Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy 16th Birthday Kak Na!

This entry is specially dedicated to my wonderful daughter, Diana, who celebrated her 16th birthday last weekend.

They say, a picture is worth a thousand words....err, in this case, pictures worth thousands of words...

We love you Kak Na!

May Allah be with you always!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sheriman's Engagement (5-2-2011)

OMG! At last, this nephew of mine is getting hitched!

At last! And I'm so very glad to hear the news, as I was afraid he's going to be a 'bujang terlajak'....*grin*.

And he ordered these 2 cakes just a week before the event. Luckily I still have some of the required ingredients for fondant, lest I have to dash to Lea-Oven at Putra Heights to get them. The rest of the ingredients and 'accessories' can be found around Selayang.

First, he ordered chocolate moist cake for him (and family ?) to eat. I'm glad he likes my cake!

Simple chocolate moist cake with ganache.
The date should be 5-2-2011 (I was late by a month :(...) , which is the date of his engagement.
However, I managed to correct it but forgot to snap the 'after' picture...
Oh, well...*smile*

Second, the engagement cake itself. A fondant cake (red theme) with chocolate moist cake inside...


This is the finished product, after putting the cake inside the see-through box.
The event was held at Simpang Pulai, Perak. Thus, I supplied the box too, with very simple decorations. For safety purposes *grin*...

View from top, before 'sealing' it inside the box..

Picture snapped before putting more 'accessories' onto the cake, ie., golden ribbon and gold beads... Some says it looks better like this, simple and clean...
Oh, well...*smile*

Anyway, Thanks Sheriman (Along) for trusting this not-so-ole' auntie to do this cake for your err, fiancee...

Congratulations Sheriman and Noriah for their engagement! Hope both of you will be wedded before end of the year!

Ha ha ha!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


You can do no wrong with this meatloaf recipe. Especially if your family love burger, sausages and the likes. You can eat it by itself, with bread, any kind of pratha bread or even with rice.

I got it from my friend, Sue, who is now recuperating at home from the effects of chemotheraphy after her mastectomy surgery. She directed me to the website link, but I forgot the website :(. Anyway, thanks a lot Sue, and hope you get well soon!

1. 2.5 lbs of ground beef
2. 3 eggs, beaten
3. 6 oz herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix
4. 1 cup hickory smoke flavored barbeque sauce
5. 1 onion, finely chopped
6. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
7. half cup milk

for glaze, combine 1 cup barbeque sauce and 1 cup brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 175 C or 350 F. Grease 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, mix items 1 to 7 and placed into prepared baking dish. Shape into 2 loaves.
3. Pour glace over the 2 meatloaves.
4. Cover the baking dish and and bake for 60 to 90 minutes. Uncover the last 15 minutes of baking time. Let sit for 15 minutes before slicing.

Note: I used chilli sauce instead of barbeque sauce as I don't have any barbeque sauce in my kitchen. I also put some curry powder too since I used plain bread crumbs plus some leftover cream crackers (crushed) instead of 'herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix'. No worries. you can mix and match according to your taste and likings :).

It's yummylicious!

Simple Butter Cake - Episode 2

In my previous post, I have submitted a recipe for a simple butter cake.

However, I did not include the accompanying pictures as I wrote it from a different device on which I didn't have the uploaded pictures.

Now, at last my desktop (where I keep all my pictures) is out of the workshop and has been 'cured', Alhamdulillah. So, here are some pictures that should accompany my previous post.

I don't have the full cake picture - forgot to take...:(

The cake was well-received by my family and friends, and I personally think the texture is suitable for fondant decorations.

Hope you can try it and report the results to me!