Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Easy Banana Cake

Baked using heritage bundt pan, captured using Zuleika's iphone 5C. I am impressed sebab gambar ni ambik waktu malam. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nordic Bavaria Bundt Pan for Sale

Kalau guna Bavaria bundt pan ni untuk baking, mak mertua akan sangat impressed. One thing about baking dengan nordic pan, pembakaran kek sekata, thus it tasted better.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Hubby is very fussy about cakes. Only very few cakes yang dia suka. This is one of it! Memang sedap, gebu, dan cair dalam mulut.. hehe.. part cair dalam mulut tu aku exaggerate :P
Recipe will update later.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monster High Review : Twyla

This time the review is about Twyla the daughter of the Boogeyman. :) Twyla is extremely beautiful .. She looks like one of the human celebrities. ^_^  The perfect word to describe Twyla would be shy. She's very shy and often misunderstood. She likes to sit at the dusty corners or be surrounded by shadows.

Her boogey powers allow her to be completely invisible and the shadows allow her to swiftly travel from one place to another. :D Twyla has two bestfriends Howleen Wolf and Spectra Vondergheist. Howleen was actually the first student who noticed Twyla due to her acute sense of smell even though Twyla was invisible.

Twyla has a pet dust bunny named Dustin. He has purple fur. Dustin always welcomes her when she returns home from school. Dustin gets easily blown away by the wind so he doesn't often come out anymore. Twyla's taste in boys are similar to Howleen's but currently she doesn't hold interest in anyone in particular.

Twyla has a special feature which I personally find .. scary but interesting. ._. but scary . We'll get to that part later. :) Twya has super soft hair that beats the Mummy's hair. ^^ Super soft , beautiful long hair. :D

The soft and long  hair makes it easier to style it. :) Braids, pony tails, twin tails or anything. :D Right,  for her special feature. ^^ Twyla's eyes can glow in the dark.  Which kind of scares me .. O.o

To make her eyes glow. You have to "charge" it by placing her eyes directly under sunlight, or any light source for 30 seconds. :-)

This picture has Dustin ( Twyla's pet ) , her handbag , diary and comb ^_^

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monkey Bread

Dah lama aku tengok monkey bread recipe, tapi tak terbukak hati untuk buat. Tiba2 semalam, dalam facebook newsfeed aku banyak pulak pages yang aku follow that featured monkey bread. One of the recipe yang menarik is featured in sally's baking addiction. Tapikan, bila tengok butter yg digunakan tu untuk dip the dough about 1 1/2 cup, aku rasa sedikit nak pengsan. Takut berlemak2 badan aku nanti.

So I took my time, google few recipes. Pastu tengok the ones yang buat dough from scratch, and I found one perfect recipe. I tweak the recipe a bit, as usual. Sigh.. sesuka hati je aku ni ubah recipe orang. This monkey bread memang to die for. Kalau korang suka cinnamon pull apart bread yang aku buat dulu, this is better. Maybe sebab it's drenched in butter kot. Memang sangat tidak sesuai untuk orang yang diet.

Mula2 kan, lepas aku bake this bread, aku taknak rasa. Pastu Speda (my schoolmate) suruh rasa. Bila dah makan satu, takleh stop! Arghhh!!! sedap giler.. sob sob.. there goes my diet. Sedih la ni.


Makan dengan kopi panas! peh!

Monkey Bread
Mel's Kitchen
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, divided, 2 tablespoons softened and 2 tablespoons melted
  • 1 cup milk, warm 
  • 1/3 cup water, warm
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface

  • Brown Sugar Coating:
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of salted butter, melted

  1. Butter a Bundt pan with butter. Use a pastry brush or a paper towel or anything that will really help get inside all of those nooks and crannies. Set aside.
  2. In a large measuring cup, mix together the milk, water, melted butter, sugar, and yeast. Mix the flour and salt together in a standing mixer fitted with dough hook (see below for instructions to make the dough by hand). Turn the machine to low and slowly add the milk mixture and softened butter. After the dough comes together, increase the speed to medium and mix until the dough is shiny and smooth, 6 to 7 minutes. 
  3. If you think the dough is too wet (i.e. having a hard time forming a cohesive mass), add 2 tablespoons flour at a time and mix until the dough comes together (it should still be on the sticky side, just not overly wet). Coat a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat lightly with the cooking spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled
  4. While the dough is rising, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Place the melted butter in a second bowl or shallow pie plate. Set aside.
  5. To form the bread, gently remove the dough from the bowl and press it into a rough 8-inch square. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut the dough into 64 pieces.
  6. Roll each dough piece into a ball (it doesn't have to be perfect, just get it into a rough ball-shape). Working one at a time, dip the balls in melted butter, allowing excess butter to drip back into the bowl or pie plate. Roll the dipped dough ball in the brown sugar mixture, then layer the balls in the Bundt pan, staggering the seams where the dough balls meet as you build layers.
  7. Cover the Bundt pan tightly with plastic wrap and let the monkey bread rise until puffy and they have risen 1-2 inches from the top of the pan.
  8. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the pan and bake until the top is deep brown and caramel begins to bubble around edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool the monkey bread in the pan for 5 minutes (any longer and the bread will be too sticky and hard to remove!), then turn out on a platter or large plate and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
Monkey Bread without a Mixer: Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the flour, then add the milk mixture to the well. Using a wooden spoon, stir until the dough becomes shaggy and is difficult to stir. Turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface and begin to knead, incorporating the shaggy scraps back into the dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and satiny, about 10 minutes. Shape into a taut ball and proceed as directed.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Roti Paung

Setelah sekian lama tak blog hopping, finally I got the time to do so. And, it so happen that masa tu k.ratna @mamawandiha posted recipe paung terengganu. Excited nak cuba. Hubby suka sangat makan roti ni. So far the best one yang aku penah rasa dijual kat pasar kedai payang. Nyonya ni jual roti belakang pakcik yang jual kuih banyak. Nanti next time aku balik KT, aku akan ambik gambar. According to nyonya ni, roti tu ada sorang pakcik yg duduk panji alam yang hantar. Memang sedap paung dia, but kena pegi awal sebab cepat habis.

