I haven't had any new entry the past 11 days sigghhhh :( Been busy doing a very thorough spring cleaning at home. Yes....the current season is spring~~ did I type spring?? Wrong season dah dey!! I meant its autumn right now in New Zealand, soon winter will be here. I had to junk out the master bedroom, clear all th cobwebs & whats not under the bed and rearrange hb's rugby collection. We are replacing our bed and been out doing furniture shopping last week when hb had his 4 days off. We had to hire a trailer, cost us $30 and took our old furniture and rubbish to the refuse station and had to pay $50 to dump the trailer load of rubbish.....haiiizz :( So, Singaporeans.....do appreciate the Bangla cleaners ok!! U guys are lucky cos u just need to illegally dump your old furniture under the void decks and Mr Bangla will clear them for u at no fees at all.....pfffttt!!! Work many, many....pay little, little >.<
Other than junking out the room, I took out all the winter duvets from storage, air them out and wash all the mink (faux cant afford the real mccoy :p) blankets and throws to prepare for winter. I usually like to prepare the winter necessities during spring, before the fine weather packs up, otherwise it will be impossible to air them and dry them. A day after I did all the hard work, the horrible (spring??) autumn weather finally hits us along with strong winds as well as floods in many parts of North Island pheeww. Alhamdullilah we were not affected. The weather has been playing up the whole day today. We had heavy wind early hours in the morning, followed by a little sunshine in the morning....that's when I decided to hang out the washing. Suddenly it was raining heavily in the afternoon. At abt 2pm the sun was shining so brightly till abt 6pm. Lucky me, experiencing all the 4 seasons in a day but am glad that I managed to get my washing dry ;)
After all that cleaning, I couldnt be bothered to do any baking at all as I was suffering from the constant acchhoooinggg. Hb been asking when will I bake his favourite shortbread cookies again. Yes AGAIN....hehehez. I did bake the cookies for him but today I am going to post on kuih kaswi instead :ppp. This is my first try at making them. All this while I have been buying them from Bengawan Solo. I am happy with the outcome of my kuih kaswi and was surprised that Jannah luvs them too. I didnt even offer them to hb cos I know he wouldnt like them at all. I popped these little beauties in the microwave.....I couldnt be bothered to steam them and I don't have a proper steamer anyway. I tried putting 1 into the microwave first and from there adjusted the timing & the power percentage accordingly. The first one that successfully came out of the microwave, I had it while it was still pipping hot with Jannah using a spoon.....hehehez yummy :ppp. Thank you K1 for the luvly yet easy recipe.
Source : K1 @ Citarasawan
Translated by me, myself & I ;)
1 1/2 cup gula merah or palm sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 pieces pandan leaves knotted
(Boiled together = 2 cups of sugar syrup)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
3 cups water
2 tblsp air kapur or lime stone paste (I did not add)
Grated coconut sprinkled with a little bit of salt.
(I used dessicated coconut, add a little bit of water and salt and microwaved it 30sec on high)
Put all ingredients A into a saucepan. Boil on medium heat and leave aside until sugar syrup is cooled.
Whisk together all ingredients B.
When sugar syrup cools, add into ingredients B and whisk until all are well incorporated. Sieve the mixture and pour into a 9 inch tin that has been greased with cooking oil.
Cover with aluminium foil and steam for 30 mins.
Let the kuih cools down completely before cutting and serve with the grated coconut.
Note : I made half of the recipe and I used the small red cups, usually used to make kuih lompang. Oil the cups first before pouring the mixture. Popped 4 of them each time into the microwave on 50% for 2mins 45secs.
Left some without coconut for Jannah as she specifically told me she doesnt want any coconut on hers. She ate 4 pieces at one go and I was surprised that she really luvs them. I was enjoying mine and bit half of the kuih and Jannah came along and asked me to feed her the other half....heeez. TTFN ;)