Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fudge Brownies


Buat brownies nih untuk bawak potluck ke ofis sempena christmas /new year luncheon baru2 nih dan jugak merasmikan dulang cutter yang dah beberape bulan dibeli tuh. Mungkin rumit sikit nak guna dulang cutter the first time masih kekok maybe dah a few times nanti expert sikit kot. Brownies nih rasa dapat dari footpages Mak Lang Ulam Pegaga tuh. Silap tgk resei so terlebih letak tepung samapi 11/2 cawan ler plak, tapi resepi nih sedap penuh ngan rasa coklat, kalau nak lagi best letaklah topping skali, masyukkkkk.. just the thing for the chocolate lover in all of us!

1 cawan butter/ marjerin , dicairkan
1 cawan serbuk koko
1 1/2 cwn gula kaster
1/2 cawan gula perang
11/2 sudu besar esen vanilla
4 biji telur
11/3 cawan tepung
1 susu kecil serbuk penaik
1/2 susu kecil garam halus
1 cwn kekacang atau coklat chip ( saya guna coklat chip perisa strawberry, kaler pink)

Satukan serbuk koko dan butter yang dicairkan. Campurkan gula kaster dan gula perang dan telur, kacau sebati. Ayak tepung bersama serbuk penaik. Masukkan tepung, garam dan sebatikan. Akhir skali masukkan kekacang atau coklat chips or both (lagi sodap). Tuang dalam tin pembakar dan bakar sehingga 40 minit dgn suhu 180 celcius. Jika mneggunakan loyang cutter, keluarkan bilah cutter ketika brownies dah masak dah masih panas. Hiaskan ikut kreativiti sendiri. Saya guna topping seperti dibawah

3 sudu besar butter, suhu bilik
3 sudu besar serbuk koko
1 susu besar madu
1 sudu kecil vanilla
1 cawan gula icing

Campurkan semua bahan dan pukul hingga sebati dan boleh dituangkan ke atas brownies tadi. Atau boleh gunakan coklat masakan yang dicairkan.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Apam Mentega


salah satu kegilaan forumers kat MYR la nih duk buat apam mentega resipe kak fieza nih. Sungguh lazat dan berkrim plak..laku sungguh sampai dah 2 kali buat. First time buat mungkin gula hangus nyer kurang dan susu terlebih so warna dan rasa kurang menyengat. Tapi 2nd time buat excellent, mak siap kata leh buat jual lagi wahhh...Senang dan sedap.Orang lain pakai acuan kih lompang kita plak pakai acuan apam yang besar2 nih. so 2 ketul makan dah kenyang.

Nih resepi dari kak Fiza kita adapt untuk selera kita yer jgn marah...
  • (A) Bahan2 utk gula hangus:-
  • 11/2 cawan gula pasir
  • 1 cawan air
  • 250 gm mentega
  • (B)
  • 1 cawan gula pasir
  • 4 biji telur
  • 3 cawan tepung gandum ayak besama
  • 2 sudu teh soda bikarbonate
  • 1/2 tin susu cair
  • 1/3 cwn fresh milk
  • 1 sudu teh esen vanila

Cara-cara

  1. cara buat gula hangus: masukkan gula dlm periuk,masak dgn api perlahan hingga gula larut dan berwarna perang.
  2. padamkan api dan masukkan air.nyalakan semula api dan kacau hingga semua larut dan masukkan mentega,kacau rata dan ketepikan.
  3. Putar gula, telur dan esen vanila hingga kembang dan masukkan gula hangus yg masih panas tadi.
  4. kemudian masukkan susu selang selikan dgn tepung.gaul semua hingga sebati.
  5. perap selama 1/2 jam.
  6. panaskan pengukus dan acuan lompang.tuangkan adunan ke dlm acuan.Alas tutup kukus dengan kain supaya wap air tak jatuh k atas kuih ketika mengukus

Monday, December 29, 2008

Chocolate, Date and Walnut Slice



Another attempt o finish off the jar of dates in the pantry, and some will wonder what is my fixation with dates, dates and dates....

