Sunday, 23 August 2009

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Soon Kueh

Soon Kueh

Another experiment as mum said she coulnd't get the skin rihgt. Made it some time ago and the last time I made it, I made it with wheat flour, so today thought I'd try it both ways - with wheat flour mixed with tapioca flour (my original recipe) and another one from another book - this one is rice flour and tapioca flour - the kind that is sold normally.

I prefer the one that uses wheat flour as is transparent and a bit more chewy whereas maybe I didn't follow the 2nd recipe correctly as the dough was a bit soft and difficult to mould. But after steaming it was alright although I did not take any pictures of it.

Filling is not supposed to be dark but as I had left over from popiah I made last week, I added dried mushrooms and dried prawns.

Soon kueh

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Kueh Sarlat

Kueh Sarlat

Was experimenting with the kaya topping for kueh sarlat. Hence you see more topping than rice.

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Sunday, 9 August 2009

Kueh Lopez

Kueh Lopez

The next few weekends will see me making various kuehs as a sort of experiment to see if they work well using the mw. As you all will have gathered by now, I like to cook, but also I like to find the quickest way of making them as well. Actually this applies to work as well, but I am digressing here. hehe.

So last night soaked 1  cup glutinous rice as I wanted to make some kueh lopez.

This morning, drained the rice, then coloured it a little bit green but only found out later(from Liana) that it is meant to be yellowish and not green. Who cares as long as it tastes good and is edible right? Anyway to continue... As I didnt want to waste the rice if the MW method didn't work, I just put about 1 cupful of the rice into a big soup bowl and added water to more than cover it and nuked it for about 5 mins. Took it out and stirred it and looked ok, then put it back in for another 5 mins again. If the water has dried out and the rice is still not soft, slowly add in a little bit at a time and mw it till the rice is soft. It has to be slightly softer than your normal cooked glutinous rice.

The put it on a big piece of cling film and made it into a triangle and moulded it. Other internet sites tell you to put the cling film into a nescafe cap and mould it into a round shape.

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Remove from the cling film, cover with grated coconut and pour melted gula melaka over it and serve.

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If you want to do it the traditional way using banana leaf, it is like making bakchang where you shape the leaf into a triangle and add the uncooked rice and put it into boiling water for about 30 mins until it is soft.

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Saturday, 1 August 2009

Birthday cake and cuppies

Birthday Cake and Cuppies

When I gave my TA her chwee kueh, she told me her daughter was going to celebrate her 18th birthday soon and they were going to have a little party. So I offered to make a cake for her.

The request for her cake was a little unusual as she wanted the front cover of her book which was published when she was 6. She had won a competition organised by Reader's Digest. Cool! This is the front cover of her book.

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And this is the cake that I made. It is a little different as on the inside page, it does show the shadows of the animals as shown in the cake.
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These were the cuppies to go with the cake. I have to add that Liana made all the flowers/designs for the cuppies!

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