Tuesday, September 13, 2011

molten Lava Cake

Adapted from here

125g butter
1 cup chocolate chip (high quality)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
3 large egg + 1 egg yolk
1tsp vanilla essence (optional)

melt the butter and chocolate over the double boiler (or microwave)
mix until smooth
add in flour and sugar
then egg and vanilla
divide batter between 5 ramekins (4-oz)- oiled and powdered
Bake in 425F /220 C for 8 to 10 minutes
Run knife at the edges ramekins and then upend on a plate.

Serve while still hot with ice cream or whip cream

milk flower bun

Adapted and from here

500g pau flour
220 ml milk - room temperature
50g sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
30g butter - soften
3 tbsp of oil - i used olive oil

50gm water
2 tbsp instant yeast
pinch of sugar

combine B and let it proof. You will see the bubbles and water froth

combine all the dry ingredients in A: flour, sugar, salt ,baking powder

Pour in the yeast water, milk and butter in the middle of the dry ingredients

mix until they form a dough and continue knead until smooth

Cover with a wet cloth and let it proof until double the size (1 hour)

Divide dough equally, I got about 20

I mould it to the shape that I want, some flower bun, some with nutella inside

Let it proof for another 45 minutes inside the steaming tray. Cut a small oil paper to put underneath the dough.

Steam under medium high fire for 10 minutes.

3 cup chicken

Adapted from here

Basically the name of this dishes tell it all, 3 cups are for 1 cup sesame oil, 1 cup rice wine and 1 cup light soya sauce (I reduce slightly as I don't like too salty).

If I only cook half chicken, I will reduce the above to half too.

Put in the sesame oil, fried with some thinly slice ginger. Add in the chicken and then pour in the rice wine. fried for one minutes and pour in the light soya sauce. Simmer in medium flame for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thicken. stirring occasionally.

I add in some ear fungus too. I put it in together with the chicken.

Serve immediately