Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mixed fruits pastry cake, Encore! Fruity March

mixed fruits pastry cake

I would like to submit this mixed fruits pastry cake to Aspiring Baker#5 : Fruity March hosted by Bakericious before the last day of closing. I baked this cake for my sister-in-law family from Kuantan who came to visit me and stay a night with us. I know this type of cake is suitable for them, as it is less oily, not too sweet and very refreshing with all mixed fruits.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Homemade crispy fried shallots

Homemade crispy fried shallots


When i first learn how to cook, fried shallots is one of the recipe that i learn first as we like to sprinkle fried shallots on Hokkien mee,dried sauce noodlesfried tapioca noodles, hand-pulled noodles,prawn mee & etc. Thought fry shallots should be easy, just fry the shallots slices in hot oil, but to get cripsy shallots, after i tried for few times, I still could not get the crispy shallots like my mom use to be prepared. After learned from my mom, there are few tips to get crispy shallots. Maybe you already know how, but I would like to share here as to benefit for those still try to figure out how.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken 越式香茅鸡

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken

I like spicy foods, when I first see this recipe, i immediate bookmarked and keep it to cook list. But when I see Jane so quickly tried this recipe and strongly recommended by her, i cook straight away on the same day.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mango Mille Crepe, Fruity March

Mango Mille Crepe


I heard there is a bakery shop in Malacca selling this famous Mille crepes but I have never try it. I just did this cake yesterday, no difficult steps but you need some time to make this. I waited 48hrs then only can enjoy this cake..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mongolian chicken, 2 dishes plus 1 soup event

Mangolian chicken, 2 dishes plus 1 soup event

When i know Cuisine Paradise hosting the 2 dishes plus 1 soup event / $20 budget meal event, i know i have no problem to participate this event. Usually I will prepare 2-3 dishes plus 1 soup or no soup for daily dinner. If $20 is referring to our currency Ringgit Malaysia RM, i think it is hard for me to prepare 2 dishes +1 soup with only RM 20 when fish or meat are in the menu. But when convert $20 convert to RM, it is about RM 50, then this amount is sufficient to have a good meals.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Homemade vanilla extract

Homemade vanilla extract


Before Colin came to visit me during CNY, he asked me to suggest a gift that he could bring for me, so I quickly suggested good vanilla beans from US as I have been thinking to make my own vanilla extract.





Monday, March 21, 2011

Polo buns

Polo buns

Today i spent about 4hours to make this soft and yummy Polo buns, using the method of "gelatinised starch". The study said starch gelatinisation take places when heat and moisture is applied to a starch, gelatinised startches absorb more water than untreated starch, thus resulted softer bread.
This also remind me of the Polo bun i took during my trip to Hong Kong and the taste is not much difference from my homemade Polo bun.



Friday, March 18, 2011

Cucur Badak ( Fried sweet potato cake with savory filling)

Cucur Badak ( Fried sweet potato cake with savory filling)


Beside Kuih Keria, Cucur Badak is one of my favorite Malay kuih-muih (local cakes and sweet treats).
Cucur Badak use a lot of local & Asian ingredients e.g sweet potato, fresh turmeric, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, grated coconut and etc.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cheese and sausage bread rolls

Cheese and sausage bread rolls


This is a simple bread recipe that easily win kid's heart ! 骗小孩 !

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kong Low noodles (dried sauce noodles)

Kong Low noodles (dried sauce noodles)

Today I would like to share with you this humble home-cooked noodles, easy and quick dried sauce noodles, also called as" Kong Low noodles". Usually I like to prepare this noodle during lunch time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tofu chiffon

Tofu chiffon

When i first see this Tofu chiffon recipe, i just curious how it would taste.










Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
My son Desmond has been asking me to prepare white spaghetti(he doesn't know the name) for him after he tried Spaghetti Carbonara at a Italian restaurant recently. Basically I know the ingredients for this spaghetti but still google for a recipe for reference.



Monday, March 7, 2011

Egg sponge cake (new way of Kuih Bahulu), 鸡蛋糕

Egg sponge cake (new way of Kuih Bahulu)


I got this idea making Kueh Bahulu in new way after I watched a TV food show talk about a traditional bakery shop in Penang selling those traditional of Chinese wedding cookies (Hei Peng) which includes kuih bahulu (egg sponge cake) 鸡蛋糕. This is one of my favourite childhood's cake. Since I don't have the traditional mould, I just bake it in muffin pan.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Salmon Otak-otak, ~another wonderful bloggers gathering ~

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Here i would like to share with you the another bloggers gathering i attended during CNY. We had a potluck and BBQ party at Reese's place at the poolside. All of them i had met except Quay Po Cooks. I also learnt the salmon otak-otak from Quay Po cooks which is very yummy and my kids love it especially my little son Desmond.




Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cottage Pie

Cottage pie


I just learnt that a Shepherd’s Pie is made from ground mutton/lamb where a Cottage Pie is made of ground beef. So today I preparing a British classic-Cottage pie but not a Shepherd's pie.













Tuesday, March 1, 2011

~ A wonderful gathering ~

pictures from Colin

This series of nice photos were taken by Colin Woon but not me. It is my great honor to have his permission to post all these photos here.














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