Monday, November 30, 2009

Triple-Layer Chocolate Bars

The Triple-Layer Chocolate Bars sounds like difficult but it is easy to make and use just a few ingredients. I made these last night. Since it just takes 2 hours to set in the refrigerator, I wanted to wait to try these bars.  After cleaning the kitchen, my eyes and body just couldn't wait any longer. I went to bed early last night. So, we had one bar each as desserts for lunch today. Its just funny because, I was hesitated to take a bite. Chocolates are  my favorites and its the reason why I made these but I dunno why there was a hesitation.. LMAO!!! Well, hubby tried first then me. He said its delicious, chocolaty and very rich... One bar is good enough since my bars were a little too big.. I overlooked and had 15 big bars instead.... should have cut it a little smaller to get 24 bars as said in the recipe.... hehe..
Triple-Layer Chocolate Bars from Kraft Foods 

1 pkg (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
10 tbsp butter, divided
1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O White Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding, or any flavor (I used french vanilla flavor instead) 
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 
LINE 9-inch square pan with foil extending over edges to form handles. Microwave 4 of the chocolate squares and 5 Tbsp. of the butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add crumbs; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate 10 minutes. 

MICROWAVE 1/3 cup water and remaining 5 Tbsp. butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until butter is melted. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until well blended after each addition. Spread over crust. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm. 

MICROWAVE remaining 4 chocolate squares and cream in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Lift out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into 24 bars to serve.

  • It's best to use plastic bowl when mixing the pudding and use rubber or silicone spatula to spread over the crust.
  • For perfectly clean-cut, dip the sharp knife in warm water, wipe it dry between cuts.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  • It is not necessary to use the indicated brands, you can use the local brands, they are just as good. :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. A wonderful reminder for us to be thankful and express gratitude. We were invited to have the Thanksgiving dinner at our close friend's home, so that means, I do not have to cook.. hehe.. Being, so far away from my family, they made us feel like a part of their family. I made a short speech to thank them while we were eating. Their mom felt so touched, she had tears in her eyes and gave me a hug....

Well, it was the traditional thanksgiving dinner,  and plenty of food.. and they were so delicious... I love the devils eggs, the sweet potatoes with  marshmallows and the coleslaw. Hubby loves the dressing, turkey drumsticks and the sweet potatoes. We even had our second rounds. Lol!!! For desserts, she made her delicious orange cake and chocolate pudding.. YUMMY!!!

From the bottom of my heart, I wanna thank Hales family for their friendship and to all my readers for your support. Thank you. ♥♥♥   


I was so hungry, and I dint take good pictures... So what you had for thanksgiving dinner?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lunch invitation and Battered French Fries

We were invited to eat deer meat at our friend's house. I don't think I ever had deer meat before. Although the deer meat was a little tough, some of it I can shred it with my fork and dip my rolls in it. I also like the chicken and the coleslaw. Excellent!!!! I wanted to take pictures of the deer meat but I was like so hungry, cant wait to eat, only managed to get a few pics on my plate after a few bites.. hehe.. Whenever, we were invited to have lunch or dinner over at our friend's place, they never disappoint us with their cooking. It's always yummy!!!!

After lunch, we played corn toss game at the yard. They said I am getting better at the game, even though I only a beginner. I never knew this game ever exist  until I came to this town. Corn toss is quite a popular game in this area. My partner and I, won 2 games but my hubby and his partner lose in all the games... It don't matter whether we win or lose, what matters most is that we had a great, fun time with good friends. :)

When we reached home at night, we were little hungry, so I prepared something easy and fast.. French fries.. I don't want to just have ordinary French Fries, something simple yet a little fancy with some dips. I made some dips; Aioli and Herb Mayo (Aioli is classic French garlic mayonnaise which is particularly good served with French Fries.. It was yummy...

Battered French Fries with Aioli and Herb Mayo

Left dip: Herb Mayonnaise, Right dip: Aioli

4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced 

1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
water to mix

Combine flour, chilli powder and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk in sufficient water to make a smooth batter. Dip the sliced potatoes into batter. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and drain on paper towels. To serve, arrange fries on a platter with the dips. 

