Monday, January 15, 2007

Chee Cheong Fun

First attempt in making CCF, very fun and interesting! can't imagine I can do it at home....hehehe... usually i get them from the dim sum stalls or wet markets. The texture is really very soft, so yummy to go with the 'thiam-cheong'. I added chilli sauce and it tasted so shiok with the extra spice!

Thanks cwl, a forum pal for sharing the recipe.

This is my second attempt in making CCF. The idea in adding char siew as fillings came from Lee Lee. Thanks Lee for sharing.

Friday, January 12, 2007

What I have made recently....

I did some puddings, 2 kinds - one sweet and one savoury. For the savoury, it will be the Steamed Dried Prawns Puddings. For the sweet pudding, these were called Java Puddings as stated in this recipe book "Indonesia Delights by Winnie", which I bought during the recent JL sales not long. I did not follow exactly the measurements on both recipes. I modified them instead, on the ingredients as well as methods.

Cooked Red Bean Paste with dumplings for Dh's supper. My paste you can see is not very fine as my blender stopped functioning half way as I was blending the bean *haiz*. Luckily, dh didn't complain *lol*

300g rice flour
5g tapioca flour
3/4tsp salt
2 tbsp oil (*I used corn oil)
1200ml water (* 700ml cool water, 500ml boiling water)

100g dried shrimps, soaked, drained & chopped finely
100g fresh grated coconut, stir fried
2 - 3 tbsp chai-poh
3 shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic, finely chopped
2 - 3 tbsp sweet chillie sauce (*I used Lingham's brand)
1/2tsp pepper
some oil

3 sprigs spring onion, finely chopped
2 red chilli, finely chopped
some roasted sesame seeds

(1) Heat up some oil in a pan. Saute the shallots and garlic. Add dried shrimps, chai-poh and stir fry till fragrant. Add grated coconut. Season with sweet chillie sauce and pepper. Set aside.
Note: for seasoning, pls adjust accordingly to suit your taste.
(2) Sift rice flour,, tapioca flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add 700ml of cool water and stir well into a batter. Next, stir in quickly 500ml of the boiling water and mix well.
(3) Cook the batter in a pot over low heat. Keep stirring to prevent the batter from sticking to the bottom till it thicken.
(4) Pour batter into greased small cups. Steam over high heat for about 20 mins or till cooked.
(5) Serve cooked puddings with the filling in (1) and garnish with finely chopped spring onions, chilli and roasted sesame seeds.

Walnut Raisin Cake

This is a good cake recipe. Definitely a keeper for me! I have been making this very often*lol*

Original recipe - *Oreo Butter Cake* - is contributed by Angie, a forum friend. This is so well like by my children and nieces. Glad, another forum pal of mine slightly modified the recipe by adding walnuts and raisin instead of the oreo cookies. This recipe has got yohurt and I am wondering if this is the reason why the cake is so soft and moist. I just love it!

Thanks Angie and Glad!

Friday, January 05, 2007


Baked a batch of brownies to bring along for a New Year get-together party with some friends of mine.

Here are my brownies:-

Our Christmas Eve Party

We spent our Christmas Eve at my bil's place this year. With all the yummy food, great company and games organised by the host, it was very fun indeed! I can tell the children did enjoy themselves that day.

Spending Dec holiday in Hong Kong...

We planned and booked our HK trip in Sept, during the Natas Fair..... this time round my sis and her family were with us. The first three days were raining quite badly and that affected slightly on our planned itinerary... on the fourth day, the weather did improve, no rain but on certain days, it was very cold... Nevertheless, we enjoyed our holiday very much.

Photos we took in Hong Kong:-

What I baked & cooked for Christmas?

Started partying on 23rd thru out 26th...... lots of lots of parties going on before and after Christmas Day too! Was very very busy that week as I have to bake 5 cakes in a row and prepare other X'mas dishes for some pot-luck parties as well.. dead tired!

The Cake Entries:

The X'mas Cookies:-

The Dessert Entries:-