Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mango Yoghurt Ice-cream

I really don't know how to take a nice ice-cream photo, in fact I never take good photo due to my poor photo taking technique and my lousy camera ;p

Without ice-cream scooper, my ice-ceam ball is not really a ball. I can't take my time as it get melt. No wonder professional photographer use potato to replace ice-cream when it come to photo taking. I guess i won't have better skill than professional photographer, so i gave up :p. I just use the highest speed to take the photo as well as putting the ice-cream in my mouth.

The ice-cream is so yummy and refreshing. It is wonderful to be taken at these hot days. I will say this is a wholesome ice-cream because it contains yoghurt (which is healthy), with a little bit of sugar (compare to the amount of sugar use in baking), and it use non-daily cream (non-daily cream is healthy right? At least it is healthier than daily cream), and forget about the egg yolks, haha.

Mango Yoghurt Ice-Cream Recipe (adapted from The Kitchen 70's)
A: 300g Mango Yoghurt, 3 egg yolks, 40g sugar
B: 200g non-daily cream

1. Cook ingredients A over double boiler until thick, bring away from heat and leave to cool.
2. Whisk the cream to stiff. Add in mixture A.
3. Store the mixture in freezer and beat every hour for 5 to 6 times.
4. Freeze overnight before serve.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chocolate Banana Muffin

I found a lot of new recipes recently. This is the first one i wanted to try because i am looking for temptation from the chocolate-banana combination.
I had to put on halt all the preparing work when i suddenly found something worth remembering. A twins egg, the first one in my baking journey, I nearly scream out of excitement ;p So, of course everything needed to be put aside for a photo session.

The muffin rise higher than expected eventhough the recipe do not call for baking powder. Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe (adapted from 孟老师的100道小蛋糕)
Banana 70g,Sweetened condensed milk30g, butter 65g,Icing sugar50g,egg yolk 1, cake flour 90g,Chocolate powder 10g,Baking soda 1/8tsp,
1)Crush banana, add in condensed milk
2)Add icing sugar into soften butter and mix.
3)Fold the egg yolk into mixture 2 and mix well.
4)Add 1 into mixture and continue mix
5)Sieve all the powder and stir in the mixture
6)Pour the mixture into muffin cup up to 70% full.
7)180c bake for 25-30min

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sardin Puff on Freaky Friday..

Yahoo.. after a tiring, mind-testing, super extra exhausting week...I finally manage to survive till today..Friday night. Fuuh...I came back straight from work ...dozed for few hours. Before I realised it, the ntv7 newscaster finished her last sentences, to give way to another boring and idiotic "celebrity karaoke". Yap was sitting beside me, looking extremely in starvation. Haha. Who on earth will cook on Friday nite? (besides those mothers out there, i salute u)

Yap suggest an extrordinary idea...simple, 'good looking', fast and furious meal that can be prepared even quicker than the time I used to finish off this paragraph. A special edition of unhealthy ah-fa dinner
The ingredients?Open your fridge and get whatever leftovers that can be found. But the most important is puff pastry. Stuff it with sardin,(or tuna, or sambal ikan bilis or whatever leftover...) fold it into half, press the side with folk then baked at 190c for 15 minutes.
Eventhough looked small but the portion are indeed really filling de neh. A satisfied dinner again :p. (Do note that the eggs are the leftover after the yolk was used to make brownies yesterday, and the cucumber + lettuces were bought 2 weeks ago)

The hotdogs are optional. Just in case...there are big eater in your house..(like I do)
Sometimes life should have a little bit different ...With a little bit of this... a little bit of can create your own fast food....(and you pay Rm 12++ for this set in any given western restaurant)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

A cake for mum- wish u a happy mother's day
I feel very bad when i unmould the sponge cake, the height of cake is out of my expectation (it is as short as me). While I was very sad looking at my bake, I burned the almond flakes (as dark as charcoal). The mother's day cake turned out to be very colorful (as like it is for small kids) because the colored chocolate rice is the only thing i could use to substitute the charcoal.Yap gave the idea to use orange, papaya and banana in decorating the cake. I laugh out on his stupid suggestion. I don't think I can get a presentable cake with these fruits. However, I decided at the last minute to use the orange because I ran out of idea (don't want to open a can of peach fruit just for 3 slices), and I think it works well isn't it? I have to admit creativity always start from a stupid idea :p
I use separate egg method for this sponge cake. The original recipe call for 3 eggs but i increased it to 4. The resulting cake was still too short for a 8 inch pan, so i think next time i'll use 6 eggs.
Sponge Cake Recipe (adapted from韋太烹饪教室)
4 eggs, sugar, 80g, flour 80g, corn oil 40g
1. Whisk egg whites till fluffy, add sugar in 2 batches and continue to whisk until stiff.
2. Add in egg yolks into egg whites mixture, mix with spatula.
3. Sift in flour and mix with spatula until even.
3. Add in corn oil and gently fold in gently until well blended.
4. 180c bake for 25 minutes.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Meal in Boxes

Today Yap work night shift and I work half day. With less than an hour and all my heart, i prepared this dinner for him. White rice with fried egg, sambal prawn and cabbage with chinese sausage. A dinner meal set would not be complete without a drink. The limited resources figure my way out to made the honey lime juice as the drink of the day.

I think next time I should buy a proper lunch box to give my food a better presentation. But i doubt if there is any lunch box that can fit the amount of food that Yap consume in a meal, haha.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sausage Bun

Today is Pahang's public holiday but i still have to wake up early to run the Methadone Clinic. Luckily it's only open for a few hours. I was so hungry while serving the drug addicts and couldn't pay full attention. The first thing while i reach home was rush into my kitchen to prepare this simple but satisfying breakfast. Hmm.. yummy yummy...

At first i wanted to prepare 3 buns, one for me and 2 for Yap, but he said he wanted 3 buns. Haha, don't be surprise, he is really a big eater.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Home Alone

This is a long weekend and I choose to be home alone. I wake up very late, having all sorts of unhealthy food (maggi, Mc Donald drive-thru) to fill the stomach. My daily activities include reading newspaper, surfing net, watching tv. When i tired, I take a nap (it is actually not a nap but a daytime sleep due to the long duration, haha), wherever i want because the whole house is mine now, wahahaha.

Quite a long time i didn't have the moment like this, shut my mouth for the whole day (except answer to call) without having to worry if i offend anyone, do all sorts of activities without having to use my brain, eat whatever i like without having to consider other's preferance, mess up the house and clean it only if i have the mood to do so, lie on the sofa and pose any 'unelegant' posture without having anyone to eye on me... and i find out, sometimes it is really quite enjoying to be alone :)

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