Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rolled Pineapple Cookies

I still have some leftover pineapple jam in my freezer from making cheesy pineapple cookies in chinese new year, so instead of dumped it to the garbage bin, i decided to bake another batch of cookies to used it up. The jam still tastes great, same as the fresh made one, though i've been keep it for more than a month.
I use my previous recipe for the cookies (only substitute 30 g cheese powder with all purpose flour), roll it like the way how you make swiss roll, chill in the fridge, cut once it firm enough, bake and enjoy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fried Rice With XO Sauce

It is Sunday and i am lazy, hungry and crave for something nice yet easy. Digging my fridge, i found a jar of XO sauce, some seafood and leftover rice. Yay...something delicious ready in less than 10 minutes.

2 bowl leftover rice
3 tbsp chopped onion
3 tbsp XO sauce
4 large prawn, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 red chili, chopped
bunch of chinese chives
salt to taste

- Heat few drops oil, scramble egg and set aside. Saute onion until fragrant, add chopped chili, prawn and rice. Stir for few minutes, add in scrambled egg, XO sauce and soy sauce. Keep stirring for another 3-4 minutes. Taste with salt and add chopped chives. Serve while it is hot.

* Use less oil is better since XO sauce is already oily.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Padang Style Chicken Rendang

If you wonder what Padang mean, it is capital city of West Sumatra, Indonesia, which is very famous with their delicious cuisine. Rendang is the most famous one. If u ever went to Jakarta, you'll find Padang Restaurant almost in every corner of street, with their glass window stacked up with food.
Rendang is basically meat cooked in thick, creamy coconut milk and spices. There are two kind of rendang, one is made from beef and the other from chicken. The spices used in both dishes also different, so beef and chicken rendang has a different flavor.

600 g boneless chicken thigh, cubed
1 large potato, cubed
4 cups thick coconut milk
1 stalk lemon grass, bruised
2 bay leaves
2 lime leaves

Spice to grind:
8 red chili
5 cloves shallot
3 cloves garlic
4 candle nut
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp galangal powder
1 tsp turmeric powder

-Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in a wok, add all the ingredients except chicken, potato and coconut milk.
Stir for 2 minutes, add chicken and stir again till chicken no longer pink. Add potato and coconut milk and taste with salt. Simmer for 30 minutes until chicken tender. Serve over warm white rice.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spaghetti With Mushroom and Sausage

Mushrooms are one of my favorite food. I love to buy any kind of mushroom when i saw the fresh one, though sometimes i really don't know what to do with it.
Few days ago, a friend take me to Italian restaurant and their fettucine alfredo was soooo good!! I notice that i never try to make alfredo sauce by myself, so today i attempted to try it. And in order not to waste my fresh shitake mushroom that already sitting in my fridge for almost 2 weeks, i add it to the sauce along with chicken sausage and it tasted yummy(not as good as the restaurant's one for sure hehee)

Sauce Ingredients:

110 g cream cheese
50 g butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp parsley flake
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 fresh shitake mushroom, slice
1 chicken sausage, slice

-Melt butter in a sauce pan, add sliced mushroom and sausage. Pour cream, add garlic granules and simmer for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, add cheese and stir quickly. Pour sauce over cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with parsley flakes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Strawberry Cheese Tart

This tart is modification from my previous cheese fruit tart, only substitute mixed fruit with strawberry and everything is done.
The combination of cream cheese and heavy cream was so smooth, went perfectly with sweet and juicy strawberry. I still have a lot of strawberries in my fridge, so maybe i'll post
more strawberry recipe in few days ahead.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Strawberry Swiss Rolls

Strawberry now is in season. I bought a box of fresh and beautiful tiny strawberry from night market last night and it only cost half of the usual price. Beautiful and delicious dessert, that's the first thing come to my mind when i saw strawberries.
Too bad, the berries season only lasts for only 3-4 weeks here. Click here for the swiss roll recipe.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lapis Surabaya

Wow...it's been 3 long weeks since my last post. I was in blue mood for entering my kitchen after big long feast of Chinese new year. And today, i bake this cake for the sake of new post. Lapis literally mean layer and Surabaya is one of the big city in Indonesia and it is my hometown. So, lapis surabaya will be layered Surabayanese cake in English :)
The chocolate layer turned to be dense caused by over mixing. However, it tasted great and my kitchen smell heavenly while it baking in the oven.
Recipe adapted from aunty Yochana

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