Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Homemade Soya Milk with Sago and Honeydew Melon

Soya Milk with sago and honeydew melon

This is one of my favourite drinks that can be found easily at night market.We love the honeydew , it gave a wonderful aroma.

500 gm soy beans
Soya Milk with sago and honeydew melon
2.5 to 3 litre of water
6-8 pcs of pandan leaves
Sugar syrup to taste
Some pink fish egg sago pearls
Honeydew melon

Wash and soak the soy beans overnight.
On second day, rub the soy beans to remove the skin.Rinse and drain.
Put some soy beans into a blender with some water and blend till fine.You may do this several times.
Pour blended beans into a muslin bag and using your hands to squeeze out the soy milk.
Put the extracted soy milk into a large pot together with pandan leaves.
Bring it to a boil, keep stirring to prevent it from sticking at the bottom of the pot.
Cook fish egg sago pearl until it becomes translucent, dish up and soak into cold water.Set a side.
Peel the honeydew melon and grated, set a side
Pour some sugar syrup , cooked fish egg sago and grated honey dew into a glass, add in soy milk.
If you like can add some ice and serve.

Soya Milk with sago and honeydew melon

Blend the soy beans and squeeze soy milk from a muslin cloth...

Soya Milk with sago and honeydew melon

Honeydew melon....

Soya Milk with sago and honeydew melon

Peeled honeydew melon and grate....

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids , hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Durian Black Glutinous Rice Porridge / Bubur Pulut Hitam Durian

Of all the durian seasons yearly,only this time this year I'm craving for durian black glutinous rice porridge. Don't know why for the past few years I never thought of this dessert.I totally completely forgot about this dessert that my mom used to cook for us many many years ago...Yup...I haven't eat this dessert for about ten over years...even my girls didn't know got this kind of dessert hahaha.....lols

So, with some durians in my fridge, yesterday morning went to wet market, bought this black glutinous rice. 
I didn't soak my glutinous rice, so it took me 2 hrs for it to turn soft and mushy. If you like you can soak it first for 2hrs or overnight..

Adjust the water, some people like it thick, and some like it thin/runny.
I suggest that do not skip the topping, it gives a very creamy taste.

200 gm black glutinous rice

4 litre water
150 gm sugar
200 ml thick coconut milk
8 pcs or more durian
1/2 tsp salt
few pcs of pandan leaves

100ml thick coconut milk
1/3 tsp salt
Combine both ingredients and cook until just boil.

Wash & soak glutinous rice for about 2hrs.
Put 4 litre water in a pot, add in glutinous rice and pandan leaves.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 hrs, until the rice fluffy and soft.
Add in sugar and salt cook till sugar dissolved.
Add durian and coconut milk, cook until just boil.
Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Serve with coconut milk topping

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bubur Cha Cha

Another sweet and beautiful dessert I made last saturday. Because of the colorful strip cha cha and different colors of sweet potatoes being used, this bubur cha cha become more attractive and  tasty too.

Ok, once I came back from market, immediately I soaked my pink fish eye sago pearls. Few minutes later, it expand and cracked , whoa, it surprise I look back at Wendy's recipe again....oh my.....'no need to soak the fish eye sago'...arghh!!!......I always reading the wrong information...right now no choice......I hv to cook the sago in a boiling water, then soaked it in cold water....

Then, did you see the fish egg sago in the pic? It still hv the white spot in the worries, just leave the whole pot of bubur cha cha for about 15 minutes or so, it will fully translucent.

Here's the recipe that was adapted from Wendy and Gertrude .

