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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Choux au Craquelin - "Crispy Cream Puff"


A recipe from EMOJOIE CUISINE. Nothing special here. Just follow the recipe and steps, except the cream filling. I just whip the whipped cream and fold in the custard in which I left from other recipes.
Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMZta9anTM



P.S: I don't know why mine doesn't crispy at all and it was kinda soft. Like really soft. It tasted good but not the texture what I imagined. Maybe I made something wrong during the process.  

Egg Tart


There was a day, I browsed Facebook, scrolled down the page and saw a clip. A clip which it made egg tart. It looks so delicious and wanted to try it out. The clip that I watched was not the recipe I want because of the butter contained. So, in order to find a minimum / "less butter" recipe, I tried to search for the one I want. There it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=330CtvMzw_4 

Recipe and steps are almost the same, but the crust I modified a bit. What I do instead of cream the butter, I change to used cold butter which how you make pie crust. As easy as that.



Ingredients:

Crust:
70g unsalted butter
30g granulated sugar
25g egg
120 cake flour
a pinch of salt

Egg filling:
2 eggs
50ml hot water
50g sugar
120ml milk


  • Flour + Sugar, stir together.
  • Cut in the butter into flour mixture by using fingertips until the texture of wet sand.
  • Add the egg with a spatula to mix thoroughly and press it to form a dough (do not knead!)
  • Flatten the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and put into the fridge to chill and firm it up. (roughly 30 mins)
  • Pour sugar into hot water to dissolve.
  • Add in milk and stir.
  • Whisk the egg, pour into milk mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Sieve the egg mixture to get a smooth texture.
  • Take out the dough, roll out the dough cut them into the size of your mold and press the dough it to the side of the mold.
  • *This dough is kinda wet, recommend using plastic wrap to flatten up the dough.
  • Used fork to poke the hole at the bottom and put back to the fridge to firm up.
  • Preheat oven to 190° C.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the mold and bake for 10 mins. Then turn down to 170° C and bake about 10-15mins.  (depends on your oven)



Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Meal From Delivery

Once again, lazy to change clothes and walk outside in the heat of the sun to buy my lunch. In a cheaper price I can go outside to buy one for me but to truth is, there is nothing else I wanna eat there. Every day the same chicken rice, noodles... It so boring to eat that over and over again. So, I decided to search for delivery. Although, it tends to be pricey.

The first thought of delivery is 'Food Panda' but since is Ramadan and most of their runners balik kampung to celebrate Raya, so aren't any service from there. Then, thinking about Domino Pizza and KFC. Nah~ don't feel to eat fast food. What else I can do??

Google search!

And Boom! Check the first few list and I came across this website:
http://www.mammam.com.my/

They covered pretty much of food there which include Malay, Chinese and Indian Cuisine. But in my opinion is ok lah. But the best thing is they have cake delivery too. Wow! What attracted me the most is their delivery price. Is FOC (free of charge!)
No minimum order, no delivery fees. Why not I try it?


These are the meals I ordered.
Ayam masak lemak chili api with white rice and a coconut pudding.
Portion quite reasonable. What I amaze is that their chicken. It was so tender to eat. The sauce i think is coconut milk, it was a little bit sweet, savory and a little spicy in it.
 It actually pretty good. And for the coconut pudding, You heard it, "coconut" pudding. Full of flavor, especially the sugar syrup, I think it made of gula melaka. Overall, it not so sweet in my opinion.

I'll give it 8 out of 10. And I might reorder from this website again.

P.S: The delivery took about an hour or less to arrive (from cheras area).

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cake Week on The End of April

Matcha Magic Cake


Fruity Sponge Cake

Matcha Roll Cake Filled with Red Bean Cream

First of all, let's talk about why it was cake week. You see, my mom and I having our birthday on the end of April and early of May. And so, I was trying to bake a cake. The magic cake was not in my plan. However, just a few days before my mom's birthday, I had some urge to eat a cake. So, my mom said to my can i make pudding or cake with matcha? Then, something flash through my mind-- Magic Cake! Cake on the top, pudding at the middle and custard at the bottom. One batter, 3 different taste. How convenient. But at the end, i followed the recipe and it came out 2 layers. I guess it was a failed.

Moving on the next cake, fruity sponge cake. My mom really likes fruitcake, so i decided to make one, since, i found a good recipe and technique on baking a sponge cake.  There nothing much here. It just a cake made for my mom and me. (The day i bake the cake was in between my mom and my birthday.)

And... the matcha roll cake. I think it was bake in May. So it pretty much doesn't relate to the 'Cake Week'. It just me who want to post it here. Nothing much to talk about. 

P.S: In the process, i messed up the baking pan (refer to fruit sponge cake) I did not secure the bottom tightly and when i tried to pick up the pan it fell off. Luckily, i manage to save the batter and it bakes nicely. Lucky me! :)