mardi, août 14, 2012

Cee Cee Muffins

Hahah Yes that's what I call these cuties...

Nyanya is back in the kitchen and it's a classic, chocolate chips muffins. I like these muffin cups. They are at the good size and can be used in the oven without the support of muffins pan.

Here's the video:

samedi, juin 02, 2012

Cake aux fromages

Yesterday I have a meeting at the head office for newcomers (employees who just joined within past 6 months). It's a potluck meetup. I was thinking to make chocolate brownies, but then I'm thinking to change something. I don't want to bring dessert. Instead I want to bring a salty/savory snack. It was a SUCCESS!!!!

In France, quite often that one of the snacks in a party is this savory cake. There are many ways that you can mix and match ingredients to make a great snack cake. You can have spinach with goat cheese cake, salmon and olives cake, to name a few. I choose to make cheese savory cake. Cheese is usually quite acceptable kind of taste by most europeans hahahhaha...

On another note, did you see the metal that sticked out on the cake? Yes! It's a new addition in the kitchen :D As it says, it IS a cake tester. What did you use when you want to test the doneness of your cake? I have always use steak knife to check on my cakes. But not anymore! This cake tester is just so adorable :D

Here's the recipe for this savory cheese cake:

150g all-purpose flour
1/2 packet of baking powder (this is roughly about 1 tablespoon)
3 large eggs
100ml olive oil
100ml milk
100g grated Gruyere (Swiss cheese)
salt and pepper 
100g Blue cheese (like Roquefort or Danish blue) - break into small bits
100g mix of Gouda and Cheddar cheese - cut in cubes
Some parmesan
Provencale herbs

1. Pre-heat oven 200C and prepare loaf baking pan
2. In a bowl, add flour and baking powder
3. Add eggs into the bowl, and mix together with flour and baking powder
4. Add olive oils and milk. Mix until batter is smooth
5. Add grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste
6. Add the rest of the other cheese, and some herbs. Pour mixture into the baking pan, and bake for about 45 minutes

Can be served hot or cold.

 Can you see the bits of blue cheese?

Add in Provencale herbs

vendredi, mai 11, 2012

Instant lamb ragout

Remember last post, I posted about the Maggi Chicken Marinate that comes with plastic bag? This time, I try with some lamb. As you can see from the photo, it's a success!! So yes, you can substitute chicken with either lamb or ribs.

I used the "Provencale Herbs" marinate and I used the lamb part where you use to make lamb ragout. Not really sure which part of lamb it is, but it's mostly layers of lamb meat and fat. Yum yum! With this way of cooking, the lamb is part grilled and partly tender, with reduced sauce. 

Give it a try!!! :D

Look how clean the oven dish is. Save time from scrubbing the pan!

mardi, mai 01, 2012

Maggi Marinate and Grill

Huuraaay!1 Product review :P 
This product is so good that I would give this 2 thumbs up. If you ever see this product at your nearest supermarket, do give it a try!!! 
I love grilled chicken / bbq chicken... Yummy yummy....

This product is by Maggi. Other than chicken marinate, it offers also for meat and fish. The pack is divided into 2 section, the top one contains folded plastic bag, and the bottom part contains marinate powder. For chicken, it comes in 3 different choices: garlic (the one I have here), paprika and provencale herbs.

Unfold the plastic bag, alternatively put your chicken pieces (I love chicken wings, so I chose only chicken wings here) But you can use whole chicken, the plastic is big enough for 1 whole chicken. Toss in the marinate powder. Shake the bag. 

It comes with the plastic thing to close and tie your bag with. And it's ready for the oven. You can prepare your meat in advance, and keep this bag in the fridge so that your meat is well marinated.

When the time comes, put this bag in the pan and throw in the oven. Leave in the oven to cook for about 1 hour.

Usually I like to make my own marinate, where I tried all sort of different spices. But this Maggi has a great taste! I love it. Then, the best thing is the bag. It makes the chicken so tender yet crispy on the outside. Just be careful when you open the bag when it's still hot out from the oven. Give this magic bag a try!!!!

lundi, février 27, 2012

MeatballZ revisited

It has been almost 2 years now that I have my not-so new weight :D How time flies!! I have the feeling that it is only 6 months ago I started dukan. I have been trying to keep eating the same kind of food. One of the food that stick to my nutrition is the grilled chicken wings. However, recently I wanted to eat meatballs. I did it only once or twice when I did dukan. I'm feeling meatballzy tonight :D

So here it is.
This time I add some chopped coriander leaves and chopped onion.
Otherwise, I just threw in some spices, a bit of bran oatmeal, 1 egg and a bit of cornstarch.

mercredi, février 22, 2012


I feel like to eat something-balls.. like meatballs or fishballs or turkeyballs
Yum yum....

samedi, février 04, 2012


What is Rempeyek, you ask? It's a combination of asian spicy crackers/chips and peanut. I found this at the local supermarket. Being a hungry customer, I grabbed this packet without thinking. I've seen this before, but I never want to buy it because of course it won't be the same as the one back in Malaysia. But anyway, it is worth the try.

In this packet, the rempeyek/spicy peanut chips are the mini version. Traditionally as I know it from Malaysia, the size of rempeyek is about the size of bottom of a mug. But Go-Tan's version is like I said mini version, so it is a size of a bottle cap :/ In my taste, the chips is too thick. Anyway, I'm not complaining coz I'm hungry.. So Ohm nom nom nom :D