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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce

I found a huge frozen/boneless Salmon fillet in the supermarket and grabbed it right away without thinking what to do with it. It had been quite some time since the last time I cooked salmon in my kitchen and thought the children will be delighted.

After some votes, I ended up making grilled salmon. There were no majority votes since everyone chose a different style of cooking (bake, pan fried, deep batter fried) and neutral with no preference. So at the end, mummy made the final call..... The outcome was very good and everyone were happy except AlongRiz who is neutral on the outcome because he is not fond of any fish.

This recipe produces lovely golden browned salmon with crispy surface - top & skin. The flesh inside remains juicy if you follow the timing properly. The Lemon Butter Sauce was a discovery for everyone - we were very surprised how well it blends with the fish - also nice as dip for vegetable and potato wedges. I will definitely make this again!
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: adapted from here and replaced lime with lemon
Serves: 5 persons (big portion each!)
INGREDIENTS:
5 pieces (~200g each) Salmon Fillet with skin (~1" thick)
5 tbsp Lemon Butter Sauce
Salt & Pepper

LEMON BUTTER SAUCE:
1 large clove Garlic - chopped 
¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Black Pepper
6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- melted
1½ tsp finely grated Fresh Lemon Zest (original recipe sprinkle this on fish but I prefer to add to sauce) 
- Purée garlic with lime juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth.
- With motor running, add melted butter and blend until emulsified, about 30 seconds.
- Add in grated lemon zest.

METHOD:
1. Season salmon all over with salt and pepper.
2. Heat up ridged grill pan with some olive oil.
Grill the salmon, flesh sides down 4 minutes.
Turn fillets over and grill another 4-6 min more until just cooked through.
3. Top each salmon with 1 tablespoon lemon butter sauce.
4. I served the salmon with garlic bread, home-made potato wedges, cucumber & tomatoes.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Sekali-sekala tukar selera ke arah menu Western memang best! Terbongkang kekenyangan & rasa sengkak perut.... mungkin sebab perut orang Melayu kat rumah ni dah biasa hadam carbohydrate... bila nak proses protin lembab lah sikit perut tu kot....hehe (Sebeno nya portion yg Along buat tu memang banyak.... 200g fillet memang melebihi had hidangan biasa...).

Sedap sangat salmon yang di panggang garing di luar & juicy di dalam. Sos butter lemon tu pula memang sesuai di makan dgn salmon. Semua ahli keluarga puas-hati kali ni.

Untuk resipi, cuba2lah baca versi BI tu dulu ya... kalau nak BM juga, tolong tinggalkan permintaan di ruangan komen. Along nak tidur awal malam ni sebab esuk nak sambung puasa lagi... dah banyak menaip... tangan pun lenguh... baik turun ke dapur buat supper jap.... selamat malam!

Pengat Keladi & Sagu Besar

Just a simple dessert for my breaking-off fast that I made two days ago. Steamed yam & big sago cooked in sweetened coconut broth.... my favourite!

Some tips on how to cooked the big sago:
- Dip dry sago in water for a minute
- Throw into boiling water. Make sure water is 4-5 times of the amount of sago.
- Let it cook until translucent, stir frequently until only tiny white spec of uncooked portion in the middle of sago pearls. .
- Off fire & cover pot for 15 minutes until all fully translucent.
- Rinse under tap water to get rid of excess starch.
- Ready to use.

To cook the sweet broth:
- Add coconut milk, steamed yam, cooked big sago, white/brown sugar, pandan leaf, a pinch of salt in a pot.
- Stir until boiled. Serve warm.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Alhamdulillah, selamat berbuka puasa dan menikmati Pengat Keladi dgn Sagu Besar.... suka sangat! Keladi memang kesukaan Along - buat apa pun Along rasa sedap sangat. Along lebih suka pengat campur sagu besar ni di bandingkan sagu yg halus sebab rasa nya yg kenyal2. Kalau puasa memang suka pemanis mulut, lega rasa nya tekak yg pahit..... hehe.

