The very 1st I would like to share with you.... is "Simmered Chicken with Shallots" from Mum's Delicacies, adapted by Amy Wong.
- 1/2 kampung chicken ( about 600g, cut into chunks )
- 120g shallots
- 20g ginger slices
- 2 tbsp Shao-Xing wine
- minced 1 piece dreid tangerine peel ( about 2g, soaked & remove white portion) , 4 cloves garlic & 1 1/2 tbsp fermented salted black bean together.
- 3/4 sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 150ml water
- Deep-fry shallots slightly & remove from oil. Leave 2 tbsp of oil in the wok & saute minced ingredients till fragrant. Add in Shao-Xing wine & chicken, & stir fry till fragrant.
- Add in seasoning, shallots & ginger slices. Cover with lid & simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes till sauce is almost absorbed & chicken is cooked.
Here's the second dish I cooked "Vegetarian Curry". Was my 1st attempt with my own recipe.
I'm not going to post the ingredients here, cause I din't used any special ingredients. Hahaa.... I used normal curry ingredients for example curry leaves, lemon grass, coconut milk, curry powder & chilli bow.
My friend told me, she added spices ( cintan manis & cintan putih ) I will try next time adding those species. I think it will taste more like Indian curry :D
Here's a Chocolate Brownies from the book I love "100 Desserts"
What I had tried in those hotels, thier brownies texture are more firm & hard. But mine was like normal cake texture. I don't know where I went wrong, maybe the beating time?
Hope I can find out the mistake I made.
Here's the recipe :
- 120g dark chocolate
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 120g brown sugar
- 90g melted butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 60g flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- Finely chop the dark chocolate. Melt over a pot of simmering water.
- In a bowl, beat eggs & brown sugar with an electric mixer for about 8 minutes until thick.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Add melted butter & stir well. Stir in flour, salt & vanilla essence. Mix again. Lastly add walnuts & stir well.
- Pour batter into 20cm square tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for about 40 minutes. Leave it to cool & cut into pieces.
What is on my mine is... raisins.... You may add in some raisins. Kids sure love it. My 2 little kids finished the whole cakes in 2 days.I just manage to tried 1 slice. Hahahaa.....
Yesterday was Sunday, it was my rest day. But I'm so hardworking, I made breakfast for my kids "Mini Hotcakes" from my new baking book "No Bake Dessert Basics" adapted by Theresa Lai. I tried 1 portion, can make 11 mini hotcakes. They love it so much & request it for lunch again. Hahaa.... I said sure.... so Hotcakes for thier lunch again!
Recipe time :
- 75g self raising flour
- 40g sugar ( reduced )
- 50ml milk
- 1 egg
- 15g melted butter
- Beat egg & sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar dissolves, add melted butter & milk, mix well.
- Sieve self raising flour into the mixture, fold in gently to form a smooth batter.
- Grease a heated frying pan with a little oil.Drop small ladles of batter into the pan & cook over low heat till the hotcakes set & tiny bubbles expanded, turn over & cook the other side till golden brown. Repeat the process to use up the batter.
- Serve with fresh fruits, butter, honey or syrup.
Something special for kids, there will be something special for me & my hubby. Hahahaa.... I made Dhall Cakes. Recipe from my dear aunty. If you interested, please click here.
I love this so much. Thank you my dear aunty for sharing this superb recipe :D