Friday, February 27, 2009

Raisin Muffin



I remember that I started out baking with simple muffin recipes from Allrecipes , I think I have tried quite a lot of combinations of ingredients from sweet to savoury muffin. As i progressed towards more complicated (ehem..ehem) baking, i kinda forget the simple pleasure of baking a muffin. I mean what could be so easy than throwing everything together into a bowl, stirred and ready to be put into the oven. For a simple muffin recipe you don't even need a mixer, just a wooden spoon.


So enough of my babbling, last night I came across this best Ever Muffin recipes and walaaa... 15 minutes later the batter was done with inclusion of 1 cup of chopped raisin.. If you are looking for the simplest and satisfying muffin recipe here it is..

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar ( i sub with 1/2 cup white and 1/4 brown sugar)
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped raisin


Directions
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
2.Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat. Add in the chopped muffin. Mix. The batter will be lumpy. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.
3.Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.


source Best Ever Muffin (Allrecipes)


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Peach & Cream Cheese Pie



I made this pie quite a while back since I have a can of peaches leftovers from making fruit cocktail. This is a very simple and refereshing pie dish. If you dont have peaches, you can substitute with other fruits too such as canned pineapples or even slices of apples and topped with some raisin and sugar.
As for the crust , there are many variations to choose from, you have oild crust, hot water crust, I use this crust which uses vinegar and an egg and sugar, if you are making savoury pie you might want to less the sugar and add in some salt too.

Ingredients
For Crust
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 tablespoon iced water
• 1 egg yolk
• 3/4 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
For Topping
• 250g package cream cheese
• 1 egg
• 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 (28 ounce) can peach slices, drained
• almond strips

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. To make the crust, mix butter, sugar &flour until well blended.Add ice water , vinegar and egg yolk.Press into the bottom of a 10-inch pie plate. ( you can also refrigate for abt 20 minutes and rool it out into the pie pan, for a more crusties crust)
3. Bake the crust in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
4. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, egg, almond extract, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Gently fold the peach slices into the cream cheese mixture. Spread the filling over the cooled crust. Sprinkle the almond strips over the top.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and continue to cook for 20 to 25 minutes more.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tag dari Cik Mi



THis tag is forwarded by cik mimi

The rules:
Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of photos.go to the 6th picture in that folder.
Put the picture on your blog & description of it.
Invite 6 friends to join the challenge.
Link them in your blog and let them know they been challenge.
This a photo of one of my nephew , Syafie, my younger brother eldest son in Rawang, I think this was taken sometimes in 2007.The smaller guy is his cousin, Hakimi.. e very cheecky fellow too.. Such the innocent of childhood.

I hereby would like to tag this people in turn...
1.K.Intan

Enjoy...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mini Baked Apple Puff








Resepi nih adapted dari Fidadaud bertajuk Mini Fried Apple Pie di My Resepi, tetapi disebabkan kemalasan yang melampau dan puff pastry tuh dah berzaman duk dalam freezer, tukar kan jer kulit pastri tuh guna puff pastry yang di potong dua (tiga segi). So bila pakai puff pastry kena lah baked dlm oven.. so good when its hot, bila dah sejuk kureng sikit rasa.

Bahan Inti:
2 biji apple merah - potong dadu
1/3 cawan gula (jika tak suka manis, boleh kurangkan kepada 1/4 cawan saja)
1/2 sdk serbuk kayu manis
1 sdb perahan jus lemon
1 sdk tepung jagung + 1 sdb air


Kulit :
Puff Patry jenama kawan
putih telur untuk disapu

Cara-cara

1.Inti: Dalam sauce pan (periuk @ kuali biasa boleh juga lah), campurkan apple, gula dan serbuk kayu manis. Gaul sebati atas api yang kecil.
2.Campurkan jus lemon. Gaul sebati. Masukkan pula bancuhan tepung jagung. Gaul dan masak sehingga dapat kepekatan yang ideal.
P/S: Jika anda rasa ada kekurangan pada rasa masam @ inti tersangat manis, bolehlah tambahkan perahan jus lemon bagi menyeimbangkan rasanya.
3.Ambil sekeping puff pastry ,canaikan sedikit dan dipotong tiga segi. Ambil satu bahagian, letakkan sesudu besar inti dan dibungkus ketiga-tiga bucu.
4.Ulang sehingga habis. Sapukan putih telur sedikit sebelum dibakar didalm oven 170 celcius selama , 20 minit atau sehingga keperangan . Bau apple pie sungguh wangi bila dah masak.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Topping








This cake was baked for my friends birthday, which we celebrated in Aunty Aini's in Nilai on 14th February. Cheers to Ida and Nora..semoga panjang umur dan murah rezeki yer... Thanks to all who came for this small and intimate dinner. Tahun depan kita plan lagi. YOu can find the recipe for this cake here ( this turn out to be my signature cake of late). The strawberry topping is a request by my dear beloved. Giant was having a sale on strawberry last weekend , one pack of strawberry is sold at 4.99 for 250g ( and i managed to grab the last one, thank God). the fruits are sure sweet and juicy , but too sweet for my best friend tastebud....




