Monday, February 9, 2015

Wedding Cake & Valentine Chocolates

This was what I've been working for...a 3 tiers wedding cake for my dear cousin. Not quite satisfied with the final touched but it was all going quite well with the right taste..;p
The recipe of the cakes I've used here was my favourite Chocolate moist cake that is in my top list!
Please refer to the cake recipe here!
I've added fillings to the cake too (scroll down for the fillings recipe) Then the coating was just a simple Chocolate ganache ( Chocolate & cream)


 The flowers was done earlier and were packed (as shown below) for her to keep as souvenir.


Recipe for the cake fillings:
4 tbsps cornflour
1.5 cups evaporated milk
1 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tbps butter

~ Cook the above ingredients in a pot over double boiler till spreading consistency.My next project,,,,tthe Valentine Chocolates for friends!!


Googled this recipe and I love it so much! It's so simple and it can be done even though you don't even know how to cook!!

Fillings:
100g icing sugar
2 tbsps rapsberry flavors (any flavors you desire)
1 tbsp butter
~ Mix all ingredients together and make into small little balls, set aside.

Coating:
~ Melt 300g good quality dark chocolates over double boiler (I used Beryl's dark chocolate)

Making the Chocolates:
~ Brush alittle melted chocolate at the bottom of each mold to avoid any bubbles.
~ Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into the mould then put the fillings in the middle
~ Spoon more melted chocolate to cover the mould.
~ Keep in the fridge for about 10-15 mins. Remove the set chocolates from the mould and you'll have a pretty yummy chocolates!!


Happy Valentine!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sweetcorn Fritters 玉米黄金脆饼

Chinese New Year is around the corner, what are you baking this lunar year? I didn't bake much as those are the old recipes that I've done years ago. Maybe there'll be a new one but it's still under my testing list. Will be posting soon if it's successful ya..^^
For now I'll like to share this simple yet yummy recipe that I've googled. It's really simple and it takes only 20 minutes to cook this. 

 
As you see the picture above is quite tempting right! This recipe came to my mind as I have a big pack of sweetcorn given by a friend in my freezer. These are the organic sweetcorn and they are super sweet!! Last night I've just steamed some of them with added butter and salt..and you know what?! They are so sweet and I just can't wait to mix these sweeties with other ingredients.


I've got this recipe somewhere from the web, not sure which website already because I've been searching lots of them and I didn't even bother to jot down. At the end, I just remember some of it here and there..haha!
So here it goes with my own version of sweetcorn fritters. (Yes, I did remember the name..LOL)


Ingredients:
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp fine salt
1 egg
alittle black pepper and white pepper to taste
150ml fresh milk
200g frozen sweetcorn

 **serve with anything you desire. I just like to eat it as its own.


Method:
~ Mix all ingredients together into a batter
~ Heat up some oil and spoon a full tablespoon into the hot oil and pan fry both sides until golden brown and crisp.

That's it! Super easy right!!

The texture is soft and fluffy inside and crispy on the outside. This was my 1st try and I never thought that my hubby likes it so much as he is quite picky. He asked for more!!! (happy me!!)


Cheers!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Simmer-fried Stuffed Hairy Marrow (红烧酿毛瓜)

It seems I didn't have much savory dish posted in my blog. I've tasted this dish since I was a small girl cooked by my grandmother, then by my mother. Now it's my turn, and I'll like to share it with you. 
Not much ingredients to prepare and it only takes about 20 minutes to cook. I never thought that my little girl loves it so much until she walloped the whole bowl of rice with only this dish!


Hairy marrow or fuzzy melon or even sometimes it's been called hairy cucumber looks like a fat cucumber with tiny little hair on the skin. It's quite popular in the Chinese cuisine especially in Cantonese dishes.
 Ingredients:
2x400g Hairy marrow (remove skin, cut into rings about 1.5" thick, remove the seeds)
2 tbsps dried shrimps
4 Chinese mushrooms (soaked till soft, cut into small cubes)
1 tbsp garlic (diced)

Mixed together:
500g minced pork
2 tbsps flounder fish powder
2 tsps cornflour
2 tsps sesame oil
alittle pepper
2 tbsps soy sauce
alittle sugar

300ml chicken stock
3 tbsps cornstarch


 Method:
~ Marinated the minced pork with the seasoning above for at least 30 minutes
~ Cleaned and removed the skin of the melon, cut into rings about 1.5" thick and removed the seeds
~ Stuffed the meat into the melons hole (shown above)
~ Heat up some oil then panfry the stuffed melon till half cooked. (both sides till brown)
~ Stir fry the garlic, dried shrimps and mushrooms till fragrant then add in the chicken stocks
~ When the stock begins to boil, put in the stuffed melons and cover the lid
~ Simmer at low heat for 20 minutes
~ Add in the cornstarch and bring to boil. Dish up!


Cheers!

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