Monday, June 30, 2008

Hasty Chocolate Pudding

I tried this simple and easy chocolate pudding. Taste very smooth, chocolaty and sweet. If you don't like sweet pudding, you can reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe. I found it too sweet for me so the next time I would reduce the sugar quantity. It is an easy recipe and fixed in a jiffy as it is using a microwave to cook. If you don't have a microwave, you can simply use the conventional method.. use your stove to heat up the pudding mixture :-).

Work plan
5min preparation
10min cooking

Servings: serves 4


100 g white sugar
30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
25 g cornstarch
475 ml milk
10 ml vanilla extract


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk in milk a little at a time so the mixture does not have any dry lumps.
  2. Place in the microwave, and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir, then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring between cooking times for 2 to 4 minutes, or until shiny and thick. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming, and chill in the refrigerator. Serve cold.

I keep my pudding in small tubs ( see pictures above) and keep them in the refrigerator. The tubs have their own covers so I don't have to use any plastic wrap anymore.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tag 15Q&A

I was tagged by KadusMama a week ago (if I'm not mistaken) and then by Lab Papa just a few hours ago hehehehe.. Luckily I have not done the tag yet....

RULES:1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It's okay if you only post these questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to ME {refers to YEN} and I'll add your blogs to the master list here! Yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don't need to be tagged in order to join.

1. When you buy a greetings card, are the words or the picture more important to you?
* I will browse for the picture and wordings, but normally the wordings will make the final decision.

2. What's your favorite kind of cake?
* Moist Chocolate Cake..

3. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?
* I like to make gifts for people, including cards... only if I have time to do them though... if not.. I just buy them lah.

4. What's your favorite holiday?
* Any holiday is my favourite, as long as I can spend it with my loved ones

5.Are you going on holiday this year? If so, where?
*Not sure yet... maybe not.

6. What was the best party you've ever been to?
* To tell the truth, I don't like party hehehehehe

7. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?
* My wedding was quite special. It happened on Friday (most ppl got married on the weekends :) ) and instead of we go to church, it was done at home and the pastor came to the house to deliver the wedding blessings and prayers :)

8. What's the most romantic thing that's ever happened to you?
* When my ex-bf and me were chatting in the middle of the night.... suddenly we realized that we were surrounded by a few orang asli children tumpang mendengar our stories hahahahaha ( We were at the orang asli kg in Slim River at that time)

9. What's your favorite girl's name?
* My daughters' names.. both mean happy/happiness

10. What's your favorite boy's name?
* I don't know yet... if God suddenly want to bless me with a baby boy then the baby boy's name is my favourite boy's name hehehehe

11. Which celebrity would you like a dream date with?
* Ehm... I don't really fancy any celebrity.

12. Which female celebrity do you find beautiful?
* Angelina Jolie

13. Which male celebrity do you think is attractive?
* Emm.... I can't think of anyone

14. What is your best character trait
*Can keep secret.... provided you tell me not to tell anybody in advance ( so that I know it is a secret hehehehehe)

15. What is your worst habit?
* Procrastination.

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Who am I going to tag this time... Whimsical!!!! You have been tagged.

Fried Salted Fish

This is just a free advertisement hehehehe. I don't really have to give you the recipe for this dish, because I am sure everybody know how to prepare it... I just want to make you drooling while looking at the picture. Go to the market now, buy some salted fish and cook some for yourself hahahahaha

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Simple Fried Chicken

Hi all... Sorry for not been updating my blog for a week now, I have problem with my internet connection and also I was out-stationed for a few days.

Here's a simple fried chicken recipe. Have a try and I am sure you will like it.. mainly because it is so simple and tastes yummy too.

Chicken pieces ( either wings, drumsticks etc. )
Salt (quantity depending on how salty you want your fried chicken would be)
Chinese 5-spices powder
Corn flour
Oil for frying

I didn't give the exact measurements for the ingredients because they are all depending on your preference... some people prefer more and some might prefer less.. normally I kinda just "agak-agak" (estimate) the quantity.


