Onde Onde Fever

Friday, September 12, 2008

This is how the onde onde look like...unfortunately i didn't take the kuih bakar and the kuih cantik manis as i was too busy ....*sigh~*

I feel like i'm going to be sick again...*groans*Today my maid and I made over 300pcs and i lost count of onde onde (but we had a total of 70 pcks; 12pcs/pack)...you're wondering why?*weak smile* someone asked me if i can make onde onde and i said yes, then she said she wanted 70packs or 12pcs. again i said yes...(me and my BIG mouth) actually she's one of my regular customer so its hard to say no...besides she fell in love with my onde onde last year when she came to my Kenduri Kesyukuran (yeaaa coz my onde onde have flavours original, yam and rose) and called Onde onde Kemboja/Chelin (argh long story) so this year she wanted the onde onde la and as for me i have the BIG mouth and said yes...

you have no idea how tiring it is and i don't have help coz my maid have to take care of my son and baby...so i basically have to do it all by myself...now my legs feels like its going to fall apart (coz been standing to long) and my arm hurs like madness...but i still try to write this blog (that amaze me myself) She also ordered Kuih Bakar 30pcs and kuih cantik manis 30trays...and i started baking and 'gentel gentel'(ball rolling for the ond onde) from 4am (ye time sahur aku dah start menggentel klu tak tak sempat) i've managed to finish everything just in the nick of time around 4pm then the pickup guy came after that i snooze away....until break fast which i only drink syrup then continue snoozing and now i'm awak and feeling the 'love' boy i wish i can have a body massage right now!

I used to take big orders like this but now i just don't have enough helpers (coz my maid have to take care of the kids) I should've known my limits...lucky for me the money is good so i guess its worth it...


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quiche (sebut dia kish) is a baked dish that is made primarily of eggs and milk or cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as cooked chopped meat,vegetables or cheese are often added to the egg mixture before the quiche is baked (source: wikipedia).... and best of all its great for breakfast ;) !

I've made this coz i have a lot of chicken leftovers from yesterday roasted chicken which my hubby don't feel like eating (he never really eat the same thing twice) *roll eyes* yeah i know fussy! so thats why i made this lovely quiche which he ate more than half of 'em (he didn't know that its from the leftovers hahaha~) *grins*

What you need:
instant Pie crust
5pcs swiss mushroom (you can use canned mushroom) - sliced
chicken meat leftovers
1/4 carrot diced finely
some corriender leves chopped
1 small box whipping cream
some cheddar and mozarella cheese *optional but it taste better with it ;)
1clove garlic - chopped
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for frying

How you do it:

  1. Roll your pastry crust and fit it on to your pie pan. remember to prick the crust then bake it at 220c. for 15minutes then remove from oven let it cool slightly.
  2. heat the oil and fry the garlic until fragrant.
  3. then add in the mushroom, chicken, corriender leaves and carrots. salt and pepper to taste. set aside
  4. tehn in a bowl, mix in the whipping cream and eggs.
  5. season it with salt and pappers
  6. spread the mushroom mixture on the pie crust evenly then pour in the egg mixture
  7. reduce the heat to 200c and bake until slightly golden or until the eggs mixture frims up.

Nyonya - Cutie Chilled Kuih (Cantik Manis)

Today i have the urge on making my own Nyonya kuih. And this came to mind coz its the easiest to make...trust me...This Cantik Manis kuih is i supposed a hybrid between a kuih and jelly (my hubby said its just jelly) its not exactly jelly coz we do not use any jelly powder yet the texture is somewhat colse to jelly...odd huh?if you don't know what i'm trying to say...you'll just have to try and make them and see for yourself...

What you need:
80g Indonesian Hoen Kwee flour (buy white variety)
110g caster sugar
200ml concentrated coconut milk
600ml water
1/4tsp salt

To make colored dice:
100g water chestnuts
100g tapioca flour
a drop for 3 of your fave colorings.

