Saturday, 31 January 2009

Gordon Ramsay's CheeseCake

Source: Olive mag
30 minutes + chilling - serves 8

175g caster sugar
1 pod vanilla
75 ml lemon juice
450 g soft cream cheese
175g creme fraiche
475ml double cream
150g dark chocolate
150g double cream
8 digestive biscuits
25g butter, melted

1. for the base, crush the biscuits and mix them with melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 20cm spring form tin. Chill.
2. for the filling, mix the sugar, cream cheese and seeds from the vanilla pod together. Whisk the lemon juice with cream and creme fraiche to soft peaks. Fold everything together. Keep the mixture cool until you need it, but don't chill it.
3. for the swirl, melt the cream and chocolate together in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cool the mixture until it is cool enough not to melt the filling and thick enough to hold a trail.
4. Spoon or pope a layer of cheesecake mix over the biscuit base, then drizzle a thin stream of chocolate mix in a swirl on top, then repeat until you have 3 layers of each. Stick a thin knife blade or skewer into the cheesecake and swirl the mixtures together. Don't be tempted to smooth the surface down or it will look muddy. Chill for at least 5 hours and keep chilled until you need to cut it.

Sunday, 25 January 2009



Saturday, 24 January 2009

Harrods Again

Well my friend, I went to Harrods again yesterday, last week I forget to look for Harrods umbrella for Yusila and my other sister Roza, want me to buy a big Harrods bag for her friend. My husband said OK, so after work (3pm) on friday we catch an underground from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Knightbridge. I bought few more bags and reduce Christmas cards in box and 2 rolls of ribbon. Unfortunately, the umbrella was so expensive £19.45 each, that to much money to pay so Yus, I have to say forget about it. As we arrived a bit late, lot of beautiful bags already been taken. If you were there, you just look envy at other people find and wish you were there much much earlier and you get the bags before them. There were this 3 ladies whom have about more than 60 bags stacking around them and busy do some calculating with their calculator. I can tell they are not local. If we allowed to take photo definitely I took one to show you guy. Well friend we just have to wait for Harrods next sale in summer.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Roast Veal

2 kg shoulder of veal, shank on
3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in 5 thin slices, length way
15 small springs rosemary, washed
sea salt
2 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, leave a bit for glazing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive, extra
freshly ground black pepper

Step 1 - preheat the oven to hot 220c
Step 2 - using a thin sharp knife, pierce the veal in about 15 place(away from the bone), deep enough for garlic cloves to fir snugly. Insert a piece of garlic and a spring of rosemary into each cut.
Step 3 - Place veal in a large roasting pan. Mixed together salt, turmeric powder, black pepper and virgin olive oil. Rub veal shoulder with the mixture thoroughly.
Step 4 - Cover the veal shoulder with aluminium foil and cook for 30 minutes.
Step 5 - remove veal from oven and remove the foil, brush the veal with virgin oil, return to the oven and cook for another 20-30 minutes for well done.
Step 6 - Remove veal from oven. Cover veal with foil, and let the meat rest for 15-20 minutes. Once rested, remove the lamb to a carving board.
Step 7 - place the roasting pan on stove, add lemon juice, add extra oil and stir. Leave on a very low heat while you carve the veal
Step 8 - serve on a platter. Spoon the roasting juice over the top, give a good grind of fresh pepper and serve with some pan roasted potatoes and salad.

Note : 1. you can also use leg of lamb instant of veal
2. if you prefer medium meat on Step 5 - turn oven off, leave door slightly ajar and let the meat rest for 40 minutes.
3. If you like to eat you meat with lot of gravy, you can always use Bisto and just follow the instruction mix the granules with hot water and put a bit of butter.

There is only one sale - Harrods sale

Yesterday, My husband and I went to Harrods, Knightbridge. I was so happy, coz I got to go to Harrods sale. Well, I nearly missed the trip as the original plan was to visit a friend at Virgina Water, lucky me in the morning we received a text stated that he have to cancelled it as he has to work. Yahoo! On Saturday Harrods open from 9am to 9pm, so after work my husband drove me to Harrods, we arrived around 4pm. Shopping Time.

Perfumes and colognes. My husband bought incanto Salvatore Ferragamo for me early present for Valentines and I bought him Aspege Pour Homme from Lanvin. We have to wait for Valentines day to use it. Ferrari Cologne for my nephew Nizam as a gift for passing PMR exam with 8A.

The small black handbag is for Fazliah a gift for her for passing the PMR exam with 8A. Congratulation in order for both of my nephew and niece.

One product Harrods is famous with is their pvc bags and it also famous among my family and my friends. If Harrod sale, one of them will ask me to buy one or two of the bag for them. I usually buy more as there always buyer for its in JB.

The true reason I went to Harrods was to get my mum's birthday present, her Birthday is on 29 March. As I'm going holiday in March to Malaysia,I'll bring her the present. As card member we have 10% discount on weekend, it is good idea to buy product which not on sale. Harrods have a services counter to wrap present and it cost me £8.45 to get the service and the result was good and very presentable gift for my lovely mother.

So friend, whoever coming to London or living around London this week, good idea to visit Harrods to get some bargin. Sale end on 24/1/2008. Top tip, go on the last day, if you lucky you can buy the sale pvc bag for only £1 and lot of stuffs go down to 80% to 90% off. I been to last day sale few years ago, it was hectic and fun to find bargin of the year. Good Luck.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Mini Muffin


2 cups flour >
2 tsp baking powder> mixed together dry ingredient
2 tbsp coco powder>

1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup veg oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla exctract

For icing
100g icing sugar
juice from 1 lemon

1. Mixed together sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla exctract in a mixing bowl until well blend
2. Put the dry ingredient into the mixing bowl and fold it together until well blend
3. Spoon 1 tsp of mixture into paper cup
4. Bake in preheated over 180c for 10- 15 minutes
5. To make the icing - mixed together the icing sugar and lemond juice until it smooth
6. Leave the muffin to cool then drizzle it with the icing.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Malaga, Spain

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Rhonda, Andalusia, Spain