Friday, November 30, 2007

Lemon and herbs roast chicken

adapted from jamie oliver's:

1 whole chiceken

5-7 cloves garlic

fresh rosemary

1 lemon, juiced

salt/pepper to taste

olive oil

  • preheat oven 220 degrees

  • pound the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper

  • add olive oil and lemon juice in pounded ingredients

  • arrange chicken in a casserole dish

  • marinate chicken

  • cover casserole dish with aluminium foil

  • bake for 1 hour

  • remove the foil and bake for a while until browned

**you can add boiled potatoes (in cold water bring to boil; simmer 10 minutes) when baking the chicken

Thursday, November 29, 2007

baked pasta lasagne

adapted from

250g penne pasta (i used spiral pasta)

250g minced meat (i used corned beef)

750g pasta sauce (i used 1 bottle of readymade pasta sauce)

200g mozarella cheese

100g parmesan cheese

200g cheddar cheese

1 egg beaten

  • preheat oven 175 degrees

  • grease dish

  • boil pasta until dente

  • heat pan, cook beef, stir in pasta sauce, remove

  • in a big bowl, combine cheeses and egg

  • layer half pasta, half sauce and half cheese mixture. repeat

  • top with extra mozarella

** i combined the sauce pasta and cheese mixture all together and put in the dish, topped with extra mozarella and chopped parsley and baked them....yummy!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

blueberry muffins

another easy recipe by my sister...moist and fruity...

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

blueberry filling/jam * can substitute with other fillings

  • combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt

  • beat the milk, oil and egg

  • add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. mix well (using spoon)

  • spoon into the muffin cup 3/4 full

  • spoon in the jam into the batter

  • bake in a preheated oven 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes

**i mix the blueberry filling into the batter before putting them into the muffin cups

you can also top the muffin with a simple crunchy crumbs:

  • butter

  • sugar

  • flour

mix together until becomes crumbs and top on the muffins before baking them

Monday, November 26, 2007

moist chocolate cupcakes

i really like this chocolate cake because it is very moist and chocolaty...

250 g butter
2 cups castor sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup water

1. Mix cocoa powder with water and set aside.
2. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda 3 times and set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar.
4. Beat egg till fluffy.
5. Pour the eggs into the creamed mixture a bit at a time.
6. Add in vanilla essence.
7. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients into the mixture.
8. Pour in the cocoa mixture and keep folding.
9. Fill in the muffin cups 3/4 full
10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done

corned beef roll

a variation of the cinnamon rolls (using the similar dough) but this time i made them into mini rolls that were bite size....lovely and it was a hit!


corned beef

onion, chopped

red chillies, chopped

parsley, chopped


cheese (mozarella/cheddar)

  • heat oil in pan. fry onion till fragrant

  • add in corned beef. fry till cooked through

  • add parsley and chilli

  • remove from heat

to assemble:

  • roll the dough flat

  • spread the corned beef mixture

  • sprinkle some cheese on top

  • roll the dough

  • arrange in pan and let it doubled for a while

  • glaze with egg

  • bake in a preheated oven 190 degrees until golden

Blueberry cheese tart

from kak Rin's fotopages:

i really like this...lovely!!


125g butter

40g icing sugar

1 egg

220g flour

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • combine all ingredients together until it becomes dough

  • roll the dough and mould it in the tart mould

  • poke with fork

  • bake in a preheated oven 175 degrees for 8-10 min


250g cream cheese

3/4 cup icing sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla essence

Blueberry filling

  • beat the cream cheese and sugar

  • add in egg, whip cream and vanilla essence. continue beating

  • scoop in the filling into the pastry and scoop in the blueberry filling

  • bake for another 15- 20 min

homecoming party..!

my sister got back from Adelaide for summer holidays, so she invited her friends for a homecoming party...(duhhh!!!) we also invited some of our friends and relatives...


Thursday, November 22, 2007

yummylicious brownies from JawaManis...

went to Midvalley yesterday...stopped by at JawaManis stall just after, got discount 3 brownies for RM 10...
P/S: got a big cooking/baking project this weekend....

Monday, November 19, 2007

Oreo muffins

from rossyabakes' fotopages also...

