Friday, January 28, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
...looking at the special cakes presented before them, you somehow know for that brief instance, your heart is the closest to theirs. And when the hearts meet, everything would fall beautifully in place, naturally. Thank you mums for knowing, for believing, for giving and for loving.
Thanks so much Yaya!
Thanks so much Suraya!
Posted by Wiz at 1:24 AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Truthfuly, I am not a deserving recipient of this award. My cooking skill has only reached the teething stage and by no means I could wear an awesome chef title. However, since a dearest friend has thoughtfully tagged me, I would answer the questions posted with a little twist favouring the genre I am in right now. Hope it's ok Fasha.
1. Apakah kek pertama anda dan bilakah anda mula berminat untuk membuat kek?
Kek pertama saya ialah kek coklat menggunakan resepi lama yang saya terjumpa dalam buku masakan ibu saya. Masa itu saya berumur 14 tahun dan kejayaan percubaan pertama itulah yg menarik minat saya untuk membuat kek.
2. Siapa yang menggalakkan anda membuat kek?
Tiada siapa. Saya mula membuat lalu menjual kek atas desakan hidup (macam bunyi drama swasta plaks lol!)
3. Apakah kek yang anda suka buat dan yang digemari oleh orang2 kesayangan anda?
Kek kuning mak saya yang telah saya kongsikan resepinya disini beberapa ketika yang lalu. Orang2 kesayangan saya tak pernah tak suka makan kek, walaupun apa juga kek yang saya masak, semuanya akan dimakan denga sukarela.
4.Tag 5 orang blogger masak yang sering berkunjung ke blog anda..
Jangan risau kalau anda tak ada masa atau malas untuk membuat soalan di atas, kumpulkan saja award ini dan tampalkan di dinding Blog anda!
i. Yanie of Kitchen Guardian. Seorang yang cekap memasak dan membuat kek sambil menyelesaikan masalah negara dalam satu nafas shj.;o)
ii. Zue- Seorang yang mempunyai 36 jam dalam sehari. Beliau sentiasa ada masa untuk memasak, membuat kek yang jumlahnya menyamai pengeluaran industri kilang kecil.lol!
iii.Edi-seorang yang selalu mempunyai masa untuk membuat kek dan memasak walaupun beliau sibuk dgn pelajaran dan melayan anak2 dan pada masa yang sama menepati tempahan cupcakes.
iv. Kak Lin- Seorang yang amat suka memasak dan mencuba pelbagai masakan yang ada di dunia ini dan terus menjadikan semua masakan itu specialty beliau. Masakan beliau sentiasa lemak berkrim dan disukai ramai. ;o)
v.Tati-Tukang masak tersohor dari negeri Hang Tuah. Mempunyai hati bertahtakan berlian dan bersulamkan benang emas. Seorang yang sentiasa merayakan tetamu dengan masakan2 5 bintang dalam suasana yang mendamaikan di singgahsana cukup mengujakan disetiap sudut.(kalau tak dapat ayam bali ni tak tau la nak cakap apa lol!)
Setakat ini sahaja coretan saya pada kali ini. Saya harapkan yang terindah buat anda di minggu terakhir di bulan Januari. Selamat bertugas dan memberikan terbaik dalam apa juga yang anda kerja kan.
Ida dari Putrajaya, sila pusing dan lengkapkan tugasan anda ataupun buat2 seperti anda sedang mendalami permasalahan yang diberikan. Jangan pandang belakang, boss sedang memerhatikan anda.
Posted by Wiz at 12:42 AM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
If a smile was water,
Then I'd send you the sea.
Then I'd send you ME!
If I was the girl who received this,
Then I'd send you love for eternity.
Thanks for the order Muhzill. Semoga cinta anda diberkati dan dipercepatkan jodoh hendaknya Amin.
Posted by Wiz at 4:41 PM
Friday, January 21, 2011
1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Don't be alarmed, the batter will be a bit runny. Prepare greased and floured ramekins and pour the batter 3/4 way up. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 180 Celcius until the skewer comes out clean.
