Monday, May 31, 2010

easy trifle

Mudah dan cepat disediakan.....

Ingredients1 chocolate swiss roll or butter chocolate cake
4 cups milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons custard powder, mix with
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanillla flavouring
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon butter
1(820g)can peach slices in syrup
2(90g)boxes instant jelly crystals, any flavour

MethodSlice chocolate roll/cake and arrange to cover 9" x 13" glass dish.
Drain the peach slices and sprinkle about 2 to 3 tbs of its syrup on the cake.
Custard; mix milk, sugar and custard and stir over slow heat until thicken. Mix vanilla and egg yolk, stir. Remove from heat, mix butter.
Pour custard over the cake and spread out the custard all over the cake so that there is no gap.
Arrange the peaches slice on custard.
Make the jelly according to the packing instructions. Pour over the custard and peaches. Cool in the refrigerator.

nasi soto H. Anwar Sulaiman

Medan memang medan makan...jika anda merancang hendak ke Medan, jangan lupa cari tempat makan ini...guna gps/garmin pasti anda jumpa....lokasinya tepi jalan sahaja...mudah dicari....

rugi jika anda tak cuba makanan disini...kkida memang suka dan kkida pasti anda juga pasti suka....jika tak tak ramai lah orang kat restoran ini dan pemandu kenderaan kami takkan rekomen kepada kami...

supnya tu yang sedap....makan dengan nasi atau nasi impit atau makan macam tu saja....hmmm....masih teringat-ingat lagi....jika duduk kat sana mau hari-hari kkida makan kat situ....hehe....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

chilli bean, beef and tomato soup

My recipe
The ingredients;
3 garlic cloves, pounded or crushed
2 tablespoon chilli paste (optional)
1 beef or chicken cube (flavour)
salt and peppper and sugar to taste
dried herbs
olive oil

Other ingredients;
minced beef
vegetables; white large onion, bell pepper, zucchini, celery, etc...
ready-made pasta sauce, any flavour
baked beans
tomato-soup
hot mexican chilli bean
diced tomatoes

Directions;
1) Saute garlic in olive oil for a few seconds. Add chilli paste and stir for a few minutes. Add ground beef and fry until beef cook (for 3 to 5 minutes).
2) Add vegetables and stir for another 3 to 5 minutes. Add beans, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce and cook until the soups boil. Season to taste. Serve hot with boil pasta or bread.

medan dan lake toba...nasi padang/minang

hidangan nasi padang/minang memang terkenal, bukan saja di Indonesia malah di Malaysia...my favourite meal...kkida sukakan hidangan nasi padang dan minang kerana aroma dan rempah ratus yang digunakan....gulai dan kuahnya pekat dan likat.

jika kkida ke Indonesia pasti kkida tak lepaskan peluang menikmati juadah ini...dari Medan ke Bali, inilah hidangan yang pasti kkida cari....tak lengkap rasanya kehadiran kkida kesana tanpa menikmati hidangan nasi padang yang asli terutama rendang minang, gulai otak lembu, ayam kampung goreng, sambal cili hijau dan daun pucuk ubi, daging dendeng, terung bakar bercili dan sebagainya.

photo bawah ini kkida ambil tatkala ke Medan dan Lake Toba bersama keluarga tahun 2009....tengok lah lauk pauknye...memang meneyelerakan....hehe....lemak dan berminyak...sodap...dan kkida pasti ramai yang suka hidangan nasi padang ni kan....
sekarang ni kat KL banyak dah hidangan nasi padang ori ni....memang orilah...cooknya di bawa dari sana....kkida pernah makan kat sebuah restoran di kota damansara...sangat ori....pelayangnye juga di impot dari seberang....even minuman teh ais yang popular tu pun ada....nanti kkida cuba recall balik nama restoran tersebut....tapi siaplah....harganya....:) 

Saturday, May 29, 2010

agar-agar serikaya

Jika anda boleh membaca tulisan jawi, why not cuba resepi ini dari buku resepi lama saya. Ada banyak resepi yang sedap belaka dan Insyaallah nanti saya cuba postkan lagi resepi-resepi dari buku tersebut.

