Guacamole dip tu kurang hijau pulaknya sebab terlebih letak sour cream :-)
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Guacamole dip tu kurang hijau pulaknya sebab terlebih letak sour cream :-)
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Ini lebih kurang spaghetti goreng but fusion style, mat saleh and asian. I sauteed garlic, fresh chilli and taucu ( yes, I used taucu instead of the mat saleh anchovies which I really detest) then added the crabmeat and diced fresh tomatoes and a splash of lime juice. then add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and toss it around and ready in no time at all!
Bruschetta is just basically grilled bread rubbed with garlic and then topped with whatever you want. I had some juicy ripe tomatoes to be used up so just diced them and sprinkled salt & pepper on top. Bila I terlebih rajin, I will add grated cheese on top and then grill the bread again but malam ni nak makan simple style aje. The little misses had scrambled eggs with their bruschetta.
1. Anzac Biscuits
1 cwn tepung gandum/ plain flour
1/2 - 2/3 cwn soft brown sugar (klu suka manis, guna 2/3, mat saleh ni terlebih manis biskut dia!)
1 cwn rolled oats
1 cwn dessicated coconuts (kelapa kering yg dlm pack)
1/4 cup golden syrup / light corn syrup
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate/ baking soda
1 tbsp boiling water
- Panaskan oven to 180 C. Line baking trays with baking paper
- Ayak tepung ke dalam mangkuk besar. Add sugar, rolled oats & coconuts. Mix well.
- Combine butter, boiling water and golden syrup in a saucepan. Masak gunakan api kecil hingga butter melted dan adunan bercampur sebati. Padamkan api dan campurkan bicarb soda kedlm adunan butter dgn segera. Kacau hingga dia berbuih and foamy.
- Selepas adunan butter berbuih, tuangkan ke dalam campuran tepung di dalam mangkuk. Dengan menggunakan sudip kayu, kacau mixture until well combined.
- Either gunakan sudu atau tangan, bulat2 kan mixture sebesar 1 tablespoon dan aturkan dia atas tray ( lebih kurang mcm how the little misses did it in the photos).
- Flatten the biscuits a bit but make sure ada ruang utk biscuit itu mengembang. Bake for 15-20 mins until just browned. Keluarkan dari oven dan let the biscuits cool on the baking tray for about 10 mins sebelum dialihkan ke redai.
* Anzac biscuits ni can be either chewy or crispy, klu nak crispy, tambahkan masa masak another 3-5 mins or kurangkan golden syrup. We all satu keluarga suka yg chewy.*
2. This is my tersilap version (which makes it even chewier but still very nice)
-Ingredients semua sama seperti di atas kecuali I used quick cooking oats sbb takde rolled oats at home masa nak buat tu
-Ayak tepung dlm mangkuk. Add dessicated coconuts and quick cooking oats into the flour.
- In a periuk, add sugar, butter, golden syrup and boiling water. Masak gunakan api kecil sehingga butter melted dan sugar bercampur sebati dengan bahan2 lain. Padamkan api dah tambah bicarb soda dgn segera. kaca sehingga berbuih and foamy.
- Add the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Kacau gunakan sudip kayu hingga well mixed.
- Bulatkan seperti di atas dan bakar seperti biasa.
Monday, 28 April 2008
Dinner malam ni, masa still dalam wok lagi, mee hailam versi sempoi and tak pedas. Cuma letak 1/4 teaspoon cili paste saje but Miss 9 dah sibuk ckp pedas. Miss 4 1/2 sikit pun tak komplen pedas, laju aje dia makan, siap tambah lagi, hehehe....
Sunday, 27 April 2008
So, since pagi tadi bangun cepat, malam ni I forced them to go to bed before 7.30, evil mom betul lah.....
Saturday, 26 April 2008
My dinner tonite, mixed leaf salad with crumbed chicken and croutons. The little misses don't like the colour green especially when it's on vegetables so they had 1 salad leaf each with the chicken and bread.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Dari main computer games and nintendo DS aje, baik lah tolong mummy buat biscuits kan girls?