Chocolate, Date and Walnut Slice
3/4 cups dried dates /140g, chopped and cubed
1/2 cup apple juice /125ml
11/2 cups walnut /210g roasted and chopped (can use hazelnuts too)
1/2 cup oats/40g blended a bit ( i substituted with Nestum)
125g dark chocolate
125g butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
sifted cocoa powder, for dusting ( I omit this)

1. Line and greased 9 inch square tin, with non stick baking paper overhanging on two sides. Preheat oven to 160 Celsius.
2. Combine dates and apple juice and simmer in small pan for 10 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. Transfer to bowl to cool.
3.Finely blended the walnut and oat in food processor until combine, then add to date mixture.
4.Melt chocolate in microwave and let cool slightly.
beat butter and sugar until creamy, gradually add eggs, beating well after each addition. Ad dates mixture and melted chocolate and mixed well. Spread into the baking tin.
5.Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set- the slice will still look soft and crumbs wil cling to a metal skewer when tested, but do not overcook. Cool in tin for 30 minutes, cover and refrigerate until firm. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and cut into small square to serve.
hot from the oven to be refrigerate.
Mine is not an even square as you can see in the pics haha..but the taste is excellent not too sweet either great with a cuppa
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dinner at Seaview Restoren , Bagan Lalang


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Recently we went to Bagan Lalang one fine night for a seafood dinner, we went to our usual place at Seaview Restaurant, if you follow the road to Bagan Lalang beach, its the first place on the right side, with a wooden pintu gerbang and lots of parking ( a bit risky since there's a lot of coconut trees here, park at your own risk !). The choice of dishes for dinner include otak2, ika sweet sour (siakap), ikan bakar, sotong goreng tepung,ketam sweet sour, udang pedas, sayur campur and different types of drinks. Definitely a fulfilling meal! If you are from Nilai or Labu it would take about half and hour to 45 minutes to get here. Be sure to go there with an empty stomach... and takeyour pick from the array of seafood on display and ordered the to be cooked to your specification. The ikan bakar with air asam is excellent choice as the sotong goreng tepung,just to give you a hint .

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tart Telur

dah lama nak wat projek tart telur ler sehinggalah sampai satu hari yang tahap rajin maksima, satu petang ahad yang dingin (huhuhu). Tak puas hati bab nak wat kulit tart nih senget benget jer plak. Nak kena usaha lagi. Tapi dier nyer filing tuh banyak lebih lagi plak, so nak kena wat lagi satu round, this time guna puff pastry jer senang keja letak kan dalam muffin tin. Resepi filing ambik dari MYR, yang kulit tarat ikut satu resipe yang jumpa kat allrecipes.com. Yang ader hitam2 tuh sebab filing letak terlebih so overflow kat kulit tart , so berkerak lah. tak lawa dah tart den ha... akan diusahakan menjadi lebih canggih dan menarik. Pesan dari K.cik MYR filing tuh kalau nak smooth tapiskan dulu telur..ermss

Tart Base
2 cwn tepung gandum
1/2 cwn butter , didadu kecil( straight from the fridge)
1/4 cwn gula icing
1 biji kuning telur
1-1/2 sdt ais sejuk

Masukkan tepung, gula, dan garam ke dlm doh mixer atau gaul guna tgn Sebatikan.
Masukkan butter dan gaul sehingga menjadi breadcrumbs. Masukkan telur dan iced water sedikit demi sedikit hingaa membentuk doh. Perap dlm peti sejuk untuk 30 minit.
Keluarkan dan potong megikut acuan tart. Blind bake for 5-8 minutes dan sejukkan.

Egg Filing
1 cawan susu cair
4 biji telur
1 cawan gula halus
1 cawan air
1 tbs tepung kastard
½ tsp vanilla essence ( nih dapat byk filing, i think if you want less, can halved this recipe)
Pukul telur dan gula hingga sebati. Campurkan bahan2 lain dan pukul lagi. Tapis filing sebelum guna. Tuang ke dalam acuan tart dan bakar hingga filing kekuningan, should be around 15 minutes.

