Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry X'mas & Happy New Year

Thanks guys for your time to visit my website and all your comments...
I wish you ....Merry X'mas & happy New Year



Sunday, November 30, 2008

KBB#8: Bitter Chocolate Peppermint Biscuits

This month Challenge is Bitter Chocolate Peppermint Biscuits.... hemm.. yummy ... Choocccoolate .... Peppermint... I love both of them... They said these biscuits like Tim-Tam...Vanilla or Chocolate Biscuits covered by Chocolate... he..he... No idea about it... 'cos never buy them .... sorry ...^_^...

We are better try to make and compare them... it's much better than bla..bla...


They are "HEART" shapes 'cos I made them with "LOVE" ...^_^...
Sweety Black...It's black and Sweet...It's totally different shape..."HEART"... I don't think so that you ate a heart chocolate peppermint biscuit...cos they are not on MARKET... since they are not on the market why don't you try it by yourself ...^_^...


Bitter Chocolate Peppermint Biscuits

Source: Donna Hay for Canvas, NZ Herald.

Ingredients :

185 g butter, softened

1 cup caster sugar

1 egg

2 cups plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 cup icing sugar

1 tsp peppermint flavouring

2 Tbs water

200g dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa)

1 cup cream


Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy, add the egg and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture and fold through.

Gently knead the dough to bring together.

Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper to 2mm thick.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut out 36 x 7 x 5cm rectangles. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper---> I cut them out with the heart cookie cutter

and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays. -->I baked them with 150C for +/- 30 mins

Combine icing sugar, peppermint flavouring and water, and mix until smooth. Set aside. Combine the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over low heat and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside.

Sandwich three biscuits biscuits together with peppermint icing.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Lightly grease a wire rack and place over a baking tray. Place the layered biscuits on a fork, dip each one into the chocolate mixture, place on the rack and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set..

hemm... it's so nice... I don't know about Tim-Tam Biscuits but my ones are yummy... FOR SURE !!! ...^_^... Doesn't matter the chocolate cover are cracking... don't care about the look.. the important thing is the TASTE... SO GOOD... SO REFRESHING!!

Try it by yourself ...and tell me what do u think ...^_^... for me it is too sweet ...^_^...

Happy Reading!

Enjoy and be blessed...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Reading Time - HAVE A BREAK ...^_^...

Time for Reading?...hemm.. when do u have a time to read?...

Some people love to read on the breakfast or morning tea time... take a sheet by sheet.. what is the news today? any gosip? but some people love to read on the afternoon tea time.. take a time to have a break from all your activities ... come on mums... you need a break from cooking, cleaning, children, bla..bla..bla... so tiring...

Hemmm doesn't matter what is your occupation or sex.... YOU NEED A BREAK!!

Grab your glasses, magazine, newspaper, book, ipods... UP TO YOU... but don't forget a cup of coffe or tea or chocolate and a slice of cake or biscuits or cookies


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pumpkin Soup

The Weather was a little bit cold and I saw a pumpkin under a table @ my kitchen... Hemm it'll be nice to eat something hot in this weather and quite long I didn't eat any pumpkin soup... so I directly searched a recipe on my book collections and found this recipe.



Pumpkin Soup
Recipe from The FARMHOUSE Cook Book by Liz Trigg


25g / 1 oz / 2 tbsp Butter
1 large Onion, Chopped
2 Shallots, Chopped
2 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
900g / 2 lb / 6 cups cubed pumpkin flesh
2 litres / 3 ½ pints / 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
½ tsp ground cumin
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh parsley or chives, to garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onion and shallots for 4-5 minutes until just softened. Add the potatoes, pumpkin, stock and spices, with a little salt and black pepper. Simmer, covered, for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked vegetables to a food processor. Process until smooth, adding a little of the cooking liquid if needed. Stir the puree into the cooking liquid remaining in the pan. Adjust the seasoning and reheat gently. Served garnished with the fresh herbs.

Serves 6-8

Enjoy and be blessed ...^_^...

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Hi guys,

Hemmm...having Online buddy is very fun... really fun... we can learn and share our knowledges. ... I learned a lot from the Net and made friends through it... It's so cool .. No Matter where you are, you can get connected...

I saw my Online buddy cakes decoration... and they are so good and talented.. One day, I saw Ci Maya's MP and Ci Vin's MP, they made cakes which decorated with fruits... hemm... It's so beautiful... so I told them I love to try to decorate the cake with fruits too and Please teach me how to do it...They taught me... bla..bla

So 1st time I tried to decorate the cake which I made for "September B'day people @ Church" ... I was really happy with the result 'cos he jelly was a little bit messy and the buttercream was too soft ...

Please, have a look by yourself :

It's a buttercake filled & covered with Chocolate Buttercream and Decorated with Fresh Strawberries .... hemm..yum..yumm.. but a little bit messy .... who's cares... the important thing was yummy ...he..he ... tried to cheer up myself ..he...he.. btw... a lot people from church said that "It's yummy! " ...he..he..

Then the 2nd one, I made for my Auntie's B'day... She didn't know that I made for he.... It's a surprise ...... HAPPY B'DAY Kuku...She thought that I made for someone else ... ... The result of that cake was better than the 1st one...

Check it by yourself :

It's 3 layers cakes filled and covered with Chocolate Ganache and decorated with fruits... It's really good and yummy... I'm telling you the truth...he..he 'cos I tasted it by myself and got feedbacks from my friends...

So what do u think?... Which one is better?... number 2.... I'm agree with you ...

