Its been a super long day today and i dont intend to stay up late .. been awake since sahur.. baked two types of layer cakes.. one is for an order and another layer cake which i will make a separate entry tmrw..

Today was my son's special day.. the day he calls "freedom".. yes we are talking abt his ORD (Operational Ready aka finishing his National Service)... two years ago i remember posting an entry abt him doing his national service and today i am doing an entry abt his ORD.. time and again.. i am just amazed of how time flies... as i walked towards the parade ground.. all i cud think of was how proud and blessed I am to hv him as my son... :o)

Must hv ... family photos... Sonia was excited all morning when i told her that we were taking her to abang's work ..

Hehehe women with guns!

That cheeky smile when he saw hb taking his pic lol

It lasted up to 8pm and we had our iftar while watching the parade... love the pic of hb and hairi.. i can still remember the first time i took pic of both of them... hairi was only 10 back then and 10yrs on hb has lesser hair and looks much more older and the most important thing of all.. hes not wearing RM William jeans! muahahaha

Last family photo bef heading out for dinner... all in all.. we had a good day today.. cant wait for the weekend!

Bef i go... heres the recipe to this delicious bread and butter pudding.. mom loved it to bits.. hairi and hb had two servings each and mom got the last piece for her to indulge today...

Ingredients (serves 6)
50g unsalted butter
12 slices white bread
50g sultanas
4 eggs plus 4 egg yolks
175g caster sugar
300ml thin cream - i used full cream milk
300ml thickened cream- i used double cream
1 vanilla pod, split, seeds scraped
3 tbs thin-cut marmalade - i didnt even bother to do this step!

Lightly butter a 2-litre baking dish. Butter the bread, remove the crusts, then cut each slice into 2 triangles. Arrange triangles in layers in the dish, then sprinkle the sultanas in between layers. Don't put any sultanas on the top layer as they will burn.
Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and caster sugar. Place both creams in a saucepan with the vanilla pod and seeds and bring to scalding point. Pour cream over the egg mixture and whisk lightly to combine. Strain mixture over bread slices, making sure not to dislodge them. Set pudding aside for at least 30 minutes - this ensures that the pudding will be light and not stodgy.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Place the baking dish in a large roasting pan and pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
Cover the dish loosely with foil, place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake the pudding uncovered for a further 15 minutes or until golden
Heat the marmalade in the microwave for about 40 seconds or in a small saucepan over low heat for 1-2 minutes until spreadable. Remove pudding from oven and use a pastry brush to spread marmalade over top. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes, then serve immediately.



Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking bread pudding we make similar with raisin looks wonderful

Rima said...

Sometimes i will use raisins, apples or peaches

Anonymous said...

hi rima, yr son really look like u, even d smile pun sama, he he, sekali imbas mcm kakak & adik.



CTZee said...

Godaan lagi...I'll have to bake this one too.

Congrats to Hairi. I loooove looking @your family photos. Thanks for sharing K. Rima. I hope you r in lala land right now. Tido.

CS said...

I just cooked rice, sup daging + potato and marinate chicken. At 4.30am later baru fry d'chic. Vege. elek so makan buah ajelah.

Looks like you n Shidah baked bread pud. Your recipe is so 'rich', dgn ertikata sebenar.

Yes I do remember your entry abt Hairi going for his NS. I kan akin your 'early bird' fan? Hehe..

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Rima,

1st of all, congratulations on your son's graduation from the National Service.

I nak tanya about Lemon Crispy Cornflakes. I tried it today but the cookies turned out to be a bit 'rapuh' while the cornflakes remain crunchy. Is it supposed to be like that? Or the cookies were supposed to be keras? I would prefer the cookies to be a bit keras, how do i fix that?

By the way, the cookies were my son's first meal for iftar today, alhamdulillah, makes it all worth it.

I emailed you earlier about this, but hopefully i can get a quicker reply from this comment box.

Many, many thanks, and please keep on sharing.

Lea Hannah, Brunei

Yat Maria said...


how time flies...memula POP & then kejap jer dah jaman lucky kita, dia orang panggil ROD kan..u ingat tak??hehe..

