Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Whenever there's a long weekend...i'm sure gonna love it cos my love ones will all be back! 

And i'll be the queen bee...bezzzyy in the kitchen.

And it's worth the... oohs! n aahs!... when their fingers were all licking good!

Okay...let's start with the pizzas.

It's been awhile since i baked... last night was the best!...*wink*

Maybe it was the superfine flour... n i had baked the dough 10 mins before topping it with the sausages...mushrooms...round onions...tasty cheese n mixed herbs.

The dough was very crunchy indeed!
It was finished within seconds.

And as for breakfast...i made two types of pancake...orange n chocolate chips pancake.

the zest of the oranges make it tastier!

Here's something for you peeps!

Orange Buttermilk Pancakes
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tlbs finely grated orange zest ( about 2 oranges )
3/4 cup buttermilk ( a cup of milk with 1 tlbs of lemon juice)
3 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp b.powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar 5 tlbs melted butter
vegetable oil for pan

Combine all; beat until smooth n bake them one at a time over medium heat.

The orange pancake was MARVELLOUS!!

But the boys love the chocolate chips pancake even more.

Chocolate chips pancake
2 cups plain flour 
3 tsp baking powder
2 tlbs castor sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
650 ml buttermilk
75 g.butter,melted 
3/4 cup chocolate chips
extra butter for brushing the pan

AND besides rice...

it's laksa AGAIN... everyone's favourite...n healthy too...no oil involve

Meanwhile Abg.Faiz managed to persuade us... tho some of us are reluctant to play along with his new game.

there's always a little boy in faiz....it's a moment of joy watching them together ...yg dua lagi pulak are forever with their computers!!

A night out...having something soup like...
steam boat.

Having precious moment with them...

The house wont be the same anymore when they've gone....

What more... rasyid will be continuing his studies after a month's break.
He had been a great companion n great help to me...i'm going to miss him alot!

Out of the blue...my youngest son lukman was having some sort of red tiny spots all over his body n having a temperature.

Syukur alhamdullilah...What a relief!... it's only a viral fever n not dengue... after a blood test.

He has to stay home for a few more days...but he'll miss the class.

One consolation...rahim will be around for a month...cuti semester.

And...i'll be seeing them again soon for the next chinese new year holidays...yeay!

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Looks like i'm loving every minute to make another coffee cake.

Hmmm...it's as easy as ABC...nice n delicious!

And the aroma of fresh coffee...just make me wanna more n more.....

French Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar( i used 3/4 cup sugar )
2 eggs
1 tbs.vanilla
1 tbs.instant expresso powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp.baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
And toffee bits for decoration

For the icing
1/4 cup butter,softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp.vanilla
2 tsp.instant coffee with 1 tlb hot water
1 tbs.whipped cream

Salam Maulidur Rasul to everyone.......

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Legaa!!... She's back!!!...I've been counting the days... My whole body dah aching so much... my stiff neck n shoulder pun giving me so much problem.

Itu pun we wanted to change the air ticket to extend her stay there...tapi dia tak ndak.
How nice of her kan!(she's one in a million)

Macam mana lah all this while she can do so much...in a day yaa.
I can only manage to do some of the housework...itu pun panting like anything...
Phew!! must give her credit lol.

Cant imagine if she's really not back... n life without her.

It's very generous of her to give me these....
a whole bunch of avocados n emping melinjo.

She knows that both are my favourite!

Do you know how much it cost an avocado here?
It's about rm5/-
Boy! how lucky i am....

Tapi yang menyedihkan pulak...she was fined about rm200 at the medan immigration for not producing her permit work card n insurance card when she's taking off.

How terrible! sebelum ni tak kene pun.
Hai ya...these people... just know how to get
some extra money!

Looks like we'll be paying her back...kesian!

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Lately... i've been craving to eat something tasty like coffee. Though i dont drink coffee but i love the cake that SMELL N TASTE of mocha!

Hmmm!....the aroma.....

Not that i detest coffee but after drinking...instead of making me awake all night...i'll have a heavy head or headache!

But it's not so for this delicious cake.....

