Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kek Batik by myresipi.com

I  wanted to make this cake that only uses minimal ingredients and a darling friend of mine went to surf the Net for its recipe. I could have done it myself but when I asked her for the recipe, I thought she was going to give me one that she has.  Well, got my cake..and Faith, you are such a doll!!! Thanks for the recipe. 




Bahan-bahan ( loyang 7/8" )

  • 1 bungkus (350g) biskut marie
  • Setengah buku butter
  • 2 biji telur
  • 1 cwn serbuk koko
  • 1/2 cwn milo
  • 1 cwn air
  • 3/4 cwn gula
  • ** milo dan koko tu terpulang pd citarasa. nak rase cokelat yg kuat..gune 1 cwn koko+1/2 cwn milo.nak rase yg agak mild,gune 1cwn milo+1/2 cwn koko

Cara-cara

  1. patah2kan biskut
  2. dalam periuk, campurkan koko,milo,air,gula. Dengan api sederhana, kacaukan sampai semua dah larut
  3. masukkan butter,kacau sampai butter cair
  4. kecilkan api, masukkan telur..kacau sampai agak2 pekat (lbh kurang 30 saat).padamkan api
  5. masukkan pula biskut yg dah dipatahkan tadi.kacaukan sampai semua biskut dh di selaputi cokelat.(sukatan biskut terpulang pd citarasa. kalo nak byk cokelat gune sket ajer...)
  6. masukkan dlm loyang..tekan2 sket bg padat.simpan dlm peti sejuk sebelum dipotong dan dihidang

Kalau nak murah beli kat Secret Recipeler...

Someone ordered a Peaches and Coconut Cream Cheesecake from me just last week.  I charged her RM 150.  She flipped over the moon, although I did warn her upon ordering that my cakes are VERY expensive only because I use quality products.  She ordered nevertheless and  spread to her friends never to order from me again because I charge atrociously.

Now, let me tell you in on one secret. I NEVER give out recipes I use for business purposes due to one bad experience when a person I used to be close to took my recipe and did a business of her own claiming that my recipe was based on hers and stole me loyal customers, but heck this is the recipe anyways:

Isn't she a beauty?


PEACHES AND COCONUT CREAM CHEESECAKE
by Chef Wan

Crust:
1 cup of Nestum 
1/2 cup pecans. (Ground coarsely)
100 gram butter, melted until it become shiny and bubbly. ( I use Golden Churn or Lurpak)
1/4 cup brown sugar

Method:
Mix all ingredients. Put in a springform pan. Cool in the refrigerator.

Filling:
750 grm cream cheese (Philly is the best)
3/4 cup fine sugar/castor sugar
3 tbsp all purpose flour
3 eggs 
454 peaches in tin, strain the liquid and puréed.  Masuk jer dalam blender and zap away.( 1 can approx.)
1/4  cup coconut cream 

Method:
1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour.
2. Add the eggs one by one.
3. Put in the peaches and coconut cream. Fold mixture.
4. Put the batter in the crust and bake at 170 cc for 10 minutes.
    Then reduce the heat to 160 cc and continue baking for 1 hour

Voila. Simple maa...

COST:
1.  Nestum- RM 1.50 per  cup
2.  Pecan -  RM 4 per half cup.  
I pay RM 16 for a container that gives me 5 serving of a half cup quantity.
3.  100 gm butter - RM 5 
(Lurpak and Golden Churn cost around RM 11 for 250 gm), mahal lagi  sebenarnyer.
4.  brown sugar - FOC
CRUST : RM 10.50

1. Cream cheese - RM 36 for 3 (750 gm) I am charged RM 11.90.
*   It's difficult to buy the 1 kilo bar and if I were able to purchase that, 
    the cost WOULD BE GREATLY reduced. If you want a cheaper cream cheese,
    I could buy you Tatura which costs RM 7 per 250 gm but since they all wanted the BEST,
    you paylah!!!
2. fine sugar - RM 1
3. 3eggs RM 1.50 (yes, I did take some profit..around 17 sen each)
4. peaches- RM 8 a tin
    (there is a cheaper one but I have tried it and it did not work on my cake)
5. coconut cream RM 1
FILLING: RM 47.50

Crust and filling: RM58
Labor charges : RM 10 for my helper, Nining for everyday she spends helping me. (1 day)
Water and electricity: RM 7
BOX: FOC
BASE FOR THE CAKE: FOC
DECORATION: FOC
MY labor charges: FOC

TOTAL : RM 75 

My capital is RM 75, and in the F&B world, normally they would multiply the capital with 2 (RM75 *2 ) to get profit. Some take more.  So RM 150, to me, for a cake that weighs 2.8 kg is FAIR.  If you want to compare my charges to Secret Recipe, sorry ler..that does not do me justice because they buy their items in bulk resulting to lower costs. 

So, if you want a cheaper cake..you go to Secret Recipe ler....!! If you want it cheaper than SR, you take a pen and paper, you take down my recipe, go to TMC, buy the ingredients and BUAT SENDIRILER...lagi bagus!  Jangan print because it will add up to the cost incurred.  Hehehe...(evil laugh)




This is nothing but my plain ramblings for today.

