Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Journey of Curry Puff

While i was rummaging the cabinet. I found this curry puff mould. Since I was too free and had nothing to do, thought i would like to try bake one. I had not follow any recipe and just use the flour and butter that i found at home.

I love curry puff and is often afraid to eat too much of them because deep fried curry puff are oily. I especially love those with a piece of egg in it. There used to be a great curry puff seller at the Food Court of Centrepoint (Jaya). Unfortunately, they are no more in business. I think it was 3 pieces for $1. Their curry puff was small, crispy and the fillings are of curry potatoes. The curry itself are not too hot and there was egg in it. Aw, i miss their curry puff. Where had they moved to?

My mom made great curry puffs as well. But when asked her for the recipe, she can't give me cause she "agar-agar" (estimate) one. Now, i also "agar-agar" trying to make curry puffs like hers.

My curry puffs tastewise ok la. I mean the skin is not crispy enough. Obviously i didn't put enough butter. Well, i enjoy playing with them. I am sure next time will be better. hehe =D

roll our a piece of pastry and put on top of the mould

Put fillings in the middle and then press them together

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Non Bake Brunei Style Cheese "Cake"

After much difficulties, i had finally gotten this recipe from one of my colleague. When he told me the ingredients and methods. I refuse to believe. It's too easy except some work is required.

I bought the ingredients and made this yesterday.

I was still doubtful when i prepared this and only after i tasted it, i was convinced. This is it. The cream cheese layer in between tasted sweet and nice. Once you pop a slice into your mouth, you can't stop. It's really addictive.

As can see from my picture, my mom had cut into them and eat them before i had the chance to take the picture. Haha

To be honest, i really don't know how to name this recipe. My colleague called it Cheesecake but it's not cake at all. Probably i Should call it Brunei Style Tiramisu? O_o

ok, back to my reading of my Harry Potter. I had about 1/3 left to go!!

Recipe as below:-
1 pack of chocolate Marie Biscuits
2 blocks of Philadephia Cream Cheese = 500g (softened)
1 small can of Sweetened Condensed milk (can be reduce slightly if prefer)
1 small can of Nestle Cream
Cheddar Cheese (Shredded)

1. Beat softened Cream Cheese till creamy.
2. Add in Condensed Milk and Cream. Set Aside.
3. For 1st layer, arrange each round Marie Biscuits in the baking tray and cover up any hole with broken pieces of the biscuits.
4. For 2nd layer, spread the biscuits generously with the cream cheese mixture.
5. Arrange biscuits as a third layer and spread more cheese mixture as fourth layer.
6. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheddar cheese.
7. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 3- 4 hours till set.

The biscuit texture, after refrigerate become soft and feels like sponge cake. Which is why, i refused to believe it was just plain old marie biscuit in the beginning =/

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows - Final Book!!

It 's being a heated competition among several book store in Brunei.

Icklebooks is selling at $48.90 for the first 100 customers plus free movie ticket at Empire.
Best Eastern selling at $49.00 with a harry potter bag
Paul & Elizabeth selling at $50+ with some 10% discount.

But I, being a regular customer from Icklebooks at Kiarong just bought from them.
I love Icklebooks plus the staff are nice and provide good service.

Was initially planning to wake up at 6+ a.m to beat all traffic and arrive at the store by 7 a.m. But stupid me, set the wrong alarm so end up waking at 7+ a.m. and stuck in traffic for a long time.

Enough say, here's the book!!! It comes with a cute paper bag =P

The free movie ticket is valid for three months, any movie , any time.

Well, i also end up buying more Horrible Histories =/

Ok, goin to start reading now. XD

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter -Order of Phoenix Premiere @ Empire

I know life must goes on and i had been doing lots of things to get my life going. This also include watching movies.

Last week saw the advertisement in the Borneo Bulletin stating that SCB is giving away free movie ticket to Harry Potter movie on the 11th, 13th and 14th at Empire, with free popcorn and drinks.

Being a Harry Potter fan, how could i pass up the chance for getting free ticket to my favourite movie?! So i kiasu, early early called up Empire, just to have them told me that "It's not comfirm yet" But hey! It's in the newspaper already le!!! So i called up SCB and made some complaint. SCB told me they will sort out the matter and within 5 minutes, they called me and told me I can booked my seat at Empire now.

It was really hard to call Empire Cinema. The line would ring and ring and ring and there won't be anyone to pick up the call. I took Pat's suggestion and called Empire's general line to have them pass me to the Cinema instead. The call was quickly place through and I was able to book some seats to my satisfaction. I picked up my ticket during lunch time on that day as well.

Anxiously waited for more than a week and finally get to watch the movie today with my brother. The atmosphere at the Empire cinema was rather nice. There were candles lighting up the hall and staffs are wearing the Quidditch's uniform. So we were really excited. The movie was scheduled to run at 7.20 p.m. but it was delay and only shown at about 8 p.m.

My opinion?
Well, i read the book before so i know what was going on but for someone like my brother who had never read the book... the story is too fast. Scenes are being skipped through in a rush. Suddenly they are here and suddenly they are in another scene. It's just too fast that i think people might not be able to catch the link or understand what is going on.

I was a bit disappointed. I expected it to be more but this is like a summary and a short cut for the book.

I am grateful to SCB for having this promotion though. =P

Had also taken several shots at the Cinema. Will upload them in the next post. =x
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