Tuesday, July 31, 2007
For the filling :
1/2 pound of ground chicken
1/2 pound of prawns (chopped)
2 stalk of spring onions (finely chopped)
a small bunch of cilantro (chopped)
2 tbsp of corn flour
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1) Mix all the filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside for an hour
2) Place 1 tsp of filling in the centre of the wanton wrapper. Brush the edges with water and then gather up to the points and press them firmly together to make a pouch.
3) Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling
4) Heat the oil and deep fried the pockets until golden brown
5) Drain on kitchen towel and serve hot with chili or plum sauce.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
1/2 Ib of sirloin steak
1 tsp of corn starch
1 tbsp of soy sauce
2 zucchini (yellow or green)- cut into chunks
2 shallots (quarter)
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
1 1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce (1/2 tbsp of marinate the beef)
1/2 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of cornstarch + 4 tbsp of water for thickening
1) Cut and marinate the beef with oyster sauce, cornstarch and soy sauce
2) Combine oyster sauce, sugar, salt & pepper, cornstarch and water and set aside
3) In a hot wok or pan put 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry the beef until is no longer pink and set aside
4) In the same pan, heat up 1 tbsp oil and stir fry shallots and garlic until fragrant
5) Add in zucchini and stir fry for two minutes
6) Return the beef to the pan and add in the sauce mixture
7) Stir fry until well combined and sauce thicken. Dish out and serve over warm rice
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Here is a really simple recipe:
1 1/4 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
4 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of baking powder
a pinch of salt
1) Whisk the eggs and sugar until is white and fluffy or double the volume.
2) Slowly fold in the flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
3) Lastly add in the melted batter.
4) Pour into a greased pan and steam for 25 minutes or until is done.
Note : I made it in different colors and steam it in a little baking pan. Big mistake because it so hard to remove the cake. That is why you will notice the cake 'pecah pecah' The next time I will just steam it in a muffin pan.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Carlos is out of town today so I thought maybe I should cook something spicy for lunch and dinner. When he is around I will usually prepare some western dishes for dinner. I still have half chicken in the freezer and decided to just put anything in this dish that comes into my mind.
So out with my 'lesung' and pounded some ginger, garlic, onions, serai and with some chili and curry powder I marinate the chicken for an hour. Then just warm up the pan with a tablespoon of oil and put in the chicken. Cover and let it simmer for half an hour. I didn't add any water to it because the chicken will discharge a lot of liquid. But if it gets too dry you might want to add some water to it. When is nearly done just add in some cut tomatoes, onions, green peas and chillies for color. Add salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Is easy and simple and is really good with warm rice.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Can't wait for these huge hunk to ripe.
Picked these later in the evening
This one look kind of weird (obscene) isn't it
Just follow the instruction on the package and you will have a hot steamy bowl of laksa in minutes
Sunday, July 22, 2007
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
2 ripe bananas - mashed
1/4 cup of buttermilk
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of chopped walnuts.
1) Pre-heat over to 350 degree F and line a baking pan.
2) In a bowl stir together flour and baking soda
3) Cream shortening and sugar about 2-3 min.
4) Add in one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5) Mix in the mash bananas, butter milk and vanilla. Then add in the flour
6) Lastly stir in the walnuts and mixed well
7) Pour into the baking pan and bake for 50-60 min or until the cake is done
8) Remove from pan and cool completely.
Note : The only changes I made to the recipe is to add 1/2 cup of chopped dates to it and cut down the sugar to 1 cup.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I put BBQ meat, green peas, carrot, egg, garlic, thai basil and brown rice and season it with salt & pepper, oyster sauce and soy sauce.
Put in the basil at the end of the cooking
Is done !!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
For the pastry you can use any store bought pastry or make it yourself. Roll out the pastry and cut into rectangular shape and put a spoonful of filling in the center and fold the dough over and press the edges with a fork. Brush the puffs with some egg and bake it
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I like beets be it pickle, roasted or juice. I usually roast it whole in aluminium foil with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Do be careful with the stain when handling them. I will wear gloves when peeling off the skin. This is a very simple and easy salad for a hot summer day.
4 roasted beets - cut into wedges
2 hard boil eggs- halve
2 oranges - peel & cut into wedges
1/4 cup of roasted walnuts
a handful of lettuce
juice of half lemon
1 tsp of Dijon mustard
1 tsp of honey
4 tbsp of olive oil
Mix the dressing and pour over the salad.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Freshly baked bread
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Ingredient for the cake :
150 gram of butter
150 gram of sugar
275 gram of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
200 ml of milk
100 gram of ground almond
1 tsp of almond essence
1 tsp of lemon zest
1) Line and grease a 8" or 9" cake tin. Pre-heat oven to 325 F
2) Sift flour, salt and baking powder.
3) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in one egg at a time into the butter mixture and continue to beat until smooth
4) Add in 1/3 of the milk and alternate it with 1/3 of the dry ingredients
5) Continue this way, alternately adding 1/3 of the wet and dry ingredients
6) Lastly stir in lemon zest, almond essence and ground almonds
7) Pour mixture into prepare tin and bake for an hour or until cake is done
8) Cool on rack before sandwich it with cream, lemon curd or any other filling
Recipe for Lemon curd
5 egg yolks
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp of corn starch
4 lemons - zested and juiced
50 gram of butter
1) In a heavy saucepan combine egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, juice and corn starch
2) Whisk over low heat until curd thicken and bubbles appear on the surface. It will takes about 12 minutes
3) Remove from heat and add in butter and continue to whisk until smooth
4) Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cold before using
Monday, July 09, 2007
Serunding is a ready to eat side dishes. It can be served with bread, rice, ketupat, lontong or lemang. The first time I tasted serunding was in 1985 when I visited my friend Kak Zuliah Hari Raya open house. Since then I will look for it during the Ramadan season berbuka puasa market. When I went home last year I bought a packet of Ayam Mas brand but it just doesn't taste good at all. Since I have a lot of beef in the freezer I decided to cook some myself. Is not bad for my first try.
1 Kg of beef (clean and cut into small pieces)
500 ml of thick coconut milk
Sugar and salt to taste
To be blended into paste with some of the stock
15 dried chilies (soak in hot water)
2" of ginger
4 cloves of garlic
1 " of galangal (lengkuas)
2 lemon grass
1 tsp of tumeric powder
1) Boil the meat with some water until is tender. Save the stock
2) Shred the meat into small pieces with your fingers and set aside
3) Heat up the wok, combined the coconut milk and the blended ingredients
4) Bring it up to a boil and put in the meat.
5) Add in salt and sugar to taste
6) Stir and cook until dish is really dry