Monday 24 September 2012

Martha's Pate Brisee and Goat's Cheese Quiche

Hi ya you all!Today I want to share with you a simple but yet versatile recipe that you can use for any types of tarts. This recipe is good for savoury or sweet tart or pies. I made this quiche yesterday, and decided to give goat's cheese a try!

Pate Brisee
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter, cold, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup iced water

You can use a food processor or a fork to work the dough. I used my fingers, but do not over work the dough if using your hands, the heat from your finger would melt the butter, and you might end up with a tough crust. The crust needs to be flaky when baked!

So......just work the batter to resemble bread crumbs, when all the ingredients come together sprinkle iced water just to hold them together. Lightly knead into one or two balls. Wrap in cling film and chill for about half an hour.

The quiche was even nicer this morning when I had for brunch!
Quiche Filling
3/4 cup full cream milk, beat with 3 eggs and pinch of salt
goats cheese
extra tasty cheddar cheese
tuna flakes in brine
nutmeg i couldnt find my black pepper!

To put the quiche together for the oven
I used 6 four inches tart moulds and 2 smaller moulds. Grease the moulds. Heat oven at 170C.
Remove the dough from the fridge. Take a portion that is enough to cover each mould...poke holes using a fork, cover with weights, I used rice and blind bake for about 30 minutes till golden. In the mean time prepare the filling.

Once the crusts were ready, spread the filling in the crusts, pour the milk, egg and salt. Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg powder or black pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes until the filling is set but jiggly, hehe!

The verdict....awesome! Love the after taste of the goat's cheese! can change the crust to make into a sweet tart by adding 1 tbsp sugar. I have replaced 1/2 cup flour with ground hazelnut to make a wholesome rich quiche. I have also tried replacing 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup grated cheddar to have a cheesy quiche, yumms!

I must thank Tina of Domestic Bliss for giving Martha's Pies and Tarts book, from which I got this recipe :p

xoxo Yani the Kitchen's the last quater of the year, I have to catch up with my work KPIs and bake cakes for those who are going into marriage bliss, hehe tra! 

Thursday 20 September 2012

Two flights and a few destinations....

Hiya you alls! Feels like ages since I last blogged here! ...and I have not been playing with my oven for a while too! I was in Singapore last week from Wednesday, got home on Friday night and hopped on another flight to Baling via Bayan Lepas. Let this pictures tell some stories....

Telco people with the phones almost all the time!

Dinner at Gunther's restaurant, French restaurant somewhere at Purvis Street...picture was taken by the waiter. 

What's a trip to Singapore without visiting Mustafa Centre...spend two evenings with Rima, Gilbert and Sonia!

I only had an hour to browse even though my hotel was on Orchard Road...errr managed to feel Mulberry, Tory Burch and Prada ...screaming I want I want I want! All so santik!

I love this road in Singapore...ehehehe Orchard Road, if you can't buy, browsing would be therapeutic enough!

I only got this TWG macarons from ION, yummmsss! 

We had a video conference at Allen and Overy before we departed home...all the legal people (well almost all) in Axiata

 View of Marina Bay Sands from Allen and Overy

I mean I love to travel, but it was really comforting to see a Malaysia aircraft to fly you home...sorry, I have to drama sometime!


We arrived in Bayan Lepas on Saturday morning via the low cost carrier , had our nasi kandar and drove straight to Kupang, Baling, Kedah...I mean my family and I! I renewed my driving licence in Bayan Lepas town as hubs left his in another wallet and mine expired last month...we were renting a car you see, hehehe... I didn't take any photos of my Tok Yam, I couldn't, to see someone like me half paralysed and so helpless, fullstop. We went to see my Mak Yah in Felda Lubok Merbau, but the pictures were all in Instagram, I spend a good time chatting with only aunty from my father's side. 

I wanted to just drop by Ayan's in Sungai Petani, only to find out that some of the St Nicks' beauties were having lunch there....bliss! Meeting them I mean, and the Nasi Daging and chutney was super sedap!

Azaihan, whom I have not met for some 29 years, Ayan, Timah and Kak Tan. Baz came later just before Muhammad started showing his true colours, ish ish ish!

...and we drove on Penang Bridge to Hard Rock Hotel...what a rocking hotel, good food, great hospitality, we are coming here again! 

Umar, smiling widely after his protruding tooth was extracted last month!

Yusof, 15 going 40 wakaka! 

Umar and Muhammad!

What's a trip to Penang without having a dose of , or another dose of Nasi kandarq! Nasi Kandar Mohd Raffe off Jalan Tg Tokong, opposite Balai Polis Tg Tokong

Boiling chicken curry, oh my super super super sedap!

Muhammad dosed off once boarding on the plane....and life continues as normal once we got to KL zzzzzzzz...till then xoxo Yani the Kitchen Guardian

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Bad Girl!

...that's me...who's been ignoring this blog...and been using my Iphone a lot these can follow me in Instagram @Osmayanikg, ehehe...

Anyway, I will be leaving across the straits this afternoon for work...and will be meeting Rima, of course! Things have been really hectic since we came back from Raya holidays. This weekend and next will be a breather, but the the kelam kabut will continue in the weeks to come...but alhamdulillah!but, but, but....I have not had the time to try new recipes and the very essence and purpose of this blog is for that huhu.....

...and before I just bury this pictures of the bakes I made, feast your eyes ya....

Devils Food Choc Cake with Luxurious Chocolate Buttercream

Meringue nest for Pavlova

Some french macarons...Salted Caramel, Dark Choc Ganache and Ribena in French Buttercream

I couldn't remember how many Red Velvet Cakes I made!

Some Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, too!

The comots letterings for Ain Eva's, taste of the cake not affected ya!

Made this for my Red Velvet addict cousins Lyn and Jordan hehe!

250 Red Velvet cupcakes!

Classic bakery style Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Some more macarons!

I made a few Choc Pavlovas, gungy chewy...ahhhh choclotae heaven!

Thank you Azlinda, Kak Puteri, Ain Eva, Datin Hazira, Lyn, Aunty Buntat, Kak Ana, Puspa for all this orders:p

...and not forgetting the first macaron book that got me hooked on macaron making and eating!

See you next week, inshaallah, have a healthy and happy weekend! I will be going back to see my Tok Yam in Baling via Penang on Saturday morning.

xoxo Yani, The Kitchen Guardian

Friday 7 September 2012

I'm Busy Counting Stars

.....yup just before I dozed off at night ...oops not, more like around the wee hours in the morning after i finished baking and tidy my kitchen!

I have been busy in the office ....and of course in the kitchen! I will be in Singapore next week, and I have to finish my work and do the work for my Singapore trip. It will not be a makan angin trip, but rather work, ie meetings with fellow legal counsels from the region. I will squeeze some time for teh tarik with Rima...don't know if I have time for Sun Lik or Phoon Huat..huhu...

Anyway...alhamdulillah macaron making is back in swing, and syukur so far there have been very few rejects, the aircondition unit in my living dining area is really a great much so I dozed off on one of the nights while waiting for my macarons to dry....ended up baking them at 2 in the morning when they were dried at around 10pm whoaaaa!

...and I had pleasure to meet my whatsapps friend who came all the way from KT for a holiday in KL.....Rina from Cantek Sekali deli!...Indeed she sangat cantik! gotta go, no lunch for me today, have to deliver some work later, ok bye!

xoxo Yani the Kitchen Guardian...have a healthy and happy weekend.

## been using my Iphone for fast nice picture taking , my teacher Saiful Nang will be angry!

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