Ada tak serupa the anzac biscuits yg dalam buku recipe tu? :-) . Saje je tayang sebelah the recipe book tapi dia punya tebal sikit compared to mine lah.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Tonite's dinner yang I melantak sakan was a mixture of soto and mee hoon sup. The soup base was beef soup but I makan dengan mee hoon, nasi impit, tauge, tahu goreng, daun sup n ketumbar, kacang goreng, bawang goreng and last but not least sambal kicap. So, nak kata mee hoon sup, mana ada mee hoon sup makan dgn kacang kan. Nak kata soto, soto selalunya guna sup ayam. Tak kisah lah nak panggil apa pun, the main thing, it was really delicious to me.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Anyway, back to cooking dinner tonite. Since the other half's flying off to New York tomorrow nite for a week, I asked him what he wants me to cook for him utk dinner sbb nanti seminggu tak dpt merasa my food kan, hehehe.....He straight away said nak sambal. Lerr, of all the things, sambal gak yg dia nak makan! So, kenalah masak nasi malamni sbb nak makan dgn sambal. I also cooked beef in black bean sauce and crumbed baked sardines.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Bila time nak cut the cake, everyone wanted Miss 9 to chop off the head first! Apalah budak2 sekarangni, semua brutal abis, wekekekeh.....
Ok lah kan my snake cake? The eyes I guna black jellybeans and the tongue guna strawberry fruit flap.
The kids making their own pizza for lunch. Bukan sbb tuan rumah malas tapi the kids like to choose their own toppings so win-win situation, hehehe... I only had to put them in the oven and they had a hot pizza each for lunch, senangkan!
This was another activity. I made biscuit dough pagi tadi and rolled it out for them. They chose which cookie cutter shape they liked and shaped the biscuit, I put them in the oven for 15 mins and while they chatted, the biscuits had time to cool down and they then decorated them again. They really loved playing with the icing and all the sprinkles, jelly beans, choc chips and so on, jenuh lah nak mengvacuum esok pagi ni, hehehe.....
Some photos of the day, bnyk lagi photos but I can't put them all up in 1 go so kenalah buat bnyk2 posts....
We took some photos with the little misses before the guests arrived. Both the dresses were made by me for raya last year and baru sekali aje pakai. Sebelum they grow out of it baiklah pakaikan selalu kan..
The first activity, decorating cupcakes. I made the cupcakes last nite, so they only had to decorate them with icing and segala mcm decorations.
Game time before lunch.
Friday, 18 April 2008
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
***************************** Mummy & the little misses *******************
Monday, 14 April 2008
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Sebabnya our wedding was so long ago, masatu mana lah ada digital camera lagi and the photographer was our friend aje. Ours was a low budget student wedding so memang informal sgt2 and upacara nikah and reception buat kat back garden of the other half's parents' house, hehehe...Even the food and hadiah tetamu was cooked and home made by us. Manalah nak cari catering halal and murah so terpaksalah buat semua ourselves. Cadang at first nak nikah kat masjid but at the last minute nak jadi cerita masjid ada function jugak masa tu so we had to change the venue. Dah lah bukannya banyak masjid kat Adelaide masatu, hahaha.....Then Pak Imam pulaknya arrived an hour late sebab dia sesat barat tak jumpa cari rumah my in laws, memang lah kelakar kalau teringat balik....All the guests thought I yang arrived lambat sebab they thought I had cold feet and chickened out at the last minute.
Anyway, hope Mama Anis puas hati ye with all the grainy scanned photos....Nak gelak kan boleh tapi jangan lah sampai golek2 ye, wakakaka....
Selepas selesai upacara akad nikah...
With my in laws and beloved brother yg sudi datang from Melbourne...
Upacara suap menyuap wedding kek which my MIL buat sendiri.
p/s Lupa lak nak tag kengkawan yg lain to tempek gambar kawin, hehehe.....So, sesiapa yang nama tertera di bawah ni sudi2lah buat homework ye :-)
* Azie @ Aziemas
* Fidah @ S_Shamen
* Hunny @ Hunny75
Saturday, 12 April 2008
p/s I also bought pigeons (yg dah disembelih and disiang) semalam. I have no idea what to do with them. Anyone knows of a good recipe for pigeons? Sape yg tau tu, bagitau lah ye :-).
