Saturday, November 12, 2011

COFFEE & CHOCOLATE PUDDING (EGGLESS)

Coffee & Chocolate Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I'd seen this Coffee & Chocolate Pudding  in various blogs and really tempted to try. Have turned the recipe into eggless version by replacing an egg with yogurt.

Also baking it in a deep  1.5 liter oven proof  pudding dish  instead of ramekin. This pudding is a breeze to make and really yummy.  It was dark and so moist, they never last long in my house.  Never imagined  that with this simple ingredients can become such  a delicious treat!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

RENDANG AYAM


This chicken rendang is slow cooked in spicy coconut milk until the chicken is tender and almost dry.

It is popular during festive occasions or wedding in South East Asian countries.  To avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan, stir constantly and make use of your  non stick utensil if you have. Adjust the dry chili used according to your tolerance, normally this is quite spicy with a hint of sweetness.

Best eaten with rice cake (lontong), flavored rice or flat bread. In fact this chicken rendang compliments well with  the pumpkin pulao.

CHICKEN RENDANG
Serves   4-5

1.2 kg - 1.6 kg  whole chicken cut into 12  fat removed and cleaned
2 pieces turmeric leaf
2 pieces fragrant lime leaf
3 C  coconut milk
salt and sugar to taste
3 TB cooking oil


GRIND INTO PASTE
20 shallot
3 cloves garlic
1 in ginger
1 in galangal
3 stalk lemongrass cut into small
25 dry chili (soak in hot water to soften)
2 TB roasted grated coconut



DIRECTION

Dry roast the grated coconut until light brown.  Set aside to cool.

Heat oil in the non stick deep frying pan, add in spice paste and fry until fragrant.

Add in chicken pieces, stir until well coated with spices about 5 minutes.

Now add the  coconut milk, turmeric leaf, and  lime leaves.  Bring to the boil and continue to cook uncovered till chicken is tender, then reduce the heat and cook till quite dry, stirring constantly to prevent burning.

Add  salt and sugar,  remove from heat.  Serve with rice cake, flat bread or flavored rice.



Monday, November 7, 2011

PUMPKIN PULAO

Pulao Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

You  might have eaten  pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread or pumpkin pancake but have you tried Pumpkin Pulao?  It  is an easy and irresistible recipe with  pumpkin and basmati rice. This nourishing pulao has a lot of flavors and very satisfying meal. It goes very well with raita and meat dishes but far simpler and quicker to prepare..

This wonder vegetable is loaded with Vitamin A and anti-oxidant, good source of Vitamin C. K. E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium and iron.

Friday, November 4, 2011

ULTIMATE OATMEAL COOKIES


Looking for a healthier version of oatmeal cookies?  This recipe for Oatmeal Cookies is just what you need. It is made with rolled oat and less sugar. I have added mixed peel and raisin which is easily replaced with dried cranberries, dried peaches or cherries. If you dough is sweeten by raisin, just add only a quarter cup of sugar but this is entirely up to you.

This cookies makes a great lunch box treat and  is perfect for cooking with your kids.

ULTIMATE OATMEAL COOKIES
Yield     :    40 cookies

1  C all purpose flour
1+1/2 C  rolled oat
1/2 C  vegan butter melted/oil
1/4 - 1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C  mixed peel
1/2 C  raisin
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-2 TB water


DIRECTION

Preheat oven @ 160 C.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Whisk together butter and sugar.

Now add butter mixture to the flour, stir to combine.

Add in mixed peel and raisin, forms into soft dough, if too crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.

Pinch dough into small ball and flatten slightly. Place balls onto baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes (cookies will seem underdone but do not overbake). Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for 5 minutes.

Transfer onto rack to cool. When completely cool, store in an airtight container.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RED BEAN SWIRL BREAD

Red  Bean Swirl Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

My boy is a great fan of red bean, anything stuff with this, he happily devoured them. Oh gosh, he can easily eat a loaf of this red bean swirl bread at one sitting!

This recipe yields a decent loaf, it is stuffed with red bean (use store bought) but you are free to substitute the filling with savory or others according to your taste. Since it is such a hit at my home, I thought I would share this recipe so you could also enjoy this incredible bread as much as we did.

Red  Bean Swirl Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com