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Our God is a God of Nations:
"He so love the WORLD ... He gave His one and only son..."

Monday 31 March 2014



A crepe with filling of sweet coconut.
Recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

400 g grated coconut
2 Tbsp brown sugar
150 g palm sugar - chopped
125 ml water
2 pcs pandan leaves
4 Tbsp coarse white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp plain flour (to bind)

1) boil together all sugars, pandan leaves and water until sugar dissolves.
2) discard pandan leaves, add in grated coconut and salt
3) cook until slightly dry and sprinkle in the plain flour, combine well
4) when it reaches the dryness, remove from heat & leave aside to cool

Crepe Batter
300 g all purpose flour
2 Tbsp tapioca flour
650 ml pandan water (juice from pandan leaves + water)
1 egg
1 Tbsp corn oil
1 Tbsp condense milk
1/2 tsp salt

1) mix 2 flours & salt and leave aside
2) mix corn oil, condense milk & pandan water together
3) add beaten egg into flour mixture, and slowly pour in the liquid
4) whisk to combine
5) sieve and leave aside for 1-2 hours

1) heat up a shallow pan & lightly grease the pan
2) pour one scoop of batter in the centre & swirl pan to coat the base
3) when colour of batter changes and the sides of crepe turns dry, it is ready.
4) remove and stack on each other
5) put a spoonful of filling on the crepe and roll it up like spring roll

Wednesday 26 March 2014



If you are looking for an easy recipe for sweet bun, this is the right one for you.
I have adapted the recipe from Aunty Young's White Loaf Recipe.

198 g milk
15 g butter
4 g salt
300 g bread flour
24 g sugar
3 g yeast

1) put all ingredients in the bread machine, bread dough cycle 1.5 Hrs
2) divide dough into 14 portions, let rest 10min
3) shape into balls & place closely together in oiled baking pan & let rise 50min
4) bake in preheated oven 190'C for 25min

If you prefer loaves,
can roll up dough & place in a loaf tin to rise until double
bake in preheated oven of 190'C for 25min

I have replaced
10% of the bread flour with whole grain

Monday 24 March 2014




200 g sweet potato ( cooked & smashed)
125 g water
30 g butter
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
30 g milk powder
125 g whole wheat flour
312 g plain flour
2 tsp dry yeast
2 Tbsp brown sugar

Optional: 100 g raisins soaked in orange juice,
               drained before adding to the dough last 2 min during kneading

1) put all ingredients in bread machine, bread dough cycle 1.5Hrs
2) divide dough and shape into balls, let rise 60min
3) bake in preheated oven of 175'C for 20min


Another Baguette Recipe 
which I have tried 
find it flavorful too. 

It is my pleasure
 to share with you the recipe:

Baguette (2)

Pre-ferment Starter
250 g bread flour
165 g water
1/2 tsp dry yeast

A   250 g plain flour
      165 g water

B   1/2 tsp dry yeast
      1/2 tsp salt
      100 g pre-ferment 


1) mix all ingredients in the pre-ferment and 
     leave at room temperature for 60-90min
2) then leave in fridge for 24 hours or more before using
3) if not using, can freeze & keep for 2 weeks 
4) combine A (flour & water) and let rest 60min
5) add B to A and knead to combine
6) let rise 3 hours, turning over every hour 
7) divide into 3 balls and let rest 40min
8) fold & roll into baguette shape, then let rise 60min
9) score bread diagonally & spritz with water before sending into oven
10) bake in preheated oven of 250"c for 15min

How about shaping them into rolls, crusty rolls?

Friday 21 March 2014


Ethan : " Kung kung, let us play checkers."
Kung2: " I thought you like to play with mama?"
Ethan : " No.... she takes long time to finish one game..
              also..... she sometimes win one..."

Coming home from school,
Hayley: " I cannot eat lunch.... I have pain in my throat."
Ethan  : " You cannot say things that is not true,
                it will come to pass!"
Kung2 : " Is it pain or itchy throat?"
Hayley: " ur....... I think it is itchy."
Later, she finished the whole plate of baked rice with salmon
and commented "it is so yummy!"

At the Swensens, Ethan gave me the menu....
Ethan : " Mama, would you like to have a kid's meal?"
...thinking that he cannot finish it,
Mama: " Why not?"
Ethan: " If you order, can you please give me the apple 
              juice and the corn cup?"            
Mama: " then, what is your main course?"
Ethan: " I am sharing with Hayley, an adult portion!"

Pressing his 2 palms on my cheek,
Ethan : " Mama, your face feel like a dough."
Mama: " What do you mean?"
Ethan: " Because it is soft & sticky like the bread dough
             we knead!"

Mama: " Ethan, time to shower."
No response!
Mama: " Ethan, it is time to shower or else you will 
              not have time to nap!"
Ethan: " Then, no need la... I am big boy already."
Mama: " but mummy says you need to."
Ethan: " O........k (softly)....."
.... holding his favourite ninjago in one hand and 
crawling from the play mat... under the dining table, 
he is making his way to the bathroom!

Mama: " Don't pump the shampoo bottle so hard,
              too much shampoo for your short hair, waste 
              money and also difficult to wash off the shampoo."
Ethan: " Yes mama. My teacher says must shower 
              fast fast and don't waste water!"
... anxious to go out and play again!

Ethan: " Mama, you will wake me after at 4pm?"
Mama: " Of course, if you want me to."
then at 4pm....
Mama: "Ethan, time to wake up."
... opened his eyes, turned to the other side & continue
Hayley: " Mama, mummy says we can watch a TV programe
               at 4pm but Titi is sleeping how?"
Mama: " No choice, got to wait for him and watch together!"
Before we could finish our conversation, Ethan was already
standing behind us, rubbing his dreamy eyes!

Hayley: " Mama, are you going back to Ipoh tomorrow?"
Mama : " Yes, dear."
Hayley: " I will miss you mama..."
Ethan  : " I miss you too. I miss your sweet and sour fish!"
Hayley: " I miss baked rice with teriyaki chicken too!"

Mummy: " Children, go ahead and choose a bun each 
                 to eat before go to the cinema for the show."
Ethan: " I like this cheese bread stick. 
             Mama, do you like to have one like mine?
             It is very nice you know."
Hayley: " Mama, mine tastes better. 
               The cheese is inside the bun instead of outside.
               This cheese taste better."



Thursday 20 March 2014


 Ethan: "Mama, I draw this for you so that you cannot forget the Ninjago.
              Zane, Jay, Cole & Kai. are all good guys!
              They have very powerful weapon. Can you see the weapon?
              This big ship is called Bounty.
              The Ninja move around in it,  to fight with the bad guys!
              Sometimes, they need to ask their teacher for help if there are too many bad guys.
              The teacher is not here because he is in the temple."