Suka ai tgk yr pic with that senapang gajah.,.ku juga mau...standby nak tembak beruk2 kat opis..

cakap pasal kek lapis, ai plak terasa cam nak buat nih :) praktis babe..hahahah..

ijayuji said...

Salam kak! lovely pic! suke tgk akak sefamily tuuuu, lap ayaq mata hihihi... hensem ank bujang akak tuuu, bapak pun lagilah hensem :P Itu women wit guns tarak boleh pakai muka kasi serious sikit looor! wakakakaka.. well, congrats to hairi as well! BBP tu kak kalau ada kuah kita suke kalau kering takut tercekik ahahaha...

zarin said...

love the picture of u n hairi...sama je muka mak n anak..macam cut and paste jek ;-)
anyway congrats to hairi

Rima said...

cough cough.. dua kali imbas macam?? hahaha yes when we got home and i downloaded all the pics.. i noticed it and asked hb.. eh how come we both look the same... especially the mouth area hehe

Rima said...

U shud.. its so so moist and creamy that u dont need any vanilla sauce to go along with it..

No worries.. am happy to share .. its like a journal for me too..

Rima said...

Rajin betul lah u cik som.. semenjak hairi masuk NS i no longer makan nasi waktu pagi.. cuma makan cereal and orange juice and makan kurma.. once hairi is no longer on standby i will hv to start masak nasi again for sahur

CS u are truely right... u and mrwongjowo were the first one to comment in my blog... how time flies and sampai sekarang i belum berlaga pipi with u.. huhu

Nurfaizah said...

Muka kakak n ur son serupa habis. Can really c a loving family. Lps ni u'll have more time with both ur kids.
Alhamdulillah... *all smiles for u*

Meh sini bread pudding tu.. Yummo.
Btw kan kak, u shld compile ur recipe jdi buku. Mesti dpt edisi2. Den blh put up @ ur store.

Rima said...

W'Salam Lea
I am so sorry for not replying sooner.. semalam the whole day i wasnt online.. didnt even get to BW .. didnt even get to reply to all my emails..

Yes its supposed to be "rapuh" .. not a keras type of cookies.. even the batter macam buttercream kan.. i am not too sure if u add more flour to it.. the cookie will rasa sedap cos its meant to be "rapuh"..

Rima said...

Muakahkah itew tembak banyak berak lehhh.. at first i didnt want to but bila hairi kata benda tu berak i pun ape lagi nak tunjuk kuat.. mak aiii punya lah berak.. itew senyum cos tengah suruh laki cepat sikit haha

Eh buat ah.. ingat.. practice practice practice ahaks

Yes zaman lama lama memang its called ROD.. now jadi ORD pulak!

Rima said...

Tu muka atat senyum cos tengah tunjuk gagah perkasa.. padahal actually dibelakan camera muka ada atat cramp cos benda tu berat haha

Lap lah air mata mu wahai Ija..lucky anak bujang awak tak yah masuk army :o)

Rima said...

Anak makkkk! hehe si dak Sonia tu lain sikit cos dia blondie hahaha

Rima said...

Honestly? lepas ni kena lah masak nasi hari hari cos hes a nasi person huhu habis lah diet ku.. diet konon! haha

Alhamdullilah.. after this sonia pulak masuk sekolah.. mama will be a little free ah and masa tu boleh lah compile recipe jadi buku... verangan hihi

Yat Maria said...


ai LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really tak leh tahan with the word it meant to be like that as in 'accent' for berat...LMFAO again!! MUAHHAHAHAH
you made my day pepagi hari ni!

Rima said...

LMFAO!!!!! MUAKAHKAHKAH... itew dia ketawa besarrrr... berak.. berat.. apa makna nye bila makan dipagi hari and harus pi hantar duit kat bank kahkahkah... ishhh dia kan selalu ade kaitan tau bab bab gini.. hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Congratulations to Hairi and wish him all the best and more success in his future endeavours.