Bahan-bahan:
2 tahil agar-agar
3 butir telur ayam
2 kati gula pasir
10 helai daun pandan wangi
10 helai daun serai wangi
1 biji kelapa yang cukup tua
sedikit pencelup kuning
1 acuan atau mangkuk agar-agar

Cara membuatnya:
1) Rendam agar-agar selama 3 jam sebelum digunakan.
2) Bersihkan agar-agar sebelum direbus dengan menggunakan air sebanyak 4 gayung.
3) Parut kelapa dan perah santan dengan tidak memakai air walau sedikitpun.
4) Bila agar-agar itu sudah mendidih masukkan kedalamnya 2/3 daripada gula tadi. Masak agar-agar itu diatas api perlahan-lahan.
5) Pecah telur dan pukul dengan gula yang tinggal tadi.
6) Masukkan telur yang sudah kembang ini kedalam agar-agar yang diatas api itu dan terus dikacau. Biarkan diatas api anggaran 10 minit baru angkat dan sejukkan.

useful tips

My good friend e-mail me very useful kitchen tips which I would like to share with you.

Ants Problem:
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice:
Boil water first before freezing.

To make the mirror shine:
Clean with spirit.


To remove chewing gum from clothes:
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.

To whiten white clothes:
Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes.


To give a shine to hair:
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.

To get maximum juice out of lemons:
Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.


To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking:
Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.

To rid the smell of fish from your hands:
Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.


To avoid tears while cutting onions:
Chew gum.

To boil potatoes quickly:
Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.


To boil eggs quickly:
Add salt to the water and boil.

To check freshness of fish:
Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, its fresh.


To check freshness of eggs:
Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, its fresh. If it becomes slanting, its 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, its 10 days old. If it floats, its stale.

To remove ink from clothes:
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.


To skin sweet potatoes quickly:
Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.

To get rid of mice or rats:
Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.


To get rid of mosquitoes at night:
Keep leaves of mint near your bed or pillows and in around the room.

penang flavour

sekali-sekala makan luar bersama keluarga memang seronok...inilah masanya kita bersama anak-anak dan keluarga...terutama pada cuti hujung minggu...makan-makan sambil shopping-shopping...

macam tulah juga kkida dan hubby....suka ajak anak-anak makan kat luar...kekadang asyik dok cerok dapor je letih jugakan...hehe...sekali-sekala nak juga rasa masakan yang lain dari yang lain....yang kita sendiri tak pandai buat....

kat lembah kelang ni semua ada...bermacam jenis restoran dan berbagai jenis hidangan....sebut aje...dan salah satunya adalah restoran ini...kkida dan famili jamu selera beberapa hari yang lalu...
antara hidangan pilihan kami adalah chee cheong fun...memang sedap...i like...:) hidangan yang paling simple tapi sebab tak tau nak buat yang simple jadi tak simple....hehe....jadi jika teringin nak makan kesini jelah jawapnya...:) mee jawa/mee rebus...lebih kurang camtulah bunyinya...apa-apa pun rasanya ok....kena cuba sendiri... kway teow sup ayam...simple meal....bagi orang yang tak suka pedas memang sesuailah ni...

terdapat berbagai hidangan yang boleh anda pilih....dan juga minuman...suasana restoran ini amat selesa kerana lokasinya terletak dalam bangunan yang berhawa dingin....lepas dah kenyang boleh le gi shopping dan jamu mata pula....:)

Insyaallah kkida akan kemari lagi....:)

Penang Flavour
lokasi: New Wing, One Utama, Bandar Utama, Damansara
my rating: 
food: 3.5/5
service: 3.5/5
environment: 4/5

cinnamon roll

Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

Method
1) Dissolve the yeast in warm milk. Combine sugar, butter, eggs and salt. Stir in flour.
2) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth. Sprinkle lightly with flour, as needed, to keep dough from sticking (dough should be slightly sticky).
3) Add as little flour as possible; the more flour that is added, the heavier the bread will be, and the goal is to have very light bread, so if the dough is sticking rub a little oil on your hands.
4) Place in a lightly greased bowl and turn once to grease top. Cover, let rise in a warm place free from draft about one hour or until dough has nearly doubled in size.
5) Punch down, and roll the dough on a clean surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll out to a rectangle shape until it is approximately 21 inches long and 16 inches wide by 1/4" thick. If dough begins to resist, stop working and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F. While oven is preheating, mix ingredients for filling.

