Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

roast chicken & roast potatoes


Roast Chicken
Ingredients :-
4 whole leg chickens
half cup olive oil
1 tea spoon oregano
salt
pepper
Method :-
Rub the chicken with a little olive oil and season all over with salt, oregano and pepper. Set the oven temperature to 200ºC. Place the frying pan over a high heat and add the rest of the olive oil. When hot add the chicken and brown it on all sides and remove. Put the chicken into roasting tray (I prefer to cover with aluminium foil for cleaning purpose) and start roasting the chicken. After half an hour open the oven and spoon the excess oil and pour over to the chicken. Then cook for a further 30 minutes or till crispy golden brown.
Roast Potatoes
Ingredients:-
5 potatoes (peel & cut to 2 pieces)
3 spoon butter
salt
pepper
Method :-
Boil potatoes to half cook. Drain the water away and let the potatoes cool completely. Place the frying pan over the high heat and melt the butter. Add the potatoes and brown it. Add salt & pepper and brown it on all sides. Remove potatoes into the preheated oven or you can roast together with the chicken.

mushroom soup & garlic bread


Mushroom soup

Ingredients :-
50 g butter
1 onion (diced)
1 leek (chopped)
1 cup fresh button mushroom (chopped)
or
1 can button mushroom
half chicken cube
2 spoon flour
1 1/2 cups fresh milk
3 cups water
2 bay leaves
salt
white pepper

Method:-
Place the pot over a low heat, add the butter and melt it. Add the diced onion, leeks and mushrooms. Sweat them in the butter for about 5 mins without allowing them to colour. When the vegetables are soft and onions translucent, add the flour and mix it in well. Pour the milk and then follow by water, chicken cube and bay leaves. Stir well and season it with salt and white pepper. Leave the soup to cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. After the soup has turned creamy, pour it into a blender and blend until no bits remain. It is ready to serve.

Garlic Bread

Ingredients :-
1 baguette (french bread)
5 cloves of garlic
200 g butter
3 spoon chopped parsley

Method:-
Spoon the butter into a small bowl. Place some of the garlic cloves into the crusher, squeeze the handle tightly down and scrape off the crushed garlic into the bowl or you can use a stone mortar (lesung batu) to crush your garlic. Continue this process until all the garlic has been crushed. Add the parsley and mix well. Place the baguette onto the chopping board and cut across diagonally, into 2-3 cm slices, without cutting completely through the bread. Create a gap between the slices, add a dollop of the garlic butter and smooth it down. Finally spread any remaining butter over the top of the baguette. Unroll the aluminium foil and tear off a large enough piece to wrap the baguette. Place the garlic bread into the centre of the foil and wrap it up making sure that you seal the ends well. Place the baguette into the centre of the oven and cook for ten minutes. Turn it over and cook for a further 10 minutes and remove it from the oven. Ready to serve.

Monday, January 28, 2008

plum cake



Ingredients:-
12 plums (halved and stoned)
3 eggs
320g sugar
200g crème fraiche
1 tea spoon vanilla essence
230g butter (room temperature)
340g self-raising flour
1 orange (juiced & zest)
1 lemon (juiced)
icing sugar for decoration
method:-
Add the sugar into the mixer bowl, followed by the 3 eggs and the vanilla essence. Lower the whisk attachment, switch on the mixer to a medium-high speed and whisk for roughly 2 minutes. When it is nicely pale and fluffy, carefully start to add the butter, little by little. Spoon in the first batch while the mixer is still whisking, allow to mix in, then add the second spoonful. Continue adding the butter one spoon at a time until it is all mixed in. Whilst still whisking add the crème fraiche, briefly let it mix in, then turn off the mixer.
Now add the flour, orange juice, lemon juice and orange zest. Switch on the mixer to a slow whisk and blend for roughly one minute to combine everything, then switch off. Shake the mixture off the whisk attachment and remove the bowl. Using your spatula, give it a quick mix by hand to make sure that everything is completely mixed.
Using your spatula pour the batter into the spring form tin and spread it into the edges and the mould of the tin, finally smoothing over the top. Individually place the plums at an angle around the edges of the tin, using gentle pressure to push them slightly into the batter. Leave about 1 cm between each plum. Then make a second, inner ring until all the plums are used. Your cake is now ready to bake. Place the tin into the centre of the preheated oven (180 degree celcius) and bake for roughly 60 minutes. Once baked remove from the oven and allow to cool down before serving. Decorate the cake with a little icing sugar, then cut into slices and ready to serve.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

