bazilah abu hassan: September 2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Easy Japanese Sponge Cheese Cake

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum everyone!

I'm home for my semester break so let's bake! Gituuuuuu padahal selalu tk jadi baking nya T___T. I have no talent. :') Anyway, everyone likes cheesecake especially my dear mother. I never try baking Japanese Cheese Cake because they are so fluffy, soft, moist and I just don't believe myself enough to bake one. Hahah. 

But, I found a simple recipe on Facebook (God bless those generous people sharing recipes everywhere) so I decided to bake one. It's very easy and most important it consists of ingredients that are usually happen to be in our fridge! Yeayy!

So here we go! This time, recipe will be accompanied with pictures heheh.  And please, excuse me for writing in bahasa rojak. hehe

Ingredients:

1. 70 gram butter
2. 70 gram gula
3. 70 gram flour (Don't forget to ayak first!)
4. 200 ml fresh milk
5. 4 eggs (Separate the putih and kuning)
6. 5 cheese slices (Only sliced cheese people, no cream cheese yeay!)
7. Vanilla essence (I substitute it with squeezing the lemon and grate the skin)

Steps:


Carikkan semua cheese tu kecik kecik. Campur dengan susu. Haa dah bersekongkol cheese dengan susu tu sila lah panaskan mereka di atas dapur. Api perlahan je ye. Sambil sambil tu kacau sampai cheese cair. Taknak ketul ketul, nanti tak lawa kek kita punya tekstur.



Bila cheese dah cair meleleh dengan susu dan keduanya serasi bersama sila masukkan butter. Kacau lah sampai larut. Api maintain slow. Agak agak nak jimat, tutup je api sebab susu tu sepatutnya dah cukup hot untuk meltkan butter. Awhhhh~




Haa ni rupanya bila susu, butter dan cheese bersama. Biarkan tiga ketul ni sekejap. Kita attend our eggs and flour pulak. 



Telur kuning harus diasingkan yaaaa anak anak. Pukul dia bagi kembang. Guna whisk sudah. Takyah nak ambik mixer sangat. Jimat letrik.



Ni putih telur yang dah dipukul sampai bertanduk. Sesuai benor perkataan bertanduk tu sebab boleh diibaratkan hampir keluor tanduk lamanya nak menunggu putih telur tu jadi cenggini.

Dah bertanduk si putih telur ni biar dia sengsorang. Masukkan kuning telur dalam adunan cheese tiga serangkai yang kita pinggirkan tadi. Kacau sampai sebati.



Dah larut cheese dengan kuning telur, kita ayak tepung masuk geng diorang. Ayak sikit demi sikit. Make sure tak berketul. Kita nak body je ketul ketul, kek tak perlu ye.

Dah yakin dan percaya semua bahan tu larut barulah kita masukkan meringue ataupun putih telur bertanduk tadi tu dalam adunan tepung+cheese+kuning telur tu. Kaup balik bagi semua sebati. Tapi I believe my mix was wayyyyy over-whipped so it trapped too much air and cause tiny bubbles to appear. U_U



Dah settle gaulkan semua bahan, tuang la dalam loyang. Kalau takde loyang yang boleh bukak belah bawah takyah bimbang. Potong je baking parchment ikut bentuk loyang, griskan dinding loyang bagi mereka melekat gituuu. 

Dah tuang tu kalau nampak tiny bubbles mesti rasa geram je. I've read somewhere kalau ada bubble kita angkat loyang tu separas bahu pastu hentak dia sederhana kuat bagi bubbles to pop themselves. Kalau rasa kekuatan tu memang jenis takleh control, takyah buat la. Kang loyang melayang. T__T

Loyang ni rendam dalam waterbath tau. Maksudnya, dia duduk dalam loyang lain dikelilingi air fuhhh macam princess berendam hot tub gituu. 

Bakar suhu 170c sround 20 minutes. Pastu turunkan kepada 140c for another 40 minutes. But it really does depend on your oven. Maka kenali oven anda wakakak.

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Tadaaa!


Rasa okay lah. Tak manis sebab dah grate the lemon kan. But the bubbles ruin the cheese cake appearance. U_U Tapi takpelah janji boleh telan.


I'm mostly a loser and failure in the kitchen. My mom, being a sweet lady she is always eat everything I cook even though most of the times the food doesn't look edible. Thank you mader. I love you. Hahaha. But I think I ace this one! Yeayyy. :P

It's easy, it's delicious. I hope you guys find this recipe worth trying!

Thanks for reading!
Till then, bye!
Be good, do good.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Book Review: After You

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum peeps.



I just finished reading After You by Jojo Moyes. Mannnnnn, I've waited for this novel for months. I was oblivious (at first) to the fact that my favourite novel, Me Before You had had sequel to it. I was in Times Bookstore at Citta Mall when I first encounter the novel. It was the large paperback edition and priced around RM 70. And I was so poor at that time I couldn't afford it. (other times pon I am still poor jugak T___T).

So I wait and wait until one day I went to Ikea with my dear friend and we stopped by at the Popular Bookstore in IPC. Boy, can I have one Popular like that in my hometown? The Popular is massive and they have like everything and they have this one gorgeous Fiction rack full with beautiful books waiting to be bought and they have a section where they put all books in special edition and collection and and and I was still poor. pffft. #sadlyfe

Anyway, I found my After You and I was so happy I can't describe the feeling with words. So about the book. If you have never read Moyes', lemme tell you. She's a sensible author, a very brilliant one. Her stories are all so lovely, so relatable. She turns everyday's struggles and issues into absolutely beautiful masterpiece. I totally love love love her writing. 

Remember Lou? She was miserable after Will's death. She went travel for a while and then settled working as a bartender. But she didnt really settle down. She can't stop missing Will and she can't move on. There are lot more new faces in the book and I don't really want to spoil it's totally interesting and worth reading. There are many troubles too but nothing our Lou can't handle. Aicewah. 

Lemme list the important points for After You. I'm trying not to spoil anything.

1. Will Traynor has a daughter. A frigging daughter. 
2. Lou Clarks meets a gorgeous guy.
3. Lou's parents are having big but emmm funny problem?
4. And yeah, Lou fell off a building. Is she dead? Is she dead? Is she deadddddd?

I really think that After You is a must read novel for readers who are very curious about Lou's life after Will's death or people who watched the Me Before You movie. If you have read the previous book, well you will feel so attached to the miserable feelings Lou's facing. If you don't want to ruin your imagination about how actually Lou and Will can turn into, don't read the book. Moyes is a very realistic author. Lou moved on. miahahaha.

Well, I don't think I write a good review but thanks for reading anyway. Don't forget to read the book! After You by Jojo Moyes. Read it. Read it. Read it.

Till then, bye.
Be good do good.



Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cooking in Rice Cooker


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Assalamualaikum peoplahhhhh.

How is everybody doingggggg? I hope you are all doing fine. If not today, maybe some time soon. Did you guys cook and how do you guys cook? I'm living in a hostel so I want to share my cooking experience. Nothing interesting. Well, if you enjoy the food pictures then maybe it can be interesting.

I am not a good cook but I sure can cook to save my stomach. Living away from family in a dormitory style where no kitchen appliances (except rice cooker and electric kettle) is allowed, I have learnt to use rice cooker in all occasions. Wah gittu. Kat rumah pakai rice cooker buat tanak nasi je uols.

 But yeah, although using rice cooker is easier since you don't need to wash lot of things and it actually saves more money rather than cooking on gas stove, your food won't have the exact same result if you cook on proper stove. Anyhow, food is food. You gotta eat it. :'). There are certain food taste alright and as excellent when cooked in rice cooker and certain are not.

So, what is best to cook in rice cooker and what is not? 

FOOD THAT ARE RICE COOKER FRIENDLY

1. Food that requires water as main ingredient. Al those sups, karis, tomyam (more like tomyummmm) and gulais for instance. And also bubur. Bubur nasi, bubur kacang, bubur lambuk wah curlass sangat kau duduk hostel buat bubur lambuk. And of course, to cook nasi. Takkan masa lauknya dalam rice cooker, nasinya nak masak dalam cerek ye dak?

2. Use your rice cooker to boil things. Eggs, potatoes, veggies in case you like eating boiled veggies hahah oh and your friends too. Yang mana kawan suka buat lawak kering hambar tak berperisa tu basahkan mereka dengan merebusnya hoooyeahhh.

3. Simple tumis tumis food. Food that requires little frying are actually come out good using rice cooker. You can cook black pepper chicken very easily in a rice cooker. 


FOOD THAT ARE SO KEREK THEY DONT WANT TO TURN OUT GOOD or maybe i suck at cooking

1. Fried dishes. They just can't be crispy enough for my liking. Eheh. My ayam goreng won't have crispy skins because the rice cooker will turn to 'keep warm' mode when the plate is hot enough. And oh, I made doughnuts once. They all became soggy since the oil was not hot enough for them.

2. Just fried dishes.

3. Fried dishes you bastard you monkey why you wont turn out like I want?

4. Fried. Dishes.

But of course you might have different results from me. Maybe I just don't have enough talents to cook. *sobs. And just for reasons, I would like to share simple recipes I have cooked in my dear rice cooker. :*

SIMPLE RECIPES TO SAVE YOUR TUMMY!

1. Potato and egg salad. 


If you want the potato taste to stand out more, use more potatoes and less eggs. or vice versa. Wash them all and boil them together until the potatoes soften. You can peel the potatoes skin first. I always boil potatoes in their skin because I can peel them off easily after they are boiled.

Put them in the same bowl, mash them with fork. Add mayonnaise, pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix them well together. If you don't like your potatoes to be mushy, just cut them into dices and mix them well with other ingredients. I like eggs so I always use 2 eggs with one medium size potato heheh. They are so easy to prepare! And cheap heheh.


2. Sup ayam.


This one is my favourite too. Who doesn't like chicken????? You only need chicken, sup bunjut, potatoes (again), salt, onion and garlic. And WATER.  All you need to do is heat up some oil, throw bawang yang dah dihiris and sup bunjut, let them garing sikit and naik bau. Then pour water. Let them boil.

Once the water is boiled, you put in potatoes and chicken. I always add some diced carrots to give my soup some colours. Kahkah. Masak dalam rice cooker pon mestilah nak acah acah chef sikit khenn. Add salt to your taste and once the potato is soft enough, your chicken soup is readyyyyy to be eaten yeahhh.


3. Ayam black pepper


You will need chicken, black pepper sauce (in case you dont want to make from scratch), kulit kayu manis, bawang putih and bawang besau, halia, maybe half cup of water, soy sauce and salt. So what you have to do is to tumis bawang, halia and kulit kayu manis until naik bau. You can add the chicken first so it cook better. Remember to cut the chicken into smaller pieces because rice cooker is not as hot as cooking on stove.

Pour in black pepper sauce. Kacau sikit bagi rata. Then add water. Kacau lagi. Add some soy sauce, Kacau lagi. Lastly, add salt. Taste and adjust to your liking. Be happy to add air asam jawa sikit so ada rasa masam masam. Nak add carrots pon also can. :D

*pictures are taken from Google. :)

I share recipes which I think are really simple and don't need too many ingredients to be prepared. Eh tapi, later when you are married don't cook like this. Your mother in law won't be impressed. What I share is literally masakan orang malas tapi have no money tapi still want to eat. 

Feeling so grown up sharing recipes here. kehkeh. Hope you like this post!

Thanks for reading!
Till I write again. Be good, do good! :)

Bye!


 
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