Untuk merebus sagu besar ni kena bersabar sebab mengambil masa yg lama. Along rendam dulu seminit baru di masukkan ke dalam air mendidih supaya lebih cepat masak. Air merebus nya pula mesti 4-5 kali ganda sagu supaya sagu dapat berkembang. Apabila dah hampir jernih, padam api & tutup periuk & biarkan selama 15 minit sehingga jernih sepenuh nya. Bilas dalam tapis dgn air paip untuk menghilangkan kanji berlebihan.

Nak masak pengat nya pula biasa je lah... santan + keladi/sagu yg telah di rebus + gula putih/merah + garam + daun pandan. Masak sehingga mendidih.... siap pun!
Big sago pearls

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kiwi Fruit Muffins

 There were some kiwi fruits leftover from the office weekly fruit basket, so I promised my office mates to bake them muffins since I have a recipe shared by by my friend Norjanah that I wanted to try.... It was such a lovely muffins - nice smell, soft, fluffy and very moist. Thanks NorJ for sharing a very good recipe - it was so easy to prepare - no beating necessary at all. I did not add any coloring - all natural.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Makes about 22 muffins
INGREDIENTS:
chopped kiwi
2 cup Flour*
1 tbsp Baking Powder*
1 tsp Baking Soda*
(* sifted together)
1 cup Sugar
3 Firm Kiwi Fruit
- peeled and finely chopped 
2 Eggs^
3/4 cup Oil^
3/4 cup Milk^
(^ combined) 

METHOD:
1. Place flour mixture* in a bowl.
Add in sugar & chopped kiwi.
Gently stir in egg mixture^ until just moistened - do not overmix.
Spoon into muffin cups until 2/3 full.

2. Bake 180C for 20 minutes or until golden.

Cool on wire racks.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Sedap rupa nya muffin buah Kiwi.... Resepi ni di kongsi oleh sahabat Along, Norjanah. Thank-you NorJ untuk resipi yg amat gebu ni & amat moist - sedap sangat. Along buat ni untuk office-mates sebab ada lebihan buah Kiwi dari pejabat. Semua puji cakap sedap.... tapi cukup2 seorang sebiji jer.... sorry lah tetamu2 tetap tak merasa kali ni ya....hehe.

Along buat ni tak campur pewarna tau... warna asli!

Hasil: 22 biji muffin
BAHAN2: 
cincang halus
2 cwn Tepung Gandum*
1 sb Baking Powder*
1 st Baking Soda*
(* ayak sekali)
1 cwn Gula Halus
3 biji Buah Kiwi
- kupas & cincang halus
2 bj Telur^
3/4 cwn Minyak^
3/4 cwn Susu^
(^ campurkan) 

CARA2:
1. Letakkan bahan2 campuran tepung* ke dlm mangkuk.
Masukkan gula & kiwi cincang.
Dgn perlahan2, campurkan campuran telur^ sehingga rata - jangan terlebih kacau.
Sudukan ke dlm cawan kertas sehingga 2/3 penuh.

2. Bakar 180C, 20 minutes sehingga keperangan.
Sejukkan di atas radai.

Chicken in Tomato Stew

 I wanted to cook something out of the ordinary way and yet easy to prepare. Here what I came out with... just stew everything & turned-out delicious as commented by my sons.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serves: 5 person
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Chicken - cut 
2" Ginger*
3 cloves Garlic* (* pounded) 
3 tbsp Chili Paste
1/2 cup Tomato puree
1 big Onion - sliced 
Celery - chopped 
Salt & Sugar

METHOD:
1. Heat up 3 tbsp oil & stir fry pounded ingredients* until fragrant.
Add in chili paste & stir fry until fragrant.
Pour in tomato puree & 1/2 cup water.
Transfer into a slow cooker, add chicken, salt & sugar.
2. Let it cook until ready.
Add in onion & celey in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Ini masakan mengikut selera semasa... nak senang lah tu....