Filling
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

1) Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread the softened butter evenly over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
2) Starting from the long side, begin rolling the dough down to the bottom edge, jelly roll style. Cut the rolled dough into 1 3/4" slices and place into a lightly greased baking pan, allowing about 1 inch space between each.
3) Put the rolls into a warm place and allow to rise again until nearly double in size (approximately 30 minutes). Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

While the rolls are baking, mix ingredients for icing.

Icing
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Beat well with a rotary mixer until light and fluffy. When the rolls are done, drizzle generously with the icing while still warm.

chinese egg roll

petang semalam saya cuba buat chinese egg roll...kerana tiada ori egg roll skin, saya menggunakan rice paper skin yang saya beli dari Vietnam dulu....intinya menggunakan sayur kobis, carrot, cendawan kering hitam, isi ayam, dan suun...
bahan-bahan atas ni di tumis menggunakan sikit minyak...tumis dulu bawang putih dan halia yang ditumbuk lumat, setelah wangi masukkan cendawan yang telah di rendam dan dipotong kecil...bila cendawan dah agak lembut masukkan kubis dan carot yang telah dipotong halus dan isi ayam (saya menggunakan ready-made grill chicken. ambil isinya sahaja)...campurkan bahan perisa, kicap cair, garam dan gula.
letakkan sedikit inti dan sedikit suun yang telah direndam hingga lembut....dan gulung kemas....
saya cuba goreng rice roll ini seperti resepi asal....walau bagaimanapun saya dapati rice skin memang tidak sesuai untuk di goreng seperti egg roll skin...ia 'makan' minyak...akhirnya kami makan tanpa digoreng dan rasanya tetap sedap dan lebih penting, healthy...
photo atas: inilah rupanya chinese egg roll yang sebenarnya....menggunakan original egg roll skin...macam popiah goreng...

mutton curry

Mutton curry.....resepinya sama seperti kari ayam atau daging....boleh refer resepi-resepi curry yang telah dipostkan sebelum ini. Untuk membuatkan kari daging, ayam atau kambing sedap, saya suka mencampurkan sedikit kerisik kedalam kari tersebut. Cubalah...

Friday, May 28, 2010

fast pizza

how simple! Betty Crocker Bisquick flour mix is so helpful and makes my cooking easy and gives me less headache. With a box of this product you can create many types of dishes and it is all delicious.

Yesterday I made pizza base using this flour and it is crispy and delicious.
before
after

The recipe;
1) Heat oven to 180C. Stir 3 cups original Bisquick mix and 2/3 cup boiling water until soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Pat each part of dough into 8 to 10 inch circle on pizza tray and pinch edge to form 1/2 inch rim.
2) Spread Alfredo sauce/pizza sauce on dough. Top with cooked chicken meat or seafood, fresh or canned mushrooms and basil leave. Sprinkle with mozarella cheese.
3) Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until crusts are golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.

Note:Using boiling water makes the pizza dough more chewy and flavorful. Keep it to one step by measuring water in a small glass measuring cup and microwaving on High until full bubbles appear.

mango and tamarind juice/smoothie

Ingredients
1 sweet mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup tamarind cordial
pinch of salt
ice cubes

Method
Mix all ingredients in juice mixer/blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Note: Make your own cordial: Mix 1 tablespoon of tamarind pulp with 1/2 cup of water. Add 2 to 3 tablespoon sugar. Mix all ingredients in juice mixer and blend till smoth.

steam banana with cinnamon cream

Ingredients;
4 large bananas

Coconut cream;
1 1/3 cups coconut milk
1 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Method
1) Steam banana for 5 minutes.
2) Mix all coconut cream ingredients in a saucepan. Heat and stir the mixture till thick.
3) Peel banana skin and serve with coconut cream.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ikan bawal kukus

Bahan-bahan3 ekor ikan bawal putih
3 sudu besar sos ikan kukus
2 sudu besar sos masam manis
2 sudu besar sos lada hitam
2 sudu besar sos tiram
3 ulas bawang putih, hiris halus
2 cm halia, hiris halus
garam, gula dan serbuk perisa secukupnya
tomato, cili padi, carrot, daun sup dan bawang goreng

Letak ikan yang telah dibersihkan kedalam bekas tahan panas. Tuangkan sos keatas ikan. Taburkan sedikit garam, gula dan serbuk perisa. Taburkan hirisan bawang putih, cili merah/padi, halia, tomato, carrot (jika suka).