Buttercream Experiment






hasil eksperimen with buttercream..kira dah ok tapi lembut sikit kena tambah icing sugar lagi next round. Masih kerastangan nih..
I used this recipe
125g butter
125g shortening
125g krimwell
200g icing sugar
Will update once I have mastered the art of buttercream icing. ..... dreaming of a masterpiece haha

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Date and Walnut Teacake

Found some leftovers dates in the pantry, look up a recipe that can utilise the dates rather than chucked it out in the bin, came across this great simple and delicoius teacake. The recipe originally called for dates and walnuts since I was lazy to roast the walnuts , i just omitted the whole nut thingy. The batter is a bit on the thick side and I was worried that the cake won't rise, the texture is like quick bread type of loaf. make sure you chopped the dates into pieces or you'll end up which hugh chuncks of dates in your cakes ( that is what you get when you bake in the middle of the night !). This cake can be bake in a 21cm loaf/oblong pan, I just used a 7 inch round cake pan and put some of the extra into muffin case and bake them (this I iced with buttercream frosting and took to office). Somewhat my impression that the cake needs a bit more liquid, perhaps later on I would add extra milk. This cake is not too sweet since it only uses brown sugar and honey but quite moist. There's a hint of spiceness from the nutmeg use or you can substitute with cinnamon perhaps. Taken from CAKES (periplus-step by step)

Date and Walnut Teacake
Ingredients
125g butter / margarine
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soft brown sugar
3 tbs milk
11/2 finely chopped dates
1 tsp soda bicarbonate
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (or cinnanmon?)
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 egs lightly beaten.

1. Preheat oven to 180 celcius. Brush with oil and line a loaf tin.
2.Combine butter , honey , brown sugar and milk in a thick bottom pan and stir over low heat until butter has melted and sugas disoolved. Add dates and soda combiend and set aside to cool.
3.Sift flour and nutmeg . Add walnut. Create a well in the center.
4. Add butter mixture and eggs and stir well but not overbeat. Pour mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to an hour or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into center of the cake.
5. Leave in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto wire.







Friday, December 12, 2008

Cherry Cake


A very moist and flavourfull cake ( which means I like this cake very much). Simple, just dust some sifted icing sugar for a great presentation.

Cherry Cake
125g butter
3/4 caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup chopped glace cherry
2 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cup buttermilk (original recipe used milk, but I prefer buttermilk for the extra moisture)

1. Preheat oven to 180 Celcius
2.Brush with oil and line a 20cm ring tin ( or any pans of your choice)
3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Ad the eggs gradually, beating throoughly after each addition. Add the vanilla essence. Combine . Add the cherries.
4.Fold in the sifted flour alternattely with buttermilk. Stir until just combine and misture is almost smooth
5. Spoon mixture into pan, and smooth surface. bake for 30-40 minutes until done. Leave cake in tin for 10 minutes before turning out.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Poppy Seed Cake With Lemon Syrup




This cake was made in a rush to belatedly celebrate a friend's of mine birthday recently. Its a simple cake make sweeter and moister with the addition of lemon syrup poured onto the cake after baking.Happy belated Birthday Aki. Adapted from CAKES ( Periplus).

Ingredients
13/4 cups self raising flour
1 tsb soda bicabornate
2 tablespoons poppy seed
185g butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoon apricot jam ( or any other jam)
1 tsp finely grated finely grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
Lemon Syrup
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease 20cm ring tin with butter/oil.
2. Sift flour into large mixing bowl with the soda bicabornate. Add the poppyseed.
3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs gradually , beating thoroughtly after each addition. Add the jam lemon juice and lemon rind , beat until combined.
4.Fold in the flour alternately with milk. Stir until just combined.
5. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake 35-40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in center of cake.
6. To Make lemon Syrup - Combine sugar, juice and water in medium pan. Stir over low heat until mixture boils and sugar has dissolved. reduce heat simmer without stirring until mixture has thickened and reduced by 1/3. Remove from heat and let bubbles subsides for 2 minutes. Pour hot syrup over warm cake in pan,leave until syrup is absorbed before turning cake.




