Friday, 29 January 2010

Easy Chocolate Biscuits

This recipe is very easy. U just need a few ingredients to make them into a very nice and lovely biscuilt.


150g malted biscuits (blended)
80-100g butter (melted)
250g cooking chocolate (melted)
some chopped nuts


1. Mix the blended biscuits with melted butter evenly. Make them into small ball and put them in the small cupcake cases. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour till the biscuits are firm.
2. Melt the cooking chocolate and pour it on top of the biscuits till it covers the whole biscuilts.
3. Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top of the biscuits.
4. Chill the biscuits again for at least an hour till they are set.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Roasted Cashew Nuts

Crazy about nuts? Try this simple and easy recipe.


Raw cashew nuts
Icing sugar
Some salt
and of cos you need an oven.. ;)

1. Soak the raw cashew nuts for about 10 mins.
2. Preheat the oven 175 degree.
3. Spread the cashew nuts on the baking tray and roast them till golden brown.
4. While still hot, add in some butter and salt and mix well.
5. Let them cool. Then dust the cashew nuts with some icing sugar.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Chocolate swiss roll with black cherry filling

I made this swiss roll yesterday and it was nice. But I still don't know how to roll it into perfect round shape. I need to figure it out. Can anyone help me?

Here is the recipe:


5 medium size eggs
80g caster sugar (divide equally into 2 portions)
50g plain flour
50g cornflour
35g olive oil
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1 1/2 tbsp of hot water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 can of Nestle Tip Top squirty cream
1 can of Hartley's black cherry

1. Preheat oven 175 degree. Grease and line the tray with a greaseproof paper.
2. Mix cocoa powder and instant coffee powder with hot water. Set aside.
3. Sift together plain flour, cornflour and baking powder for 2 -3 times. Set aside.
4. Separate the egg whites and egg yolks. Whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add in 40g caster sugar gradually, spoonful by spoonful. Whisk till fluffy. (make sure the egg white doesn't fall out when you turn the bowl over)
5. In another mixing bowl, hand whisk the egg yolks with another 40g caster sugar. Add in olive oil. Put in flour gradually and mix well.
6. Fold in 1/3 of egg whites into egg yolks mixture lightly and gently. Repeat the rest. Lastly add in the cocoa mixture and mix well.
7. Pour the batter into baking tray and bake it at 175 degree for 15 mins.
8. Remove from oven and peel off the greaseproof paper. Leave it to cool on the rack.
9. Spread enough cream on 3/4 surface. Then top with some black cherry and roll it up.
10. Wrap it in a cling wrap and chill it in the fridge before serving.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Home cooked dinner

Dinner (A):
We had Sarawak laksa for dinner two days ago. This laksa paste was quite nice altho I didn't have belacan(shrimp paste) to add in.

Clockwise: Mee hoon, bean sprouts, prawns, scallions, chilli prawn crisps with lime, eggs and shredded chicken.

Dinner (B):
A simple dish - char kueh teow with garlic, bean sprouts, eggs and scallions. I also made some chilli sauce to go with it. Not to forget the nice milk tea too. My friend said that this dish is just like what we usually have at the coffeeshop back home.

Dinner (B):
We had steamboat for dinner. I made some potstickers to go with the steamboat. Hmm.. not too bad :) At first I was thinking of making tom yum soup but my hubby was not really keen about it so I made some chicken soup instead.

Pau again...

Made some steamed chicken buns few day ago. I used special pau flour and the skin was soft and fluffy. I'm thinking of making char siew pau one day too.