Ramadhan Kareem to all muslims out there... today marks the first day of Ramadhan.. well err its actually gonna be the 2nd day.. its past midnight and both hubs and I are still wide awake.. we are looking thru at some houses that might be of interest.. its been 3yrs since we moved here and honestly? as much as i love the kitchen in this house.. i think i need a bigger one.. i love our old house.. a two story bungalow.. no facilities and there was not one time where i cud hear my parents saying.. "haishhh rumah kau ni nak naik tangga tinggi lahhhh" hehe.. i hated the kitchen in our old house tho.. it was small and dark and there was no oven!! i used to bake in my 18yrs old convention microwave oven.. was not fussy back then and i made do.. now that i am baking on a daily basis.. i need a kitchen that has a work station.. a kitchen that has an attachment so that i can hv my baking pantry right next to it.. anyway since i am used to my current white simple kitchen.. i wud love to find a place with a modern kitchen.. u know the one that has all the equipment attached to it.. my dream kitchen wud be the one that has built-in oven, microwave and espresso machine all in a row.. huhu a woman can only dream..... anywayyyyy am a little excited abt the whole idea.. i hope that we will find something that all of us will feel comfy. :o)
So as per usual.. our first iftar was at moms. every single year without fail mom will cook nasi rawon for all of us.. i will be in charge of desserts while others will buy something fm outside.. its like a tradition for us.. the start of ramadhan is at moms and the end of ramadhan will be at moms.. Alhamdullilah.. love u many many mom! i will load pics tmrw ok as am too tired to go thru it .. for now i just wanna post a recipe of this Apam.. the pink and purple ones are requested by Sonia.. she calls it Apam purple which is actually apam snow white.. the yellow ones that u see here are actually Apam pumpkin.. its true what Yat says.. this apam is really really nice.. the texture is soft and yep it tastes even nicer if u eat it with steamed grated coconut.. ty dear Yat for sharing this wonderful recipe.. my dad who is not a dessert/ kuih person ate 4 in one sitting hehehe
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp castor sugar
3 Tbsp warm water
230 gm pumpkin (boiled with skin and then scoop the flesh & weigh)
150 gm sugar
150 ml thick coconut milk
C (sifted together)
200 gm multi purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix well Ingredients A. Set aside for about 5 -10 minutes.
Blend Ingredients B till smooth & fine. Pour into a large bowl.
Mix Ingredients C into B and blend bit by bit until fine. Mix well.
Pour Ingredients A into the mixture & mix well. Set aside batter for about 1 hour - i used clingwrap to cover the top of my bowl.
Heat steamer on high fire. Pour batter into smaller cups and steamed it for about 15- 18 minutes. Grease the cups with some oil before pouring the batter. I used medium fire as I do not want the apam to 'blossomed'.
Serve with steamed grated coconut mixed with a pinch of salt.
Ok folks.. i better get some sleep.. i hv to get up again in 3hrs time to prepare sahur.. once again.. hv a blessed Ramadhan and selamat bersahur...