4-5 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 garlic
1 egg yolk

Put all the ingredients in the food processor.

Herb Mayo
4-5 tbsp Mayonnaise
handful of cilantro, basil, parsley, tarragon - finely chop

Stir the herbs into the mayonnaise.

  • You can add salt to taste in the batter but without salt is also as good.
  • For Aioli, instead of using the food processor, finely mince/pound the garlic. In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Leftover dips, keep in the refrigerator.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Serunding (Coconut & Beef)

I always like to put a lot of serunding when I eat longtong, ketupat, rice or even on the bread.  I love the serunding  made by my mom's friend. She made it so yummy!! Serunding also reminds me of Hari Raya, because when ever there is longtong and ketupat, there's always serunding.

At first, I thought of combining the beef and coconut but than I decided to separate the two.  One is the original serunding that is is basically a dish of grated coconut fried with spices. The other one, serunding daging. It is the bone-dry, floss version of rendang that has a long shelf-life and needs no refrigeration. You may think cooking the serunding is hard but it is actually easy. The part where you have to shred the coconut and the beef, just takes a long time and your fingers ouch!! hehe...

My gurl friend gave me the recipe for serunding daging after I saw the photo. Looks yummy and I just had to give it a try... Thanks gurl.. :)

Serunding daging (Beef Floss)

1 kg lean beef
500ml coconut milk
1 tbsp coriander seeds
vegetable oil
sugar and salt 

Spice paste:
15 dried chillies, seeded and soaked
2 inch ginger
5 lemon grass, finely sliced (I didn't use this since I can't get it here)
1 inch galangal, sliced ( I didn't use this since I can't get it here)
500 gm onions
10 cloves garlic

Cut the beef into large chunks. Place in a casserole pot and pour in enough water to cover the beef. Bring to a boil, or until beef is tender. Remove beef, drain and cool. When cooled, lightly pound the meat to break up the grain. Shred the beef finely.

Dry roast the spices separately until aromatic. Coarsely crushed the coriander seeds.

Blend all the spice paste ingredients finely – add a little coconut milk to make sure the paste is fine. Combine the shredded beef and spice paste. Toss to mix well. Heat a little oil in a wok. Fry the marinated beef, stirring constantly. Pour in the coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Then season to taste with salt and sugar. When the mixture is almost dry, add the coarsely coriander seeds. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture is very dry, crumbly, and has turned to floss. Remove from heat and cool completely before storing in a dry, air-tight container.  

Serunding (Coconut)
No exact measurement for this serunding, as this is my recipe. After searching so many serunding recipes, I just decided to do my way..  It is not the best, but its good for me..

Freshly shredded coconut (from 1 coconut)
blended onion, garlic, ginger and dried chillies
turmeric powder
coriander seeds and fennel seeds

Dry roast the coriander and fennel seeds until aromatic. Coarsely crushed the spices. Heat oil and fry blended ingredients till fragrance arise.Add shredded coconut. Mix well. Season with salt and sugar and add the coarsely crushed spices. Constantly mixed all the ingredients, fry over low heat and till dry. Remove from heat and cool completely before storing in a dry, air-tight container.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


In Singapore, I never had to open a coconut and shred it myself. It is much easier to get fresh shredded coconut from the store or market. There is a store, next to my block in Singapore that has the coconut shredder machine to shred the coconut meat in seconds. He would have some already open, just waiting to be shredded.. and when ever I'm getting fresh shredded coconut, he would always asked me, " Mau ada kulit atau tak da kulit?" (want with or without the skin) and I would say "Tak mau kulit" (without the skin). In Tennessee, I do not have an "apek" store next block so I have to do it all by myself. So how to open a coconut???? The first time, it took me so many hours to open using the hammer and knife and then still have to shred. Lol!!! After learning the steps of opening a coconut from the web, it  is so easy and took me shorter time than before.. hehe...

To open the the coconut, you'll need towel, hammer, large nail and screwdriver. Be sure to have the hammer, nail and screwdriver clean before using on the coconut.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Using the hammer and nail to poke a hole in all the eyes of the coconut. Use the screwdriver to enlarge the holes. Drain out the coconut water in bowl. Place it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until you hear a pop sound (that means it had cracked).

