\u201cI have to rush off for shooting now,\u201d said Mimie Amirah when contacted. It was time to shoot her scene in Kiblat Yang Hilang, an Astro Awesome TV Channel 123\/MYTV Channel 122 drama series that is airing now for Ramadan. \u201cWe\u2019ll talk when I come back later,\u201d she promised, and she kept her promise while rushing to get dinner ready that evening. This high-flying lady is so busy! Mimie Amirah (or Amirah Abd Hamid her real name), used to be an air stewardess for Firefly but after nine years with the airline, decided to switch careers for more on-ground time with her family, especially since becoming a mum to her now 5-year old daughter, Eva Alayna Binti Mohd Fauzee. Mimie Amirah when she was with Firefly before she left in 2019 and when she won the Orange Crush award of the airline for being the most likeable and courteous cabin crew. \u201cI moved from being cabin crew in 2019 because I wanted to do something else and also I wanted to spend more time with my daughter,\u201d she said, mentioning that it took one year to conceive her. \u201cWe were so busy with our careers.\u201d This is because her husband too is in the aviation industry. He is a captain for Malindo Boeing 737-800. \u201cBefore Covid, he used to fly a maximum of six days a week and he always had night stops on the India and China routes too. Now, of course, flying time has wound down a little but still, the flying life is a busy one.\u201d Family photos. (Right) with husband. A Rising Star Mimie Amirah is today a rising star for TV dramas and telemovies aired over TV3 and Astro\u2019s Awesome TV. \u201cI was so lucky,\u201d she said about getting roles for acting and photoshoots for ads. Apart from acting, Mimie Amirah is also quite a sought-after commercial talent and has done many commercials for many brands to date. It was a good decision to sign up with talent agencies after her flying stint because she got quickly spotted. Getting roles has not stopped since. Some of her most memorable roles on TV were in Beri Sedikit Waktu, Takdir Yang Tertulis, Perang Periuk Cooking Show and a not-to-be-revealed-just-yet feature-length telemovie which will be aired over the small screen this Raya. One of the screenshots for Kiblat Yang Hilang (showing now) where Mimie Amirah is posing with actor Azhan Rani. (Right) With full makeup on! Watch Mimie Amirah in comedy sketch: Kisah Pawang dan Saka https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vBqPgaAIaIfw Perang Periuk Cooking Show https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vtEscIKnPaxU One of her most memorable shows was when she did Perang Periuk Cooking Show aired over Astro Naura Share in February this year. It\u2019s a cooking competition show of three rounds where she had to compete with her mother while being judged by celebrity chefs Ili Sulaiman, Sherson Lian and her husband. The judges and contestants at the show. From left: Mimie Amirah\u2019s husband, Sherson Lian, Mimie\u2019s mum, Ili Sulaiman and Mimie Amirah. She explained about what she had to do in the show. \u201cFirst, my mother and I had to cook our best dish. Second, we had to challenge each other to cook something we didn\u2019t know how to cook and third, we had to cook the same dish but my husband had to judge which was the one I cooked!\u201d For the second challenge, her mom challenged her to cook fish curry while she challenged her mum to cook Spaghetti Bolognaise. \u201cIt was so hard,\u201d she laughed as she recalled what happened. \u201cI am not someone who loves cooking kampung food. For me, it was very difficult to balance the coconut milk and the curry powder so it was very hard for me to cook that meal!\u201d But, despite all the culinary wits she had to put to the test, in the end \u2013 she won! Cooking and Baking Little Eva helping mum put the finishing touches on some of the orders. As for cooking and baking outside of TV, actually, Mimie Amirah is quite a pro having started a home-baking business eight years ago. Like all home businesses, it began on a trial basis. \u201cI started with cookies for Raya and surprisingly, it went well. So I took up a few classes on cake making to expand my knowledge. I bake on the side now but I am only a home-baker so I limit my orders and I won\u2019t take on too much.\u201d Amazingly, she does everything by herself \u2500 meaning she bakes, goes for shoots, then comes back to take care of household chores and her daughter!\u00a0 And she doesn\u2019t have a maid! She used to have one, she said, but now the maid has gone back to her hometown. \u201cNormally I will wake up at 4am to make sure the cake is freshly baked and ready for delivery by 7am. Before I go to sleep at night, I make sure the ingredients are ready. I also make sure all the house work is done and before I leave the house for work, I make sure the meals are cooked and my husband\u2019s uniform is ready.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s very hectic,\u201d she admits. \u201cThat\u2019s why I only take orders when I don\u2019t have shoots. But baking is something I enjoy very much.\u201d It\u2019s also a way to spend some time with her daughter. \u201cI let my daughter help me with the baking. She will help put the finishing or put some ingredients inside the mixer. I can\u2019t let her do too much or she might end up eating and tasting the cookies or cake!\u201d Recipe for Mimie Amirah\u2019s Chocolate Chip Cookies Mimie Amirah presenting her freshly baked batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies just for Motherhood readers! So what is the recipe that Mimie Amirah would like to share with Motherhood\u2019s readers? \u201cChocolate Chip Cookies,\u201d she replied. \u201cThis recipe is one of my best sellers and it\u2019s my daughter\u2019s favourite cookies too!\u201d Ingredients Fresh from the oven. \tButter 250gm \tCastor sugar 3\/4cups \tBrown sugar 3\/4 cups \tEgg 1 \tEssences vanilla 1tsp \tFlour 2 1\/4cups \tChocolate chips 300gm Method 1-Beat butter & castor sugar & brown sugar until it has a soft peak. 2-Add egg 1 by 1. 3-Add vanilla essence 4-Use spatula add flour & chocoloate chips 5-Keep in refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours before baking 6-Use ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough 1 by 1 and leave gaps in between each cookie on the baking tray. *Bake at 180\u00b0C *Time 11-12min \u00a0 You can get in touch with Mimie Amirah through Mimie Amirah on Facebook and @evaalayna on Instagram. All Pictures Courtesy of Mimie Amirah For more Ramadan and Raya Recipes, watch this space in Motherhood Story.