I think I'm starting to love cooking!! Yay!!! :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Powerpuff Currypuffs!!!

Last Wednesday, we had this Soirée Asiatique at uni. It's like an AFC party, they have asian foods there leaded by the japanese. I thought of making some curry puffs but I didn't have time as classes that day were from 8.30am till 3pm. I have like 2 hours left to rest and take a shower, so I only managed to make a few for my friends to break their fast. Sad issue though, only 2 of them get to taste the curry puffs as I didn't have the chance to let everybody take one, but it's ok, I can always bake some for others next time! :)

So here are the ingredients.

2 potatoes
Boneless chicken breast
Chilly paste
Coconut milk
Curry powder

Slice the potatoes and mince the chicken meat into really small pieces.

Put like 2 tablespoon of oil into a pan, and fry some minced garlics just to get the small. Fry the chicken and the potatoes until tender, and then add in 4 tablespoons of chilly paste and 2 tablespoon of coconut milk into the pan. Use a spatula and fold in the ingredients in the pan and finally, add sprinkle some curry powder.

I used prepared flour sheets for tarts as I really do not have time to make the dough myself.

Put it into the oven on 180°C for about 25 minutes. Tadaaa!! Baked curry puffs!! :D

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello there. It has been quite long since I've updated this blog huh? Been, 5 days already! :P Well, something happened past few days, remember the buka puasa and the overnight session I mentioned in the previous post? Yeah. It wasn't really that fun I tell you. On Monday, as I was cleaning up my stuffs to go to class, I realized that I lost my purse. I remembered the last time I saw my purse it was in my handbag, the one that I bring to the buka puasa session. I could not find it and then I decided that my purse is lost!! Then I think and think again, I recall that Saturday, that very morning I walked back to my house, I took out my phone and I think, I think at the same time my purse fell on the road but I didn't realized. So, that Monday morning, I skipped class, went on search for my purse although I do know that I might not find my purse back. Then I called the bank, and I walked half way to the police station to report but I decided not to because.. I do not know. Haha! The thing is, I didn't even notice how I lost my purse and I couldn't find it when I wanna go to class. At first I thought I misplaced it but I searched the whole apartment and I still couldn't find it. Somebody else might have taken and go jolly with it, I thought. I have 60 euros in the wallet, my bank card and other membership cards are in it too, if I lodge a report I don't think I will be getting it back, so why hassle!

So Monday, I skipped 3 classes. It's sadistic, but what to do. Accidents happened all the time, and it was my turn then. Gotta be careful next time, like my sister said, always hold your purse or slip it in the jeans!! :D

Oh yeah before I forgot, I baked some chocolate chip muffins that day too but I didn't have time to post it on the blog because I was too sad and confused thinking about my lost purse and then the next day I went to class and I was too tired!! Ok ok here goes!! :D


200g of flour
60g of sugar
2 teaspoon of baking powder
30g of melted butter
1 egg
180ml of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 cup of chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 200°
2. Sift the flour, and add baking powder into a bowl.
3. Whisk egg with sugar and vanilla essence, add milk into the mixture.
4. Mix the 2 mixture with melted butter and fold it with a spatula. Add chocolate chips.
5. Pour into small paper cups and place it in the preheated oven.

Oops I did it again!! Hehehe!! I actually ate them for dinner and next morning's breakfast! And I gave them to 4 of my classmates. :)

Happy baking!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Perfect Chocolate Cake!

