Showing posts with label shallot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shallot. Show all posts

Friday, August 5, 2011

Steam Pumpkin Cake

Whenever I visit my friend,she'll make this Steam Pumpkin Cake for us.She knew my girls love this Steam Pumpkins Cake.She not only make for us, but,she also handed me the recipe.
Last Tuesday night I made this and bring it over to my eldest school the next day.We got parent and teachers meeting,and breakfast too....LOL. They like it very much.I'll share the recipe here.
I like to sprinkle fried shallots just before I eat it,so, I can feel the crunch of the fried shallots,very nice.

Here's the recipe:

375 gm rice flour
150 tang ming flour (wheat flour/starch)
750 ml water

600 gm pumpkin ( weight without skin)
4 tbsp oil
3/4 bowl dried shrimp (blend finely)
5 tbsp chopped shallot
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
570 ml water

Some fried shallots
1 bowl of dried shrimps, finely blended ,and deep fry till crispy.

Mix (A) ingredient,stir well blended.Set aside.
Chop pumpkins into small chunk bites.
Heat a wok, add oil, fry chopped shallots until fragrant.
Add in chopped garlic,Stir fry until fragrant.
Add in dried shrimp,stir fry until fragrant.
Add in chopped pumpkin,fry again for about 2 minutes.
Add in sugar, salt and pepper,stir, add in water.
Cook till the pumpkin turn soft.
Turn to small fire, smash all the pumpkins with a smasher (I'll show you how )
Add in the pre-mix (A) ingredients.Off the fire,and stir until well mix.
Pour into square 9" tray,and steam high heat for about 30 minutes.
When done, off the fire,immediately sprinkle the fried dried shrimp.
Sprinkles some fried shallots and serve.

Use a smasher to smash the pumpkins, becareful,cause it's hot!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fried Crispy Shallot

To peel off the shallot skin and to slice it, will make you CRY, and worsen if you rub your eyes with your hand.So , how to counter this?????
Here, the knife you're using, pierce it with one small shallot.See the attached photo.Then start peeling off the skin or slicing it,and here you are NO MORE TEARS.Try it!!!It's worked for me!!
Now, how to make it crispy? Very easy.

500 gm sliced shallots

2 tsp salt

Heat a wok over medium heat.Then add oil into it.
Mix salt into the sliced shallots.
When the oil hot, add in the shallot and fry until brown.
Dish and drain.
Let it cool, and store in airtight container.

After 1 or 2 week, if I still haven't finish the shallot, I'll store it in fridge, can last very long.

The fried shallot was so yummy, you can even eat it on it's own.

Please follow the method , step by step.Don't leave the mixed shallot for too long.