Kukus selama 15 ke 20 minit. Tutup api dan taburkan daun sup/bawang dan bawang goreng. Hidang ketika masih panas.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

sambal tahu

seperti membuat sambal tumis biasa. goreng tahu terlebih dahulu. sediakan sambalnya dan siram atau masukkan tahu kedalam sambal.

salad kentang dan tuna

Ingredients
1 can tuna, in water
2 potatoes, cubed
4 long beans, cut into 3cm
1 carrot, slice 1cm
2 hard boil eggs, cubed
2 tomato wedges
1/2 cup corn kernals
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced

dressing
2 tbs lemon juice or apple cider
3 tbs olive oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
season to taste

Method
1) boil potato, carrot and beans till soft and tender
2) mix all ingredients in large bowl. mix dressing and vegetables and stir till well combine. season to taste. you can add mayonnaise or any other ready-made bottle dressing if you like.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

chicken popcorn

Suitable for kids birthday party.

Ingredients
2 chicken breast meat, cut into cubes
1 cup self raising flour
2 tablespoon chilli sauce
4 tablespoon tomato sauce
2 teaspoon Lea & Perrin sauce
2 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoon water
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1) Marinate chicken with salt, white pepper and all the sauces for 30 minutes.
2) Mix together oil, water and flour.
3) Coat chicken with the flour mixture and deep-fry until golden in colour.
4) Serves hot.

masala tea/chai

Chai in many languages is the term used for tea. It comes from cha, the Chinese word for tea. The proper term for this spiced tea is masala chai, masala being an Indian word meaning any spice blend.

Chai is a beverage that is popular in India. In India, chai is available from street vendors called chaiwallahs. These chaiwallahs carry pots of chai and serve it in freshly fired earthen cups that are discarded after use. It is also a family tradition in India to welcome your guests with cups of chai. Each family has their own recipe and preparation method. Visitors to India who have fallen in love with this magical drink have brought it back to their home town. You can buy instant chai that is loaded with sugar and pre-flavored or you can by pre-blended tea and spices either in tea bags or as loose leaves. You can also purchase chai in a concentrated liquid form or you can make your own to your own tastes.

Ingredients and methods for preparing chai vary with each family - there is no wrong way to prepare it. The most commonly used ingredients include;

Cardamom – A wonderfully fragrant spice that comes in two varieties: green and black. Green cardamom is what you want for chai. To attain the full flavor of cardamom you should heat it in a hot pan, stirring constantly until the aroma strengthens.
Cinnamon – A common spice but usually used in ground form. Cinnamon should be used in chunk or stick form for chai. Sticks should be crushed before use.
Cloves – Cloves are another commonly used spice but only whole cloves should be used for chai. Only one or two cloves are enough to infuse a large pot of chai.
Pepper - Pepper is available in black, white and green varieties. Whole peppercorns should always be purchased for cooking and for making chai. Simply grind when needed.
Ginger – Ginger is a root that should be purchased fresh. Ginger has a pungent, almost citrus flavor with warming effects.
Allspice – Allspice is aptly named because it tastes like a combination of pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The allspice berries should be freshly crushed just before use.

Tea
Darjeeling teas are light and refreshing but they do not hold up well to strong spices like cinnamon and ginger. A simple cardamom infusion works well with Darjeeling teas. Nilgiri teas accept flavoring easily and work well for iced chais. Assams have a much more robust flavor and work well for strongly spiced hot chais. Keemun teas are strong like Assams yet they add a slight smokiness with cocoa overtones. Green teas are also used but they do not hold up well to strong spices and must not be boiled or steeped for more than 3 minutes or you will end up with a bitter brew. If you need to avoid caffeine then you have a few options. Decaffeinated teas generally do not have the robust flavor that chai needs. A decaf breakfast blend will offer the best flavor. Another zero caffeine option is Rooibos, an herbal tea that is readily available.

Sweetener
The options for sweetening chai are as varied as chai itself. Regular white sugar works fine in chais but does not add anything but pure sweetness. Unprocessed sugar, aka Turbinado sugar, has more flavor than white sugar and adds a depth to chai. Molasses sugar, dark and unrefined, is excellent in chai. When using honey it is important to use orange or clover honey (the bees used nectar from orange or clover flowers) for the stronger flavor. Sweetened condensed milk is frequently used to add sweetness and a caramelized milky flavor.

