Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Otak-Otak, Muar

Among all the otak-otak I have ate before, this is my favorite, spicy and the taste just perfect.
If you plan to buy those stick type, then got to book earlier. But to get the packet type, then is ever ready.

Just steam for 20 minutes and serve it warm.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Custard Tart

I like it!! I always like custard cream, adapted the custard cream recipe from kuali. The rest are my own combination.

150g Digestive biscuit
100ml Butter

Crunch the biscuit then melt the butter and combine it. Press it at the bottom of the paper cup

Custard Cream:
2 eggs yolk
180g sugar
60g custard powder
30g corn flour
400 ml UHT fresh milk
300 ml water
1 tsp butter

Sift custard powder and corn flour in a bowl.
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl for 3–4 minutes, then stir in flour mixture.

Bring milk and water to near boiling point. Pour the hot milk into the egg and custard mixture, whisking well.

Return mixture to cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly till mixture takes on a thick consistency. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

Wait till cool down slightly then spoon into the cup

I added some blueberry puree on top, like this

I used 2 different cup, small and big. Of course if you has the time to make the small ones, it do taste better. Probably of the bite size and the big ones I cut it before serving.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Salmon in Char Siew Sauce

I marinated the salmon for 2 hours with Char Siew Sauce, I used Lee Kum Kee. With a dash of pepper.

With some olive oil, pan fry for 2 minutes or till the skin soft. Do not turn the fish

Then bake it 180 C for 10 to 12 minutes....

Served immediately.

That's it... so simple and yet taste so good. my kids love it

Sunday, April 18, 2010

butter cupcakes - sugarless

This label will be all the cakes that i make for my mother..... sugarless. Will try more recipe without adding sugar to it.

this is a most plain butter cake,


150g salted butter
2 eggs

150 g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

80ml fresh milk

some peanut butter (no sugar added peanut butter) and dark chocolate chips (optional)

1) beat butter till fluffy, add in eggs one by one and continue to beat
2) fold in the flour add milk
3) spoon to to cup 3/4 full
4) spoon 1tsp of no sugar added peanut butter into it and swirl it
5) sprinkle 5 dark chocolate chip on top....not so many ya.....

bake 180 C for 25 minutes
Make about 6 cupcakes

taste a bit salty with rich butter, I think I will try to used unsalted butter next time

custard steam cake

180 g sugar
5 eggs

100 ml vegetable oil
130 ml milk

c) - sifted
280g flour
80g custard powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Some chocolate chip for sprinkle (optional)
1) whisk sugar and eggs till fluffy
2) fold in b and c till combine

Pour into pan/paper cup and steam on high heat for 30 minutes

Monday, April 12, 2010

Deep Fried Fish

Above was the dory fish I brought at frozen food (previous post here) They have many types of packaging for dory fish fillet, 20% to 50% water.....best quality, for home consumption 20% water.

Come with 3 packs (2 kg) per box. Yes, must buy one box

Most simple recipe, deep fried it

marinate with a bit of salt and pepper (2 hours in the fridge)

6 tbsp of self raising flour (or plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder)
2 tbsp of corn flour
1 egg
pinch of salt
mix the above with ice water till batter form
then deep fried it

taste so good, crispy outside and juicy inside, kids love it

waiting for my sis to post a recipe for batter.......which can stay crispy for many hours

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cream cheese banana cupcakes

Still got some bananas sitting in my fridge..... wondering what cake should i do and while looking through I saw some cream cheese.... been there for quite some times.....

So instead of making a cake with butter, I change it to cream cheese which I feel is much healthier. Surprisingly, it do taste good and moist

250 g cream cheese
250 g self raising flour
150 g sugar
300g mashed bananas
4 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
100 ml milk
some chocolate chips for decoration

Sift flour together with the baking soda and baking powder

1) beat cream cheese and the sugar till fluffy
2) add in egg one by one
3) fold in the flour and milk
4) then the banana
5) spoon into paper cup 3/4 full
6) sprinkle some chocolate chips on top

Bake 180 C for 35 minutes

make about 15 cups

My kids love it with some whip cream on top

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chocolate chip Banana Cupcakes

Adapted the recipe from here.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe, so fluffy and rich in flavour

250 g Butter
200 g sugar
300 g self raising flour
4 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp cocoa powder
200 ml milk
250g chocolate chips
300g mashed banana
some banana wedges (cut into quarter)

1) Beat butter and sugar till fluffy
2) add in egg one by one
3) sift in sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder alternately with the milk
4) then the banana and the chocolate chips
5) spoon into the paper cup and put in the banana wedges in the middle of the batter

Bake for 35 minutes, 180 C

Make about 20 cups. You can reduce all the ingredient by half to make 10 cups

Monday, April 5, 2010

Frozen seafood

My friend recommended me this place to buy fresh salmon (head to tail) and other frozen fish. They are one of supplier for the Japanese product in Malaysia. The telephone and address as below:

Let's start with the product that they have:
Dim sum (fried or steam), I haven't tried before, but the girl highly recommend me...will try next time

Steam, lot's of product to do steamboat. I brought the bear and star fish cake for my kids. Haven't cook it yet. Don't know how it taste yet.... will review later

Breaded type, will try the squid ring and scallop next time

Fried Type

Shell & scallop. Highly recommended by my friend, the Japanese scallop

Japanese product. you can get edamame, ramen, seaweed and so much more at distributor price

My favorites, Salmon, cod fish, oil fish and dory.......
1) whole salmon, fresh are more expensive. seasonal price from RM 30 to 35 per kg. aproximately 4 kg per salmon
2) frozen salmon, about RM 3 to RM 5 cheaper than fresh salmon
3) Dory with 20% water, per box about 6 kg, RM 52
4) Oil Fish, RM 40 to RM 45 per kg
5) Cod fish, RM 60 to RM 63 per kg
6) Fish head,co and NZ ling, got to buy in bulk, about 20 to 30 head per order (didn't ask the price cos i know i cannot finish so many heads

They have frozen prawn and crab too....

Can call them and ask them to pack before you go, or call the sales personnel Mr. Ong 016-22777 82 and said Janice's friend.