Saturday, 1 March 2014

Moist Chocolate Cup Cake





 Ingredients
1 & 3/4 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup hot water (boiling)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method
1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C
2. Sieved the flour with coco powder. And then add in the sugar, eggs, milk and olive oil. Using the electric mixer, beat until fluffy
3. Add vanilla and hot water and continues whisk.
4. Pour into the cup cakes casing and bake for about 30 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before keeping in the fridge.
This cake is nice to eat when it's chilled


Spicy Butter Chicken






 Ingredients
2 pcs chicken breast - cut into small pieces or cubes
3 cloves garlic - minced
1/2 inches or ginger - minced
3 pcs bird eye chili or red chili (depending on your taste)
1 stalk of curry leaves
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp grated cheese
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch (mixed with water)

 Method
1. Coat chicken with soy sauce and deep fried. set aside
2. Removed the oil and then melt the butter, add in minced garlic, ginger, curry leaves and chill. Sauté until it turn brown
3. Add in milk, soy sauce, oyster sauce & cornstarch. Stirs for few seconds and then add in the fried chicken followed with the grated cheese.
4. Removed from heat and served with white rice



Friday, 29 March 2013

Banana Bread with Desiccated Coconut



Banana Bread with Desiccated Coconut 



Ingredients

1/2 cup Butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs - beaten
4 banana - mashed
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup desiccated

Methods

1. Whisk butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in beaten egg, vanilla and mashed banana. Continue whisk
2. Sieved flour, baking powder and salt together. Add into the mixture, followed by the desiccated coconut. Mixed well and then transfer into the baking tray.
3. Bake in the oven at 180 degree C for about 45mins or until it turns brown.



Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Marble Cookies



Marble Cookies


Ingredients

250g Butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

1. Combine and sieve both of the flour with salt and set aside.
2. Beat butter and sugar until soft and then add in the eggs and vanilla. Mixed well
3. Add the flour bit by bit and then divide into 2 portion. Add cocoa powder into one of the portion
4. Wrap with plastic both of the mixture separately and then keep in the fridge for 2-3 hours
5. Remove from the fridge. Divide the dough into 4 portion, and then make a roll of each of them and then join the 2 color mixture, roll it until it become one. Cut into a small size and use your finger or palm to shape it.
6. Arrange in the baking tray and then bake in a pre heat oven at 170 degree C for about 15-20 minutes.



Saturday, 16 March 2013

Baked Stuffed Zucchini



Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients
2 medium size zucchini
1 fresh chili - chopped
1/2 cup minced chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh prawn
1 onion - chopped
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tbsp Worcester sauce
Salt and black papper to taste

Methods
1. Cut zucchini and them scoop out the centre to make a cup
2. In a saucepan, heat about 1 tbsp oil and then sauté the onion and garlic until fragrant,
3. Add in the chicken, prawn and chopped chili;  Season with worcester sauce, black pepper and salt.  Cooked for about 2-3 minutes. and the removed from the heat
4. Scoop the meat into the zucchini and the bake in the oven at 150 degree C for about 15-20 minutes



Asam Pedas Melaka


Asam Pedas Melaka

Ingredients
3 cuts fish
2 onion - sliced
2 garlic - sliced
1 tsp fenugreek
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 lemongrass (crushed)
a handful kesum leaves
1 tbsp tamarind paste mixed with 2 cups water
4-5 ladyfinger
1 brinjal - cut
2 tomatoes - cut
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Chili Paste (to be blended)
10 pcs dried chili (depending on your taste)
4 small onions
3 garlic
1/2" ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (fresh turmeric root)
1 tbsp fennel seed (freshly ground)
1 tbsp cumin powder (freshly ground)
1 tsp ground black pepper

Method
1. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a pot, add fenugreek and mustard seed, allow to pop before add in the sliced onions , garlic & lemongrass. Fry until fragrant
2. Add in the chili paste, stir fry for about 15 minutes and then add in the fish and kesum leaves. Followed by the tamarind juice.
3. Add the brinjal, cook until its soft and then add in the ladyfinger and tomatoes. Season with salt and sugar.
4. Served with steamed rice.


Oats and Strawberry Muffin


Healthy breakfast for your family.


Oats and Strawberries Muffin




Ingredients
1 cup Oats
1/2 cup raisin
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup low fat yogurt
1/4 cup low fat milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 large ripe banana (mashed)
4-5 pieces strawberries - chopped
50g brown sugar

Almond flakes for decoration

Methods
1. Pre heat oven to 180 degree C
2. Combine oats, yogurt and milk. Keep in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Lightly beat the egg and pour into the mixture. Stirs, and then add in other ingredient; raisin, coconut, mashed banana, strawberries, sugar and flour.
4. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cup and sprinkle with almond flakes.
5. Bake the muffin for about 20-30 minutes or until it turn brown.