Using a pot holder to remove the coconut from the oven (be careful because the coconut is hot). Hit it with a hammer until it splits. Do not knock the coconut on the counter top, please use the hard floor. Tap the shell with the hammer until the meat falls away from the shell. Pry the white coconut meat from the inner husk by using a small knife.

After rinsing in clean water, the pieces of coconut can then be shredded using a  shredder. Shred the pieces of coconut slowly and patiently. I still do get small cuts from shredding the coconut meats.. so be careful when handling the knife and shredder. You can also use the the food processor to grate the coconut meat; use pulse to your desired texture.

Once you taste freshly shredded coconut, you will never want to buy the dry dessicated coconut flakes from the store again.. and you'll be able to enjoy fresh coconut anytime.

My relatives in Malaysia had made nice little astray from the coconut husk. It look really nice so I took one as a souvenir and bring it to the US for decoration.

  • Make sure the coconut water smells and taste sweet. If the coconut water does not taste sweet, then the coconut is inedible.
  • Do not throw the coconut water away, you can drink it immediately or use it to mix with the grated coconut to make the coconut milk/cream.
  • It is best to use right away when it's at its freshest. 
  • Fresh coconut meat can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six days and kept in the freezer for one to two months.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mee Siam

Mee Siam is a popular dish in Singapore and Malaysia.. A  dish of thin rice noodles(vermicelli) in spicy, sweet and sour light gravy. Mee Siam is often served with dried or fried bean curd, boiled egg, lime, sambal and garnish with Chinese chives and spring onion. Some people would add taugeh (beansprouts) mixed in the thin rice noodles but I do not like the taugeh so I always omit taugeh in my cooking..

I called my mom to guide me because I only like the way she cooked it. My Mee Siam was simple, just boiled egg and chopped chives. Although my gravy had the spicy, sweet and sour taste, I think there was something missing. Since it was my first time, I think it was a good try. As my hubby do not usually eat spicy food, he said my Mee Siam was too spicy. He only had a little serving of my Mee Siam so I had to finish the Mee Siam myself... Lucky I did not cooked a lot, if not, Mee Siam would be my food for the week.. Lol!!

I am sorry that I am unable to share my Mee Siam recipe but here are some links that I found on the internet.

Singapore Mee Siam 
Big Oven

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mocha Cheesecake

This lovely recipe is from my friend in VA. She said she and mocha have something in common... LMAO!!!!

My hubby drinks a lot of coffee and this cheesecake is good for him. When he came home for lunch today, I just had to let him try the cheesecake before he goes back to work. So... after he takes the first bite, he gave me, thumbs up and said "bake this cheesecake from now on..."  I was so happy that he likes it.

But initially... After I took out the cheesecake from the oven, I thought I had baked it too long, that's why there were some cracks. It also rose high, then I left it to cool down and later, when I checked on it again, it already shrunk.. lol.. I thought my cheesecake won't be any good.. It was funny too because, I didn't take the first bite, I let hubby do the honor. Lol!!(dont tell him, he is my "guinea pig" to try all my cookings.. just kidding hun... but I guess he already know... hehe). Then I took my first bite and I really think the mocha cheesecake is so yum yum delicious!!  It tasted like the store cheesecake or perhaps even better than the store cheesecake.. Lol!!! Although the top is not pretty as the ones at the stores, the taste, was superb. We really enjoy a good cheesecake!

Many thanks Zee.♥♥♥  I'll bake one for you when you come visit..;)

Mocha Cheesecake

2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 32 wafers) (I used vanilla wafers and add 2 tsp of cocoa)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

3 packages (8ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided

In a bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour and beat well. Add eggs, beating on low speed just until combined.

In a small bowl, combine cream and coffee; let stand for 1 min.

Then add to the cream cheese mixture with vanilla; beat just until mixed. Stir in 3/4 cup choc chips. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with the remaining choc chips.

Bake at 325 F on the middle rack for 50 mins or until center is almost set.

Cool on wire rack for 1 hr. Refrigerate overnight. Removes sides of pan let stand at room temperature for 30mins before slicing.

