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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mee Basah


MEE BASAH

Ingredients :

1 packet of egg noodles (500g)
2 pieces fish cake ~ sliced
fresh prawns ~ cleaned
3 tablespoons chillie paste
5 shallots ~ minced
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
salt to taste
sugar to taste
enough water
bak choy

Method :

1. Heat a bit of cooking oil in a wok. Add in the chillie paste and fry till fragrant. Add in the minced items (garlic and shallots). Fry for another a minute or two.
2. Add in oyster sauce, tomato sauce and soya sauce. Mix well.
3. Add water, sugar and salt to taste. Put in the fish cakes and prawns.
4. Finally add in the egg noodles and bak choy. Ready to serve.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cucur badak


CUCUR BADAK

Ingredients :

For the skin

250g sweet potato ~ boiled and mashed
3 1/2 tablespoons flour
200g medium prawns ~ do not peel the skin
a bit of salt
3 cups cooking oil

For the filling

1/2 coconut ~ scraped
100g dried shrimps ~ soak for a while and pound
1 garlic
* 5 shallots
* 7 fresh red chillies
* 1 lemon grass
* 1 teaspoon tumeric powder
* 1 cm fresh ginger
* salt zeal (ajinomoto)
2 tablespoons cooking oil

Method :

1. For the skin :
  • Mix the mashed potato with flour and salt till a soft dough is formed.
2. For the filling :
  • Pound all the (*) ingredients.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil and add in the pounded ingredients and also the pounded dried shrimps. Fry till fragrant.
  • Add in the coconut and mix well. Once cooked, remove from heat and let it cool.
3. Take a bit of dough, about the size of a tabletennis ball, flatten it and put the filling in the middle. Cover the filling and press one prawns on top of the dough.
4. Heat oil and fry till golden brown.
Note : I didn't put any fresh prawns in the middle because there's no medium prawns available in my freezer. It doesn't change the taste though, just for presentation, I guess.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Durian Swiss Roll


DURIAN SWISS ROLL

Ingredients :

(A)
3 nos eggs
2 oz castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon durian paste
1/2 tablespoon ovallette
1.5 oz flour
1/2 tablespoon milk powder
a few drops of yellow coloring

(B)
2 oz butter ~ melted

(C)
Lempuk durian (it's like durian jam)

Method :
1. Place ingredients A in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Fold in the melted butter. Mix well.
3. Spread the batter onto the tray layered with greaseproof paper.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 20 minutes.
5. Once baked, remove the cake from the tray onto a wire rack. Let it cool.
6. Turn the cake onto another piece of paper and spread the lempuk.
7. Slowly and carefully, roll the cake. Wrap in a clingfilm.
8. Slice and ready to serve.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fried 'Geragau' Fritters


FRIED GERAGAU FRITTERS

Ingredients :

250g geragau (small tiny prawns)
1 onion ~ diced or sliced
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
enough flour
enough water
salt to taste
oil for frying

Method :

1. Wash and drain the geragau and place in a bowl.
2. Add in onion, curry powder, baking powder, flour, salt and enough water. Batter must not be to watery and not too thick.
3. Heat oil in a wok. Drop a spoonful of batter into the hot oil and fry till golden brown.
4. Remove from oil and place on a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
5. Enjoy with Thai Sweet Chillie or any sauce to your liking.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Order from Zaidah



Made these cuppies for Zaidah's daughter. Thank you Zaidah for ordering.
p/s : Thanks Lily for your help ;-). Nice meeting both of you lovely ladies.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Order from Yatie




Made these cupcakes to fulfill Yatie's order. Thank you for trusting me with the cupcakes ya. Do visit her Sawanila dot Com website for online shopping.

Happy belated birthday to Arash Ashraff (4) and Afriena Atiqah (3)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Putri Ayu or Tiwul Ayu


PUTERI AYU or TIWUL AYU

Ingredients :

180 g sugar
250 g flour
1/2 tablespoon ovalette
3 eggs
1 glass screwpine juice (I used pandan essence)
green, yellow and red coloring
fresh grated coconut + salt to taste

Method :

1. Beat egg and sugar till white and fluffy.
2. Add in ovalette and continue beating.
3. Fold in flour.
4. Pour in the screwpine juice.
5. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls and add coloring.
6. Press a bit of coconut onto the base of the mould.
7. Pour the mixture on top.
8. Steam for 10 - 20 minutes.
9. This recipe yields 30 pieces.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Irish Cookies