Yesterday, I baked a chocolate moist cake for my fellow compatriots as they invited me to their buka puasa feast. I was so happy because it has been quite a while since I last had a good meal for dinner! They prepared Malay style Chicken Rice, and everyone ate on a very large platter. I never ate like that before, and seriously I had fun because we were like 5 surrounding the tray and we helped each other pouring the soup and sauces, this and that! I know other people might find this is disgusting but no! It wasn't and I definitely wanna do this again!! :D Oh yeah, we had Air Bandung as the beverage, and Puteri Mandi as appetizers. Oh my, my belly grew quite a little!! :P

So I was thinking since there are gonna be a lot of people, I should really bake a good cake for them as dessert, and also as a birthday gift for those I didn't bought present for. But at first I wasn't too confident about how my cake gonna turn out because it was my first time and I know baking cake is not easy if I only have my manual equipments with me. But, nahh. It turned out very good, indeed, I really felt so proud for my cake tasted absolutely delicious! Hehehe!


250g of butter
250g of sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
300g of cake/all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
100g of cocoa powder
200g of cooking chocolate
Some chocolate chips for decoration.

1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, and the baking soda in a bowl.
2. Whisk eggs with vanilla extract.
3. Melt butter with sugar.
4. Mix all those ingredients together and mix them well!
5. Melt the chocolate for toppings.

Flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.

Eggs and vanilla extract.

I poured the first half of the mixture into a tray and then I put in some chocolate chip before pouring the second half. Just for fun! :P

After baking.

Voilà!! Hehehe! Happy trying!! ^^

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Almond Biscotti

Again from Happy Home Baking, I found this super cool recipe on how to bake Almond Biscotti! :) I recognized this pastry not from any other food blog or bakeries or café, I just happened to watch in Forensic Heroes 2 where Ivan (Kevin Cheng) personally baked those tasty biscuits for Bell (Charmaine Sheh). I love TVB so much, and those two actors/actresses are my favorite! Kevin is super handsome I wish I have a boyfriend who looks like him! Lol! I mean, he really has the perfect appearance and in all dramas he acted, there are always parts where he shows his romantic side!! And Charmaine, she is super stunning, I first watched her in this drama called Return of the Cuckoo and she was super cute with her short hair back then! But now, she's all grown up, so pretty and so hot! :D

Look how sweet Kevin is, telling Charmaine that biscotti goes very well with coffee. Indeed it does taste super nice!! :D

Awwww look at his cute face!! Enjoying biscottis under the yellow yolk! I want!! :P

Ok ok back to our recipe now! :P I thought baking this would be difficult just because of the fact that this biscuit is italian! (I always imagined how elegant italian pastries are!) But no! It was so easy for me and I think you guys can try this too!! :)


3 eggs
250g of plain flour
150g of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of almond

1. Preheat oven to 160°.
2. Mix flour, almond, sugar, and baking powder into a bowl.
3. Whisk the eggs with the vanilla extract and add into the bowl of flour.
4. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
5. Line a parchment paper on the pan and scoop half of the mixture and place it on top of the pan. Spread them out properly.
6. Bake for 35 minutes, remove them out to let cool.
7. Cut the log into slices.
8. Place the slices on the baking sheet and heat in the oven for around 20 minutes.
9. Let cool, and store into a container.

Flour, sugar, almond. I think it is better not to mix the almond together with the flour mixture because it will be difficult when you add the egg. So, add the egg and mix the mixture with a spatula, and then only add the almond.


Mix mix!!

Spread on the parchment paper.

Take out, let cool.


Voilà!! Aren't they beautiful?? :D

Dip the biscotti into a cup of Bee Kopi!! It's very delicious!! :D

Voilà!! You see how easy it is to make biscotti?? And it's tasty too!! I think I will be baking this a lot of times because I really love the smell of the biscuit when I open the jar, and I love the taste of the dipped biscotti!! Mom would love to taste some because Mom loves to have some Hupseng cream crackers with Bee Kopi for tea! When I'm back to Malaysia next year I'll definitely bake some for Mom and for Dad as well! And for the rest of the family!! And also will bake some doggie cookies for Ryan n Dolly!! Yay I can't wait!! :D

Have fun baking!! ^^

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cookies! Doggie style!