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and let it marinates for at least 1/2 hour inside the fridge.
  2. Then put the marinated chicken pieces in the microwave and cook for about 4-5 minutes to cook the inside of the chicken.
  3. Heat up the oil and fry the chicken until golden brown.
  4. Put the fried chicken on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

If you don't have any Chinese 5 spices powder, you can replace it with white pepper powder.

Microwaving the chicken before frying will lessen the frying time and also lesser oil will be absorbed by the chicken pieces.

If you are planning on a BBQ, try microwaving your seasoned chicken pieces before BBQ-ing them... your BBQ chickens will be juicy and cooked in shorter time (so less burnt and charred chicken hehehehe).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hinava Tongii

Hinava is a type of cuisine of the KadazanDusun indigenous ethnic group in Sabah, Malaysia. It is a form of salad with pieces of raw fish marinated in citrus juice. Tongii is actually mackerel fish in KadazanDusun language.

Very simple and easy to prepare dish.

200g raw Mackerel (tenggiri) fish flesh
juice of 4-5 lime (enough to cover the fish flesh)
salt to taste
ginger, cut into fine strips
shallot, peeled and slice thinly
chili, cut into fine strips


  1. Wash and then slice the fish flesh thinly.
  2. Add the lime juice and salt. Mix well. Set aside for about 10min, preferably in a refrigerator.
  3. Add ginger, shallots and chili. Mix and serve.
You can also add dried grated bambangan seed and finely sliced bitter gourd if your like bitter taste.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Cheap Thrills Cuisine

I got this cartoonstrip from Cartoon Strips website... I really enjoy it! The recipe is even simpler than my extremely simple recipe hahahaha. I am going to paste the recipe cartoonstrips from now on.... hope you will enjoy it too... for more cartoonstrips check out the website Cartoon Strips


Homemade Burger

Especially for those overseas and it is quite difficult to find halal burger. Here is a simple homemade burger. I have not tried this recipe, but sound easy enough to do. I didn't put any measurements in the ingredients section because you can estimate the quantity yourself according to your own liking or taste. For example some might like a lot of onion but some might prefer just a little of it.

Lean meat ( can use any type) or chicken
Salt & Pepper
Sesame Oil
Corn starch
Burger Bun
Chili / Tomato Sauce


1. Mince lean meat
2. Chop onion into very small pieces
3. Add sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
4. Add corn starch to the meat and press it all together until it forms a ball.
5. Then make it into a disc shape (like normal burger patty)
6. Cover the patty with corn starch mixed with flour
7. Fry (or grill) burger patty till cooked.
8. Slice cucumber and tomato and onto a burger bun together with the patty and cheese.
9. Add chili / tomato sauce if you like.

You can replace meat burger with egg (bull's eye) or wrap the burger patty with the egg.
You can also use other vegetables (e.g. salad leaf) according to your own preference.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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An Eye in a Hole

I found this great recipe for breakfast. Very easy to make and tastes yummy too. Can surprise daddy during this Father's Day or just a great variation to the boring looking bread, cheese and egg breakfast.

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:30 min

Servings: 4, one sandwich each

8 slices bread
1 tbsp. margarine, softened
3/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Cut hole in center of each of 4 of the bread slices, using 1-1/2-inch cookie cutter or rim of drinking glass.
  3. Set cut-out bread slices aside. Discard removed bread circles or reserve for another use.
  4. Spread remaining bread slices with margarine. Place, margarine-sides down, in a baking tray. Sprinkle cheese on top of the bread.
  5. Top with cut-out bread slices to make four sandwiches.
  6. Break 1 egg into each hole. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until cheese is melted and eggs are set.
Can also sprinkle shreded bacon together with the cheese for added flavour.

Wishing all Fathers.................

( Most Especially to A&G's Daddy )

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Basic Macaroni and Cheese

Especially for Kadus_mama. This is just a very basic and easy to do Mac & Cheese recipe. Hope you will like it :).