Friday, 15 March 2013

Spicy Grilled vegetables with Macaroni




Ingredients
1 cup cooked macaroni
1 Zucchini 
2 tomatoes
1/4 yellow pumpkin
1 carrot
Few pieces button mushroom
1 large onion - cut
4 cloves garlic - crushed
1 tbsp chopped Parsley
1 tsp paprika (or chili powder)
1 tsp Italian herbs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Method
1. Cut all the vegetables and mixed with olive oil, Italian herbs, parsley, garlic and onion.
2. Bake for about 20 minutes in the pre heat oven at 150 degrees
3. Place the cooked macaroni in a plate and then top up with the grilled vegetables.
4. And served.



Nasi Goreng Pattaya Pedas






Ingredients - for fried rice
1 cup cooked rice
1 tsp chili paste
1 tbsp minced chicken
2 onion - chopped
2 garlic - chopped 
1 egg
1 tbsp mixed vegetables
1 tsp thin soy sauce
1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
Salt to taste (if necessary)

Omelet for wrapping
3 eggs
Salt & pepper to taste

Method
1. Heat about 1 tbsp oil, sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant. Add in the chili paste and chicken, mixed vegetables; continue stir until the chicken cooked.
2. Season with salt, soy, chicken stock and then break the egg. Stirs and finally add in the cooked rice. Mixed thoroughly. Removed and set aside
3. Make and omelet, when it almost done , scoop fried rice and put it in the middle of the omelet. Then wrap it neatly with the omelet
4. Turn over the Pattaya fried rice straight on to the plate and served.


Easy Baked Pasta Cheese







Ingredients A
2 cups cooked macaroni 
1/4 cup butter,
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
4 cups milk
1 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese

Ingredients B 
1/4 melted butter
2 tbsp Breadcrumbs

Method
1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C
2. Boil macaroni until cooked. Drained and set aside
3. In a sauce pan add in 1/4 cup of butter, flour, milk, salt and cheddar cheese. Cook until thicken. Add macaroni and stir until evenly coated.
4. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and sprinkle with melted butter mixed with breadcrumbs.
5. Bake for about 40 minutes or until it turns brown.




Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Apple Muffin with Desiccated Coconut


Apple Muffin with Desiccated Coconut




Ingredients A
200 gm self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
50gm brown sugar
Ingredients B
1 egg - lightly beaten
90ml low fat milk
80ml vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 large Apple - peeled and chopped
2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Colored Sugar sprinkle - (optional) or icing sugar

Methods
1. Pre-heat oven at 200 degree C
2. Mixed ingredients A in a bowl. Keep a side
3. Beat egg with vanilla and then add in milk and vegetable oil.
4. Combine the ingredients A and mixed well. Add in chopped apple and desiccated coconut
5. Arrange the muffin cup, and scoop the mixture into the cup. Sprinkle the colored sugar to decorate,
6. Bake the muffin for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool before served.




Saturday, 2 March 2013

Fried Mixed Veg with Spaghetti



Ingredients
1 cup cooked spaghetti
1 red chili - sliced
1 capsicum - cut
3 garlic - chopped
2 slices ginger
1/2 bunch broccoli
few pieces fresh prawn
1 slice boneless chicken - cut
1 carrot - cut ( or any other vegetables according to your desire)
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp heavy creme
Salt/ pepper/ chicken stock granules etc (to your taste)


 Method
1. Melt butter in a sauce pan, and grill the chicken until brown, set aside. Do the same thing for the prawn.
2. Clean the wok, and add 1 tbsp cooking oil, saute the garlic and ginger until brown. Add in chili and capsicum. Season with salt, pepper and chicken stock, Add spaghetti and continue stirs.
3. Return the prawn and chicken and add in the heavy creme. Stir well and served.


Friday, 1 March 2013

Chocolate Butter Cake

Chocolate Butter Cake



Ingredients
250gm Butter
150gm castor sugar
5 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
250gm self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Method
1. Using the electric mixer, beat the egg and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, continue stirs
2. Melt the butter and pour it into the eggs, continue stirs. Then add in the milk
3. Sieved the baking powder and flour together and then; gradually add to the mixture
4. Divide the mixture into 2, add cocoa powder into one of the portion. Leave the other portion as yellow. At the meantime Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C
5. Start the 1st scoop at the centre of baking tray, then make a hole by pushing it to aside, add another color and then again push it to make another hole. Repeat with another color until it finish.
6. Bake the cake for about 45 mins or until cooked.




Simple Minced Beef Quiche


Simple Minced Beef Quiche


Ingredients
Pastry
2 cups flour (500gm)
290g cold butter (cut into cubes)
1 egg
60ml chilled water

Filling
1 cup minced beef
3 tomatoes - cut into cubes
8 pcs button mushroom - sliced
3 garlic - chopped
1 large onion - cubed
1 red chili - chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
3 eggs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup heavy creme
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp butter
freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Methods

Filling
1. Heat the olive oil in the sauce pan. Add chopped garlic and chili, add in onions, stirs
2. Add minced beef, constantly stirs until cooked and then add parsley, tomatoes and mushroom. Season with black pepper and salt. Remove from the heat and set aside
3. Breaks the egg in to a bowl, beat until smooth. Add in the heavy creme and season with salt and black pepper.


