Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Mongolian Beef


Mongolian beef, what can I says...its tender, juicy, full of flavors. Though the ingredients may be less..but the flavors bring harmonious.Its easy to prepare, you can prepare this beautiful dish right from your humble kitchen.

It only takes 10 minutes to prepared, you can always change it to chicken..


Recipe :

1 kg beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips
Cornstarch for coating
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Sauce:
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
½ cup brown sugar
2 bunches green onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
* you can add carrots and broccoli*


Method :

Add some oil to a hot wok or a pan. Lightly coat the beef strips in cornstarch. Stir-fry beef until caramelized on both sides. Remove the meat from the wok and set aside. Discard all but 2 teaspoons of the oil.
To make sauce: Add the ginger and garlic to the wok and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add remaining sauce ingredients, except for the green onions. Let the sauce simmer for 2 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken.
Return beef to the sauce and stir to coat. Add the green onions and stir again to coat. Simmer for 3 second. Serve hot with white rice or noodle.


Mediterranean Style Pasta

Time flies, as Ramadhan is soon leaving us..& Eid its just around the corner, just to let you'll know next week I won't be around until 13th august..I'm going to celebrate my Eid in Kedah this year for the first time :)



A really simple, quick and amazingly tasty pasta dish which always taste fantastic.

Mediterranean Style Pasta.

500 g dried linguine
dash of sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely sliced
1 fresh red chili, chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
1kg sirloin
1 cup button mushroom, finely sliced


Method :

Add the linguine to a pan of boiling salted water and cook according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, put a large frying pan on a high heat and add a few good drops of olive oil. Add the garlic, chilli, paprika and parsley. Cook for  few minutes until just starting to give some colour. Add the sirloin to the pan and cook for 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes.

Transfer the cooked linguine straight into the frying pan, bringing a little of the cooking water with it. Add the butter, if using, and toss everything together in the pan. Have a taste, season with salt and pepper, add most of the parsley leaves and a drop of extra virgin olive oil. mix all together  – then transfer to a large platter. garnish over the remaining parsley leaves.



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Simple yet delicious

Its already 7 days we been fasting! Wow time flies don't they? Today I prepared simple food for Iftar yet its still delicious. Now, I need to change my cooking time..as little Abraham sleeping pattern has changed but that didn't stop me from preparing delicious food for dinner..Abraham usually will entertain himself when he sees me doing housework..what a bless!





So finally around 6 p.m, I'm able to prepare the foodish...yummy..my handsome husband requested Nasi Goreng kampung yesterday..so, today I shall share you delicious Nasi Goreng Kampung, Chocolate Pudding and Watermelon Juice for our Iftar.

Nasi Goreng Kampung / Kampung Fried Rice

2 cup of cooked rice
5 green chilies
6 bird chili / cili api
2 medium onion
1/2 cup fried anchovies
1 stalk of Kangkong
2 eggs
2 tsp salt
Carrot for garnish
2 extra eggs for garnish

1. Blend all the chili, onion. Heat the oil in a wok, add in the blended ingredients. fry them until the smell rise up.

2. Add in the fried anchovies and rice, stir them all together until well combined. Add Kangkung & make a well on the centre to add in the eggs. Slowly fry them trough until all mixed together and add in salt. 
Watermelon Juice
1/2 Watermelon
1 cup of cold water
1 cup of  ice 
1. Blend all of all it together. Serve cold.




For the chocolate pudding I've shared the recipe on a previous post..you can check it...




Sunday, 14 July 2013

Delicious Chocolate Pudding




This is the easiest chocolate pudding I ever did. Its super delicious, easy to prepare. I've been searching for some delicious pudding recipe, I found this one at taste.au Chocolate Pudding.

It doesn't take me much time to prepare it. I prepared two pudding, I'm bring one pudding to my mum's house for Iftar later and 1 more is for me and hubby dessert tonight hehehe...I loved the smell of chocolate in my house, its like a chocolate factory..hmmm so yummy!!


Okay, recipe time!!

Ingredients :

1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup caster sugar
50g butter
1 egg, lightly whipped
125 ml milk

method : 

Add the flour,sugar, cocoa in a mixing bowl. Stir all of them together, make a well in the centre. Combine egg, butter & milk together, mix them all & pour them into the well. Beat on low speed for 3 minutes.

for the sauce

2 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cup boiling water

Sift the sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Sprinkle over the pudding mixture in the dish. Gently pour the boiling water over the cocoa mixture.

Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until a cake-like top forms and a skewer inserted halfway into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Serve with thickened cream, if desired.




Saturday, 13 July 2013

3rd Ramadan

Its already 3 days of Ramadan, I celebrated my first and second Iftar at my parents house. So i was unable to share any recipe. In Sha Allah, I'll try share recipe during this Ramadan.

