Monday, April 11, 2011

ORANGE BLACK SESAME CAKE



This is almost a fat free and low calorie cake. It  is best served for those looking to watch  their waistlines. These are so amazing and easy to make.

So far I never tried the combination of orange marmalade, banana and black sesame seed in a single cake but surprisingly they work well together,  fantastic yet so light. Give it a try then you know what I mean...

ORANGE BLACK SESAME CAKE
Yield    7 in loaf

1 1/2  C  all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2  TB  orange marmalade
1/4  C caster sugar
1/4  C  milk
2 TB melted butter
1/4  tsp salt
3 medium banana mashed
2  TB  toasted black sesame

METHOD

*   Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease 7 in pan.

*   Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine flour, sugar and 1 tablespoon sesame seed in a mixing bowl.

*  Whisk together banana, milk and marmalade in a small bowl.

*   Combine dry and wet ingredients, stir until just incorporated.

*   Pour into greased pan, sprinkle with remaining black sesame seed  and cook for  25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

*   Let sit 5 minutes in the pan, transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to  Recipe Contest


Friday, April 8, 2011

KOLEH KOLEH / GREEN BEAN PUDDING

Koleh Koleh / Green Bean Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Koleh Koleh / Green Bean Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

It is a traditional dessert of Malaysia and Singapore, made of green bean flour, coconut milk and palm sugar. If  palm sugar unavailable, you can use dark brown  sugar instead.

This can be prepared by steaming or stirring over stove top until thicken. I use 2nd method. Traditionally they are garnished with coconut crumbs but I omit this, just sprinkle with toasted sesame seed for garnish.

My mum used to prepare them but at that time, you can't get the green bean flour so you've to do it from scratch. It's tedious process but it tasted fabulous  and so fragrant. Now I tried to re-create them using Zarinah Anwar's recipe from the book called The MPH Cookbook.

Koleh Koleh / Green Bean Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DINNER ROLLS IN ONE HOUR

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These are fantastic rolls and a tasty companion to many a meal.  I made a trial batch, they disappeared in no time. Another tip is, instead of using more flour, grease your hand with butter that makes shaping such a breeze. They are perfect if you need fresh home made rolls in a snap.Yummy!

DINNER ROLLS IN ONE HOUR
Adapted from Great Holiday Baking Book by
Beatrice Ojakangas

2 1/2 C all purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
5 T dry milk
2 T sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C warm water
3 T melted butter
2 T EVOO ( I use vegetable oil)

METHOD

*  Mix flour, yeast,milk, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.

*  Add water and oil, stir and mix until a sticky dough is formed. Let sit for 5 minutes.

*  Oil  your baking pan. Place dough on a floured board, using extra flour if needed, divide dough into 10 balls.

*  Place balls onto prepared pan, let rise in a warm place for 25 minutes. Preheat oven @ 190 C towards the end of raising time.

*  Drizzle the melted butter over the rolls. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 4-8-11  

Monday, April 4, 2011

MINI QUICHE

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In French cuisine, a quiche is an oven baked dish made with milk or cream and egg in a pastry crust. The . pastry shell is filled with cooked vegetables or  precooked  meat and cheese are often added to the egg mixture before it is baked.  It is normally served during lunch, dinner or breakfast according to your personal preference.

This is my first attempt baking a quiche. For a healthier choice, I had cut down the butter used but overall they are excellent and a big hit with my family.  Precooked fresh vegetables if you're using them but now I'd added canned corn kernel and green peas  for this recipe..


MINI QUICHE
Yield  9 portion

PASTRY
1 1/2 C self raising flour
1/2  C milk
5  TB butter
1 TB sugar
1/4  tsp salt

METHOD

*  Heat together in a pot, butter, milk, sugar and salt until butter is melted.

*  Remove from heat, quickly add the flour, forms into a dough..

FILLING
3/4  C  milk
1  onion chopped
5  TB  corn kernel
5  TB  green peas
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2  tsp fresh/ dried  basil
3/4  TB  corn flour
1/2  C  grated cheese
1  tomato cut for decoration

METHOD

*   Heat oil, fry onion until light brown, add corn and green peas.  Fry for a minute, sprinkle with pepper  and salt. Remove from heat.

*   Combine together milk and corn flour, make sure no lumps. Keep aside.

TO ASSEMBLE

*  Grease your muffin pan. Roll out dough, cut out into round using 2 in cookies cutter, Press dough into side and base of muffin pan. Prick bottom with fork. Preheat oven @ 180 C.

*  Place  1 1/2 tablespoons of filling, pour the milk mixture up to 3/4 full. Sprinkle grated cheese and basil, dot with small piece of tomato.

*  Bake  @ 180 C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set.

*  Cool in pan 5 minutes, remove and cool on rack.

Linking to  Aspiring Bakers 6
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

FRUITY AGAR AGAR

Fruity Agar Agar Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

We're experiencing hot weather recently and the this is the best time to enjoy cold dessert. My son volunteered to cook this simple agar agar since this is also his favorite dessert.

This Fruity Agar Agar is the most basic and easiest way to prepare. Mix up everything and bring to boil, That's it. Pour into rinsed mold and let them set. My son uses clear agar agar but added fresh fruit to them. You can add any flavoring of your choice. The possibilities are endless as to the shape and color, just use your imagination and creativity to create.

Fruity Agar Agar Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com