Brewing
There are many brewing options with chai. Generally you start by brewing your spices and sugar to pull as much flavor as possible. This normally takes about 6 minutes. People who like a very strong tea flavor add their tea right away with their spices. But don’t do this with Green tea, as you’ll end up pouring the bitter tasting batch down the drain. After steeping your spices, add milk and bring to almost boiling. Add tea and turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and serve in prewarmed cups. Do not be afraid to garnish your chai with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa or cinnamon. You can also chill your prepared chai and blend it with ice cream to make a delicious cold chai drink.

Masala Chai Recipe
Ingredients:
4 tsp loose tea, usually black
1 piece of dry ginger
3 cardamom pods, crushed
3 whole cloves
1 piece of cinnamon stick
Milk and sugar to taste

Preparation:
Chop up ginger into fine pieces, and break up cinnamon stick. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add tea leaves and all the spices. Let everything brew at boiling for 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from heat, then let steep at room temperature for another minute.

Strain out the tea and pieces of spice. Serve hot and fragrant, with only a touch of milk or sugar.

Monday, May 24, 2010

sotong sumbat telur

Bahan-bahan:
10 ekor sotong besar
5 biji telur
5 ulas bawang merah
3 ulas bawang putih
2 sudu besar cili blender
1 cawan santan pekat
1 cawan air
1 keping asam gelugor
serbuk perisa

cara:
pecahkan telur kedalam mangkuk, tambahkan garam dan sos ikan dan pukul beberapa minit. panaskan minyak dan goreng telur seperti membuat telur hancur (scramble egg).
bersihkan sotong, sumbatkan telur goreng tadi kedalam perut sotong dan sematkan pencungkil gigi dengan kemas.
tumbuk bawang dan tumiskan dengan sedikit minyak. masukkan cili blender dan goreng sebentar. masukkan sotong dan santan serta satu cawan air. masukkan serbuk perisa dan garam serta lada sulah. masukkan asam keping. tutup periok dam masak hingga sotong empuk dan kuah pekat. kacau sekali-sekala.

salad, fish and chips

kerana tiada sesiapa dirumah semalam, saya makan apa yang ada sahaja. fish and chips, all instant. saya suka product fish fillet ini (i.e. Pacific West) kerana ia menggunakan ikan sebenar. walaupun harganya agak mahal tetapi ia berbaloi kerana jika nak buat sendiri pun belum tentu mendapat hasil sebaik ini. untuk kentang saya menggunakan instant potato wedges. grill dalam oven kerana ia lebih baik dari digoreng (makan minyak banyak sangat nanti). untuk salad saya menggunakan apple, tomato cherry, green salad, thousand island dan mayonnaise. ringkas tapi mengenyangkan. kalau makan diluar dish ini mungkin berharga lebih rm20.....tapi kalau buat sendiri walaupun instant kosnya mungkin sekitar rm5 - rm8 sahaja.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

botok telur asin

Bahan-bahan:
2 butir telur masin
sehelai daun pisang
sehelai daun kunyit, hiris halus
2 biji bawang merah, hiris halus
1 biji lili merah, hiris halus
3 biji cili padi (jika suka), hiris halus
1 cm lengkuas, hiris halus
2-3 sudu besar santan pekat

Cara membuatnya:
Pecahkan telur masin kedalam daun pisang. masukkan semua bahan (tabur keatas telur masin). Lipatkan daun pisang dengan kemas dan pinkan dengan pencungkil gigi. kukus selama 5 ke 10 minit atau sehingga telur keras.

hot bean tomato soup

for today lunch, I made something simple since we already had heavy breakfast in the morning....i.e...hot bean soup... selain ingredients diatas you need:

1 large white onion
2 tablespoon chilli blender
2 tbs blackpepper sauce
grated parmesan cheese

Method:
heat 1/4 cup olive oil and saute chop large onion for 1 minute. add meatball (boleh ganti dengan minced beef if you like). add chili paste. stir for a while then add tomato soup, ready-cut can tomatoes, 500ml tomato juice. cook until meat ball tender. add beans and mix vegetables. season to taste.

Serve hot with spaghetti or garlic bread.
(taburkan dengan parmesan cheese)

for garlic bread, I used:
1 loaf french baguette
3 cloves galic, pounded and mix with
4 tablespoon butter
Mc Cormick Italian mix herbs

Slice bread, spread with garlic butter and sprinkle with herbs. Grill in oven for 7 minutes.
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