Friday, November 25, 2016

Sourdough Wholemeal & Spelt Loaf (with cooked chinese pearl barley)

Clearing leftovers in fridge. ;D Tada!




Oven-spring.. It never fails to mesmerise me ... all the time!♡

Sourdough Wholemeal & Spelt Loaf 
(with cooked chinese pearl barley)

Fit one 450g Pullman's Loaf tin

Ingredients:
240g Bread flour
40g Wholemeal flour
20g Spelt Flour

15g Milk Powder
35g Caster Sugar
3g Salt

30g cooked chinese pearl barley ☆
50g egg whites *
30g Fresh Milk
100g water

180g Levain (1:1)

30g unsalted butter

Method
1.  Knead dough till window pane stage.
2.  1st proofing - till double in size.
3.  Punch and divide into 3 equal size. Cover and 1st bench rest: 15-30 mins 
4.  Flatten and roll into swiss roll style. Cover and 2nd bench rest: 15-30 mins
5.  Flatten and roll into swiss roll style and put into a Pullman's tin. 
6.  Cover with a damp cloth and final proofing in a warm place till 90% full.
7.  Bake in a preheated oven between 190 deg C for ~40 minutes.

Note:
☆ The cooked chinese pearl barley was leftovers from my previous day barley water. You may simply omit it😊.
* The egg whites was leftovers from making "Coconut Egg Jam/kaya". You may replace it with water/fresh milk. 
♡ You may have to adjust your hydration as different flours may need more or less water. Happy baking! 



Delicious with thick slab of homemade Kaya ♡

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Salted Egg Yolk Abalone Mushrooms 金沙杏鲍菇

21 October 2016
One of the dish that was prepared as a week night dinner couple of weeks ago. Taste was awesome. The batter coating was real good. We had a very satisfying meal that day😍


Ingredients:
2 pcs Cooked salted egg
200g  Abalone Mushrooms
1t chopped spring onion
1/2t chopped chilli
Some Potato starch (for sprinkling onto the abalone mushrooms)*

Batter coating: (Use the same bowl to measure)
Half bowl  - Low protein flour (I used cake flour)
2T  - Sweet Potato Flour ( 2 heaped spoon)
1 bowl - iced cold water
1t - cooking oil

Seasonings:
1/2t Salt
1/4t Sugar
1/4t  white pepper

Method
1)  Mashed the salted egg with a spoon.  Set aside.

2)  Prepare the batter coatings: Mix the flour and water together till well combined. Stir in the cooking oil. Set aside.

3) Wash and cut the mushrooms into desired cubes/pieces. Sprinkle some potato starch onto the the cut pieces. Dip the mushrooms into the batter coatings and deep fry till golden brown. Set aside.

4) In the same wok, reserve about a teaspoon of cooking oil and heat up the oil. Fry the mashed salted egg till foamy(using low heat). Add in the the chopped spring onion, chilli padi and the deep fried abalone mushrooms and seasonings. Combine well and dish up. Enjoy!☺


* I forgot this step! 😀

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Homemade Glutinous Rice Lor Mai Kai 糯米鸡

This was made on 29 September 2016 as breakfast for the next day or so. It was very well-received by all. So yummy and tasty than store bought😊.




Main Ingredients (for Rice)
500g    Glutinous Rice (wash,rinse,soak a few hours)
Some  Dried shrimps + dried small scallops (wash, soak a while, drained, chop into small pieces, separately)
4 pcs   Shallots, slice
2 pcs    garlic ( smash and chop),optional

Rice seasonings: (go slow on salt)
2T       Dark cooking caramel
1.5t      Pink salt
1T        Oyster sauce
2T        Light soy sauce 
1t         Sesame oil
Dash   White Pepper
Dash    5-spiced powder
Dash    好吃 Seasoning
Drizzle Fish sauce 
2 cups  water ( using rice cup to measure)

Directions:
1)  Heat up wok with some oil. Sauté the sliced shallots till fragrant. Remove/discard the shallots. Retain the oil.

