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Ground Peanut Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup chopped walnut

200g ground peanut

Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

1, Cream butter with sugar till light and creamy.

2, Beat in egg and stir in vanilla.

3, Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix till just combined.

4, Add in ground peanut and chopped walnut. You can adjust walnut and ground peanut according to your preference. I used the ground peanut bought from local supermarket. It already contains sugar and some white sesame, so You can add more sugar if you are using plain ground peanut.

5. I put the dough covered into fridge for about 30 mins before baking.

6, Divide dough into smaller ones and arrange on baking tray.

7, Into the oven and bake for 12-15 mins.

Tuna & Vegetable Kimpab (Korean dried seaweed rice roll)

1, Blanch spinach in water for about 30 secs. Drain them and squzze the water out.

2, Stir fry carrot strips till a bit soft.

3, Put cooked rice in a big bowl, season with a little salt and sesame oil.

4, Put bamboo sheet at the bottom layer. Then dried seaweed over it. Rice on the bottom, and arrange carrot, green spinach and canned tuna over rice. Remember to leave 1/4 space of seaweed blank with no rice.

5, Roll it and squeeze hard at the same time till roll to the end.

6, Cut the roll into slices.

Super simple and yummy.

Steamed Squid & Glass Noodles

1, Wash quid and remove the intestines. Cut into slices.

2, Soak glass noodles in water till soft. Drain them, add in 1 tbsp light soy sauce and mix well.

3. Chop 3 cloves of garlic. Heat a pan with a little oil in. Add in garlic, stir fry till aromatic. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well.

4. In a plate, arrange glass noodles at the bottom layer. Squid over glass noodles. And pour the sauce over them.

5. In hot water, steam for 8 mins.

6. Garnish with some chopped spring onion.

Muah Chee 麻糍

Ingredients:

Glutinous rice flour 135g

tapioca flour 2 tbsp

water 220 ml

oil 2 tbsp

1, Mix everything in a big bowl. Whisk till very smooth.

2, pour the batter into a pan. Turn to low heat. Keep stirring, kneading and pressing for about 4 mins.

3, It will become a dough.

In another bowl, mix 50g ground peanut and 40g white sugar. Mix well.

Add Muah Chee dough into the ground peanut. Cut into small pieces and roll them to be covered with ground peanut.

 

青团 Qing Tuan (Sweet Green Rice Ball)

I love Qing Tuan. But I don’t know where to buy them in Singapore. I decided to make them by myself. Yet, another problem is I don’t know where to get 艾草 Ai Cao (Artemisia argyi, commonly known as silvery wormwood or Chinese mugwort). It’s one of the main ingredients to make the dough. So  I have to replace it with pandan, which is very common here in Singapore.

But the color is not as green as Ai Cao. I guess spinach would be a better choice.

Ingredients:

glutinous rice flour  180g

rice flour 20g

pandan leaves 20

water 1 cup

oil 10g

red bean paste 200g

1, In a big bowl, mix glutinous rice flour and rice flour.

2, Cut pandan leaves into small pieces. Put them into the blender with water and blend. Drain the water. Only keep 140g of the green water.

3, Heat green water in a pot. Turn off the heat when it’s about to boil.

4, Pour the hot green water into the flour mixture while stirring. Add in oil.

5, Knead it into a big dough ball.

6, Divide dough ball into smaller ones with each about 35g. Divide red bean paste into 10 smaller balls with 20g each.

7, Press the small dough balls into a thin and flat disc. Place the red bean paste into middle. And gently wrap it up.

8, Better put parchment paper under the Qing Tuan. And steam over hot water for 12 mins.

I really really love those green rice balls. Very delicious.

Homemade Simple Chedol

I was planning to make Chedol all by myself. Yet I couldn’t find mung bean flour at the supermarket. So I just bought the packed green pandan part, which made it a lot easier for me to prepare this famous dessert in Singapore & Malaysia.