A slice of heaven on earth for chocolate lovers....

Nih gambar cake masa belum make-up, sungguh montok dan seksi..

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bahulu Lapis



Resepi dari MYR jugak dari dayang jack, originally it is supposed to be for bahulu gulung since I am not very patient to gulung2, I doubled the recipe and turned it into bahulu. I like to tweak every recipe that I try ( bad of me eh!), so i use 1 cup of flour instead of the original 3/4 cup, so the end result the cake is a not as soft as it is supposed to be ( mistake is all mine not the recipe). However it is such a delicious old fashioned cake, my mother used to bake this every Raya time until recently. So I guess from now on the resposibilities will be mine. However, i need to perfect the techique before I can embark on a full scale project for this year raya. Dayang jack commented on my report for this cake in MYR, "kalo terlebih tepung misalnya 1 cawan, bole ler tambah 1/2 biji telur lg, atau guna 3 biji telur AA." Thanks for the advice dear, will do the next round.


Bahan-bahan
11/2 cwn tepung gandum (diayak)
6 biji telur A
1/2 cwn gula halus
2 sdt esen vanilla
Pewarna pilihan (mine is choco & pink)
jem raspberi secukupnya (cairkan sedikit dgn air panas)
sedikit Mentega Golden Churn
Cara-cara
1.Sediakan tin/loyang/dulang pembakar. Alas dgn baking sheet dan griskan serta taburkan sedikit tepung di permukaannya. Panaskan oven pd suhu 170C.
2.Putar telur dgn gula sehingga btl2 kembang dan ringan. (pastikan adunan ini btl2 kembang dan gebu, ini akan membantu kek mjd lebih ringan dan lembut stlh masak)
3.Masukkan esen vanilla dan putar lagi hingga sebati.
4.Masukkan tepung sedikit demi sedikit dlm adunan td sambil dikacau dgn cara kaup balik. (kaup tepung dgn perlahan shj)
5. Bahagikan adunan kepada 3, campurkan satu adunan dgn serbuk koko, dan satu lagi dengan pewarna pink.
6.Tuangkan 2 senduk adunan ke dlm dulang yg tlh disediakan. Ratakan.Bakar selama 15 minit(menggunakan api atas sahaja) atau sehingga kek keperangan sedikit. Keluarkan kek dari oven.
7. Sapukan mentega diatas bahulu , gunakan brush diikuti dengan satu lapisan jem hingga rata.
8. Tuang pula warna ke-2 dan diselang-seli untuk lapisan seterus nya.
9. Apabila habis semua adunan masak, tukar api kepada api atas dan bawah dan bakar selama 5 minit. Keluarkan, dan sejukkan diatas redai selama 10 minit seblum dikeluarkan dari acuan.


Donut


Ambik dari MYR, Resepi asal dari HaSue , Initailly berangan-angan nak salut in chocolate and letak chocolate rice and coloured rice. last2 due to time constrain just tabur castor sugar jer. Anyway folks at home don't like any of the facy shop bought donut topping (unlike yours truely). Maybe next time when the kids are back home I'll make do with some fancy topping kot (cita-cita mesti tinggi). Dapat banyak jugak dari adunan nih, so i freeze some and asked the maid to goreng the next morning. Thats why the picture of the donuts are in tupperware ( sebab terlupa nak ambik gambar while at home, seronok layan donut panas2). If you look closely you'll notice that my donuts are in various sizes ...hahha..well thats to accomodate the various sizes of the people in da haouse ( ehem..excuses excuses). Here's the super easy recipe which you can follow, and you dont need to wait for too long to get a plateful of wonderfull , soft doughtnut..


