took one and the rest was history in Syahmi's hungry tummy! Yes, he ate the other 4. I just tasted a bit of the crumbs from the bread! But I am very sure, the bread must be very good judging by how Syahmi had enjoyed the bread. So if you wish to give it a try, here's the recipe.


PeggyPitaBread

PEPPY'S PITA BREAD
Source : Sandy of Allrecipes dot com
Yields : 8


Ingredients:

1 1/8 cups warm water (110 degrees F
/45 degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
3. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack. Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.

Note :

I had followed the Step 1 and Step 2.
I heated the grill pan and place the pitas on the pan till the bottom is brown. Then move it into the grill and bake till golden brown.

PeggyPitaBread



Chicken Filling

CHICKEN FILLING
Source : Naseem

Ingredients :


1 tray chicken fillets ~ sliced
1 large onion ~ chopped
a few tablespoons oil
3 - 4 chopped tomatoes
Green peppers ~ chopped
2 teaspoons pounded garlic
salt to taste
paprika
chillie powder
cummin powder
black pepper ~ crushed

Method :

1. Heat oil and add garlic and fry till fragrant.
2. Add in chicken and fry till cooked.
3. Add in onion and tomatoes.
4. Add in the seasonings (salt, paprika, chillie powder, cummin and black pepper)
5. Add green pepper and mix well.
6. Remove from heat and leave to cool. Add in a bit of shredded cheese.

Garnish with :

Shredded lettuce
Shredded carrots
Shredded cheese (cheddar)
Green corriander
Mayonaise
Chillie Sauce

Cupcakes order by my dearest friend Mimie for her daughter, Husna's friends. Thanks Mimie for your continuous support.

Cupcakes Mimie


Have a nice day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sup Ayam Istimewa (Tulip77)


I am down with fever at the moment. Felt really hopeless, not having enough energy to do the house chores. For the past two days, all I did was sleep and sleep and again sleep. If it's only the body that is weak, I think I can still handle it, but then the head decided to join in the 'fun' and it's the headache that really gets to me! This morning, I took a big glass of Hor Yan Hor tea with one 'asam boi', 2 panadols and 1 clarityne. And that's it...off to Dreamland with a 4kg dumbell on my head! But before that, managed to hang the first batch of laundry out to dry....

When I woke up, I received this.....



with a card attached to the bouquet...
'Dear Ms MamaFaMi, I would be very happy if you would honour me with your lovely presence to a dinner date.
Date: May 22nd, 2010.
Venue: Singapore Raffles Hotel'

This came together with the bouquet...


From Uncle Lee

How am I going to Singapore? Well this gentleman had attached together a same day return Air Ticket, last flight 11pm.


From Uncle Lee


Not only that, he had bought for me a L'air du tempe, Nina Ricci perfume....


From Uncle Lee


...to go with this stunning dress.....


From Uncle Lee


Who else have all these stylish way of asking a lady out. non other than Uncle Lee!

Thank you Uncle Lee for including me in your list. You made my day. Only thing, about the dress.... if only I can fit into that skinny thing, I'd be the happiest human on earth! Hahahaha....

RECIPE TO SHARE :

Sup Ayam Istimewa

SUP AYAM ISTIMEWA
Source : Tulip77 of MyResipi

Ingredients :

1 chicken ~ cleaned and cut to 16 pieces
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
cinnamon stick
4 cloves
2 star anise
3 cardamons
2 potatoes ~ peeled and quartered
1 carrot
1 bowl of boiling water
pepper
salt
zeal/ajinomoto
enough chicken stock (I just diluted chicken cube + water)
spring onion ~ chopped
cripy fried onion

Method :

1. Soak the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick and cardamons in the boiling water till the water cools down. Remove the spices and keep the stock.
2. Mince the onion and garlic. Pound the ginger.
3. Slice the carrot to 1.5cm thick.
4. Heat a bit of oil and add in the minced onion. Fry till fragrant. Add in ginger and the spices.
5. Add in chicken and stir to mix for about 10 minutes.
6. Pour in the spices stock plus another bowl of water. Add more water if you want more soup.
7. Add in the potatoes and carrots and let it boil.
8. When chicken is tender, add in chicken stock, salt, zeal and pepper to taste. Let it boil for a while.
9. Once done, remove from heat and add in the spring onion and crispy fried onion. Close the lid of the pot for 20 minutes before serving.
10. Enjoy!

Have a nice day!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potato & Mushroom Gravy




A few days back, I received an unpleasant comment in one of my entries. A someone by the name of ELLE just wrote JALANG!!! (translation : BITCH). When I first read it, I was sort of angry and irritated. What have I done to deserve that title? But after a while, when I got back my senses, I just deleted the comment so that it won't scar my blog with that unpleasant phrase. I said to myself, if I see Elle's action as being a useless thing to do, why must I be like him/her? Then I will be someone useless as well. I should thank him/her for at least having a heart to visit my blog and again for taking his/her time to leave a comment. By doing just that, he/she has contributed at least 2 clicks in my blog. Thank you Elle, whoever you are... I am not sure it's a he or a she because when I clicked at the name, it seems he/she doesn't have a blog.... This action of mine, is what I call, taking something unpleasant, the positive way! Hahaha.... True or false... you tell me!

