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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chap Chye

T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

HANDBOOK 2014
PERSONALITY

1. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
2. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
3. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
4. Dream more while you are awake.
5. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
6. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
7. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
8. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
9. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
10. Smile and laugh more.
11. You don't have to win every arguement, agree to disagree.


T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E


CHAP CHYE (MIXED VEGETABLES STEW)
Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Che Mat Gebu


Ingredients :

2 potatoes - cleaned and quartered
Carrots - sliced
dried lily buds
black fungus
glass noodles
bean curd sticks
1 piece chicken cube
fresh ginger - sliced
shallots
garlic - chopped

To garnish :

scallion - diced
fresh red chillie - diced

Method :

1. Soak dried lily buds, black fungus, glass noodles and bean curd stick in individual bowls of water. When softened, drain the water and squeeze out excess water. Cut to smaller pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pot. Stir fry sliced shallots, chopped garlic and ginger till fragrant.
3. Add in potatoes. Stir for a while then pour enough water into the pot. Add in the chicken cube.
4. When the potatoes are half cooked and the soup is boiling, add in the carrots, lily buds, black fungus, glass noodles and bean curd sticks.
5. Add in salt if necessary. Once cooked, remove from heat.
6. Before serving, sprinkle with some diced scallions and fresh red chillie. Serve with steamed rice.



Have a nice day!



Friday, December 27, 2013

Simple Steamed Chocolate Cake (A Keeper)

T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

HANDBOOK 2014
HEALTH

1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Breakfast like a king
Lunch like a prince
Dinner like a begger

3. Live with the 3 E's
Energy
Enthusiasm
Empathy

4. Make time to pray.

5. Play more games.
... hik hik hik... so it is not wrong for me to play Candy Crush eh? *wink*

6. Read more books than you did in 2013.

7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

8. Sleep for 7 hours.

9. Take a 10 to 30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, SMILE!


T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E

When baking or even when doing anything, you have to focus and also, the confident level musn't be too high. When I prepared this cake I was slightly focus and too confident! Hence, blunders! The recipe calls for all ingredients to be measured by cups. And I confidently took a small measuring cup since my 1 CUP measuring cup is always in the flour container. Thinking that I took the 1/4 cup measuring cup (it does look like one!) and without checking, I started to measure the sugar. 4 scoops went into the bowl. Then the cocoa powder. After 2 scoops of cocoa powder went into the bowl, I decided to look at the cup and it stated there 1/3 CUP!!! Hohoho.... what do I do now?? To remove the cocoa powder and sugar, it is just not possible. So then, I decided to just keep on pretending that I am using a 1/4 CUP measuring cup! Yeay, happily I measured all the ingredients, assuming I didn't do any blunders. And I added an extra egg into the recipe, making it 4 eggs instead of 3. And the rest... I just leave everything to Allah. Tawakkal!

Alhamdulillah, the cakes turned out good. My daughter brought back a friend for sleepover and they were my food testers for that day. The way they enjoyed their piece, tells it all. I sent my cake photos to my cousin, Nora together with the recipe and she tried it straight away, using the correct measuring cup of course... and she said it was delicious!

So thank you so much to Farrah Ffa from Buku Resepi for sharing this lovely recipe with us.


SIMPLE STEAMED CHOCOLATE CAKE
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Farrah Ffa


Ingredients :

1 cup sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup evaporated milk (I used Ideal)
1 cup cooking oil (I used Naturel Corn Oil)
1/2 cup condensed milk (I used SAJI brand)
3 eggs (beat till light and fluffy)
1 cup self-raising flour (use 3/4 cup flour if you want your cake to be more moist)

Method :

1. In a bowl, add in sugar, cocoa powder, evaporated milk, oil and condensed milk. Mix well and cook on slow fire using double boil method. I used a whisk to stir. Once melted, remove from heat and leave to cool.
2. Once cooled, add in the eggs. Mix well.
3. Fold in the flour.
4. Pour into the baking tin. Cover the tin with aluminium foil.
5. Steam for 45 minutes.
6. Remove from steamer and let it cool.

Topping :

1 cup cooking chocolate
2 tablespoons margarine (I used Planta)
1/2 cup condensed milk (I used SAJI)



Method :

Combine all the ingredients for topping in a pot and cook on slow fire using double boiler method. Stir till all the ingredients melted. Let the cake cool completely before pouring the topping. Decorate as you wish. I piped mine with a bit of fresh cream and sprinkle with some grated cooking chocolate.



Have a nice day!



