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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chinese Popiah (crepe with mix vegetables filling)

Popiah is a dish which my mum usually cook during "Bah Chang" Dumpling day, this time I didn't go back home town, so no chance to eat her popiah. So this is my first time cook Popiah, asked around in wet market peoples, finally I got to know where to buy the fresh popiah skin, just 5min from my house, so near but I didnt know till now, paisiah.....

-Popiah ingrediants that need to cook

- Cook shredded yam bean (sengkuang) and carrots, soy sauce, sugar and salt to taste, cook till gravy almost dry,strain to separate gravy stock.

-Long beans (or French beans) sliced finely and cook with prawn, tasted with salt.

- shredded cucumber

- chopped Chinese sausages into small pieces
-soak firm bean curd in water with salt, then cut into slices and fry, cut into strips.
-fried shallots

-beat the eggs with salt, fry thin omlettes and cut into strips.

-fresh lettuce
-My daughter wrapping the Popiah.

-Just put all ingrediants on popiah skin and roll it up.

-Yummy yummy Popiah...

p/s In next post, I will show you how fresh popiah skin is making in the shop that I bought this popiah skin ( the owner so kind to allow me taking photo) , and I dont advise you to home made popiah skin, not easy to handle and tedious...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Butterfly and Forest ,The Kuala Gandah Elephant Santuary Malaysia

These photos taken during outing at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Santuary, and this was also my first time managed to catch butterfly shot. The last two shots are the forest scenery in this park.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kuih Ketayap (Crepe with coconut filling)

At first, thinking to do Annie's Seri Muka, but Jeslyn keep asking me to do her favorite Ketayap, so I have to postpone the Seri Muka project and do Ketayap project. Annie, I sure will try to do Seri Muka in one day, have to do my favorite food also.
My Malay kawan so kind share this recipe to me, this is better than those selling outside (actually she also sell some kuih-muih in the pasar ). The look is not so nice if compare with those selling outside, because mine is purely use pandan leaf, no added colouring, more healthy lor...

Recipe to share
Coconut filing
grated coconut (1 coconut)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 pc of gula melaka (Palm sugar, cylinder type)
1/2 cup of water
2 pcs of pandan leaves
4 tbsp coarse sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1. Mix brown sugar, gula melaka, pandan leaves and water in a pot, bring to boil until melt
2. Discard pandan leaves and set aside
3. In a clean wok, heat coarse sugar until melt (caramel effect)
4. Add in gula melaka water (no 1)
5. Add in grated coconut and salt
6. Stir fry until mix well

- mix all below ingredients in a big bowl and use whisk to mix well
300g flour
1 tbsp tapioca flour
120ml pandan water
480ml water
1 egg ( beaten lightly)
1 tbsp corn oil
1 tbsp condensed milk
1/2 tsp salt

Steps to prepare Ketayap1. Pour a scoop of the batter in the center of the non-stick pan and move the pan around for the batter to coat the side
2. Once the colour change and batter turn hard, crepe is ready and remove it immediately . Just fry for one side only.
3 .Put a spoonful of the coconut filling on the crepe and roll the crepe
My tips:-
1. If time allow, rest the batter for 2 hours or more, the texture of the crepe will be even better.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grilled Pandan Leaf Chicken

The other day saw 米亚 prepared the grilled banana leaf chicken, so I also tried to cook this but I replaced banana leaf with pandan leaf. Anyway, I feel pandan leaf chicken taste better if deep fry it

- grilled pandan leaf chicken with stir-fried "Siew Pak Choy"

-before grill

-after grilled

Monday, May 25, 2009

An evening at the Fun Fair @ Klang Sentral

In a nice evening (after dinner), my husband and I took our kids to this Fun Fair which just nearby our house about 5mins drive. The kids were really have fun there...

I'm sure when you was young, this should be one of your favorite place too...But this kind of small scale of Fun Fair are getting lesser and lesser... and am a bit doubt on their safety also..

-I'm not allowed my kids to take this...

-Desmond enjoying his ride...

-Lucas tried his luck by catching the duck...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Banana with chocolate chips muffin

Made some researched on few blogger's recipes and came out with my own version of muffin, which I prefer this kind of muffin texture, soft and moist...

