Potato Bread

Potato Bread

Assalamualaikum, this morning I woke up with a flu and sore throat, so I quickly took anti-allergic tablet and since my other half going golfing… dengan senang hatinya I decided to masuk selimut balik. Unfortunately soon after my other half left, my little boy bangun… so have to keep him company while he watched his movie and since have nothing to do, I decided to make potato bread. Recipe got it from Rima – Bisousatoi blog… but sad to say that her bread looks softer than mine but I’m happy with it. Here is the recipe.

Bread ingredients
300gm bread flour
2 tsp instant yeast
3/4 tbs milk powder
3/4 tsp salt
50 – 70gm castor sugar ( I used 70g)
50g potato flakes (original recipe used 60gm potato – boil and mashed)
1/2 egg (use another 1/2 to apply on bread)
135ml cold water
30gm butter
1/2tsp bread softener (optional)
1/2tsp bread improver (optional)

Custard ingredients
1 tbs flour
1 tbs custard flour or corn flour
4 tbs castor sugar
1 cup milk
1 grade A egg
a pinch of salt
1tbs butter
Method

Bread : Add ingredients except butter into the BM, select DOUGH and then press ON. Once the dough is formed add the butter and let the cycle completed. Once it is done, punch down dough to let air out. Divide dough into 16 round balls and arrange on a greased 8″ x 8″ pan. Let it rest for another 45min.
Custard : Add in all of the ingredients EXCEPT butter in a heatproof bowl.. mix well making sure there is no lumps or what so ever… u can strain your mixture if u want. Double boil custard mixture and stir it till mixture turn thick and shiny. Once thicken turn off fire and add in butter. Stir and let it cool. Pour mixture in pipping bag.
Potato Bread : Apply egg mixture on dough and pipe custard mixture on it and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20mins.

Cheese Tart

Cheese tart

I bought cream cheese to bake this tart almost 2 months ago…. luckily the expiry date is April 2011…kalau tak, rugi je! So, after tangguh punya tangguh, yesterday I finally baked this cheese tart. At first I though of making blueberry cheese tart but after selongkar cupboard only to find that blueberry filling dah habis, terpaksalah buat the plain one. Here is the recipe.

Ingredient for Crust:

  • 125 g soften butter
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 small egg
  • 240g g flour

Ingredient for cream cheese:

  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 20 g soften butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small egg
  • Chocolate emulco for decoration

Method:

Crust : Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Add egg and beat again. Add flour bit by bit till dough is formed. Press the dough into the tart base and trim the edges. Poke the tart base to avoid the crust from rising. Bake @180C for 15-20 mins.

Cream Cheese: Beat cream cheese, butter and icing sugar till creamy. Add lemon juice and egg and mix well. Pipe into the tart base and decorate the top with chocolate emulco. Bake @ 180C for 10 minutes.

Masak Lemak Cili api Pucuk Paku

Masak lemak cili api pucuk paku

Assalamualaikum, just got back from Malaysia 2 days ago visiting my mum. Eventhough I was there for only 4 days, I am really happy and puas dapat tengok dia in person… really miss her! Insyaallah we’ll meet again this coming July.  Anyway, with regards to today’s recipe… you guess it right… I brought back some pucuk paku among other stuff from Malaysia because my other half really loves gulai pucuk paku ni he he he. Last night banyak betul my other half makan, so… berbaloi lah kena gelak kat semua org kat KL tu bila dia tengok I packed pucuk paku into my luggage! So, this is the recipe…

Bahan:

  • 2 ikat Pucuk Paku (ikatan kecil)
  • 1 cawan santan cair
  • 1 cawan santan pekat
  • 1 serai – ketuk
  • ikan bilis
  • 3 ulas bawang merah *
  • 5 cili api (boleh tambah kalau nak pedas) *
  • 1/2 inci kunyit *
  • garam/gula
  • asam keping

Cara:

  • Asing kan pucuk paku dari batang dan bersihkan. Tos.
  • Mesin bahan bertanda *.
  • Masukkan kesemua bahan kecuali santan pekat dalam periuk dan masak hingga mendidih.
  • Masukkan santan pekat dan masak hingga mendidih.

Mable Bread

Chocolate Marble Bread

Salam Maulidur-rasul….today is a public holiday for most if not all Muslim countries in the world. As for us in Kuwait, the government has decided to move the public holiday to Thursday (17 Feb) so that people can have a longer week-end, but… this should not stop us from reciting praises and blessings to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.).

Today’s recipe is Chocolate Marble bread and you can check out the original recipe  from Mat Gebu’s blog.

