Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Acar Buah


Happy July everyone :)

It's time to share what I whipped up in the kitchen recently... well, just yesterday actually.

As usual, I found a yummy recipe on Pinterest (where else) which was pretty easy to make. I love acar buah but those things cost a bomb in tiny teeny containers. So I decided to make a batch that would last a while since my boys don't like anything sweet and spicy. Kesian what my boys are missing... but mommy is not complaining... hahaha

OK, anyway... I realized why these things are expensive cos these jeruk buah (pickled/dried fruits) aren't exactly cheap! I bought a few types (plums, buah kana, raisins, kumquats, wintermelon and prunes). I forgot how much I paid exactly but it was probably roughly between RM20 - RM30.

I scoured the net for the best recipes... there were so many versions; some added kerisik (dessicated coconut) which sounded and looked tempting but the acar buah I've tried before never had kerisik in them so I was skeptical. Finally I settled with a recipe which was straight-forward and very easy to follow from 'Mommy In The Kitchen'.  I didn't want it to be too sweet nor spicy so I omitted the sugar and the chillies as well as the dates.

So, here is my very own home-made Acar Buah (Fruit Chutney). Me is happy! :D

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cinnamon Buns

I've been cooking and baking quite a bit the past few weeks. Every time I checked out Pinterest, I'd be sure to get the cooking bug because the pictures are bloody evil, they look so goooood and leave me no choice but to try out the recipes!

So I made these... and they were bloody awesome, I kid you not! I got the recipe from here. I remember making buns with my sisters when we were kids which was a mighty long time ago in Bethlehem... okay, lame attempt at being funny but I can't help myself whenever I start the phrase 'long time ago...' Anyway, I was kinda scared when I attempted to make the dough from scratch because you really have to get the measurements right. Me and measurements don't get along well. So when I made these I prayed a lot! LOL!

I am so happy the way my cinnamon buns turned out. The buns were soft and tasted just like the cinnamon buns at Cinnabon! *cough cough*