Thursday, September 24, 2009

Most wanted Laksa Recipe

1 packet of Sarawak laksa paste (sambal)
1 tin of santan (coconut milk)
1 stalk of lemon grass
1 tsp belancan
Bee hoon
chicken meat
bean sprouts
fish cake

Cook the laksa paste in 1.5 litres of water in a pot for half an hour (until it reduces to 1 litre of gravy). After it boils, filter and add coconut milk and lemon grass. To enhance the taste, add belancan paste or prawn paste.

Boil chicken meat and shred them. Fry the eggs in thin layers and cut them into narrow, long slices. Boil remaining ingredients such as bee hoon, prawns, and bean sprouts and put in separate dishes.

Put in bee hoon and other ingredients in a bowl and add in the gravy.
Serve with lime and sambal belacan.

Dim Sum Siew Mai

My recent project is to make one of my favourite dim sum ie. steam siew mai.

500g minced chicken
5 mushroom soaked and chopped
5 water chestnuts
200g prawns chopped
Round shaped fresh wanton skin
Some green peas or carrot cubes (for garnish)

seasoning: 1tsp salt, 1tsp soya sauce, pepper, 1tsp corn flour, 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Mix all the above and place enough filling into the centre of the sheet of the wanton skin, gather the edge and shape it. Press a green pea and a small cube of carrot into the tops. Place dumpling in plate and steam over high heat for 10-15 mins till cooked. Serve warm with chili sauce.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pan Mee Soup

Made Pan Mee once before and am still adjusting the following recipes. Let me know if you have some good idea to improve the taste of the following recipe.

Noodle dough:300 gm all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 egg, 160 ml(2/3 cup) water (please adjust)

1. In a big mixing bowl, add your flour, Add your egg, half of your water, salt in.
2. Mix well. Be careful not to add to much water. Just start kneading slowly until you get a nice firm smooth dough. Leave for an hour before you cook it.

Assembly of pan mee
Halve the noodle dough and roll it to about one centimeters thick. Pick the dough up and start tearing it into ununiform pieces into the boiling pot of broth.

Meet sauce
Heat pan with 1tsp oil and the sesame oil (1/2 tsp), and add garlic. Saute the garlic until fragrant or until it turns slightly opaque and then add your mushroom. Add 250g minced chicken in and some pepper. Cook the chicken mince until most part of it are opaque. Add 3 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce, in except water. Stir to mix well. Add 250ml water and let the sauce come to a boil. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes before taking it out of the heat into a bowl.

Add ikan bilis/chicken stock and water. Add pepper and salt to taste.
If you have some green veggies like bok choy or moni leaves or choi sim, you may add so now. Scoop the noodles and veggies up into a bowl and serve with a topping of meat sauce and fried anchioves.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Easy and Simple Lasagna

I have used the following recipes and baked chicken lasagna twice already. The recipe gives a good taste. Must try :)

Serves: 2
4 pieces of Instant Lagsana
1 tsp oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 carrot finely chopped
1 clove of crushed garlic
250g mince chicken
1 tin of Hunt's lasagna sauce
1 tsp butter
1 tsp of plain flour
1 cup of mik
65g mozzarella cheese

Heat oil in a sacepan, add onion, garlic and carrot cook until soft. Add chicken mince, cook till brown. Stir in Hunt's lasagna sauce . Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg. Cover and cook gently for 20 minutes.

Cheese sauce.Melt butter in a separate saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 2 mins over gentle heat. Revmove from heat stir in milk. Return to heat stir until thick and smooth. Season with salt and pepper and add mozzarellla cheese, stirring over low heat until cheese melts.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Pour in meat sauce into lightly greased baking dish. Alternate layers of lasagna, meat and cheese sauces ending cheese sauce layer. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese bake in over for 35 to 40 mins.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Almond cookies

170 gm. butter
110 gm. icing sugar
200 gm. plain flour
80 gm. cornflour
100 gm. toasted almond flakes
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


(1) Cream shortening with icing sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in almond extract andplain flour, cornflour then the roasted almond flakes.
(4) Chill in the fridge for 30 mins. then roll into 1 cm thick, cut with a cutter
(5) Bake at 170C for about 25 mins. till cooked and lightly brown.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pandan Snow Skin Mooncake

Very easy ! I can make 4 mini mooncakes in 10 mins time.

Ingredients for snow skin
100gm koh fun
70gm icing sugar
30gm shortening
1/2 tsp pandan paste
120 gm. pandan juice / iced water (blend water with 6 pieces of pandan leaves)

red / green bean /custard paste

Sift Koh fun and icing sugar , rub shortening into flour, mix, gradually mix cold water till soft dough. Scale at 30gm each portion. Wrap the filling with skin pastry, place into dusted mooncake mould and press firmly. Chill in fridge then serve.