Btw thanks for being my Online Buddy and sharing your knowledge with me...

Luv you guys......

Thanks and be blessed ...^_^...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Food Photography Challenge # 7 : Catchy Colors - Chocolate Tuxedo Strawberries

This is my second entry to celebrate the 1st B'day KBB..

Let's have a party... it's not just you but my strawberries also love to have a party... HAPPY 1st B'DAY KBB...

Enjoy and be blessed ...^_^...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

KBB#7 (1st Catchy B'day) : LAPIS PEPE

Hi Guys,

This month is THE 1st KBB B'day, they gave us 3 options for the challenges so we can choose one or two or three challenges which we want to join to celebrate 1st KBB B'day. It's up to us. Their challenges are COOKING, BAKING and PHOTOGRAPHY.

I just chose 2 challenges to join... BAKING and PHOTOGRAPHY... I think they are enough for me...

I had a lot of egg white after made a "Lapis Surabaya with Mocha Flavour" for my anniversary cake... Think..think..what should I do with them?... Okay let's me try to the Lapis Pepe recipe from "KUE LAPIS BOOK ~ SEDAP".... I thought if it's success..I can use it for "KBB 1st B'day Challenge"... Thanks God it's success....

Since I don't have the pan as requested, I made 2 recipes and used 8 inches square pan...


Recipe from : SEDAP

  • 350 grams EGG WHITES
  • 1/2 tsp SALT
  • 1 tsp CREAM OF TAR TAR
  • 160 grams SUGAR
  • 100 mls COCONUT CREAM
  • 35 grams VEGETABLE OIL
  • 75 grams FLOURS
  • 20 grams MILK POWDERS
  • 1/2 tsp MOCHA PASTE
  • 1/2 tsp SPEKUK POWDERS ....(I didn't use it)
  • 1 tsp CINNAMON POWDERS FOR SPRINKLES ....(I mixed it all together on WHITE BATTER)

Method :

* With the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, salt and Cream of Tar tar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.... (I moved the batter to the bigger bowl... it's not enough in the 1st mixing bowl ...he..he)

*Pour the coconut cream and oil in, bit by bit with the slow speed.

* Add the flours and milk powder into the batter. Do it with the sifter. Fold them until blended. (be careful not to deflate the batter).

*Divided 2 the batter. 1 part of the batter mix with Mocha paste and the other part mix with Spekuk Powder.

*Pour 100 grams the Spekuk Powder Batter on the greased Tin 24x10x7 cm. Bake for 5 mins with top fire. Sprinkle with sifter the Cinnamon Powder.

* Pour 75 grams the Mocha Batter on top it. Bake it again for 5 min with top fire.

* Do it one by one til the batter finish.

Tip: Mix the Coconut cream and oil together. Pour in together, so not too long on beating !!!


Enjoy & be blessed ...^_^...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

KBB#6: Cheese Biscuits

Hi guys,

This time, KBB Challenge# 6 is BISCUITS with THE CHEESE as the main ingredient.

This Snack can be used @ the cocktail party or you can eat as a nibble... @ the end we need to use our own creativity to make the biscuits. They can be added any kinds of nuts or sprinkled them with Sesame seeds etc... Something need to be paid attention... is ON BAKING TIME. Every oven has different temperature, it has been advised to check every 5 minutes 'cos they are easy to get burn....You can use any kinds of mature cheddar, parmigiano, pecorino or etc..

I tried to finish this challenge before the end of this month...'cos I might delivery my second baby on the end of this month... Horay....


Source: Vogue Australia: Wine and Food Cookbook.


225g grated mature cheese -->
I used parmesan cheese
125g butter
125g flour
cayenne pepper to taste -->
I didn't use any cayenne pepper 'cos my girl will eat it ...^_^...
sesame seeds -->
I used sesame seeds & pumpkin seeds too as the decoration...

Method :

  • With finger tips, mix together cheese, butter, flour and cayenne pepper until mixture forms a mass. --> I used a pastry blender to mix

  • Butter a biscuit tray. --> I used cooking's easier ..he..he

  • Make small balls of the dough.

  • Roll some in sesame seeds and press on tray, placing them fairly far apart as they will spread while cooking. (We have pressed walnuts on some of the biscuits and, for a colour contrast, some chopped pistachio nuts). --> I pressed some pumpkin seeds then sprinkled with sesame seeds..

  • Bake biscuits in pre-heated oven 180C for 15 minutes. --> after 15 minutes I turned down the heat 'til 100-120 C and just baked biscuits a little bit longer to make them crunchy..

  • Store in an airtight container.

...So what do u think my biscuits? are they okay? or too dark?? he..he..

Look ...who was trying to eat my biscuits ...^_^...

Ooppsss... mom.... you got me.. he..he..

It's yummy... mommy... yum..yum ...^_^...

Happy reading..

Enjoy and Be Blessed ...^_^...

Sunday, July 20, 2008



It made from long grain rice and cooked based on Nigerian's Recipe.

I got the recipe from my pastor. She didn't know when I asked the recipe that we will make that recipe for her surprise b'day party.. he..he..

My hubby who cooked the rice and shaped like a cake.. We served Indonesian Fried Chickens, Bangladeshi Lamb Curry, and Samoan Taros cooked with coconut milk.

Wow... Every Nation's Dishes on the plate..

btw if you want to have the recipe, you can ask to Pastor Yinka Opadiya by yourself..

Happy Reading...

Enjoy & Be Blessed ...^_^...