- Banana and Chocolate chip Muffin

Recipe to share
** can make 15 of small muffins

200g self raising flour
100g butter
70g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs, lightly beaten
50g Natural yogurt
100ml milk
150g bananas Pisang Emas ( mashed with 3tbsp of freshly extract lemon juice)

1. Mix yogurt and milk, set aside.
2. Cream butter, salt and sugar till creamy.
3. Add in eggs, vanilla essence, followed by the yogurt+milk and mashed bananas, beat well.
4. Fold in the flour and mix well using spatula, last add in chocolate chips and mix well.
5. Scoop batter into each muffin paper cup.
6. Bake at 200C pre-heat oven for 25 minutes.
My tip:-
Add lemon juice in the banana, banana colour will not turn black.

*** This is a proven recipe by me, if you have tried this recipe, do let me know the result ya...Lets improve together...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

加料 Bah Kut Teh

For Klang people, we like to take Bah Kut Teh in our own favorite BKT shop outside, but we also like to cook it at home as well.
This time, I cooked Bah Kut Teh again, but 加料 with additional sea cucumber, yummy yummy.
As usual, I use my friend 's "Klang Old Grand Bah Kuet Teh" pre-packed BKT herbs, you may find recipe in this website too.

-Using caserole instead of claypot...

Hot Cross Bun !

Mi Re Do ! Mi Re Do! Do Do Re Re, Mi Re Do !

Hot Cross Bun ! Hot Cross Bun! Warm and Yum - my, Hot Cross Bun !

This is one of the Desmond's favorite song which he learnt from the Yamaha music class ( I need to accompany him in the class, so I learnt little too) , and he requested me to bake for him these Hot Cross Bun !!

-I also specially bake a Spiderman bun for him. But not really look like Spiderman, hehehe..

As for the sweet bun recipe, I hopped over HSLING home but made slight changes on her recipe:-

Basic sweet bun recipe

High protein flour -300g
Sugar -60g
salt- 1/4 tsp
Butter - 30gm
Egg (lightly beaten)- 1

Yeast base- mix 2 tbsp of milk powder with 140ml of warm water, then add yeast 1 + 1/2 tsp and leave aside till frothy (about 15mins)

Topping - custard cream

1) Mix all ingredients (dry ingredients and yeast base) in a mixing bowl.
2) Mix into dough, knead the dough until elastic, smooth and non-sticky.
3) Cover the dough with towel, leave it to prove till double in bulk (normally about 1 hour).
4) Take out the dough and punch out the gas produced.
5) Shape to desired size, top with egg wash and custard cream.
6) Leave it to prove again for another 45mins
7) Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degC

p/s You know what, Desmond just had a small bite of the hot cross bun, actually he not really like to eat bread, wasting my time only..Luckily Lucas and Jeslyn appreciate that..

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Steamed chicken with mushrooms

This is simple and delicious steamed chicken dish that usually I like to cook.

- Ingredients- few types of dried mushrooms (soaked before cook), ginger slices and red dates

- Taste better when serve hot..

Recipe to share

1. Marinate chicken pieces with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce(for coloring), sesame oil, salt, sugar, tapioca flour and Tiew Heng wine for at least 1 hour.

2. Heat sesame oil, saute ginger, add all the mushrooms and red dates, tasted with oyster sauce and light soy sauce, stir fry for about 3mins.

3. Arrange marinated chicken pieces and cooked mushrooms on a steam tray, add some tapioca flour water and steam for 15mins.

4. Serve hot.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Desmond's BBQ Birthday Party-Foods spread

In this kind of hot weather season, it was quite crazy to have outdoor BBQ, anyway kids were really have fun and enjoyed..

Here are foods that I prepared for this BBQ night:-

- BBQ on charcoal grill pan

- BBQ spread

- Taiwan sausages and Frankfurt sausages

- Pineapple and cinnamon really tasted good after BBQ it..

-Prawn (marinated with herbs like serai, lengkuas and daun limau)

- Squid (Sotong) and Stingray (marinated with curry powder)

- Black pepper beef slices and Fermented bean paste (red) pork slices

- Chicken wings (marinated with kunyit and serai & etc)

- Kampung fish with Assam Chilli paste, lady finger and daun limau

- Vegetables and fresh button mushrooms

- Pineapple fried rice (prepared by my husband)

- Fried spaghetti

- How to BBQ without cool drink.. Barli with lime
- BBQ on electric nonstick grill pan ( this grill pan was a gift from my sister-in-law Annie earlier)

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