  1. If you want to bake this cheesecake, I would advise to bake it one day earlier since you need to bake and keep it in the refrigerator for few hours (at least) or overnight before you finally slice the cheesecake.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Let's use Fabric shopping bag

I strongly recommend you to check out, Green Bag Lady if you want to eliminate plastic bags. Teresa, the Green Bag Lady who started this project  in early 2008, gives out free handmade fabric shopping bags at the Green Bag Lady events. I got my bag at Nashville Farmer's Market when they had their event there. I used it right away but did not take picture with the bag. This is my recent picture after our groceries shopping @ Walmart.

You can also get the pattern if you gonna make it yourself. I have some extra fabrics but no sewing machine. I am still waiting for hubby to get me Elna sewing machine then I'll make a few more fabric shopping bags.. Yay!!!

Thank you, Teresa for the bag and I will always put it to good use!

Let's Go green, live green and stay green! ♥♥♥

Monday, November 09, 2009

Roti Prata

Roti Prata is a pancake bread. This is a Singaporean and Malaysian (In Malaysia is it known as Roti Canai) Indian dish, an all time favorite suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper. Roti means bread in  Malay and Indian languages, while Prata means flat. Many Indian food outlets, serve not only plain prata or egg prata but many flavorings such as banana, chocolate, cheese, ice-cream, onion and a lot more. Roti prata is commonly served with curry or you can just have it with sugar, if you do not like curries.

After many unsuccessful attempts making roti prata, today, yess.. today, I managed to almost get it right. I need more practice to get that right texture and taste. It takes a lot of practice to be like a skilled prata man to transform the small, elastic dough ball into a paper-thin sheet prata. I don't think I can easily master the flipping and throwing part.. haha.. I found this roti prata recipe online. It was simple and easy to follow. Thanks Mama FaMi for posting the recipe. :)

Roti Prata/Roti Canai ( Mr. Niceghost33 from forum cari. com. my)

3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups water
1 tbsp margarine (I used butter)
salt to taste
2 tbsp condensed milk
1 tbsp cooking oil
extra margarine
  1. Mix water, salt and condensed milk.
  2. Sift the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add the liquid mixture bit by bit if kneading manually or pour the whole amount into the flour if using machine.
  3. Then add the cooking oil and margarine.
  4. Knead to form a soft dough. Leave it covered with a damp cloth for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 portions and mold into balls.
  6. Coat the balls all over with margarine so that the dough won't stick to each other. Leave to rest for 2 hours (minimum).
  7. Spread one ball at a time on a smooth greased surface to form a very thin layer. Fold the four sides into the middle, flatten and fry on a hot pan with a little bit of oil. ( The picture above is not a flatten roti prata with folded sides. What I did was.... flatten the dough, pull the sides to get a thinner sheet, then rolled or bring the sides to the center to form a long dough, hold upwards and swirl the dough and flatten it again.) 
You can also check out Mama FaMi website for this recipe and step by step pics for Roti Prata. Since, I have to wait a few hours for the dough to rest, I should make more roti prata, save it in the freezer for future bites.. hehe.. I had this roti prata with fish curry. I will post on the fish curry tomorrow. :-)

Enjoy!!! ♥♥♥

here some kuih I made last Sunday. Made them in the morning to have them for lunch......

Friday, November 06, 2009

Telur Masak Kicap (Fried Egg in Sweet Soy Sauce)

This is the easiest dish to make... If you do not mind the soy sauce, try it.. hehe.. A lot of Singaporean and Malaysian loves to use Habhal Kicap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce), I think  this is the best brand for Kicap Manis. I brought one bottle Habhal Kicap Manis to US but unfortunately, even after I wrapped the bottle with bubble wrap and lotsa newspapers, it got broken in my bag that I checked in. Unable to save any drops and all my things soaked with soy sauce!! :(

If you do not have the sweet soy sauce then mix light soy sauce and dark sauce and some sugar, I used more light and less dark one. No need salt at all..

