Weekend with the family!

Its 4:40am.. we just got home fm Mustaffa Center.. I had wanted to do a wordless entry but nayyy .. no matter how late it is now.. i hv to type something... right?? hehe

These few rounds the only way for hb and i to go on a date is when sonia is fast asleep and hairi is back fm his outing.. we usually will end up going to MC since its a 24hrs thingy.. its perfectly fine by us as long as we get to go out as a couple ahemm

Early today hb took us to Ikea and also to the Mayer sale.. yep.. they are having sale again and guess what i got for myself?? a new scraper blade for my KA.. i broke mine a few months ago and since they are slashing the price to S$63.. i thought why not ey.. I had also wanted to get the glass mixer bowl but was put off when the sales person told me that there is no discounted price on that.. yikes! and oh i also bought myself a new pressure cooker.. original price is S$369 and they were going for $69! worth buying!

The Kitchen Aid mixer however is going for S$659 (white, green, yellow and cream) so to those that are looking for a new mixer why not go there later.. sale ends at 6pm on 21st Aug.. here the details ok..

So ok.. enough abt the mayer sale.. Mom called all of us to go to her place for iftar.. i didnt hv much time on hand since we had planned to go to this mayer sale.. i decided to whip up coconut blossom since its one of the hot favs among the kids.... and also the adults and since i was in a hurry i decided to use the big fire to steam my coconut blossom and this is what i got.. an open aka mekar steamed coconut blossom hahaha.. the blossoms were gone even bef everyone called it a night!

3 cold eggs
250 gm. sugar
10 ozs. (about 280 to 300 gm.) Softasilk flour or any superfine flour (Hong Kong flour)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder - OMG i realised i forgot to add baking powder hahaha
1 Tbsp. ovalette
130 gm. (5 ozs.) coconut cream (can buy the box coconut milk e.g. Kara)
30 gm. pandan juice (blend about 6 pandan leaves) (i opted)
1 tsp. pandan paste
(i used 160g coconut cream and 1tsp pandan paste)

1. Beat all the ingredients together until thick and fluffy.
2. Scoop 1 Tbsp. of batter into madeleine mould (lined with paper cup), top up with 1 tbsp. of coconut filling and then another 1 Tbsp. of batter. I used piping bag to pipe out my batter
3. Steam over high heat for 15 mins.

Coconut fillings
250 gm. grated coconut
30 gm. castor sugar
100 gm. gula melaka (palm sugar)
60 gm. water
1 tsp. cornflour
2 pcs. pandan leaves - cut into small pieces

(1) Cook sugar, gula melaka and water in a wok till sugar melts.
(2) Add in grated coconut and pandan leaves and fry till dry.
(3) Sprinkle cornflour on top and stir till well mixed.
(4) Cool before using.

Tadaaaaa.. when i called mom in the morning to ask her whats cooking.. she said.. RAHSIA (secret) hehe... to us, the Kassims, whose IC states: "Javanese" as race .. Nasi Ambeng is the bomb hahaha

Mom also cooked additional dishes like sambal sotong kering. ayam lemak cili padi and her son-in-law aka hb's fav dish.. rendang!

Everyone was there... yep... including my son! oh did i tell ya that he got himself a new motorbike even tho right now hes taking his big bike licence? haishhh why cant he take car licence instead... anak ... anak...


HomeKreation said...

Hi Rima. So impressed that you all keep the traditional Mengkuang mat, I have not seen it for ages - we used it a lot when I was small. Like your mekar cups.

CTZee said...

aahhhhh best nyer makan sedulang. Teringat pulak kecik2 when my parents balik from jemputan, we all duduk berebut makan sedulang.

ALAMAK! Tersedak-sedak when I read your scraper costs $63! I looove steamed coconut blossom. Sedap!

Juanita said...

Assalam Kak Rima...

Thanks fr e info of e Mayer sales n tot of getting e pressure cooker too la... Btw kn Kak, I suke2 tgk ur baking la Sume nye cantik2 belaka... I've try baking ur famous Amos coco cip n super sedap u.. Thanks fr sharing e resepi... Kak u open baking class den I cn learn more frm u :)

Brgds & Salam Aidilfitri

serene said...

wow nasi ambeng eaten in the traditional way. the last time i saw this was zaman i kanak2, nyai yang masak untuk kenduri. bagus la ur mum! hehe abang mat saleh makan kena alas daun pisang eh ;)

yeah for MC! senang kan nak shopping pagi gelap :D

MANISAH said...