For the topping or the chocolate sauce. Make some ganache of 1 portion of milk to 2 portion of chocolate chunks. Let simmer 125gm milk (double boil method) and add 250gm of cooking chocolate. Mix untill the ingredients are well incorporated. Leave to cool.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
But I am a sore loser and a control freak all rolled into one loaf. So lose not, want not, I concocted the recipe below simultaneously made the kids eat allllll the ingredients of their nightmare... willingly,cheerfully.
250gm of bread edges
1 cup of shredded carrots
half portion of silken tofu
2 Tablespooon of shredded onions
3/4 cp of milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 cup of shredded cheese( I used mozzarella, that's all I had)
The soft tofu, use only half of the packet.
Mix everything together till smooth.
Fry to golden crisp.
This is a one bowl recipe. Put everything inside a deep mixing bowl and mix everything up till smooth.
Fry until golden brown and serve with your favourite chili sauce. Don't skip the cheese, that makes the Chuchore crispy.
And see how the kids pop one after another in their mouths, bright eyed and compliment you that this is the best chuchore you have ever made.
Don't you just love winning?!?
Posted by Wiz at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
There used to be so much room inside, where I keep words to myself. Space just created itself to accommodate all the words unspoken. I have somehow mastered the technique of storing words over the years, by swallowing hard the remnants which plugged my throat. And as difficult as it was shoving the words down, I managed to do it regardless, with water in my eyes.
Then came the blog. I poured some of the words here, the extra ones, the ones that didn't matter. A good friend said that my writing was very personal. She said she could feel the motion, the beating of the words as if she was in the experience. I relayed to her that it was a deliberate intention, that I wasn't just writing on my own behalf but of others too, especially for ones who have been keeping things inside, hence the common emotional feeling.
But now the words need not be swallowed, kept or poured. They just evaporate and disappear and I am left with none to share. I am all depleted but what shall remain are all the cake pictures for your viewing pleasure. Cake pictures will be my words here and like they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I hope not only to make a picture but insyaAllah more than a thousand and allow you to conjure up the thousand and thousand of words in your mind.
Soon, when the words do come back, I will share with you again, the words that don't matter, the words that are only decorous in nature to this space, most definitively...indefinitely.
But speak I shall, more wordy than ever, to Him, the One and Only and let this silence beget a stronger bond which is only natural between The Creator and His subject. Amin.
Posted by Wiz at 7:51 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Alhamdulillah, a yet again perfect day for me and here's hoping you are enjoying yours too!
Thanks Siti for the order!
Design inspired by this moment in time.
Posted by Wiz at 2:38 PM
My fingers? yes... they are known to be pudgy not lean or long, as a result of my love towards carb. Let's just concentrate on my fingers now and not elsewhere ;o(
So to celebrate my pudgy looking fingers, I would like to share with you a recipe I named just that. Like any of the other recipes I have had the opportunity to share here, the operative word for all of them is Super Easy! This one's too!
1 1/4cup of warm water
1 packet of the Mauripan Yeast
Put these two together in a large bowl and leave it for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, sift ...
3 3/4 cups of flour to 4 cups of flour
1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
and pour the wet ingredients of yeast and warm water into the flour mixture,
Then take a portion, knead again to make a long tube like shape. Cut to the length desired or you can even shape them in any way you fancy.
I know I have lots of your cake pictures unpublished yet. Promise will do it right away in the next entry k.
Posted by Wiz at 11:22 AM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The first week of New Year was pure bliss. I didn't have any orders to make me prance around the kitchen, worry head over heals for the outcome. I am a worry pot as my cousin calls me and I embrace the given title with such finesse! So in the week of nothingness I did what all mums out there dream of doing, bake healthy for their kids.
My kids are big cookie people. They would have cookies for breakfast, for snacks in between meals, for desserts and for munches at school. And I love it when I can pack them all the healthy goodness from home. I am sure all mothers feel the same way and with that thought, I'd like to share the recipe below which is soooo good in taste and much better in nutrition, all packed in one great big biscuit.