4 eggs,
1 small onion - slice
1 garlic - slice
1 green chilli - thinly slice
light soy sauce
dark soy sauce
  1. Fry the eggs. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the abt 1 tsp sambal, light soy sauce and dark sauce together in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a little oil (I used the oil from frying the eggs). Add in garlic. Fry till fragrant.
  4. Add the onion and green chilli. Fry till slightly soft.
  5. Pour in the soy sauce mixture and 1 tsp sugar and stir for a while and remove from heat.
  6. Pour the sauce onto the eggs.
  7. Sprinkle some chopped spring onions and ready to serve. 

Here is hubby's plate. He put the food on his plate nicely and told me to take a picture of his plate.. :)

Besides the fried egg in sweet sauce, I also made my teriyaki ginger chicken.

Just a side track a bit... A picture of family and friends from Singapore that I miss so much..
I am gonna add more pictures on this wall...  hehe..

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Tuna Mornay

I was feeling like having some French food last night. So I browsed through my recipes books and found Tuna Mornay!! Looks easy and it was easy. We had Tuna Mornay with slices of bread but about 1 hr later, both of us were hungry again.. haha.. Instead of me messing the kitchen  again, we drove to Sonic for some junior burgers and fries.. Lol!!!

What is Mornay?? Mornay sauce is a classic French sauce, a cheese and milk sauce made combining a roux with milk and adding Parmesan or Gruyere cheese. When making Mornay sauce, it is best to use hard or semi-hard cheeses. You can get away with some jack cheeses or hard goat cheeses. Bad choices of cheeses would be brie, blue cheese, cream cheese and fresh mozzarella . French tend to avoid any but white  cheeses when making Mornay sauce. I used shredded mozzarella, still looks creamy consistency but of course not the authentically French.☻ Mornay sauce is often served with vegetables, seafood or poultry dishes. It can be mixed in with pasta to make variant macaroni or alfredo or even lasagna. 

Tuna Mornay 
recipe from Step-by-Step Comfort Food
Serves 4 

60g (2-/14 oz) butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
500ml (2 cups) milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
90g (3/4 cup) grated cheese (I used shredded mozzarella cheese and Parmesan flakes)
600g (1 lb 5 oz) tin tuna in brine, drained
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 hard boiled egg, chopped
25g (1/3 cup) breadcrumbs (I used the Kikkoman Panco Japanese style breadcrumbs)
paprika, to season
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C / Gas 4). Melt the butter in a pan, then add the flour and stir over low heat for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add the milk gradually, stirring until smooth between each addition.
  2. Return the pan to the heat and stir constantly until the sauce boils and thickens. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, whisk in the mustard and 60g (1/2 cup) cheese until smooth.
  3. Flake the tuna with a fork, and mix into the sauce. Add the parsley and egg and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into 4 (250ml) (1 cup) ramekins (If you do not have these ramekins, you can use any other oven proof dish, like in the picture). Mix together the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese and sprinkle over the mornay. Dust with paprika. Bake for 15-20 minute, or until the topping is golden brown.

Becareful when handling the ramekins when removing from the oven, they are very hot.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Kuih Bakar (Pandan Sesame Cake)

Kuih Bakar is a soft sweet pandan flavored kuih with sesame seed on top. Yes, they are one of my favorite kuih but I never thought of making them (in Singapore) because they can be easily found at most of the Malay stalls. Since I am very far away from the Malay stalls, to eat them, I have to make them myself.

Making kuih bakar was not that hard, as I thought it would be. It was easy and fast. I do not know how to get my kuih bakar to be darker green. Since the pandan leaf did not leave dark green color to my batter, I added the green food color and pandan flavoring essence. I do not like the pandan flavoring essence because it has no pandan taste or smell, more like peanutty smell. I don't use the pandan flavoring essence often but I do not want to throw it away either., so once a while, I just use it....  How do you make pandan paste?  Put the pandan leaves and blend it into a paste???? Can anyone help me?

My kuih bakar do not look as great as the ones I saw Za's blog, Stay At Home Mom and other blogs and also at the Malay stalls. :( I decided to use Za's recipe instead the one from my recipe book. Despite the pale green color, my kuih were not too bad actually. They were sweet and soft. I just have to practice more to perfect it.