Yesterday, I was given an assignment by my Honey Bun Junior. Actually I was the one asking for 'trouble'. Hahaha... I had asked him, what would he like to have for lunch. And he said CHICKEN CHOP! Oh me oh my.... haven't tried any Chicken Chop recipe so far, though had been wanting to prepare it for quite sometime. So yes, I started my 'research' in the net. Came across a couple of recipes. I had to mix and match the recipes, according to whatever's available at home. Let me just thank these ladies and gentlemen for making this combo possible.....

KMal, taukey Western Food and Cakes, for the Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe.
Hana for the Mushroom & Blackpepper Gravy and also the Mashed Potato recipe
Naseem, my dear friend in Malawi, who taught me how to prepare the dressing for salad.
Hubby dearie, for teaching me how to fry the chips
Last but not least... Honey Bun Junior, for making me prepare this meal!

Syahmi's feedback....with his dramatic face.... I thought he's going to say that it doesn't taste good, judging from the face mimic he gave me.... But then his face changed when he said... IT'S DELICIOUS MOM AND THE MASHED POTATO TASTED JUST LIKE BIG PLATE...our favourite Western Food Restaurant... and that makes the mom kembang sana sini happy and all the effort worthwhile!


Chicken Cordon Bleu

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU

Ingredients :


2 pieces of chicken breast
2 sausages
2 pieces sliced cheese
salt
pepper
oyster sauce
flour
egg ~ lightly beaten
bread crumbs
oil for deep frying


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Method :

1. Clean chicken breast. Wrap the sausage with the sliced cheese. Make a slit in the middle of the chicken and insert the wrapped sausage.
2. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper and oyster sauce. I marinate for 2 hours.
3. Coat the marinated chicken with flour.
4. Dip in the egg.
5. Roll into the bread crumbs.
6. Fry till golden brown.

Mushroom and Blackpepper Gravy

MUSHROOM AND BLACKPEPPER GRAVY

Ingredients :

2 cups chicken or beef stock (I just dilute the chicken cube in enough water)
1/2 cup fresh milk (I used low fat milk)
crushed black pepper
2 inches celery stick ~ sliced
1/2 onion ~ diced
2 tablespoon sweet soya sauce (more if you want the color of the gravy to be darker)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 can button mushroom ~ sliced (I used less because Syahmi is not into mushroom so much)
2 tablespoons flour ~ mix wit water (as a thickening agent)
salt and sugar ~ if necessary

Method :

1. Pour the chicken/beef stock in a pot. Add fresh milk, diced onion and sliced celery. Let it boil.
2. Remove from heat and put through a sieve. Place it back on the stove.
3. Add black pepper, soya sauce, oyster sauce, butter, button mushroom, salt and sugar. Stir.
4. Last but not least, add in flour mixture to the thickness you desire. Remove from heat.
5. Pour onto the chicken and mashed potato.


Mashed Potato

MASHED POTATO

Ingredients :


3 potatoes
Fresh milk (I used low fat milk)
Butter
finely crushed black pepper
a dash of salt

Method :

1. Wash the potatoes and boil till soft.
2. Remove the potatoes skin.
3. Mash the potatoes with the back of a spoon, together with milk, butter, black pepper and salt.
4. Scoop the mashed potato onto a serving plate and pour the gravy on top.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Black pepper chicken

So many things had happened since the last time I updated this page. Chea chea chea...baik punya excuse kan! Hehehe.... Fatin was home for a 5 days homevisit since last Wednesday. When we went to pick her up, I brought these cupcakes for Fatin's best friend Farahin, for her birthday. Hope she likes it.


On Thursday, I took the kids to the cinema, just for a treat... on me! And that Thursday, I considered to be my best achievement day! Hahaha... poyo betul mama ni!

First achievement : I learnt how to go into the Golden Screen Cinema website . I was pretty excited then.
Second achievement : I drove to IOI Mall just with the kids. That was my first time driving to IOI Mall.
Third achievement : Managed to park the car at IOI Mall car park by reverse parking....Syahmi is my guide actually.. hahaha.. no tips though! Ahakss...
Fourth achievement : Clever to purchase the show tickets at the cinema
Fifth achievement : Dare to wade through the traffic jam at Puchong area.
Sixth and biggest achievement : Managed to drive home safely without taking any wrong turns! Hahaha....

Well to some, the above can't be considered as ACHIEVEMENTS but to me, they were. At least I am a step better than I was before. Bravo to me! Hahaha.....Fatin wanted to watch Harry Potter but when we reached there, it was 3.20 pm and the show had already started 20 minutes. So we had to settle for Transformers which was much enjoyed by the kids and me.

On Friday, I made these cupcakes for Ayu 's cute baby Amjad's birthday. Happy birthday big boy!


Saturday was not my day at all. I was down with headache. My blood pressure was haywire. The systolic reading was quite high while the diastolic was slightly low. It really makes me feel wobbly. That night, Fatin wanted to dine out at Chops N Steak in Puchong. I don't have the heart to say no to her though the head is throbbing. I just ate mushroom soup and a bit of french fries and a bit of onion rings. But we made the right choice to go there that night as they will be closing that outlet the next day. We like the food there and the price are very reasonable. I wish them all the best in their other outlets. Keep up the tasty quality!

