I'm definitely not the most patient mum in the world sbb baru aje 2 hari the little misses cuti but dah berapa kali suara i naik hari ni.Luckily the other half took them to the park for a few hours, dapatlah rasa peace and quiet sekejap. They are not bad kids but probably I expect too much from them....Susah jadi parents ni, hehehe...
I baked some hot cross buns today sbb kat sini klu Easter, there'll be hot cross buns everywhere. But instead of dried fruits, I put choc chips in it and also forgot to put the spices in the mix. Oh well, they stil taste good especially with all the choc chips in them ;-). And Little miss 4 1/2 was my helper in putting the tiny choc eggs on top of each bun. Tak sabar2 dia nak makan the tiny speckled choc eggs because they looked so cute!
For dinner, I made Osso Bucco in the slow cooker. Osso Bucco ni daging bertulang cooked in tomatoes and other ingredients. Dah lama terperuk slow cooker tu tak digunakan so gunakanlah dia hari ni since I still had the beef shin to use up. Nak masak guna slow cooker ni kena start dari awal2 lagi so tadi pukul 12 tgh hari dah siap masukkan segala benda dlm slow cooker and then barulah boleh relax. Yg sedapnya masak daging dlm slow cooker ni, it'll just melt in your mouth and all the flavours meresap masuk dlm daging sbb masak sikit punya lama kan but on very low heat. I pernah masak kari n rendang dlm tu, best lah rasa dia and senang sbb tak payah sibuk2 menggodek dia kat atas stove every now and then.
We had the Osso Bucco with gremolata and risotto milanese. Malam ni memang kira full italian lah, hehehe... Gremolata is basically finely grated lemon rind with finely diced garlic and parsley and they normally sprinkle it on the osso bucco. Since the garlic is raw, so rasa dia pedas sikit lah, not pedas chili but pedas garlic mentah which is really nice with the Osso Bucco.
Risotto milanese ni pulaknya nasi italian style. lebih kurang macam nasi lembik but leceh buat ni sbb u have to stand kat dapur, kacau the rice sentiasa and tambah stock to the rice 1 senduk at a time. Klu tak buat mcm ni, nanti nasi tu jadi gluggy cam nasi lembik which is not the right texture. But the taste is really good. I added chicken stock, saffron, parmesan cheese and peas to the rice. The little misses ate without complaining so I guess it was delicious ;-).