Grandma's Chewy Raisin Oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup plain water
put these two in a blender and puree it.
In another bowl
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Beat all till fluffy and then add the raisin puree and beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl combine
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoon baking soda,
2 cups of oats of any kind,
1/2 cup of almond flakes or any type of nuts,
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon,
1 teaspoon of salt,
3/4 cup of raisins.
(recipe adapted from Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Recipe Book)
If your kids do not like raisins you can substitute with chocolate chip.
Scoop the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend till everything is incorporated.
The batter will be thick. Drop a tablespoon of the batter onto a prepared baking sheet and flatten in. The cookies are supposed to be big but if you like smaller versions you may just use a teaspoon of the batter for uniformity.
Bake in a pre heated oven of 170 Celsius for 15 to 20 minutes or until your cookies come out golden. This is a chewy cookie but if you prefer them to be a little bit crunchy, just leave the cookies in the oven perhaps 5 minutes longer.
My kids are not crazy over raisins and cinnamon but they were quite taken with this one. They enjoy the cookies most with milk and due to the large amount of oats in the cookies, they stay full for much longer.
My outdated camera doesn't do justice to any of the baked goods I put up in my blog. It is not meant for food photography. For my cakes I always have to transport my cakes outside so it gives a better picture. If I have a better camera, I thought of doing more recipe sharing and maybe simple tutorials. Need a DSLR for that.
I think I need to bake another batch, they have been bringing these morsels to school.
Have a beautiful weekend folks!
Posted by Wiz at 11:05 AM
Friday, January 7, 2011
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
When I sent My special guests to their car that morning to continue on with their journey, after a hearty breakfast of nasi lemak and roti canai(from the nearby mamak shop ), I realized that this was the first time I stepped out of the house after more than 2 weeks of serious baking. The sunlight gripped me by surprise and the cool breeze of December air resonated my senses. I recognized that wholesome feeling and the next thing to do was just too obvious. Rounded up the kids, packed up some finger food and off we went in search of a place to visit before 2010 bade us Adieu.
On our way there...
we captured this picturesque view,
It was our very first time to Fraser's Hill and we didn't know what to expect. Since this was an impromptu trip, I didn't get to google for information about this beautiful destination. Fraser's Hill is a quaint little town complete with Balai Polis, small tourist shops and food stalls, lots of hiking trails. Places of interests are aplenty like the Paddock where you can enjoy the company of horses, a small lake where you can boat and fish, a children's playground where you can rent mini motobikes at 5rgt for 5 minutes and if you would like to put up a night or two there are many 3 star hotels and other types of accomodations for you to choose from.
But what stole my breath away that day was its own little Ye Old Smokehouse. It was one of those places you'd like to immerse yourself in and take sips of tea the whole day whilst enjoying a good book under a shady tree. Since we were only guests for tea not guests for the night, we weren't allowed to snoop around, but... I snooped anyway. So here are some pictures of the nook and corners of the place .
the dining room
After snooping around, our tea pun sampai. We ordered the Devonshire tea set which came with a small pot of tea, two scones and cream, strawberry preserves and butter. The kids had chocolate lava cake and ice cream.
The Tea Menu
I'm glad I accepted my heart's invitation to go for a little escapade. The short trip was very relaxing, a breather in times of my wheezing. It didn't require much in terms of preparations and expenditures but the effect was as good as going on a fancy trip. Hmmm I might go again!
It has come to be the New Year of 2011. I haven't even said goodbye to 2010 and I do not wish to. I would just say "welcome 2010, you are now complete."
For the year of 2011, my hopes and dreams will decorate it nicely insyaAllah, with pretty cakes, sweet offerings and fancy projects.
And I hope so too your 2011 will be just as beautiful if not more beautiful as how I imagined mine to be.
Posted by Wiz at 8:55 PM