5 days after mine, it’s his turn now to celebrate his birthday.
Both of us are July babies but thankfully, we don’t have the same July characteristic temperaments and quirks.
Or else memang akan sentiasa berbahang aje lah hari2 kan, hehehe….
Dari semalam I tanya dia nak makan apa for his birthday dinner and cake but he kept on saying, “don’t know.”
Mid morning tadi baru dia bagitau nak makan apa so tengah hari tadi baru I keluar sekejap to the shop to buy the ingredients to make his dinner and cake.
Luckily they are not complicated requiring hours of preparation kat dapur tu or else memang awal2 I akan kata, “So sorry lah ye, no way I’m going to do that in a few hours.” .
I sayang you sangat2 tapi takdelah I nak spent the whole afternoon slaving over the stove to make your dinner and cake, hikhikhik.
Luckily he only asked for gnocchi in sage and garlic infused burnt butter.
But takkan lah nak makan itu aje kan, i need my protein jugak so I made lemon and paprika roast chicken and salad to go along with it.
That’s the last few sage leaves on our plant. Yang lain2 kena baham dengan caterpillars, tension I.
But The Girls dapat something special since they don’t like gnocchi that much. They got fried fries instead. Suka giler diaorang makan fried fries ni since I slalu nya cuma hidang oven-baked chips aje, hahaha.
And for his cake, he asked for tiramisu.
But typical of his wife, didn’t really follow a specific recipe.
Most of the classic tiramisu recipe uses raw eggs in its cream mixture. I’m against using raw eggs in my food.
So I only used whipped cream, mascarpone cheese, icing and castor sugar and coffee to make up the cream filling/layer.
And I used decaf espresso coffee to dip the sponge biscuits in since we all tak boleh minum coffee after 12 noon or else tak boleh tidur, hehehe.
And he wanted a plain one but he didn’t tell me that so I pergi letak blueberries and grated dark chocolate in between the layers and on top .
i like this berry chocolate version but he said the blueberry made it a tad sour.
Sour sour pun, he had 2 servings jugak, hahaha.
For the girls pulak, I made the chocolate tiramisu version. I dipped their sponge biscuits in cocoa and used white grated chocolate instead of dark.
It was a great intimate birthday celebration. Nothing fancy and fuss-free, just the way he likes it.
Nanti ye, when you turn 40, we’ll have a blooming big bash for you and I can slave in the kitchen for a few weeks preparing for it, heeeee…