IRISH COOKIES
Source : Noorbaya

Ingredients :

A
180 g butter (I used margarine)
130 g castor sugar
20 g shortening
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Nescafe (I omit this)
1 teaspoon Coffee emulco/Cappuchino Emulco (I used Cappuchino)

B
1/2 teaspoon baking powder ~ sifted
200 g flour ~ sifted
100 g tapioca flour ~ sifted
40 g Nestum ( blend slightly)

Decoration : Cooking chocolate, sugar deco

Method :

1. Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add in egg yolk and cappuchino emulco.
2. Add in ingredients B until a soft dough is formed.
3. Roll out the dough and cut using cookie cutter of your choice.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven till done.
5. Let the cookies cooled. Drizzle with melted cooking chocolate and sprinkle some sugar deco.

Note : The Nestum can be substitute with slightly blended cornflakes

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mini Quiche



MINI QUICHE

Ingredients :

3 pieces of white bread ~ cut to fit the muffin cups
1 onion ~ finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded Swiss Cheese (or any kind of cheese to your liking)
1 cup fresh milk
4 eggs
salt to taste
a few dashes of black pepper
chicken fillet or prawn ~ boiled and cut to small pieces
curry powder or kurma powder or whatever you wish ~ optional

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius.
2. Grease the muffin trays. Arrange the bread inside it.
3. Put some diced onion, shredded cheese, diced chicken or prawns etc on top of the bread.
4. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add in milk, salt, black pepper and curry powder. Stir well.
5. Pour on top of each stuffed bread.
6. Bake for 20 minutes.
7. Serve warm.

Thank you to Platinum8 from Forum Cari for this simple recipe.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lemon Swiss Roll



LEMON SWISS ROLL

Ingredients :

(A)

3 nos eggs
2 oz castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon paste
1/2 tablespoon ovallette
1.5 oz flour
1/2 tablespoon milk powder
a few drops of yellow coloring

(B)

2 oz butter ~ melted

(C)

Buttercream icing

Method :

1. Place ingredients A in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Fold in the melted butter. Mix well.
3. Spread the batter onto the tray layered with greaseproof paper.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 20 minutes.
5. Once baked, remove the cake from the tray onto a wire rack. Let it cool.
6. Turn the cake onto another piece of paper and spread the buttercream.
7. Slowly and carefully, roll the cake. Wrap in a clingfilm and keep in the refrigerator for the buttercream to set before slicing it.

Recipe is adapted from AhPek's Batik Swiss Roll recipe with a few adjustments here and there. Thanks AhPek for a wonderful recipe.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cupcakes for Eid





Made these cupcakes just for fun...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fruit Cake





FRUIT CAKE

Ingredients A :

500 gm mixed fruit (add 2 tablespoons flour and mix well)

Ingredients B :

250 gm butter
1 tablespoon ovalette
150 gm castor sugar
5 nos large eggs

Ingredients C :

230 gm top flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 I/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 tablespoon Sunquick orange
1 teaspoon mix fruit paste

Method :

1. Cream butter, ovalette and sugar till fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time.
2. Add in Sunquick orange and mix fruit paste. Mix well.
3. Sift together flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
4. Fold dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
5. Fold in the mixed fruits.
6. Pour the mixture into a prepared tin, lined with baking paper.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe is adapted from Chef Tania's Fruit Cake with Pudding Flavour . Thank you Chef Tania for sharing this nice and easy to prepare recipe.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

2nd OCTOBER : HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYAHMI



HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAYTO MY DARLING BOY
MUHAMMAD SYAHMI
WITH LOTS OF LOVE FROM
AYAH, MAMA & ALONG

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yorkshire Pudding





YORKSHIRE PUDDING

Ingredients :

6 oz plain flour
2 eggs
175 ml fresh milk
110 ml water
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper to taste

Method :

1. Sift flour twice to incorporate air.
2. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs and oil.
3. Add salt and pepper and mix with a wooden spoon.
4. Pour in the fresh milk and water. Beat using a hand beater.
5. Grease well the muffin tray with oil. Pour the batter into the muffin tray, half full.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 40 - 45 minutes or till hard and crispy on top.
7. Serve with gravies of steak or chicken and roasted vegetables.