I told you that I’m not that good a cook…
I had one of those ‘everything was a disaster’ day yesterday.
I started the day feeling so enthusiastic to start making a lot of things. I had already a list of things I was gonna make in my mind.
(Kalah list orang berjualan kat pasar ramadhan! hehehehe).
Where should I start with the disaster ye? '
First I made kuih kasui which for me is such a challenging kuih to make.
I used recipe kasui Cik Mat which everyone yang buat kata sedap and menjadi so obviously lah I pun surenya akan boleh buat.
(Recipe Cik Mat memang akan sentiasa menjadi, trust me!)
That’s where everything started going wrong…
I takde air abu so I tak guna and I pandai2 aje letak kapur
kasut (limestone paste) that I diluted into air kapur and I used tapioca starch which I think is the same as tepung ubi kan.
And then I pun kukus lah…. Selepas 2 jam mengukus, still banyak lagi liquid on top of the kasui (even though I dah balut lid kukusan itu dengan towel).
Pastu, I tak larat nak tunggu dah, I matikan api and then terus sambung project menge’mop’ air kat atas kasui tu. Punyalah banyak paper towel I guna untuk mengemop the liquid on top (1 pokok agaknya I guna, hikhikhik…).
(Cik Mat buat cantik aje, I buat memang hodoh giler, hahaha).
There must be something I did wrong but tak sempat nak kaji selidik semalam…
Oh yeah, at the same time the kasui was steaming, I tried my hand at making kuih ros/ kuih goyang.
That was another disaster!
First, the batter wouldn’t stick onto the acuan tembaga. Pastu, bila dah stuck to it, tak nak tanggal pulaknya! Jenuhlah I buat macam2!
I’ve followed all the rules and the right steps nak buat kuih ros but still tak jadi.
Lepas 4-5 kali try celup and goreng, I gave up and threw the batter down the sink!
(Nasib baik lah I cuma buat 1/4 adunan aje, hehehe).
The third disaster came in the form of brownies…
I melted chocolate and butter straight onto the stovetop (which I’ve done a few times before and it melted perfectly).
But this time, I sort of terlupa about it and left it unchecked on the stove top.
Tiba2, I terbau benda burnt!
Muahahahahaha…my choc+butter mixture was partly burnt!
Undeterred and unnerved, I tried to salvage it and still added all the other ingredients into it sebab I had to make something for buka puasa.
The verdict by The Little Misses, “It tastes ok Mum but with just a slight taste of burnt bits.”
Actually, ada 2 other minor disasters after that but I better not list them down sebab nanti orang ingat I ni memang a walking disaster in the kitchen pulaknya, hikhikhikhik….
The Other Half said, “Poor you…Do you want to go out for dinner?”
I said to him, “Nope! I’m going to persevere and prove to you guys that I will win today by hook or by crook!”
I spent a lot of time in the kitchen semalam but there’s nothing to show …
Somehow, at Iftar and dinner time, I still managed to serve kasui (yang telah dimop but still very edible and sedap), choc brownies (with burnt bits), chicken and ricotta puff parcels (the only ones that turned out really good because they were shop bought, muahahaha) and pizza (which nearly didn’t rise).
And this was how I felt like last night after a day of kitchen disaster.