1 3/4 all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1 cup milk

1 egg

16 OREO chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped

50g white chocolate chopped

50g dark chocolate chopped

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in medium bowl.

Cut in the butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Blend milk and egg in a small bowl.

Stir into flour mixture.

Gently stir in chopped cookies and chopped white/ dark chocolate.

Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin trays.

Sprinkle with more chopped chocolates.

Bake for 15-20minutes or until toothpick inserted near centres comes out clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.

Remove from pan, cool slightly.

Lovely...not so sweet...i love the taste of oreo inside it...i put some chocolate ganache on top...

chocolate walnut cupcakes

from rossyabakes fotopages:

i used the leftover of chocolate ganache to make this..lovely, soft and creamy....

85g dark cooking chocolate (i used my leftover chocolate ganache)

75g self-raising flour

1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda

65g butter

75g castor sugar, divided into 2 portions

3 eggs, seperated

1 tbsp milk at room temperature

50g chopped walnuts

  • line muffin pan with paper cups

  • melt chocolate in suacepan over simmering water. set aside to cool

  • sift self-raising flour and bicarbonate soda

  • cream butter and 1 portion of sugar until light and fluffy

  • beat in egg yolks one at a time followed by cooled melted chocolate

  • fold in sifted ingredients

  • in a seperate bowl, whisk egg whites till soft peaks form. beat in the remaining sugar until mixture just stiff

  • using spatula, fold in egg whites mixture into flour mixture

  • add in chopped walnuts

  • spoon into paper cups

  • bake in a preheated oven 160 degrees for 20-25 minutes

i didn't put any icing on top because it's just so nice on its own (plus i was a little bit lazy that night)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

cinnamon rolls...

we always like cinnamon rolls at Saint Cinnamon...this is my first attempt making the cinnamon rolls...thanks to kak lynn for the recipe...the dough is very soft even on the next day...i add some flavours to it by putting chcolate chips, banana and raisins...1 dough but 3 different flavours!!

300g high protein flour

2 tsp instant yis

1/8 tsp salt

40g caster sugar

1 egg

50ml whipping cream

100ml full cream milk (UHT) - i used fresh milk

1 tsp bread improver - i did not use this

50g butter


200g brown sugar - i used castor sugar

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 egg (glaze)

  • mix everything in a mixer (except the butter) with medium speed until it become dough

  • add in the butter and mix again with high speed until it becomes soft and elastic

  • cover and let it doubled

  • then knock the dough and put in the fridge for 30 minutes

  • take out the dough and roll flat

  • glaze with egg

  • sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon powder

  • i add some chocolate chips/banana/raisins

  • roll the dough and cut (about 1 inch)

  • arrange in pan and let it doubled

  • bake in a preheated oven (190 degrees) for 15 minutes

roti jala

my mum's recipe...very easy to make...

2 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp tumeric powder

2 1/2 cup fresh milk/coconut milk

2 eggs

  • put everything in a blender and blend

  • using the roti jala mould, make a lovely swirl on a hot pan until cook

  • stack 2 pieces together and roll it

  • serve with curry

Tuna casserole

this recipe is from my dear friend, Dahlia....i really like it since my college day, she used to cook this one and bring back to the hostel...

1 1/2 cup macaroni, boiled until al dante

1 can mushroom soup

1 small can peas

1 can tuna mayonaise

mozarella cheese, grated

4 eggs, whisk a little

salt and pepper to taste

  • mix all ingredients together in a big bowl

  • put into a casserole dish

  • sprinkle mozarella cheese on top

  • bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 20 minutes

the 3 taste black pomfret (bawal 3 rasa)

modified from Mat Gebu's blog:

1 black pomfret (or any other fish)
1 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 carrot, sliced
cauliflower florets
baby corns, sliced
celery, sliced
tomatoes, wedged
1/2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp water

1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 inch ginger, pounded
1 tbsp chilli paste

2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • clean the fish and marinate with salt and tumeric powder. fry the fish till golden. set aside

  • remove excessive oil in the pan (leave about 2 tbsp oil). add in the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli paste. fry till fragrant

  • add in all the sauce (except the light soy sauce), mix well.

  • add in the vegetables. cook for 2-3 minutes

  • add in the light soy sauce and sugar

  • add in water, mix well.