1 cup macaroni
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
salt and pepper to taste
1.5 cup milk
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1 small onion ( if like)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the minced onion (if use) and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour, pepper and salt until incorporated, then pour in the milk (gradually while stirring) and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer, stirring constantly until the milk has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Take the milk mixture off of the heat and stir in the Cheddar cheese until melted.
    Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni.
    Serve warm.

Add boiled / steamed vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower if like.
Can also add more cheese on top of the macaroni and cheese sauce and baked for 15-20min in a preheated oven (175C).

Friday, June 13, 2008

Banana Cake

Yesterday I made some Banana Pancake.. today I baked Banana Cake... because I have some more bananas and I have been wanting to try baking Banana Cake for quite a while but never got the chance.

Here is a recipe that I tried...

The cake is very nice, soft and strong banana flavour. I made this banana cake in a rush... so end product did not look so nice... hehehe
but still taste very nice.

8 bananas (pureed)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 tsp baking powder
1tsp banana essence


  1. Beat sugar and egg together
  2. Mix in oil, banana essence and pureed bananas.
  3. Add in flour, bicarbonate soda and baking powder ( sieved together) and mix well
  4. Bake at 180C for 1 hour

Mashed / pureed the banana well to get a nice texture cake. For the cake I showed in the picture above, the bananas were not mashed well, so the cake texture was quite rough. In my next trial, I am thinking of modifying the recipe a little bit.. I'll post the result if it turned out to be ok :).

If you don't have an oven, you can also steam the cake mixture for 45min. The cake would be softer and very moist compared to baked cake.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Banana Pancake

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:20 min

1 cup self rising flour
3 tbsp quick-cooking oats, uncooked
2 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 tbsp oil
3 tbsp milk powder
1 egg
2 medium banana, sliced
enough water to make batter (about 1/2-1 cup)

  1. Heat non-stick pan on medium-low heat. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients, except banana, in medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in banana slices.
  2. Ladle batter into hot pan, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on top, then turn to brown other sides.

If you don't have self rising flour, you can also use wheat flour mix with 2 tsp of baking powder.
You can also add some cinnamon powder with/out nutmeg to add flavour.
You can also use 1 cup of low fat milk to replace the milk powder and water.

Serve with reduced calorie syrup, if desired.

Servings:5 servings, 2 pancakes each

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Selingan... I was tagged!

Haiya.. eventhough this is supposed to be a recipe-blog, suddenly lab papa tagged me.. so how? I have to post this tag as a "Selingan".. so please bear with me... hehehehe

Rules:- I don't have many blogger friends (yet!), so I dont think I will have 8 tag to send out... so I follow lab papa's Tag's rule.... not the original rules as posted in Kadus_mama ' s blog. And since not many people know who am I, so I can give simple random facts about me hahahahaa.

8 Random facts about me..

1. I am a proud mama of 2 girls aged 6 years old and 10 months old.

2. I am an ex-SPBLian, what is SBPL.... guess lah if ada yang tidak tau.

3. I am an ex-PPP/ITM, Shah Alam student.... again, you have to guess la if you dont know what is PPP/ITM hehehehe

4. I am an ex-LJMU, kena guess lagi kan..., a lot of ex'es la...

5. I am not a good cook or baker... that's why I have this blog full of simple recipes, if I try the complicated ones, sure tidak jadi ( if you noticed in one of the posts, ada comment by Janet, so surprised that I baked... obvious sangatlah kan, since she knows me for long time sudah hehehe..).

6. I don't drink coffee... I mabuk and become so sleepy if minum kopi pekat... I can only drink nescafe cawir...

7. I lost about 7kg of weight since I gave birth to my youngest daughter. I was 49kg pre-pregnancy, now I am 41-42kg.

8. I had Supernatural Childbirths for both of my children, meaning no morning sickness, no excessive gain of weight, no pain at all during giving birth ( without any stitches for my 2nd).

Adoi.. punya sengsara sia cari these facts..... now I want to tag whimsical....

