Marshmallow, Choc & Choc Muffins

Tested recipe by : Aunty Yochana
I was only did half recipe and made about 6 big cupcakes.

American Cheese Cake

I got the recipe from the magazine, however, I think I failed baking it. This is not a steam baking cheesecake. Eventhough, I baked 170-180C for one hour (which original recipe said need only 30 mins), the middle part of cheese cake was still very soft.

Pineapple Upside Down

Recipe tested by : Rahasia Ratu Dapur Femina via kumpulan resep & tips

100 gr plain flour
100 gr castor sugar
100 gr butter / margarine
4 small eggs or 3 big eggs
1 tin pineapple
2 tbsp melted margarine for the cake base
2 tbsp gula melaka for the cake base ( i used caster sugar )
cinamon powder ( i ignore this )

- Preheat oven 180C.
- Beat butter and sugar until pale and smooth
- Add egg one at a time
- Fold in the flour, mixed well
- Mixed melted margarine, gula melaka & cinamon powder in the baking tray (22x22cm), arrange pineapple to make pattern
- Pour the batter mixture over the pineapple
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes
- Once baked, turn it upside-down

Remarks : Only baked half of the recipe for the Pizza's left over pineapple. If you have red glaze cherry, then you can put in the middle of the pineapple ring for the decoration.

Ham and Cheese Ring Bread

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Tested recipe by : Dailydelicious

Shepherd's Pie

Tested original recipe by Gina – Kitchen Capers

Ingredients (modified):
150g chicken mince
3/4 can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken
1-2 tbsp water (optional)
150g mixed vegetables(frozen pack)
1/2 large white onion, chopped
20g butter(salted)

Toppings (modified):
115g instant mashed potatoes powder (I used Idahoan – roasted garlic)
2 cup water
30g salted butter
shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Method to cook the filings:
- Heat up wok with the butter until melt
- Add onions until it soft and fragrant
- Add chicken until half cooked, then add mixed vegetables and stir fry overhigh heat for 5 mins.
- Pour in the cream of chicken
- Do not add any water (optional I added 1-2 tbsp to dilute the cream)
- Sir to mix everything together
- Turn off heat, remove and set aside

Method for topping:
- Boil the water
- Add potato powder in the boiling water in and stir till you get a nice creamy mashed potatoes
- Add butter while its still hot, stir to mix, it will melt.

Method to assemble:
- Add 1.5 tbsp of filling into a disposal tin foil cup
- Add 2 tbsp of topping on top of it. Spread to even out & sprinkle shredded cheese
- Baked in preheated oven 200C for 10 mins or until the top is evenly browned
- Serve immediately while its still warm.

Yields : 16 pcs

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Sate Padang

For this month NCC events "Indonesian Food Week", I would like to join by cooking Sate Padang.

Sate Padang is quite common satay in Indonesia and one of my favourites satay, which originally from Padang - West Sumatra province. The satay are usually sold in beef or lamb meat, inclusive the tongue and the intestines. It tastes very hot and usually served with ketupat (rice cake). However, this time I only cooked chicken meat instead of beef or lamb.

Since it is consider as a street food, people will normally buy them instead of cook in Indonesia. If you are interested to see how they are being sold in Indonesia, please refer to selby's food corner.

Here are the recipe :

2 pcs (700-800 g) chicken breast fillets (or chicken thigh)
1 litre water
3 pcs lime leaf
2 lemon grass
40 g rice flour, mixed with 100 ml water
2 tbsp cooking oil
Bamboo skewers
Fried shallots, for sprinkle
Rice cake (optional)

Ingredients to be grounded to a paste:
4 red Chilli (more spicy, put 6)
4 cloves Garlic
10 Shallots
2 tsp Ground coriander
2 tsp White pepper
5 cm Tumeric (more dark colour gravy, put 10 cm)
3 cm Galangal
2 cm Ginger
2 tsp Salt

- Bring water to boil, add chicken fillet until it soft or the broth left in half. Drain the meat from its broth. Keep the broth.
- Cut the fillets into cube about 2 x 1.5 cm.
- Preheat 2 tbs cooking oil into fry pan, stir fry the grounded paste, lime leaf and lemon grass. Fried it until fragrant. Remove from the heat.
- Bring the broth to boil and add 2/3 of the fried grounded paste. Stir well. Add the rice flour water into it slowly, stir until looks like gravy (thicken).
- Stir fry the rest of fried grounded paste (1/3) with the cutting fillets. Cook in lower heat until mixed well.
- Stick each 3-4 pcs diced chicken into bamboo skewers. Grill.
- Serving : rice cake, chicken satay, gravy and finally sprinkle some fried shallots.Serve while it hot.

Yields : 35 sticks

Mango Mousse Cake

Tested recipe by : Richard Goh


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