Monday, 7 April 2014

A week’s worth of update

I know I know…

It’s been a week plus already…

Our lives have been going through the same old same old routine, nothing much to be excited about Smile

I guess when your kids are all grown up and their lives during school terms mostly revolve around school stuff, it’s not that interesting to blog about, hehehe.

And when they are grown up, they stopped saying and doing all those cute things that kids normally say and do that I can put up on the blog.

Now it’s more of “Oh Mum! don’t take my photos!” or “Oh Mum! Don’t put that up on the blog/insta!” or “Stop writing about us….”

Nak cerita pasal we all berdua, tak kuasa I nak cerita pasal oldies!

Hahahahaha…….

Nak tunjuk gambar our food, it’s basically the same kind of food I have been cooking for the past 6 years since I started this blog so I pun dah naik jemu tayang the same thing hari2, hehehehe.

But once in a while, seminggu sekali, boleh lah kan I buat a ‘sekali harung’ update about all of us and some of the food we had eaten/I had made Smile.

The Other Half is still gradually losing weight…

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And looking more and more like Vin Diesel+Bruce Willis combined (bagi lah dia perasan sekejap!).Rolling on the floor laughing

Thus, this running away from the paparazzi photos

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Hahahahahaha…..

While wife dia pulak kejap naik kejap turun tapi tak dapat2 capai target nak turun 2 kg!

And the girls both dah nak habis first term of school.

This week will be their last week of term, then a 2 week break before another 10 weeks of term.

Miss 10 during her school assembly where her class was presenting a show.

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And during her school fete last Saturday.

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Psst…. cikgu dia terinterframe pulak kat belakang tu!

Hahahaha…

And Miss 14 pulak will turn 15 in 13 days time.

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Makin susah nak ambik gambar dia so hanya boleh ambik dari jauh guna zoom lens aje lah, hehehehe….

And the some of the food we had

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nasi and lauk pauk melayu especially sambal mackerel dalam tin and kangkung goreng belacan!

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Mee hailam for the girls and I when The Other Half wasn’t home for dinner.

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And I finally made thosai/dosa using readymade mix from a packet.

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Jadi lah jugak walaupun cuma yang thick version thosai tu aje.

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And dapatlah makan dengan all the right condiments Smile

And our weekly pizzas

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Serunding pizza for The Other Half and cheesy pizza for the girls

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And for the past few Sundays, I have been making doughnuts to take to Sunday school.

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Buat banyak2 pun gerenti habis sebab everyone likes doughnuts kan Smile

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Another cheap spontaneous buy

Uwahhhh, dah nak dekat seminggu tak berupdate.

Once again, blame it on my laziness! Smile

Memang takde excuse lain selain dari lazy lah, hehehe.

Buat yang bertanya about cheesecake pan tu, I bought it online masa tgh sale quite a while ago.

One of those pop up sales once in a while tu.

And silly me, I bought only 1 pan!

Ish, kalau lah I tau punya cantik kejadian cheesecakes kalau guna that pan, mau lah kot I beli 5 terus!

Kat Ebay banyak jugak jual this pans but semua dari Amarika and by the time kena pay postage semua, terus jadi mahal giler….

I lagi rela buat sikit2 dari bayar mahal2 tu!

Memang dah dasar cheapskate kan! hahahahaha

Disebab kan dek cheapskate, tu sebab I bought this cake tray.

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This Homeart kedai was having a closing down sale and this was the last cake stand, display punya and they were selling it for $13!

Walaupun I tak terfikir nak beli a cake stand masa tu, but disebabkan rege dia yang sangat2 murah, I had to buy it!

The Other Half balik petang tu, senyum sinis aje dia tengok hasil rembatan bini dia,

Tak boleh cakap apa dah dia, hehehehehe….

Since dah beli, kena lah guna kan even hanya sebagai prop nak ambik gambar Smile

I made some hummingbird cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

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Hummingbird cupcakes/cakes ni ada banana, crushed pineapple, dessicated coconut and walnuts in them.

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And bila dikenakan dengan cream cheese icing, wallah, sedap betul!

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And bila diletakkan atas cake stand yang baru beli ni, lagi lah nampak sangat yummy, menggoda jiwa, terus nak masuk dapur buat cuppies kan!

hahahahahaha Winking smile

Monday, 24 March 2014

The cheesecakes story

Hah, baru you all tau betapa ensem nya cikgu Miss 10!

Tu sebab kat Insta I, ramai followers yang giler bayang everytime I tayang gambar cikgu tu.

Nasib baik lah I tak ikut giler bayang angau sekali kaaaaaan….

Hahahahahaha Smile with tongue out

Mana I nak letak jelmaan Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis and Pit Bull I tu nanti kan, jeles dia nanti kalau I ikut angau sama, hehehehe….

Anyway….

Update hari ni nak letak entry tertunggak about the mini cheesecakes yang I had been making for the past 2 weekends.

I made them for 2 birthday parties, the first one was a 50th and the second one was a 21st.

Ni bday party Emak and anak lah, diaorang buat selang seminggu.

