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Baked Mooncake Recipe 公仔饼/猪仔饼

My mother usually will buy home made mooncake (gong zai bing) from her friend every year. This year her friend does not make the mooncake to sell, so we make it ourself. It is not difficult to make this gong zai bing, we get ingredients and recipe from one of the ingredient shop in Penang. The sales person recommended us to use pure peanut oil as our cooking oil is not a pure peanut oil, they added a kind of essence to make cooking oil. I do not know how true it is, but from the price, they have so much difference in "real" peanut oil (RM11 for 500g) compare to our cooking oil. We also bought cake flour from her to make the mooncake but according to her, any medium protein flour will do. Recall back last year, I used low protein flour to make gong zai bing. Golden syrup is expensive too, RM11.50 for 1kg.  Ingredients:500ml golden syrup200ml peanut oil15ml lye water700g medium protein flour/cake flour Method:1. Mix golden syrup, peanut oil and lye water in big bowl until combine.2. Sift in flour and mix until combine. Do not overmix to prevent mixture become hard.3. Cover bowl and leave for 6 hours or overnight. (compare with my last year recipe, which need to leave for 2 hours only, the sales person said 6 hours will let the flour absorb oil/golden syrup fully and give the mooncake better taste)4. Preheat oven at 180C for half an hour.5. Divide dough to 40g each and roll it round, lightly press with palm to flatten it.6. Bake in oven (fan-forced) for 12 mins or until cooked. The gong zai bing smell and taste really good after baked. It is best to keep and consume after 3 days, as when the biscuit just out from oven, the texture is not soft yet. I will keep this recipe for future use. The same recipe can be used to make traditional mooncake (wrap with filling) too. To make piggy mooncake, follow here: Before I end this post, MnYfoodtalk would like to wish everyone a very Happy Mooncake Festival!

 

Temptation Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

I am back again to bake a birthday cake, a fresh cream birthday cake. This time I make chocolate banana cake for Camus's birthday. To me, I am lazy to make this type of cake as I will need to spend 3 hours and above (can up to 5~6 hours) to make a whole cake, from weighting ingredients to decorate the cake. Also, I will accumulate the left over ingredients like fresh cream, sponge cake mix and some others for months, or years...until they are expired...then throw them away. I really feel wasted to throw away those ingredients, and many times I also very lazy to make a move to stand in kitchen for whole afternoon on my weekend to make this type of cake. Of course, some time I "got form got ohm", I will do it happily just like this time, another chocolate banana cake was born in my kitchen, for an OLD baby that was born on 34 years ago. Let me share the recipe of this chocolate banana cake with photos I have taken. RecipeIngredientsChocolate Sponge Cake260g sponge cake mix260g eggs70g hot water1tbsp chocolate powder80g melted butter Chocolate Ganache100g chocolate (cut to small pieces)50g fresh milk Filling400g whipped fresh cream150g chocolate ganache (you may add all or leave some for decoration)3tbsp coffee kahlua (optional)8~10pcs banana (I used pisang "awak" as we like the "compact and smooth" texture of this banana) MethodFor chocolate sponge cake:1. Mix chocolate powder and hot water.2. Use mixer, beat sponge cake mix and eggs in high speed for 6 minutes. 3. Switch to medium speed and slowly pour in chocolate liquid from step 1 to sponge egg mixture and beat for another 2 minutes.4. Lastly, combine melted butter with sponge mixture.Hint: To prevent sponge mixture separated from melted butter, take a portion of mixture combine with melted butter first, then just combine with the rest of mixture.5. Pour chocolate sponge mixture into baking pan, bake at preheated oven (160C) for 40 minutes or until cooked.6. When the cake is cool, slice to 3 pieces in horizontal. For chocolate Ganache:1. Put chocolate and milk in a pot/bowl, double boil until chocolate is melted. For filling:1. Mix whipped cream and chocolate ganache until combine = chocolate cream.2. Remove banana skin, slice half into horizontal. To assemble cake:1. Place a slice of chocolate sponge cake on cake board.2. Evenly pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.3. Spread a thin layer of chocolate cream with spatula on top of sponge cake.4. Arrange banana on top of chocolate cream.5. Spread another thin layer of chocolate cream to sandwich the banana.6. Sandwich cream and banana with second slice of chocolate cake.7. Repeat step 2~6 for second layer.8. For last layer, pour a table spoon of coffee kahlua on sponge cake.9. Decorate accordingly. Before ending this post, I would like to wish Camus "Happy Birthday" and "Happy Everyday"!

 

Green Island Western Food | Bayan Lepas, Penang

Not long ago, there is one newly open western food restaurant open at The One, Bayan Lepas. Feedback from friends that they serve reasonable price range western food, just like James Foo. Although I am Penangite, but experience to dine in James Foo is only once. But that one time experience gave us a good impression on the food and price range. Due to far distance from home, we seldom have chance to visit there often. Hence this newly open restaurant is a good place for us to visit as it is nearer to our company and house. Wifi is available in the restaurant.

