Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Preparation : 20 minsBaking Time : 60 – 75 minutes at 170CSize : 9″ x 5″ loaf tin INGREDIENTS – POUND CAKE 225gms unsalted butter (cooler than room temperature)345gms sugar1 tbsp lemon zest (the zest of 1 lemon)5 large eggs (almost room temperature)80ml sour cream8ml vanilla extract150gms all purpose flour65gms cake flour1/2 tsp salt INGREDIENTS…

Stewed Pork (Hong Bak) – Salty

Serving : 4 pax Preparation : 15 mins Cooking Time : 2 hours INGREDIENTS 300gms Pork Belly (Cubed to 0.5 inches) 6 pips Garlic (fine chop) 500gms Water 1 tbps Black Sauce (Add more if you want it darker) 1 tsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Salt METHOD In pan boil some water to scald the…

Nyonya Curry Chicken

INGREDIENTS (A) – To Blend 8 small red onion 5 pips garlic 1 inch tumeric (remove skin) 2 inches ginger (remove skin) 4 candle nut (Buah Keras) – soak to soften then scrape skin (B) – spices 1 cinnamon stick (kayu manis) 1 star anis 2 stalk curry leave 1 Lemon grass (serai) – 3inches…

Chawanmushi

INGREDIENT 2 Eggs 3 Prawns * 3 pieces (1 inch cube) chicken fillets * 40ml Shiro dashi (buy from Japanese grocer) 250ml water 3 chawan mushi cups (depending on size, you can get them from Daiso) * You may add alternative ingredients like enoki mushrooms, scallops, etc. METHOD Beat eggs in a bowl. Try not…

Sambal Belacan

INGREDIENTS 5 fresh red chillies (remove seed if you want less spicy) 1″ Belacan 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp sugar Lime to serve with Pour into blended chillies mix well Add a little sugar METHOD Remove seeds of fresh chilis. Cut in to 1 inch long, put inside the blender. Heat 1 tbsp oil and…

Hokkien Mee (Hokkein Noodles)

Preparation time : 30minutes Cooking time : 45 minutes Serving size : 4 to 5 INGREDIENTS 2 packs of fresh yellow hokkien noodles (approx 500g) 100g sliced pork belly 1 1/2 cup pork lard* 12 large banana prawns, deveined and remove shells 4 garlic cloves, finely minced 300g chinese cabbage, chop into pieces 100g choi…

Best Butter Cake

METHOD Preheat oven at 170C. Prepare a 8 inch square pan or 2 loaf pan. Line the base and grease the sides (greasing helps the cake’s sides to rise well) Cream butter and 200gm sugar until pale and fluffy (speed 2-4 ). Add in eggs one at a time and beat well. Add in Vanilla…

Easy Strawberry Jam

INGREDIENTS 1000 gms     Frozen strawberries 750gms        Sugar METHOD1. Over medium heat, add frozen strawberries and sugar and melt them.2. Stiring constantly so that sugar will not burn at the bottom.3. Use a potatoe masher or back or spoon/fork to mesh the strawberries.4. Simmer until sauce thickens. Should not be too runny. If runny, continue until…

Dalgona Coffee

INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp instant coffee powder 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp hot water METHOD Add instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water Whisky using hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Similar like stiff peaks Prepare 150ml milk with ice (leaving about 1 inch) Top the fluffy coffee mixture. Mix thoroughly and enjoy!

Pasta Carbonara

Cooking Time : 20 mins Serve : 2 to 3 pax Ingredients 200 gms Pasta (I use penne, you can use spaghetti) 1/2 yellow onion (finely chopped) 2 egg Yolks 50 gms button mushroom (optional – bite size) 100 gms bacon rashes (bite size) 200 ml Cream 40 gms Parmesan Cheese (grated) Salt & pepper to taste…

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

(Recipe given and adapted by my friend, Ms. Tan) Serving Size : 24 cookies Preparation Time : 15mins Baking Time : 30 mins INGREDIENTS 115 gms butter 125 gms light brown sugar 1 Large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 95 gms all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda (*use baking power if you want it…

Kombucha

5 bags of Green Tea (you can use any tea of your choice)500ml Hot water5 tbsp Sugar Method In a large jar, prep 5 tea bags. Add in hot water and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolved. Let it cool down overnight. Sieve the cooled tea into the preserving jar with scoby. Cover lid with kitchen…