This is how you do it:

  1. Dice the water chestnut and divide into 3parts
  2. color each part with your fave colorings and leave it for 30 mins to allow color to set.
  3. Coat no.(1) with tapioca flour and plunge it into a boiling hot water. (i didn't have tapioca flour so i use corn flour it does give the same effect but not as nice looking)
  4. Once it floats, remove them and place them in a ice cold water
  5. Combine ingredient (A). mix well, and make sure there's no lump. transfer it into a non stick pot and cook until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat
  6. Drain the colored dice and add them in (A). Arrange several molds and pour it them let them set and keep chilled until serve.
See told ya its easy...but my regret is not having the tapioca flour *sob sob* but it still taste great! the richness of the sweeten coconut mixture and the tenderness of the water chestnut just makes my mouth waters yummmmmmmm~

Pineapple Tart / Tart Nanas Bungkus

This is my first time making these and i must say it does turned out well! *ponder* actually i wanted to do the rolled pineapple tart but i didn't know how...tried but it didn't turned out right so i made this type. The recipe i got from my mom's recipe collection book which she loves so much...where she got the recipe? highly likely from her friends...

so here's the recipe:
What you need for the pastry:
200g flour
20g custard powder
150g unsalted butter

=> mix all the ingredients until it forms a soft dough. let it rest for 10 minutes then you can start making the tart.

What you need for the filling:
1 pineapple (pick one that's young and almost ripe)
1cup sugar
1 screwpine leave
1inch cinnamon stick
5pcs of clove

this is how you make em:

  1. grate the pineapple.
  2. cook the pineapple (do not drain the pineapple) in a medium heat until dried
  3. add in the sugar, screw pine and spices.
  4. stir occasionally, cook until the pineapple jam became thick and rather glossy.
  5. set a side to cool.
  6. the right consistency is when you can make a small ball out of the pineapple jem.
take a teaspoon of the dough press with your hands making a disk then put the jem ball in the centre, close it gently. roll into a ball then shape it oblong or like the alien face then you cut the surface to make the thorny effect then brush egg wash on top of it. simple! Now you try..;)


Sunday, September 7, 2008

This is a souvenir that i got from my new friend Che Mat Gebu. Thanx for the souvenir hehehe~it does cheers up my blog hehehe thanx again!

Nestle Nestum Cookie with raisins and Cornflakes Cookies

hahaha...its cookies season...yeay...*jumps about happily* well actually i rarely bake cookies as i usually buys it for Aid Celebration...why i buy instead of baking? mmm thats just because i'm too lazy to bake cookies as i feel that when you make cookies the task feels never ending (in short i get board half way making it)

but this year...2008 is different. i've promised myself that this year no matter what i'll bake my own cookies. I'll bake our all Malaysian cookies which you all should try :) so just watch out for my entries hehe...

anyway here's my Nestly Nestum Cookies with raisins Recipe:
what you need:
3c flour
3c nestum
1/2tsp baking powder
250g butter
1 1/2 fine sugar
2 eggs
100g raisins
1tsp vanilla essence

How you do it:

  1. simply beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. meanwhile sift flour andbaking powder, set aside.
  3. then add in vanilla and the eggs in the butter mixture. beat again until mixed
  4. add in the flour mixture and lastly nestum and raisins. Mix it well and
  5. put a dollop of the cookie mixture on a lined tray.
  6. this cookie won't spread as much, then you can bake at 160c for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown.
look at that happy lil faces...heheeh just edger to be eaten lol...

Cornflakes Cookies:
what you need:
170g cornflakes grind/blend until fine
11/2c fine sugar
400g flour sifted
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
1egg yolk for brushing
This is how you do it:
  1. Pre heat oven at 160c and line your bakingtray with parchment paper
  2. beat butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. then add vanilla and egg, mix well.
  4. add in the flour, baking powder and the cornflakes
  5. mix until form a dough, then roll the dough to a 0.5cm thick or to your desired thickness then use your fave cookie cutter to shape the cookies, put it on the try and bake for 15-20minutes or until lightly brown.
hahaah i see lots a lots of Pooh...my son loves this cookies and its good coz its healthy!

And these are tiggr Pooh's best friends (if you can see him) he's all jumbled up in the cookie jar.