Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Rapid white bread recipe

This is my new favourite bread recipe. I've been making it for quite a while now, and I love the end result every time.

Not only that the recipe is easy, yield delicious result but it can be ready in less than 2 hours - that is about 5 minutes of preparation and another 1.5 hour (+- depending on the bread machine itself) in the bread machine.



I normally start the bread after dinner and there'll be plenty of time for the bread to be ready and to cool down before bed time, and we'll have delicious bread ready for breakfast.

Recipe is from one of my favourite cook book, the ultimate bread machine cookbook. This book is, in my opinion, the best bread machine cook book that I've encountered. I've tried a lot of recipes from the book and ALL turned out good.

So, here is the recipe:

210 ml lukewarm water
1.5 tbsp sunflower oil
375g bread flour
1 tbsp milk powder
1.5 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast

Pour the ingredients into the bread machine in the order as listed above.Set the bread machine to the rapid/fast bake setting, medium crust, 500 g loaf size. Remove the bread at the end of the baking cycle and let it cool on a wire rack.









Monday, 24 February 2014

Kari ikan merah

Hari tu beli seekor ikan merah kat pasar. Bahagian isi ikan dah buat masak sup. Ni standard la, asal ikan merah je mesti nak masak sup.

So, yang tinggal bahagian kepala dan ekor ikan. Nak buat masak sup jugak macam tak sesuai. So, decided untuk masak kari ikan.



Resepi macam kat bawah ni:

Minyak untuk menumis
2 sudu besar cili boh/kisar
2 sudu besar bawang, bawang putih dan halia yang telah dikisar
1 sudu besar halba campur
Sedikit daun kari
2 - 3 sudu besar serbuk kari ikan, bancuh dengan air suam
1 - 2 sudu besar asam jawa diramas dengan air suam
100 ml santan
Cili hijau atau merah, dipatah 2
Baby tomato, dipotong dua
Bendi dibuang tangkai
Ikan
Garam secukup rasa


Panaskan minyak. Tumis cili boh, diikuti dengan campuran bawang, bawang putih dan halia yang telah dikisar. Tambahkan halba campur dan daun kari. Tumis sehingga warna tumisan agak keperangan.

Masukkan bancuhan serbuk kari dan terus menumis sehingga rempah agak garing / pecah minyak. Kemudian masukkan air asam jawa diikuti dengan santan. Boleh tambah air untuk lebihkan kuah.

Apabila sudah mendidih, masukkan cili, tomato dan bendi, diikuti dengan ikan merah. Sesuaikan rasa dengan menambah garam.

Kari ikan ni masak tengah hari tadi for lunch, pair kan dengan terung dan ikan bilis goreng. Sedap, makan bertambah-tambah. Anak-anak pon suka.







Thursday, 20 February 2014

Kek pisang lagi + resepi baked chicken yang best

Buat kek pisang lagi, tapi kali ni guna resepi lain. Saje cuba-cuba resepi banana muffin dari buku little cakes from the whimsical bakehouse. Banyak sangat stok pisang dalam fridge sebab my little girl pantang nampak pisang kat kedai, mesti suruh beli eventhough stok kat rumah masih berbaki.


Separuh adunan ditabur crushed walnuts, yang separuh lagi sprinkled with chocolate chips.


Ok, ni nak share resepi baked chicken yang sangat sedap. Resepi diadaptasi dari resepi everyday crispy chicken with sweet tomatoes from Jamie's Dinners cookbook. Memang kalau pokok sweet basil yang ditanam dalam pasu di balkoni rumah dah tinggi sikit je mesti teringin nak masak ayam ni.


Kat atas ni gambar sebelum dibakar dalam oven.

Resepi ni simple sangat. Ayam yang telah dibersihkan digaul bersama olive oil, garam dan serbuk lada hitam. Pastu campur daun-daun sweet basil dan baby tomatoes (kalau ada banyak variety tomato lagi best). Then masukkan 1 - 2 bulb of garlic, broken up into cloves tapi x perlu buang kulit. Gaul rata then bakar dalam oven pada suhu 175 degree celcius selama 50 minit atau sehingga ayam masak.