2)  Using the same wok with shallot oil, saute dried shrimps and scallops till fragrant. Remove from wok. Set aside.

3)  Sauté chop garlic till fragrant. Add in glutinous rice and give it a good stir to coat with oil.

4) Add in all the rice seasonings. Stir and coat the sauce thoroughly with the rice.
5) Add in water. Stir well. Cook till water has been absorbed by the rice. Remove from heat.

Main Ingredients for Toppings:
2 pcs  Big chicken thigh (rub with salt, rinse with water, pat dry, chop into deired size)
6 pcs  Meaty Chinese mushrooms ( wash, soak till softened,cut into desired size)
2 pcs  chinese sausage (腊肠), optional

Marinade for chicken:
Thumb size   Ginger (wash, peel, mash and chop/mince)
2        pcs garlic (smash, chop/mince)
1t       sugar
1t       Sesame oil
1t       cooking wine
1T     Oyster sauce
1t      light soy sauce 
0.5t  Pink salt
Dash 好吃 Seasonings
Dash White Pepper
1T      Potato Starch

Direction
~ Mix chicken pieces and mushrooms pieces with all the above marinades for at least 30 minutes. (I marinaded for a few hours inthe fridge.)

Method of assembly:
1)  Place each steaming tin with chinese sausage, mushrooms slices and chicken pieces.
2) Top it with glutinous rice till the brim. Follow by a chinese soup spoon of water onto each tin.
3) Steam in a wok of boiling water on high heat for 30 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
4) Serve warm or once cooled, wrap each tin with an aluminum foil and keep them in the fridge.😊


Recipe reference and modified frm here:

http://mykitch3n.blogspot.sg/2007/01/malaysian-style-glutinous-chicken-rice.html


Monday, November 7, 2016

Japanese Curry Chicken Don 日式咖喱鸡肉盖饭

Yesterday night we went Japanese theme ❴Japanese Curry Chicken Don + Shredded Cabbage Salad❵. 假日~餐桌上的美味❴日式咖喱鸡肉盖饭+高丽菜丝沙拉❵😍💖😋
🤗

I used store bought Japanese curry roux. Quick and Easy dish to whip up😉😊☺  Come and join me! 开饭咯!🤗🤗

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mi Goreng Instant Noodles ~ Mamak Style

2 November 2016 (Wednesday)

We had 【Fried Mi Goreng Instant Noodles ~ mamak style】with tomato sauce + homemade chilli sauce and sweet sauce. Yummy yummy! So so good! Eveyone has two servings! 😀Oops! This is the leftover,which has been reserved by someone's breakfast tomorrow!😉

今晚吃“印度式~炒快熟面"。😋😋😉

I'd added some beancurds, cabbage, big red tomato, eggs, prawns, onions, and fried fish paste. 😙😘😋

For seasonings, some tomato sauce, homemade chilli sauce, sweet sauce, cooking caramel/dark soy sauce and light soy sauce were used.

Spicy Minced Meat with Basil 辣炒肉末九层塔

4 November 2016

Our dinner last night. :)
Spicy Minced Meat with Basil

Stir fried Okra/Lady fingers

Stir fried Spinach

Spicy Minced Meat with Basil 辣炒肉末九层塔

Ingredients:
Minced meat
Tomato, chopped into small pieces
Yellow onion, chopped into small pieces
Garlic, chopped
Basil (a handful, more if you like😊)

Seasonings:
Oyster sauce
Light soy sauce
Cooking caramel/Dark soy sauce
Chilli Sauce (I used homemade)
sugar (if soy sauce is more salty, add more)
water, some (if need more gravy, add more wate pls)

Directions:
1)  Heat up a wok with some cooking oil.  Sauté garlic till fragrant. Stir in minced meat and break them out asnyou fry.  Once the minced meat turn white, add in chopped tomato and onion, follow by the seasonings. Adjust taste to your liking. Stir fry till gravy slightly dry, blend in the basil. Give it a quick mix and dish up.😊


note: chopping tomato n onion into small pieces ensure quick cooking. Thus, 更快上桌喔☺。