I miss my dog Buckie!! He's now in Malaysia with my family and I really miss him barking at me for no reason! :P Now what does this have to do with my new recipe? Hehe! I baked doggie cookies!! Few days ago I saw this Horlicks Doggie Cookies recipe in Happy Home Baking so I thought maybe I can try out. But instead of Horlicks, I used Milo because I don't have Horlicks drink powder with me.


200g of cake flour
25g of corn flour
50g of sugar
80g of milo powder
180g of butter
Some chocolate chips, chocolate rice and some koko krunch too

Mix the flour, sugar, and corn flour into a large bowl.

Milo powder


Melt the butter (à la bain marie) and mix it together with the bowl of flour.

(Before baking)

Press 2 little pieces of chocolate rice on the dough for the eyes,
1 chocolate chip for the nose, and 2 koko krunch for the ears.

(After baking)

Aren't they lovely?? :) I promised Lilo that I will do some for her, so this is me keeping my promise! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let's have some macaroni for dinner!!

Dinner. Hurm.. It has been so long since I've had a good & balanced dinner. Last 3 weeks ago, I kept having Subway, Bigban, and other fast food for dinner because I didn't know what to cook. And, cooking for a person to eat is not really that fun, I thought. (That was before I created this blog) Now, I'm so ready to try out different recipes even though I'm only cooking for myself! :) Usually I just do Maggi but from now onwards I can do whatever I like! :) The macaroni recipe is really easy, it only takes you not more than 10 minutes! Here goes!!

All you need is a 4 scoops of Bolognese Sauce, and 5 tablespoon of mini macaroni.

Add the 4 scoops of bolognese sauce in a bowl, together with some cut button mushrooms and surimi/crabmeat. Place them into the microwave and heat for around 5 minutes.

Bring to boil a pot of salted water to cook the macaroni.
Then when the macaroni is done, mix them into the bowl of bolognese sauce and stir stir stir..


Chakkk!!!!!! :D

Add some basil and surimi at the side and voilà!!

There! Simple as 123! It's quite a lot though, next time, I will reduce from 5 tablespoon of macaroni to only 3 tablespoon!! Burp!! :P

What do you say to a dog before it eats?
- Bone appetit!! :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cheggy Bread!! :)

So I went to the supermarket to buy more baking material, and I bought a loaf of bread, cheese and eggs too. I once saw in a blog (I forgot which blog already) a recipethat use three of the ingredients above. The picture of that food was so clear on my mind so just now I tried it and had it for dinner! :) It's quite yummy but it would be better if I took it formy breakfast, not dinner! Lol!

Take a knife and draw a square in the middle of the bread.
Then, take a spoon and press it in the middle of the bread.

Put a cheese in the middle of the bread.

Break an egg and put it in on the cheese.

Put the bread into the microwave for 4 minutes et voilà!! Cheggy Bread!!

Cheggy Bread can be eaten during breakfast, you can even put a piece of ham on the egg and cover it with another layer of bread! It's gonna be so yummy!! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Almond France!! :)

Yay!! I learnt how to make Almond London cookies!! Since it's the month of Ramadan, I have decided to bake cakes or cookies for my Muslim friends for them to break their fast! (They are so lucky to have a friend like me!! :P)

I have always loved Almond London, my neighbor used to give us some during Raya but since they moved out, I never have good kuih raya already!! :( But then when I enter college, my good malay friends brought me lots of kuih raya and especially Almond London! Hehehe!


- 500g of melted chocolate

Ingredient A
- 60g of sugar
- 125g of butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

- 150g of sifted flour

- 100g of ground flour

1. Mix all ingredients A all together.
2. Mix the sifted flour with ingredients A.

3. Form little doughs with almond in it!

4. Bake it in preheated oven (180°) for about 30 minutes.

5. Add some choco on top of the baked cookies.

And voilà!!

I'm gonna go pack some for my classmates, I hope they will like those petites cookies! Unfortunately the cookies tasted a little too chocolatey, and a little bit bitter, but what the heck! I can improve them next time!! Yay!!