Friday, April 29, 2016

Glutinous Rice (Using RC) [29 Apr 2016]

I had always loved glutinous rice, especially with the crunchy peanuts and lots of garnishes.

I decided to take up the challenge to cook my own Glutinous Rice with my own estimation.

On my 1st attempt, my glutinous rice turned out quite hideous. It was overly cooked and it was very soggy. I was about to throw it away while the little ones said it tasted not too bad and Mimi said it was like "lor mai gai". Anyhow, I threw it away.

I went to the market the very next day to buy more glutinous rice for my GR project, and I hope I would be successful on my 2nd attempt.

So here it is!!!

Finally I made it....

It was awfully yummy and Mimi loved it soooooo much that she had it for lunch, tea-break and dinner... 

Glutinous Rice
(Ingredients used are based on my estimation. You can adjust accordingly to your own preference.)

1 cup of glutinous rice
1/2 cup of peanuts
30g dried shrimps
1 tbsp of minced garlic

1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1.5 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste

1. Wash and soak the glutinous rice & peanuts together and soak them overnight. Drain the water before cooking.

2. In a wok, heat up about 2 tbsp of canola oil, add in the mince garlic and dried shrimps. Stir-fry till fragrant.
3. Add in the glutinous rice and peanut and stir evenly.
4. Add in the seasonings and stir-fry until the rice is well coated with the dark soy sauce.

5. Transfer the rice into the rice cooker, filling with water just covering the rice and let it cook. (My RC took about 45 minutes). Serve and garnish before serving.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lemon Cake [26 Apr 2016]

This is another cake Mimi had requested.

Once in a while she would crave from Almond Butter Cake, one of her favorite cake and she would asked me to bake one for her.

This time I told her let's try out another new recipe, Lemon Cake.

This was definitely a very refreshing cake, with the lemony fragrant with the cake...yummy!!!

I am supposed to glaze the cake with lemon syrup but unfortunately the kids "might" not fancy and I better do not take the risk of coating this Lemon Cake with the lemon syrup, else my cake 85% would be left untouched... :p

And this Lemon Cake was just that simple to wouldn't wanna missed this delicious cake.

Lemon Cake
(Recipe as adapted, with modifications from 100 Sweet Treats & Puds by Mary Berry)

50g butter
85g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
65g sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1/2 lemon zest

1. Put all the ingredients into the mixer and beat well for about 2 minutes.
2. Pour the batter into a cake pan and bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for about 30 minutes. Let the cake to cool completely in the cake pan.

Do link back to MiMi Bakery House if you have used any information as published in this blog.