 

Bread Maker Butter Cake

Have you ever try to bake cake with bread maker? I still remember, one of the attractive point of this new bread maker is the "bake cake" function. I wonder how will the cake taste with this super lazy method. No baking tool (except weight machine) is needed. What you need to do is to dump everything into the machine and press few buttons. That's all!
Apple & Cranberry Baked Cheesecake Recipe PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 March 2013 13:59
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It has been long time I never bake cheesecake again. Last Saturday, I grab one Anchor cream cheese from bakery ingredient shop and start to bake this Apple & Cranberry Baked Cheesecake.

This is the first time I cook apple ingredient, as I do not really like apple. But after this, I will continue with apple stuff as it really taste delicious. The green apple is not sour at all after cook in sugar and lemon juice. I believe this is a good way to enjoy green apple if you do not like sour, as some people claimed that green apple helps in reducing colesterol. Well, no matter this is true or not, who cares? As I only care on the recipe, and you?

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Mix Sauce Pan Fried Chicken Wings Recipe PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:22
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This mix sauce pan fried chicken wing is one of my favourite dish. Camus likes to cook this dish as it is easy to prepare and delicious. The first time he cooked this dish is during his visit to Japan on few years ago. Camus cooked for me during weekday when I was working in
Japan. Until today, the sweet memory is still fresh in my mind. I still remember he cooked 5 chicken wings (mini drumstick part) at that time, he ate two and I ate three of them. This is how he treats me, always give the best for me. Kiss

When return to Malaysia, he will still cook this delicious dish for me and at the same time, I learn the recipe from him.

This is how he cooked the mix sauce pan fried chicken wing.

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Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:43
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DevilChocNowadays, there are many types of premix cake flour sell at super market, Pillsbury is one of them. Some of them are not expensive but I do not like them as some give you dry texture, some are with weird fragrance.

I have heard Pillsbury during my secondary school, but this is the first time I bought it. People comment that this brand is good. After more than 10 years, I decided to give it a try. As usual, the price are slightly expensive compare with our local brand premix.

I bought this Moist Supreme Cake Mix and keep for few weeks before my baking mood is back. Recently, I am too lazy to do baking, house keeping, reading, everything...even cutting cake into slices also lazy. Hence I decided to bake them in paper cups.
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Sarawak Laksa Recipe PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00
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SarLaksa_3A pack of Sarawak laksa paste was brought back from my Sarawak colleague since 1 year ago. It was kept in my kitchen cabinet over a year until it hits the expiry date. At first I was thinking to throw away the paste after few months of expiry but at the end I just cook it as do not want to waste this "imported" laksa paste.

To cook Sarawak Laksa is easy but you need to prepare lots of stuffs. From cooking chicken soup until cutting vegetables and remove prawn shell, that was enough to occupy my one whole morning. But everything is so worth when I saw everyone is enjoying this imported and special Sarawak laksa that was cooked by Camus and myself.

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Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Soy Milk Maker PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
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PumpkinOther than soy milk, my smart soy milk maker can cook soup too. I used it to cook pumpkin soup during my weekend, at the same time, I cook vegetable and other dishes for my lunch.

To cook pumpkin soup with soy milk maker is very easy. Just cut pumpkin to small cubes, together with onion, tomato, dried shrimp and some mushroom. Dump everything inside the soy milk maker and add in water. Select "thick soup" button and the machine will blend and cook the soup for you. Add salt to the soup before serve.

With this simple steps, you will get a hot and fresh soup from the soy milk maker. You can add those ingredients that you like and quantity is according to your own taste. Do not add too much ingredient at once into the soy milk maker to prevent leakage.
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Black and White Soy Milk PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:25
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SoyBeanThis recipe is almost same to Soy Milk recipe except that it uses black bean to replace half of the soy bean.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Soy bean
1/2 cup black bean
1 little Water
2 tbsp Sugar (add more if you like sweet)

Method:
1. Soak soy bean and black bean overnight for 6 hours.
2. Remove soy bean and black bean skin.
3. Wash and pour into soy milk maker.
4. Add water.
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Joyoung Soy Milk Maker (九阳豆浆机) DJ14B-D06D PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 December 2012 11:39
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JoyoungHumans always like to be smart. I am also a human, so always do thing smartly. With my first Smart oven, follow by Smart bread maker, Smart phone and ...Smart ME...***shy***, now I have another one with me, Smart soy milk maker!

This so called Joyoung brand that we bought is China's popular brand and made in China. It can blend and cook soy bean. Not only soy milk, it can cook soup, porridge, ten grain rice, blend fruit juice and others.

They have many different version of soy milk maker available, we choosed stainless steel one with model DJ14B-D06D. This unit came with easy clean function where you can press a "Easy Clean" button and it will help you clean up the machine.

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