Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eidul Adha

The celebration is coming.... living in this western country, the day itself is not a public holiday... Dina is going to Q1 and Botanical Garden (school excursion), hubby has a seminar to attend... So there'll be just me and Imran (if he wanted to miss school, cause he's not the type..) and definitely Darwish...

Haven't got any plan yet for the day. I have to wait for my hubby to discuss it with the round table committee after Friday prayer today... members are of course the Malay husbands in Gold Coast... there's Capt Zahid, Dr. Khairuddin, Capt (R) Kamarul, Bro Wadi and me hubby....

The difinite plan is I'm gonna meke some kuih raya... Lists as below (planning only! not subjected to really make them... hahaha!)

1. Kuih semperit
2. Almond Squares
3. Chocolate almond cookies
4. Chocolate cake
5. Sesame cookies... hubby's favourite
6. Those are enough... murukku? yeah... wanna make murukku ubat nyamuk too...

Got to go shopping tomorrow to buy the ingredients...
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha.... mak ayah adik2 dan kawan kawan smua....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lil Sis Wedding next month

My baby sister is getting married next month on 19th Dec. It's sad sad i won't be coming to ur wedding sis... i m gonna miss all the excitement of having all family members together... sad,sad,sad... but its allright cos i'm giving in for my dearest husband..

Support him as much as he has always has... my best friend, my heart n soul and my love... next week is our wedding anniversary..11th years of marriage. but there is always new thing that we try out together making me feel like there is a never ending story of us... till death do us apart.. Saya sayang awak... I love you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Easy Chocolate cake

Read my hubby's zine.. JAMIE (oliver), and found a very easy chocolate cake recipe. I have tried it (after wanting to try it from one day to another).. it has a very soft velvety texture that melted in my mouth. Just with 5 ingredients, you'll get an undeniably satisfied results. But don't get me wrong, THIS IS NOT MOIST CHOC CAKE ok... but still a delicious recipe.

150g unsalted butter
200g dark chocolate
4 eggs
100g castor sugar
100g self raising four
(Wrote this without looking at the zine OK... how easy the recipe is!)

1. preheat oven at 180C (though the original recipe said 200c, my cake was a bit burnt on the top but still taste so good after scraping it! whuhuhu... so please adjust the temperature)
2. melt the butter and dark chocolate (cut butter into cubes), set aside the mixture to cool down.
3. add in the sifted flour into the choco-butter mixture.
4. place eggs and sugar in another bowl and beat for 5 minutes (it got really fluffy u know)
5. Fold the egg mixture into the choco-butter-flour until combined.
6. Bake in round 22cm tin for 25 minutes (the recipe said leave the middle part slightly undercook).

Even though this is not a perfect try, will definitely bake again this cake but at lower temperature so that its gonna be perfect next time.... so with the undercook part, why??? i think (without my formal education in cooking okey!... don't laugh if i were wrong and please correct me...) to retain the moisture in the cake, or else you might get it dry.... not tasty anymore!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Butter Cream Icing

I have always wanted to make delicious creamy icing myself to top on cakes or cupcakes. I have found a recipe that uses butter and icing sugar that has a very smooth texture. You know... most of the time home made icing is not really smooth as the shops' .... home made icing had been coarse that u can still feel the sugar granulesin your mouth eventhough u use icing sugar....

Why don't u try my icing recipe here... will guarantee you a smooth texture with real buttery taste.

150g butter @ room temperature
1 cup icing sugar.... add more if you want it sweet ( i prefer s'thing not so sweet)
1/2 cup hot water (this is the trick that dilutes the sugar granules)

How to make:
Beat the butter
Add in the icing sugar 1/3 at a time... continue to beat
Add in hot water a little at a time while beating until you reach the right consistency.
** Add food coloring for colors, essence for flavor.
My Favourite is choc hazelnut flavor from nutella.

Recipe - Choc Chip Muffins

Dear all! the recipe could be found in the following link.... from hubby of course... easy to make... sift flour and mix and bake then ENJOY!... Will bake them again today for my kids Quran School.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chocolate Chips Muffins

Its 10.28pm now.... yesterday i felt like eating butter cake.... went to look for the ingredients and found everything needed. Then my princess Dina came to the kitchen saw that i was preparing to bake he called my hubby to record... not me but her. she wanted to bake and recorded... we went along with her... she really enjoyed her baking and the recording.

Then later at night I saw my hubby giving out a muffins recipe to his student, simple and easy and again I felt like baking them... went back to the kitchen and baked again... yummm!!! the muffins were really easy to make and delicious. I think everyone out there should try to make them. Will post the pics later... having trouble downloading the pics from camera because my hard disc is almost full! huhue thanks for having a good camera though....

Thanks luv for the recipe and the opportunity to let me have a break from work... Allah permits everything good that we ask for... I had wished that if I could give more time to the kids, i got it when you wished to do the PhD... Alhamdulillah.

Monday, November 9, 2009

mum n dad creation

Wowee.... it has been a while.... since darwish birthday.... we celebrated quietly amongst us... me, husband, birthday boy, imran, dina and daliya...

baked the cake the night before and decorated the cake on the birthday afternoon, celebrated Darwish's birthday at night... look at the cake's deco... did that with my hubby... we giggled at how stiffed our hands were... but it came out allrite i think.... hahaha. well this is at least something my lill Darwish could remember when he grew up... mum baked my birthday cake... dad helped mum to decorate the cake... he could tell that to his friends later.... WOW!

overall we had a good time that nite... but i wasn't happy with the moist cake i made.. not so moist... but will keep looking for a good one and share it with others out there... TATA~