Bahan-bahan
500g Tepung Gandum Berprotein Tinggi or Tepung Gandum
1 Peket Yis Segera (i used jenama MAURIPAN )
50g Marjerin
1 Sudu makan Shortening
2 Sudu mkn gula pasir
2 Sudu mkn Susu Pekat or 2 Sudu mkn Susu Tepung [ikut citarasa]
1 Bji Telur
1/2 Sudu Teh Garam
Gula Halus atau topping kegemaran anda
190ml-200ml Air Suam2 kuku (bergantung pd kualiti tepung)


Cara-cara
1.Di dalam bekas yang agak besar,tuangkan air suam. Masukkan yis segera,gula pasir,susu,marjerin dan shortening.Kacau sedikit dan biarkan selama 8-10 minit.
2.Setelah yis mula berbuih,ayakkan separuh dari tepung gandum terus ke dalam adunan. 3.Masukkan pula telur yg dpukul sedikit dan juga garam.
Kacau adunan sehingga sebati dan melekat pada sudu(bila dah sebati tu kacau satu arah with sudu).
4.Ayak lagi tepung selebihnya,gaul menggunakan sudu seketika barulah uli menggunakan tangan.
5.Uli sehingga doh sebati dan tidak lekat di tangan..(sisa2 tepung kat dlm bekas tu semua bersih).
6.Doh tidak perlu direhatkan,(kalau nak rehatkan pun boleh gak selama 5-10min)boleh terus sahaja dicanai setebal stngah inci(agak2 je) Boleh tmbh sedikit2 tepung jika adunan agak lembik ketika ini..Terap doh mengikut acuan donut atau bentuk kesukaan anda..
7.Doh akan mula mengembang dan ringan sementara minyak dpanaskan..(lebih ringan/kmbg doh,lbh gebu laa donut tu nanti)Setelah minyak agak panas(jgn terlalu panas,nanti donut gorengan pertama agak hangus)perlahankan sedikit api,masukkan donut tetapi jgn terlampau penuh.
8.Goreng sehingga kekuningan dan toskan. Sedia utk dhidangkan bersama gula halus atau topping kegemaran anda.


P/S: According to HaSue recipe nih boleh juga digunapakai nak buat pau goreng, nyam nyam..my next Mission

Tag & Tag & Award




ARi nih duk buat collectian tag & award dari kak Inahar.. mekasih mekasih,,nih simpam tag2 semua dlm almari nih.. Sesapa yang rasa berkenaan tuh silah ambik bawak balik umah yer..Kak ina, mintak maaf lah lambat pungut award nih, ari tuh tempah baju kat tailor semata2 nak naik pentas ambik award lambat lak siap kekekek....


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Best Ever Chocolate Cake


That's the original name from Periplus Cakes Book, not something that I came up with. Why the name? some might ask well... you just have to try it out and discover for yoursolf, this is one moist and fluffy chocolate cake , the topping is just heavenly too. Too bad ,I didn't manage to do the topping because I was so sleepy, and the cake was gone when I came back from the office the next day ( that's why you dont do unfinished baking business on the middle of the nite if you are working the next day). I just add some chocolate chips into the mixture before baking. I make a smaller cake 7 inch round , and bake the rest as cupcakes (which I took to the office).

Ingredients

125g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup icing sugar (sifted)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon venilla essence
1/4 cup blackberry jam ( or any jam of ur liking)
11/4 self rising flour*
1/2 cocoa powder*
1 teaspoon sooda bicarbonate*- sifted together all these
1 cup buttermilk (or fresh milk)


Rich Chocolate Buttercream
50g dark chocolate, finely chopped
25g butter ( preferably unsalted)
1/4 icing sugar
2 teaspoon cream ( I use whipping cream)

1.Preheat oven to 180 celcius. Greased and line 20cm squre tin ( or others).
2, Beat butter , sugar and icing sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs gradually. Add vanilla and jam, beat until combined.
3.Using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flour, cocoa and soda alternaly with buttermilk. Stir until just combined and the misture is almost smooth.
4. Pour mixture into prepared tin, smooth surface.. Bake for 45 minutes . leave cake 15 minutes before turning out.

5.TO MAKE RICH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
-Combine the chocolate , butter, sifted icing sugar and cream in a samll pan. Stir over low heat until mixture is smooth and glossy. Remove from heat. Spread buttercream over top of cake using flat-bladded knife



Monday, February 2, 2009

Roti John-Homemade




Made these for my two hungry nephews, glad to see that these boys can it, served with side dish of fries and burger meat. The best part is when they said " induk punya roti john lagi best dari pasar malam ".. is that a compliment or what eh?


Ingredients

1 pack of bun
minced meat /or you can use burger patties and mashed them up real well
onions and garlic --diced
black pepper
salt to taste
2 eggs - whisked a bit
mustard
mayonaise
chili or tomato sauce
cucumber/tomato slices
1. Mixed all the ingredients together. Pour the eggs. The misture will be a bit wet and sticky now.
2. Heat the skillet with some butter until melted.
3. Take one bun and split into 2 halves. Put some of the meat mixture onto one side of the bread. Now, fry the bun facedown on the skillet until well cook. Removed from heat when done.
4. Mixed the sauces together onto the bun and topped with cucumber/ tomata slices. Serves with fries.