Cukup utk 5 org
BAHAN2:
1/2 ekor Ayam - potong2
2" Halia*
3 ulas Bwg Putih* (* tumbuk) 
3 sb Cili Mesin
1/2 cwn Tomato puree
1 bj Bwg Besar - hiris
Celery - potong kecil
Garam & Gula

CARA2:
1. Panaskan 3 sb minyak & tumis bhn tumbuk* sehingga wangi.
Masukkan cili mesin & kacau sehingga garing.
Masukkan tomato puri & 1/2 cwn air.
Masukkan kesemua bahan ke dlm slow cooker.
2. Biarkan sehingga masak.
Masukkan bwg besar & celeri di akhir 10 minit masakan.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Apam Dot-Dot II (Steamed Polka-Dot Muffins II)

This time I tried another version of Apam Polka-Dot recipe in order to compare with the one I tried earlier. The result was very satisfactory and equally soft and light despite using only plain flour. My earlier version was here & here.

By: Roz@HomeKreation
Original Source: MR_LilydValley
Introduced by: Hana
Source: Nuri (I followed her modified version)
Translated into English & simplified for own convenience.
Makes > 100 tiny pieces
INGREDIENTS A:
3 Grade B Eggs (chilled overnight) 
200g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Ovalet

INGREDIENTS B:
3/4 cup Low fat Milk
255g Plain Flour*
1 tsp Baking Powder* (* sifted together)

METHOD:
1. Whisk ingredients A until thick.
Add in milk gradually & beat well after each addition.
Add in flour while running the mixer with slow speed until well mixed.

2. Divide & color the batter as you preferred.
Pipe 1/2 full into paper cup, place your favourite filling (e.g. coconut/jam/red bean paste) and top with batter until 3/4 full.
Finally, make colorful dots pattern on top.

3. Steam15min with medium fire.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Saja2 nak cuba resepi Apam Dot2 yg ini pula, untuk party birthday Liana hari tu. Gambo pun kelabu jer & tak cun sebab tak sempat nak tonggeng2 snap gambo pd hari tu sibuk melayan tetamu jer. Ni pun nasib ler ada sekeping gambo yg AngahRuz accidentally snap hari tu... Along crop nak focus kat apam tu... tulah kelabu jer... Cik Tie pun ada pot luck Apam Dot2 untuk Along versi Lady Bugs & Angry Birds... sayang tak ada pun Mr Cameraman kita snap gambo makanan hari tu.

TQ kepada semua nama2 di bawah yg menyumbang resepi & idea.

Original Source: MR_LilydValley
Di perkenalkan oleh besan ku: Hana
Source: Nuri (Along ikut resepi yg Nuri dah modified, memang lembut gebu & sedang manis nya)
Recipe di taip semula utk mudah rujuk sendiri & Along short-cut cuma sejukkan telur tapi tetap gebusy! Rujuk kat link untuk cara asal.
Menghasilkan >100 biji comel
BAHAN2 A:
3 biji Telur Gred B (yg telah di sejukkan) 
200g Gula Halus (resepi asal 220g) 
1 tsp Ovalet
BAHAN2 B:
3/4 cwn Susu Segar Rendah Lemak (resepi asal 150g)
255g Tepung Gandum* (resepi asal 275g) 
1 tsp Baking Powder* (* Ayak sekali)

CARA2:
1. Pukul bahan2 A sehingga pekat.
Masukkan susu sedikit demi sedikit dan pukul sebati setiap kali susu dimasukkan.
Masukkan tepung sedikit demi sedikit sambil di pukul dgn kelajuan perlahan.

2. Bahagikan adunan & warnakan sesuka hati & masukkan ke dlm piping bag.
Isikan mangkuk kertas separuh penuh, letakkan inti kesukaan anda (kelapa/redbean paste/jem).
Penuhkan sehingga 3/4 penuh.
Corakkan dot2.

