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I was born and brought up in Kota Bahru,Kel,Malaysia From a very young age I was very interested in cooking. My sisters were all married by the time I was ten it fell on me to help my mother to do the household chores. Slowly I started cooking. After doing our household chores I go and help our neighbour Mok Wan who happened to be a kuih seller, helping her with the task of grinding rice, beating eggs, peeling onions and packing the kuihs usually fell on me for just 20 cents. Mok Wan was very good in making all those traditional Kelantanese kuih whicn are known for their variety and distinct taste. It was she who give me the best lessons in Malay culinary arts. It have been years since she passed away but her art of making kuih is still with me. It was my mother who gave me the lessons in Indian culinary arts, I helped her cook, learning all the time without realising it. Every time when I cook for my friends, the first thing they ask me is "Did you learn cooking?" Far from protesting vehemently that I was self-taught, I must admit I that I gained my knowledge of cooking partly from my family, partly from helping people who are masters of their arts and partly from cookery books.

About the cuisine

Our food is a delicious blend of flavours coming from the Malays,Chinese,India and indigenous communities living in Malaysia

Monday, April 17, 2017

DATES CAKE



DATES CAKE

500 gm dates,remove seeds and chopped

50 gm cashew nuts,chopped

1 cup hot water

1 tsp soda bicarbonate

250 gm superfine flour*

2 tsp baking powder*

200 gm castor sugar

250 gm butter

4 eggs

1 tsp essences of almond

1 tsp essences of rose

For decoration 

50 gm  cashewnuts

Some green and red cherries

*Sift together ingredients

1. combine the dates and cashew nuts  and pour water and leave for 4 hours. Mix thoroughly with baking soda and set aside.

2. Grease and line a cake tin with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180c

3. Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg one at a time while continuing to beat.

4. Add the flour little by little  and stir into the butter mixture add the date mixture little by little and mix in the almond and vanilla essences stir well.

5 Pour the batter into the tin and garnish with the nuts and cherries. Put in the oven and bake for one hour or until done. Cool before cutting.



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