Search my Blog

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mini Spinach Quiche



I made Spinach Quiches above for the bridal shower party yesterday. I was in a hurry and guess what happened... I forgot to add in salt & pepper ..! Although the outcome not so bad but could have been much better if I had not missed those seasoning!

Recipe will follow... Sorry, will update later including those below which yet to be updated. I'm running for my community service meeting this morning ...!
 **********************************************************************************
Sorry gals for late update, here is the recipe:

PASTRY:

125g Butter
250g Flour
A pinch of Salt (added into flour) 
Ice Water (indicatively about 5 tbsp)


METHOD:
- Cut butter into the flour until resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- Add in water until a dough is formed.
- Roll & line a tart tin or mini tart moulds
- Bake for 15 minutes. Unmould & cool.


FILLING:
1 tin Nestle Cream (200g)
1 tub Yoghurt
4 Eggs
Some Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 can Spinach - see photo below
1 big Onion
1 Chili
4 cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp Curry Powder
4 Sausage - chopped 
Salt & Pepper
Mixed Herbs


METHOD:
1. Heat up 1 tbsp oil & saute sliced chili, garlic, big onions & sausage.
Add in curry powder & some salt.
Stir for a while  dish out.


2. Beat eggs slightly & add in cream & yoghurt.
Add in shredded cheese, spinach & cooked sausage.
Add in salt, pepper & mixed herbs.


3. Pour filling into cooked shells & bake 15 minutes until filling is cooked.
Serve warm.

I also made a big one (in the following day):


Here is the canned spinach:

Happy Birthday to October Babies



Khas untuk member2 yg nyambut harijadi di bulan October iaitu Kakasma & Hasue (betul ke Sue? Along ingat2 lupa). Juga kalau ada yg lain2 tu yang Along ter'miss' tu, tolong kasitau & amik kek ni bawa balik ya. Sorry le ya, kita ni kesibukan selalu, jadi kita recycle je kek yg buat dolu, huduh sikit but my belated thoughts hopefully make you happy.....hehe. Love you all....mmmmuah!

Semuga Oktober babies semua nya panjang umur, sihat & gembira selalu! Amin!

UPDATE: Ooops... juga Ummi and Deeja... love you...love you...tolong amik kek beday dari Along ni yek .... ada sape2 lagi ke born Oct ni?

Sausage Rolls




Made these Sausage Rolls yesterday for the party using the same pastry recipe from Sardine Rolls. I made them all in a hurry & the result was too crumbly & most of the pastry breaks when hold too hard on it. I used assorted filling : mushroom sausages & mini black pepper sausages.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bridal Shower Cupcakes


Moist chocolate cupcakes decorated with fresh cream, royal icing and fondant. The recipe for chocolate cupcakes has been posted earlier. I made the fresh cream and fondants whilst Cik Mala was kind enough to help me with the royal icing flowers and leaves.

Bridal Shower for Lily & Kate


Lily and Kate are getting married soon (I meant with their respective male partners lah...hehe) and therefore the WomenNetwork gave bridal shower party to them today at Cik Ja's house. Herewith some photos of the makan-makan event today:
 
Cupcakes, Spinach Quiche and Sausage rolls by AlongRoz:



BBQ chicken puff and Egg Tarts by a local hotel:


Starters by Michelle:
 


Lasagne from Boat Club:

Crackers:

Cheesecake from Cik Su:


Jellies from local bakery:

Curry Noodles @ Mee Kari


Actually I made this two days ago but was too busy & tired to update the blog. I've been busy lately preparing for friends' party which to be held this evening.

The recipe is from my aunt (Mak Yong) which I learned during recent Hari Raya visit in my hometown. Whole family enjoyed it very much! In meantime, enjoyed the photos first. Will update later when I've got more free time, got to chow now...
***********************************************************************************
 Here is the recipe, sorry for late update:

(Serves 6 persons)
INGREDIENTS:
5-6 Shallots*
4 cloves Garlic*
1/2" Ginger* (* pounded)
Rempah Tumis
2 tbsp Chili Paste
2 tbsp Curry Powder + some water (Along guna cap Babas)
2 Chicken Thigh - chopped
1/2 pot Coconut Milk
1/2 can Evaporated Milk
1 Magge Chicken Cube
Assorted Fish Cakes & Fish/Seafood Balls
1 Beancurd
1 kg Fresh Yellow Noodles**
Mustard Leaves**
Bean Sprouts** (** blanched)


METHOD:
1. Heat some oil & fry pounded ingredients & Rempah Tumis until fragrant.
Add in chili paste & stir for a while until fragrant.
Add in curry powder paste & stir until oil surfaced.
Add in chicken & stir until well mixed.
Add in coconut/evaporated milk & chicken cube and stir until boiling.
Add in the assorted fish/seafood cake/balls and bean curd.
Salt & MSG to taste.


