Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Bubur Lambuk........Adam dan Hawa!

Assalamualaikum, hi ya you all! I have been away from this blog for so long...at least that is how I felt! You can't imagine the kind of madness that I have been going through lately, I won't be able to describe! One thing for sure we are fine and happy!....and I have been baking loads and doing loads of office work as well!

Anyway, it was 10 Muharram last Saturday, and hubs wanted Bubur Lambuk...some people call them Bubur Asyura. He gave me two recipes, I chose this one that is not so spicy!

3 cups rice, washed and set aside
1 large onion, sliced
rempah tumis ie cloves, cardamom anise, cinnamon stick
oil for sautee, tumis
1 large onion, 5 cloves garlic, 2 inches ginger, pound or blend
2 tbsp rempah sup, I used Adabi's
2 tbsp rempah Baryani, I used Hj Sernan's ...the best!
about 500g minced beef, better to use thinly sliced and chopped beef, Ramly's was a practical option...I was making about 200 cuppies in between!
2 cups coconut milk, I used 1 cup and another small carton of KARA coconut milk, tu aje yg ada
salt to taste

Tumis or sautee sliced onions till fragrant, add the blended or onion, garlic and ginger tumbuk, fry till fragrant.  Add the rempah tumis. Add the rempah sup and baryani, add some water to make a paste, fry till fragrant yet moist still. Add the minced beef, fry till brown, add water and rice. simmer on medium fire till rice is about cooked, and then add coconut milk and salt to taste. I added/topped the water in the rice twice. I also sprinkled some sliced Chinese Celery (daun sup) and fried onions in the rice before taking it off the fire.

We finished the whole pot of Bubur Lambuk in one helping, hehe! Nothing beats home cooked meal!

......just as I was not happy with my Red Velvet cake recipe, the same thing goes with my Rainbow Cake or White Cake recipe! But guess what, last week I found the recipe that I was looking for! I made this and added Vanilla Extract in the blue batter. lemon paste in the yellow batter and raspberry puree in the crimson batter....the taste ....love it! And nowadays I use all pure butter in my frosting as well, I just love the vanilla buttery taste, of course making swirls could be a bit of a hassle as I have to keep chilling the buttercream when frosting a cake...they melt oh so easily!

....and here's what I did for Nissa, Kak Zaini's daughter's 21st birthday, I added berries puree in the batter! 

...love the colour combination of this macarons. Someone asked me if I froze my macaron shells so that all this colourfull shells. No, I don't do that, what I have been doing was sometimes to split the batter and do different colours. Or otherwise do different colours, hehe!

Mmmmm, I might be quite silent here, but I party in Instagram...do follow me @thekitchenguardian , and feast your eyes with the latest updates of pictures, mostly of my bakes and daily happenings at home and while at work!...and guess what my IG friends watch Adam dan Hawa, the current hot malay soap featuring the handsome Aaron Aziz..makes all of us go gaga! Ah well, I haven't the time to even watch an episode, but as a tribute enjoy this theme song hehe! I love love Siti Nurhaliza's voice and Hafiz's, of course!

I am off my baking radar this weekend, will be away for some teambuilding  get together and then fly to Langkawi with hubs and the kids! Till then, take care, be happy, bake a cake, don't fret :p:p:p

xoxo Yani thekitchenguardian

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Salam Maal Hijrah! ....Everyday Chocolate Cake!

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone! I have been away from this blog for a long time, well that's how I felt. But, that is how life is these days. I have been busy is an understatement! At the office I have very tight datelines to complete a few projects....Alhamdulillah, there are only two projects left that I have to work on, whilst I finalise the rest.

At home or rather in my kitchen, the orders are sorted out till end of this year, alhamdulillah....but I am taking a break in January 2013, to just do leisurely baking, ...and thinking of a quiet weekend in Singapore once the kids have settled down in their schools.

...in the mean time, here's the recipe of what I call Everyday Chocolate Cake. I got the recipe from Izzah Muffin Lover, instead of steaming the cake, I oven baked it but put water in several small containers in the oven! Voila! The reason why I call this Everyday Chocolate Cake is because one can just whip this any time, due to the simplicity of the recipe and the ingredients are readily available in everyone's kitchen!

1 cup APF
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
250ml milk
2 eggs size B
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (I used 125g)
3 tsbp condensed milk...you know when a recipe calls for susu pekat, you gotta try the recipe!
1/4 cup oil, I used my usual corn oil
2 tsp vanilla instead of 1...because my middle name is vanilla hihi

Beat butter  and sugar till light and fluffy, add eggs one by one, add sifted flour cocoa powder, baking powder, salt (I added). Once incorporated add milk, susu pekat and oil.

Bake or steam in a preheated oven or steamer. I baked in 170C oven with small containers of water (I used those small tart tins to put the water), using an 8 inch pan, for about 50 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache
Using double boil method I melted 200g dark chocolate, I used Callebaut and a few Valrhona buttons, added 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp condensed milk

...after that I enjoy, enjoy, enjoy -ed the cake almost all by myself, as hubs is not a chocolate cake person!

...Okey! What does Maal Hijrah mean to me....I am definitely a year older....I mean yup older...old  me! I'm still thinking of what I really want to do, I'm not going to kid myself and you about this.....bye!

xoxo Yani thekitchenguardian

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