Thursday, November 24, 2011

Very Easy Lemon Yoghurt midnite companion!!!!

Wooohooooooo it's Thursday already :( time really flies !!!!!!..... Last nite while doing some work my mind was thinking something sweet to bite for 'a break' so these what I did :) I got this recipe from my fren Faizah quite some time ago...just look at the title "Very Easy Lemon Yoghurt Cake"....don't you love how it sounds hehehheee.......yeappp it's easy..easy...really easy :)

The recipe is taken from

Allow me just C& P the recipe :-

2 lemons, rind, grated finely
1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
2 eggs
1½ cups (250g) raw sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (250g) Greek style plain yoghurt .....I used normal plain yoghurt
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 cups wholemeal (280g) self raising flour .....I used normal self raising flour

Preparation method
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Extra time: 5 minutes

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23 cm cake tin. ....I used papercups

2.Grate all the peel from the lemons into the mixing bowl. Add the oil, eggs and sugar beat with a beater until thick and well blended.

3.Add the salt, yoghurt and lemon juice and beat again briefly to mix well. Fold in the flour.

4.Pour the cake mixture into a the prepared tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until the sides start to shrink, the centre springs back when pressed and a skewer comes out clean. It will be slightly moist. took only 10 minutes for me...since I'm using papercups

5.Leave to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before turning carefully out onto a cooling rack.

6.Serve slices sprinkled with a little icing sugar and top with thick clotted cream or just whipped cream. ...I omitted this

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nasi Hujan Panas.... why only 3 colours?

Good Day Peeps !!! While cooking this rice my Alya asked me this question why only 3 colours why we can't put more colours like rainbow? I answered her...."because these are the colours that peope usually use and furthermore I have only these 3 colours"...well frankly speaking I didn't know how to answer her actually but why not maybe next time I'll put more colours then it can be Rainbow Rice instead of Nasi Hujan Panas...phewwwww luckily she did not ask me why named it "Nasi Hujan Panas" kekekekee.... then I should start googling for the answer for now do enjoy the "Nasi Hujan Panas" :)

I served the rice with Ayam Masak merah, Mix Vegt & Papadom...

The recipe from Kak Ummi

Ingredients :

4 cups Basmathi rice ~ soaked for 10 minutes ( i soaked for 1/2 hour),washed and put through a strainer
5 cups of water
2 chicken cubes
2 screwpine leaves
food colouring - green,yellow,red
2 Star anise (bunga lawang)
1 Cinnamon stick (kulit kayu manis)
3 Cardamon (buah pelaga)
3 Cloves (bunga cengkih)
1/2 onions ~ sliced
2 cloves garlic ~ sliced
1/2 inch ginger -sliced
1 tablespoon ghee
2 tablespoon cooking oil
salt to taste
For garnishing
Fried shallot

Method :

1. Heat a pot and add in the cooking oil and ghee.

2. Add in the star anise, cinnamon stick, cardamon, cloves, shallots and garlic. Fry till fragrant.

3. Add in rice saute for awhile..then transer to a rice cooker

4. Add in water, salt. chicken cubes and screwpine leaf. Stir well.

4. Leave to cook.

5. When almost ready, put a few drops of coloring on three parts of the rice. Do not stir.

6. Leave it for a while, then stir to mix.

8. Sprinkle the raisins and cover to cook.

Roti Naik Pahang.... for munchkins' brekkie :)

Good Morning Peeps !!!!........ The internet line was so slow last nite so I 'merajuk' went to the kitchen and ended up making these buns. Finished baking at 11.30 p.m eeemmmm the smell of freshly baked buns were so tempting, irresistible so I had it with a cuppa hehhee...what can I say.......I was just "building up my body" then off to :)

and...these are my munchkins brekkie this morning!
Have a good day ahead peeps :)

The recipe from mamafami
as usual I C & P the recipe :)

Ingredients :

1 egg
2 tablespoons condensed milk
Water (weigh egg + condensed milk + water to make 300ml)
3/4 cup sugar
500 g flour
1 tablespoon milk powder
2 teaspoons instant dried yeast (I used Mauripan)
2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon shortening

Topping :

A bit of margarine
Coarse sugar

Bread maker method :

1. Into the breadmaker pan, pour in the water, egg and condensed milk. Add sugar.

2. Top it with flour, milk powder and instant dried yeast.

3. Set the bread maker to DOUGH setting and press start. When the dough is just combined, add in margarine and shortening. Leave the bread maker to finish the cycle which will takes about 1 1/2 hour or so.

4. Remove the dough from the pan and divide the dough into 20 equal portions. Roughly about 49 to 50g each.

5. Form each portion into a ball and arrange on a baking tray. Leave to rise for another 30 minutes or so.

6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 30 minutes or till golden brown.

7. Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of butter. Place on a wire rack to cool. Keep in an airtight container.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Heritage Chocolate Cake...errrmmmmmmmm yummylicious !!!

O.M.G!!!!! weekend is over sob...sob...sob how I wish everyday is a weekend heheheheeee. Not doing much over the weekend just lazying...lazying...lazyingggggggggg....yes that's what I can do THE BEST!
Managed to make these cuppies which turn out to be yummy....yummm...yummmm :)

The recipe from mamafami
As usual I will just C&P

Ingredients :

2/3 cup butter or margarine ~ softened
1-3/4 cups sugar .... I used 1 1/4 only
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa ...I used Van Houten
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk*

Directions :

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. ...I used papercups

2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. took only 10 minutes since I used papercups.

* To sour milk: Use 4-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oreo Muffins..... easy peasy recipe..hmmm I loikeeeee !!!!

Hhhmmmm...... what to say? what to write?...... eeerrrrkkkkk this recipe is for people like me... someone who does not have the time to spend in the kitchen for hours...& hours, who have children that are keen to  "help"... this is the recipe's easy, quick & simple and the best thing is since I used small papercups  it took only 10 minutes to bake yipppppeeeeeee :)'s marvellous just look at the melting choc huuhuuuhhhuuuuuuu...............

The recipe from mamafami

Ingredients :

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Oreos, crushed

Hehheeee..... the aftermath :)

Method :

1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Line the muffin tray with papercups.

2. Beat together the egg, milk and butter.

3. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the Oreos.

4. Fold in the Oreos; batter will be lumpy.

5. Spoon into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie..... that's what the recipe says!!!

Good Day Peeps!!! For me the best cookie is the choc chip cookie and it is my all time favourite. Be it crispy, chewy, nutty, small, big.......still the best among the rest. Since I love choc chip cookie of course this recipe is one of my favourite that I have tried and tested  before...hhhmmmm mind you!... not that many recipes that I have tried kekkekekekekke :)

The recipe from all recipes
As usual I will C& C :)


Serves: 24

250g butter, softened
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
250g (1½ cups) dark brown soft sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
410g (3¼ cups) plain flour
1½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoons hot water
½ teaspoon salt
375g dark chocolate bits
125g (1 cup) chopped walnuts

Preparation method

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

1.Preheat oven to 180 C.

2.Cream together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence.

3.Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in hot water. Add to the mixture along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.

4.Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marble Cheese Cake......not so marble :(

Good Morning Peeps !!!!! Last nite I baked this Marble cheese cake....huhuhuuuuuu but it turned out not so marble laaaaaa :( My Anis Dania had this for breakfast and she showed to me a thumb up sign.... isn't she is such an Angel hehhehehheheh ...:)
Anyway I brought some to the office and my collegue like it so I guess it was not so bad after all....

Recipe from mamafami

I cut & paste the recipe :)

Source : Umifeeza of MyResipi

Ingredients :


185g butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
2 eggs


250g cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method :

1. Melt butter over low heat. Then add in cocoa powder. Leave to cool.
2. Add in sugar and stir. Add in eggs, one at a time. Finally add in flour and stir until well mixed.. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar till creamy. Add in the egg, vanilla essence and fresh milk.
4. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cocoa mixture onto the middle of the prepared tin (line with greaseproof paper). Top it with 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Continue doing so, until all the mixture finishes.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 C for 45 minutes or until cake is done. Leave overnight before cutting.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nasi beringin......Not Pohon beringin hokey!!!!

and again...."Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha"...hhhahaahaa too late isn't it?  But I still in the "Raya" mood so I guess there's nothing wrong to wish that....... had to drag these lazy feet to work this morning huhuuhuuuu :(

So for this Raya I've made this Nasi Beringin...huhuhuuuu MIL not here performing Haj otherwise you all know lah kannnn kekekkekekeek :)

Oh ya...I forget to put turmeric powder so that's why la the rice looks sooo...sooo...sooo
Recipe was from Mat Gebu

I copy & paste the recipe


1 kg beras basmathi, rendam 20 minit dan toskan
1500 ml santan (kurang lebih)
4 helai daun pandan, disimpul
2 batang serai, dititik
150 g minyak sapi
1 camca besar garam
1 camca besar serbuk ketumbar*
1 camca teh serbuj jintan manis*
1 camca teh serbuk kunyit*(*bahan rempah)
1 biji bawang besar#
6 ulas bawang putih#
3 cm halia#
50 g badam#(#dikisar halus)


Sukat beras tadi...nisbah beras dengan santan = 1 beras : 1 1/2 santan. Ketepikan. Panaskan minyak sapi dalam periuk. Tumis daun pandan dan serai hingga harum, masukkan bahan kisar halus dan juga rempah. Kacau rata.

Bila terbit minyak, tuang santan yang telah disukat tadi dan masukkan garam. Kacau rata dan masak dengan api sederhana hingga mendidih. Matikan api.

