Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lemon Cake

Assalamualaikum to all. It has bee a while since I last wrote.. Well I didn't find any good recipe to post, until now.. It's a cake that intoxicate (no other word can best describe this) me with it's fragrance and taste.

a) 1/2 pound unsalted butter
b) 2 cups granulated sugar
c) 4 Large eggs, room temperature

d) 1/3 cup Lemon zest
e) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
f) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
g) 1 teaspoon salt
h) 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
i) 3/4 cup buttermilk. (I don't have buttermilk, so I used milk)
j) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Grease and flour your cake pan. You may line with parchment paper if desired.
2) Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer, until light and fluffy. about 5 minutes.
3) Add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the zest.
4) Shift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
5) In another bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
6) Add flour mixture alternately with the milk mixture, ending with the flour mixture.
7) Pour into baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Lemon curd
a) 7 egg yolks
b) 1 whole eggs
c) 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon.
d) 1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
e) 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes

1) combine  eggs, lemon and sugar in a saucepan,on medium heat, stir constantly with wooden spoon until mixture thick enough to coat back of spoon.
2) transfer mixture into a different bowl.
3) add the butter, stir with a wooden spoon until dissolve
4) put a layer of plastic on top of the mixture to avoid a skin from forming.
5) refrigerate for at least an hour.

Frosting: even though I've made a meringue frosting, I somehow find it unstable, thus still searching for a better frosting. Until then... Happy lemoning..


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Spicy lasagna tuna.

As both my parents are going for an academic leave, and as finding malay-style food will be difficult there, I somehow got a revelation on making Sambal- infused Lasagna; and somehow, it worked. My parents seem to like it, my husband praise it, so i would love for you to try it. So, this is how it was done:

A) Sambal:
-Oil -2-3 tablespoon
-Chili paste - 2 tablespoon
-Onion - 1, diced
-Tamarin paste - 2-3 teaspoon diluted in water
-Salt and sugar to taste
-Crushed dry anchovies (optional)

B) Tuna - crushed
(I used tuna chunks in oil, you can also use sardine, but I'll advice you to wash off the tomato sauce)

C) Corn or peas (optional)

D) Lasagna sheets

E) Roux
-Salt and pepper to taste

F) Cheese slices. (you can use cheddar, but mozarella have a more creamy taste.)

G) Water or milk

H) Breadcrumbs (optional)

1- Firstly, make the sambal; saute the sliced onion until fragrant, then add the anchovies (also until fragrant). then add the chili paste. cook until the color darkens, from bright red to a deep red; all the while stirring with caution. add the tamarin paste. add the salt and sugar to taste.
2- Add the crushed tuna or sardine. mix throughly.
3- Add the corn and turn off the heat. set aside
4- Prepare the roux: melt half block of butter. (about 100g), stir in flour and cook until the color seems more translucent. add in milk until smooth. (about 1 1/2 cup of milk). add in salt and pepper to taste.
5- Prepare the baking dish. put on a layer of oil onto the dish before putting in the lasagna sheet to help it un-stick to the dish.
6- Layering: lasagna sheet, then the sambal tuna, then the roux, then the lasagna sheet, the the sambal tuna, then the roux and lastly the cheese slice.
7- Pour in some water, or even better, some milk, to help the lasagna cook evenly.
8- Sprinkle some breadcrumbs if you want some crunch to your dish.
9- Bake until bubbly and cooked, about 40 minutes.
10- let it cooled down and set before enjoying. :)

Dendeng Ragi

resepi yg didapati dari Bibik Neneng. Pertama kali saya rasa masakan ini, memang rasa rugi dah lama hidup baru jumpa...hehe. terlebih2 pulak..


1/2 kilo daging (hiris nipis)

A (tumbuk atau kisar)
5-6 ulas bawang putih
segenggam ketumbar
4-5 helai daun limau purut
sesudu cili giling
garam gula secukup rasa.
sesudu besar tepung ubi.

1 biji kelapa parut.


Gaul bahan kisar dengan daging .
Biar diperap sebentar.
Gaul dengan kelapa parut.
Goreng hingga garing
Tapis dari minyak
Nikmati dengan nasi panas. Mmmm.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Carrot cake

I'm sure a lot of you had the chance to taste a slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I once had the chance about 3 years back. It was a revelation. it was not too sweet, but moist and nutty at the same time. But since that first time, I also have tasted once that are dry and not to my liking. So I've search far and wide for a recipe that I would like, and so far this recipe found to be a good one. Even my family agreed.


A (Meringue)
4 eggs white
1 teaspoon cream of tartar  or lemon juice

B (sieve)
250gm superfine flour
1 1/2 teaspoon

C (wet ingredients)
1 1/2 cup shredded carrot
100gm walnut chopped

4 eggs yolk
1 1/2 cup corn oil
160 gm castor sugar
140gm brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt


Mix together B, C and D. Fold in A.
Pour into a lined baking pan.
Bake in a preheated oven until the skewer comes out clean.
Let cool in the baking pan for at least one hour.
frost with cream cheese frosting while warm.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Animal felt blocks

As my Cinonet nearing 1 year old, I've been searching for suitable toys for her, and I found that blocks is one of a good choice. And in spirit of DIY, I made my own blocks using felt.. in animals form, so the idea seems much cuter.
I was the one who got excited and made more that I originally wanted.
Sheep, lion, rabbit and cat.

Bumblebee, butterfly and ladybug.

Water dwellers: whale, turtle and goldfish.


Cinonet for now just randomly swipe and throw them.. maybe she'll develop the stacking phase soon enough.. hehe.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lasagna simplify

Since my last lasagna, I noticed that a lot of people had adjusted their lasagna recipe, which I soon follow and found more economic and no less appetizing. I did the adjusted lasagna for Aidilfitri, and it was a huge hit.
This is what I did :


1) Layer a baking dish with olive oil.

2) Put a layer of lasagna sheet, Put a layer of bologna sauce, Put a layer of white sauce

3) Repeat method 2 as needed. I only did two layer.

4) Put a layer of cheese. I manage to found Mozarella slice.

5) Pour in half a cup of milk.

6) Bake until golden.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

New Love

Life has brought new love into my life. and I do love her with a vengeance. Though she can always spark an anger to my mood, but she is easy to love.. I don't know one can love someone as hard. And her cuteness is really another asset to people falling in love with her (I'm not the only one).
I thank Allah each day for giving her to us. She is such a blessing to us.
I dedicate this post to you Hana Sakinah. I do love you. May I can always be a good example to you and lead you to road to Jannah. In sya Allah.