Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Caramel Cake

I've done this before ... the link is below. Erm I think previous attempt was much better.

Click here for recipe.

Ferrero Rocher Brownie

Source: Kak Rima

For Brownie:
113g unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped - Kak Rima used 55% valrhona (I used normal choc)
96g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
250g sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
120g all-purpose flour
12 Ferrero Rocher candies, sliced in half

For the Nutella Buttercream:
60g unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup Nutella
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
150g confectioners' sugar (icing)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 165deg C. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted - i melted butter and pour it over my valrhona

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.

4. Spread 1/2 the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of Ferrero Rocher candies and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter. Bake for 30 minutes; do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

6. Prepare the Nutella Frosting. In a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and Nutella until fully combined. Add in the vanilla extract, confectioners' sugar and heavy cream and mix on low speed until all sugar is incomporated. Turn mixer to medium-high speed and beat the frosting for about to minutes. The frosting will be thich, smooth and creamy. Frost cooled brownies and slice before serving.

The Shepherd's Pie

Not your normal Hari Raya dish but my mom requested for 2 medium trays of shepherd's pie.  

I also have some friends asking for this recipe ... I like to make changes from time to time cos there's no right or wrong shepherd's pie.  This recipe has gone a lot of changes ... in school, Secondary 2 to be exact, it was a super basic pie ... its just potatoes season with salt and pepper, filling was minced chicken, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and abit of butter to finish off ...

So you see this recipe has evolve for the passed 16yrs ... and I kept adding more ingredient to the recipe ... to make it AWESOME!

  • Boil potatoes for 1 to 1 1/2hr depending on the quantity and size of the potatoes
  • Once cooked, drained and peel the jacket (if you boil together with the jacket). Season with salt and pepper.  Butter and milk are optional. Mashed and mix till smooth or leave bits and pieces of chunks are ok too.

potatoes - use russet potatoes (scrub clean and boil with jacket on til cook)
salt and pepper to taste

soft butter
parmesan cheese

  •  Minced meat (I used beef - the choice is yours)
  • Garlic and ginger - chop, onion - diced
  • *Optional - Tomatoes, capsicums, mushroom (put can, don't put also can, put other things also can)

  •  Seasoning - Tomato sauce, salt, pepper, black pepper
  • *Optional - Blended chili
  • Oil to fry

  • Sautee garlic, ginger and onions
  • Once soft add in the minced meat
  • Mix well
  • The liquid will come from the meat cook til the liquid dry up

  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Continue to cook it for 5mins
  • *Optional - add blended chili (can omit) and cook it for 10 to 15mins or until its well cook [add black pepper once its half way cook]

  •  Off the heat
  • Add tomato sauce and the *Optional ingredients such as tomato, capsicum and mushroom
  • Mix well and put aside ... let it cool before use

Use a good quality Mozzarella Cheese!

  • grease aluminum tray, pyrex or oven-prove dish with butter.
  • take 1/2 of the potato mixture and line the bottom of the dish
  • then take a generous amt of filling and layer it on top of the lined potato mixture
  • cover it with mozzarella cheese
  • take the remaining mixed potatoes and cover the filling
  • dot the top with butter (I have none left hahha)
  • add generous amt of mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake it for abt 10min on a pre-heat oven of 190C or until the cheese has melted and turn golden brown

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kek Lapis Cadbury (1st try)

1st try ... Its not that successful I guess ... and its super thick ... might try again ... will see how lol.

Source: Rozzan


500 gm mentega
10 biji telur
150 gm gula
100 gm tepung biskut marie
1 peket santan serbuk (50 gm) [I did not use this but I use 150g of biskut marie instead)
100 gm susu manis
180 gm tepung gandum
coklat cadbury secukupnya (saya gunakan cokelat Van Houten) [I used cadbury and I think need to get 2 box for 1 batch)

1) Pukul mentega dan gula hingga kembang.
2) Masukkan telur satu persatu hingga habis.
3) Masukkan tepung biskut marie, tepung gandum, santan dan susu. Gaul rata.
4) Bakar lapisan pertama hingga masak.
5) Ratakan adunan untuk lapisan kedua dan susun coklat cadbury.
6) Bakar hingga masak. Ulang hingga habis.

Gunakan Loyang 9”x9” (saya gunakan 8"x8")

Catitan Saya:
1) Saya buat dua lapisan berwarna dan cuma bubuh cokelat pada setiap lapisan (plain) ketiga jer. 2) Gunakan api grill sahaja dgn suhu kira-kira 200 darjah Celsius.
3) Masa membakar kira-kira 1 jam 20 minit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Almost Famous Cookies

For this coming Raya ... this is the only cookies I made (want to send to LA ... fuuuh I've never been to LA before but my cookies will reach there anytime soon... LOL!).  Cos MIL has her stash for Raya goodies and my friend, Nurul gave me Cornflakes Macaroons.  I do not want to bake more cookies cos last year was such a waste.  So I am contented with small amount of goodies this year.

But ... this year I will try some of the cake recipes that I saw online.  I hope it turns out well lah.

250g salted butter,softened (i used SCS)
200g light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp coffee oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats,processed to bits in a chopper (i put nestum instead)
1/4 cup ground almonds (i omit this)
1/2 cup of your favourite nuts,chopped finely (optional)(i put in chopped hazelnut)
1 pack of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips OR chocolate chunks 
300g self-raising flour 


This is the most important step,at least 2 hours before,or the night before,beat the egg with the vanilla and the coffee oil to infuse or you can do this the night before,refrigerate it then bring it to room temperature before baking.

Preheat oven to 160C.

To the softened butter,beat in the sugar and the salt to combine. Beat in the egg and stir in the processed oats,ground almonds,optional chopped nuts and the chocolate chunks. Sift the flour and fold it in,this dough will not be too stiff but not too wet either.

For small cookies,place half-tsp of the dough,spaced slightly apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes.

For large cookies, place rounded tbsp of the dough spaced apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 22 minutes.

Cool completely and let it sit overnight in an airtight container,this is for the flavour and fragrance to develop further.

Source: Kak Rima @ www.bisousatoi.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mee Hong Kong

Source: Dillaila

My method of cooking is slightly diff from Dillaila. If you want to try her method, you can click on the link given.


Kway Teow
4eggs (I did not put)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
5-6 chilli padi
3tbsp corn flour (I put 1 tbsp)
Veggies (optional)
Seafood/Chicken (prawns & sotong)
2-3tbsp Oyster sauce
3 cups water or just enough
Oil for frying

Methods: (My method)
Sautee garlic till light brown
Add in seafood or/and chicken meat (add a little bit of water)
Once half cook add corn flour (mix corn flour with a bit of water)
Add in veggie, chili padi, oyster sauce and pepper
Once the gravy thickens add salt