As usual, when it comes to cooking, aku akan guna whatever is available in the kitchen. So this recipe has been tweaked. Hubby cakap memang sedap cuma dia tanya kenapa takde margerine kat bottom of the roti. I am trying to serve food that is low in calorie. Dah ler recipe ni calls for 100gram of butter. Kalau aku grease the pan with extra magerine, suka la lemak2 dalam badan aku ni. So, kalau ada yang suka the margerine taste, boleh la grease pan tu menggunakan margerine yg banyak.

Roti Paung

500 gram of high protein flour (tepung berprotein tinggi)
100 gram salted butter
25 gram susu tepung
50ml susu segar
200ml air suam
2 1/2 sudu kecil yeast
100 gram gula castor

1. Masukkan tepung, susu tepung, yeast, gula ke dalam bekas. Kacau menggunakan whisk
2. Buatkan lubang di tengah, masukkan butter, susu segar dan air suam.
3. Dengan menggunakan dough hook, uli sampai sebati (lebih kurang dalam 10-12 minit) sehingga dough tidak melekat pada bekas.
4. Biarkan dough naik sekali ganda. 
5. Panaskan oven to 180 degree celcius.  Grease 2 bekas bulat berukuran 9 inci dan 8 inci dengan butter. 
6. Kemudian, tumbuk dough yang telah naik.Bahagikan dough kepada 40gram each, susun kedalam bekas bulat yang sudah digrease.
7. Biarkan dough naik sekali ganda, kemudian masukkan kedalam oven dan bakar selama 25-30 minit. 
8. Keluarkan roti yang telah masak, grease dengan butter on top. 

p/s : to those yang suka buttery paung, grease bottom of pan dengan margerine yang banyak. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Marble Cake

This is mok's favourite cake. Dulu,  masa tak pandai bake, aku selalu order from my childhood friend Ani. Pastu Ani couldnt fulfill the order sebab dia busy, so she shared this recipe with me. Jazakillahu khairan Ani, this recipe is the best!
Sekarang that my baking mode dah ok balik, I would bake for mok at least once a week. I baked this cake last week. Mok suka sangat. But kesian kat abah, dia takleh makan cake ni. Since tangan dia patah, dia kena pantang telur. That's his pantang sebab dia berubat dengan bomoh patah..Alhamdulillah his right hand is healing well. Cuma dia still tak boleh pegang anything using his right hand.

Recipe Marble Cake
250gm butter (golden churn/anchor or any pure butter)
200gm castor sugar
350gm self raising flour
2 tbs vanilla essence
1 tbs condensed milk
4 eggs
1 cup of fresh milk

1. cream butter and sugar til light and fluffy
2. add condensed milk and vanilla.
3. add eggs, beat for 1-2 minutes
4. alternately, fold milk and flour into the batter.
5. beat for another 1 minute. Asingkan 6 tablespoon of the batter, mix it with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoon of hot water.
6. pastu tuang dalam baking dish/pan size 9 x 9, alternate between the vanilla and the one yg dah dicampur cocoa powder.
7. baked for about 30-45mins, 180 degree celcius, depending on how hot ur oven is.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Dah lama teringin nak buat brownies ni, tapi malas. The usual reason.. hehe. Tapi memandangkan kita orang nak balik Terengganu for holiday, maka aku terpaksa la menghabiskan stock butter and cream cheese yang banyak dalam peti tu.

Aku risau jugak bila bake brownies ni, takut tak sedap. But alhamdulillah, it turned out perfect. The taste memang fabulous. Iman and Iffah suka sangat2 the brownies. Kebetulan semalam, shariff and raina pun ada kat rumah, kejap je brownies aku habis 1/4 tray. I had to keep some untuk kelas tafsir last nite.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies


4 large eggs 
1 cup (I used 250gram) salted butter 
1 1/2 cup  granulated sugar 
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
2 Tablespoon liquid or gel red food coloring 
1 1/2  teaspoon white vinegar 
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

16 ounces (I used 500gram) cream cheese, softened 
1/2 cup  sugar 
2 large egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray 12x12 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. Make the brownie layer first. 

In a small bowl, beat the 2 eggs together. Set aside. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted. Stir in 1 cup sugar, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Then add in food coloring, and vinegar. Mix each of those ingredients into the batter in that order. Whisk in the eggs, then fold in the flour until completely incorporated. Do not overmix. Pour the brownie batter into prepared baking pan, leaving about 3-4 Tablespoons for the top. 

Make the cheesecake swirl. With a hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat the softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl until completely smooth - about 1 minute. Dollop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the prepared brownie batter. Cover with the last few Tablespoons of brownie batter. Glide a knife through the layers, creating a swirl pattern. Bake the brownies for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. Cover brownies and store at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Origami Mania

Third week of school holiday... the girls dah jadi sangat restless. One girl decided to buy origami papers at Daiso and spend her time folding the papers. . The result?