Hesti HH. said...

What a lovely family! Like mother like son...sama-sama rupawan. Ikut bahagia melihat kekompakan satu keluarga.

Hmmm...bread pudding yang menggoda iman...hehe

bayohahmad said...

kak rima

dlm byk2 pics,paling x tahan tgk sonia crossing her leg..kiut jer...

Unknown said...

Rima, Sonia looks so grown up now...cantik macam mama dia...n Hairi copycat betul u kan?? org kata kalau anak lelaki ikut muka mak 'sejuk' sgt...anyway, glad u had a wonderful day yesterday..ur bread butter pudding sungguh menggoda...selamat berbuka! :D

Yan said...

Assalamualaikum Rima, at last i got to visit ur blog again. Its been so so long rasanya. Ur bread pudding and ur Pierre Hermes Viennese Choc Sables looks delish. Will gonna try the cookies for raya. and the bread pudding this weekend. I hope my kids will be ok this weekend. Selamat menyambut Ramadhan to you too (belated).

Faeez said...

Congrats to Hairi! Wonder how it felt like when he first left for camp. My son is 12 now.....just the thought of him leaving for ns brings teary eyes...jangan hari tu melalak sudah..haha.. btw, your pudding looks really good:)Selamat berpuasa.

Rima said...

Will do! tks.. hopefully he will be accepted to do his diploma after this.. wish him luck!

Rima said...

Anything that has got to do with family memang sejuk ajer memandang.. bread pudding yg harus dicoba dehhh hehe

Rima said...

Tak ferasan budak sonia ni cross her leg macam gitu.. dah download baru terperasan.. tks to widya we get to take lots of pics!

Edi said...

congrats to Hairi! u must be so proud of him kan... u have such a blessed life with wonderful family around you.. take care!
*emosi lah pulak...

Rima said...

It was indeed.. macam lega and at the same time blessed cos hes done his National service.. now he can do just abt anything and move on.. :o)

Selamat berbuka to u too.. adehhh lama lagi ni.. nanti pukul 3petang mula lah lesu haha

Rima said...

W'salam Yan
Salam ramadhan to u and ur family! good to hv u back dear.. hopefully ur kids dah sembuh.. nanti boleh start baking again :o)

Rima said...

Thats what i thought too bila hairi got the letter to masuk army.. on that day tak pulak mama dia melalak.. kira macam.. phewww tak yah masak berat berat lagi hahaha.. honestly i think i rasa macam numb gitu.. kira i managed to control lah.. first year part bulan puasa ade satu macam sayu.. lepas tu macam biasa ajer.. :o)

Rima said...

Huhu.. emosi .. sudah tentu.. even up to now .. ade satu macam emosi bila tengok all the pics.. anak adalah anugerah .. be it when hes doing his nonsense or when he does us proud..

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Rima

Congrats to Hairi!!Handsome young man...kak nur enjoying looking at your family photos...especially yg pic father & son....

Rima said...

W'salam KNur
Hamsome hamsome hehe.. hari ini dia sure mekar sejambak hehe

My fav pic too!

malynd_anggun said...

thanks for the recipe..
macam nak buat weekend ini..heheh

KG said...

loved all this pics! yusof started his homeschooling ie learning from a personal tutor yday! never seen light in his face like tt before!
am so gonna do the bread puddg...but gonna use croissant...apa nak buat si kampung ni nak jd french lah plak!happoy weekend!semalam made a batch of italian mrg macs, but split into 2 colours for yusof's iftar wt some friends trrow...nak mak dia nye macs gak walaupun skirtnya konto! haha~

fqa said...

hi sis rima...u look so young..hairi tak npk like your tip skit awet muda..hehehe

SyaHani said...

Sis Rima, your son looks so much like you. :)

Rima said...

Buat ahhh.. pi beli roti now and then simpan two days .. ur pudding lagi shiok if u pakai stale bread.. of cos jgn pulak si roti dah keluar cendawan baru nak buat pudding hehe

Rima said...

