Thursday, 22 September 2011

FRUITS FRUTTY FRUITTIES!!!

I love fruit, any kinds of fruit..local or imported fruits. Durian season together with rambutan, mangosteen, langsat, cempedak was my favourite time. It brings a lot of fond memories. I remember waiting for the durian to fall from the tree..bagai menunggu bulan jatuh ke riba (like waiting for the moon to fall on my lap).. Me and my sister did all sort of activities like singing dancing playing batu seremban, tutup botol (bottle cap) .. though we have to watch out for the strayed wild boar.. Lucky not one passed by.. After few hours of waiting we heard a not so loud "Bhupp" the sound of something falling to the ground. We rushed to the place where we thought the sound comes from and WAH! There we found a small durian covered with dried leaves and what a joy it brings to us..  hmm...hope my children have the chance to experience this pure excitement..

Ha! speaking about fruits, I've made an easy fruit tart for my sister's engagement day. Very simple yet so fresh and yummy..the base is a round shortbread, layered with a fresh mascarpone cheese and heavy cream. The choice of fruits depends on our palate..some like sweet fruits, some like it to be slightly sour.. You may want to try make one for you...Here is the recipes:-

Shortbread Crust:
1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour (tepung gandum biasa je)
1/3 cup (35 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams)coldunsalted butter, cut into pieces
-just mix them together until it forms a clump, then press on your greased tart pan. can use big one or the mini one..
-then pierce the bottom with fork, covered it and place in the freezer for 15 min.
-then bake for 13-15 mins until golden brown. 

Cream Filling:
1/2 cup (120 ml) mascarpone or cream cheese
1/2 cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping crea(35-40% butterfat content)
2 tbsp (30 grams) granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
(One day I wanna add in durian flesh esp for my hubby..hihi)

Spread the cream filling and fill with any fruits you want like mango, kiwi, berries, peaches, mangosteen... yummynyaa.....


This is my first fruit tart

Love the strawberries

Here comes the kiwis!

Believe it or not, there were more hands than the number of strawberries..hehe

The finished products..everybody was so geram coz this tart not for us..it's for hantaran..

Ha! finally we got to taste the tart..this is my second one..

Sedap ke tu....cer citer ..hehe

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Aisyah's Birthday Cake

All of us are still in Raya mood. But on 16.9.2011 I made a red velvet cake for baby Aisyah's 1st birthday and also Pineapple Upside down cake... we call it "pesta kek" haha..


Tribute to Mak Teh... 


For Aisyah manja mama!!!


Superbaby! Actually the writer prefer not to be included in the pix..


4 layer tu..Fuhh!


Masterchef challenge nih..


This is my hideous looking pineapple cake but taste super marvelous you!

We had nasi dagang (my first try) that day which make my mom super duper kenyang and make her super active cleaning my kitchen..Thank you my supermak! muahhh...

And we also had a very entertaining evening with Wu Xia, our hero donnie yen a.k.a Ip Man.. superb.. Last but not least, I realize for a thousand time that the time spent with family makes us closer together..for better or for worse...

Fuhh! so serious la our ip man here.. and takeshi.. we know that you're handsome..so chill everyone!!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

This is mine! (Edited version)

This is my kitchenaid.. love how it makes my cream cheese topping gebu like pipi ecah..


Ha! tu dia "in action" lagi.. the tombol kat depan tu, for many accessories like ice cream maker, pasta maker,  so on and so forth... one day sure i'll get the ice cream maker one... wah 3x sure meletop..hehe
This is the pix of my mixer busy beating butter and sugar for my first pineapple tart.. I'll show you how my tart looks like..till then tada!!

MY FIRST PINEAPPLE TART

this is my homemade pineapple jam shaped into a cocoon like shape  


Not beautifully crafted tart but i think okla tu kan?