Ingredient 🙂
200 g bread flour (I used normal flour)
50 g flour
1 tbsp butter
140 – 150 ml fresh milk (I used 150 ml)
1 tsp instant yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp bread improver
1 tbsp cocoa powder + a bit of water to make paste (I used 1/2 tsp chocolate emulco)

Method 🙂

Put all ingredients except for butter and chocolate emulco into bread maker. Set the BM to dough mode and press START. After the dough is formed, add the butter and once the BM stop, punch the air out of the dough. Take it out and divide the dough into 3 portions. Take one portion and add the chocolate emulco. Knead the bread until the colour is mixed properly and then roll it to form a rectangular. Combine the other 2 dough and roll them to shape like a rectangular. Place the chocolate dough in the middle and cover it completely with the white dough. Cut the dough into 3 strips and then braid them (macam buat tocang rambut tu…). Place the braided dough into a bread pan and glaze it with butter and sprinkles some sugar. Bake at 180-190C for about 20-25 mins.

Harry

Oh…before I forget…I would like to introduce our newest family member… Harry! We adopted him last Saturday from the K’S Path Animal Shelter Kuwait.

Cake Pops

Ithnain Mubaraq to all…

Headache…waking up with one means that today is not a good day and the thought that today I have a Parents’ Evening at my daughter’s school makes me even lazier to do anything. Come to think of it, this evening will be a long evening…after the Parent’s Evening, I’m off to Haqeem’s dentist appointment…. yesssss budak kecik to sakit gigi yesterday afternoon… menangis sampai tertidur, kesian dia. Tried to make appointment yesterday but it was full. So, this evening will be an interesting one… can’t imagine how the doctor going to check his teeth… sure will be a struggle he he he. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst!!!

Anyway, before sakit gigi tu, he managed to eat  6 muffins (top only) while I was busy in the kitchen an of course nobody would like to makan the rest of the muffins… so I decide to make cake pops out of the leftovers…

Ingredient:-

  • 6 chocolate muffins
  • 25 g chopped chocolate
  • 25 ml milk
  • 15 g marshmallows
  • sprinkles

Method:-

Combine chopped chocolate, milk and marshmallows into saucepan and mix till melted. Crumble the muffins in a bowl and then pour in the chocolate mixture. Mix well. Scoop the mixture using small cookie scoop and roll it up into a perfect ball. Roll the ball in sprinkles and then place it into a mini paper cups. Place the cake pops in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!

Simple Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Today dok teringat apple pie McDonald and since I did see this simple recipe from Mat Gebu’s blog, I decided to give it a try.

Ingredient for filling 🙂

  • 2 Green apples, peeled, halved, cored, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices ( I used Fuji apples)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 tbsp cornflour
  • pinch of salt

Other ingredient 🙂

  • Puff pastry
  • Egg + 1/2 tsp vanilla, mix together

Method 🙂

Apple filling :- Heat up butter in a pan and then add in apples, raisins, cinnamon stick and brown sugar. Stir until sugar dissolve and apple soften. Add in corn flour, salt and lemon juice and cook until the filling thicken. Set aside to cool.
Apple Pie :- Take one slice of puff pastry and cut into 2. Place the filling  onto one of the pastry and cover with another and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top and bottom pastry by pinching the edges together. Brush the pie with egg and vanilla mixture. Bake at 190C for 25 minutes.

Rendang Hati

Rendang Hati

Hati (beef liver) from qurban baru2 ni still there in the freezer…I keep on thinking of how can I finish it off coz dah lama sangat kat dalam tu. So, since I was a bit “rajin” yesterday, I decided to make rendang out of it. This morning I made pulut kuning to couple with the rendang…but Sofea and Jessy still makan the pulut with serunding and sugar…hmmm typical Kelantanese!

Ingredient :-

  • I kg hati lembu
  • 4 lemongrass
  • 1/2 ” galangal (lengkuas)
  • 1″ ginger
  • 2 onions
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 10 dried chilies
  • 10 small thai chilies
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cummin
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tumeric leaf (daun kunyit) – rough chopped
  • 6 kaffir leaves (daun limau purut) – rough chopped
  • 1 asam keping
  • 1 tbsp kerisik
  • sugar and salt to taste

Method :-

Grind the coriander, fennel and cummin. Soak dried chillies in hot water until soft. Place soaked dried chilies, small thai chillies, onion, garlic, galangal, ginger and lemongrass into a blender. Blend to a paste.
Heat a heavy based pan. Add oil and then fry the paste until fragrant. Add the ground coriander, fennel and cummin and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Add hati (beef liver); cook over a medium heat until the liver is 1/2 cooked. Stir in salt, sugar, coconut milk, kerisik, asam keping, tumeric leaf and kaffir leaves. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until most of the liquid has gone and the liver is cooked (about 1 hour).