Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy making sausage buns day

We used to make bread at home. It is our staple food instead of rice.

The last time we made them, we did not really know how to wrap the dough around the sausages. Not satisfied with how they turned.
We studied how to wrap the buns and decided to try out this new sweet bun dough recipe with our students on 19.3.2009. They were so happy. Fourteen of them wanted to join.

Due to amount of flour used in preparation, only some of them were participated.

We made them during our rest time.

It is fun with a ball of dough and lots of creative ideas.

Kakak Siti prepared the yeast according to instructions.
Mix ingredients and shaped dough into balls in the morning.

We were pleased to say that the end result was exactly what we wanted it to be. Continue to knead the dough until it became sticky and elastic. Mix well, knead and leave to rise.
Kneading is the hard part in making bread. Cover the container with cling wrap and let it proof for about an hour or until it doubles in size.

To make sausage buns, just roll the dough into a long, snakey shape. 

Twist it around the bun.

Dad demonstrated the proper way to make sausage bun. 

Some of you kept smiling and laughing while making the buns. 
Brushed with egg yolk as well.

We successfully made sixty of sausages buns.
We had so much fun eating those little buns.
All of our students couldn't wait to eat those bakery goodies.
Those buns tasted great and they were healthy. Not so much salt and sugar.

We were having fresh hot buns at teatime.
Many of you was impressed with the process of the bread.
Happy Making Bun Day, my children.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haji Samuri Kajang Satay at Pisa

We were going for food hunting at PISA on 13.3.2009 at 9p.m.

We had the opportunity to experience the flavors of Malaysia- Haji Samuri Kajang Satay.

The famous satay as mentioned by lots.

The Kajang town is famous for its satay. It is a restaurant located in a double-storey Malay cultural wooden hut, with great atmosphere. If you are coming down to Kajang, you should definitely have a try.

They serve chicken satays, chicken liver satays, beef satays, mutton satays, rabbit satays, deer satays and fish satays. All are equally priced at RM0.60 per stick. It's quite cheap for the portion they give. The special ones which cost more are rabbit (RM1.60!), deer and mutton.

We prerfered chicken because they were more juicier and moist.
Ketupat and cucumbers as side dishes. Ketupat is basically boiled rice which is contained in a handmade pouch made from coconut leaves.

The ketupat is a symbol of Malay cuisine.

Satay can only be great with a perfect peanut sauce which loaded with peanuts. We like the thick, spicy and nutty peanut sauce.

While we were waiting, dad took an opportunity to take down pictures when the chef was cooking.
The chef was so generous.

He gave us another five free satays. The texture of the satay was fine and soft. No bits of fat and no chicken skin on the skewers.

The Penang International Food Festival will end at midnight on the three days.

Other than the Food Fair inside PISA itself, there is a Food Carnival at the outdoor.
It is the largest Food Expo in Malaysia. The battle of the chefs competition also held in PISA. It cost RM 3 per entry.
We saw a Malay man shed his sweaty clothes while he was cooking rendang.
A clown made really creative balloon and he was crowded with children.

A girl with white painted face welcomed us with a smiling face.

It was fun to see pineapple tarts were so professionally made. The tarts made in different styles. Done on the spot.
The Food Fair also serves Hainanese cuisines minus the pork. Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular chinese cuisine in the world. The stall was richly decorated. Very stylised.

Lydia and Priscilla, we had a great night at PISA. We reached home in the middle of the night. A bit tired but too excited to sleep.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Steamboat Night

We had a steamboat gathering at our house.

A gathering with Amanda's family on 8.3.2009.

Amanda's cousin also joined our gathering.

We had a great time of eating loads of food at 8.30p.m.
We made a cheese cake for Amanda this afternoon.

We made it once as a test yesterday.

Cheesecake is our favorite dessert. Both of you had a small slice with breakfast this morning.
We really hope Amanda also like it.

Combine crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a 10-inch spring form pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.

Let cool before covering with plastic wrap and refrigerating. This cheesecake tastes good after being refrigerated for hours.

Mom and Kakak Siti prepared a pot of soup for steamboat.

Amanda's and her family reached our house in the evening. We met up with Amanda lovely cousin, Jeremy and Emily. They are friendly.

Children enjoy thie play time.

We are steamboat lovers. Amanda's mother prepared a lot of foods and things which considered. She is a well-prepared woman. She highly recommended us cheese flavour fishball. It was our first try. Her specially prepared sambal was heavenly nice. Appreciation for her effort.

After filled up the stomachs, the children had their fun time. Amanda and Lydia began to string beads slowly onto the piece of string. They made bracelets and rings.

Emily and Priscilla played with Barbie dolls while Jeremy enjoyed his legos.
Due to that too-full feeling, we were having Chinese tea together. Dad and mom like the beauty of Chinese Yixing Teapots and the finer arts of tea drinking. We had pleasant times together.

The gathering ended up in the middle of the night. Girls, time to say goodbye. We look forward
to seeing Amanda's family, Jeremy and Emily at the next gathering.