Ooops! I have overlooked one item in my original write-up of “Birthday Treat(s)”. I should be more careful. I thought I was missing something, but after checking and re-checking my text, nothing seemed to transmit anything unusual to my gray matter department. I bet my gray matter is getting a wee bit rusty with age and it’s time for lubrication. LOL! Thanks to one of the commenters for pointing this out. And who else, if it wasn’t my own kitchen mentor. MUM!!! Sorry, mum, for forgetting your signature birthday cake, ‘kek pasir rubuh’. For the non-Malay speaking readers, ‘kek‘ is the Malay word for cake, ‘pasir‘ is the Malay equivalent of ‘sand’ in English and ‘rubuh‘ is something akin to an avalanche. Geez, sounds like something from physical geography, but uh-uh, mum’s ‘kek pasir rubuh’ was quite exceptional. I don’t have the recipe on hand just now, but I remember, the prunes being one of the prominent ingredients in the cake. Why the cake was called ‘pasir rubuh’ was because of the way the cake fell apart and melted in the mouth, like crumbled sandy cliffs. There you go…. an avalanche :-). Yep, that was mum’s signature birthday cake. It was just divine.
By the way, if you are put off by prunes, just think positive for a while. Prunes are packed with nutrients and goodness, rich in antioxidants and listen to this….they are fat free! Have I convinced you yet?
See you soon!