Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orange Roasted Chicken

I have been contemplating to prepare main meal using the oven for quite sometime but have not come across any quick and easy recipe until I found this which uses really simple ingredients, only butter, garlic and orange. It feels great to be able to have a nice simple healthy meal even when we are back from work late. The chicken was prepared earlier i.e. marinated and refrigerated overnight and needed only 30 minutes to roast it. Love the simple taste and the juiciness of the chicken. For a complete meal, added mashed potatoes and mix vegetable as side dishes.

My daughter had her dinner earlier but when she saw the chicken, she was so keen to try and ate half of it. It’s such a pleasure to see her enjoying it together with the mashed potatoes.

Source: Bay Books

Friday, October 24, 2008

Banana Cinnamon Muffins

Thanks to Hugbear for sharing this recipe. It has the right taste and moist. Simply delicious. Even my mum who is such a good cook said it's good.

Here is the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of butter
70 grams brown sugar
70 grams castor sugar
1 cup mashed ripe banana
2 eggs
6 tablespoons UHT milk
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar, add eggs and mix until smooth. Stir in milk and mashed banana and mix well.
3. Fold in flour mixture into the liquid ingredients until combined.
4. Fill the muffin tins two-thirds of the way full.
5. Bake in a preheated 170C for 25 minutes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Steam Big Prawns

After work, both hubby and I were not feeling really hungry and decided no rice for today. At the end, we just had prawns that my hubby bought from Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 8 minutes to steam it. Firstly, rub salt to the prawns and then place a tbsp of cooking oil, seafood sauce to taste and sprinkle some shredded ginger.

mmm..... it tasted so fresh.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pong Teh Chicken

Found out this is a traditional dish originated from State of Malacca. Still doesn't know what is the meaning of "Pong Teh". Anyway, love this dish as the gravy is really nice - uses soy bean paste and lots of shallots.

Source: Recipe by Lucy Koh

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tried another recipe from Biscuit Code by Florence Tan. I think I've made them a little too chunky.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stir-Fried Four-Angle Beans with Belacan

This is one of my favourite vegetable due to its crunchiness and commonly my top selection when eating Malay food. Spotted this vegetable in the market (Wow! It only cost me RM0.50) and gave it a try.

Ingredient A

150g four-angle beans, sliced diagonally
salt and sugar to taste

Ingredient B (Blend)

1 red chilli
2 thin slices ginger
5 cloves garlic
6 cloves shallots
50g of dried prawns
11/2 teaspoon of belacan

Heat oil in a wok. Stir-fry blended Ingredient B until fragrant. Add in a pinch of salt and sugar. Throw in the four-angle beans, sprinkle a bit of water and stir-fry briskly for 2-3 minutes.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mini Cupcakes

Friends have planned for a steamboat cum barbeque party and made these for the kids. It's exactly the same recipe for the simple cupcake save for they are made into mini sizes.