Aisayman Rima, nasi ambeng, kok ada gambaar pulak, pepagi ni buat terliur aja, worth doing it kalau makan berjemaah lagu tu. Mayer sales dah ada? Hish-hish... kalau tahu boleh buat weekend drive down there to get extra bowl for KA. Yes, last sales I got the pressure cooker and worth to buy it. Selamat hari raya ya, kita raya di Spore juga nanti tapi 2nd n 3rd day saja.

anakcikbob said...

wahhh..nasi ambeng.. my fav also.. *bunyi perut*

Yat Maria said...


tadi ai pengsan jap...beberapa saat..tak batal posa....tu nasi ambeng punya pukulan!!.. ai cabut dulu babe, nak pi amik tissu lap keyboard...hehehe...

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Sonia looks so lovely. But I think green fingernail will suit this apam better :). She seems to have put on a bit weight and looking a bit more matured than before.

Your hubby so pandai, he knows how to duduk bersila on the floor and eat with hands :)

Thanks for informing about the sale.


Lee said...

Hi Rima, wow! I love these. Anything with coconuts, I adore.
Can see you have a black belt in cooking.
And really nice green too. They look really good....Your cute daughter loves it too. Nice pics. Like 3D.....

There is nothing more spectacular on this Earth than that of a beautiful wife, mother in the act of cooking, baking for her loved ones.

You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
Best regards.

Art lover, cinnamonworldofcolours said...

Hi Rima,
It's nice to see how your family get reminds me alot of my family. Nyway, just want to thank you for sharing the Nastar almond tart..I did it, it's really really wonderful..different from what I usually made.
Selamat Menyambut Aidil Fitri to you and Family!

Rima said...

That tikar mengkuang has been around for ages... kita pun tak der.. my mom has two of those.. i think u can still buy it in malacca?

Rima said...

eh u ok kah? its cheap right? its a new type..the scraper on one side.. the first one i bought scraper dia both side and selalu hv to adjust my mixer cos bising waktu kita whip butter.. agaknye pasal tu it broke.. haishh ganas! hahaha

Coconut blossom memang hot fav eh.. especially bila gi kenduri.. sure ade si blossom ni

Rima said...

W'salam Nita
Tersedak bila Nita mention baking class.. i cannot jadi cikgu lah.. tak de cert.. hehe

Glad u liked it.. thats my hb fav cookies.. the other day i dah buat 3 adonan.. mak aiii melecur tangan hahaha

Rima said...

The last time we had ambeng was when i was preggie 7 months.. buat lenggang perut.. my nyai jadi supervisor hahaha.. semalam bila sampai rumah my mom and she dah sedia kan kat tikar.. kits pun ape lagi.. azan jer terus jadi macam lion kelaparan hahaha

Rima said...

Last year kira kita jeling ajer.. tahun ni harus pi beli jugak since bowl dia no discount.. i actually dah ade 2 bowls.. nampak yg pyrex one macam nak pulak.. ishhh

Woah tahun ni beraya kat sini ahhh

Rima said...

Heheh perut no more bunyi cos dah iftar

Rima said...

hahaha.. memang shiok kann... semalam u dont want to know how much i makan dahhh... pagi semalam baru terlonjak lonjak cos i managed to get rid of 6kg

Rima said...

my hb was born and bred here and was looked after by a malay lady.. tu sebab pandai makan bersila and pakai tangan..

Rima said...

Uncle Lee
Alamak u buat i senyum kambing ahhh... ty lah uncle.. dah malam ni bila baca like that sure malam ni tidur shiok haha

Rima said...

Art lover
Long time tak nampak u.. hows u? good to hear u try that almond tart.. tahun i i did that for my mom.. she suka cos lain dari yg norm

ninazsyafinaz said...

Salam sis..whoaa..I noticed 3 thing here!!
1.Apam hijau!!!! lawo nyer
2. Nasi ambeng...Gullppp...drooling
3.New feature : Print PDF.!! How you do that??teach me!

Aishamirafiq said...


Lama tk mkn Nasi Ambeng & Coconut Blossom ... Tergoda tgk... Untung if berjiran boleh dpt bau aper aper yg yg u masak.....(tk yah mkn bau pun da ok) hehehe

Btw, da dpt spekkeok.. Thanks eh... susah2 je... nak pay delivery charge ur hb tak nak pulak... Terperanjat ur hb pandai ckp melayu...hehehe... Tak sabar pulak nak buat Lapis Legit Pandan Roll...