Friday, August 27, 2010

NIce and touching...

(taken from the Form 4  August test paper)

   A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beard sitting in her front yard.  She did not recognise them but insisted on inviting them into her house.

   One of the men stood up and said to her, "We do not go into a house together.  I am Love.  These are my friends, Wealth and Success."  Then he said to the woman, "Go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you would like to invite into your house."

   After much discussion, the husband finally decided that they should invite Love in so that they could have their house filled with love.

  When Love started walking into the house, the other two men also got up and followed home.  Surprised, the woman asked, "I only invited Love in, why are you coming in as well?"
   The men replied together, "If you had invited Wealth or Success in, the two of us would have stayed out but since you invited Love, where he goes, we will follow.  Wherever there is Love, there is always Wealth and Success."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's up to you..

Ignorance is bliss..true! But there are consequences of being ignorant or having this 'tak apalah' attitude with the  thinking that things will turn out fine. 

One, you are saved from being part of something bad or good. Secondly, people start to leave you out or shun you from their lives. YOU CHOOSE!  Do you want to keep being ignorant or do you want to listen to your surroundings and take part in what you can?  

It is all up to us..it's a tough decision to let your guard down..but remember,  maintaining your ego is not necessarily the best thing to do because what goes round comes round!  Hopefully, I have made the right decision.  Insya-allah.


This is nothing but my plain ramblings for today!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waaalaaweyy...I got an award!!!

I was really surprised to see my name as one of the few Fiza thought was deserving enough to receive an award.  Frankly speaking, never thought that anyone would have my blog on their minds when it comes to giving out awards.  Well, for one, I write with anger at times.  

Anyhow, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Fiza Suffian for being  such a sweetie!!! Thanks, Dear! You really made my day.



Together with this award come a sets of questions related to Ramadhan:

1) Nyatakan 7 makanan kegemaran anda sewaktu berbuka puasa atau bersahur:
  • Kurma
  • Telur Mata Lembu
  • Samosa
  • Sayur
  • Masak Lomak Cili Api Orang Nogori , tak kiro lah apo-apo pun. Ikan ko, kotam ko, daging ko..
  • Kuih manis
  • Telatah anak-anak (santapan jiwa)

2) Berikan kepada 5 orang (atau lebih) rakan blogger anda:
  • Raja Petra Kamaruddin
  • Fiza Suffian
  • Alang
  • En. Wan
  • Uncle Lee (dia tak layan benda-benda nih..dia sangat suka SYT jer)
  • Doria
  • Che Sue 
Note to Fiza: Terkenang zaman MPIK dulu bila lihat namaku as Scarlet..yeah..should start using my then name again. 


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Siap Dah..

I love the new look of this site..it is sooooooo me!
Just a little bit of touching up to do and adding things I gatal-gatal terdelete, then, it would be perfect!
If only I have the time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I told you it would not take long for me to be under the influence of my fickleness. Now, bear with the layout of the blog because I got bored of the old one and now I am having 'trial and error' sessions with my old blog in order to make it new.

I will continue after my kids go to bed to see which design out of the many hundreds that I have downloaded would finally grab the attention of my heart.

So, ... we are officially under construction until further notice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

In the competetive mode!

I have never given much interest to competitions, be it any kind that require you to submit forms, pictures, answers or slogans.  Never had much interest in it until today, that 'kiasu'ness in me suddenly emerged from out of the blue..

I would be lying to say that I had never thought of it at all because it did cross my mind once to submit a picture of my girls when they were still babies for a Johnson's and Johnson's competiton for the cutest baby but since all of my kids' skin could not tolerate their products well, I decided to forgo that thought as it would be such a waste to not be able to use any of the prizes given ... ehem..had I won ler..! But then today, when I was going through my Facebook, that feeling of competitiveness in me came knocking at my door as I was browsing through one of the pages I am linked to which is Lollytots.  It was organizing yet another one of its "Cutest Little One" contest for the month of August. Going through each and every one of the cute little faces submitted by the proud parents of these children made me think to my myself.."Hey, my kids are cute too!" So, I decided to give it a try thus submitting photos of Iman and Khalida.  

To all my facebook friends and acquaintances, please forgive me for haggling you guys to vote for my kids!! For those who are not in my list..you could help this mother by voting for her children.  All you have to do is go to the Lollytots page on Facebook, then you have to 'like' that page.  Then, go to the picture section and search for the contest for the month of August.  Click on Album B and look for my girls Nur Iman Ilyani and Nur Khalida Irina.  Then, you would have to click 'like' under the picture for your votes to count.  Hehehe..Thank you.

In case you were wondering which picture I submitted...here..feast your eyes..



I do hope they win..if not..then it's part and parcel of a competition!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Alone again...

It seems like it was only yesterday that I held him in my arms after 2 months of not seeing him in flesh.  Yesterday, I had to let him go again... Now, loneliness is once more my bestfriend.  

At least the kids are here with me to keep me company...