Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crunchy Crumble (for Apple Crumble)

70g Butter
3 Tbsp Sugar
5 Heaped Tbsp Flour

1. Scrunch all with finger
2. Sprinkle half tsp water
3. Sprinkle/ spread across the prepared apple filling

Chinese Red Cooking Wine Recipe

10.8 kg Glutinous rice
1.35 - 1.8 kg Red yeast
9-10 pieces White yeast

1. Cooked the glutinous rice in rice cookers before letting it cool off (this would take a couple of hours to cook and to cool off)

2. Smash the white yeast to powdery form and mix with the read yeast.

3. Mix the glutinous rice with the mix yeasts in batches and place it in a crock (tempayan in Malay)

4. Sprinkle some yeast on top of the mixture in the crock after halfway before continuing until all the mixture are in the crock.

5. Sprinkle another layer of yeasts before the crock was closed up and left fermented for 60 days.

6. Stir every week for the first 3 weeks.

7. Do not talk while mixing because the saliva would contaminate the mixture.

8. Make around 15 bottles. Make sure all the bottles being sterilized by boiling them in water.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Aquaria KLCC

Entrance Fee:
Adult RM35
Children ( 3 yrs and above) RM25
MATTA Fair Promotion: 2 Adults 2 Children RM99
Below 3 yrs FREE

Ikan Yu Bodoh (Stupid Shark in Malay)

Coconut Crab



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nuttela Brownies

Super easy and delicious!

This recipe was from http://lemondropsfoodie.blogspot.com/ (adapted sources recipe: Dessert 4 Today: flavorfull Desserts with Just Four Ingredients, Abby Dodge).

1/2 cup Nutella
5 tablespoon all purpose flour (I used self-raising flour)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350F. (i used 160C)
Line 12 mini muffin cups with paper or foil liners. ( i used small cupcakes cup)
Blend all ingredients until smooth
Bake 9-10 minutes or untill a toothpick inserted in the centre still comes out a bit gooey
Remove brownies immediately from pan and let cool on rack.

I overbaked it because the middle was't gooey anymore. This is because thinking that my cupcake cups were bigger, I baked for 12 minutes.  And the brownies cracked could be due to because of self-raising flour?

Anyway, the taste was still yummy!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Individual Chocolate Souffles Recipe
from http://frenchfood.about.com/od/desserts/r/chocsouffles.htm

I was introduces to souffles by my niece. I tried this recipe as this recipe is for beginners. From what I read in the web, seems like it is normal for souffles to sink  a little after cooked, as long as it does not collapes completely. It seems that you would need to serve it immediately


•1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
•5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
•3 large egg yolks, room temperature
•6 large egg whites, room temperature
•1/16 teaspoon salt
•Powdered sugar


How to make chocolate souffles:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter 6 individual soufflé ramekins and sprinkle with sugar; set aside.
Melt chocolate pieces in a metal bowl over barely simmering water, constantly stirring. (Even a small amount of overheated chocolate will ruin an entire recipe.) Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from heat and stir in the egg yolks.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with salt on medium high speed until they hold soft glossy peaks. Continue beating egg whites on high speed, gradually adding the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, until the egg whites hold stiff glossy peaks.

Gently stir 1/3 of the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites. The chocolate mixture should be light and bubbly, and even colored, without egg white streaks.

Spoon your soufflĂ© mixture into the prepared ramekins and allow to rest for up to 30 minutes or bake right away for 12 – 15 minutes (I bake for 19 minutes) until risen with a crusty exterior. Serve with a dusting of cocoa or powdered sugar if desired.

I do not have ramekins, so I use papercups (12 cups)
The result: Delicious! Airy and rich!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nutella Cupcake

Recipe from http://www.handletheheat.com/

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 sticks (10 tbsp) butter, soften (1 stick = 113.5g or 4oz (1/2 block)
1 cup sugar (I reduced it to 2/3)
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with liners. (I used paper cups. Make around 12 cupcakes). Sifted cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter with mixer until soft and creamy. Add he sugar and beat for another 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

Using low speed, add dry ingredient alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredient. Mix only enough to become incorporated.

Spoon batter into muffin cup until 2/3 full.

Bake 15-17 minutes. (since I used papercups, I need to increase the time by 7 minutes for it to cook)

Nutella Frosting
3/4 cup butter, soften.
1/2 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat butter and Nutella together. Add in remaining ingredient and beat on low speed until powdered sugar is incorporated. Increase speed to medium high until frosting is smooth and stable.

Fresh from oven!

Frosted and Non-frosted.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Baaad Teacher...

Look at how a teacher caned Big M a week before Chinese New Year... for turning to the student seated behind and make monkey faces...

First day

Two days later

What a teacher!


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