2. Serve noodles with curry gravy, topped with blanched vegetables, fried onions, lime & sliced chilies.... Enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lamb Curry


 Dah lama tingin nak makan lamb, tapi kat Miri ni lamb import dia tak sah2 tulis halal so malas nak beli (orang Melayu lain ramai yang beli tapi kita jangan ikut orang, yakinkan diri sendiri dulu...). Kalau nak makan lamb, kena pergi Brunei beli. Ini pun hasil shopping dari Brunei kelmarin dan masak untuk makan tengahari tadi. Masak kari yang kaw2 & pedas... fush.. berpeluh makan, nak pulak ada sambal tempoyak tadi tu.... huhuhu... puas hati... hehehe.

Malas nak menaip resepi, masak macam kari biasa je tapi letak serai. Korek2 lah gobok kat sini dah ada respi kari.

Cury recipe was posted before (beef / chicken curry), just replace it with lamb. Adjust the consistency that you like by adding more / less coconut milk & more / less curry powder for hot / mild taste.

Fish Ball Mixed Soup


Our simple dish last night but everyone enjoyed it......



I love fish balls and other products made in Brunei not just for the special quality but also the "halal" comfort. Only managed to buy two varieties during my short trip yesterday & I guess others were sold out (usually there were also fluffy fish cakes of various flavour, and ready made yong tau-fu).

Simple soup will be nice whereby you can enjoy it by itself or with rice:

INGREDIENTS:
Fish Balls
Prawn Sticks
(or any other fish/seafood products of your choice)
Some chicken
1 Potato - diced 
4 cloves Garlic*
1 tsp Black Pepper corns* (*pounded) 
1" Ginger 
Salt


METHOD:
1. Heat up some oil & stir-fry pounded ingredients until fragrant.
Add in chicken pieces & stir for a while.
Add a liter of water & rest of ingredients.
Cover & cook until potato is tender.


2. Served with Kicap + Cili Padi sauce.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby Liana First Solid Feed - Avocado Puree



The child specialist doctor that we saw yesterday advised that it is time for baby Liana to start on her solid food. I decided to start her with Avocado puree. The reason I chose it because I want to start my baby with something natural & prepared at home instead of the bottled or processed food. Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess as well as its high nutrient content.

The first time introduction was 1 tsp & Liana's reaction was positive. She enjoyed it very much which I can tell from her kicking & smiling reaction.



RECIPE:
Buy medium soft avocado.
Peel avocado & grate the flesh with the finest grater.
Grate just amount needed (1 tsp for the first introduction). 
It is now ready to be fed to baby.

Liana 5 Months

Today Liana is 5 months old and she can turn... (although she doesn't really like it & prefer to sit up on her rocking chair or get carried).

Took her for the regular vaccination yesteday and surprisingly she did not put on weight since the last 2 months. Must be due to the sickness after travelling whereby she lost some weight. Although she has gained some weight back eversince, the chart shows a static trend. Checked with our baby specialist and he suggested that it is time for Liana to start on solid food.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fried Bitter Gourd


Fresh Bitter Gourd was very cheap yesterday and was promoted by the hypermaket salesboy. Fried Bitter Gourd crossed my mind instantly which I recalled seeing it at Zana's house, so I bought one huge one. Anyway, once I was in the kitchen I got too lazy to check on the recipe so just threw in whatever... kalau tak betoi, tolong komen ya dik zana...hehe.

INGREDIENTS:
Bitter Gourd - sliced thinly in half ring shape
4 tbsp Rice Flour
4 tbsp Plain Flour
1 tsp Curry Powder
Water, Salt


METHOD:
1. Rub bitter gourd with 1 tbsp salt & leave for 10 minutes.
 This is to reduce the bitter taste. Rinse.


2.Mix all ingredients to form smooth batter.
Dip bitter gourd in the batter & deep fry until crispy.

Mini Sardine Rolls


These Mini Sardine Rolls were  also made for Mamasya's visit on the recent Saturday. I have also made it earlier on during Hari Raya makan with relatives & was pleased with result that I made it again this time. The pastry is flaky & crispy (rasa lemak2 butter....).

The recipe was found in RecipeNet posted by Yong but originated by KakTeh - thanx to both of you. Here is the recipe rewritten and edited to suit my method:

(Makes 60 pieces)
PASTRY:
250g Butter
500g Plain Flour
A pinch of Salt
cold water
(as a guide Along used about 3-5 tbsp)

Use rubbing in method to mix flour and butter until they become like bread crumbs. Add the salt and pour in the cold water just enough to form dough. Chill while preparing for filling.

