This year on Mothers Day, I decided to honor myself. I put everything aside and gave myself a break. I woke up late, sipped a hot cup of coffee and sat in front of the TV. And my thoughts wandered back to my relationship with my mum and my daughter, the two most important women in my life. Let me be very honest. It was and it is still - never a smooth sailing relationship with both of them. We argue, we laugh and we cry together, like a roller coaster going up and down. Nothing has changed. We are still the same yet the strong bonding between us hasn't been broken.
The three of us are different, in our own ways and I shall conveniently blame it on the generation gap. Each time I argued and fought with my mum, I would come back home and complain not stop to my other half. Despite the arguments, Mother's day is a special day for us. We are extra lovey-dovey towards each other although, obviously, my mum misses her mum, who left the world when she was five years old. I purely understand, how that would have been, growing up without the most important person. Indeed, it also makes me realise that I am so lucky, mum is always there for me until today.
Somehow, against all odds, we have similar eating habits and the food we eat must be spicy, tangy and salty. But for sure, one thing does not compute - mum loves sweet stuffs whereas I am on the opposite. Mmm!!! Wonder what went wrong where?? Anyway, while its still a big mystery, last week, I put everything aside and made candies for her. She ate and said nothing. After eating a few pieces, she reluctantly, for some reason or rather, commented that the brownies were "OK". I smiled but at the same time, I got the message that she liked the candies - awesomely fantastic - soft, chewy texture, with a crispy outer covering.
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup crushed roasted peanuts
1 cup desiccated coconut
Marie Bain(water bath or double boiler technic), stir and simmer sugar, cocoa, butter and milk; till sugar is dissolved and for a thick texture.
Remove and cook down a bit.
Add in peanuts and coconut.
Mix all together for a thick dough.
Tightly roll and wrap with glad wrap.
Leave it in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
After that, cut into slices, thick or thin.
Place on greased baking tray.
Bake at 170C for 30 mins or for a texture you prefer.
Bring out, cool down and store them.
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