Preparation time:
  30 minutes +
  15 minutes standing
Total cooking time:
  40 minutes
Makes two 26 x 8 cm bar cakes
( but i make them into one loaf pan )

1/4 cup finely ground espresso coffee beans
3/4 cup boiling water
( i put 1/2 of it with milk )
2 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup finely chopped pecan nuts
(it can be any nuts)
150 g unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to moderate 180C. Brush two
   26 x 8 x 4.5 cm bar tins with melted
   butter or oil.Line base and sides with
   grease paper. Combine coffee and water
   in a small mixing bowl. Allow to stand
   for 15 mins. 
   Strain, reserve liquid, cool.
2. Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Add 
   pecan nuts. Make a well in the centre.
3. Melt butter and sugar in a small pan over 
       low heat, stirring until the sugar has
   dissolved; remove from heat. Combine eggs
   with reserved coffee liquid in a small 
   mixing bowl.
4. Add butter and egg mixtures to the dry 
   ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir 
   until combined; do not overbeat.
5. Divide mixture evenly between the prepared
   tins; smooth surface. Bake for 35 mins.or
   until a skewer comes out clean when 
   inserted in centre of cake. Turn onto wire
   rack to cool.

   Coffee Glace
   1 cup icing sugar
   1 teaspoon instant coffee powder 
  10 g unsalted butter
  1-2 tablespoon water  

 Note: One tablespoon instant coffee powder
       can be used instead of ground beans.
       Decorate with Coffee Glace Icing and 
       pecan nuts, if desired.


Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Last Saturday, Baiduri organised a carnival of the PDK at MB's resident.

Besides Puspanita n Baiduri...there're others NGO like Keledang Club, commitee of PDK( Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti )n some of the outsiders that are interested in selling any of their products.

Some of the booth...

And this is our Puspanita's booth.

Picture taken with the organiser n pengerusi of Baiduri...Datin Seri Sharifah Zulkiffli.

Besides the sale...there were competition of colouring among the children below 7 years old and the competition of cupcake decoration.

And guess what? One of our AJK...Puan Mahsuri
got the second place. So thumbs up!

Though it was so tiring...what more with the hot weather but it's worth the effort. It was FUN!!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

BYE BYE 2012....HELLO 2013

This post should have been send earlier....

I guess it's still not to late to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May it be a wonderful, prosperous (in wealth n health) n joyful year.

As always...reducing my weight is the first on my list of the new year resolution....but still i'm unable to reach my target... sigh!

We have decided to spend the new year in KL with some of the children...

Thought of going for a holiday but we just cant...it's not fair cos' the chilren are not having the same semester break.

So...apa nak buat lagi...jalan-jalan cari makan shopping lah!

the lovely christmas decoration

Just two days before the New Year...we invited sis Iha n family for dinner at my house in SJ. I prepared something simple... mee/meehoon curry, chocolate cake n curry puff from deli france.

boys will always be boys....they're so much into...football!

Well...new year day should be fun or a leisure day for everyone...but not so for my hubby.

He got diarrhoea for more than a week n i dont know what caused it.

Could it be my curry mee or.....? But he's the only one facing it!
Poor hubby... just when he's about to enjoy his annual leave....

AND... the beginning of this new year i allow my maid to go back to Medan for 20 days. Her mum is very ill.

She's been very good to me n my family...she's with us for 10 years n will continue her contract for another 2 years. 

Jangan tak balik pulak....sudah!
Hai! bersilatlah teman dengan kerja2 rumah yang tak habis-habis!

at  penang airport

I have to keep myself calm n fit during her absence...

On the 5th of January...attended Alia's ( cucu saudara) birthday party.
I was a bit late for the *doa selamat* n the cake cutting....

the birthday girl is at the centre

just two days without sri (my maid)...i've already look so down n tired!

i guess my mum really enjoy the hard work

the adorable aydan n abang fitri

they had so much fun with all the games...music n....dancing

As usual my mum is very fond of giving away her cicit Alia's birthday party...every year without fail!

And she did that to me....way back then!

It was so much fun...i remember...the friends...food...games n dancing is a must! 
And not to mention...the presents...ahaa!

Ha! ha!...i was the dancing queen...those were the days!

Thanks Ma...for making my childhood memories so sweet to remember....