2.5 L water
3-4 pcs pandan leaves,knotted

1 cup purple sweet potatoes
2 cups orange sweet potatoes
2 cups taro
1/2 cup fish eye sago pearls

1/2 cup fish egg sago pearls
120 gm sugar
150 gm palm sugar / gula melaka

1/2 cup dried colorful bubur cha cha

400 gm thick coconut milk( undiluted)...I used packet

Method :
Cut sweet potatoes and yam into 1cm cube .
Boiled bubur cha cha (D) until soft, took about 5-7 minutes.
Dish up and soak into cold water for later use.
Bring (A) to a boil, add in (B), cook until (B) is soft and tender.
Add in (C) and (D) , let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Lastly add in (E) , bring it to a boil and off the fire.
Leave the pot uncover for about 15 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.

Ingredients for bubur cha cha......The yam , I used half only...

Cubed sweet potaotes and yam, boiled colorful cha cha,and boiled fish eye pearls....

There you are , a nice hot or cold yummy Bubur Cha Cha.....


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Purple Sweet Potatoes Ondeh-Ondeh / "Buah Melaka" ( Glutinous Rice Ball With Palm Sugar )

Ondeh-ondeh is also known as Buah Melaka by the nyonya peranakans. You can easily find it at wet market, coffee shops or stalls along the roadside in the morning.Also, there's a stall at Jonker Street selling ondeh-ondeh freshly at night. 

This cute sticky,soft chewy little balls filled with sweet palm sugar ( gula melaka) and coated with freshly grated young coconut.

There're varieties of ondeh-ondeh. There's sweet potato ondeh-ondeh, pumpkin ondeh-ondeh and original pandan flavor. Usually you can find the original pandan flavor that's a  little green color balls, which used glutinous rice flour, pandan juice(pandan paste) and green coloring ..

I made the original flavor ondeh-ondeh and found it a little bit dense.I'll keep finding the good original flavor recipe, meanwhile, let me share with you this purple sweet potatoes ondeh-ondeh..that I made a couple of weeks ago..

Do not eat this while it's still hot, the palm sugar syrup will burn your tongue.
Pop it into your mouth when cooled and closed your mouth when you chew it , otherwise, the syrup will burst out.

Here's the recipe from Jeannie .

160g glutinous rice flour
10g tapioca flour
120g sweet potatoes, steamed and pureed
80-100g pandan water (boil 300g water with 2 pieces of pandan leaves)
100g gula melaka (palm sugar) - roughly chopped
150g white grated coconut


Steam white grated coconut with 1/8 tsp salt for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl mix glutinous rice flour, tapioca flour and mashed pumpkin together, slowly add 80g pandan water into it and knead to a smooth dough. If dough is too dry add a little more pandan water into it or little more flour if it is too wet.
Pinch dough into small ball (about 10g), slightly press flat and fill with gula melaka and roll into smooth ball again. 
Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop the little dough balls into it. 
When they float to the surface and let it boil for another 2-3 minutes.
Remove them with a slotted spoon and shake off excess water.
Roll the cooked glutinous balls over the white grated coconut.
Served warm or at room temperature.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Huat Kueh / Fatt Koh

I made 2 batches of huat kueh, rose flavouring and gula melaka.
They are soft and chewy texture, just the way I like it.
For the rose flavour, I added 3/4 tbsp of rose flavouring, which I found still not enough fragrant.Next time should add 1 tbsp of rose flavouring, nonetheless, I love this flavour a little bit more than gula melaka huat kueh.

Thanks  Kristy for this recipe :)

100 gm warm water
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp sugar
10 gm yeast

350 ml water
300 gm sugar
( for rose flavour I used 1 tbsp rose flavour + some red colouring)
( for brown sugar version I used 200 gm sugar + 100 gm gula melaka to replace the sugar)

500 gm all purpose flour
10 gm cooking oil/butter

Combine ingredient (B) and dissolve sugar over medium heat until just boiling.
Leave the ingredients (B) cool for about 15 mins.
Combine ingredients (A) and leave a side for 10 mins.
Combine ingredients (A), (B) and (C) together and mix well.
Leave to proof for 3-4 hrs.
The mixture will look very fluffy and moist.
Preheat steamer in medium heat.
Stir batter before divide into small cups for steaming.
Use a pair of scissors slightly coated the edges with cooking oil.
Then make a cross cut through each cups.
Coat the scissors with cooking oil before each cuttings.
Finally, steam for 30 minutes over medium high heat.Not medium & not high, it's in between. The steaming heat is very important. It helps to give you more bigger smile on you huat kueh.

