Thursday, December 25, 2008

Pandan muffins

Last night I tried out new recipe on pandan muffins. I did add more liquid (milk) than in the recipe. and the results, overflowing (just like mushroom) shape muffins with the sweet, soft texture that reminds me of something. yeahh.. texture just like the KR muffin.. ahaa..
there are plain and there are muffins with choc chips

Gulai Ketam on Thursday

Semalam buat gulai ketam, 3 ekor aje. Bila belah dua, dapat lah 6 pcs. Ingatkan tak habis, rupanya semua habis kena makan dengan Yiyi sorang. kami cuma dapat kuahnya sj :p
Spaghetti for Awe

On Wednesday, Awe the spaghetti lover asked me to make this for him. Since I'm not into spaghetti much, this is all I can do for him.. and to make it more interesting, I threw in chicken sausages.. mm yummy..
My sons

Even the car can be a 'jungle' for them to play :D

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another interest
Besides baking, I love to decorate my home as well. But since my boys are hyperactive kids, all the time is spent on cleaning and tidying up.. (sigh) They usually sleep late during these school break and like to eat after midnight.. so in the morning you can expect sticky floor due to spilled syrup, cookie crumbs and even sugar! but there's always food on the table in case they got hungry.
But now they're much bigger and understand well enough to stay off my things so I can look into spicying up the house a bit. not too much, at least in corners where they don't feel the 'itch' to start messing up.. :p

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jom ke 'France' :)

Harap2 akan dapat postkan gambar yang lebih sharp selepas ini :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Favourite tv show : Sugar

Enjoyed not just by me, but my eldest son as well. Aired on Astro AFC (channel 703) weeknights at 11.30 pm.

Nasi bukhara @ Syed Bistro
Rice set with beef - RM10

and watermelon juice (RM4.80)
Apple pie on Sunday

Pastry dough

Granny smith apples

For the filling


Fresh from the oven

The recipe for pastry is from Sugar's host, pastry chef Anna Olson [Click for full recipe]

Pastry :
2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled
1 egg
4 to 5 Tbsp milk
For pastry, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut into butter until an even, crumbly texture. Whisk together egg and 3 Tbsp milk. Add to dough and mix until dough comes together, adding additional milk if needed. Shape dough into a disc, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Egg Wash:1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp milk for glazing

Filling - from apple crumble's recipe filling by kacip and with some modification :

8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
5 Tbsp brown sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp caster sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder
50 gm raisins

Bring apples up to a simmer with all the ingredients above with just some water. Simmer for 15 minutes, until apples are tender and drain. Allow to cool to room temperature

Preheat oven to 180° C. Roll out two thirds of pastry to less than ¼-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Line an 8-inch springform pan carefully, letting pastry hang a little over the sides. Roll out remaining one third of dough large enough to cover top of pan. Fill pan with apples and brush edges of pastry with egg wash. Place disc of pastry to cover fruit and seal edge, trim and crimp. Make holes in pastry with a fork or scissors and brush with remaining egg wash. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until pastry is a rich golden brown. Let pie rest for 20 minutes before removing springform ring.
Captain Hook

See what my youngest son is up to.. :)
Almost ready for school

Religious school attire and brand new school bag
Yiyi in his kindergarten suit

Both needed a haircut soon..

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lunch @ AU2 Food stalls (opposite the Ulu Klang industrial area)

Yumm yumm

Ulam pucuk gajus, pegaga

Kerang rebus

Sambal kicap dan air asam

Nasi dgn kuah dan telur masin aje. tp lauknya kat atas he he he
Note : sori aa kak ina, masa sms tu tgh dok cedok lauk :)
My sons
Abe awe is going to attend Year One at primary school and Yiyi is attending kindergarten

New student

How do I look like? Do you think he can climb up the school bus?

Karnival Usahawan Desa, Dataran Merdeka - KL (18-20 Dis 2008)

Buah asam gelugor

Spinning gasing
Our catch :)

This drink is really good :)