Left pic- before putting it in to the oven
Right pic - after removing it from the oven

Recipe from Za, Stay At Home Mom
(Quantity: 30 pieces kuih from this recipe)

1 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour + 1/2 tsp salt (mix)
2-1/4 cups of coconut milk
4 large eggs
2 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of pandan paste + 1 cup water (mix) (I used one pandan leaf and mix into the batter and add a few drops of the green food color and pandan flavoring essence)
sesame seeds - as much as you want

Pre-heat oven to 325F. and greased the muffin pan (I used the spray canola oil).
Beat the eggs, then add milk, butter and pandan paste mixture. Stir until well combined.
Pour into the flour + sugar mixture and use a whisk to mix the ingredients till smooth. (I used a sieve to filter the batter into the muffin pan)
Pour the mixture to fill 3/4 of the muffin pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Fried Bee Hoon

I miss eating mee or bee hoon goreng mama. They are simply Fried Noodles. The word mama refers to Indian  man. So whenever, we say mee goreng  mama, it refers to the Indian Fried Noodles. I have eaten the worst mee goreng mama and the best mee goreng mama. I like the mee goreng mama at Beach Road. For $2.50 or $3.00 (cant remember the cost) per plate, you get  your noodles with ground mutton, diced potatoes, vegetables and maybe some diced tofu in your noodles. At some other places, you just get noodles with vegetables. Yucks!

My mom always have a tub of blended onions, garlic and chillies in the refrigerator. They come in handy when she  wants to cook fried rice or noodles and some other dishes. Here, in TN, I do the same thing too.  I made a  tub of onion, garlic and ginger and another tub of onion, garlic and chilli. I saw a chilli paste with soy bean oil at Wang's Asian store in Nashville and got 1 bottle to see if its any good. Oh my.. they are simply delicious. Its mild hot but to me, its not even hot at all. I love the taste with the crunchy shrimp and fish in the paste. The chilli paste has been cooked and you can use it as a sandwich spread. I am getting more bottles when I go to Wang's again. :)

Recently, I found a website "Welcome To Rozzan's Shared Recipes" that have a recipe to make the mama's sambal. I am sure to make the sambal so I can have my very own mee goreng mama.. hehe.. :)

My style Fried Bee Hoon
Serves 2

215g Bee Hoon (Soak the dry bee hoon in hot water first to soften.)
1 tbsp of my blended onions,garlic and ginger (U can use 1 small onion, diced for this recipe)
1 green chilli - thinly sliced
Cabbage - shredded (about a handful)
1 potatoes - diced and boiled
1 tomato - diced
3/4 cup ground cooked beef
1 egg
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of vegetable oil

I mixed these together for my sambal 
2 tbsp chilli paste
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  1. Heat pan, add oil and fry onion for a few minutes, then the green chilli and cabbage. 
  2. Add sambal, tomato, ground beef, potato and salt. Then add the noodles. Stir until all well combined. 
  3. Make a hole in the center and break the egg. Let the egg half cook before mix together with the noodles. 
  4. Once all well mixed, turn off heat. 
  5. Serve with fried egg, slices of cucumber and chilli/tomato sauce.
  • It is much easier to use a wok than large pan. (it is little messy using a large pan coz I do not have a wok here)
  • Cook the egg first in a smaller pan, scramble, half cook and let it aside before adding to the noodles.
  • If want your fried noodles to be slightly wet, pour some water (1/2 cup) to the noodles before turning off the heat.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

S&SB: White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Sweet and Simple Bakes has chosen white chocolate & orange cookies. The light, orangey and chocolate flavor is so delicious. I cannot help eating them the minute I cooled the cookies of the cooling rack! Thumbs up for the cookies... I am sure to make them again...

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies
Makes 2 dozen

115g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar (superfine)
1 egg
Grated zest of 1 orange (2 to 3 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ baking powder
¼ tsp salt
225g white chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)

Preheat the oven to 190oC/170oC fan oven/375oF/Gas mark 5.
Beat the butter and sugar. Add the egg, orange zest and vanilla extract.Sift together the dry ingredients.
Stir the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the butter mixture and combine.
Roll into balls. Use your fingers to flatten onto a non-stick baking sheet 5cm/2in apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
When cool, store in an airtight container for up to four to five days.

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