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Coconut Cake

Ingredients:

unsalted butter 100g

sugar 100g

eggs 2

vanilla oil 1/2 tsp

flour 100g

baking powder 1/2 tsp

coconut flakes 40g

milk 20ml

1, Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

2, Cream butter with sugar till light.

3, Beat in eggs, one after another. Mix well before adding the next one.

4, Blend in vanilla oil.

5, Add in flour and baking soda. Blend till just combine.

6, Fold in coconut flakes and add in milk. Mix well.

7, Pour the batter into the greased baking pan.

8, Spread some coconut flakes over the top.

9, Into the oven and bake for 30- 35 mins.

Remember to check with toothpick.

Sweet Potato Cake Coconut Cake / Kueh

1, Boil 300g sweet potato till fully cooked.

2, Remove the peel and cut into small pieces.

3, Add them into blender with 200ml coconut milk. Blend till smooth.

4, Add paste into a bowl. Add in 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup corn flour, 100 ml water and 1 pinch salt. Whisk well.

5, Boil 300ml water with 1/2 cup sugar till sugar fully dissolved.

6, Add sugar water into the paste. Stir well.

7, Grease cake pan with oil. Pour paste into the pan. Steam over hot water for 15 mins.

8, In a bowl, mix 200g grated coconut with 1 pinch salt. Steam for 5 mins.

9, Cut steamed cake into smaller pieces and roll in coconut flakes.

Kueh Dadar

I’m so obsessed with Malay dessert recently. Today I tried to make Kueh Dadar.

Ingredients:

pandan leaves 40g

water 100ml

flour 100g

coconut milk 250ml

oil 1/2 tbsp

salt

egg 1

gula malaka 100g

coconut flakes (grated coconut) 250g

water 1 1/2 tbsp

Padan leaves knot

1, Cut pandan leaves into small pieces. Put them into blender with water. Blend till smooth.

2, Strain them to get pandan water 100ml.

3, In a big bowl, add in flour, pandan water, coconut milk, egg, oil  and 1 pinch salt. Whisk till the batter becomes smooth. Set aside for later use.

4, In a pan, add in gula malaka (finely chopped), coconut flakes, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/2 tbsp water, Also add in a pandan knot. Stir fry with low heat till they are fully mixed and turns brown color and moist.

5, Heat a pan, Brush it with oil. Use a ladle to scoop some batter and pour into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly.

6, Cook till the bottom side of crepe is done. and flip over to cook the other side for several more seconds.

7, Put the crepe on a plate. Add some coconut filling at one side. Wrap it by 3 sides and roll it to the other end.

Taste very nice!

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. 🙂

Coconut Chicken Soup

I wanted to try this soup for a long time. Now since that I have pressure cooker, I cannot wait any longer.

Prepare a coconut and half chicken.

  1. Wash chicken clean. In a pot, add in enough water. Put chicken in. Bring to boil.
  2. Rinse chicken under water to wash off all the dirt.
  3. Cut coconut open. Pour the coconut water out and scoop the fruit meat.
  4. Place chicken into pressure cooker. Add in coconut water and fruit, also add in 3 red dates and several ginger slices.
  5. Press the soup button.
  6. Soup is very fresh and sweet. I added in some goji berries and cook for another 20 mins.

No need to season at all.

Actually I think it tastes better without goji berries.

My husband likes this soup very much.

My First Try On Ang Ku Kueh

There is a kind of glutinous rice flour ball stuffed with red bean paste or pork floss called 青团 (Qing Tuan) in China. I love it very much.

And it looks like this:

Actually, I love almost all kinds of dessert made from glutinous rice flour. They taste very chewy. I love the texture and the flavor. Too pity, there is no Qing tuan here in Singapore. I only can eat them when I go back to China. Luckily, I found a desert very similar to Qing Tuan. And that is ang ku kueh. I’m very surprised I didn’t try it in the past 3 years. It’s still not too late to find them now. They taste very like Qing Tuan. Filling inside is a bit different. Ang ku Kueh has green bean paste, yam, peanut and coconut. And they have different colors. On the contrary, Qing Tuan only has one color- green. Because Qing means green in Chinese. Tuan means things in ball shape.