The rose flavouring....

Gula Melaka / Palm Sugar......

This is all I get from 2 smiling huet kueh......:)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kuih Talam Tokyo

Talam Tokyo, what  cute name,one of my FB friends asked, why the name Talam Tokyo? And in Tokyo don't have this kuih....haha...I also don't know, but in Malaysia there're many unique name for the Tepung Bunga ( Flower Flour), or Mee Racun  ( Poisonous Noodle)...etc...
Back to this talam, it taste sososo good,really really nice. It almost same like seri muka, the difference is bottom part we use Sago instead of glutinous rice. Sago give a nice and soft texture.For those who can't take much glutinous rice, you can try this.

I copied this recipe from Annie, do hop over to her blog ,her kuih talam looks greener than mine, so beautiful!

Ingredients :
150g Sago (small sized)
30g Glass Noodles (aka Soo Hoon / Tang Hoon)
50g Grated Coconut
50ml Coconut Milk
150ml Water
½ tsp Salt

For Top Layer
2 Eggs
150ml Sugar
200ml Coconut Milk 
200ml Water + 2 Pandan Leaves (Blend them together, strained, keep the juice)
50g Custard Powder
few drops of Green Coloring or Pandan Paste
½ tsp Alkaline Water ( I omitted this)
½ tsp Salt

Method (for Bottom Layer)
Wash sago, soaked in water for 30mins, drained.
Wash glass noodles, soaked in WARM water for 30mins, drained and snip into about 1 inch length (or shorter if you want)
Prepare a 7' x 7' inch cake tin. Line a layer of cling wrap paper at the bottom of the cake tin. Lightly grease the cake tin with oil.
Combine all Bottom Layer ingredients in the cake tin. mix well and spread the mixture evenly.
Under a steaming wok, steam the bottom layer kueh under high heat for about 25 minutes. Use a spoon to kinda gently press it if you find that the layer of kueh is uneven.

Method (for Top Layer)
First, blend the pandan leaves and water together, strained and set the pandan juice aside. Wash the blender, and make sure it is free from pandan leaves residues.
With clean blender, combine all Top Layer ingredients together and blend it away.
Strain the mixture, and pour the mixture straight to the wok. Under very low fire, continuously stirring, cook the mixture until thickened and almost going to boil, NOT boiling.
Pour the mixture on top of the steamed bottom layer kueh. If you are worried that it will have some lumps in there, strain the mixture one more time before you pour them in.
With a clean white cloth cover on top of the kueh, steam it for 25 minutes.
Once kueh is cooked, let the cake cooled down COMPLETELY before unmould and cut for serving. 

If you don't have clean cloth to cover the kueh during steaming, the vapor water will drip down, and your kueh will end up having lots of dimples. To prevent that, there are 3 ways.

1. Use those chinese bamboo steamer cover. Those that dim sum restaurants used.
2. Cover the kueh with clean cloth. But the cloth MUST NOT touch the surface of the kueh.
3. Stand infront of the steamer, For every 4 or 5 minutes, remove the steam cover and give the steam cover a very quick wipe, to wipe away the vapor water, and cover it back. This is to prevent steam water drip down. But this motion must be fast, and of course, the most tedious method. But if your kueh still have some vapor drips dimples, gently use toilet roll to absorb the water away from the surface of the kueh. 

