Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wooohooooo.............finally !!!!

Hahaaaaaaa................finally I know how to take picture using my handphone and upload it to the blog hahhaaaaaa pathetic isn't... well I am an IT IDIOT ( a true confession of an IT idiot :)))).

So here are the pictures that I took using my hp.

This recipe I took from my friend's blog Anita


  • Bread...normal bread .............I use Gardenia
  • Margarine...I use Planta
  • Sugar


  • Pre-heat oven at 180c
  • Take 1 slice of bread cut into 4 spread margarine on both side.....more is better :))))
  • Arrange the bread on the baking tray
  • Sprinkle some sugar on top
  • Toast the bread until brown and crispy
  • Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely....I like it warm :)))))
  • Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
  •  Any leftover can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Creamy pasta for tonite !!!!

Thank God.........they like it :)))))))))))) although the recipe is simple and easy to cook my family love this pasta  recipe heheeee !!!

Ingredients :-
  • 1 holland onion diced
  • 2   tablespoon olive oil
  • 1   tablespoon butter
  • 2   tablespoons worchestersauce
  • 500 gm of pasta of your choice.....I use fettucine
  • 1   can @ 420 gm  Campbell's chicken soup
  • 1 1/2   cans of water (for measurement use the chicken soup can)  
  • 2   cups of milk
  • 1   can  sliced button mushroom
  • 1   pack @ 300 gm blackpepper premium sausage....I use Ayamas Brand....sliced
  • 50 gm of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2   tablespoon of flour 
  • 1   cube of chicken stock
  • 2   tablespoons mixed herbs
  • salt
  • pepper 


- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot.
-Heat oil and butter add the onion and cook until the onion is clear or translucent.
- Add the sliced sausages saute for 4-5 minutes.
- stir through the flour and cook for one minute.
- Add the sliced mushrooms, worchester sauce, herbs and chicken cube. Stir thoroughly to combine.
- Add butter,milk salt & pepper and simmering until the mixture quite thick then add the grated cheese pasta.
-Stir creamy mixture over the pasta and serve !

Wet Sunday......

Ohhhhh it's a wet day today....I wish I could just be a couch potato for a whole day and watching all the korean love movies accompany with a box of tissue ...... hahaaaaa!!!!!

Oh well... despite of the laziness I managed to bake some milo cuppies for the tea. The original recipe was a whole cake. I preferred to make cuppies rather than a whole cake because easy for my little angels to eat and it do not take a long time to cool down...infact! ..... they eat the cakes after 5 minutes it came out from the oven.

The recipe is taken from my resipi. I first saw this cake on my friend, Hasni's FB. Here is the recipe :-

Ingredients :-  (Cake Tin size 23cm)

  • 5         Eggs
  • 250ml  cooking oil.......I use sunflower oil..
  • 1 teaspoon    Ovellete
  • 150gm all purpose flour.....
  • 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 100gm milo
  • 100gm icing sugar

 Methods :

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180'c.
  2. Blend eggs, oil and ovalette in a blender until creamed.
  3. In a bowl mix well the flour, soda bicarbonate and milo.
  4. In another bowl put the sugar...then add the eggs mixture mix well.
  5. By using hand whisk add in the flour mixture to the egg mixture mix well..
  6. Bake the cake until the tester inserted in a centre of the cake came out clean about 45 minute (this is for the whole cake)..... ...should be shorter if you are making cuppies :))))
  7. Let it cool on  wire racks.
while baking the cake I took these photos....a couple of weeks ago I saw my kaffir lime tree was bearing fruits heheeeee......

 however it's other half has no sign to bear the fruits at any time is the photo of it's other half

spot the difference? side is a kaffir lime tree and the other side is an ordinary lime tree :))))

and another one is blooming......My roselle the seed came all the way from Miri...Thank you Nori :))))

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Apple Puff .....not looking forward for the week!

Happy Sunday Peeps!.........I'm not looking forward for the next week because it's exam week not me but for Alya. Looking at the exam timetable I feel pity for her. Bahasa itself has 4 papers and she's only 10. Enough of this rambling!!!! Let's see what I've made yesterday for tea :))))

I get the recipe from here.....Yes the recipe says it's apple strudel not apple puff but since I use ready made puff pastry I think it's fair to call it Apple Puff rather than Apple Strudel hehehee :)))

This is the puff pastry that I use which is available at any stores.

Ingredients for filling:-

  • 5     Granny Smith Apples....peeled and sliced
  • 110 gm of sugar or about 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2  tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 7     gm of corn flour
  • 50   gm of raisins
  • 35   gm butter
  • 2     tbsp sliced almonds
  • powdered sugar.......or icing sugar for presentation
  • juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon

Method :-
  1. Place a pan on a medium heat. When hot, add the butter, let it melt and then add the apples. The apples will need to be cooked through, which will take about 7-10 minutes in total. Stir them occasionally. After a few minutes, add the sugar and mix again.
  2. Let it cook for about a minute more and then add the raisins, almonds, and cinnamon and mix.
  3. Now combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, and corn flour in a little bowl and add them to the apple filling. Stir it in thoroughly and let it thicken. Then, remove the filling from the heat and place it on a metal tray to cool.

