Monday, 21 July 2014

One more week to go - Biskut Arab

Insya Allah, in a week time, Muslim all over the world will celebrate Eid Fitr, to mark the end the month of Ramadhan. For us, this Eid will be extra special as we will going home, well, my home in Kuala Lumpur. It's been 8 yrs since the last time we were there to celebrate it with our family. That was long time ago isn't it?

I promised mom to prepare some cookies/biscuits or kuih raya in Malay, though she told me that I don't have to do it. What?? Raya without kuih?? This is a big scandal mom!!

And guess what I baked, Biskut Arab (Arabic biscuit) or Ghee Balls, tell you the truth, it got nothing to do with the biscuit or the recipe came from the Arab country. But I guess it got it name for using ghee, a clarified butter originated from India and commonly used in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The recipe are super easy, but you got to find the ghee first or you wouldn't call it Ghee Balls.

Biskut Arab, Ghee Balls

200 g all purpose flour
100 g superfine sugar
100 g ghee
1 cup confectioner's sugar for coating

Pre-heat oven at 170°C.

Combine flour and sugar in a bowl, add in ghee. Knead until it smooth.

Form dough into a small balls and bake on an ungreased sheet for 10 minutes.

Coat the balls in confectioner's sugar while it still hot.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Ramadhan Moubarak

Let’s celebrate as the month of Ramadan begins here.
Filling our life happiness and mirth,

as Allah bless as once again with prosperity and cheer.
 Ramadhan Moubarak!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Mini Baguette

This is what happened when I got some extra time...

You may change the type of flour, add more exciting stuff in it..

Mini Baguette

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

It's been wet days for the last few days in Geoje. Well the raining season is here, and so do the mosquitoes. But we are lucky to have a nice weather for the kermesse, it was hot and humid.

Perfect, couldn't ask for more.

School will be out in 3 days, my mind start to running to make them active during the holiday and plus the Ramadhan month are coming in a week time.

Over the weekend, kid asked me if i could prepare something nice for gouter, and I can't think any! I guess I was really tired after the school event. I can't even feel my feet!

SO there I was, sitting in front of the lappy and looking some NICE recipes..too many to choose to...until i saw churros recipe. I always feel intimidated with churros, always thought it was difficult to do it. But I was wrong. Nothing complicated at all.

Churros and Chocolate Sauce

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Chocolate Sauce
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate
3/4 cup heavy cream

Churro dough: 
Combine 1 cup of water with butter and the salt in a saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour. Reduce the heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball. Remove the dough from the heat, keep stirring and gradually add the beaten eggs into the dough.

Heat oil in a pot over medium high heat.

Mix the sugar with the cinnamon on a plate and set aside.

Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large tip. Squeeze a strip of dough into the hot oil. Repeat. Fry the churros, turning them once, until golden brown. Transfer the cooked churros to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Once the churros cool enough to handle, roll them in the sugar sugar-cinnamon.

For the chocolate sauce:
Bring a double boiler to a simmer. Carefully melt the chocolate. Remove from heat and with a wooden spoon, stir in the heavy cream until the sauce is smooth. Set aside.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Chocolate Coated Marshmallows

One final note for the kermesse...super easy for someone lazy like me

Chocolate coated marshmallows

1 pack (about 200 g) marshmallows
1 pack lolly stick
100 g milk/white chocolate 

Heat chocolate in a separate bowls over simmering water. Allow to cool a little

Prepare sprinkles on a separate plates. Push a lolly stick into a marshmallow half way in.

Dip into the milk or white chocolate, allow excess to drip then cover the marshmallow with the sprinkles.

Put into a tall glass to set. 

Kermesse de CSF Okpo

It was a superb journey yesterday. Children and adults had loads of fun and the day went as we expected. But oh dear, we were so tired, can't feel my back and feet too. Today is the D day for lazying around.