Birthday Gal and friends!

Lunch at Aunty Aini's


the quint fish pond, can you spot the fish




part of the garden, go green...

our hut, our lunch recluse





Last Friday, a few us ladies from the office decide to go out for lunch at Aunty Aini's again. This time we opted to sit malay style on one of the two huts provided - completed with a Japanes e table. The hut is big enought to accomodate 6 person, and since there are only 4 of us, is is quite spacius. It has its own ceiling fan and even a call button for service. The ambience is soothing with gardens and plants abundant with fish pond to boot, a very good choice for a lingering lunch hence we called up and ordered ahead and had a wonderful conversation too. Three of us had western food (lamb chop, fish and chip & chicken chop) and one opted for the yummylicious laksa johor. Just look at the size of the serving! Gila makan wooooo.... Unfortunately did not mange to get the fish n chips pic since we are busy eating !





Chicken chop with mushroom sauce and fries

Lambchop with mixed veggie and kentang putar


Laksa Johor with sambal belacan





Friday, November 28, 2008

Shell Pasta Goreng Pedas

Hankering for something western but with a malay touch...so termasaklah pasta goreng pedas nih..

Spagetthi Sauce

Mince chicken 300g
Sausages 4 pieces
Mixed veggie 1/2 cwn
Maggi perencah spagetthi bolognese 1 bungkus
tomato paste 1 tin kecil ( i used Del Monte)
Bawang besar 1 labu ( dadu halus)
cili merah - mayang halus
Lada mesin 3 sudu besar ( can also used serbuk lada)
italian herbs ( McCormik)
Thyme & basil ( secukup rasa)

* enough pasta of your choice ( I used shell) - cooked to al dente

bawang putih - mayang halus
bawang merah kecik - mayang halus

- Masak the spagethhi sauce to the desire thickness, panaskan minyak tumiskan bawang putih dan bawang merah masukkan pasta sauce tadi then baru masukkan pasata yang direbus. Seasoned with pepper and salt to taste.





Jemput makan-makan!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tag dari Kak Ina-kl (Roslana)




1 - Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right now. 2 - Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair... just take a picture. 3 - Post that picture with NO editing. 4 - Post these instructions with your picture. 5 - Tag 5 people to do this...(i'll passed since most of the gang have already been tagged)




muahahahhaha.. u wish that you wont have to see my picture at this moment..so ..this visual is seen at your own riskkk !!! Told you soo...hehe
Kak ina, tag sudah siap yer...

Award dari Che Iza

Thank you ,thank you, thank you....love ya all ..( ala2 cam accepting award atas stage gitu haha), payah nyer nak angkut bwk balik monyet cute nih plak.. sebab saya nak simpan award nih untuk diri sendiri tak lah tag kan kat orang lain..tamak nih...hahaha

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chocolate Almond Muffin





This is for goodies bag for my sister-in-law's kindergarten event in Seremban. They had the annual concert and prize giving cereemony last saturday. being kids, their fave will and always be anything chocolaty and add in some chocolate chips, almonds or any nuts for that crunchy texture.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds
extra almond slices to decorate

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
In medium bowl, Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl stir in milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients to large bowl; beat well. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir well.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Decorate almonds into tops of unbaked muffins. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bingka Ubi



Kuih tradisional yang masih lagi menjadi kesukaan ramai, kat kampung mak selalu buat jual kat pasar tani ari sabtu.. selalu ambik ubi yang tanam kat belakang umah jer...resepi memang senang tapi part yang paling malas nak parut ubi tuh, kat rumah guna mesin kelapa jer nak parut ubi cepat dan efficient. resepi nih boleh dapat 2 bekas kuih bingka ( yang guna ring mould 9 inch), sedap dan sesuai untuk org yang malas nak kunyah2. Nak make sure bingka dah masak, bila dah berkerak sikit kat atas tuh kira dah boleh angkat ler.Yang nih resepi dari my mother ( old timer)

Resepi Kuih Bingka Ubi
5 cawan ubi parut ( resepi mak ubi parut nih di kisar dan perah buang air dulu baru guna)

6 cawan santan pekat

3 biji telur ayam

2 cawan gula pasir

1 cawan gula merah

secubit garam


1. leserkan loyang dengan minyak masak.