3. Kukus 15min dgn api sederhana. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Serimuka Kacang Merah (Red Bean Glutinous Kuih)

 Serimuka with red bean flavoured topping, what a wonderful combo for those who love red beans like me & hubby. I made this last week to serve for high tea during birthday party for Liana.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: Ady Greatsword
Translated into English by HomeKreation
Makes 10" square
BOTTOM LAYER:
500g Glutinous Rice - soak 30 min & drain
400ml Thin Coconut Milk
1 tsp Salt

2 tbsp Veg Oil

TOP LAYER:
150g Flour
2 tbs Cornflour
100g Red Beans
- boiled & blend with 100ml water (I used 150g boiled beans) 
500ml Thick Coconut Milk
4 Eggs
200g Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla Essence
½ tsp Salt

Pink Coloring

METHOD:
1. Mix all bottom layer ingredients & place into tin lined with banana leaf.
Steam 30 minutes.
Remove from steamer & press the glutinous rice down to even it.

2. Blend all top layer ingredients, except the red beans, until smooth.
Sieve & mix in blended red beans.
Cook on slow fire until steamed up.
Pour onto bottom layer & steam 1 hour with medium fire until cooked.
(make sure water is pre-boiled)
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Kuih yang amat sedap.... TQ Ady kongsikan resepi nya, memang sesuai dgn selera Along & kawan2.

Resepi di taip semula utk mudah rujuk sendiri
Saiz 10" persegi
LAPISAN BAWAH:
500g Beras Pulut - rendam 30 minit & toskan 
400ml Santan Cair
1 ct Garam
2 sb Minyak Masak

LAPISAN ATAS:
150g Tepung Gandum
2 tbs Tepung Jagung
100g Kacang Merah
- direbus dan dikisar bersama 100ml air (Along guna 150g kcg yg telah di rebus) 
500ml Santan Pekat
4 biji Telur
200g Gula
½ ct Esen Vanilla
½ ct Garam
Sedikit Pewarna Pink

CARA2:
1. Masukkan kesemua bahan2 untuk lapisan bawah ke dlm tin yg di lapik daun pisang.
Kukus 30 minit.
Keluarkan tin dari kukusan dan tekan sedikit supaya padat dan rata.

2. Blend kesemua bahan2 untuk lapisan atas, kecuali kcg merah, sehingga sebati.
Tapis adunan & campurkan kcg merah yg di blend.
Masak diatas api sehingga naik wap.
Tuang adunan keatas pulut tadi & kukus 1 jam dgn api sederhana sehingga masak.
(Pastikan air sudah mendidih).

Decorated Cookies for Kids' Party (Biskut Berhias Gula Aising)

 I made this cookies to give away during Liana's birthday party last week at home and also for her school mates. I thought it will be nice for something home made instead of stuffing the party packs with junk food.

The cookies is softly crunchy and melt in the mouth - a bit sweet but perfect for children taste bud. Even my two sons didn't have enough with just a piece. I made it quite a big size, about 3" diameter, to make it attractive for kids.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: link
Makes 75 pieces of 3" cookies
INGREDIENTS:
6 cup Flour*
3 tsp Baking Powder*
 
1 tsp Salt* (* mixed) 
2 cup Unsalted Butter
2 cup Caster Sugar

2 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract


METHOD:
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla - mix well.
Add dry ingredients* a little at a time until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes.
4. Bake at 180c for 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges.
5. Cool completely before decorating.
Note from HomeKreation: The dough is really soft to handle - roll on a piece of plastic for easy lifting once cut.


ROYAL ICING
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: link
Enough to decorate one batch of above cookies
INGREDIENTS: 
4 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Meringue Powder
6
tbsp Water

METHOD:
1. Mix all ingredients on low speed for 7-10 minutes or until the icing loses its shine.
2. Add more water by the teaspoon if it appears too stiff. At this stage you want to be able to pipe it easily.


Party pack berisi biskut, coklat, gula2 & mainan
BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Terima-kasih buat auntie2 yg komen birthday wish untuk Liana. Mama dia tengah sibuk yg amat, tak sempat nak balas kunjungan.... ni mama hadiahkan biskut hiasan pink sekeping untuk seorang ya.... hehe.