Today I've prepare a very simple dish. Spicy Fried Chicken, Indian Style-Egg Coconut and delicious Barley Pandan for my Iftar with my husband.





Friday, 12 July 2013

Salted Caramel Sauce

On the previous post you can see I post the delicious Salted Caramel Glazed Donut. This scrumptious caramel is goes well with all the delicious treats. I used to make the normal caramel sauce, this is my first time making this delicious caramel sauce. You can turn them into glazing, dipping, sauce & topping etc...like I said almost everything..

 Salted caramel glazed donut. Last month I did soft donut cover with dusting sugar, this time its still the same donut dough recipe but cover with Salted Caramel. This delicious glazed goes well with other treats. Its also perfect for drizzle, sprinkle, dipping &topping. I totally love the taste; its sweet and salty at same time. Its just a perfect combination. Its just yummy.










Salted Caramel Recipe:

2 cups of vanilla sugar/ white sugar
12 stick butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp fine sea salt

1. Heat 2 cups of sugar, over medium heat- high heat.Whisk constantly, the sugar will start to melt and as it transform. Just continue whisking.
2. All the sugar will start to melt, you will be able to get the delicious smell. Continue whisking for about 4 minutes.

3. Add the butter one by one and continue whisking. Once all the butter are well combined remove it from the heat. Add the heavy cream and whisk until the caramel is smooth. Lastly add in the salt and whisk them all together.

















Salted Caramel Glazed Donut



Salted caramel glazed donut. Last month I did soft donut cover with dusting sugar, this time its still the same donut dough recipe but cover with Salted Caramel. This delicious glazed goes well with other treats. Its also perfect for drizzle, sprinkle, dipping &topping. I totally love the taste; its sweet and salty at same time. Its just a perfect combination. Its just yummy.



1/2 cups flour
 1/2 tsp salt
 2 tbsp sugar
 1 egg
 3 tbsp  butter
 1 tsp vanilla essence
 2 tsp dry active yeast
 2/4 cup of milk

 1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water and set it aside until it gets frothy. Combined flour, sugar, salt together and mix it well.
 2. Add in egg, margarine, yeast mixture and vanilla. Turn on the mixer and slowly drizzle in the milk until dough comes together (if dough is too soft add in a few tbsp more flour) Continue to knead until you get nice smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a dry kitchen towel and let it rise for an hour or double its size at a warm place.
 3. Punch down the dough and remove onto a floured work tabletop. Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick and cut the dough out into rounds with a donuts cutter. 
 4. Let the dough rise again for about 30 minutes or until they feel light and spongy. Heat oil for deep-frying over medium heat. Slip a few donuts into the oil at a time, leaving enough room for them to expand. Make sure that the oil is not too hot otherwise the donuts will not be cooked inside.
 5. When the donuts are golden brown, turn them over and cook the other side. It takes about 2–3 minutes to cook through. When donuts are done, remove from oil and drain the oil on paper towels before rolling them in sugar or glaze of your choice.


Salted Caramel Recipe:

2 cups of vanilla sugar/ white sugar
12 stick butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp fine sea salt

1. Heat 2 cups of sugar, over medium heat- high heat.Whisk constantly, the sugar will start to melt and as it transform. Just continue whisking.
2. All the sugar will start to melt, you will be able to get the delicious smell. Continue whisking for about 4 minutes.
3. Add the butter one by one and continue whisking. Once all the butter are well combined remove it from the heat. Add the heavy cream and whisk until the caramel is smooth. Lastly add in the salt and whisk them all together.

* All ready to start dipping* yum yum..



In the next post, I'll share the salted caramel recipe. 

Monday, 1 July 2013

Onde - Onde

When I small, my mum usually will prepare this for tea time. Since then, I've been hooked. Yesterday was my first time making it and its totally the same like my mum used to make back then.I'm glad that I finally mastered it! My husband love them.
Ondeh - Ondeh is a traditional kuih in Malaysia.small bite sized dessert food. It usually made from sweet potatoes or rice flour and filled with gula melaka (palm sugar). Which gives you the melted gula melaka in the centre that bursts in your mouth when you take a bite. 





Recipe :

2 sweets potatoes, I used the purple one. 
2 tablespoon sugar
Rice flour (enough to form a dough) 
fresh grated coconut
Gula melaka

** If you used the white sweet potatoes, you will need pandan paste & green extract to turn them into green colour or purple **

Method :

1. Boil potatoes and mash.
2. Add the sugar and rice flour until it form a dough.
3. Roll them into bite sized, and make a well in the centre & place palm sugar and roll them into small balls.
4. Boil water in a pot and drop the ball into the boiling water.
5. Once the balls float on the surface, lift them out.
6. Roll balls in coconut.

Yum & its ready to eat! Walla~





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