Above are the main ingredients needed: coconut milk, cooked red kidney beans, green pandan part, gula malaka syrup.

Coconut milk: 200ml coconut & 1 pinch salt in a pot. Heat it and stir at the same time. Just turn off the heat when the coconut starts to bubble up. Cool Down.

Gula malaka syrup: 100g gula malaka, 50g water, 1 pinch salt. Put them in a pot. Heat it till gula malaka completely dissolved. Cool down.

Add ice cubes into a blender. and grind the ice.

In a bowl, Add in ice, coconut milk, green pandan part, red beans and top up with syrup.

Coconut Milk & Black Sticky Rice

1, Prepare 1 cup black sticky rice. Wash them clean and soak in water for overnight.

2, Put black sticky rice into a pot, add in 3 cups water. Also add in 1 pnadan leave knot (optional).

3, Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer with lid on for 40 mins. Remember to stir it occasionally. Add in more water if needed. Don’t get it burnt. After 40 mins, Black rice will absorb all the water. Discard the pandan leaf. Add in 2 tbsp sugar, mix well. Let it cool down.

4, Sauce part: Add 1 cup coconut milk into a pot, Also add in 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt. Keep stirring till sugar dissolves.

5. Put black sticky rice into a bowl, Top with coconut sauce.

Simple Banana Cake

Ingredients:

unsalted butter   80g

Granulated sugar  80g

Egg                     1

vanilla                      1/4 tsp

Flour        100g

Baking powder    3g

ripe banana                 2

 

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degree C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl till light.
  3. Mash bananas in another bowl.
  4. Beat egg into the butter mixture, Mix well.
  5. Add in vanilla, mashed banana and mix.
  6. Add in flour and baking powder, fold till just combined.
  7. Pour paste into baking pan.
  8. Into the oven and bake for 40-45mins. Check with toothpick.

Pandan Chicken

Today is my resting day. I was planning to make some dessert. That’s why I bought some fresh pandan leaves from supermarket. Yet, I checked my kitchen, there was 1 ingredient missing. So I decides to make pandan chicken instead.

1, To prepare marinade. 4 cloves of garlic, 3 red shallot, 1 small chunk ginger, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp coconut milk. Put all of them into blender and blend into paste.

2, Prepare chicken. I use chicken legs. So I need to remove the bone first. You can just use boneless chicken leg or chicken breast. So the chicken is about 400 g. Cut them into smaller pieces. Similar to size of my half palm or even smaller. Because later they will be fried. If the chicken pieces are too big, it will be easily for them to get burnt while the inside still remains uncooked.

3, Put all the chicken into a big bowl. Add in marinade. Marinate for 2 hours.

4, Wash pandan leaves. Make them a knot and put the chicken inside the knot. Just make sure chicken stays inside the pandan leaves. You can pin it with toothpick if you want.

5, Deep fry them in oil with low medium heat, till the chicken turns beautifully golden brown color. Pandan leaves will also be crispy. And your kitchen will smell incredible. 🙂

Mango Sticky Rice

Finally I made one of my favorite dessert: mango sticky rice.

Ingredients:

Sticky rice 1 cup

coconut milk 2/3 cup

sugar 1/3 cup

salt 1/2 tsp

1, Wash sticky rice in water till water is completely clear. Soak them overnight.

2, Drain them and steam over hot water for about 30 mins.

3, When the sticky rice is about to be done, start to make the sauce.

4, Add coconut milk, sugar and salt into a pot. Turn to low heat, keep stirring till sugar is dissolved.

5, Put sticky rice into a big bowl, pour the sauce in. Stir slightly to mix them. Then cover the bowl and let it rest for about 20 mins. Rice will absorb the coconut sauce and flavor.

Fot topping:

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp rice flour

1 tbsp water.

Heat a pot, Add in coconut milk and salt. Stir a bit. Dissolve rice flour in water and pour into the pot. Stir to reduce till the thickness you like.

In a plate, arrange mango slices, sticky rice. And topping on the rice.

Very nice!