Friday, October 16, 2009

Cheeky Baby & The Missing Two

Baby would have trouble sleeping at nite if she took a nap after asar. Yesterday, in order to prevent her from taking her routine nap, I took her out. While chatting with K.Liza, our next door neighbour, tup2 tgk Baby dozed off. Sigh.. Another late nite for her! Sure enough, last nite she had trouble sleeping. Since last nite only Adik got home, we let her sleep with Baby. But the problem was, Baby was pestering us. She crawled all over the bedroom & over Adik. Tried putting her in bed, she tried to climb down. So we solved the problem by putting Adik in bed, and let Baby slept on the floor ( on the mattress of course !). I didn't realise what time she finally went to sleep coz by the time i dozed off she was still merrily playing with some tissues or something.

Cheeky Baby..

On another issue, it's a routine now that Alysa & Adik would follow Cik Jun to her house every afternoon. Previously only Adik would follow Cik Jun & spend the nite there. But since last week Alysa started to follow suit after months of not going there. A few months ago, she stopped from going there after Along ( K.Jun's eldest son ) got home for a long break. Malu la kononnya. Hai anak dara mama sorang ni..:-). But since she started going there again last week, dia pulak yang tak nak balik. 2-2 nak tido kat sana. Yang kesian Baby la..mati kutu main sorang2. And the house was so quiet without their squabbles, shouts, whines etc. Sigh.. Of course la i pun sampai nak masuk bathroom pun tak boleh coz dia melalak kena tinggal sorang2..Kena tunggu Hubby balik baru boleh mandi..:-) Kena gilir temankan dia.haha..

The missing two..

Best buddies if they want to..

While those 2 princesses spent the nite at Cik Jun's, I managed to bake Brownies. Tgk kat dapur Sheri nampak yummy je. So i got the recipe from Jamie Oliver. Very nice & chocolatey..Lama dah tak buat desserts ni. Mood masak tu macm malas ja. For lunch pn masak sempoi je..
I C & P je ..

Bloomin' Brilliant Brownies

• 250g unsalted butter
• 200g dark Fairtrade chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
• optional: 75g dried sour cherries
• optional: 50g chopped nuts
• 80g cocoa powder, sifted
• 65g plain flour, sifted
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 360g caster sugar ; I used half castor sugar & half brown sugar
• 4 large free-range or organic eggs
• optional: zest of 1 orange
• optional: 250ml crème fraîche

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the cherries and nuts, if you’re using them, and stir together. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency.

Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle. Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares. These make a fantastic dessert served with a dollop of crème fraîche mixed with some orange zest.

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