* Sambil taip resepi ayam ni sambil terliur teringat rasa ayam and garlic tu..this weekend kena repeat this recipe la nampaknya.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Kek pisang dengan cip coklat

Best jer cuaca hari ni, tak panas, mendung je dari pagi. Kain baju kat luar still kering walaupun cuaca tak panas, nasib sempat angkat sebelum hujan tadi.

Petang-petang camni, mesti dok pikir nak masak apa untuk minum petang. Sambil mencari-cari tupperware/pinggan/cawan untuk memenuhkan dishwasher yang masih tak berapa nak penuh (tunggu penuh sikit baru run, rugi kalau run bila rak atas je yang penuh dengan cawan), terjumpa saki-baki kek pisang dan brownie coklat yang saya buat minggu lepas kat dalam fridge. Jadi, kek pisang dan brownie la yang menjadi santapan minum petang hari ni.. Makan sambil minum kopi panas... best.



Ni saya kongsi resepi kek pisang dulu, resepi brownie coklat tu next time pulak ye. Resepi asal dari sini.

113 gram butter
1/2 cawan gula perang
1/2 cawan gula putih
2 biji telur
1 sk esen vanila
2 1/3 cawan pisang - dilenyek (lebih kurang 3 - 4 biji pisang)
2 cawan tepung
1 sk baking soda
1/4 sk garam
1 sk serbuk kayu manis
1/4 cawan cip coklat
  1. Panaskan oven @ 175 degree celcius.
  2. Pukul butter dengan gula putih dan gula perang.
  3. Campurkan telur, esen vanila dan pisang yang telah dilenyek. 
  4. Campurkan bahan-bahan yang lain dan tuang ke dalam bekas acuan kek.
  5. Bakar lebih kurang 40 - 45 minit hingga masak.
*Resepi asal guna kacang walnut tapi saya ganti dengan cip coklat sebab anak-anak tak berapa suka kacang.

Suka sangat rasa kek pisang ni, dah banyak kali dah Shas buat kek ni sejak jumpa resepi via pinterest. Kalau ada pisang lebih je kat rumah mesti nak buat kek pisang ni. Simpan kek yang lebih dalam peti sejuk, lepas tu makan sejuk-sejuk untuk sarapan atau minum petang. Yum.










Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Homemade chicken nuggets



I found this recipe from pinterest a couple of days ago and had pinned it to my pinterest board, waiting for the right moment to try it.

When the tesco delivery guy came today to deliver the groceries that I've earlier ordered online, and had substituted 1 kg+ of chicken fillets instead of the 3 chicken breasts that I've ordered, I knew that I had to try this recipe.

So, after putting aside some for making other dishes, i've cubed the extras to make chicken nuggets, recipe as follows:

Chicken fillets, cut into bite size
Salt and pepper to taste
Flour
1 egg and some milk, beaten
Breadcrumbs and 1/4 - 1/2 cube of chicken granules

Add salt and pepper to the chicken fillets and coat with the flour.

Pick up the flour coated chicken and dunk into the egg/milk mixture then straight into the breadcrumbs mixture.

Coat with the breadcrumbs and put into a cookie sheet, in a single layer.

Bake at 180 degree celcius for 8 minutes on 1 side, turn, and continue baking for another 7 minutes.

Recipe adapted from here, with changes here and there. Based from the blog entry for this recipe, you can also make extra to freeze, but I didn't get to try that this time around as my kids loved the nuggets so much and ate lots of it.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Egg pizza

I made pizzas for dinner a few months back and had an extra, so I flash freeze the pizza (unbaked) and then wrap it with plastic wrap and label.



For breakfast, I took the pizza out of the freezer and unwrapped the plastic wrap. 



I placed it in a preheated oven @ 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes to bake.  I then took it out of the oven, cracked a few eggs on top, sprinkled some salt and pepper and drizzled some olive oil on the eggs.



I then continue baking it for another 10 minutes.




*note: For large pizza, you will need to par-bake the dough first for a few minutes before spreading the pizza sauce and topping. However, if you are making regular sized pizza (8 - 9 inches in diameter), it is not necessary to par-bake the dough.