Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hiatus again and again

Dear hiatus,

Aaarrrggghhhh!!! This is my third time on hiatus. You know that I am a working woman, I only cook and bake on weekend. And now, another exam is awaiting. I didn’t want to fail again like previous exam *oops! all over the world knows that I was failed*, so I have to study harder on the weekend *of course, I don’t have another time* and put aside my cooking and baking projects *again* huhuhu.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pennylane Brownies

Dear brownies lovers,

As I promised you before, I would like  to share the famous brownie recipe taken from mbak Riana's blog. This brownie is easy to make, healthy and cheap! Yea, because it used vegetable oil and peanuts. Let's take a look at below recipe, of course with a little modification hehehe...

4 eggs x 2
2 cups castor sugar x 2
½ tsp salt x 2
1 1/2 cups flour x 2
¾ cup cocoa powder x 2
1 tsp vanilla powder x 2
1 cup vegetable oil x 2
1 cup roasted peanuts -> 100gram x 2
½ cup chocolate chips -> 105 gram x 2
All the ingredients were multiplied by 2, because I made 2 tins.

- Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celcius. Prepare 2 brownie tins 10x30x4cm in size, line them with baking paper, grease with margarine.
- Beat with mixer the eggs and sugar until the sugar dissolves and the batter looks pale. Add salt, beat well.
- Turn off mixer, sift the flour, cocoa powder and vanilla into the batter, fold. Add oil, stir well. Add peanuts and chocolate chips, stir well.
- Pour the batter into the tins, bake for +/- 45 minutes (in my oven). Test until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cooled first before serving.

It is always yummy, never fails, and no guilty at all *maap lebay hehehe*. By the way, my brownie is over baked alias gosong *oops*, so I cut the top, but it is still yummy *iya kan iya kan hehehe*.


    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Arem-arem Mie

    Dear friends,

    When my friend asked me to bring some snacks for exercising gerak jalan at the office, I tried to make Arem-arem Mie and Pennylane Brownies *the famous brownies from Mbak Riana - NCC*. First of all, I would post the Arem-arem Mie recipe taught by my mom. Here is the recipe. Hope you like it!

    4 garlics
    5 shallots
    6 candlenuts *horreeyy I know kemiri in English*
    1/2 sdt salt
    Cooking oil to saute
    150 gram mincemeat
    2 glass coconut milk, boiled
    4 eggs, beaten
    1 tbs pepper
    2 sachet Royco
    4 packs noodles, boiled then drained, cut into small pieces * I used mi telur cap 3 ayam*
    100 gram scallions, sliced
    3 small celery, sliced
    50 gram cayennes
    Banana leaves to wrap the rolls

    - Grind garlics, shallots, candlenuts and ½ tsp salt to make the spice paste.
    - Then saute the spice paste until fragrant, add mincemeat, stir until done, pour coconut milk, beaten eggs, pepper and Royco.
    - Mix well the spice paste with noodles and sliced scallions and celery.
    - Take a piece of banana leaf and put small amount of noodles and one cayenne in it, then roll the banana leaf into a roll *look at the above picture, sorry I can’t describe it very well*, close the roll with a stick or clean toothpick or stapler.
    - Repeat this method for the rest of the ingredients.
    - Steam for about 30 minutes.
    - Served while hot with chilli sauce.
    - Makes approximately 20 big rolls.

    I always feel happy whenever I can translate the recipes into English. It is so difficult, but I try my best to do it.  I think, it’s a kind of challenging task hehehe.

    Let’s cook!

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Old & New

    Happy New Year!

    This is my first post in 2012 with a new layout *yeayyy!!!*. Been busy lately, so I can't update my blog. But I promise that starting next week I will cook & bake again. Say goodbye to books and exam for a while hehehe. 

    Speaking about my blog, anyway it's already 1 year old. I am so happy with it, because it is my first serious blog, that I should maintained regularly. Thank God, I've already posted 26 articles and hit 2,541 viewers until now with *uhuk* only 2 comments from my idols *thank you so much mbak Vania and Friska* and 1 follower. For me, it's a nice beginning.

    And now, let me introduce you with my new layout, *ehm* coffee background with chocolate font. Sounds yummy, isn't it?

    Why I choose coffee and chocolate as theme of my background in this year? Who doesn't like coffee and chocolate anyway? Well, actually I don't like coffee before. But last year my father's alternative doctor suggested me to drink black coffee with bananas twice a day. He said that coffee is good to strenghten your heart. I didn't believe it at the firts time, because when I was in high school I always drink coffee every night to stay awake for study for tomorrow's exams. But it never works out, I got stomach ache and my heart beats fast and sweaty in my palms. Since then, I decided I will never drink coffee again.

    Since the doctor convinced me to drink it, I tried to drink it again. And you know what? I fell in love with coffee ever since. I am enjoy trying many kinds of coffee especially kopi tubruk:p. I started to enjoy coming to the cafe such as Anomali Coffee, Starbucks, J.Co and Kopitiam Oey. And I will try all the cafe whenever possible. Ask me to go there and I will join;).

    Well, that's the reason about my theme background. Happy new year friends! May this year will be better than last year. Healthier and wealthier!

    Salam kopi tubruk & pisang goreng,