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rice Fritters


JEMPUT-JEMPUT NASI (RICE FRITTERS)
Posted by MamaFaMi

Ingredients :

1 cup leftover rice
3 shallots - sliced
2 tablespoons dried anchovies (soaked)
1/2 Holland onion - diced
1 fresh red chillie - diced
spring onions - chopped
salt to taste
1/2 teapsoon baking powder
enough flour
enough hot water

oil for frying

Method :

1. Place rice, shallots and achovies with a enough plain water. Blend till fine.
2. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Add in diced onion, red chillie, spring onion and salt. Mix well.
3. Fold in flour and baking powder. Bater should be slightly thick.
4. Heat oil. And using your fingers, scoop the bater and drop it into the medium heat oil. Other option, you can also use your icecream scoop to do the job *wink*.
5. Fry till golden brown. Remove the rice fritters onto a kitchen towel.
6. Ready to serve with chillie sauce. Psst... I had mine with sandwich mayo!



Have a nice day!



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thank you....

SOLAT vs USTAZ/SHEIKH/TOK GURU

1. Orang yang tidak solat akan banyak masalah, tidak tenang, cepat marah, susah hendak terima kenyataan dan selalu nampak salah orang lain.
- Ustaz Azhar Idrus

2. Walaupun ayah kita penagih dadah sekalipun, bila dia menyuruh kita solat, kita sebagai anak WAJIB tunaikannya.
- Ustaz Kazim Elias

3. Tidak solat punca utama penceraian dalam rumahtangga? "Jaga solat...Insyallah bahagia..."
- Ustaz Don Daniyal

4. Selalulah solat berjemaah walau payah macam mana pun, boleh jadi jemaah itu dapat menampung pahala berlipat ganda.
- Datuk Ismail Kamus

5.Kalau kita sakit jangan takut untuk solat, sekurang-kurangnya kalau kita mati, mati dalam solat.
- Ustaz Haslin Baharin

6. Selepas solat jangan tergesa-gesa, baca Subhanallah 33, Alhamdulillah 33, Allahuakbar 33, doa kemudian baru bangun”
- Al-Habib Ali Zainal

7. Kalau orang yang solat pun belum tentu masuk Syurga, apatah lagi orang yang meninggalkannya.
-TG Syeikh Nuruddin Marbu Al-Banjari Al-Makki

8. Jagalah solat anda. Kerana solat itu adalah hubungan antara Allah dengan hambaNya"
- Sheikh Abdullah Jahaf

9. Menjaga solat boleh membersihkan dalaman kita. Puasa juga boleh membersihkan jiwa seseorang.
-Ustaz Dasuki Rani

10. Walau sibuk macamana sekalipun kita, jangan tinggalkan solat. Sebab ia merupakan amalan pertama yg di hisab oleh Allah SWT. Klu sempurna solat kita maka hisaban amalan yg lain lebih mudah. Jika rosak solat kita, amalan lain tidak dapat menampung kekurangan solat kita
-Dr. Saifuddin Md. Rasip

11. Jgn cakap:"Pergi solat.Kalau tak,masuk api neraka!"
Tapi cakap:"Jom solat,Nanti kita masuk SYURGA ALLAH sama2 ya.InsyaAllah"
- TG Harun Din

12. Kalau dalam solat tidak dapat ingat Allah, mana mungkin luar solat mampu ingat Allah.
-Ustaz Pahrol


T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

Thank you Hazlinda and Meen



Thank you Hazlinda for your repeat order... muaahhh



HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIDI



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunquick Orange Cupcakes (A keeper)

Thank you to Friedbluetomato for sharing this lovely recipe with all of us.


SUNQUICK ORANGE CUPCAKES
Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Friedbluetomato via Allrecipes dot com

Makes 30 cupcakes

Ingredients :

3g salt (I omit)
225g butter (I used Planta margarine)
400g castor sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon orange oil (I added)
2 tablespoons sunquick orange
375g self-raising flour - divided into 3 portions
235 ml full cream milk (Dutch Lady) - divided into 2 portions

Topping :

Whip cream (I used Value Pride)



Method :

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 30 cupcake pan cups with paper liners.
2. Sift the self-rising flour and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating each egg until incorporated before adding the next. Mix in the vanilla essence, orange oil and sunquick orange.
3. Gently fold in the flour mixture into the margarine mixture, alternating with the milk, starting and ending with flour. Beat until just combined; do not over mix.
4. Fill the prepared cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full, and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on a rack.
5. For the topping, I used whip cream. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate as you please.



Have a nice day!




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kuih Pau (Fieyza Fadlina)


KUIH PAU
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Fieyza Fadlina  (thank you)


Ingredients :

2 1/2 cups pau flour (I used multipurpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 tablespoon instant dried yeast (I used mauripan)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon bread softener (optional. I didn’t put)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (optional. I add in)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
enough water
greaseproof paper or banana leaves cut to small squares

red bean paste



Method :

1. In a big bowl, place the flour, yeast and sugar.
2. Pour in water, a little at a time and knead. Add in shortening and cooking oil.
3. Continue kneading till you get a soft and shiny dough. Approximately after 25 minutes kneading by hand.
4. Make the dough into a ball and let it rest for 10 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into small portions.
6. Flatten the dough, place the filling in the middle and gather up the edges to seal the filling.
7. Place the pau on a piece of greaseproof paper and arrange in the steamer.
8. Do the same to the remaining portions.
9. Steam the pau over rapid boiling water for 10 minutes.