For the Apple Puff....
  •  Preheat the oven to 180 C
  • Take 1 piece of the puff pastry (thawed)
  •  Arrange apple filling down the middle of the pastry lengthwise. 
  • Fold the pastry lengthwise around the mixture. Seal edges of pastry by using a bit of water on your fingers, and rubbing the pastry edges together or else you also can use a fork pressing onto the edges of the pastry. Whisk egg and milk together, and brush onto top of pastry.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
Note: With this filling I was able to make about 12 pieces Apple Puffs.

I served the Apple Puff with ice-cream and custard sauce. For custard sauce recipe please click here

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicken Pie

Oh OMG !!'s 8 p.m already there goes my holiday !. We did no go anywhere today though it's a public holiday the reason is Alya will be sitting for her exam soon. This morning I was thinking to do some gardening I digged a hole planning to plant some flowers but then I realized for the past couple of months the monkeys had been attacking all my flowers then I stopped digging and keep on thinking what plant does the monkeys will not disturb or better still to keep them away..........ermmmmmm?????????????

while the question still on my mind I made this Chicken Pie....

The recipe from Dr Ezura

Crust :
400 g flour (sifted)
200g margarine /butter (cold)
pinch of salt
7 - 8 tablespoons water (from the fridge)

Method :

- Margarine + flour + salt, make into breadcrumbs (use fork/knife).
- Add water till soft dough is formed.
- Divide into 2 portions and let it rest for at least 20 minutes
For filling I slightly change the ingredients and the method I made the filling as follows:-
450g chicken fillet (diced)
100g Cheddar cheese (grated)
1 onion (diced)
1 cup of sliced button mushroom
1/2 carrot (diced)
1 1/2 cup fresh milk
1 egg (for glazing)
60g margarine
2 tablespoon oil salt and pepper
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp worchester sauce (Lea & Perins)
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp dried oregano/ mixed herbs
1/2 chicken cube
Method :

- Heat oil and add the onion and cook until the onion is clear or translucent.
- Add the diced chicken.
- when the chicken is thoroughly cooked stir through the flour and cook for one minute.
- Add the tomato ketchup, worchester sauce, carrot, mushroom, herbs and chicken cube. Stir thoroughly to   combine.
- Add butter,milk salt & pepper and simmering until the mixture quite thick then add the grated cheese and set aside.

- Roll thin the dough for the base. Put it in the pie dish. Poke with fork.
- Bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180 c.
- Put the filling onto the baked base.
- Roll thin the second portion of the dough to cover the filling. Trim the edges and press with a fork to seal. Make small slits on top.
- Decorate as desired with the remaining dough.
- Brush with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 40 - 45 minutes

Note : Just like Dr Ezura I made the chicken pie into small chicken pie and I also able to make 16 pieces.

Also today I made some Mazola cookie

For the recipe you can view  here

Well that's all peeps........Goodnite as for me my day will start early tomorrow as I'm going to Seremban for work. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Siakap 3 Rasa............zzzzzzzz

Before I go to zzzzzzzz........I made this for lunch today. Goodnight peeps...have a good week ahead :))))
This recipe is taken from Kak Ummi
In the original recipe the fish is steamed however I deep fried the fish. Coat the fish with  some salt and cornflour before frying.
  • 1 seabass - about 600 gm
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • salt
Ingredients to be minced finely:-
  • 5 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 cm young ginger
  • 2 red chillies 

Ingredients to be shredded finely:-

  • 1/2 torch ginger bud @ bunga kantan
  • 2 Kaffir Lime leaves
  • 4-5 Bird's Eye Chillies

Ingredients for sauce:-
  • 2 Tbsp blended dried chillies
  • 1 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp plum sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp sweet soy sauce


  1. Prepare the steamer. Coat the fish with salt for 10 minutes.
  2. Put a little bit of oil on the plate. Place the fish and put some water.
  3. Steam the fish until cook.
  4. While the fish is steaming , heat oil in a wok fry the minced ingredients for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the sauces and mix well.
  6. Cook until the sauce boiling, add in the shredded ingredients, water from the steamed fish, and salt.
  7. Cook until the sauce thickened and spoon gravy over the fish.
  8. Garnish and serve as desired.

Blended Orange Cake ....and Happy Mother's Day !

Today is a Mother's Day ...Mom, mummy, mak, umi, ibu, mama.....different spelling but have the same meaning. I received this text from my sister and would like to share with you all :)))))


Today I made this simple Blended Orange mixer is involved (At the moment I'm in the total hate relationship with my mixer.....sign to get new one ..I guess )

Happy Mother's Day Mak.......we all love you much :)))

Recipe from Hana

  • 1 orange....I use one large orange
  • 1 cup vegetable oil - I use 3/4 sunflower oil & 1/4 melted butter
  • 2 cups castor sugar  - I use only 1 cup 
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 tbsp baking powder* ( *sift together with the flour )
  • Clean the orange, - grate the orange rind...only the orange coloured.
  • Peel the orange cut into small pieces, except the white pulp
  • Put the orange rind, orange, oil, sugar and eggs in the blender...blend smooth...I add 1 Tbsp of orange sunquick juice
  • Stir in the blended mixture into the flour little by little and mix well...I use a  hand whisk
  • Put the mixture in the greased tin cake...I use cup cake cases
  • Bake at 170 C for 40 minutes
For the topping I made simple sugar icing recipe  from Rima

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 5 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the orange juice until you have spreadable consistency. Spread it over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides, and leave to set.