Rima u jual laa "Wisjman" butter in your store...Mana tahu ramai yg nak beli....

Jun said... busy cilok kejap masuk rumah u..ape? i heard rendang..x p, sabar2..a few more days to go, i'll see a lot of rendang after this, hehe. nasi ambeng..dah byk kali dengar tp i x pernah dpt peluang mkn ni..yg pasti tempe2 tu sungguh menawan kalbuku..i luv tempeh! hihi...

Shal said...

6kg?! 6kg?! Jelesss ni mmg jeles, apakah rahsianya? Tak cukup tido ke u? i tak pernah makan nasi ambeng even my mil pun x pernah buatkan nvm i suruh dia buatkan hahahks....

Yat Maria said...


waliaoeh!!...6kg byk seh!!! ai 2 kg kira dah bagus arr :)

Hubby said...

6kg can only achieve through:

A) Fasting
B) Stress hb
C) Stress Sonia
D) Stress everything else which actually doesnt need stressing about..

= 6kg


Rima said...

Aiyo lao gong.. u post and u prove it urself ah.. hahaha.. nothing to do in the office is it.. pack ur bag and come home lah.. help me to lap lap abuk .. take down the curtains lagi better.. :op

Rima said...

Itew benda kan my hb yg buat kan.. i dont know.. if u want i can ask him to teach u ahaks

Rima said...

No need delivery lah.. that day kalam kabut sampai i lupa nak suruh my hb bawak kan u spekkeok powder.. tadi i baru buka one bottle.. dah buat 3 layer cakes using it.. harum rumah i.. tak yah pakai burner hehe

Wisjman butter not cheap so dont know if ppl wanna pay for it.. will think abt it lah.. tks for the suggestion!

Good luck on ur baking! dah ambil cuti harus pi buat kek lapis wokey hehe

Rima said...

Orang jawa memang fav tempeh.. i also like but not my hb.. if i goreng garing garing and salut dgn sambal kicap dia suka pulak hehehe

Rendang rendang.. not my fav but hb loves it!

Rima said...

alahhh tak yah jeles pun.. nanti raya ajer.. ahhh sure naik balik.. tu standard procedure hehe

Rima said...

I pagi makan cereal and one glass of orange juice.. thats it.. malam makan cukup kenyang ajer.. i think i am getting old dah.. makan tak byk macam dulu.. but kan bila raya kok boleh melantak tak ingat dunia hhehehe

Yat Maria said...


tmr makan cornflakes for sahur coz ada kotak besar tak luak2..and I shall stress dude up, stress dudans up on top of opis, sure I can dapat turun lagi 4kg....bukan ai stress dengan dude & dudans yg kasi dia orang stress muahahahah!! terbalik kot!

Rima said...

Hahaha babe tu idea yg bagus.. pi makan cereal tmrw ok.. we still hv a week left.. sure boleh turun 4kg ahaks

Mas said...

kak rima...seronoknya tengok makan nasi ambeng ramai2...
coconut blossom tu pun cantik mekarnya....

Rima said...

Memang shiok if dapat makan ramai ramai especially if mak yg masak kan hehe

Dah nak raya ni memang tak de masa nak buat kuih muih.. tu buat blossom cos senang and sudah tentu budak and mak and bapak budak suka hehe

ninazsyafinaz said...

kak rima..hehehe..pls..thank you!!

Yat Maria said...


makan cornflakes kecik for sahur + 1 mug of coffee...sekarang pukul 5pm, ai cam nak pengsan kat opis..muahahahaa...

Rima said...

Can u email me?

Rima said...

Muahahha so can right?? sometimes i will take a slice of raisin bread and a glass of water.. thats it..

Today sahur ape ah??

Christine said...

kak Rima,

Tkq v much for the recipe, tried it, my neighbours n friends love it. Tks for yr sharing.

Selamat Hari Raya to u n yr family.


Rima said...

well done.. we loved it too! cheers!

Nurwin Heny said...

Hai Rima....kenapa lah ternampak post pasal Nasi Ambeng nih? Mana ku nak cari yang sangat sedap dan mengancam nih? Tergooda iman ku! Haha..
Take care and enjoy this cool Friday morning!

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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..