Mari rajin2kan diri buar biskut berhias ni.... budak2 tentu suka. Along buat hiasan pink sebab Liana suka warna pink dan Along hadiahkan kpd budak2 yg datang majlis birthday Liana kat rumah dan juga di sekolah Liana.

Source: link
Menghasilkan 75 keping biskut bersaiz 3"
BAHAN2:
6 cwn Tepung*
3 st Baking Powder*
 
1 st Garam* (* campurkan) 
2 cwn Mentega Tanpa Garam
2 cwn Gula Kaster
2 bj Telur
2 st Esen Vanilla

CARA2:
1. Pukul mentega & gula sehingga kembang.
Masukkan telur & EV sehingga rata.
Masukkan camopuran tepung* sedikit2 sehinggamenjadi doh yg lembut.
2. Sejukkan selama 1-2 jam.
3. Canaikan di atas sekeping plastik & potong bentuk yg di sukai (Doh ni sgt lembut).
4. Bakar 180c selama 10 min sehingga sisi kelihatan keperangan.
5. Biarkan biskut benar2 sejuk sebelum di hias.

ROYAL ICING
Source: link
BAHAN2:
4 cwn Gula Aising
2 sb Serbuk Meringue
6
sb Air

CARA2:
1. Campurkan kesemua bhn dgn mixer kelajuan rendah selama 7-10 min sehingga hilang kilat.
2. Campurkan air sedikit2 jika terlalu pekat supaya mudah di paipkan.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Liana's Birthday Party

Liana chose pink icing - princess cake but turned out chocolate when we picked up
 Happy 3rd Birthday to our Liana... may Allah protect and bless her with health and all the goodness..... We hope that every passing year you grow smarter and more beautiful.... becomes a person who is kind, caring, loving and "beriman". Most of all we want you to know that we all love you very much and will always be proud of you.
 Liana asyik sebut nak birthday party.... di sebabkan minggu hadapan cuti umum panjang & ramai kawan2 akan bercuti keluar Miri maka we all sambut birthday Liana pada hari Ahad yg lepas. Seronok nya Liana sebab ramai kawan2 yg datang. Untuk meriahkan suasana, Along sewa bouncing castle untuk bebudak melompat.... memang happy sesangat sampai berpeluh2 di buat nya....
Bebudak baru nak warm up belum lompat2 lagi ni...hehe
Birthday girl pun tak sabor2 nak melompat
 AlongRiz was in charge of games... the photo showed him briefing the kids on one of the games - there were many games & prizes given away to keep the kids excited. I think AlongRiz did a good job due to high participation and excitement showed by them.

 AngahRuz was entertaining kids as clown..... He was also in charge of photographing.... I was too busy entertaining the parents that I forgot to snap the photos of food on the day. The worst is I forgot to serve three things out of the kitchen - Tiramisu, Bubur ChaCha and currypuffs.... which I only noticed after everyone has left..... huuuuuuuuu almost made me cry!

 There were a lot of gifts for Liana despite most of the invitees were told not to bring any.... Thanks all for your generousity... most of all we are so grateful of your kids' accompanying Liana on her special day -she had great fun!
The electronic motorbike is a gift from daddy
 
The party is not yet over.... Liana is posing with her second birthday cake which she will celebrate with her school mates tomorrow (which is on her exact birthday date 24th May) in the montessori. This time she chose an angry bird cake.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kek Coklat Tepung Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Chocolate Cake)

Such a lovely moist and spongy cake with crumbly, melt in mouth texture. What's more.... nice black glutinous flavour & chocolate flavour.... mmmmuah... I love this creation! Something I created from the earlier basic recipe here. What a nice way to enjoy leftover egg whites!
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Makes 1 bundt cake
INGREDIENTS:
225g Butter
350g Sugar
5 (150g) Egg Whites
280g Plain Flour*
100g Black Glutinous Flour*
50g Cocoa Powder*
4 tsp Baking Powder* (*sifted together)
150ml Fresh Milk**
200ml Coconut Cream**
1 tsp Vanilla Essence** (** mixed) 

METHOD:
1. Cream butter & sugar until white & fluffy.
Add in egg whites bit by bit while beating.
Add in flour mixture* & milk mixture** alternately until well mixed.

