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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:

Ingredients:
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
-Butter
-Flour
-Milk
-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)

Methods:
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..

Bahan:

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.

Kaedah:

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.



Ingredients:

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

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



Method:


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.
Enjoy. 

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.

Birds

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 :

Method:

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.

Enjoy!!!


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.

chocolate mousse






It's been a while now since I last whip up something.. The new member of the family sure does means that I will have insufficient me-time. 
This is something that I tried making for my anniversary, and it doesn't turn out as bad as I think it would.. hehe. 
I got the recipe from Martha Steward web page, so you can be somewhat sure it's gonna be good, or at least not bad. 


Ingredients:

4 large egg yolks
4 tablespoons sugar
2 cups heavy cream
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Methods:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup heavy cream. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until mixture coats back of spoon, 3 to 4 minutes (do not boil). Remove from heat; whisk in melted chocolate and vanilla. Strain into a bowl; chill until cool.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat remaining 1 1/4 cups heavy cream with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/3 of whipped cream into cooled custard mixture, then gently fold in the rest with a rubber spatula.
  3. Spoon into serving dishes; chill, covered, at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

what I did was; I doubled the ingredients, and made two type of chocolate mousse at the same time: dark chocolate and white chocolate. But I did blend between the two to get a light brown colored mousse. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Stuffed Spinach Lasagna



Ingredients

Stuffing
A- Spinach +- 500 g
B-3 cloves of garlic; chopped
C- cream cheese +- 20
D- olive oil for saute

E- Tomato sauce; plain marinara or bologna
F- Lasagna sheets; cook according to instructions on package
G- Cheese slice; such as cheddar, or mozzarella
H- salt pepper to taste.

Methods

1- Saute the garlic in olive oil until tanned
2- Add spinach and cook till wilted. Let it cool
3- You can cut the spinach into small piece if you want to. Add the spinach to the cheese. Mix well.
4- In a casserole dish, spread a layer of sauce.
5- Put a dallop of the cheese-spinach mixture on top of the lasagna sheet
6- Roll the lasagna and put it on top of the sauce. Arrange the lasagna roll to fit the casserole dish.
7- Spread another layer of sauce on top of the rolls.
8- Put a slice of cheese slice on top of each roll.
9- Bake until cheese slice melted.
10- Enjoy warm