I'm submitting this to Malaysian Food Fest hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nyonya Palm Sugar/Gula Melaka Layer Kuih

My imagination/plan of making this kuih is 8 layers only.When I finished mixing all the (A) and (B) ingredients, I realised that the (A) batter looks like not enough, so little.So, I weighed and mixed the (A) ingredients again, now it become double...haha
But, how come 10 layers??!!! Hahaha...I missed count ...lols.....while waiting for each layer to cook, which it took about 4 minutes, I watched drama  , I just couldn't stand there and wait, no patience at I walked in and out from living room to the kitchen...hahaha....end up I missed count and forgot each layer volume too....:P 
But, it still looks nice and tall, right?
The taste?? It's a bit toooo sweet for me, I should cut down the sugar, but I like the nice aroma of the gula melaka/ palm sugar.
I write down the original recipe here, you can cut down the sugar into half , if you don't like sweetingy thing.
And, also if you want  it tall, like in the picture, double the (A) ingredients and use 7 inch tin (mine 7 inch square tin)
60 gm rice flour  
30 gm green pea flour
100 gm caster sugar
30 ml thick coconut milk
200 ml water
1/4 tsp salt
some yellow colouring

60 gm rice flour
30 gm green pea flour
300 ml thick coconut milk

Syrup :
150 gm palm sugar/ gula melaka
200 ml water
3 blades pandan leaves (knotted)

To Make syrup : 
In a pot, add in syrup ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until the sugar completely dissolve.
Remove from heat,  leave  it cool .

Combine all ingredients (A) and strain well.
Combine all the ingredients (B) and add in syrup, strain well   .
Prepare 8 inch square tin , lined with plastic sheet or banana leaf. I lined mine with aluminium floil.
Spoon batters in tin on sequence of different colour at about 150ml each layer.
Cover and steam each layer for 4 minutes over high heat.
For the final layer, steam over high heat for further 15-20 minutes. 
Remove from heat and leave it to cool. Cut and serve.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pumpkin Layer Kuih/ Kuih Lapis Labu

This pumpkin layer kuih is adapted from yummylicious  , which she adapted from yatie . I found it a little bit sweet hmmm.....probably I use coarse sugar , but overall it's still a yummy and delicious kuih.

There's another mistake while doing this kuih, that is, I put more than 1 cup of pumpkin puree and turn up the pumpkin layer a little bit soft, not firm enough.A lesson to learn and always remember,to follow the recipe....don't simply simply add......lols

2 cups water
11/4 caster sugar ( can reduce to 1 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
2 pieces of pandan leaves, knotted

2 cups flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup cornflour
2 cups thick coconut milk
2 cups water

1/2 cup thick coconut milk

1 cup smashed pumpkin ( steam and smash the pumpkin)

Cook (A) until sugar dissolve, let it cool and set aside.
In another bowl, mix (B), add in the cooked syrup mixture from (A) , mix well.
Strain the mixture and divide into 2 portions.
Add in (C) to one of the mixture.Divide into 3 portions.
Add (D) into the other half. Divide into 3 portions.
Prepared 9 inch tray.I used aluminium floil to line up my tin.
Pour 1st portion of pumpkin mixture onto the prepared tray and steam for 5-7 minutes.
Pour the 1 st portion of coconut milk mixture onto the cooked 1st pumpkin layer, steam for another 5-7 minutes.
Repeat the process until finish.For the last layer, steam for 20 minutes. You'll get 3 layers of white color(coconut) and 3 layers of pumpkin kuih.
Let the steam cake/kuih completely cool, then use a plastic knife to cut out the shape. Serve.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Purple Sweet Potato Angkoo Kuih with Peanut Filling

The recipe from Sonia  and I saw Lena also made these.These angkoo kueh dough were very soft.I used ground peanuts for the filling, so tasty.
I made 1.5 of the recipe and got 30 pieces of angkoo kuih.

Sweet Potato Dough:
450 gm purple sweet potatoes, cut into pieces
300 gm glutinous rice flour
11/2 tbsp rice flour
3 tbsp sugar
41/2 tbsp corn oil
270 ml water, I used 250 ml only

For filling:
300 gm ground peanut
130 gm icing sugar

*Mix ground peanut and icing sugar, set aside for later use.

