Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
180 flour, sifted
1tsp baking powder
200gm plain yogurt
120gm fine sugar
50gm sunflower oil
zest of 1 medium-size lemon
juice of 1 medium-size lemon
1tsp vanilla essence
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Paper line the cup cake tin.
2. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, vanilla essence, lemon zest, lemon juice and egg. Beat lightly.
3. Mix it with flour and baking powder. Pour in the oil to mix well.
4. Fill muffin cups. Bake at 190 degrees C for 25 minutes.
5. Take out the muffin and leave it cool before serving.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Last Sunday was very hot, we canceled our plan to go out and decided to stay at home. I utilized my time to do some baking. Hence, here's my first batch of muffin baking hot from the oven.
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1 Omega-3 egg
1 tsp baking powder
slightly less than 1/2 cup white fine sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
3 tbsp of home made strawberry jam
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Paper line the muffin tin.
3. Fill muffin cups. Bake at 190 degrees C for 25 minutes.
4. Take out the muffin and leave it cool before serving.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Longevity noodles is made of salted dough which is in long and continuous form. That's the reason it symbolizes long life in Chinese culture. Chinese consider it as an auspicious food to serve in one's birthday and during the Chinese New Year.
Now a days, the domestic helper at in law's house can fry quite tasty longevity noodles. The "Kiasu" in me tells myself to try cook it at home. Now, I'm proud to to say that I do better than her, even on the first trial. :P
See, how Kiasu I am.
It's not difficult to prepare a home cooked longevity noodles. You can adapt it the way you fancy. For me, I prefer to fry the noodles rather than cook it in soup. Also, I think without chives the stir-fried longevity is not complete, so a handful of chives is added as the last cooking step.
Complementing the longevity noodles are roasted pork, scrambled egg, prawns, dried mushroom, and chives. The noodles is in perfect level of springiness. Here, I present to you my Stir-Fried Longevity Noodles. I'm sharing my oriental longevity noodles with Presto Pasta Night #147 founded by Ruth and hosted by Sara. Enjoy!
Longevity noodles, portion for 2
few stalk of chives, cut into 2" length
8 medium-sized prawns, shelled and deveined
some roast pork, sliced
2 omega-3 eggs
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1tbsp of oyster sauce
1tsp of brown sugar
1tsp of dark soy sauce
1tbsp of light soy sauce
dash of pepper
1tbsp of water
1. In a pot of boiling water, cook the longevity noodles as per the instruction on package. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat some oil in a wok, scramble the eggs and set aside.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Red Bean Cendol is recommended as per the menu, but it tastes so so only. Instead of the original coconut milk, the drink is modified with soy bean milk. Honestly, soy bean milk does not bring out the taste. It's far behind the traditional cendol.
House Noodles 又一城车仔面 @ RM9.95
Chinese noodles served with radish, pineapple cubes, sliced chicken, deep-fried bean curd, in their spicy House sauce. This noodles was not a bad choice. I quite like the taste. Thumbs up for their spicy sauce, which made the noodles more flavorful. Recommended!
The nasi lemak was another disappoinment. The rice serving is very small and with very little coconut fragrance. The chicken thigh was over-fried too. No oumpphh! Perhaps we should have ordered other food instead.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The method is almost the same as the previous recipe, just with different ingredients. The chicken thigh is marinated with grated garlic, salt, soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper powder, honey and generous amount of mixed herbs. It was marinated for overnight.
The next day, the marinated chicken was roasted in the preheated oven at 220 deg C for 20 minutes. While doing this, I peeled and cut the potato, carrot and floreted the broccoli. Half boiled the potato and carrot, set aside. Blanched the broccoli and set aside. After 20 minutes, add in the potato and carrot to the chicken, sprinkle olive oil and mixed herds over it. Continue to roast the chicken for another 30 minutes. Does it sound simple?
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Address: Old Sunshine Farlim Wholesale Centre, Penang, Malaysia
Free delivery available
For your info, Pizza Station may move to the new Sunshine Farlim in the near future.
Because of him, we got a chance to try something new. Also, we got an opportunity to observe the pizza making process. As you can see, the boss is a bit shy to let us shoot his photos. Hehehe...
We ordered the garlic bread without the wild mushroom soup, a wrong decision. A good mushroom soup is a complement to good garlic bread. So, my advice is to order both. :)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Initially after baking, the cake was a bit dry. Surprisingly within a night, it transformed into moist, fragrant and soft cake. It's unbelievable! Anyone knows the theory behind? Please share with me.
Mango Yogurt Cake
260gm of mango yogurt
120 gm of Caster sugar
4 eggs (Grade B) at room temperature
50gm of sunflower oil
200gm of self-raising flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1. Beat the eggs and Caster sugar under high speed until fluffy. (I beat it for about 15 minutes)
2. Pour in the yogurt and mix well.
3. Gently fold in the sifted flour and baking powder with plastic spatula.
4. Lastly, add the sunflower oil and mix well with spatula.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
It's my first time making a kerabu dish. I'm using the raw papaya freshly plucked from in law's back yard to make this papaya salad. The process is really simple and the outcome is quite impressive. The combination of sweet, sour and spicy online will get you excited. It's a good appetiser to kick start a meal.
1/4 of unripe papaya, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 bunga kantan, finely chopped
handful of mint leaves, coarsely chopped
some bird's eye chilies, chopped
5 kalamansi, juiced (adjust to your own liking)
pinch of salt
brown sugar to taste
Mix all the ingredients and keep it cool in fridge before serving.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Nested in the Southern region of Penang island, Hai Boey is one of the good spots to hang out for fresh seafood. Here, you can enjoy your seafood with love ones by the seaside.
Tiger Prawns in Spicy and Sourish Sauce RM30
Their signature tofu is one of a must dish. Their home made tofu is smooth and silky, viola!
The food here is not bad if you order the right dishes and if the seafood is fresh....the only thing is that it was quite pricey....total damages for the above dinner RM140.40 for 4 person. :P
Friday, January 1, 2010
Roast Chicken Thigh Platter
2 chicken thighs, fat discarded
2 BBQ pork sausages
2 big potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized
5 big fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
half of yellow onion, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tomato, sliced
some green and red corals
3/4 tsp of sea salt
5 cloves of garlic, grated
1 tsp of brown sugar
dash of black pepper powder
1/2 lemon, juiced
1. Mix all the ingredients and seasoning for the chicken rub. Rub it over the chicken thighs, and marinate it for at least 4 hours.
2. Arrange the potatoes and onion at the bottom of roast pan. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of olive oil over it. Put the chicken thighs on top and roast it at 200 degree Celsius for 50 minutes or until the chicken is slightly brown.
3. Add the button mushrooms and sausages. Roast for the last 10 minutes.
4. Serve the chicken with potato, pork sausage, button mushroom, corals and tomato slices.