Sunday, we sent Fatin back to her hostel. Stopped at the T.A.I.L.O.R shop, then went straight home. What happened at the T.A.I.L.O.R shop? InsyaAllah will write later on.... hahaha....

So that's about all, and till today, I am still trying to stabilize my blood pressure reading....
Note : Finished my Himalaya detox treatment 19th July, 2009

Recipe to share today is a recipe from one of Kak Liza's book. Don't worry, I had seek Kak Liza's permission to publish the recipe here. Though I don't really have to buy books as I can always surf her blog, but I prefer to get the whole set. Why? We can't surf the net while lying down on our bed right? And I like to flip thorough books and magazines before going to bed. And what's more, we must support Kak Liza's effort.

BELILAH BUKU-BUKU KELUARAN HANIELIZA
.....wah...dah jadi promoter tak bertauliah la pulak haaa......

Ok ok..here's the yummy recipe and very easy to prepare...do give it a try...


BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN
Source : Senangnya Memasak with Chef Hanieliza

Ingredients A :

500g chicken
1 carrot ~ cut to small pieces
1 tablespoon thick soya sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cornflour/maziena mixed with 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons blackpepper ~ crushed
3 tablespoon cooking oil
salt to taste

Ingredients B ~ to be sliced :

5 shallots
2 garlic
1 inch ginger
1 onion

Ingredients C :

2 sprigs spring onions
2 sprigs Chinese Celery
1 tomato ~ quartered
2 fresh red chillies


Method :

1. Remove the chicken skin, washed, rinse and cut to small pieces.
2. Heat oil in a wok and add in ingredients B. Saute till soft and fragrant.
3. Add in chicken and blackpepper. Stir. Leave chicken to cook.
4. Add in cornflour mixture, dark soya sauce and oyster sauce.
5. Leave to cook till the gravy thickens. Add in ingredients C and stir to mix.
6. Serve with rice or bread.

For the translation, please buy Kak Liza's book.... hehehe....

Till then, take care everyone!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grilled Lemon-Rosemary Chicken




Last 21st June, 2009 was Father's Day. Though it has already past, let me just wish all the fathers a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Better late than never. But to me, everyday is Father's Day because I am sure, everyday we'll love our dad more and more, right.

Though abah is no longer with us, I still feel his presence, his love and the memories will stay fresh forever in my heart. My abah is the best in the world. He's so loving, so gentle, so caring, so soft spoken and he has the heart of a gold. At times when I am baking alone in the kitchen, I feel as if he's there with me, accompanying me as he used to do before. Abah likes to stay in the kitchen when he knows that I am up to something. He'll sit patiently at the kitchen table, watching me 'playing' around with the flour and will wait until the end result is produced and served to him. I really miss all those good ol' times. I am sure, if he's still with us, I won't be loosing my 'semangat' like what I am experiencing now....... Miss you abah.... miss you oh so dearly.......



Latest update on the tailor... Yesterday, on the way back from Subang Parade, we dropped by the tailor's shop. The last time we went, he had asked for another 3 days. We gave him more than a week. I didn't even bother to get out of the car this time! And as I well predicted, dearest hubby came back empty handed! I felt sorry for him...

In the previous entry, some had suggested me to call first before paying him a visit. How can I do so when the number he gave was someone else's number. Another had said, keep bothering him until he get bored seeing our face.... Well I think that won't work with this guy! He'll 'selamba-ly' makes promises after promises. Once hubby had said, maybe he has the intention of getting away with our money and material. He'll keep doing this until we're fed up and will just leave him alone.... I said to myself, maybe because hubby is soft with him. What if hubby has that 'Ah Long' look... I bet he'll work night and day to get the trousers done!!!

Oh God help me...



D.A.A.L.I.A came over to my place last Saturday to collect her chocolates. And see what she brought for me???




Yummy looking isn't it? How lucky I am to be appointed as her Black Forest Cake tester! Hahaha... Thanks Lea for the cake.... kalau nak suruh test apa-apa lagi...anto ler yek.... daku sedia berkhidmat! Muahahaha....



Okay, enough of my 'luahan rasa', we'll move on to the recipe to share today. Tried this chicken recipe when Fatin was at home during the school holidays. The way she eats, just makes me hungry. She has the same 'talent' as my mom. Whenever she eats, we feel like eating as well! Sorry, the photo is not so tempting as I was in a hurry. And other reason is, I don't know how to make a better presentation! That's the truth! Hahaha...



GRILLED LEMON-ROSEMARY CHICKEN
Source : About.com

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons, fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon, fresh rosemary, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Method :

Place chicken breasts in a shallow glass dish or resealable plastic bag. Combine rosemary, garlic, black pepper, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl. Pour mixture onto chicken, cover or seal, and place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place chicken breast on a lightly oiled grill rack and allow to cook for 7 minutes per side. When chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, remove from heat and serve.

Take care everyone!