Steam sweet potatoes till soft, about 15 minutes.
Use a fork , mashed the cooked sweet potatoes.
Add in glutinous flour,rice flour, sugar and corn oil, slowly adding water to mix well till soft dough, keep aside and rest for 30 minutes.Difference sweet potato has difference texture, some soft and watery, do not add all the water at one go, slowly add and knead till a soft dough.If dough is too soft, then you may add more glutinous rice flour
Shape into 36 gm ball.

To shape and cook Angkoo kueh:
Grease the Angkoo kueh mould by brushing some corn oil.
Take the weighted dough, shape it into a bowl , place some mixed ground peanuts,pinch the edges, and shape into a ball.
Place the ball in the mould, press evenly, then knock out and place on greased banana leaf.
Arrange on steaming tray and steam for 10 minutes over high heats( I used medium heat)
Mix icing sugar and ground peanuts. I forgot to sieve the icing sugar.
Then , I used hand to mixed it.
Glutinous rice flour, sugar and rice flour.
Add the mixed flour to the mashed sweet potato.Mixed it.
Adding the water.
Knead to become a soft dough, set a side.
Shape the dough into a bowl pattern, add in the mixed ground peanuts.
Pinch the edges.
Shaped into a ball.
Place the ball in the mould and press evenly.
Knocked out and place on a greased banana leaf, and steam the angkoo kueh.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kuih Kosui

This is another recipe from Agnes Chang.She made pandan flavor, but I prefer gula melaka.Furthermore, my girls said " Mom, please don't do the pandan flavor again". You know what she meant....hahaha, my previous posts are all pandan
Probaly due to the alkaline water ( I used 1/2tsp only), my kuih kosui not springy enough, but I'm still happy with it.Homemade is the best....right?!
Oh, you can see the ingredients, there's a wet rice flour, what's the purpose? I really don't know.Or, if you know, can tell me?

*If you're using 8 inch steaming tray, steam it for about 40 minutes with high heat.

Ingredients :
180 gm wet rice flour*
50 gm green peas flour
30 gm tapioca flour
240 ml water
1 tsp alkaline water( I used 1/2 tsp)

240 gm sugar ( I used gula melaka)
540 ml water
3 tbsp pandan juice( I omitted this)
A little bit of green colouring( I omitted this)
1/2 young white coconut , grated
1/2 tsp salt

* wet rice flour:
105 gm rice flour mix with 75 ml water, kneaded .

Boiled ingredients (B), set aside.
Combine all ingredients (A) and mix well.
Mix in the ingredient (B)in the flour mixture and strain.
Use LOW heat to cook the batter until slightly thick.
Pour into a small tart mould and steam with high heat for about 15 minutes until cooked.
Leave to completely cool.
Steam (C) for about 10 minutes.
Take the kuih kosui out from the mould and coat with steam coconut before serving.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh ( October 2011) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kuih Talam

This recipe is from Agnes Chang's cookbook, and I make a slightly changed in the recipe.Her recipe used 22 cm(8inch plus) steaming tray, but I used 7 inch steaming tray, so my kuih is a little bit high.
When cook the bottom layer,  use LOW fire, and keep stirring, until slightly thick.
I used pandan juice which I made earlier from here.


Bottom Layer:
180 gm rice flour
30 gm green peas flour
780 ml water
40 ml pandan juice

1 tsp alkaline water
250 gm sugar

Top Layer:
1 grated coconut squeezed out 300 ml coconut milk
40 gm rice flour
20 gm corn flour
150 ml water
1 tsp salt

Mix all the bottom layer ingredients (A) and strain into a pot.
Add ingredient (B) and cook with LOW fire until thick.
Pour into 22 cm steaming tray.
Steam with high heat for 30 minutes until cooked.
Mix ingredients for top layer and strain into a small pot.
Cook until thick.
When the bottom layer is cooked, slowly pour in the top layer and steam for 15 -20 minutes, until cooked.
Remove, cool before cutting.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh ( October 2011) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Butter Bread Pudding