Pastry
1. Mixed flour and butter and use the food processor to turn into bread crumbs.
2. Add cold water and egg, pulse until it turn into dough
3. Pre heat the oven to 200 degree C.
4. Roll the dough to fit the baking pan. Bake for about 20 mins. Remove and then put baking paper with beans or rice on top (Blind bake). This is to ensure the pastry is pressed down.
5. Removed the beans or rice and then add the butter and fill in the filling and top up with the egg mixture and grated cheese.
6. Bake again at 190 degree, for another 20 mins or until its brown.
7. Allow to cool before serve



Monday, 7 January 2013

Pulut Inti


Pulut Inti


Ingredients
2 cups glutinoues rice - soaked with water for about 2-3 hours
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 tsp salt

Filling
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup palm sugar
2 tbsp white sugar (depending on your taste)
1tsp tapioca flour
1tsp plain flour
1 pandan leaf - tie into knot


Methods
1.  Prepare the steamer and steam the glutinous rice until half cooked (about 30 minutes). Removed and stir into the coconut milk (mixed with salt) thoroughly and steam again for another 30 minutes or until cooked. Removed and allow to cool.
2. In a sauce pan cook the palm sugar,white sugar, water and pandan leaf until dissolve. Remove and sieve the mixture using the strainer.
3. Return to sauce pan and then add the grated coconut, tapioca flour and plain flour; stir thoroughly. Cook for another 5 minutes and then removed.
4. You can wrap using the banana leaf or just served on the plate. Enjoy!



Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Chicken with Broccoli

Chicken with Broccoli
Ingredients
2 pcs boneless chicken - Sliced
1 tbsp corn flour
1 bunch brocolli - cut
Few pcs young corn - cut
1 carrot - cut
1 onion - cut
3 garlic - chopped
1/2" ginger - chopped

Sauce (Add together)
1 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp chicken stock granules
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Method
1. Rub chicken with corn flour, pepper and a pinch of salt. Heat about 2 tbsp oil and stir fry the chicken until brown. Removed and set aside
2. With the same oil sauté the chopped garlic and ginger until fragrant, add in broccoli, carrot and young corn, stir for about 3 minutes. Removed and placed it in the plate.
3. Heat another 1 tsp oil, sauté the onion and then add in sauce mixture. Stir for few second and then return the chicken into the wok. Mixed thoroughly and then removed and pour it on top of the cooked broccoli.
4. Served




Saturday, 15 December 2012

Dried Sambal Prawn


Dried Sambal Prawn


Ingredients A
10 large prawns - clean and deveined
1 large onion - sliced
2 garlic - chopped
2 kafir leaves
1/2 tsp chicken stock granules or powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dark soy sauce

Ingredients B
Chili Paste (sambal) - pound or blend
3 red chili
1 tsp roasted shrimp paste (belacan)
1/2 tsp anchovies
1 tbsp lime juice

Methods
1. Blend or pound the ingredients B to make a sambal (chili paste)
2. Add salt and turmeric powder to the prawns. Heat up about 1/2 cup of oil in a wok. Deep fry the prawn for about 1 - 2 minutes and then removed set a side.
3. Use the same oil, sauté the onion and garlic until brown. Add the chili paste. Stir until fragrant and then add kafir leaves and season with sugar, salt and soy sauce.
4. Return the prawn and stir for another 2 minutes Served with steam rice while it still hot.


Saturday, 8 December 2012

Papaya Pickle (Jeruk Betik)

I plucked the papaya from the garden, its really a lot as I tried to save it from the squirrel.  A friend of mine suggested that I make pickle out of it. I had never make this before and yeah.. why not give it a try. It turns out really nice.. and now I'm sharing it with others. Cheers everyone!

Jeruk Betik

Ingredients
1 almost ripe papaya - Peeled and sliced
1 tbsp salt
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup rock sugar
6 birds eye chili

Method
1. Peeled and cut the papaya about 1" thick. Wash and add with salt. Rub thoroughly and marinade for about 1 hour.
2. Add in water, vinegar and sugar in a small pot. Boil until it dissolved and leave to cool.
3. Drain the papaya and arrange it in the glass jar with the chili. Pour the rolled vinegar syrup and marinade again for another 4-5 hours.
4. Store in the fridge before served.







Kueh Talam Beras

Tepung Talam Beras


Ingredients A (Top Layer)
1 cup rice flour
1 tbsp tapioca flour
1 tbsp corn flour
2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp salt

Ingredients B (Bottom Layer)
3 cups coconut milk
1 cup rice flour
1 tbsp corn flour
1/2 cup pandan extract (from 10 leaves)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp lime betel mixed with water (kapur sireh) - optional

Method
1. Mixed all the ingredients B into a bowl and stir thoroughly until there is no lumps. (You can blend it to get smooth texture). At meantime pre-heat the steamer.
2. Stir on slow heat until its slightly thicken and then transfer to tray. and steam for about 15 minutes
3. Mixed all the ingredients B into a small pot and stir on slow heat for 5 minutes.
4. Scratch the green (bottom) layer and the pour the white (top) layer on top and steam for another 15 minutes or until its ready
5. Removed and allow to cool before served.