Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rich Oreo Chocolate Brownie

It looks rather burn ... hahahha yup its burned orite ... so I have to call S.O.S for another birthday cake.  I'm not to sure what went wrong cos my cake dowan to set after 45mins its still runny... and I put it in longer can crank up the heat, left if for a while and it got burned hahaha haiz ... it tasted ok thou ... =D

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Source: Kak Rima

225g Butter
240g Cooking Chocolate (I used valrhona) [I used hershey]
3 grade A eggs
1 tsp Coffee Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
250g Castor Sugar (I used 200g but will definately stick to 250g next time)
60g Flour*
40g Cocoa Powder*
1/2 tbsp Baking Powder*
1 tsp Salt* (* mixed together)
1 1/2 packs Oreos Cookies - break & mix with 15g Flour (I used 1 pack)

1. Melt chocolate using double boiler.. add in butter and Stir till smooth... let it cool

2. Whisk eggs, coffee powder, vanilla essence and sugar till smooth. Add in chocolate mixture and stir till well combine. Fold in flour mixture and mix it slowly. Finally fold in Oreos..

3. Bake on a preheated oven of 170C for 45 min using 31x29x4cm brownie pan.

4. Once cool.. cut your brownie according to ur preference

Shrimp Cocktail

I have cooked shrimp cocktail before but this time round I use other recipe.  This is much lighter version.

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Source: Alison Roberts

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 iceberg lettuce, washed, shredded
  • 600g cooked school prawns, peeled (I marinate it with salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic and pan-fry)
  • Cocktail sauce

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) tomato sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) thin cream
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (I omit)
  • Dash of red Tabasco pepper sauce
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the cocktail sauce, combine the tomato sauce, cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the lettuce in 4 serving dishes/glasses. Top with the prawns and drizzle with the cocktail sauce. Serve immediately.

Jame's Jamaican Chicken

I have tried it once, I'm not trying it again.  Not a big fan of mixed and ground spices.  They have very strong and distinctive after taste... Some might like it lar ... Do try and give you comments.  Thanks

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Source: Nigella


  • 5 Whole bunches of spring onion chopped (yes, 5) 
  • 3 large cloves of Garlic minced
  • 2 bunches of fresh Thyme 
  • 3-4 Scotch Bonnet chilli peppers ( add as many as you think you can stand, they are seriously HOT though, they’re so strong you can feel the fug of chilli as you chop them) [I used red chilies and chili padis]
  • Qtr Cup of ground Allspice/Pimento 
  • 2 Tbsp spoons Crushed Black Peppercorns 
  • 1½ Tbsp spoons Salt 
  • 1 Tbsp spoon Mixed Spice
  • 1 Cup Water, or a little more if necessary

  1. Combine all and add the water to make a think paste. Now, I use a mortar and pestle to crush the spices so it’s a little rougher that shop bought ground stuff. Its very tiring, all the chopping and crushing, but its worth it in the end. 
  2. Portion 2 whole chickens into 8 pieces, wash in lemon or lime juice and water, rinse, then again squeeze the juice of two lemons or limes over the chicken, leave to soak for half an hour or longer, drain, then add all the marinade to the chicken pieces ( reserving a cupful for later ) and leave covered in fridge over night. I use a big steel bowl as the marinade is quite potent. Heat oven to 180. 
  3. Place chicken pieces in roasting tray, spoon marinade over and pop in oven. Every half hour or so turn the pieces and spoon over your remaining marinade over chicken and cook for 1 ½ to two hours. 
  4. Pop a Bob Marley CD in the player and serve it all up with a cool green salad, I also like to serve it with natural yoghurt with some grated cucumber and a teaspoon of mint sauce mixed in, like a Raita, to cool the mouth.

German Potatoes

I have fine tune the recipe hee hee ... cos normal German Potatoes are quite bland. So I decided to add seasoning here and there  and by baking it in the oven makes the bacon more crispy ...

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Canola Oil
Garlic (minced)
Onions (diced)
Turkey Bacon (cut into bits)
Salt & Black Pepper


Heat up oil and saute Turkey Bacon
Take the bacon out.  Use the bacon dripping add butter and saute garlic and onion still lightly brown
Add in potatoes (u may choose to half boil it) season with salt, pepper and paprika
Add in the bacon bits and mix well

For me I do the balance cooking in the oven

Happy Birthday to You!

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Took half day yesterday to cook up a storm.  Storm abis ... anyway I did not get anything for E this year ... Sad eh ...

I have been planning for this dinner for quite sometime.  Since he's been asking me to cook the Jamaican Chicken ( he saw Nigella cooked on tv) so I took down the recipe.  To company the chicken I cooked  German Potatoes which I got recipe from Mrs Farik and as for the Shrimp cocktail I stumbled upon it a few days ago. As for the 'burnt' Rich Oreo Chocolate Brownie I got it from Kak Rima @ www.bisousatoi.com.

Recipes will be on another post. aite