2. Pour into greased bundt pan.
Bake at 170C for 60 minutes or until cooked.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Salam sayang buat semua kekawan & pembaca. Blog cuti sekejap sebab tuan rumah gi meeting ke KL & baru balik, letih pun tak hilang lagi. Kebetulan AlongRiz sampai dari USA selepas Along habis meeting dan jumpa di KLIA balik ke Miri sama2. Alhamdulillah, dapat lah AlongRiz berhari-raya di Msia tahun ni sebab bercuti agak lama selama 3 bulan. TQ buat kekawan yg sudi menjenguk sewaktu tuan rumah menyepi.

Kek ni Along buat sebelum gi KL tapi tak sempat nak update. Along hentam2 jer resepi ni sebab nak habiskan lebihan telur putih, berpandukan resepi yg Along buat terdahulu di sini. Along amat gembira dengan kejadian kek ni... gebu tapi tidak kering, rasa nya unik dengan perisa tepung pulut hitam. Kalau nak tau, kena lah mencuba sendiri.

Menghasilkan sebiji kek acuan bundt
BAHAN2:
225g Mentega
350g Gula
150g Telur Putih 
280g Tepung Gandum*
100g Tepung Pulut Hitam*
50g Serbuk Koko*
1½ sb Baking Powder* (*ayak/campur)
150ml Susu Segar**
200ml Santan Lemak**
1 st Esen Vanilla** (** campur) 

CARA2:
1. Pukul mentega & gula sehingga kembang.
Masukkan telur putih sedikit2 sambil di pukul.
Masukkan campuran tepung* dan campuran susu** berselang-seli sehingga sebati.

2. Tuang adunan ke dlm acuan bundt.
Bakar 170C selama sejam atau sehingga masak.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Steamed Fish in Tomato & Basil Sauce (Ikan kukus dgn Tomato & Daun Selasih)

 I bought a medium size fresh fish yesterday and decided to steam it....
By: Roz@HomeKreation
INGREDIENTS:
1 whole (800g) Fish
1 tsp Tamarind Paste
2-3 cloves Garlic - pounded 
1-2 tsp Chili Oil
2 Tomatoes*
Basil Leaves* (* chopped) 
Salt & Sugar

METHOD:
1. Rub fish with salt & tamarind paste.
Place it in a steamer plate.
2. Heat up 2 tsp oil & stir-fry garlic until fragrant.
Add in chili oil, tomatoes, salt & sugar.
Add in few tbs water & stir until tomatoes are soften.
Add in basil leaves.
3. Pour on top of fish & steamed 10-15 min until cooked.
4. Serve with white rice.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
Along beli ikan segar kat pasar dan tentu nya sedap di kukus....

BAHAN2:
1 ekor (800g) Ikan
1 st Asam Jawa
2-3 ulas Bwg Putih - tumbuk
1-2 st Cili Oil
2 bj Tomato*
Daun Selasih* (* cincang) 
Garam & Gula

CARA2:
1. Lumur ikan dgn garam & asam jawa.
Letakkan di dlm pinggan pengukus.
2. Panaskan2 st minyak & tumis bwg putih sehingga wangi.
Masukkan cili oil, tomato, garam & gula.
Masukkan beberapa sudu air & masak sehingga tomato lembut & hancur.
Masukkan daun selasih.
3. Tuangkan ke atas ikan & kukus 10-15 min sehingga masak.
4. Hidangkan dgn nasi putih.
Not yet steamed.... (Ikan yg belum di kukus)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cheese & Tomato Up-Side-Down Pizza

 What is it up-side-down.... you may wonder what I meant? We watched our favourite "Man v. Food" at Astro channel TLC whereby it showed a square pizza sprinkled with cheese then only tomato sauce at top instead of the other way round! My third son, UsuRaz been nagging me to make that ever since and fortunately I was in a good mood to prepare it for breakfast this morning. I made it huge & thick - one piece can last you until the next meal... but each of my boys and hubby had doubled...LOL! They said it tastes really rich and special!