Friday, 11 April 2008
Today is the last day of school for the little misses for this term and selalunya I bake something for the little misses to take to school on the last day. And it just so happened that both of the little misses birthdays fall during the school holidays every single time so they missed out on taking cakes to school to share with their friends. This year, miss very soon going to be 9 nak sangat bawak birthday kek to share with her friends so I said ok. I thought I had plenty of time to make it during the day semalam but pagi2 keluar shopping with hubby until noon, pastu busy pulak nya dengan the kids after school and then nak masak dinner, then after dinner, keluar balik to go to the library. Lepas tu barulah ada masa nak bake cakes for them and decorate lagi. Itulah sebabnya penat sesangat malam tadi sebab asik keluar rumah aje, hehehe...See told you, bukannya project besar mana pun, buat suspense aje kan ;-).
Anyway, sebab nak bawa kek to school, lagi senang bawa cupcakes instead of cakes and then since semua orang sekarang tengah kemaruk buat and decorate cupcakes, I too wanted to try my hands at it, hahaha. Tu yang buat lagi memenatkan since I'm not a pro at all! Nasib baik lah saiz kelas kat sini kecil2 gak banding dengan kat M'sia so tak lah banyak cupcakes yg I kena buat and decorate, hehehe..
I made a simpe vanilla cupcake batter but mixed half of it with choc nesquick so jadilah marble cupcakes. Made regular sized ones for miss very soon to be 9 and mini cupcakes for miss 4 1/2. Since miss very soon to be 9's favourite colour at the moment is light blue so I iced the cupcakes using light blue icing and decorated them using whatever decorations I could find in the pantry :-).
I used choc freckles, mini choc eggs (konon nak buat mcm nests, hehe), sugared butterflies and stars and icing gel for the writing.
For the mini cupcakes I just used choc freckles because kids love them.
I know memanglah they look so unprofessional but since I'm not making a living out of selling cupcakes I think they look good enough for the little misses to take to school!
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
These are some of the cookbooks I bought today. Tengah sale sgt2, down to $8 each and they are quite thick so beli lah kan, hehehe....
Yang ini pulak, masa lalu depan kedai kitchen stuff ternampak dia tgh 50% off. Memang pun tengah mencari bakeware yang small size just big enough for 1 serving. Hajat hati nanti nak lah buat baked dinner in it, masuk oven and then terus serve in the same bekas, tak payah potong2 masuk pinggan lain, hehehe. Does this mean I'm being trendy or does it mean I ni pemalas nak basuh pinggan extra?....
Yang ini pula, dinner orang malas, maggi goreng with sausages. The other half gelak aje sebab beli cookbooks sikitnya banyak hari ni tapi masak maggi aje for dinner, wakakakaka....
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
Sunday, 6 April 2008
I've changed her status to 'miss very soon' cos her birthday is coming up in 2 weeks time. Since the 1st of April, hari2 duk sibuk menghitung hari to her birthday, kids! Last year we had a 'bake n shake' birthday party for her. She invited 3 girlfriends over and they baked and decorated biscuits to take home, made n baked their own pizza, made a few other girly stuff and boogied. She really enjoyed it so this year she wanted to do the same thing again. I'd rather do this sort of things than invite the whole class and tak boleh buat apa2 sangat pun. Her friends were so amazed that they were allowed to cook and make mess in the kitchen, hehehe... But she still hasn't decided on the shape of her birthday cake though! Last year buat echidna-shaped cake for her, tahun ni tak tahulah binatang apa yg dia choose, hahaha..
(Ini a photo of the echidna cake last year, jenuh mummy dia nak buat. Haritu memang bole dpt title ibu mithali lah, kehkehkeh.)
Malam ni dinner was a simple crumbed baked chicken, wedges, home made bread and salad. We had it in front of the TV watching Gladiators, hahahaha....
This is chives, spinach and cheese bread. The yeast dough dapat resipi from Taste but the filling ikut citarasa and apa yg ada dlm fridge tu. The other half really liked it!
Miss 4 1/2 tengah tekun melukis aliens from outer space. Khusyuk melukis sampai rambut kat muka pun tak sedar, hehehe...