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Wednesday, 8-Feb-2006 14:07
Just before I got up from my chair just now, I clicked into http://nahrafqifahs.fotopages.com/ ~ a newly registered fotopages because the photo of a couple caught my eyes. In there, there's only 2 photos of this old-timer couple. There and then, I had tears in my eyes because I remembered my parents! Not that I don't remember them everyday but this photo made me remember them more! How I miss them ever so much :cry: !

14.30 Malawi time = 20.30 Malaysia time...
Just had lunch. Today I cooked the simplest dish. Steakbone soup aka sup tulang in Malay. Very easy to cook and while it's boiling, I can sweep the whole house!

All you have to do is, wash the steak bones. Put into the pressure cooker with some water and spices wrapped in a muslin cloth. For me, I got this 'sup bunjut' from Malaysia. Sup bunjut is a readymade wrapped spices. Pound some shallots together with ginger and garlic. Heat the oil and fry the pounded ingredients till fragrant. Pour into the pressure cooker. Secure the lid and put on the stove. When the pressure cooker starts releasing the steam (plus the LOUD noise :oh_god: ), leave it like that for about 20 minutes or so. Then off the fire, let the steam out and open the lid. Add in potatoes and boil till potatoes are slightly soft. Add salt, tomatoes, sliced onion and green chillies. When serving, sprinkle some chopped spring onions and fried onions. Nice to eat either with bread or rice! What can be simpler and tastier than that!

When the soup is in the pressure cooker, I started on my new experiment. I tried making Apam Pisang Kukus (Steamed Banana Cake). I printed this recipe from Forum.Cari.Com.My. Reason why...because there are so many 'rotten' bananas at home. Actually it's not rotten but it's just my son's phrase of describing the black skinned banana. You know how bananas skin reacts to heat. Once, I had asked my driver to buy for us some banana and that time, it was summer over here and quite heaty. He came back with a slightly blackish looking banana and my son totally refused to eat them. He said he doesn't want to eat 'rotten' banana! That's how the word 'rotten' comes into the picture ;-) !


Ingredients :
2 cups flour
8 ripe bananas
3/4 cups margarine ~ melted and cooled
4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 cup sugar
a pinch of salt

Method :
1. Sift flour with baking powder.
2. Mash banana and put in bicarbonate soda. Mix well.
3. Beat eggs with sugar. Add in melted margarine.
4. Add in flour. Mix well.
5. Add in the mashed bananas and mix well.
6. Pour mixture into a well greased bundt pan.
7. Steam for 45 minutes.

Note :
To prevent water from dripping onto the cake, cover the steamer lid with a piece of cloth or towel.

Oooppss...time to go and fetch my daughter from her school.........15.35....

Words to inspire you...
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced ~ Vincent van Gogh

Ceritamu ceritaku......
Jeff®i @ FM0666 >> Jemput-jemput pisang aka cekodok, kalau dengan kopi o panas memang kaw kaw! And thanks for the compliments! Appreciate it :-> !
mcmed >> Kalau perut tengah lapar, tengok apa pun sedap... :P
Aureanayz >> Kalau dah suka salin resipi tu, tak lama lagi rajin la plak nak mencuba, insyaAllah. Especially kalau anak-anak pemakan ;-) .
fasha>>Terima kasih kerana sudi mencuba resipi yang mama letak di sini and glad to know that your hubby enjoyed it very much...makes us want to do more kan? :-D
linlin>> Terima kasih sudi mencuba resipi di page mama. Mama tumpang gembira kerana suami dan mertua linlin memuji masakan Linlin ya....well done!
aziah ziedgn@yahoo.com.my>> Resipi lepat pisang ada di http://mamafami.fotopages.com/?entry=783712(sini)
rossie ross_lawrence2003@yahoo.com.sg>> Quite a number of ladies had tried this recipe and the feedback was pleasing. So perhaps you can give it a go as well. Hmmm Rossie, I noticed, you love pisang so much eh? :-D
rossie ross_lawrence2003@yahoo.com.sg>> Terima kasih kerana rajin mencuba ya. I'm sure Diana will be happy too. Glad you liked it...

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