Mung Bean Dessert (Bubur Kacang Hijau)

Ok, another one of my old recipe... simple but delicious. Now as everything is so expensive, time to save some money and cook this dessert yourself ;). I don't have a picture for this recipe, so I just borrowed the picture from a recipe book.

Work plan
Preparation: 10min
Cooking time: 1 hour


1/2 cup mung beans / kacang hijau (washed)
a pinch of salt
water (enough to cover
2 pandan leaves ( or can also use pandan essence)
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup gula melaka / palm sugar

  1. Boil the mung bean with water until soften.
  2. Add in salt and pandan leaves (or pandan essence) and let it simmers for about 10min.
  3. Pour in coconut milk and the palm sugar. Stir slowly while simmering.

  4. Serve either hot or cold.
Add some durian flesh in the porridge during boiling to add flavour ( if you like durian hehehe) or some sweet potatoes to add some variety.
Some people also add some ginger during boiling - good for "buang angin" (what's buang angin in english?? remove wind? anyone can help? )

Serve: 4 persons

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Selingan..... Free Advert....

I was preparing and then baking a cheese cake yesterday, Achel was next to me, watching me doing this and that. Then she said..
"mama, I always like to watch you baking.."
I smiled and said "... I like it when you eat what I baked.."
Achel said "... why, that's very nice of you mama..., I like to eat your baking too."


Puding Sagu ( Sago Pudding)

This is a nice and simple recipe... but I don't recommend to be taken everyday.. too much cholesterol hehehehe

Preparation time: 10min

Cooking time: 20min

Servings: 4-6 persons


310g sago ( washed and remove water)
water enough to cover sago ( during cooking)
150ml white coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt
150g malacca sugar ( harden brown sugar)
250ml water


  1. Dissolve salt in coconut milk and refrigerateuntil use.
  2. Cook sago in water until sago is clear. Then remove cooked sago from water ( use a sieve ).
  3. Put sago into the mould ( or you can also use small bowls as mould) and refrigerate.
  4. Boil the brown sugar with 250ml water and also sugar is dissolved and the syrup has thickened.
  5. Let the syrup cool down.
  6. Take out the refrigerated sago pudding from mould and put into bowls. Pour in the coconut milk and brown syrup before serving.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Basic Cheese Cake

I am not a good baker / cook, but I just love to try simple recipes. Here the basic simplest cheesecake recipe and the end product is still yummy. It can be prepared in 15 - 20min with just a few ingredients


2 pek Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs

Cake Base
Crushed biscuits or crackers
2 tablespoon of butter
Sugar (if desired

  1. Preheat oven at 160C.
  2. Mix the crushed biscuits with butter (and sugar if used)
  3. Put in the round baking pan ( bottom can be removed type) and press onto bottom and sides of greased pan. Refrigerate until filling ready.
  4. Beat together the softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence
  5. Put in eggs and beat until thoroughly mix
  6. Pour mixture onto the prepared cake base
  7. Bake for 40 min
  8. Let it cool down for about 1/2 - 1 hour
  9. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Selingan.....Yummy Yummy, Food for My Tummy

I remember eating the choc.chip.cookie one day with Achel, and she said 'mmmm... yummy yummy, food for my tummy' and she was about 4 at that time. And I tot.. oh my goodness, this kid speaks rhymes.. When I was about her age, I can't even say any bit of english... Well, she is that Genius or just too much Mother Goose.

Choc.Chip.Cookie and Achel, it rhyme.

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A nice recipe. All my "customers" (my family and some of my officemates hehehehe) like the cookies. If I remember correctly, I think the original recipe includes some nuts in the ingredients, but since my daughter does not like nuts, I omitted them in my recipe.

