Sunday, August 31, 2008
I also sprinkled some mozzarella cheese on top before baking and found that the cheese gave the cake top a rather crispy texture when the cake was eaten warm. However when I kept the cake in the refrigerator and microwaved it before eating , the cheese top became chewy. At a friend's suggestion I put the piece of cake for about a minute in the oven toaster after microwaving it for about 30 secs. This way gave the cake a crispy top as good as the day I baked it.
The cheese gave the cake a rather moist texture and it is also quite dense with the aroma of the cheese flavour. It definitely will go down well with a hot cup of lemon tea :-)
250 g unsalted butter, soften
150 g raw sugar
50 g caster sugar
450 g mascarpone cheese
3 nos. egg, beaten
2 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
300 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
a handful of mozzarella cheese
Cream butter and sugar together till light pale in color and fluffy.
Add in the eggs, Bailey's , flour, baking powder and cheese in three portions and stir till well blended.
Pour batter into a lined 9" round pan and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on the top.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 50-60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
250 g salted butter, soften
1 cup caster sugar (225 g)
1/2 cup brown sugar (90 g)
3 nos. medium size eggs, beaten
2 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
340 g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
300 g macadamia nuts, chopped
300 g chocochips
Cream butter and sugars together till you get a light and fluffy texture.
Add in the eggs, Bailey's, bicarbonate soda and flour in three portions.
Add in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts and stir till well mixed.
Refridgerate the dough for about an hour before distributing them on the baking sheets.
Drop 1 teaspoonful of the dough onto a lined cookie sheet and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 10-12 minutes or till they become a golden brown.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack thoroughly before storing them in an air tight container.
Cookies can be kept for about a week without refrigeration or for about two weeks with refrigeration.
Friday, August 29, 2008
4 nos. ripen bananas, mashed
250 mls UHT milk
250 mls dairy whipping cream
50 g caster sugar
100 g bitter sweet chocolate
1/2 cup maple syrup
Blend bananas with the whipping cream and keep them refridgerated.
Heat up the milk in a pot and add in the maple syrup, sugar and chocolate.
Stir the above mixture till all have blended together.
Pour the above milk mixture into the prepared cold banana cream mixture.
Stir till all have blended together and leave the combined mixture in the refridgerator for a couple of hours.
A couple of hours later, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl with the paddle attachment running.
Allow mixture to freeze until desired consistency is reached.
Keep the ice-cream overnight.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wipe the mushrooms clean with a wet cloth. Cut off the stalk of these mushrooms. Lay them on a baking tray. Sprinkle some pepper and olive oil over the mushrooms. Spread some mayonnaise over each mushroom and then place a tsp of smashed up luncheon meat onto each mushroom. Sprinkle some mozarella cheese over each mushroom and then bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 20 minutes. Once the cheese browns, the mushrooms are ready to be eaten.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thanks L for sharing it in her blog.
400 g fresh strawberries
400 g strawberry flavoured yoghurt (2 tubs)
100 g sugar
200 g non-dairy whipping cream
Blend fresh strawberries with the strawberry flavoured yoghurt till smooth.
Whisk non-dairy whipping cream with the sugar till thick.
Mix both the above ingredients together till well blended.
Pour the above into container and freeze overnight till the mixture is firm.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Lunch Queen . In this movie, the dish called Omurice, when eaten by the lead character (who had a very hard life) enabled her to feel the emotions of love and she survived and existed because of the many good food she could eat.
Omurice, my version is rice fried with chicken meat, chopped garlic and tomato sauce and then wrapped with an omelet made from 3 eggs. I was game to try making it cos' it looks interesting enough.
I searched the net and managed to get a video showing me the intricacies of getting the rice wrapped in the omelet. HERE is the Japanese chef showing you how it's done. I can tell you that it's not easy but I managed somehow but the omelet was a little bit overdone LOL.
Dh tried my version of Omurice and said he liked it LOL. As for myself, using three eggs for this dish is a little too overwhelming cos' I usually use three eggs to fry a tub of rice which can feed the whole family of six LOL.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
There is Sowmya from Creative Saga who surprised me with this Brilliante Weblog Award.
Jo of http://www.karlsfoodie.blogspot.com/
Joyce of http://jthorge.blogspot.com/
Edith of http://www.preciousmoments66.blogspot.com/
Rosie of http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/
Ellena of http://www.ellenaguan.blogspot.com/
Zuraini of http://quickneasytreats.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 01, 2008
When the muffins were fresh out of the oven, my dd couldn't keep her hands off the cooling rack LOL. The fragrance and sweetness of the bananas made the freshly baked muffins yummylicious and moist. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Click HERE for the round-up.