couscous


Ingredients :-
1 cup couscous
3 spoon sweet corn
3 pieces cucumber pickles (diced)
quarter red capsicum (diced)
2 spoon parsley (chopped)
3 spoon raisin
3 spoon butter
3 cups water
half tea spoon garlic powder
half chicken/vegetables cube
salt
pepper
Method:-
Place couscous inside the bowl. Add sweet corn, cucumber pickles, capsicum & parsley. Mixed well. Heat small pot & melt the butter. Add garlic powder then quickly pour the water, chicken cube and raisin. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to boil and pour into mixed bowl. Cover the mixed bowl with the plate to allow the water to absorb into couscous. After 5 minutes, use the folk and stir well. Ready to serve.

ayam masak kurma


ikan salmon masin


cheese pizza


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spaghetti Bolognese


kek gula hangus



Bahan-bahan:
1 mug gula
1 mug air panas
3 sudu besar mentega
Gula digoreng dengan api sederhana besar. Bila gula dah agak cair tutupkan api dan masukkan air panas sambil standby dengan penutup periuk. Lepas tu masukkan mentega kacau sampai mentega tu cair. Ketepikan.
5 biji telur
1 cawan susu pekat manis
1 mug tepung gandum
2 sudu kecil soda bikarbonat
1 sudu kecil esen vanila
Cara-cara:
Telur dipukul dengan whisker dulu bersama susu pekat manis, selepas itu terus transfer ke dalam blender. Curahkan tepung (yang diayak bersama soda bikarbonat) sikit demi sikit dan press. Lepas itu masukkan gula hangus & esen vanila dan press lagi sehingga adunan sebati. Tips biarkan dalam blender bertutup selama 2 jam atau lebih. Kemudian dibakar dengan suhu 160 degree celcius sehingga masak.

chicken soup


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

spaghetti with meatball

Bahan2 for meat ball:-
300gm minced meat
setengah biji bawang besar (diced)
1 biji bawang putih (chopped)
1 biji telur
1 sudu tepung gandum
setengah biji cili besar (dipotong halus) - kalau suka
sedikit chopped parsley - kalau suka
semangkuk grated mozarella chesse
sedikit garam & black peper
setengah cawan minyak

Cara2:-
Satukan dalam mangkuk besar kesemua bahan2 diatas kecuali minyak. Gaul sehingga rata dan sebati. Bentukkan bebola kecil sehingga habis adunan. Panaskan minyak & goreng dia atas api sederhana & balikkan each side. Angkat & toskan di atas kitchen towel.

gulai ayam dengan rebung


Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

mackerel rebus

pinggan norwegian
pinggan malaysian

satay, kuah kacang & nasi impit




fried glass noodles


agar-agar pandan


Bahan2
25g agar-agar serbuk
100g gula
500ml air
100ml santan pekat
1 biji telur (dipukul)
sedikit paste pandan
Cara2
Masukkan dalam periuk agar-agar, air dan gula.
Biarkan mendidih. Kemudian masukkan santan dan paste pandan.
Tutup api dan masukkan perlahan-lahan telur sambil mengacau.
Tuang ke dalam loyang dan biarkan agar-agar sejuk.
Kemudian potong dan hidangkan.

shepherds pie


kek gula hangus kukus

Bahan2
3 cawan tepung gandum
1 sudu kecil baking powder
1 sudu kecil sodium bikorbonat
1 cawan gula
3 biji telur
100ml susu pekat
1 1/2 cawan gula (buat gula hangus)
1 cawan air
Cara2
Panaskan gula dalam periuk sehingga menjadi perang dan
kemudian masukkan air. Ketepikan dan biarkan sejuk.
Pukul telur bersama 1 cawan gula sehingga kembang.
Pukul telur dan 1 cawan gula sehingga kembang.
Kemudian masukkan sedikit demi sedikit tepung, baking powder
dan sodium bikarbonat. Kacau dan tuangkan susu pekat dan
gula hangus tadi. Kacau sebati. Kemudian masukkan ke dalam loyang dan
kukus sehingga masak.