My husband is also a fan of ang ku Kueh, Which is very odd, because if he likes ang ku kueh, how come he never suggests me to try this dessert. And of course, he will always say: “I told you. I also bought some for you. You just don’t remember. ” Yo, dude. I may forget things sometimes. But when it comes to food, my memory will be super super good and I can remember super super clear. And the answer is NO! ! ! You didn’t even mention that you like ang ku kueh before.

Anyway, I found this video on YouTube. (My hobby is exploring all the cooking videos online of all cuisine. ):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eMO75fBG4

And I tried it. Honestly, I don’t think my ang ku kueh turn out very good. A little softer than I expected. But they taste ok. My husband still likes them. One mystery about my ang ku kueh is that why the pattern and word on the mould disappeared while it was supposed to show on the ang ku kueh clearly. 😦

https://flic.kr/p/2cU1BMZ

I guess I will need to improve it next time.

Coconut Butter Chicken

1. Cut 1 chicken breast into small chunks.

2. Put chicken pieces in a bowl. Add in 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped ginger and 1 tablespoon chili powder. Mix well. Then marinate them for 20 mins.

3. Heat a pan on stove. Add in 1 tablespoon oil.

4. Fry chicken breast till golden brown. Set them a side.

5. In the same pan, fry 1 chopped onion till dark brown.

6. Cut in 1 chunk of butter. When butter melts, add in 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp clove powder, 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 1 tablespoon minced ginger. Sauté a bit.

7. Add in 1 small can of tomato purée ( 6 oz), also drizzle in salt and 1 tablespoon chili powder. Stir fry till tomato sauce becomes very condensed.

8. Add 100 ml coconut cream into sauce. Turn to low heat and keep stirring.

9. Put in fried chicken. Simmer for 5 mins.

https://flic.kr/p/FP4Wnz

I have to say it’s perfect to go with rice.

https://flic.kr/p/FP4Wmc

Coconut Curry Crab

1. Chop 4 cloves of garlic, 2 red chili, a small chunk of ginger. Put them in a small bowl, add in 1 tsp oil, mix well.

2. Heat a pan on stove. Add in garlic, ginger and chili mixture. Also add in 1-2 tablespoon curry powder. Sauté till aromatic.

3. Put crab in the pan. Sauté for 1 min.

4. Pour in 400ml coconut milk and 1 cup water. Stir to mix.

5. Add in 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 stalk lemon grass. Turn to low heat. Simmer for 10-15 mins.

6. Pour in 100 ml coconut cream. Bring to boil. And ready to serve.

Green Curry Chicken

The green curry paste I used was bought from supermarket.

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in chopped ginger and curry paste. Stir fry till aromatic.

2. Pour in 1 small pack of chicken stock and 150 ml coconut milk. Stir well and bring to boil.

3. Add in chicken. I cut chicken into slices before cooking so they would be easier to be cooked.

4. Simmer for around 10 mins. Add in French beans, chopped onion and red chili. Simmer for another 3-5 mins.

5. Squeeze in a little lime juice before serving.

Yummy!

Perfect to go with rice or noodle!

Mango Sago

My husband has been asking me to make mango sago for him. Today, we just bought some fresh and sweet mangoes. So I decided to make it today.

1. Boil some water in a deep pot. Then put sago in water. Heat with high heat for around 6-7 mins till sago becomes completely transparent.

2. Soak sago in cold water, which will make them more elastic and taste better. Then drain them.

3. Cut mango into small chunks. Place them in a bowl.

4. Place sago over mango.

5. Add in 2 tsp honey. And pour in enough milk or coconut milk.

Ready to serve.


My husband loves it.