Sunday, January 31, 2010

SESAME COOKIES

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One of my favorite cookies, if you are like me prefer not so sweet biscuit this  Sesame Cookies are for you to try out, very crunchy and eggless too. You can shape it into the ball then flatten or use desired cookies cutter of your choice. Do take note, the dough must be placed in between the plastic sheet to avoid sticking to the board. If the dough is a bit sticky to work with, add a tablespoon or two flour.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

CUTTLEFISH SAMBAL

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This dish made of dried cuttlefish which is soaked for 1-2 hours to soften then cooked with blended dry chillies and tamarind juice. Best eaten with white rice or coconut milk rice. It is optional to add the shrimp paste (belacan) but mine done without it.

INGREDIENTS

2 large pieces dried cuttlefish, cut and soak for 1-2 hours
1 tablespoon tamarind add 1/2 cup water to extract juice
5 tablespoons oil
salt and sugar to taste

GRIND

20 dried chillies cut and soak
2 big onions
2 teaspoons shrimp paste (optional)

METHOD

1. Heat the oil, add the ground ingredients together with salt and sugar, fry until fragrant.

2. Add cuttlefish, fry for few minutes then add the tamarind juice.

3. Cook until semi dry and stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.

4. Check salt and sugar then remove from heat.

Source : Zarinah Anwar

Friday, January 29, 2010

CHICKEN PORRIDGE

Chicken Porridge Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

My children are craving for this Chicken Porridge since we had it quite sometime ago. It's simple comfort food and healthy too. Boil your own chicken stock to get best taste or you could use ready made chicken cube. Instead of chicken, thinly sliced meat or fish would be the best alternative. The following recipe serves 4-5 persons.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

BANANA BREAD MUFFIN

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There are various ways to bake your banana muffin but this one by far the best I've baked.  These are easy to whip up, hardly takes a few minutes and you can serve them for breakfast or as afternoon snack fresh  from the oven.

It's so moist and delicious, not overly sweet.  Instead of nuts you can replace with chocolate chip or dried fruit and the combinations are endless.

BANANA BREAD MUFFIN

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup chopped nut
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas mashed
1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 175C (350 degrees) and grease the muffin pan.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl..

3. Mash the banana, add in oil, vanilla  and egg. Now add the banana mixture into dry ingredients.  Mix in chopped nut, stir to combine.

4. Spoon batter into muffin pan 3/4 full.

5. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes then transfer  onto rack to cool completely.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CHINESE FRIED RICE


One of the simplest fried rice you could have cooked, using less spices and minimum ingredients but great taste. Occasionally love to cook this dish for my children.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup shelled prawn
1/2 cup chicken cubed
1/2 cup green peas
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 eggs beaten with pinch of salt
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon soya sauce
salt to taste

METHOD

1. Heat oil, pour beaten egg and scramble it.

2. Push the egg to the side of the pan, add garlic,prawn, salt and chicken cook until the colour changes.

3. Add rice, peas, soya sauce and black pepper, stir well.

4. Transfer onto a plate, serve hot.

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