February Momiji

The owner of my latest collection goes to………………………………Mahira of Ms Write Addict!!!!!…..

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Happy Birthday Mahira dearie!!!…..

Almiraz’s Tiramisu

I googled for the easiest recipe for a tiramisu and found here. Of course I did not put in Tia Maria but I followed the concept and changed the recipe according on my own to suit my liking.... hehehe......what I used:

500g Mascarpone cheese (I used Galbani brand).....250g is not enough for a normal square cake pan
1 pack of Sponge fingers (I used Forno Bonomi brand)
Icing sugar (ikut sesedap rasa)
1 box of cream (just to mix together with Mascarpone, apparently Mascarpone tu keras sikit)
3 spoons of Nescafe
Milo Fuze 3 in 1 or Nescafe 3 in 1 or Chocolate shavings for deco

IMG_1528 Mascarpone cheese and sponge fingers

In the morning when I was having breakfast I prepared the Nescafe (without sugar, of course) and leave to cool in the fridge. Then I did other chores like laundry, cooked lunch, fed my kids and around 2 pm I took out the Nescafe and prepared the tiramisu ingredients. This was my first time using a mixer.....I know, I'm not that good in baking so that's why I did not spend much time using the mixer. I used the mixer just to whip the cheese and cream. But, before I did that, I letak aluminium foil kat cake pan tu so that it's easier to take out the whole tiramisu when it's done. Then, I dipped the sponge fingers into the coffee (tapi jangan lelama nanti dia lembik sangat) and arranged them into a cake pan.

IMG_1530 Sponge fingers arranged in cake pan

Next, I put the Mascarpone cheese + cream + icing sugar into the mixer. The icing sugar was really depending on how sweet you want your tiramisu to be. Based on the web that I referred to, she used half cup of caster sugar, but I used maybe more than 1 cup. I stopped when it was sweet. So, beat the mixture until stiff peaks.

IMG_1529 Beat the mascarpone cheese and cream until stiff peaks

Then, put the mixture onto the arranged sponge fingers. I let it settled for a while and continue dipping and arranging the second layer of sponge fingers. I pour the remaining mixture onto the second layer. Next, I just let it cool in the fridge for one night.

The next day, I sieve the 3 in 1 and sprinkle it on top of the tiramisu, took it out from the pan and arranged the remaining sponge at the side. Walla! ready to eat.....but there's no picture of it...tak sempat amik gambar.....maybe next time…

Amir’s Batman Themed Party

We had Amir's Batman & Robin 5th birthday party at the comfort of our home (read: mom's home). His birthday party was planned way before, but only materialised recently due to tight budget and time constraint. I actually wanted to ask my sis-in-law's brother (who is a pastry chef) to bake the cake and make hotel kinda-like desserts for the party but unfortunately he was not able to help coz he needs time to prepare and train for a contest that he had registered. Probably next time whenever he's available....(btw, he makes the best mushroom broucheese...and mini chocolate croissants...yum!).

I slept at 1 am the day before making the placeholder for the food and candy together with the set up and deco. It was really tiring but I enjoyed it so much. Walaupun tak all-out full blast party (read: buat kt Kids Zania, Jungle Gym or McD), buat kat rumah je tapi rasa seronok pulak berjinak-jinak ngan hobi baru I nih...chewahh...

IMG_1548 Placeholder siap!

For the deco, hubby designed a banner and he sent for printing. Gambarnya sama macam badge Amir so takdela lari konsep sangat. I borrowed his Batman comics dated back from 1995...(wah....).....and put at a corner as deco. Personalised mineral water was considered as a deco as well sebab we just a bought only a few of them. Amir has 3 Batman toys (courtesy of McDonalds) and that was it. So I used that as a deco too. I bought some lollipops, for deco as well.

DSC_0049 Personalised mineral water

DSC_0048 Plastic cutlery wrapped in Bat tissue (for kids)

The Batman stickers were made by my hubby so I just cut and paste them onto everything just to make the table look Batman-gy.....nasib tak tampal kat alas meja.....

IMG_1507Bat stickers

The food, was awesome. My Cikdah made pulut kuning and rendang daging. She also made chicken curry for roti jala which my mom ordered. Mom also ordered our favourite kek lapis. The best part was, my mom made spaghetti...yummy!....(I was supposed to make them but mommy voluntered so, I was so happy!...ngeh ngeh.....)

DSC_0057 Beef spaghetti

DSC_0052 Mini sausage rolls

DSC_0053 My favourite satay

DSC_0051 Kek lapis prune & asam manis

DSC_0054 Cookies

DSC_0055 Cupcakes

DSC_0056 Candy and marshmallows

DSC_0058 Lolipops

My friend E made mini apple crumble (extra sweet - just because I like it sweet). My sister in laws and brothers sponsored the satay Hj Samuri...yummerss!!!.....oh and yeah, I made tiramisu (hooray!...I made something also yeah....)....tapi takde gambar sebab tak sempat amik. Rasanya pulak over manisss...

IMG_1550 Mini apple crumble

I rented bouncy castle from a friend's friend but unfortunately I don't have the full picture here. It was 2.7 m x 2.7 m 1.8 m and the rental per day was RM250 (not inclusive of transportation charges). I think the kids had fun mostly because of this bouncy castle. Or else, sure boring diorang semua sebab I didn't plan any games for them.

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Amir requested to have water balloons for fun so seronok tengok diorang main baling-baling.....heheheheh....

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Overall, the party was a success except for one thing.....but lets just leave it for now....The most important thing is my Amir is happy.....and baby Amar was also happy...just look at the happy faces.....

