Saturday, June 18, 2005

Apple Drink

Normally I don't cook, bake or do anything on Monday as my hubby he is a Burmese, he believe no matter what we do on Monday it a double work double effort. Which I think it just a superstitious. Okay I make some "Apple Drink" today. I drink it with the apple, you can strain off the apple if you want too.

Apple Drink

5 apples, skinned & cored
2.5 Liters
Rock sugar, to taste

1. Bring apple and water to boil. Simmer 30 minutes.
2. Add in the rock sugar to taste.
3. Serve cold or hot.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Beancurd With Gingko & Egg

I'm using this brand of beancurd sheets to make this dessert. So far only this brand of beancurd able to cook until it become so soft and dissolved in the water. I bought this brand of beancurd sheets at a Chinese medical hall.

Make this Cantonese dessert Beancurd skin with gingko nuts & egg. Can’t get any quail eggs so I replace it with egg. Sometime get too lazy just cook it with beancurd skin with egg. Good for the skins. I got no exact measurement for this recipe.

Pearl Barleys
Gingko Nuts (can substitute use canned gingko nuts, but I still prefer those fresh ones.)
Beancurd Sheets (gently crush)
Rock Sugar
Some cooked quail eggs (optional)

1. Boil the water and cook the barley and gingko nuts for about 25 mins to 30 mins.
2. Add in the beancurd and rock sugar cook beancurd until it almost dissolved.
3. Serve with quail egg (optional).

Japanese Light Cheesecake

Japanese Light Cheesecake

250g Philadephia cream cheese
50g butter
100ml fresh milk

60g superfine flour
20g cornflour
6 egg yolks
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt

6 egg whites
¼ tsp cream of tartar
140g fine granulated sugar

1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk in a double boiler.
2. Cool the mixture.
3. Fold in the flours, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.
4. Whisk egg white with cream of tartar until foamy.
5. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.
6. Pour into a 8" round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof paper).
7. Bake cheese cake in a water bath for 1 hrs 10 mins or until set or golden brown at 160C.

Black Sesame Gruel

Black Sesame Gruel
Serves 6 - 8

200g black sesame seeds
1500ml water
180g castor sugar
2 tbsp corn flour

1. Wash black sesame seeds and drip dry before dry roasting them in a wok till fragrant.
2. Put sesame seeds in a blender and add water before blending to achieve a paste consistency.
3. Pour the paste into a pot and add sugar before cooking.
4. Bring to a simmer. Mix the corn flour with a little water to get cornstarch which will thicken the black sesame paste. 5. Serve hot.

For a smoother paste you may pass the paste through a fine sieve before cooking.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Fruit Cocktail With Prawn

Made this for auntie’s house warming.

Fruit Cocktail With Prawn

1 tin fruit cocktail (drains and retains the syrup)
100g prawns
4 tbsp mayonnaises
2 tbsp syrup (from fruit cocktail)

1. Drains the fruit cocktail, retain the syrup and chill the cocktail.
2. Boil prawns in a pot of hot water, do not over cook the prawns.
3. Remove the shell, cut prawns into half and remove the veins.
4. Add in the prawns, mayonnaises and syrup. Mix well and chill.
5. Serve.

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