Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rapsberry & Cheese Delight

Special treats for my niece! Thinking what to bake for her on her birthday but instead of cakes that will make her this light desert is what I think will suits her since she's on a diet...LOL!! Anyway...cheese...hmm is fattening though...haha!
Well, this is not very special from any special chef's recipe. It's just something she loves..."rapsberry & cheese" I just combined them and put it in a cup. Looks tempting though....^^

Very easy and it was done within an hour. No bake and no fuss!! I personally like the combination and the colour of the cream cheese...beautiful! The tatse?!...PERFECT!!

170g rapsberries
250g cream cheese
100g whipping cream
75g sugar
150g digestive biscuits
30g butter (melted)

~ Mashed the rapsberries and keep aside.
~ Beat cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream till fluffy.
~ Mix in the mashed rapsberry and sti well.
~ Smashed digestive biscuits into crumbs and add in melted butter and mix well.
~ Scoop the biscuits follow by the rapsberries cream layer by layer into a cup.
~ Chill before serve.

See the biscuits and the cream?! Melt in the mouth and appetizing...wonderful!!
Try it and you'll know. Its easy as ABC...:))


Friday, July 20, 2012

Simple Roasted Chicken

Hi all, I've been missing for quite a long time from my blog here...hehe! Well, back with a simple dish which I cooked last month first ya...;p
Here's the roasted chicken that I made for my hubby's birthday last month. Instead of eating outside, I suggested that we eat at home with some simple salad, soup and wine. This was delicious and my hubby was asking for more...WOW! That means I have to make this more often huh...^^

 It does not have any special ingredients for it. I just mixed whatever I can find and dump it into the oven for an hour. Surprisingly it turned out really good.
Anyway, here's what I used.....

3 drumsticks
some small baby potatoes (peeled, washed and rub with some salt and dried basil leaves)

2-3 garlic (mashed)
2-3 onions (mashed)
dash of black pepper
2 tsps paprika powder
some parsely & fresh basil (blendd)

~ Rub the whole drumsticks with the ingredients above and leave for 2-3 hours at least. (I left it overnight)
~ Place marinated drumsticks onto prepared tray with the baby potatoes and some fresh white button mushrooms (sliced) if you prefered.
~ Bake the drumsticks for 45-1 hr at 250'C.
~ Serve hot.

It was served right out from the oven that day with some milestones soup and Italian salad. Well, although the soup and salad were store bought ones...haha! Will try to make everything myself next round...;p

Crispy skin and juicy meat...just imagine it!! Well done...Reese!!..LOL
Hope you like it too..:))
Btw, what title should I give for this recipe??.....Eh.....Special Chicken Treats?!...hahaha! I think "Simple Roasted Chicken" will do...;p


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ma Geok & Ham Jin Beng (马脚油条,五香咸金饼)

Got myself a new recipe book "Popular Kuih Muih" by One Publisher, last week. The first 2 recipes were these popular kuih that we used to eat during childhood. I'm not so sure how the taste it would be from the ingredients stated in this book, whether they are really tested or taste really the "childhood taste" (早古味) that we hardly find nowadays. So without any hesitation..I tried it out right after buying this book. 
Bravo!!That's the expression in my face once I tasted them!!! Really soft and they tasted really good...^^
My husband gave me a thumbs up for it...:)

Not too complicated but it does abit time consuming here. Almost the same like making breads. 
But eating them just took a few minutes then they are all gone...hahaha!

Starter dough:
80g plain flour
1 tsp instant yeast
100ml warm water

~ Mix all ingredients together and leave for 90 minutes.

350ml water (please add slowly and may not need all)
1/4 tsp alkaline water
250g sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1&1/2 tsp double baking powder
* above starter dough
50 ml peanut oil
700g high protein flour / bread flour

~ Combine all ingredients above together except oil & flour in a large bowl. Stir and mix well.
~ Add in oil & flour, mix and knead lightly into a soft dough. Cover dough with a cling wrap and leave to prove for 30 minutes.
~ Lightly knead dough for 2 minutes, cover and prove for another 2 hours.
~ Divide dough into small portions.

**For the "Ma Geok" ~ 马脚油条 ( Horse Shoe Yu Cha Kuih)
30g plain flour
30g tapioca flour
50g sugar
Approx 4 tbsps water
white sesame seeds
~ Mix the pain flour, tapioca flour and sugar in a bowl and keep aside.
~ Roll out divided dough above into rectangle shape.
~ Spread filling (the flour mixture) over lower part of sheet.
~ Cut into strips with filling side together and pinch to stick well.
~ Spray alittle water on surface and sprinkle some white sesame seeds over.
~ Deep fry till golden brown, drain and serve.

**For the "Ham Jin Beng" ( Five spice Chinese doughnuts) ~ 五香咸金饼
 3 tsp five spice powder
 1 & 1/4 tsp salt
~ Mix the above ingredients together and keep aside.
~ Roll out the divided small dough above into square.
~ Brush surface with water and sprinkle filling all over. Roll up and seal tight.
~ Slice into 1/2 pieces then flatten it with your palm.
~ Deep fry till golden brown, drain and serve.

Both tested by me and equally good result. Hope you'll try them out and let me know your result too...:)


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