Few days ago, don't know what got into me,zzzz..... I bought lots of went to shopping mall...I grabbed  some bread, I went to market also grabbed some..... We cannot finish it all and my kids get bored with all these breads.So , I dumped all the nearly expire date bread into my fridge.....until........the idea of making bread pudding comes up.
I googled around and found this recipe.
This Butter Bread Pudding quite easy to make and taste delicious too. I also reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe.
Here's the recipe from yani , that I had change a bit.
For Caramel:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp warm water

For Pudding:
2 pieces of bread ( I used 6 pieces)
some butter

4 eggs
600 ml fresh milk
8 tbsp caster sugar ( I used 6 tbsp)
1 tsp vanilla essence
some raisins

Pre heat oven at 180C.
Spread butter over bread slices.Toast it for 5 minutes.Cut it into small pieces,or can just tear it.Set aside.
Brush ramekins with some butter.

For Caramel:
Cook sugar and water until it becomes thick and slightly brown.
Add the warm water, then pour it into greased ramekins.

For Pudding:
Mix eggs,sugar vanilla essence and milk, stir till well combine.
Strain the mixture.

To Assemble;
Arrange the pieces of toasted bread into the ramekins.
Sprinkle with raisins.
Pour in the egg mixture. 
Bake in pre heated oven in water bath for 40 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
Turn out the bread pudding on to a serving plate. Serve.

Greased ramekins.
Added caramel.Do not pour too much, otherwise it'll be so sweet.
Ready to bake.
Baked Bread Puding.
Turn out the bread pudding on to a plate and serve. yum yum!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sweet Corn Mooncake Jelly

Mooncake Festival is around the corner.
We are not really fancy with the traditional mooncake.But, I'm curious about mooncake making, so I attended "hands on making traditional mooncake class" by chef Alan Ooi.
Now I know step by step on how to make traditional mooncake,but I haven't make any traditional mooncake yet....lols
We prefer Jelly Mooncake.We can eat a lot of it. I made several flavours , but I'm sharing one of Alan Ooi's recipe, Sweet Corn Jelly Mooncake. Makes about 12 pieces Jelly Mooncake.
Here's the recipe:

Jelly Egg Yolk :
160ml water
25 gm caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tbsp(2gm) agar-agar (jelly)powder
1 piece pandan (screwpine)leaf

1 tbsp evaporated milk
1/2 tbsp custard powder
few drops orange colouring

Mix (B) and set aside.
Combine ingredients (A) in a pot and bring to boil.
Add in mixed (B), and turn off the flame.
Stir well and discard the screwpine leaf.
Strain the mixture and pour it into a round ball shape ice cube tray.
Leave aside to set.Once it set, take out from the mould for later use.

Jelly Filling:
100 ml water
130gm sweet corn ( I used creamy sweet corn)
60 gm fresh milk
70 gm caster sugar
8 gm agar-agar (jelly powder)

150 gm coconut milk

Combine ingredients (A) in a pot, cook and keep stirring until it boils.
Add in (B), once it boils,turn off the flame.
Pour the mixture into a small cup, or tarts tin.
Allow to set slightly before placing in the prepared jelly egg yolk.
Leave aside to set.Once it set, remove from mould and set aside.

Jelly Mooncake Skin:
1100 ml water
25 gm agar-agar(jelly) powder
150 gm castor sugar
some green colouring

200 gm fresh milk

Combine ingredients (A) in a pot.Bring to boil.
Stir in ingredient (B), turn off the flame.
Pour some mixture into a mooncake jelly mould, about 3/4 full.
Allow to set slightly before placing the prepared jelly filling.Set aside to set.
Pour some mixture into jelly mooncake mould, about 1/2 full.Let it slightly set, place the jelly filling.
Fill the mooncake mould with the remaining mixture.
Leave aside to set.
Chill well before turning out to serve.

Hands on class with Chef Alan Ooi