FILLING:
1 can Sardine
- drained & mashed 
1/2 Big Onion - chopped
1 Red Chili - sliced
1 Kasturi Lime
Salt

-Mix well

METHOD:

Roll out the dough, place filling and roll. 
Cut into short rolls (about 1.5" length) & slice the top surface before brushing with beaten egg.
Bake at 175C for about 30 mins. 

Photo of the earlier attempt:


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bandung Jelly


Made this simple dessert yesterday for Mamasya's visit. Recipe taken from Mat Gebu.

INGREDIENTS:
1 packet Jelly Powder (Konyaku)
200g Sugar
800ml Water
250ml Milk
3 Daun Pandan
3/4 tsp Rose Syrup (I used 1/2 cup) 
1 cup Grass Jelly
Few drops Rose color (I added this)


METHOD:
1. Boil all ingredients until dissolved, stirring with whisk all the time.
Discard pandan leaves.
Add in Grass Jelly.


2. Pour into mould.
Cool & chill.

Breakfast Menu


Menu: Toasted Bread with slice cheese filling, Fluffy Omelet, Spicy Baked Beans, Fried Sausage & Salad

Looked simple but I think preparing & cooking fried noodles are simpler as it is all-in-one, whilst the above requires different preparation of several types.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Visit by MamaSya


Hari ini dalam sejarah, buat pertama kali nya dapat bersua dengan member cyber. Sonok nya dapat bersua dgn MamaSya (Zalia) dari Brunei. Besar-hati sebab Mamasya, hubby & anak2 sudi datang ke rumah Along di Miri ni. Terutama nya baby Liana dapat main2 dgn baby Syakirah. Sorry lah Mamasya ya, sebab Along masak ala kadar je. Kuih raya pun tinggal seredak je....hehe.



Tengok ler budak tecik dua orang ni...Syakirah dah lena, mama dia suh bangun posing. Liana pulak memang tak leh dok diam lama2 mula lah buat muka monyok dia tu...


Ini pulak the boyz... my 2R's and Mamasya's 4Ss.


Dah susah2 datang dari jauh, bawa buah tangan pulak lagi. MamaSya ni memang rajin, sempat pulak dia buatkan Along Pineapple Tart & Muffin Durian - semua nya kiut2 & sedap sangat! Siap kasi mangkuk emas lak sebijik... Maceh ya Mamasya atas kunjungan dan juga buah tangan ni....Semuaga persahabatan kita berpanjangan & dapat jumpa lagi pada suatu hari nanti.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Diwali


Happy Diwali to my dearest friend Love & family - hope you enjoy the celebration. Also dedicated to all Malaysians...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Glutinous Rice Rolls (Pulut Gulung Serunding)



 Made this just now and took me only about an hour of preparation. Just wanted to clear out the ingredients in pantries and for kids' breakfast tomorrow.

I did not measure the ingredients but don't worry, no accuracy necessary.

INGREDIENTS:
Some glutinous rice - washed 
Coconut Milk + Salt
Seaweed sheets - roasted slightly 
Serunding


METHOD:
1. Steam glutinous rice. Sprinkled with coconut milk occasionally & cook until tender.

2. While still hot, place the glutinous rice on the seaweed sheet.
Spread some serunding & roll tightly.
Slice & serve.


Note: For ease of rolling, use bamboo sheet (used for sushi rolling).

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mamak Fried Chicken



Saw this at Noreen's blog few days ago & gave it a try. Emmm....nyummy...

Original recipe is by Hanieliza but recipe is copied from Noreen's blog. Thanks to both of you.

Bahan-bahan:
1 ekor ayam - dipotong ikut suka
1 sudu besar rempah kari
1 sudu besar lada sulah
1 sudu kecil kunyit serbuk
daun kari secukupnya
garam secukup rasa


bahan2 kisar:
3 ulas bawang putih
3 biji bawang merah
5 tangkai cili kering
1 inci halia

cara:

  • gaulkan ayam dengan semua bahan
  • perapkan selama 1/2 jam atau lebih
  • selepas itu gorengkan sehingga garing dan keemasan
  • hidangkan panas2 dengan nasi lemak atau nasi putih

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hello from Liana


Buat auntie2 yang merindui (especially auntie Zana & auntie Hana)...hehe... mama tak syorok tapi saya baru je sihat selepas balik kampung dari raya hari tu kena paru2 infection. Berat badan pun menurun tapi alhamdulillah, dah sihat semula & berat badan pun dah mula naik kembali... Mmmmuah from baby Liana untuk semua....