Wednesday, July 11, 2012

cherry almond cake

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

another farewell in the department..
its very sad when great people are leaving us
but they have to move on.. they have created a path for their destiny
rather being in the same place, playing idle..
they dare to shift from their comfort zone into the unknown
i wish all the best and may Allah grant them jannatul firdaus.

love the streusel!

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cherries, stemmed, pitted and halved
To make the Almond Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond paste, crumbled <-- i omit this
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 (175C) degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan or pie plate. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix until combined.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Arrange cherries on top of batter.
  5. To make the almond streusel topping-in a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar, almond paste, butter, and salt. Mix together with your fingers until crumbly. Top the cake with streusel topping.
  6. Bake cake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 (160C) degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 50-55 minutes. Let cool in pan.
my fav!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

mayonaise pull apart rolls

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

hari khamis dapat email teman seusrah nak bawak durian
tak sesuailah pulak kalau saya nak bawak kek
makanya.. digodek2 pinterest, jumpa resepi bun ni..
dah lama "pin"kan sampai terlupa!

simple and easy!

  • 1 lb all purpose flour (approx. 4 cups)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 tsp activated dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • seeds to decorate
  1. Mix all ingredients together starting with the flour, adding water, yeast, mayo and lastly the salt.
  2. Knead well until the dough becomes smooth and keeps together. If the dough is too sticky add a couple of spoon of flour, if is too dry add a bit of water. In the end you should have a rather soft dough.
  3. Put the dough in a large bowl and cover with plastic film, then place in a warm place to proof (I usually put it in the oven with the light on)
  4. When the dough has doubled (2-6 hours depending on room condition), form it into balls slightly bigger than a golf ball and place in a baking dish to proof until it doubles in size.
  5. Choose an baking dish that is not too big. (You can use a large pizza pan or two cake pans.)
  6. The idea is that while raising the bread rolls will fill the whole pan and create a sort of big flower.
  7. When the rolls have proofed, brush with the lightly beaten egg and decorate with your favorite seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, flax or even paprika or grated cheese.
  8. Bake at 400F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
si lembut gebu yang tawar :p

roti yg lembut walaupun tiada agen pelembut!
cuma.. tawar heber je.. tapi bila makan dgn durian atau jem stoberi.. yummy!

chocolate cherry brownies ~ jamie oliver's recipe

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

semalam jam 1030pm si anak dara memberitahu kepada ibunya:
"ummi! kakak lupala! esok ada jamuan!"
ibu yg blur pun tanya balik.. "dah tu?? kenapa?"
jawab si anak.. "kakak kena bawak apa2 lah.."
ya ampun.. dah nak tidoq baru dia teringat!
sambungnya lagi.. "kena bawak dua benda. satu berat satu ringan"
amboih.. oder macam oder kat caterer ja noo..
maka selepas tidurkan sikecik, peluk cium yg besar2..
si ibu pun bergegas turun kedapur.. jam di dinding 11pm
keluarkan daging hancur, rebus macaroni, sagat carrot..
hajatnya nak buat macaroni goreng sbg kategori benda berat
sementara tunggu macaroni lembut, layan doh roti jap dulu..
kemudian baru keluarkan cherry dan bahan2 lain utk brownies


can you spot the cherries? ce cari.. ce cari.. 

130g butter
150g 70%-cocoa chocolate
55g cherries, stoned and roughly chopped
55g roasted pecans, roughly chopped <-- saya guna almond nibs
225g caster sugar <-- saya letak 180g so, the top is not crusty enuff
55g cocoa powder
75g plain flour
¾ tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
50g milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Line a 20cm (8inch) square baking tin (or the equivalent) with baking parchment.
2. Melt the butter and 70%-cocoa chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir in the cherries and nuts, then take off the heat.
3. In another bowl, add the sugar, then sift in the cocoa powder, flour and baking powder. Add to the chocolate mixture and stir till well combined. Mix in the eggs. If using, stir through the chopped chocolate.
4. Transfer the mixture to the tin, then bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes. You want them a little gooey in the middle. Remove from the oven and cool in the tray, before cutting into squares.

hello black beauty!

verdict: sooooo gooooeyy! sooooo yummmmyy!
err.. hope the kids will like it :-s

update: si anak dara bagitau.. her friends say: brownies ni sangat lembut, padat dan sedap!
alhamdulillah  ^__^

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

strawberry jam sour cream coffee cake

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

i made this cake for the guest who didnt made it to my home..
i have no idea she wont be coming.
i have no idea her hb is coming alone.
well.. i guess we (hb n me) assumed too much..
i asked my hb to call and confirm who will be coming
but he said.. we just be prepared.. and prepare for plan B as well
it turn out we'll be executing plan B after all..
even though its only one person.. tetamu harus dijamu :)
"Sesungguhnya apabila tetamu masuk pada rumah orang mukmin, maka Allah limpahkan 1000 berkat dan 1000 rahmat kepada ahli rumah tersebut." [Durratun Nasihin, ms 22]

pic A

source: bakeorbreak
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar <-- i reduce to 1 1/4cups
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup black cherry jam <-- i used strawberry jam
  • confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter until light and creamy. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in sour cream and vanilla, beating until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until blended.
  4. Transfer 1/2 cup of batter to a small bowl. Stir in jam, mixing well. Set aside.
  5. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Make a 1-inch trough in the center of the batter all the way around the pan. Spoon batter/jam mixture into trough, spreading evenly. (i skipped this part as my jam is too runny)
  6. Bake for 1 hour, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake begins pulling away from the edges of the pan.
  7. Cool cake in pan for about 15 minutes. Then, invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

pic B. can you find the difference between pic A and pic B?

kek ni jadi pilihan sebab ada sebotol besar jem stoberi dari norway
buahtangan daripada sepupu yg bekerja disana..
bila terjumpa resepi ni terus teringatkan jem dlm peti es ;)
yg pasti.. this cake is sooooooo soft! lembut bangat! 
yg bestnya.. cik abe kata mm.. sedap! susah wo dia nk puji.
skali dpt pujian kembang setaman bini dia ni :p
Alhamdulillah.. segala pujian hanya milik Allah..

Sunday, July 1, 2012

chocolate banana loaf ~ primrose bakery recipe

assalamu'alaikum wrt wbt

ia berlaku secara kebetulan..
kebetulan terjumpa pisang dlm freezer.. (bibik tlg simpan)
kebetulan terjumpa resepi kek pisang dalam blog ni..

sumber: cnp dari bake for happy kids
  • 250g plain flour
  • 175g dark chocolate pieces 
  • 250g caster sugar <-- i reduced to 180g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp baking powder
chocolate + banana = i love thou.. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (or 160°C fan forced). Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then add the vanilla extract and mix.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder then gradually add to the batter and beat well.
  4. Mash the bananas and beat them into the mix. Stir in the chocolate pieces.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the center of the oven for 50 min, until skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake in the tin to cool.
  6. This loaf cake is best served warm. Keep any uneaten cake in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days.

lembut gebus nikmat terasa.. alhamdulillah...
this. is. the loveliest chocolate banana loaf. for year 2012.

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