Kuih Seri Muka

Kuih Seri Muka

This coming 25th and 26th February, Kuwait will be celebrating their National Day and Liberation Day. Their government is always generous in giving holidays and therefore everybody will get 4 days break from the 24th to the 27th (Sunday is a working day for Kuwait) giving a total of 6 days if you count the weekend leading towards the National and Liberation day. What makes it wonderful is the school will be closed for the whole week. Last year we took a road trip to Mecca and Madinah for Umrah and this year we decided to visit Istanbul. Well, it will a short break for everyone and hopefully will be a memorable one. Istanbul is one of the destination that was in our list when we first arrived here but somehow we kept on postponing the trip and other destination seems to take priority over it. So, Istanbul here we come, insyaallah!

We will fly there on in the morning (flight is at 7 am) and by 27th evening we will be back home in Kuwait. Now is already midnight and we will be leaving the house in about 4 hours and guess what… haven’t finish packing ha ha ha…. so, lets get to the point. Here is the recipe for my Kuih Seri Muka. Cant remember which website I got this recipe from but have been using this for the last 5 years, so… to the owner of the recipe… thanks a million. Have a nice break everyone. See you in a week time.

Ingredient:

Top Layer:

  • 60g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 225ml coconut milk
  • 140g sugar
  • 150ml pandan water

Bottom Layer

  • 250g glutinous rice
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil

Method:

  1. Bottom Layer : Mix everything in a pan and steam for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  2. Top Layer : Beat sugar and egg till the sugar dissolve. Add coconut milk and pandan water. Add the flour and mix well. Pour the batter onto the steamed bottom layer  and steam for 45mins to 1 hour.
  3. Cool for 1-2 hours before cutting. 
Kids Favourite kuih

Kids Favourite kuih

 

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Pancakes

My Homemade pancake

My Homemade pancake

This week is The International week for the Infant Department. Each class was given one specific country and during this week, the kids learned everything about that country such as their history, culture, food, clothing and as well as the meaning of the colours of their flag. Haqeem’s class learned about Egypt and today everyone come to school wearing the costume representing the country that they have learned. Kat sini people take costume day seriously and a lot of shops sell costume for almost all occasion. So, yesterday we bought Egyptian costume from the Toy World and mind me, it cost KD8… mahal gila. That will be RM88! Nak pengsan rasanye. Nak tengok RM88 punya costume looks like? Ini lah dia…

Ready to visit my Pyramid hihihi

Ready to visit my Pyramid hihihi..

The Paroah in school

The Pharaoh in school

Haqeem with his best buddy Hamad

Haqeem with his best buddy Hamad

This is a girl from Zimbabwe... anak Pn Lisa Samad

Pn Lisa Samad’s daughter representing Zimbabwe…

African continent!

African continent!

Aren't they cute?

Aren’t they cute?

Okay… back to business  Today nak cerita pasal pancakes. When Umi is super duper lazy , all you can see on a breakfast table will be pancakes pancakes and more pancakes he he he. This recipe makes a fluffy pancakes and the best thing is, you can make the pancake mixture and store it in your pantry way ahead of time. No need to buy the store box pancake mix when you can make it yourself. The recipe was taken from Nigella Lawsan, one of my favourite chef from Food Network.

My breakfast....

My breakfast….

Ingredients:

Pancake Mix:

  • 600g flour
  • 50g baking powder
  • 50g sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Pancakes:

  • 1 cup pancakes mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk ( I sometimes just used fresh milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter – melted

    Fluffy pancake

    Fluffy pancake

Method:

  • Pancakes Mix : Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix. Use the mix within 3 months.
  • Pancakes : Whisk together the egg, the buttermilk and melted butter in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don’t try to work all the lumps out. Lightly butter the griddle. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.
Lovely

Lovely

Fridge Magnet London Europe Trip 2012 – Part 5

Switzerland is one of the country that I always wanted to visit… fell in love with its beautiful scenery and landscape. Switzerland is always breathtaking no matter when you decided to visit… its just amazing masha Allah.

Here are some great shots that we managed to capture during our last trip to Switzerland…

Swiss Mt Cox and King

The lake at the bottom of Mt Cox and King, Switzerland

Somewhere near Mt Cox and King, Switzerland

Tell me if this is not breathtaking….

Top of Mt Cox and King

Top of Mt Cox and King

Thrummelbach Fall from far…

Trummelbach Fall entrance

Trummelbach Fall entrance

Jungrfau... Top of Europe

Jungrfau… Top of Europe

Okay… now these are my new FMs for Switzerland, France and Austria for your viewing.

Switzerland FM

My Swiss Army Knife FM

France FM

Champs-Élysées – the famous street in France

Mont-Blanc – Plate Number FM

Mont-Blanc – Coin FM

Le Mer de Glaze (Sea of Ice) – France

Aiguille Du Midi (Needle of the South)- France

Austria FM

Austria Symbol Flower – Edelweiss