As usual, I like to stick to this pizza dough recipe that I've been using for ages - see here.
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Size: Tray 15" x 11" (Serves 8 persons)
DOUGH:
500g Plain Flour
300ml Water
2 tbsp Sugar
11g Instant Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
FILLING:
1 can /430g Tomato Puree
1 can Button Mushroom*
1 Big Onion*
4 cloves Garlic* 
Fresh Basil Leaves*  (* chopped)
1 tsp Chili Oil - see here 
Salt, Sugar & Black Pepper
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
12 pieces Cheese Slices
Parmesan Cheese 

METHOD:
1. Mix all dough ingredients in a mixer with dough hook until smooth.
Knead lightly with hand & rest until it doubled up.

2. In meatime, prepare the filling:
Heat up few tbsp EVOO and stir-fry garlic & onion until fragrant.
Add in chili oil, mushroom, tomato puree, basil leaves, salt, sugar & black pepper.
Cook until boiled & slightly thicken.
Keep aside until cool.

3. Once doubled-up, punch the dough & roll to fill greased pizza pan.
Brush surface of dough with olive oil.
Arrange cheese slices & spread tomato filling.
Sprinkle EVOO then parmesan cheese on top.

4. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes (using bottom heat only).

Step-by-step to prepare filling

BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION
 Pizza ni ada kelainan sebab sos tomato di atas dan cheese di bawah - selalu nya kan cheese di atas sekali. Rasa nya sungguh sedap & lemak - kaya dengan sos yg lemak2 bercampur cheese... anda mesti cuba ni! Tips dari Along, pastikan menggunakan tomato puree berkualiti yg di import - tomato puree buatan Msia selalu nya teramat masam.

Saiz: Talam 15" x 11" (Cukup utk 8 orang)
DOH:
500g Tepung Gandum
300ml Air
2 sb Gula
11g Instant Yeast
1/2 st Garam
2 sb Olive Oil / Minyak Zaitun
FILLING:
1 tin /430g Tomato Puree
1 tin Cendawan Butang*
1 bj Bwg Besar*
4 ulas Bwg Putih* 
Daun Selasih*  (* cincang)
1 st Cili Oil - lihat sini
Garam, Gula, Lada Hitam tumbuk
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil / Minyak Zaitun
12 keping Cheese Slice
Parmesan Cheese 

CARA2:
1. Campurkan kesemua bahan2 doh ke dlm mixer sehingga sebati & licin.
Uli sedikit & rehatkan sehingga kembang dua kali ganda.

2. Sementara itu, sediakan filling:
Panaskan sedikit EVOO & tumis bwg putih & bwg besar sehingga layu.
Masukkan cili oil, cendawan, tomato puree, daun selasih, garam, gula, daun selasih & lada.
Masak sehingga menggelegak & pekat sedikit.
Ketepikan sehingga sejuk.

3. Apabila doh sudah kembang, tumbuk & uli sedikit.
Gelekkan & letakkan ke dalam talam yg di minyakkan.
Sapu permukaan dgn minyak zaitun.

Susun cheese slices & ratakan tomato filling.
Renjis EVOO & tabur parmesan cheese.

4. Bakar 180C selama 30 min menggunakan api bawah sahaja.

Sedap nya sos tomato yg bercampur cheese dan meleleh-leleh ni...

Laksa Taiping (Again)

 Miss my own Laksa Taiping.... so here it is again!
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Serve 5-6 persons
BAHAN-BAHAN KUAH:
1 packet Dried Laksa
- soak for 1-2 hours & blanched
1 kg Mackerel Fish
8 Shallots
- blend
1 scoop Chili Paste or to taste
1/2" Belachan
Dried Tamarind Pieces*
Tamarind Paste*
(* until a bit sourish)
Galangal Flower
Daun Kesum / Polygonum
Salt, Sugar
GARNISH:
Cucumber, Salad, Polygonum/Basil/Pudina Leaves, Chilies, Boiled Egg, Lime

METHOD:
1. Boil fish & debone.
Blend with stock water & additional water.
Place in pot with remaining ingredients until boiled.