2. Campurkan semua bahan dalam mangkuk dan gaul rata

3. Tuang dalam loyang dan bakar selama 1 jam pada suhu 180 celcius.(sehingga masak)

4. Sejukkan sebelum dipotong




Keledek Rebus (Sweet Potato)


Alkisahnyer, anak buah baru balik dari Cameron Highland, banyak bawak balik keledek kaler oren nih.... teringin tekak sangat nak makan the simplest and tastiest form of keledek...rebus jer.. Hasil nyer..manis dan lemak berkrim. Cam ner nak rebus keledek eks? LU pikirlah sendiri.. :) Sometimes the simplest meal is the most comforting and fulfiling.


Sedikit Info about keledek untuk dikongsi :-

Nutrition and health benefits
Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next on the list, the common potato.(NCSPC)

Sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh have more beta carotene than those with light colored flesh and their increased cultivation is being encouraged in Africa where Vitamin A deficiency is a serious health problem. Despite the name "sweet", it may be a beneficial food for diabetics, as preliminary studies on animals have revealed that it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and to lower insulin resistance.

Unique Proteins with Potent Antioxidant Effects

Sweet potato contain unique root storage proteins that have been observed to have significant antioxidant capacities. In one study, these proteins had about one-third the antioxidant activity of glutathione-one of the body's most impressive internally produced antioxidants. Although future studies are needed in this area, count on these root proteins to help explain sweet potatoes' healing properties.

A Sweet Source of Good Nutrition

Our food ranking system also showed sweet potato to be a strong performer in terms of traditional nutrients. This root vegetable qualified as an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, and a good source of copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. How do these sweet potato nutrients support our health?

An Antioxidant-Rich, Anti-Inflammatory Food

As an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and a very good source of vitamin C, sweet potatoes have healing properties as an antioxidant food. Both beta-carotene and vitamin C are very powerful antioxidants that work in the body to eliminate free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that damage cells and cell membranes and are associated with the development of conditions like atherosclerosis, diabetic heart disease, and colon cancer. This may explain why beta-carotene and vitamin C have both been shown to be helpful for preventing these conditions.

Since these nutrients are also anti-inflammatory, they can be helpful in reducing the severity of conditions where inflammation plays a role, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

In addition, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to convert homocysteine, an interim product created during an important chemical process in cells called methylation, into other benign molecules. Since high homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, having a little extra vitamin B6 on hand is a good idea.

If you or someone you love is a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke, then making vitamin A-rich foods, such as sweet potatoes, part of your healthy way of eating, may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.




Taken from :http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Apam Comel Berinti



Dah lama duk belek-belek resepi lily dari MYR nih...asyik kena shelves jer, the last night jenguk2 dlm fridge ader balance inti kelapa emak buat kuih koci ari tuh, then ader jugak kaya perisa pandan. Check takder plak bekas yang comel2 nak letakkan casing tuh pakai jer lah aper yang ada, so ader yang comel2 ader yang leper jer apam nih. Apa pun, apam nih sgt lembut dan sedap, kalau nak kurang manis boleh kurang kan gula. Food colouring tuh agak tak menyerlah, the reason being my mother nih kalau kuih kaler garang2 sgt dier tak berkenaan nak makan plak. Thumbs up for the recipe. Thanks Lily , i just copy patse from your rec1pe ya!

