Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sausage Muffin

Recipes from Ching

All right, this is not a sweet dessert. I like the ingredients use here because it's not too much egg, not too much butter and sugar. Ideal for my super health conscious family. I personally like the fragrant of the black pepper. I would definitely make this again and with more black pepper.

Ingredients A:
5 sausages
1 tbsp butter

Ingredients B:
2 eggs
60 butter
60 caster sugar ( i used brown sugar)
1 tbsp of tomato sauces (you can use more if you like)
200g milk

Ingredients C:
250g flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp of black pepper (can be more if prefer)
1/4 tsp salt (omitted this if you use salted butter)
1 tbsp chopped basil leaves (optional)

1. Melted butter in fying pan and stir fried sliced sausages until cook. Set aside.
2. Melted the butter in ingredients B over a double boiler.
3. Sieved flour together with baking powder and set aside.
4. Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and add in ingredients C
5. Fold in sausages.
6. Fill muffin cups up till 9/10 full
7. Bake in preheated oven in 170 degrees C for 15 -20 mins

This recipe make 7 small muffin cups


Macao Sawdust Pudding (Serradura)

A super simple easy dessert to make!!!!

Recipes taken from Wendy
Thanks Wendy for sharing the recipe~

250ml whipping cream
80g Maries biscuit or more
50g condensed milk
2 tsp of vanilla essence

1. Crush marie biscuits finely. Set aside
2. whip whipping cream till soft peaks. Add vanilla essence and condensed milk. Continue to beat the mixture until stiff peaks
3. Transfer the cream into a piping bag, fitted with 1 or 2 cm nozzle (i didn't use this, i just scooped them into the cup =p)
4. Place a layer of the biscuit crumbs at the bottom of your cups or moulds. Pipe a layer of cream on top. Layer with biscuits and cream again until cup is full.
5. Chill in the freezer for 2 hours. Take out the dessert and let it sit at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving.


Patrina's Apple Crumble

This recipe is given by Patrina.
Had always wanted to bake an apple crumble but there are just too many recipes online. Which one is good? Patrina told me this recipe of hers is delicious and seeing how easy it is. I just have to try. =)

Patrina's original recipe use pre-made Apple fillings but since i don't have this in hand. I made myself. I did not cook the apple as some people would do because i prefer the fillings to have a bit of solidness when bitten into them, if you get what i mean.

Here's the ingredients:-

For the apple fillings:-
2 apples
1 tbsp of brown sugar (optional)
1 tsp of cinnamon powder/mixed spice (optional)

1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar (i reduced to 1/2, which i think is sweet enough)
1/3 oatmeal
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
dash of cinnamon (optional)

1. Slices apples and toss them with sugar and cinnamon/mixed spice. Set aside
2. Place all the ingredients for Crumbles together and mix them up in a bowl.
3. Butter up a loaf dish
4. Put half the crumbles onto the dish. Layer with apple fillings. Then cover the apples with the rest of the crumbles.
5. Bake for about 50 mins to one hour until top is brown for 180 degrees C.

It's that easy. Cinnamon is optional. If you are the more adventurous type, the apples filling can be replace with Pears as well. xD

Enjoy this lovely dish~

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cheddar Cheese Cake

Recipes from Ching

I used the wrong baking pan. So now the cake looks flat and short. Should have use the loaf pan.
The cake is still spongy though. Cutting was messy because my mom gave me a blunt knife which she thinks its enough for cutting. Sigh, cin cai la.

Hmm, the taste is not bad la. Not too cheesy since this recipe only use 3 pieces of cheese slices. So it's ideal for some who don't like cake which is too cheesy.

I messed up some of the step. Too kan cheong and failed to read the instruction before hand. haha. Good thing the cake still looks ok

I will probably try again with loaf pan ^^

Recipes (translated):
Ingredients A
3 slices of cheese
50g milk
50g butter

Ingredients B
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp of vinegar or cream of tartar
50g caster sugar

Ingredients C
50g flour
3 egg yolks


1. double boil ingredients A till melted. Set aside
2. Beat egg white and cream of tartar until foamy. Add in half the caster sugars. Beat a while and then add in the rest of the sugar. Beat until stiff peak forms
3. Mix egg yolk into ingredients A (step 1)
4. Fold half of the egg white into the egg yolk mixture gently. Fold in sieved flour.
5. Fold in the rest of the egg white
6. Bake it in a water bath in a preheat oven at 140 degrees C.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spiral Curry Puff

Recipes from Florence

The below recipes are copy word for word from Florence's blog. For a more detail explanation with pictures, please visit her blog.

