Monday, November 29, 2010

Oaty Crisps


I was doing a stock-take of my fridge and chanced upon a packet of mixed cereals tucked in an inconspicuous corner.   It must be some leftover.  A hurried check on the expiry date revealed that it's still edible.  So, I flicked through my recipe collection, subtract, add, tweak a bit and came up with these healthy cookies which I'll simply name, 'Oaty Crisps'.


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Friday, November 26, 2010

Choc-chip raisin banana muffins


I was staring at the bunch of over ripe bananas contemplating whether I should bake a cake with them, then my lazy bones got over me ....... yes, muffins!  Simple, less work and naturally less washing up!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Honey Pork ribs


I made this for dinner recently and must admit that indeed, the ribs were finger-licking good!  Most important is that this was super easy to prepare!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Belacan~Shrimp paste Chicken ....' Malaysian Monday no. 14'


Belacan is an extremely popular condiment used in a great variety of Malaysian cooking.  It comes in the form of a pressed brick or cake and the unique thing about it is that the ingredients of belacan are all raw.  Traditionally, they are made with a kind of very tiny shrimps, drained and salted before being left to ferment and dry in the sun.  Then, they are mashed together to form a paste and fermented again and this process is repeated.  The smell of roasted belacan can be digusting to some but heavenly to others.  As an ingredient, it mellows out and harmonises in the cooking and acts as a sort of natural  flavour enhancer.


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Cornflakes Mixed Fruit Cake


I was browsing through my collection of recipes and chanced upon this recipe, using the rub-in method.  That reminds me that I haven't been baking a cake using this method for ages.  So, time to refresh.  It was not a disappointment  as it turned out great, so yummy that I just want to share it with you!


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Herbal Steamed Fish


I like to steam fish as it has less fat which makes it healthy, easy and most of all, the kitchen is non-greasy which means less cleaning for me!  But steaming fish with herbs is my first attempt and I must admit that it's delicious and the herbal gravy pairs very well with plain white rice.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Mochi - 'Malaysian Monday no. 13'


I googled and stumbled upon this Mochi recipe that requires wheat starch and the method is slightly different from the norm.  As it looked pretty simple and easy enough, I set out to try as I've some wheat starch sitting in the pantry.  I could envisage a disaster looming when the dough was so wet and gluey and as there was excess glutinous rice flour, fortunately, I loaded in an extra 3 ounces before the dough became pliable enough to work with.  Phew ..... that was close!  Oh, you must be wondering what are those  'Bunga Telang' doing in the picture above.  For decor?  Yes, it was one of the ingredients that I used to make these Mochi, but alas, their bluish colour was not overpowering enough, hence the end result was Mochi with a very faint shade of grey!

Just a short introduction about these 'Bunga Telang' .... they do resemble the Morning Glory and while Bunga Telang is in Malay, it's Butterfly Pea ~ Clitoria Ternatea in English.  This is a perennial creeper, thrives well on moist soil and requires a lot of sunshine.  The colour from this flower acts as a natural blue dye or colouring for cakes and Malay kueh.  Do hop over to   'Wikipedia'    if you want to know more about this marvellous flower!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Fried Bihun ~ Rice Vermicelli


There are two types of Bihun~Rice Vermicelli, one is thin and fine which is suitable to serve with soup as they soften easily when soaked.  The other is thicker and tougher which is best for stir-frying.  These take a longer time to soften and as such they don't break easily during the stir-frying process.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fruit Pastry Cake ~ Revisited


I made this again for a friend's birthday.  I doubled the recipe and made it into a 9 inch square cake.  As it's thicker and bigger the cake took an extra 10 mins. baking time and do remember to cover it with foil for the remaining 15 mins.  As it is now, compared to my previous post, this cake is more brown. 

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Three-Cup Chicken


Recently, I had this dish 'Three  Cup Chicken' @   Topwok  restaurant and remembered having seen this post in some blogs.  Yes, it was in  3 Hungry tummies  and it was well illustrated with step by step pictures.  I ventured to try this out but tweaked it a bit and yes it was ......... yummy!  This recipe is a keeper for sure and I will definitely cook this again.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Bacon Buns




It's been quite a while since I've made bread, so here's a simple bun recipe that's savoury and yummy.  Shall I refer to them  as buns or rolls ......... whatever as long as they taste good!


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Birthday Cake ~ Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Topping


I've noticed that many fellow bloggers have been baking their own Birthday cakes and so I too made one for myself, just for the record.  I made this chocolate cake for my birthday yesterday, yes it was yesterday.  I adapted the recipe from  Chocolate Cupcakes  and just doubled the amounts to fit into a 9 inch sq. springform tin, dressed it up a little with chocolate topping and walnuts.
Well, a lady's age is a guarded secret and not revealing it is her prerogative, but age is merely a number.  This much I can reveal  .....  I'm already a senior citizen and enjoying all the little perks that come with being one!  Oh, can you spot the card in the background?  It's handmade and it's from my three musketeers!  Thanks, dears!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Grilled black pepper Chicken


Whipped this simple chicken dish for dinner last weekend.  Very easy to prepare, more flavourful if the chicken had been marinated overnight, which I did.

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