Bahan-bahan ( 15-20 biji )
3 biji telur-dari peti sejuk
275 gm tepung gandum/tpg kek
220 gm gula halus
150gm susu segar/UHT
3 sudu teh baking powder
1 sudu kecil ovallete
Inti Kelapa/kaya ( or anything you desire)

Cara-cara
Masukkan semua bahan apam ke dalam mangkuk.
Pukul dgn menggunakan mixer pada kelajuan maxima selama 6-8 min.
bahagikan kepada beberapa mangkuk & titiskan pewarna mengikut citarasa.
masukkan setiap warna ke dalam piping bag ( atau beg plastik yg bersih)(pakai sudu teh jer pu..:))
Pipe kan sedikit adunan ke dalam mangkuk kertas yg telah disusun didalam acuan.
masukkan inti kelapa
Pipekan lagi adunan yg berlainan warna sehingga 3/4 penuh.
Kukus didalam kukusan yg telah dipanaskan selama 10-15 min.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tag dari G

G, wahahahah..silalah baca jawapan ku yang ala2 vogue ini...

1) bekas kekasih saya adalah Encik H and Encik M ( hahahaa lu pikirlan sendiri saper nih)Animations - heart-05

2) saya sedang mendengar bunyi ketukan keyboad (sebab tgh kat opis nih)Animations - come in


3) mungkin saya patut buat kopi dulu.Animations - coff12


4) saya suka pergi melancong , cuti2 malaysia

5) sahabat baik saya bekerja di Sime Darby Group KL


6) saya tak paham kenapa saya still keje kat sini setelah 5 tahun ..hahaahh

7) saya kehilangan buku cerita terbaru yang belum sempat dibaca, citer best plak tuh oleh Dean KoontzAnimations - 3d book2


8) ramai yg berkata hidup adalah satu perjudian ( life is a gamble)

9) makna nama saya ialah Cahaya Saya

10) cinta tu adalah....satu kemestian untuk semua insan

11) di suatu tempat, disuatu masa, disuatu hari.. melalut lah plak!!

12) saya akan cuba menjadi seorang superwoman...tralalallalal

13) makna SELAMANYA ialah sehingga menhebus nafas terakhir dibumi Allah ini.

14) henpon saya sekarang berada di depan komputer. ( boleh ker cenggini ?)

15) saya paling meluat bila people avoiding me for no reason... ( that I know of )

16) bila saya bangun dr tidur saya tgk hp dulu ( poyo nih..)

17) party adalah party tupperware, party cosway dan sewaktu dengannya.. ekkeek

18) haiwan yg paling cute pnh saya jumpa ialah orang utan kat matang Willife Center.Animations - clipart animals jungle 010


19) peringkat umo yg paling menyeronokkn ialah antara 35 hingga 39

20) hari ini saya rasa sgt tension sebab its MOnday ( need I say more??)

21) mlm ini saya akan cuba buat kek gula hangus.

22) saya btl2 inginkan sebuah kedamaian dalam hidup ini ( deep huh!)

23) bila tgk muka kt cermin pg td saya rasa kena pakai bedak lebih sikit sebab muka sembab...

24) shopping kompleks yang selalu dikunjungi ialah jaya Jusco kat Seremban 2

25) makanan segera biasanya ialah Double Cheeseburger at McDonald.

26) ayat2 terakhir kata pd org... Fis, jgn lupa shipment hari nih!

27) nk pnjgkn tag ni? Takper lah..sampai sini jer... kekeeAnimations - flower14

Sekian terima kasih.....

Friday, November 7, 2008

Plain Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Punyalah panjang nyer nama resepi walhal simple jer resepi kan, yang biasa-biasa jer letak buttercream bagi penyeri. Nih pun utk anak kawan kat opis untuk birthday dier. Hiasan pun tak canggih sebab den baru jer belajar hal ehwal buat buttercream dan guna piping bag ni, masih kerastangan laei lerr..




Recipe was adapted from Joyof Baking website. The recipe is not too sweet to complement the sweetness of the buttercream frosting.

Vanilla Cupcakes:

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Zest of 1 large lemon (optional)

1 1/2 cups (210 grams) all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

Enough Buttercream Frosting to frost.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

For the Cupcakes: Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.



Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool