Monday, 27 April 2020

Recipe : Chocolate Chip Cookie (Super Easy and Tasty!)

I got the recipe from a baker's FB (Azlina Ina) and I kid you not, it tasted soo good! And easy to make, too.  

Picture by Azlina Ina.
It's super easy because you only need a large bowl and a wooden spoon (senduk nasi also works fine) to mix the ingredients before baking them. 

Ingredients
  • 500g of Tatura salted butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • A dash of vanilla essence / creamy vanilla flavour
  • 2 grade A eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup of Naturel sunflower oil
  • 5 tb hazelnut paste / Nutella
  • 4 tb cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of corn starch
  • 1 tb emplex OR 2 tb rice flour
  • 1 tb baking powder
  • 1/2 tb baking soda
  • 1/2 tb cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of Nestum (from the bakery, not the 3-in-1 version)
  • 5 cups of wheat flour
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of baked almond nips

Steps
  • Add in all the listed ingredients [in that order] and make sure they are well mixed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for at least 1 hour (it can be kept for up to 5 days in the chiller).
  • Take it out when you are ready to bake. Leave it to room temperature.
  • Transfer the dough into the piping bag, snip the end (not too big)
  • Pipe the dough onto the baking tray (bite sizes, 20 cents coints) It will expand! make sure to leave enough room between the cookies.
We piped too big and this happened 😂
  • Bake it at 170 C, for 25-30 minutes.
Then, we learn from our mistake 😌

The baker also gave some tips.
For the measurement, she used a plastic cup. If you were to use the metric measurement, the cookies will not be as good.

This was what she used
Immediately when you take the tray out of the oven, it will still be soft. Let it cool, and it's crunchy!

Honestly, me and N could not stop munching on these!!

With this recipe, we got this much cookies
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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Recipe : Fried Kuey Tiaw

More than anything, the recipe I shared here is meant for my reference.
So you'll see such trivial recipe as this but since it's soooo good, I'll keep a record of it here.

Ingredients

  • A packet of Kuey Tiaw (500g)
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Dark sauce
  • 2 tb Sweet sauce
  • Bird's eye chilli
  • Garlic
  • Prawn
  • 2 eggs
  • Bean sprout
  • Chives

Steps
  1. After spreading apart each strand of kuey tiaw, in a bowl add the soy sauce, dark sauce and sweet sauce. Make sure they evenly coat the kuey tiaw. 
  2. Pound some chillies and garlic.
  3. In a wok, stir fry the chilli and garlic paste until it's fragrant.
  4. Add the prawn, let it cooked halfway through.
  5. Add the eggs and scrambled them.
  6. Next, add the kuey tiaw, bean sprout and chives on high heat. 
  7. Mix them well, and they're ready!


Recipe from afiqrahim93 (iG).
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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Recipe : Masak Lemak Cili Padi

I stumbled across the recipe on Facebook, tried it and I swear it's better than some of the masak lemak cili api I had in restaurants! And it's super simple too!

Ingredients
  • 15-20 bird's eye chilli (cili padi)
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 1 inch of turmeric (kunyit hidup)
  • 6-8 pieces of chicken
  • Tumeric Leaf (daun kunyit)
  • Coconut milk
  • Tamarind slice (asam keping)

Steps
  1. Blend the chillies and turmeric.
  2. Put the chicken in a pot with the lemongrass
  3. Add in the blended chillies and turmeric, keep the heat low
  4. Keep stirring the chicken to avoid it being burnt
  5. Cook until the chicken is halfway done
  6. Add in coconut milk (I use 1 small box of KARA coconut milk)
  7. Shred few turmeric leaves and add it in
  8. Add water to your desire (whether you want it to be soupy or thick broth)
  9. Keep the heat low. Add in tamarind slice
  10. Add salt to taste and wait until the chicken is cooked all the way through.



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Friday, 14 February 2020

MBA UiTM : 3rd Semester Result

To be honest, I'm hoping to get an A+ for Operations Management (despite knowing how strict Dr Roslina is 😝). But all is well. Alhamdulillah, another 4 flat results. Won't be possible without the support of my amazing husband, my mom's prayer, the guidance from esteemed lecturers and my super helpful teammate. 

3 down, only 1 to go. 
Here's praying for another APF for my final semester in order to get the coveted Anugerah Sarjana Cemerlang. Pray for me!!



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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Aceh Trip : Flight and Accommodation

This was our second visit to Aceh, after the trip in 2017. Y'all can read all about it here.


Flight
Air-Asia flight at 0740, 1 hour 30 minutes journey, RM170 per person for return tickets.

Accommodation
This time around, we spent 4 nights in Pulau Weh. 2 nights in Iboih Inn and 2 nights with  Freddie's Sumur Tiga. We didn't spend much time at Banda Aceh as we had pretty much covered the main attractions the last time we were there. 

Last time we stayed at Iboih Inn and we loved it, so here we are again!

We booked the waterfront room 6 months prior to our trip since last time we only managed to stay at the garden sea view room.


View from our room. Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures of the room interior. But there's a king-sized bed, water dispenser, attached bedroom with water heater, AC and mosquito net.

Sunrise view



*From their website*

To get here, you can opt to hike up a hill (20 minutes) or they'll fetch you at the jetty (obviously we chose the latter). 😅

They provided snorkelling gear for a fee but this time we didn't use it as it's the jellyfish season and we were scaredy pants (although they already told us that this particular species didn't sting at all). Hahaha

So in Iboih Inn, the breakfast is provided. For lunch and dinner, you can just order at their cafe. And the payment will be done during checkout. You can use credit card but there will be a 2% charge.

And oh their policy requires for full payment before arrival to book the room.
The rate was IDR750,000 per night (including breakfast) so we paid about RM450 for the room.

After 2 nights in Iboih, we went to the other side of the island at Pantai Sumur Tiga. And oh my God, the view was to die for. It was totally different from Iboih Inn. I immediately fell in love!!

We stayed at Freddies Santai Sumurtiga.


If you recall, I was contemplating to stay at Freddies during our 2017 trip but since they didn't have AC, it was kind of a deal-breaker. This time though, we thought to just gamble with it after so so many great reviews online and we didn't regret it a little bit.

It was so cold and windy at night! 

View from our bed
View from our balcony
The restaurant

The famed pizza; Freddie's Favourite Pizza. So good!
They also have in-house masseuse. And they did organised everything for us while we were there. Would definitely visit the place again!!

Although they offer a buffet option for dinner, I would suggest to just order ala-carte as we didn't like the food much. Some of it is a hit and miss but some; really good like fried rice and pizza.

The rate at Freddies is IDR375,000 per night excluding breakfast. So we spent about RM250 for the room there.

I'll share more on our itinerary soon!
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