Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Semolina / Sugee Cake

Ever tried a semolina cake? no? me neither. I've tried basboussa tho, almost similar but it's totally semolina in it without flour sprinkled with crushed pistachio on top. It's very sweet (imagine a buttery cake drenched in a condensed milk!) giler manis tp giler sedap! Nowadays, it's hard to get a yummy basboussa:((( Last time i had it was at taza's restaurant. Ok enuff of basboussa, this entry is about a semolina cake. I accidentally found this recipe while blog hopping and decided to try it cause the cake pic in that blog was too irresistible (unlike mine, i snap the pic above using my camera phone) so it lacks the lustre of a moist cake. Despite of the pic above,'s an absolutely delicious semolina cake, too good not to be shared. Imagine this: the cake is very moist, buttery to the taste with a rich buttery aroma especially when it's fresh from the oven (Sgt wangi!!), has grainy textures of semolina, and it's just perfect for tea time.

Here's the recipe:

Semolina Cake

140g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g semolina
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
100ml milk
2 tsp vanilla extract/essence
250g butter, at room temperature
170g sugar
2 tbsp honey

Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in semolina and salt. Mix well.
Beat eggs, milk and vanilla essence together in a bowl.
Cream butter, sugar and honey till light and fluffy. Gradually trickle in egg mixture, beating constantly. Mix in flour mixture on low speed and stir till well combined.
Spoon the batter into an 8-inch cake tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 45 minutes at 150 deg C or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
Cool cake for 15 minutes, then unmould and let cool.
Decorate as you like or have it as it is. Best served with a cup if tea.

Post Entry: Raya Piccas

"Once they become mobile, their natural curiosity and desire to learn about their environment is unleashed, and no corner of world (or your home) is off limits." - anon

As promised my post raya entry of pics:

Remember i told u i managed to snap several pics of Zara & DH? Here goes..
.'s hard to snap a decent pic of a toddler.

This is the only decent pic tp pun x cukup decent..hahahaha

Ini adalah ala2 aksi diva menjerit tak dpt duit raya

Finally, lil zara's asleep with her doll while waiting for her uncle to get back fr mamak restaurant to take photos of us..

Hence, no raya pics of the three of us this year. Hahaha. Perhaps next year!

Monday, September 20, 2010

This morning, i read one of my favourite blog and let me quote what she said;

" I was genuinely, sincerely very happy for her. You know, it’s not every day that we can say that we’re happy for others and really MEAN it. And even if we are sincerely happy for that person, it’s never the same as feeling as though that person’s happiness is your happiness. I hope you get what I mean. As for me, I don’t feel like that very often although I have been generally happy for others many times. It was just one of those special warm feeling. As to why I feel differently this time, I guess it has to do with a ‘long story cut short’. "

I feel you today girl! I feel the same way too for the very same reason.
I am so so so happy for you know who you are!
*A silent prayer for u....AMiiinnn*

Raya Bug

How's ur 1st and 2nd week of raya? Mine were a bleak one. No family pic of us taken, bc zara's asleep when our photographer (my brother) got back fr kedai mamak for his roti canai di pagi raya! Well, i managed to snap a few pics of Zara and DH. But, i'm too lazy to upload those pics. Bile kerajinan tibe, i'll try to upload k.

We failed to attend several invitation for open houses and failed to visit most of our relatives. On the 1st and 2nd raya, zara is still recovering from flu n cough. We managed to cover 2 houses only. On the 3rd of raya, DH's down with flu, fever, sore throat, tonsilitis and cough till today. On the 5th of raya, i caught the bug as well suffering fr swollen uvula, flu, mild fever, a bit of coughing until today. THANK YOU sgt2 to those who kind heartedly invited us to ur open house. Sorry that we hv to reject it as we don't want u guys to catch the sick bug.

Eventho we are sick, we wouldn't want zara to miss her 2nd raya celebration, with a heavy heart we let our lil zara spent her hari raya collecting duit raya visiting close relatives with her grandparents, auntie and uncles. While, we were left at home to recover.

Don't u just hate it when u fell sick during ur holiday? kacau je kan. All u know u r back at work (like right now!) and still in a holiday mood. But, there were several times i dreamt of work...i.e listening to a complicated trial or listening to lawyers bickering with each other. Did i miss work that much?? * Shudders. It must've been the sick bug!

Anyway, i can't wait for the next salary!! cepat la...before i 'ter' use the money in the raya packets for the kids! kuikuikui.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eid Ul Fitr 2010

I'm craving for a freshly baked choc chip cookies.
So i baked these sweet lovely cute as button munchies on the eve of raya.
I managed to get 2 jars from 1 dough and a BIG size cookie to end my craving;>

2 jars of cookies

My out of shape Big size cookie fresh from the oven

Pic after a BIG bite of the cookie

With that I wish u all,


Friday, September 3, 2010

Countdown to 4:30pm

Less than a week we r gonna celebrate hari raya..cepatnyer...which means i hv 2 mths or 1 & 1/2 mths lagi till bun#2 arrival.
This ramadhan, i've missed 11 days of fasting due to contractions, terlepas sahur & uh....nausea+vomitting (i didn't hv this with lil zara back then during the 3rd tri, so...this is a new experience having to overcome nausea with a big belly) :(((

On bun#2,
We did a detailed (anomaly) scan.
Alhamdulillah, everything's perfect :) we counted the tiny toes and fingers, saw the chubby cheeks and cute lips, measured everything and finally the gender is confirmed - it's gonna be a baby brother for lil zara:>>> Yaaaay!!
I've yet to shop all out for bun #2 since everytime i went out shopping, i end up buying for lil zara instead and 1 or 2 rompers for bun #2. Girls clothing lines are sooo fabulous as compared to boys, mmg ada yg cute2 for boys but limited choice pulak. Besides, it's so much fun dressing up lil zara.
Cian...bun #2. Ok, bun bun.. mommy vowed to shop for u next week along with mommy's raya shopping.

I'm on leave starting next week till 17 Sept 10. Wuhooo!!! I can spend more time with lil zara;)
Right now, i'm counting the hours till 4:30pm. Cepat lah nk balik!!