Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dunia Dapur

Salam Semua,

I have been working on this e-book project (with the intention of making money, obviously) for the past 2 years. I figure since I am surfing the Net, might as well leverage on its opportunities available. So finally, after endless days and weeks trying to come up with this e-book (based on my experience), we finally are able to launch it a couple of days back. I'm no writer and definitely not good with technical stuff.
But with the support from my husband, I managed to come up with www.duniadapur.com that sells my very own e-book on how to make money from your kitchen. It's in Bahasa Malaysia as the tips and pointers are meant for local business set up.
It's only a beginning for me. InsyaAllah.
Want to take a peek at my website, click here. And I have also set up a business blog here.
Tolong doakan ya.

(P.S: The e-book cover above was designed by my daughter Arissa)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ice Cream Cake

Last weekend, our daughters invited their friends over for some Raya makan-makan. As usual I wanted to surprise them with something new. And the result was this Ice Cream Cake.
I've gotten this recipe from Chef Anuar's cookbook (the chef is one of my sifus - a very sincere and charming person, I must say). If you had a chance, do attend his cooking classes, or at least buy his book... usually published by Berita Publishing (kes promote company husband ler pulak ni). Once he went out of his way to help me with my business. Thank You!!!

The recipe for this can particular cake be found in his book - Langkah Demi Langkah Bersama Chef Anuar. And I am happy that the cake became a huge hit (along with chocolate brownies) among the girls and my anak-anak buah who came over... so much so both my husband and I did not get to taste it. Must bake it again la.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Biskut Samprit

Pix by Asma

This is Samprit. It has been one of the many staple cookies during Hari Raya in many households since as far as I can remember. It is still popular but not many people knows how to make it as it can rather tedious. But in actual fact, samprit is one of the easiest cookies to make and the ingredients are easy to find.

In fact my husband has been bragging that he too know how to make a good and tasty samprit (which he claimed he did before we got married). Unfortunately, until this very day, we have yet to taste his famous samprit. Ye la tu!!!!! He doesn't even help me when I'm making samprit nowadays. Haaah!

I've been making samprit for quite a number of years. Not too long ago, I even sell samprit during Raya. Not this year though but I still have to make quite "banyak" for my mother, MIL, sisters and aunts... jadik buah tangan Raya. For those who wants to make a samprit for Open House.. here's the recipe:

25og butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour
1 cup corn flour

Beat the butter and icing sugar until fluffy
Add egg yolk and the flours
Use the samprit mold and press slowly onto the baking pan
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 100-150C

Pix by Asma
Use butter instead of margarine
Don't over mix the "adunan" as it may make your samprit out of shape
Be patient... it takes quite a while to get the hang of mooulding sampriit into the desired shape
Add more flour if the texture is too soft