  • put in the fish. mix well

  • remove and serve

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuna cheese muffin

from Mat Gebu's blog:

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp castor sugar

1 tsp baking powder*

120 g flour*(*mix together and sifted)

80 g tuna in oil

50 ml fresh milk

50 g mozarella cheese

1 clove garlic, chopped

pinch of salt

  • whisk the egg, sugar, garlic and salt

  • add in the tuna and mix well

  • add in the flour mixture alternating with milk

  • put in the cheese

  • fill 3/4 the muffin cup with the mixture

  • bake in a preheated oven 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes

** i kind of like the taste (like jemput2 tuna) but the texture is quite flat and not fluffy and it sticks to the paper suggestion is grease the muffin pan and scoop directly the batter into the muffin fan..


the breadmaker making the pizza dough

garlic sausage with capsicum

spicy tuna

i managed to make 2 large pizza with half of this recipe and topped with 2 different toppings... yummy!!!

pizza dough:
500gm flour
8g salt
10g yeast
250ml water
1 tbsp oregano
pinch of sugar and salt
30g olive oil

mix the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and oregano together

add in water and olive oil. mix well and knead till soft and smooth dough is formed

cover let rest for 40 minutes or until dough doubled the size

punch the dough (to let the air out)

divide into 2 balls

roll flat and place on a greased pan. lightly prick the dough with fork

bake in a preheated oven 200 degrees for 10 minutes

remove from oven. spread the pizza sauce and put the toppings you like and top with mozarella and cheddar cheese on top

bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts


pizza sauce:
4 tomatoes soaked in boiled water for 5 minutes then peel off the skin
250gm tomato puree
250gm BBQ sauce
30gm oregano
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic- finely chopped
1 onion- finely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil

heat oil in pan

add in the garlic and onions, fry till fragrant

add in all the other ingredients. cook till the sauce thickened.

i used spicy tuna for 1 pizza and another 1, i just topped with sliced garlic sausage and capsicum

macaroni with tomato soup

from Mamafami's fotopages:

Ingredients :

1 kg chicken fillet ~ cubed

4 medium ripe tomatoes ~ diced and blended

2 garlic ~ blended

1/2 tablespoon white pepper

1 tablespoon margarine

6 tablespoons tomato puree

800 ml water

1 medium carrot ~ diced

50 g peas

juice from 1 lemon

salt to taste

sugar ~ if prefered

500 g macaroni ~ boil with water and a tablespoon of oil to avoid it from sticking together

Method :

1. Mix chicken cubes with white pepper, blended tomato and garlic.

2. Heat margarine and put in the mixed chicken. Stir.

3. Add in tomato puree, water, carrots and peas.

4. Let it boil then add the lemon juice, salt and sugar.

5. Leave to simmer till the meat is tender and the carrots soften.

6. To serve : Place macaroni in a serving bowl and pour the soup on top.

You can put any vegetables to put colours to your soup....lovely!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

baked spaghetti

from my leftover spaghetti bolognese

spaghetti, cook until al dante

5 eggs


dry mixed herbs


  • whisk the eggs with the blackpepper and dry mixed herb

  • add in the spaghetti and mix well

  • put half of the spaghetti in a casserole dish

  • layer the spaghetti sauce on top of the spaghetti

  • then layer on top of it with the remaining spaghetti

  • sprinkle the cheese on top of it

  • cook in the microwave for 10-15 minutes

simple fruit tartlets

adapted from this recipe

instead of putting the custard cream, i used fruit salad dressing that is available at the supermarket...then arrange the colourful fruits on top of was a hit during the open house...

vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese topping (cupcakes telur dinasour)

this is a martha stewart's recipe (cupcakes). i made this for the open house...topped with cream cheese topping and almond M&M on top...the taste, is absolutely superb...pop everything into your mouth and you can feel every single taste at cousins called them as cupcakes telur dinasour as they look like one...

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup milk

  • sift the flour, baking powder and salt

  • beat butter and sugar till fluffy

  • add in eggs one by one

  • add in sifted ingredients, alternating with milk. add in vanilla essence

  • put into the muffin cup 3/4 full

  • bake in a preheated oven 160 degrees for 20 minutes