Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This  buttercream taste so good, not too oily and not too sweet. My kids love it , and always ask me to do.I got this recipe from wendy.

Thank you Wendy for the great Swiss Meringue Buttercream tutorial.


Ingredients:
60gm egg whites
100gm sugar ( but I used 80gm)
170gm butter
1tsp vanilla


Method:
Cut the butter into pieces.Put it into microwave oven for 5 sec. I did it 3 times, to get it soft.
Whisk butter and sugar over simmering water.Whisk till the sugar melted, and it's HOT to touch.
Transfer it into another bowl.Put this bowl into a basin of cold water, I added 2 pcs of ice into the water.
Beat the meringue on medium speed until it cool and thick .
Beat in the butter in 3 batches. make sure that each batch is incorporated before adding another.
Once all the butter already in ,add vanilla and beat the buttercream on medium till thick and smooth.

I've tried made this buttercream with hand mixer and stand mixer.Found out that using hand mixer easier and faster.The butter cream won't curdled, just runny and quickly become thick and shiny again.Why??Maybe because of the ice water??.Maybe only!!You have to try it out.And , remember to use only MEDIUM speed.


   


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chicken with basil leaves

This dish is similar to 3 cups chicken.I adjust the oil and wine.And it's so delicious, my kids like to drink the gravy(?? a little bit like soup, cos I added quite amount of water)


Let's see the recipe;

Ingredients:
2tbsp sesame oil
1tbsp sunflower oil(any oil will do)
2 chicken drumstick
some basil leaves
10 slices of ginger
4 cloves garlic( smash)
some woodear( wah..I forgot to scale..lol)

Seasoning:
1/2 cup red wine
2tbsp soy sauce
10gm rock sugar
1/2 cup water
1tbsp dark soy sauce

Method:
Soak woodear for 30 mins, drain and cut into pieces.
Cut chicken into pieces.
Heat wok, thn add sesame oil and sunflower oil.
Fry ginger untill brown, thn add garlic, fry till fragrance.
Add chicken, stirfry again till half cook.
Thn only add all the seasoning.
Cover and cook till the chicken tender.
Put basil leaves, and cover , about 2 mins.
Dish up, serve with white rice.