Dec 30, 2011


We took the choo choo train to KL!

The journey from Sin-KL seemed a little long, but the children enjoyed themselves.  At any time they were restless, they could get up and walk around to have a little stretch or even go to the canteen to get a cuppa for the parents.....No child was bullied on this train journey..hehehe...

It rained a bit on the way there but nothing too bad.  I liked looking out the window to see the palm trees and the very green grass. These areas that we passed by were not very affected by the recent heavy rains and floods.  Nadyn was so happy to see goats and cows when the train slowed down a little when approaching certain stations.  Other than that, she was so happy to be playing with her cousins.

We stayed near the Bukit Bintang area and it was ooohhh so crowded.  It was Christmas eve and it seemed that a lot of people were still busy shopping for gifts at the very last minute!  No holiday would be complete without food.  We had our favourite BB Chicken Rice for a very late lunch and a very early dinner!  Did not manage to go anywhere further than where we were as the traffic was bad all the time!  But we managed to occupy most of our time with some shopping and lots of makan session!

On our second day in KL, we 'bumped' into Encik Hariz from Ombak Rindu!  It was such a pleasant surprise.  He was on his way to a shoot or something.  Lucky us.  We were at the right place at the right time!  Cannot let him and his wife walk away without taking pictures.  I guess that was one priceless souvenir...

Us with Aaron Aziz!

Us with Diyana Halik!

Dec 21, 2011

Sausage Rolls & Lapis Prune

This is a lovely recipe from a lovely blog.  The owner of the blog is very talented and has very good baking skills.  This is the recipe that I followed.  Thank you very much Dailydelicious for sharing the very detailed recipe!

I tried making this a few months back but it did not turn out well at all.  The bread turned out a little hard and it was very difficult to make the braids.  I could not stretch it.  Now I know what went wrong.  I did not knead it well and long enough, too lazy, and did not pay proper attention to the method shown.  My arm is now a bit toned and muscular due to kneading of all the bread dough!..hahaha.  Both my daughters love sausage and bread, so this is the best combination!  I did not use the sliced cheese though as I do not have enough stock in the refrigerator.  Next time I'll add the cheese.  Am sure it'll be very yummy too!

Made this Lapis Prune for an order.  I am a little happy today and decided to make the top layer a little pretty...       Have a hapy happy day everyone!

Dec 17, 2011

A cool and wet Saturday..

The weather is so cooling and beautiful for those lazing around at home.  But for those who are out and about, it may be a wee bit of a bother.  I am at home, and I'm loving it!

The Konnyaku jelly I made yesterday was as cooling as the weather today.  It was an extremely simple thing to make and yummy too.  Do not have to take out any recipe book or card to make it  Just follow exactly what is indicated on the jelly packaging.  I had the blueberry flavored one in the cabinet and had canned fruits too.  So just mix the jelly mixture with water, bring it to a boil and then let it simmer.  Put some fruits into the desired mould and pour the jelly mixture.  Let it cool and chill in the refrigerator.  Once 'ngaap' lah...hahaha!

Another thing to 'ngaap' is this choc chip cookie that I made last night.  I am so happy I used this recipe as the cookies turned out tasty and crunchy!

Chocochips Cookies - Fatmah Bahalwan

125gm butter
150gm castor sugar  (I used 100gm soft brown sugar)
75gm coconut sugar/palm sugar  (I used 125gm granulated coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg

50gm Oats - (can leave it coarse or dump in a food processor to make it a little fine).
200gm plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

200gm chocolate chips

1.  Beat ingredients in A till light and smooth.  Add ingredients in B, mix well.
2.  Add C and mix.
3.  Drop about teaspoon full of cookie dough onto baking tray.  Space them out a little.
4.  Bake in preaheated oven at 150C for about 20-25 minutes.
5.  Let them cool on cooling rack before transferring into air-tight container.

If you love chocolate chip cookies, give this recipe a try, ok. This recipe is a keeper indeed...

Dec 14, 2011

Alahai...roti lagi..

The name is 'Roti Naik Pahang'.  It may sound a little peculiar, but the taste is far from it.  This is indeed a good and tasty bread!  The dough is a little sticky though.  For those who do not own or use a BM like me, this may be a little tricky to handle.  But that is the beauty and fun of bread making...always challenging.

When I think of bread, I will somewhat instantaneously refer to MamaFaMi's blog.  Therefore, the recipe for Roti Naik Pahang, I got it from her blog.  Thank you very much MamFaMi for sharing all these lovely recipes!  I have been reading her blog (oh..she was in Fotopage before) since she was still in Malawi (I think!!).  There are still lots of other bread recipes that I wish to try.

The top picture, I brushed butter on the already baked bread and sprinkled coarse sugar.  For the one here, I left out the sugar.  Either way, it is still yummy.

Here's the wonderful recipe....

1 egg
2 tblsp condensed milk
Water (combine egg, condensed milk and water to make 300ml)
3/4 cup sugar
500g flour
1 tblsp milk powder
2 tsp instant dried yeast
2 tblsp margarine
1 tsp shortening

Topping:  A bit of margarine and coarse sugar.

Mix flour, milk powder, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl.  Add egg, condensed milk and water and knead to form a smooth, elastic dough.  Finally, add the margarine and shortening, and knead further.  Leave aside to let dough rise for about 45min to an hour.  Punch dough in and roll into small balls and arrange in baking tin.  Leave to rest for another 30min.  Bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 20-30min, depending on oven used.  Once done, brush butter or margarine on bread and sprinkle coarse sugar.

Dec 7, 2011

Of a lost mojo and bread platter ........

I have not been baking much for the past week.  My mojo has gone missing!!!  Still searching high and low for it....sigh....  Someone, or even, some people, have taken it away from me, I reckon.  Not so nice lah these people....give me back my mojo lah....  Don't be selfish lah.... I am sure if you are nice enough, you'll get your very own mojo, ok....  LOL!

Anyway, I made this platter some time back.  I baked the baguette again, as it was delicious.  The 2 new recipes were the stollen and bread sticks.  All turned out good. 

I guess, I still have the 'bread making' bug!!!  Maybe this time, I do not have to consult a doctor and ask him or her for any remedy.  I quite love this 'bug'.