Masukkan beras yang telah disukat dalam rice cooker, tuang no. 2 dalam rice cooker tadi dan kacau rata bersama beras. Masak seperti biasa. Bila nasi betul2 kering, gemburkan perlahan. Boleh dihidangkan..

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spicy Shrimp and Spaghetti Aglio Olio.... Delizioso.. errr....deliziosa ????

A common question asked by me during the weekends...
Q : People .... what would like to have for lunch? Rice...or something else..(usually...pasta/spaghetti/noodle)?
A common answer
A:  Huh rice? No...No...Rice ...... pasta...pasta.../spaghetti..../noodle..Yes :)

So I've made this Spicy Shrimp and Spahetti Aglio Olio...... actually was thinking to make seafood aglio olio but couldn't get mussel in the market today :(

 The recipe was taken from foodnetwork here is the recipe I cut & paste the recipe :-


Spicy Shrimp:....I've made 1/2 from the recipe.

2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (a couple of handfuls) .... I used dried mixed herbs about 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ....I used chilli flakes
4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
 Coarse salt, about 1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons (a couple of generous drizzles) extra-virgin olive oil

Aglio Olio:

1/4 cup (4 turns around the pan in a light stream) extra-virgin olive oil
1 (2-ounce) tin anchovy fillets ...I substituted with anchovy cube
6 to 8 large cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley, a couple of handfuls
Coarse salt
1 pound spaghetti (I used angel hair) , cooked to al dente
Tomato and Onion Salad, as an accompaniment
Crusty bread, as an accompaniment ...I've made garlic bread

Combine shrimp with next 6 ingredients and toss to coat shrimp evenly.
Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat, then add half of the shrimp. Cook shrimp 3 minutes until pink and just firm. Remove shrimp to a warm platter and repeat process with remaining shrimp.

Return pan to heat and reduce heat to medium low. Add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Add anchovies, garlic, and pepper flakes to oil. Break up anchovies with a wooden spoon until they melt away into the oil and garlic mixture.

Toss spaghetti in the pan with parsley and the garlic oil, then season with a little coarse salt, to your taste. Top servings of garlic and oil spaghetti with spicy shrimp and serve with Tomato and Onion Salad and Crusty Bread.

Cook's Notes: Prepare the shrimp while the pasta is cooking.

Prep your garlic and parsley for aglio olio and set them, as well as drained pasta and remaining ingredients all within arm's reach of your stove top.

The aroma will be intense! Cooked anchovies have a salted-nutty (rather than fishy) taste that compliments the garlic as it sweetens and softens.

Tomato and Onion Salad:

5 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, gently seeded, and thinly sliced
1 small white skinned onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (a couple of handfuls)
A generous drizzle extra-virgin olive oil, about 2 tablespoons
Coarse salt and black pepper

Crusty Bread, as an accompaniment

Toss the tomatoes and onions with the chopped parsley, oil, salt, and pepper. Let stand while you prepare dinner, about 20 minutes. Re-toss and serve salad with crusty bread for mopping up juices and oil.

Yield: 4 servings

Fruits cocktail cool down :)

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha to friends & Family...errrrr a bit too late huh? Well it has been said "Better late than never". I've made this pudding as a dessert. I'm glad everyone enjoys it. The recipe from my mom... I don't know where she gets the recipe but it's worth trying hehehheheee :)

Recipe :-

Bahan-Bahan A

1     paket agar-agar
200 gm gula - anggaran dalam 4 senduk gula
3/4  camca besar tepung kastad di campur dengan sedikit air
1     tin susu cair


Masak agar-agar dengan air sehingga larut. Kuantiti air sekadar agar-agar sama dengan paras agar-agar.
Apabila agar-agar sudah larut masukkan gula, bancuhan tepung kastad kacau rata
Masukkan susu cair dan rasa.
Sekiranya kurang manis boleh ditambah gula
Sekiranya campuran bahan-bahan tidak pekat boleh ditambah sedikit campuran tepung kastard.
Masukkan dalam bekas/loyang untuk disejukkan

Bahan-bahan B-Kuah

1 tin buah-buahan cocktail -asingkan sirup dan buah-buahan
1 tin susu cair
1 tin air -ikit sukatan tin buah-buahan cocktail tadi
3/4 camca besar tepung kastard dibancuh dengan sedikit air
200 gm gula-aggaran dalam 4 senduk gula
sehelai daun pandan
secubit garam


Satukan sirap, air, gula, garam dan daun pandan di dalam periuk. masak sehingga mendidih
Masukkan tepung kastard dan susu cair biarkan mendidih sebentar dengan api yang sederhana
Masukkan buah-buahan cocktail
Rasakan kemanisannya sekiranya kurang manis tambahkan gula ...angkat
Sejukkan dalam peti ais

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