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Last week’s story. Last day of work (hooray!), need to find a new job (!!!) and all the fam-bam together under one roof for Raya Haji. Plenty of food and fun with the kiddos as per usual. The JZ Clan spent the night at kampung Denai – imagine 25 of us in that house, 10 of them little kids. Loud was an understatement.
I took it upon myself to whip up some desserts for the two days we were there – cinnamon rolls and banoffee pie. Oh, plus sugar cookies. I had planned to let the kids decorate the cookies, but they (the cookies) were long gone once it was out of the oven. Honestly, I like them just as is without the icing – although the frosted cookies sure are fun to look at.
I had tried a new cinnamon rolls recipe – one which required no kneading – it was delicious! I used Gemma’s recipe and it turned out fantastic. There was a bit of struggle with the dough after the overnight proofing – mine was too soft and sticky, and I wasn’t sure if I should add even more flour, at the risk of the end result being too dry and chewy. The rolls did spread out and rise unevenly during the last proofing prior to going into the oven, and it did not look too pretty. But they came out delicious nonetheless.
On the day of Eid, everyone put on their best clothes and chowed down on super yummy nasi arab from the local neighbourhood joint. Oh the lamb kabsah. My tummy’s rumbling just thinking about it. Dessert was banoffee pie, and that was gone in a split second too. What can I say? I’m good, heheheh. Celebrated Kak Uda’s 34th birthday with an ice cream cake, courtesy of Abang Lan. After all of the food, a light snooze was required, and a whole lot of exercising!
I’m slowly getting back into my Insanity workout. I am entering my fourth week tomorrow – which by the way, took me 7 weeks. I think. Slow and steady, eh? Weather is still not too great to go out running in. This haze, I tell ya. It comes and goes every few days. One day the skies are blue and clear, then the next day; the API reading shoots up to 200+.