Friday, September 25, 2009

Baked Salmon with Butter

Saw this dish in a book and thought its very quick and easy to do, I don't really like to cook salmon due its fishy smell during pan frying, but Trenyce love salmon so I try to find other
method of cooking salmon, instead of the pan fry version with teriyaki sauce. This dish turn out quite nice, doesn't smell as fishy as the usual pan fried version...


Slice of salmon

some enoki mushroom (I use whats available at home i.e. king oyster mushroom)

1/4 sprig green onion (I don't have it so didn't add)

some shredded green and red bell pepper (I don't have it so didn't add)

30g butter

4 slice lemon

1 tbsp mirin } I added these for better taste

pinch of salt }

Aluminum foil


1. Wash salmon and pat dry, seasoned with a little salt.

2. Cut away roots of mushroom, sliced (for king oyster mushroom), wash and strain.

3. Brush some butter on aluminum foil to avoid stickiness. Put in salmon, lemon slice, mushroom, bell pepper, add in mirin sequentially, and seal the opening.

4. Bake salmon into preheated oven at 180degC for 8-10 min or until cooked.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tiramisu Cake

Made a simple tiramisu cake for my mum-in-law's birthday last weekend, but was told its not the day that I remembered..*blush*....still the family enjoyed the cake.

Reference of recipe from Phoon Huat demo class.
I use 8" square cake ring...
300g sponge finger
cocoa powder
Coffee syrup:
50g brown sugar
10g coffee powder
1 tsp coffee emulco
some coffee liquor per individual preference
-Put all ingredients in a pot except liquor and coffee emulco, bring it to boil, let it cool completely then add in emulco and liquor.
Cheese Cream:
50g caster sugar
100g coffee liquor
3 tsp coffee powder
12g gelatin powder } mix together and place over double boil till gelatin dissolves
36ml water }
3 egg yolk
250g mascarpone cheese (thaw 1 hour before use)
250g whipping cream
1. Beat whipping cream till soft peak and keep chilled.
2. Boil sugar, coffee powder and coffee liquor until sugar dissolves, cool a little, add in gelatin and egg yolk and stir till well combined.
3. Break the cheese into small piece and stir till it resemble thick cream, add in step 2, stir till combined, add in whipping cream, stir till well combined.
4. Wrap the bottom of cake ring with aluminum foil, place it on a cake board, place 1 layer of sponge finger in cake ring then brush with coffee syrup(can soak sponge finger with syrup then place in cake ring), pour half potion of cheese cream on top of sponge finger, spread the cheese evenly, lay another layer of sponge finger then brush with coffee syrup(can pour more syrup over the sponge fingers, pour the 2nd half of the cheese cream on top of sponge finger spread the cheese evenly. Keep chilled overnite or at least 4 hours.
5. Remove ring(can use hairdryer to blow the outside of the ring for easier removal of ring), dust with cocoa powder and serve chilled.

Friday, September 11, 2009


y family likes pizza, they can have it for any meal, sometimes I will made it for breakfast, I will do the bread the night before and bake it slightly brown, this way I will not need to wake up early to make the bread and the final product can be done very quickly. This breadwas done using bread maker, the bread was soft, I add a little mix herbs to bring out the flavour of the plain bread.

400g bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp fast acting dried yeast
3 tbsp olive oil
200ml water

To make with breadmaker
1. Lift the tin out of the bread machine, fit the kneader blade then add the measured cold water and oil. Spoon in the flour then add the sugar and salt. Make a slight dip in the centre of the flour and sprinkle in the yeast.
2. Insert the tin into the bread machine. Shut the lid and set to dough. Press start.
3. At the end of the programme, lift the tin out of the machine, tip the dough out on to a lightly floured surface, knead well then cut into 2. Roll each shaped circle and transfer to 2 large greased baking sheet.
4. Spread tomato sauce and sprinkle preferred ingredients on top follow by mozzarella cheese. Leave in a warm place for 30min or until the dough is risen around the edges.
5. Bake in a preheated oven, 220deg C, for 8-10min or until the cheese is bubbling and the edges of the pizza are browned. Transfer to plate and serve immediately.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nut and Raisin Bread

 was feeling lazy the other day but have to prepare for next day's breakfast, so breadmachine
became handy, I picked out this recipe from the BM manual and throw in all the ingredients and let it ran till its done. This bread texture was soft compared to some other recipe from the same manual.

Loaf Size:750gWater/milk 250ml, Butter 2tbsp, Salt 1 ½ tsp, Sugar 2tbsp, Bead Flour 450g,
Dry Yeast 1 ¼ tsp, Raisin 50g, Chopped Walnut 30g
Loaf Size:900gWater/milk 330ml, Butter 2 ½ tbsp, Salt 2 tsp, Sugar 2 ½ tbsp, Bead Flour 520g, Dry Yeast 1 ½ tsp, Raisin 75g, Chopped Walnut 40g

Program : Basic

Tip: Add the raisin and nuts after the acoustic signal During the second kneading phase. (I didn't follow this part, just add in everything together)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Soy Sauce Stewed Chicken Wings

I know that we can't finish a whole chicken in one meal so I adjust the original recipe and cooked wings with the sauce, easier to serve and eat too...

500g chicken wings/drumlets

Stock Ingredients:
200g sugar
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2tbsp shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)
½ tsp szechuan peppercorns
1 star anise
1 piece cinnamon stick
3 cloves
200ml light soy sauce
1000ml water

Sauce (to serve)
2tbsp stewed chicken stock
1tbsp chicken broth
1 tsp light soy sauce
1tsp dark soy sauce
1tsp sesame oil

1. Rinse the wings.

2. Cook the entire stock ingredients in a deep pot, bring to boil, add in the wings and drumlets, cover, stew over low heat for 15min until cooked through.

3. Remove the wings leave to cool and cut into pieces.

4. Heat up 1 tbsp oil in the preheated wok, add in sauce and bring to boil. Pour the solution over the wings and drumlets. Serve hot.