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Amar the Robin

DSC_0131 Amir the Batman

DSC_0083 Iman the Princess Jasmine

DSC_0079 Ahmina the Angry Bird

DSC_0085 Tuwin the Janggut Man

DSC_0077 Aunty Shaza the Catwoman

DSC_0144 Uncle Faz the Phantom

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Amir said ..: Thank you for coming and thanks for the presents!…..

DSC_0168 Dah kemas-kemas barang

DSC_0139 Amar the Janggut boy

Until next birthday!

Batman Goody Bag

We had Amir's birthday last week. Since he likes Batman, I made a Batman themed birthday party just for him. Of course, I will need Batman stuffs and deco to fit the theme right? My husband and I, we searched high and low for Batman stuffs BUT it was sooooo difficult to find ready-made Batman toys/merchandise....(unless if you go DC Shop in Pavilion where there's a plastic Bat mobile that costs freaking RM200!!!…….and a Batman magnet that costs RM90!!!!).

So, we decided to make them ourselves....(not the toys though). My husband is brilliant in designing so it's totally great when we get to be creative. Of course, I contributed the ideas and he did the designing.....muahaah...

One of the main things is the goody bag. I only had 2 options of either a yellow or a black bag. I found a black kinda like shopping bag material and wanted to sew Bat logo on them..(coz its kinda fabric sikit)....buttt, it didn't materialise...don't ask why.……Then my hubby suggested to do a big stamp and stamp paint on it. It also didn't materialise coz the wood block is soo expensive. Lastly, he sprayed yellow colour using a cut out he drew just like in the picture below. So, jadilah goody bag DIY ini.

bat.jpg Bat artwork

IMG_1524 Spraying aftermath

DSC_0033 Two types of Batman goody bag

IMG_1527 Batman goody bag siap!

So inside the bag we filled with goodies below:

DSC_0031 Batman badge

I googled the Batman logo, hubby designed into a medium sized badge measurement and I sent to Central Market for print. Only RM2.00 per badge. Really nice huh?

DSC_0034 Batman notebook

Brilliant design by hubby. Each book costs just 50 cents and the recycled paper is just 20 cents per piece. Printing sendiri. Kalau ada notebook, mestila ada pencils kan…I bought the pencils in a kedai serbaguna. It was so cheap just RM2 per box of 12 pencils.

IMG_1525 Batman toothpaste

Ok, Masterkids is the only brand with superheroes toiletries. They have Batman, Superman and Spiderman. Check out their range of products in Giant hypermarket. No website found though…..although, my second time searching high and low for other superheroes after that failed. None of the Giant stores have them anymore. Maybe stopped production?…..le sigh…….so I bought Colgate Barbie toothpaste for girls….(coz the first time I bought Batman toothpaste tu tak cukup)…..

DSC_0037 Reese Pieces - Beli kat Candylicious

DSC_0035 Sun maid raisins

...sekotak kecik raisins...I mmg suka kasi benda ni...hahaahah..healthy kunun...

DSC_0050 Batman goody bag and goodies

In addition to the above, I filled the bags last minute with other sweets and balloons so that they would be a lot more goodies for the kids. I hope the kids love them!

Lunch at The Loaf, Pavilion KL

Kalau weekend keluar mesti nak carik makan kan….this time we ate at The Loaf….I have never eat-in at The Loaf before but since hubby dah suggest gi sana makan, I angguk je tanda setuju…(dalam hati best best)…heheheh

You can see The Loaf just outside Pavi as you walk towards Sephora but we dined in level 2 or 3 (I can’t remember)……Masuk je senyap sunyi sepi rasa macam makan fine dining lak, just because the place is so cosy and quiet inside, away from the hustle bustle where people walking in and out of the shops….

IMG_1487 The Loaf Menu Book

IMG_1488 Our drinks and bread with jam

Amir ordered mushroom soup (as usual, nothing much pun dia suka makan…)…The creamy mushroom soup was prepared from fresh button mushrooms and highlighted with the rich scent of trufle. Amir finished it!…(must be nice la tu).

IMG_1489 Creamy Mushroom RM18.00

I ordered Presto Pesto. It was pasta with zucchini, button mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a pesto and light tomato sauce. I jarang order pasta tapi kali ni nak give it a try plus mesti nak suap Amar. Si kecik tu mesti cakap nak nak nak, so, walaupun I wanted to order the chilli pasta or yang pedas…I pikir lama nak decide yang mana, last sekali order yang ni…Hubby tak suka but I like it (but not extremely like it la…I suka lagi kalau  pedas).

IMG_1492 Presto Pesto The Loaf RM20

Hubby ordered Beef Brisket. It’s barbequed braised beef brisket topped with Italian Mozzarella cheese, onion jam and jalapeno. Ini I rasa memang western habis (rasa macam kat Texas)…hahahahh…macamla pernah pegi Texas kan?…Tapi memang best sampai I letak dalam pasta I tu sebab pasta tu takde daging…memang sesuai utk vegetarians…

IMG_1491 Beef Brisket RM33

I ni ada gigi manis particularly kat benda-benda yang I suka. One of them are these chocolate croissant from The Loaf. Bestnya I love them!

IMG_1490 Chocolate croissant RM4.90 each and chocolate petite RM2.30

Ni Amir at front of the restaurant…..he’s one happy customer (plus one: me)…Thanks hubby!

IMG_1493 Model weekly special

Do come to any of the Loaf, tak rugi sebab it’s nice…..

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