Friday, 19 April 2013

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookie

Assalamualaikum wbt.

And soooooooo today I baked! Prior to exam week! To quench my crave. :D
Here's a quick share of the recipe I "referenced" from the internet. Heee.

What you'll need :
3/4 cup salted butter/margarine
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup creamy/crunchy peanut butter spread
1-1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts/mixed nuts

Step by step mixing :

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Do not melt the butter. Make sure you remove it from the refrigerator at least 30minutes beforehand.
  2. Add in baking soda and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Put in drops of vanilla and break in the egg into the bowl. Mix.
  4. Pour in peanut butter in sections while mixing the ingredients.
  5. Sieve in flour and baking powder.
  6. Finally, sprinkle chocolate chips and chopped nuts into the mixture.
  7. Refrigerate in the freezer for at least 30 mins.

Bake It!
  1. Preheat the oven 10-15minutes.
  2. Bake them at 180Celcius/350F, for around 10-15minutes. Bake longer if you wish to produce a crispier cookie. (Be careful to not over bake it!)
  3. There are two ways of placing it on the baking tray. One is rolling them into balls and the other one is just merely shaping them using the fingers. (The latter produced a better texture) :D

4. Remove from oven and let it cool completely on the baking tray. Then, transfer it onto a wire rack for further cooling.

5. Pack/Keep it in a cookie jar/air tight container! Ready to be served! Eat with warm milk, dunk it. Like oreoooo. :D

***Reference list (LOL, medicine made me reference this! At least I don't bother to use EndNote! xD)

P/S : Happy trying! Bon apetit! Modify it if you wish. This is my first time making these sort of cookies. Alhamdulillah it made my day happier. Crave fulfilled! :D

Sunday, 7 April 2013

It Has Its End - Dunya

Assalamualaikum wbt.

Been away for quite some time now. Just a quick share on this heart-touching, full of reminder-song :

Very well stated, this worldly life (dunya) has it end. Do we not remember why are we here, living on Earth? We are here to serve the purpose of life being His servant, and fulfilling our responsibilities as caliph (leader) on Earth. This was why Adam was created and sent down to Earth.

But, never forget this dunya is ending soon, one fine day (Wallahu 'alam, Only He knows when). Our ultimate aim is afterlife (the Akhirat). We all know that being too dunya loving is a "wahan", a disease of loving life and being afraid of death. Are we having this disease? Ask our imaan. =|

Grand de Mosquee Paris, Paris, France. 31st March 2013. :)
Rasulullah (peace be upon him) once said, "The most intelligent person is the one who often remembers death. Constant remembrance of it prevents one from evil and sin and motivates him towards good morals. He said, "The remembrance of death defeats joy."

P/S : Lets always remember to refresh ourselves with things that remind us of the akhirat, avoid being too attached to the worldly life, as it brings more harm than good. InshaaAllah. ;)