Monday, April 7, 2014

Panettone Pudding


I've been buying Panettone for years during Christmas season for both giving away and eating by ourselves. This year, I did the same but for some reason, I couldn't manage to finish it all up while it's reaching the expiry date !

Luckily, there's an event that came in time to rescue me for not throwing it away!

The recipe could be found here.










































Sunday, March 23, 2014

Almond & Orange Madeleines


I bought madeleine mold a while ago and made it few times using different recipes but all of them are quite similar. This one is interesting to me cuz it uses a different method to prepare a batter...


































Saturday, March 15, 2014

Chocolate & Rum Cream Pie

I've spotted the original recipe which is called 'chocolate & whiskey cream pie'  on facebook and what convinced me to give it a try is , of course, the booze called for !

The thing is that I don't have any whiskey in hand but this problem was easily solved cuz I have other kinds of alcohol to substitute it and I ended up modifying the recipe a bit to make my own version. Good news is that this pie turned out to be a big hit among my victims..:)

The recipe :

Crust

137g Oreo cookies ( stuffing removed )
35g  Melted unsalted butter

Filling

100ml  Milk
65ml  Whipping cream
130g Dark chocolate (70% cocoa mass)
25g Brown sugar
20g Caster sugar
10g Corn flour/startch
25ml Dark rum
1 Egg yolk

Topping ( I used only 2/3 of it )

175ml Whipping cream
45g Plain yogurt
20g  Icing sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract
Shaved Dark chocolate to sprinkle on top


Method :

Place the Oreo cookies in the food processor and process until fine crumbs. Add the butter and mix throughly, then spread and press down on 18 cm tart pan ( removable bottom ), bake for 10-12 mins in the preheated oven ( 180c ). Leave to completely cool.

Whisk together the yolk, rum, corn flour, caster sugar and brown sugar in a medium bowl, heat the milk and the whipping cream in a saucepan until hot but not boiled , slowly pour the hot milk and cream mixture into the bowl, whisk all the time, until fully combine.
Transfer back to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to boil.

Take the saucepan out of the heat, pour the chocolate into the saucepan, whisk slowly until combine. Pour it onto the cooled crust and spread over evenly. Leave to cool outside before refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. ( I left it overnight in the fridge. )

Whip the whipping cream, plain yogurt and icing sugar together until soft peaks formed.
Spoon over the filling and sprinkle with some shaved /grated dark chocolate , let it set in the fridge for few hours before slicing and serve.




















































Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti


I've recently spotted this Italian cookie from a few blogs using different recipes and they kind of remind me how long it's been since my last try on making one!

The version I made this time is not from those recipes I've found on foodblogs. Instead, I picked it over the results from google search and what made it the winner is only the booze the recipe calls for! I am always convinced whenever there's alcohol involved..lol

The recipe could be found here.

















































Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chocolate Oatmeal Scotchie Bars


I had few hours to kill the other day before meeting with my friends..so nothing is better than baking and bring along some of them to share!


I've recently found these bars on blogoving and honestly, I had a doubt if it's gonna be a good mixture between the three ( chocolate ,oatmeal and butterscotch chips ) ingredients..so I gave it a try and here's truth to be told..even though it's not the best bars I've ever made or eaten but it's far too good to be left behind !!


The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used 9*9 square tin, the bars are, therefore, thicker than the original )


































Sunday, March 2, 2014

Indian Chicken Curry


I'd normally plan and choose a kind of meat/seafood to cook for a weekend meal ( especially on Saturday when I have more time to prepare and cook than weekdays ) , then make a decision what cuisine or recipe I'd go for !

This weekend, my choice was chicken and the winner recipe is this Indian curry that I've found in the latest issue of Bon Appetit magazine...It's a simple yet scrumptious dish that doesn't require anything but some cooking time !

The recipe could be found here.






































Crepe Suzette


I used to make pancake for breakfast when my gal was a little kid and didn't have any activity on Saturday mornings..but in these days, I hardly do the same cuz so little time , so many things to deal with !

We went to Hoi An on CYN break and at the hotel , both of my husband and daughter seemed to enjoy eating crepe every single morning while we stayed..so back at home, all of a sudden, this classic French dessert just came through my mind and I didn't wait that long to give it the first try ! I chose the recipe from Delia Smith , one of my reliable sources and of course, it didn't let me down and what a huge success I've got..:)


The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used lemon zest and juice less than the recipe calls for and also added a bit more sugar to the sauce )