lundi, juin 20, 2011

Begedil - Potatoes Meat Patties

This is my dear husband's favorite Malaysian dish. We have some potatoes left from the blanquette last week, so I decided to make the begedil. It's easy but I don't like the frying part. I try to restrict eating fried food at home.

Usually the begedils are the side dish for another Malaysian food, Soto.
Soto comprises of packed rice cubes serve in chicken clear soup, and eaten with side dishes like the begedils, fried vermicelli, and dash of spicy soy sauce.

In order to do this, you need mashed potatoes (from boiled or steamed potatoes), some mince meat, salt and pepper. You can also add some herbs like chopped spring onions or chopped coriander leaves. My hubby likes them simple :D


Then, divide the mixture into flat balls.


Heat oil in pan to make a deep fry.
Then, dunk the patties into beaten egg, then pat them in a flour-maizena mix.
Fry them until brown.


My husband said that these begedils are best eaten the next day ^^

Strawberry Jam Cake

Somehow I had the desire to bake something using strawberry jam. I don't know where I got that idea, but nevertheless, after googling, I found some nice sour cream cake. Basically it uses the pound cake recipe or sour cream cake recipe or yoghurt cake recipe and adds some jam or preserves in it.

I chose the Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe as I think it is simple and looks delicious :D

This recipe uses sour cream. As it was Sunday and I do not have sour cream nor yoghurt, so I substituted the sour cream with same amount of milk+1tablespoon of lemon juice.

Strawberry Jam Cake

2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1/2 pound) (226g) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup (240ml) sour cream (I used 240ml milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup blueberry preserves (I used 3-4 tablespoon of strawberry jam)

1.Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter and flour baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the granulated sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Beat in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.

2.Spread all but 1/2 cup of the batter into the prepared pan. Using the back of a spoon, make a trough in the batter, all the way around the pan. Mix the 3/4 cup of blueberry preserves with the reserved batter and spoon it into the trough.

3.Bake the cake for about 1 hour, or until it begins to pull away from the pan and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack, remove the pan and let cool completely.

Enjoy with tea or coffee :D

dimanche, juin 19, 2011

Mee goreng - Asian gourmet

I've found the mee goreng (fried noodles) spices at home and decided to cook up something.
I used also indonesian dried egg noodles. Both the spices and the noodles have been sitting on the shelves for some time hehhehe
Very quick and yummy food :D


mercredi, juin 15, 2011

Best chicken wings evaaaaaa

OK, I'm saying that because I was hungry ^^


Since my dukan diet, I've discovered the pleasure of grilled chicken wings. It's part of my pure protein meal which is now becoming my staple meal. I hope that I did not develop allergy to it as Mr. Shrimp did to me huhuhuhu.

Things I added to these marvelous parts of chickens are:
Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Tandoori spice, Ground coriander, Celeri salt, Dried rosemary, Curcuma.
Sometimes I added bit of honey, or soy sauce.
Most important is..... no oil ^^



If only I could grill these wings on hot charcoals grill... Mmmmm yummaaayyy (I'm a sucker for bbq)

As for my Amour, des pommes de terre sauté avec des omelettes :D


Bon appetito!

dimanche, juin 05, 2011

New Addition - Mickey Hand Whisk

Hey look!! New addition to Nyanya's kitchen.
After the tinkerbell's bowl, here comes the mickey's head hand whisk :D
It has Disney word engraved at the ring and the mickey's head is actually heavy.

On what will I use this magical Mickey whisk? Hhmmm....