Monday, March 28, 2011

Steam Horlicks / Milo Cake

(adapted from here)

Steam Horlicks Cake



250g butter, room temperature

120g caster sugar

5 eggs (medium)


120g condensed milk (I use homemade condensed milk)

50g Strawberry jam or kaya

70g Horlicks (can subsitute it with Milo, but I prefer Horlicks)


130g plain flour - sifted

1 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy

Add one egg at a time till well blended, then strawberry jam and condensed milk, mix well

Lastly fold in Horlicks and flour till well blended

Spoon the batter into pan cake and cover the top losely with a piece of aluminium foil

Steam medium high for 50-60 minutes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spaghetti Carbonara

(adapted from here)

stir some bacon/ ham with onion with olive oil. set aside. I add some garlic too (thinly slice)

Serve for One person:
70g spaghetti

1 egg yolk
30g heavy cream, i used whipping cream
black pepper
parsley flakes
parmesan cheese

1. boil the spaghetti in a boiling water with salt, according to packing instruction
2. while waiting for the spaghetti to cook, take the yolk, add in pepper and salt and parsley , add in the cream and whip it well with a fork.
3. once the noodle is cook, drain it and pour the cream mixture to the noodle and mix it well
4. add in the bacon and onion and sprinkle in parmesan cheese
5. add a bit more parsley as garnishing

I fell that the noodle a bit diluted, i put on a pan and stir it over the stove for 1 to 2 minutes to thickened it, you can omit this, depending on your preference.
After tasting the spaghetti, i think adding some mushroom will be nice, will try that next time.