Ingredients: (16 pieces @ 9cm in diameter)
Water Dough:

210g plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
95ml warm water
25g lightly beaten egg
1 tbsp or 14g margarine

Oil Dough:
100g plain flour
60g - 70g margarine

120g chicken thigh meat(cubed)
3 medium potatoes (cooked and cubed)
1 onion (cubed)
2 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp chicken curry powder
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up some oil in the wok, stir fry the onions for a while, add in the diced chicken meat, diced potatoes and the rest of the seasonings. Stir fry till chicken is cooked. Leave aside to cool for use later.
2. Mix all ingredients for the water dough in a mixing bowl and knead till you have a soft and pliable dough. Leave aside to rest for 30 minutes.
3. After the water dough is rested for 30 minutes, mix everything for the oil dough till you get a workable dough.
4. Divide water dough into 2 pieces about 175g each. Divide oil dough into 2 pieces about 78g each. Work on one piece of water dough and one piece of oil dough. Keep the other pieces in a bag to retain moisture.
5. Wrap oil dough in water dough.
6. With sealed edges facing upwards, roll this into a flat long sheet.
7. Roll it up swiss-roll style.
8. Turn the dough 90 degrees and roll it into a thin rectangular flat sheet. Roll it up tightly in swiss-roll style again. Trim away the left and right edges to tidy it up.
9. Divide into 8 pieces and you will get this.
10. Flatten each piece into a round disc and wrap in the filling.
11. Fry the puff in medium heat and when they are about to be cooked, turn up the heat to force the oil out of the puff. Drained well and serve.
12. For the remaining dough, repeat steps (5) to (11).

And if you want to learn how to fold the curry puff like that, please visit this video at youtube. It's very easy. only took me 5 mins to learn = ]

Thanks Florence for sharing this nice recipe~

Pandan Raisin Cupcakes

Recipes from Ching

100g Caster Sugar
100g Butter 100g
2 Eggs
120g Milk
1 tsp of Pandan essence
200g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
50g raisins

1) Soak raisins in hot water for 30 mins. Mix milk and pandan essence together and set aside
2) Beat butter and sugar till light
3) Add in eggs slowly and beat well
4) fold in sifted flour (with baking powder) & milk mixture with spatula
5) fold in raisins. Fill paper cups
6) Bake in 170 degree celcius preheated oven for 20-25 mins

Makes 7 small cups, sized 5 cm x 5.5 cm
For a healthy option, i use brown sugar instead and it works fine =)
And i don't have cake flour.. so i use 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour as replacement. haha
This cake is still soft and nice. Definitely a keeper.

Thanks a lot to Ching for sharing ^^

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chicken Pie

Made Chicken Pies today~

Haven't cook or bake anything for a very long time... *back pain. -_-"
I followed the recipe from My Culinary Journal and BakingMom.

**Thanks for the wonderful recipe ^^

Recipes below are copied from My Culinary Journal

150 gm butter
250 gm plain flour
1 tsp sugar
1 egg yolk
A pinch of salt
1 tsp of herbs ( mixed / rosemary)
100 gm yoghurt

Put all the ingredients, except yoghurt, in a mixing bowl. Rub butter into flour mixture until like breadcrumbs. Add in yoghurt and mix to a dough.
Dough will be very soft so need to keep it refrigerated for at least 30 mins.

Filling (i followed the fillings from BakingMom)
12 oz diced potatoes
1 big onion diced
50 gm mixed vegetable (or more if you like)
Sliced canned mushrooms (amt up to you)
2 chicken breast diced
1 tbsp corn starch or potato starch mixed with 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Seasonings :
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt n pepper to taste

  • Heat abt 2 tbsp of oil and fry potatoes until golden. Set aside.
  • In a clean wok, heat 2 tbsp oil. Fry the onion until transparent. Add mixed vegetable, mushroom, chicken. Add in potatoes.
  • Add in water and cook for abt 5 mins. Add in seasonings.
  • Add in the cornstarch and stir to thicken mixture. Cool and set aside.

this dough is enough to make 6 half-cup muffin size pies.

Roll out the dough, cut the size required and place in a pie dish. Poke holes at the base using a fork. Put 2 - 3 tablespoons fillings in. Cut another piece of dough to cover the top. Poke a few more times using fork on the cover of the pie. Brush with 1 beaten egg. Baked in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25 - 30 mins.

use remnant to make decorations for pies.

Before goin into the oven

The Results

After 25 mins, my pastry still look a little pale.. so i baked for another 15 mins more
I may add a little bit more butter next time =D

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The view outside my room

The view from my parent's room


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CNY bakes

Chinese new year ("cny") is less than 2 weeks away. I just won't feel like cny without baking anything. So i baked some cornflake cookies and kuih mor for giveaway yesterday. And also Kek Batik. The only things i didn't make this year is prawn roll, melting moments, pineapple tarts and cheesecakes. Too little time.

I baked till 8+ p.m. last night. I was really tired and i felt like i was soaking in butter. BUT I felt happy and satisfied. =) I can't remember i baked how many batches and tubs but i only found 4 tubs left tonight.

I also ordered some cookies from Anna Mok and cakes since i wasn't planning to bake so much this year. Her almond cookies and cornflakes are my favourites.

Well, my brother will be goin to UK to further his studies this Thursday. And I will be goin to Singapore/Johore this Sunday for about a week.

So here wishing every chinese readers a Happy Chinese New Year and non-chinese readers a Happy Holiday!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year 2009~!

It's the first day of the new year so I would like to wish everyone who read this a very Happy New Year XD

Here's something funny from an anime i watched yesterday:-

Enjoy your holiday XD
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