Chocolate Chips Cookies

Preheat oven at 190C

50g margarine/butter
50g castor sugar
50g brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
100g self rising flour
175g chocolate chips or plain chocolate broken into small pieces

1. cream the butter or margarine first and gradually add castor sugar and brown sugar little by little until finish. soft and fluffy
2. carefully add egg, adding a little of the flour if the micture begins to curdle. put in the vanilla essence
3. fold in the flour, then stir in the chocolate chips
4. shape the mixture into rounded teaspoonful and drop onto a greased baking-tray, leaving plenty of room between them as they spread during cooking. Bake for 8-10min.

using microwave
1-3, follow the instruction above
4. shape the mixture onto rounded teaspoonful and drop onto a greaseproof paper, leaving plenty of room between them as they spread during cooking. Cook on high for 2-2.5 min then leave to cool before peeling away from paper.

Simple Moist Chocolate Cake

Here is a very simple moist chocolate cake - simple and easy. You can even bake it in the microwave. I have tried using both microwave and baking oven, both resulted the same moist chocolate cake


170g flour
2 tsp bicarbonate soda
57g cocoa powder
a pinch of salt

230ml corn oil
230ml water
2 tsp Nescafe (if like, omit if does not)
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
230ml condensed milk


1. Put in ingredient B into ingredient A and mix well.
2. Bake at 180C for 50min or until cake has baked well ( test with toothpick method) or bake in a microwave oven for about 6min

For simple topping

1 can of condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup corn oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
a pinch of salt

1.Mix all the topping ingredients and heat it up on the stove until mixture becomes thick. Stir continuously while heating up
2. Put in the salt and vanilla essence
3. Pour on top of cake and spread all over the cake surface.

I have also tried making cupcakes using this recipe (as shown in the picture above). Simply pour them into cupcakes baking tin, and bake as usual ( only shorter time). My eldest daughter really loves the cupcakes.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Quick to prepare Basic Bread Recipe

I found this recipe on the internet.... but I cannot recall the website URL. But this recipe is very useful alternative to the previous bread recipe I posted, mainly because I can bake this bread in half the time needed by the previous bread recipe. Both recipes gave the same taste and smell. The only difference was the bread made with this recipe has slightly harder outer layer compared to the previous bread recipe.

Express Bread Recipe


1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup margarine/butter
2 - 2.5 cup flour
1.5 tbs sugar
0.5 tsp salt
1 packet active dry yeast


1. Mix milk, water and butter in a small pan and heat up slowly until warm.
2. In a mixer, put in half of the flour and other dry ingredients. Mix at low speed until mix well
3. Gradually add the warm milk mixture. Mix well.
4. Then put in the other part of the flour graduallu until dough becomes smooth and not sticky on the mixing bowl.
5. Knead the dough for a few times.
6. Leave the dough in a greased mixing bowl for about 20-25min in a warm place.
7. Then divide the dough into rolls or loaf, whichever is preferred, and put in the suitable baking tin.
8. Let the dough rises again for 20-30min in a warm place.
9. Bake at 220C for 10-30 min, depending on the shape of the dough ( whether rolls or loaf, rolls will require shorter baking time) or until the bread become golden yellow.
10. brush with butter while still hot to get a softer outer layer.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Basic Bun recipe

Yes, you are right! Another simple recipe that I have tried.. you can use this recipe and replace the fillings with your favourites or just bake it without any filling.

Basic Bun Recipe


250g flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup powder milk
(Mix ingredient A together)

4 teaspoon salt
1/2 packet yeast maripan
1/2 tablespoon spry [crisco]..melted [can be replaced with butter or margarine)
1 egg (beaten)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
125 ml warm water

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl.
2. Put in all the wet ingredients and mix well.
3. Knead dough until smooth
4. Cover dough with damp towel and leave until doubled the size
5. Turn out, punch and knead lightly
6. Divide dough into several small balls and flatten.
7. Fill in the fillings or just leave them empty
8. Roll into balls and leave them to rise again.
9. Bake at 200C selama 15 min (can also be fried until golden yellow)
10. Before baking, brush the egg and milk mix on top of buns to give nice brown colour to the bun
11. When buns are cooked, glaze with butter.

