Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
uih are typical Malaysian cakes served any time of the day and are more often steamed than baked. The Malays refer to them as 'kuih' while the Chinese refer to them as 'gao'. They are mostly made with rice, rice, tapioca and wheat starch flour, coconut milk and sugar but we do have some that are savoury. I've heard that the best purple sweet potatoes are those from Indonesia and must admit that I was really taken in by their overwhelming colour. To me, the Japanese purple sweet potatoes come in second compared to their Indonesian counterparts. Purple sweet potatoes have high contents of anthocyanin which is associated with a reduced cancer risk. There are two categories of sweet potatoes, some are firm and dry like the purple sweet potatoes while some are soft and moist. Read more about sweet potatoes, it's nutrients, benefits, etc......'here'.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
y three musketeers bought me a 'Baking' book by Carla Bardi for Mother's Day which will come in handy when I need some inspiration thinking of what to bake or cook. I was lazing around flipping through the pages and I sat up when I spotted this interesting recipe. It is a cookie recipe that has smashed bananas as one of the ingredients. Bananas in a cookie? Other than cakes, I've never tried making cookies with bananas and I was very eager to try. So, here it is .........
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I've been hunting for a recipe of Steamed rice cake, which is eaten with palm sugar/gula melaka and garlic oil. Think it may be a Hakka kuih but I'm not quite sure. Stumbled upon Christine's post of Steamed rice cup cakes with red beans and it came quite close to what I had in mind. I modified the recipe a little and must admit that I'm pleased with the result. This rice cake wasn't as chewy and 'crunchy' as those bought from the vendor as I didn't add any 'lye' water into the batter. I had a bad experience of biting into a bitter rice cake once and had to throw it away immediately. I reckon that the 'lye water' was not well mixed into the batter or it was an accidental overdose, anyhow the taste was awful.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Belimbing ~ Averrhoa Bilimbi is a greenish, mini fruit which has a very sour taste and can be eaten raw with some sambal belacan, a shrimp paste chilli dip, used in curries or cooked like how I did. I remember this tree in my grandma's backyard long, long ago and she used to cook this with some onions, preserved bean paste, some red or green chillies and bits of fried pork fat aka as 'chee yau char' in Cantonese. As a kid, I used to pluck this from the ever flourishing tree and just taste it and gosh, it's awfully sour! Read more of this Belimbing from Wiki ......
Monday, May 7, 2012
I was wondering how best to make use of some hazelnut meal languishing in my fridge when I stumbled upon this recipe. This recipe is rather easy to put together with a few simple ingredients that are easily available. The texture is moist, almost similar to pound cake with a tinge of nutty flavour, light and yum!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
This is one of the must-have items whenever we go for have dim-sum ...... 'Wu Kok' or Yam dumplings. Initially I had a ...
I have been itching to try out a Pau recipe and vaguely remember that I did make it once, long, long ago. So I got hold of my old file ...
I recently made this Chinese New Year cookie, 'Kuih Bangkit' for my daughter to bring back to Melbourne. As Chinese New Year is b...
Double boiling is slow cooking ........ means to put a soup pot or any covered ceramic or steel pot inside a bigger pot, immerse in boilin...
Of late, you must have noticed that I've quite a number of 'booze' posts in my blog. Well, I was doing some cleaning up of...
A ctually, this is supposed to be Matcha Green tea bun with red bean filling but since the green tea colour is not so distinct, I opt...
I got hold of this Almond Bread recipe from a very old edition of Australian Women's weekly. After scrutinising the recipe and on go...
Inspired by Angie's Gluten Free Green Pea Muffins with Poppy and Mozzarella I made these to try out as I still have some green...
I like to bite into these chewy rice cakes and I never fail to order this whenever I dine in a Shanghai/Szechuan restaurant. As I manage...
I made this porky dish over the weekend. The meat was tasty and tender and it fell apart easily. You can serve this with rice or on...
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