Note to Yours Trully.... Knead these pau by hand! Perghhh cayalah mama!!! Didn't know I can actually do it! Hahahaha....

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lunch...

Lepas baca doa makan, baru boleh makan ye....

Sambal Ayam Bersantan


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Apple Cake

Thank you Tun Telani for sharing this recipe with us. According to her, this recipe is adapted from one of her books collection called Cupcakes, Cookies & Coffee Cakes


APPLE CAKE
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Tun Telani


Ingredients :

3 granny smith apples (I used red apples)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 cup butter (I used Planta Margarine)
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Method :

1. Peel the apples and slice thinly. Coat the apples with cinnamon powder and arrange half of it at the bottom of your pan (greased). I’ve used my silicon mould, so greasing is unnecessary.
2. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and switch it on, till the mixture is well combined.
3. Pour half the batter over the apples.
4. Arrange the remaining apples on top and pour the rest of the batter into the pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 C for an hour or till a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
6. Leave to cool and ready to serve.



Have a nice day!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ketam Sambal Bersantan (Crab Sambal with coconut milk)

T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

I thought I am not going to write anything in the Ramblings section. But then, I changed my mind. I just had to write something... or rather... I had to let out what I am feeling at the moment. I AM FRUSTERATED actually. I browsed through my blog, trying to look for something, but what did I find... yeah, lots and lots of entries without photos but only the 'exclaimation mark' thingy on it's place. Not that I am not aware of that situation, but I didn't realise there are so many and I am not sure whether I still have them in my folder. Huwaaaa.... But In Shaa Allah I will try my best to upload whatever's left.....

T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E


KETAM SAMBAL BERSANTAN
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : My mom


Ingredients :

6 pieces crabs - clean and wash
6 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
1 inch fresh turmeric
3 tablespoons chillie paste
2 tablespoons tamarind juice
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
enough water
salt and sugar to taste
zeal - optional
1 piece turmeric leaf
cooking oil

Method :
1. Mince shallots, garlic, ginger and fresh turmeric.
2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add in the minced ingredients. Fry till fragrant. Add in the chillie paste. Stir for another 3 minutes.
3. Add in tamarind juice. Add in coconut milk and enough water. Let it boil, then add salt, sugar and zeal to taste.
4. Add in the turmeric leaf and the crabs.
5. Simmer for a while till the crabs are cooked and remove from heat. Ready to serve.

This is my mom's lunch, together with this....


Have a nice day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Eggless Moist Banana Brownies

T.H.E R.A.M.B.L.I.N.G.S

My my....the weather today is just soooo nice today! Nice as in raining the whole day and making all eyes so droopy. It is supposed to be the best time to snuggle in bed, with a book in your hand, or just turned on the television. And after like less than 10 minutes, it will be either the book's reading you or the television's watching you. Hahaha...

But hey, I am quite impressed with myself! I was as busy as Mrs Bee since I opened my eyes in the morning. When hubby left for work, as early as 6.15am (the office is not that far but he went early to avoid the traffic jam and also to secure a parking place), I began to make these...



While waiting for the buns to bake, I tried baking the brownies that I had eyed at Along Roz's blog. And at the same time, I was busy taking photos and whatsapping a friend and a few family members and made their lives miserable with the photos I took. Hahaha... sorry you gals, I meant well okay. Take it as a MOTIVATION and not TORTURE okay, Nora, Mak Chu and Ibu Nor! Hahaha.. love you gals... muaahhhh....

Note to Along Roz : ... how come my brownies doesn't look as nice as yours? Huwaaaaaa... huwaaaaa.....


T.H.E R.E.C.I.P.E


EGGLESS MOIST BANANA BROWNIES
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Along Roz
Source : Love and originally from MR KakFida


Ingredients :

200g cooking chocolate
150g Butter (I used margarine)
400g ripe bananas - mashed
120g brown sugar
1/s teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
150g plain flour*
4 tablespoons cocoa powder*
1 teaspoon bicarbonate Soda*
1 teaspoon baking powder* (*sifted together)
enough Chocolate Chips - to sprinkle

Method :

1. Melt chocolate and butter together. Allow to cool.
2. Add in mashed banana, sugar, salt and vanilla essence - mix well each addition.
3, Fold in sifted ingredients*. If too thick, add in 4 tablespoons fresh milk.(OMG! I didn't read this! So I didn't add any but luckily it is still okay!)
4. Line a 10" x 10" baking tray with greaseproof paper. Pour batter into the tin.
5. Sprinkle some choc chips.
6. Bake at 170C for 30 minutes or until done.
7. Slice and serve.



Have a nice day!