I told ya..... the recipe is so simple.... and the buns turned out nice... ( I am not a professional baker, so I am so happy when they turned out nice, hahahaha)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Basic White Bread

I tried this recipe because it looked so simple. Yup, it is simple but take sometime to get the end product, but worth it. My family loved it.

Basic White Bread


3 cups of flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1.25teaspoon salt
1/2 packet dried yeast
1 cup of warm water(~ 48°C)
1 tablespoon butter (melted)


1.In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Beating at low speed, add the water and butter. Continue beating at high speed for 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup flour and beat 4 minutes longer.

2. Put in 1 cup flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

3. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes,, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour as necessary.

4.Place dough in a large buttered bowl, turning to butter top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for about 1 hour in a
warm place, free of drafts.

5. Punch dough down; knead until smooth. cover with the mixing bowl, and let stand for 15 minutes longer. Roll into a 12x9-inch rectangle. Starting with the narrow edge, roll up, turning ends under to make loaf to fit pan.

6. Place roll seam side down in greased loaf pan, 9x5x3-inches. Cover pan with clean towel and let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes.

7. Bake loaf at 200°C for 25 to 30 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped with fingers.

8. Remove from pans to racks; brush with butter for a soft, more flavourful crust, if desired

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding

Another simple recipe that I have tried. Very-very nice and so easy to make.

Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding


170g cooking chocolate
10 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup flour
3 eggs
3 egg yolk


1. Preheat oven to 220C.

2. Melt chocolate and butter ( I just melt them together in microwave oven for 0.5min and then mix until all the chocolate melted)

3.Mix icing sugar and flour or you can also sieve them together.

4.Whip both eggs and egg yolk together.

5. When the chocolate mixture is cool enough, beat in the egg mixture followed by the icing sugar/flour mix.

6. Pour into cupcakes baking tin ( I also put the cupcakes paper cups so that it is easier to get them out from tin later)
7. Bake for 8 min or until the puddings are slightly hard on the outside but soft in the middle.
8. Let them cool down for about 1 min. Take out pudding from baking tin.
9. Serve upside down on a plate. Take off the paper cup covering. Sprinkle some icin sugar on top of the puddings.

Try it and let me know what do you think of it :).

Magic Peanut Butter Middles

Another simple cookies recipe that I have tried. Very sweet. My daughter likes it very much.

Magic Peanut Butter Middles


200g flour
40 g cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
100 g white sugar
110 g packed brown sugar
115 g butter, softened
65 g peanut butter (crunchy)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

For the filling

90 g icing sugar
195 g peanut butter (creamy)

How to make:

1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder until well mix.

2. In bowl mixer, cream butter, peanut butter,white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla essence and egg. Mix in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.

3. For Filling: Mix peanut butter with icing sugar until well blended.

4. The cookie dough should be easy to mould with your fingers. Take 1 tbsp of the cookie dough and flatten it with your fingers. Fill in with 1 tsp of the filling and cover completely. Flatten the dough and place on baking tray ( remember to place them about 1-2cm apart )

5. Bake at 190C for 9 minutes.

Simple but very nice cookies especially for peanut butter lovers.

Bread Pudding

Here is an extremely simple recipe for those who:
- have a lot of soon-to-be expired bread
- love simple recipe ( that's me!)

I have tried this recipe and taste yummy to me... ( I am not a fussy eater though, most food taste yummy to me



6 slices of bread
2 tablespoons butter/margarine,melted
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups of milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation/Cooking Procedures:

1. Preheat oven to 175C / 350F
2. Cut bread into small pieces and arrange in a baking dish. Pour in the melted butter on top of the bread slices.
3. Mix the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon powder and vanilla essence. Pour in the mixture over the bread and press lightly with a fork until all bread slices are covered by the egg mixture.
4. Bake for about 45 min or until the top of the pudding springs back when lightly pressed.


Bread pudding with raisins :sprinkle raisins on the bread before covering the bread with egg mixture.
Chocolate bread pudding: combines 2oz/2 squares unsweetened chocolate with milk, melt over low heat.
What do you think? Isn't it the simplest dessert ever? :-)