The first one, they ordered only 30 mini oreo cheesecakes ni.

And they said, semua suka sangat2 sampai ada yang nak go for second piece tapi dah habis.

So, for the next one, they upped the order to 50 pieces.

Nak buat cheesecakes ni sangat lah senang nya tapi yang jadi problem nya…

I cuma ada 1 acuan mini cheesecakes aje yang cuma boleh buat 12 cheesecakes at one go.

So, I had to make them over 3 days!

This is the acuan that I used to make the mini oreo cheesecakes.

It has a removable base so easy to keluarkan the cheesecakes the right way up.

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It says it’s non stick but I still need to grease it a bit so the cheesecake batter tak stick to it bila nak keluarkan.

Kalau tak grease it, tengok lah apa jadi, melekat2!

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Yang leceh nya buat dlm bekas mcm ni, selepas dimasak, you have to leave them in the tray and chill them for an hour or so then only you can take them out and they’ll stay in shape.

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And baru boleh decorate.

 

Tu sebab it took me a few days to make 50 pieces aje!

And this is the recipe I used for the mini Oreo cheesecakes:

Mini Oreo cheesecakes

(makes 24 mini cheesecakes)

Ingredients:

Base:
-20 Oreos, including the cream filling (process until very finely crumbed)
- 4-5 tablespoons melted butter

Mix together and divide it equally and press flat into each lightly greased mould/pan. (I used an ice cream scoop and then press it firmly using the handle of a rolling pin Smile).

Bake at 150C (fan forced) for about 10 minutes.

Let it cool while you make the cheese filling.

Filling:
-500g softened cream cheese at room temperature
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1 cup caster sugar
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-1 teaspoon vanilla essence
-4 eggs (59g each)
-14 pieces Oreo, broken into chunks.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla essence until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Add eggs, one at a time and beat between addition until just combined.

Mix in the broken Oreos and stir until well combined.

Using an ice cream scoop, fill the moulds/pan nearly to to top or 3/4 full. Gently tap the pan on the bench to release air bubbles.

Bake for 15-18 minutes until they are not wobbly anymore.

Let it cool in the pan and chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight before taking it out of the pan.

Decorate it with whipped cream, melted choc drizzle and mini oreos.

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I used the cheesecake filling without the Oreos as the basic of my other mini cheesecakes.

I guess you can add other things to replace the Oreos if you want to or leave it bare if you want a ‘pure’ cheesecake.

Friday, 21 March 2014

I’ve done as promised :-)

Another busy week of not doing much but hari2 ada benda nak buat, hehehe.

By malam time, dah penat so tak larat nak update.

This weekend ada orang order mini oreo cheesecakes and the cakepops so that’s what I’ve been busy with.

But I’ll story about that later ok…

Malam ni ada cerita sensasi yang ditunggu2 dek ramai orang hingga membuatkan my followers request kat Insta mencanak2 naik itu hari!

Smile

Before kita pergi ke cerita sensasi, kita start from awal lah dulu ye..

Hari ni sekolah Miss 10 ada sambutan Harmony Day which is a celebration of our diversity, people from so many different cultures coming together as one.

Like last year, this year dia pakai baju kurung jugak pergi sekolah.

And like last year, this year I buat sanggul untuk dia sebab nak pakai cucuk sanggul yang I beli kat Msia last year tu.

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Selendang tu bertahan cuma sampai assembly pagi tu aje, pastu dia sangkut kat her neck aje.

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Macam muka gadis melayu terakhir yang berkuturunan arab lah ey, hehehehe.

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Ramai yang pakai baju traditional diaorang tadi.

Miss 10 with her friend who’s also mixed but chinese+mat saleh.

Tapi Miss 10 sorang aje yang pakai baju kurung tadi Smile.

And masa all the students tengah get ready for assembly, I saje je lah pergi dekat dgn Miss 10 nak ambik gambar dia without really realising who’s standing behind her.

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Ini lah cikgu kelas dia yang I mentioned before Smile.

Nampak sipi2 aje dulu….

Macam Keith Foo ke macam Alex Yoong eh?

Hahahahahahaha…

And then, during the afternoon, I went to her school again sebab ada family Harmony Day picnic.

Seperti biasa I buat and bawak karipap sebab kawan2 Miss 10 dah tanya awal2 whether I would be coming and bringing curry puffs along. Eye rolling smile

Mula2 it was just the 2 of us…

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Then makin tambah ramai…

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Then makin lagi ramai bertapa on our picnic rug!

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Termasuk lah cikgu kelas dia itu!

Dengan selambanya I suruh dia ambik gambar with all the students (who are mostly students in his class anyway) and dengan happynya he agreed to it.

So, thanks to Harmony Day and thanks to Miss 10 for asking her teacher to join our picnic rug and thanks to Tuan Tanah blog yang gedik nak mamps…...

Dapatlah you all melihat kekacakan and kehenseman cikgu dia ni kan!

Sape yang terpikat, not my fault and not my problem eh!

Hahahahahahaa…..