Use lah biar lagi fattening muahahaha.. glad it all work out fine.. am pretty sure he will do well and do u proud.

Nothing like air tangan kita .. betul takkkk? hehe

Jadi buat inti nenas tak this wkend?

Rima said...

Adehhh longgar lutut haha.. its in the genes lahhh where got tips.. minum air putih pun malas hahaha

Rima said...

Tell me abt it.. anak makkkkk hehe

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Rima,

Thank you for the reply, really appreciate it.

I will try the famous amos cookies as you suggested in your email, cuma i am not sure if i can find coffee oil in Brunei, will cari later. I read in the comment page, ada yang ganti dengan coffee emulco, will try it nanti.

Anyway, i read you BBP recipe. Kalau tak pakai vanilla pod, berapa banyak vanilla essence yang digunakan?

Looking forward to your reply.

Many thanks again,

Lea Hannah

Rima said...

Salam Lea
I will hv coffee oil up in my store by this weekend.. insyallah.. if u want u can order it thru my store and sempat lah if u wanna bake it for raya nanti hehe

If u dont hv vanilla pod.. u guna kan vanilla essence 1tbsp

Jun said...

wahahaha..d 1st thing i saw in those pics..ur son sudah jauh lebih tinggi..aiyo, kids nowadays cepat sgt doter pon dh sama height wif me..n itu pic awex pon sudah ada, wahahahaha....rima, sudah boleh belajar jd ibu mertuaku, ekekeke

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kak Rima,

I just remembered one of my hubby's close friend owns a bakery here in Brunei. so i had my hubby called his friend, he thinks ada in store and currently checking. Kalau not available then I will order from you.

By the way, i have a very,very basic question. Is there any difference between butter and margarine? eg can i use planta margerine instead of butter?

Thanks again.

Lea Hannah

ninazsyafinaz said...

Congratulations to Hairi.!! Sis U know what..I been promoting your blog to my best fren and she said " blog kakak tuh buat haku lapar banget lah..tiba2 nak baking2!" I just LOL.Rasa kan..sudah terpengaruh.

Rima said...

Muahahha itew dialog ibu mertua ku memang ku suka .. memang pantang nenek moyang ku....! hehehe

Hes tall.. tak tahu ikut siapa.. his dad pendek ajer.. his step dad yg tinggi menjala :op

Rima said...

Terpulang if u want to use planta or margerine but its a big no no for me..

Rima said...

Heheheh rasa-in lohhh.. tapi kan best lah macam gini.. it makes her wants to start baking...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Your bread pudding look so delicious!

Anonymous said...

salam Rima
delisch luking BP n luvly family pics. Nice to see pics of the four of u together.
There's a wk old french loaf in my i know what to do with it :)

Sonia luking very like a sweet English rose kat pic dia diri sorang2 tu.

Actually kalau tengok betul2 Sonia n Hairi pun air muka diaorng ada certain similarities. I believe others wud agree that wen we luk at u, yr sistas n most of yr other family members one can tell u guys are related.. banyak imbas2 sama.

OK selamat berbuka nanti

Anonymous said...

Salam Kak Rima,

I found coffee oil here, so I tried the famous amos cookies..we love daughter just ate 3 and I'm down to the last quarter of the jar now...Alhamdulillah

Anyway, I come across your crunchy chocolate chips cookies..nak tanya, at what point do i add in the white chocolate and almonds?

I look forward to your reply.. Selamat Berpuasa.


Lea Hannah.

p/s: kak rima ada resepi mee soto tak? It's my must have meal everytime i go to Singapore.... My trip to Singapore end of july lepas tak lah craving sangat nak makan. I really appreciate it kalau kak rima boleh bagi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima
the best bbp i've tried. thanks 4 d recipe. next time i'd tweaked it to reduce amt of sugar - a bit too sweet 4 me. didn't have raisins - add cranberries instead so nice!

Rima said...

Hi anonymous... wud appreciate if u cud sign off with ur name.. ty

Glad to hear that u liked it.. i think i hv baked it like 3 times since ramadhan started hehe

About Me

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..