Sunday 22 March 2015

Plenty of Brioche + Malaysian Curry + Mother's Soup: 14-20 March 2015

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

this week, writing out my daily schedule on my phone and planner has helped me keep on track of everything.

also, i have learnt that it's not good to be afraid of trying new things. whether it's baking a loaf of brioche for the first time or stepping into the unknown world that is Malaysian cuisine, go for it and give it a go. you never know, you may end up baking better bread than anything in your local supermarket.
finally, more new spring lambs at the farm. omg - they are beyond adorable. always skipping after their mothers who unfortunately for them, seem to be more interested in food.

here are a few snippets of what's been going on this week:

  Saturday was when I bit the bullet and baked bread.
a just about successful recipe test for this.
 the brioche was perfect the next morning for breakfast though.
with tea and homemade strawberry jam.
tahini was involved at lunch time.
as were sweet potatoes.
here is the full recipe.
on Monday, i made a Malaysian curry with a Portuguese twist. 
it was really delicious and very different from our usual curries. i adapted the recipe from here.
time to bake!

i'll be sharing the recipe soon!
fresh mint ...

.. made into a chutney with green coriander, green chillies and salt.
omg, my Mother made the most amazing roasted butternut squash soup this week. 
it was pure liquid gold.
smoothie time! blend pineapple with coconut milk and ice. add honey, to taste.
time to shoot this.
after the dough was mixed and left to rise ..
... we had dinner. tonight, spaghetti with a fresh tomato sauce similar to something i made back in November.
whilst we ate dinner, the brioche baked.
the brioche cooled completely overnight and was ready and waiting the next morning.
perfection. the full photo recipe is here.
and the blue sky wasn't so bad today either.
 my attempt at getting a photo of the eclipse.
fiery marinade for a roast chicken - made with fresh red chillies, smoked chipotle chilli powder, smoked paprika, garlic, lemon juice, fresh coriander, dried oregano, olive oil, salt, lime juice and preserved lemons.
roasted and ready to munch!

a few of my favourite links  from around the web this week:

1. smoky sweet potato and chickpea fritters + tahini yoghurt.
2. brioche loaf.
3. lemon cream pie.
4. rose tahini cookies.
5. oatmeal raisin cookies.
6. breakfast quesadillas with broccoli, cheddar + eggs.
7. chocolate chip cookies. 
8. a little poem.
9. gazebo chicken. 
10. five foodie finds. 
11. pavlovas with lemon coconut cream. 
12. how to attain sincerity. 
13. nine ways to lower your daily stress.


have a beautiful week everyone - make a fruit salad, watch a sunrise and spring clean!


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