Friday, 24 June 2016

Waffles mania

Chocolate waffles

Pandan waffles 

Yes, for the last 2 nights I tried making 2 types of waffles from 2 recipes

Asian pandan style waffles , recipe from 

Western style chocolate waffle recipe from 

Both are made using the morries brand .
I bought this which comes with interchangeable plates for making waffles, mini donuts or sandwiches.

I personally prefer the chocolate waffles

Do check out the recipe links above and try. Happy cooking!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Quick cookies - with chocolate chips

This is really a quick cookie recipe and delicious too!

For this recipe  I made 24 cookies
I made with plain flour instead of self raising flour

100 gm unsalted butter softened 
100 gm castor sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
75 gm plain flour mixed with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda n 1/8 tsp fine salt
75 gm plain flour mixed with 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp fine salt 
2 tablespoon Hershey's semi sweet mini chocolate chips

Put butter n castor sugar in a mixing bowl
Use a wooden spoon to stir till paste like
You shouldn't feel much grains of sugar left
Add in the tablespoon of golden syrup n mix well
Add in the first 75 gm of plain flour mixture
And the chocolate chips 
Mix well till no more white flour
Add in the second 75 gm of plain flour mixture 
Mix well
Preheat oven to 170c ( original is 180)
Prepare 2 trays lined with baking paper 
Use 2 teaspoons
One to scoop and the other to help push onto the tray 
Please do not press the cookie dough down
Place them apart 12 on one tray
I am using a table top Cornell oven
So I use the middle rack to bake these about 13 mins
When done, let the cookies sit on the tray for another 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack n cool completely 
The cookies are very soft when just taken out of the oven 
They will harden upon cooling
They are crispy but I did not find them chewy as described in the original recipe 
Maybe I made smaller cookies as I made 24 and not 12 pieces

Dough can be pinched instead of using spoons too. 

Maximum 12 on my tray 

After baking they spread out

Do try this recipe - easy, quick and delicious!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Stirfry Udon with dark sauce

This is a yummy dish of stirfry udon with dark sauce. Easy to prepare n delicious.
Good to do since my helper off day and I prepare this simple dish for my family.

The original recipe is from Rasa Malaysia

I have changed some ingredients like the kecap manis sauce to Feng He Garden dark sauce so the taste may not be the same - however, my family enjoyed it very much.
I also substituted pork with prawns for my children.

Oyster sauce I used Lee Kum Kee 3 tsp
Dark Sauce Feng He Garden 4 tsp
Soy sauce Kikkoman 3 tsp
Fine sugar 1.5 tsp
Sesame oil a dash
Water 12 tbsp initially 
Added more during cooking 
Mix above in a large bowl and set aside

Pork filet slice n marinate with oyster n Kikkoman soy sauce for 15 minutes - keep in fridge covered

1/2 large carrot julienned
1 stalk spring onion cut into 1-2 inch lengths 
2 pcs garlic sliced 
Some bunashimeji mushrooms - pls wash n separate 
Dodo brand large rectangle fish cake 1.5 pcs sliced 
Chinese cabbage sliced into strips about  - see photo 
Cooking oil

2 eggs stirfried n cut into strips (optional)

3 packet of udon - fairprice brand

Remove marinated pork from fridge about ten minutes before using 

Boil water n cook udon for 2 minutes n drain water n set aside 

Heat some oil in large frying pan 
Fry the garlic for short while no need to brown 
Add in the pork n fry till half done n push aside leave in the pan
Add in the carrot n stirfry 
Add in mushrooms n stirfry all include pork
Add in cabbage n stirfry
Add in fish cake n stirfry 
Add in udon n prepared sauce 
If sauce cannot cover all udon , mix in a little water to sauce bowl and pour over udon
Use a pair of chopsticks now to move the udon around n coat with sauce
Then add in spring onions n cook a minute more
Can be served with egg strips 

Note - I prepared for 2 adults n 2 young children 
Amount can be increased for older children