2. Serve gravy with laksa & garnishes.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA
Teringin pula nak makan Laksa Taiping sebab dah lama tak buat. Dah tayang dua kali sebelum ni kat sini & di sini. Along bubuh resepi kat sini lagi supaya mudah para pembaca nak rujuk. Kali ni Along tambah daun selasih & pudina dalam bahan tabur sebabtengah lebat tumbuh kat belakang rumah.

By: AlongRoz@HomeKreation
Hidangan: 5-6 orang
BAHAN-BAHAN KUAH:
1 bungkus Laksa Kering
- rendam & celur
1 kilo Ikan Tenggiri / Kembung
8 ulas Bwg Merah
- blend
1 senduk Cili mesin
1/2" Belacan
Asam Keping*
Asam Jawa*
(* secukup masam)
Bunga Kantan
Daun Kesum
Garam, Gula
BAHAN2 TABUR:
Timun, Daun Salad, Daun Kesum/Pudina/Selasih, Cili, Telur Rebus, Limau & Petis

CARA2:
1. Rebus ikan & buang tulang.
Blender isi ikan & rebus dgn air rebusan ikan tadi dan kesemua bahan2 lain sehingga masak & mesra rasa.

2. Hidangkan dgn laksa dan bahan2 tabur.
 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kuih Lapis Ros (Steamed Layered Kuih)

 There was a charity bake sale on Monday and I bought several packets of kuih. Amongst others, there was beautiful Kuih Lapis in pink and white layers. I gave away most of the kuih in the office and only one piece of the Kuih Lapis left to bring home. Liana loved it so much particularly because it was pink and she demanded more of it. As promised to her, I made it the next day to satisfy her demand so that she can eat as much as she likes.....! The brothers like this kuih too....
By: Roz@HomeKreation
Source: MyResipi_Tulip77
Translated into English by HomeKreation
Size: 8" square
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Sugar (HomeKreation - can reduce a bit if you like)
1 cup Rice Flour
1/2
cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 packet Coconut Milk Powder
(I used coconut cream & reduced water w same amount)
4 cup Water
1 tsp Oil
Rose syrup or your preferred color

METHOD:
1. Blend all ingredients, except color, until smooth & sieve.

2. Divide into 2 equal parts & color as you like.
3. Steam layer by layer with alternate color.
Steam each layer 10 minutes until firm and last layer 25 minutes.
4. Cool kuih completely before slicing.
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BAHASA MALAYSIA
Along buat ni untuk memenuhi permintaan Liana. Bawa balik seketul hari tu & bising nak lagi, so terpaksa lah Along buatkan keesukan hari nya. Hasil nya lembut & sedap. TQ Tulip (Fiza)... dah lama tak dengar berita Fiza, lebih dari setahun fotopage nya tak update. Di harap Fiza & keluarga baik2 aja & tq share resepi yg sedap ni. Semua anak2 cakap sedap.

Resepi di taip semula utk mudah rujuk diri sendiri
Saiz: 8" persegi
BAHAN2:
1 cwn Gula (Along kurangkan sedikit)
1 cwn Tepung Beras
1/2 cwn Tepung Gandum
1 st Garam
2 paket Santan Serbuk
(Along ganti dgn santan kotak & kurangkan air)
4 cwn Air
1 st Minyak
Sirap Merah perasa ros atau pewarna kesukaan

CARA2:
1. Blend kesemua bahan, kecuali pewarna, sehingga sebati & tapis.
2. Bahagi kpd dua bahagian & warnakan setiap satu mengikut kesukaan.
3. Kukus berselang seli warna - setiap lapisan selama 5 minit.
(Along kukus 10 minit setiap lapisan supaya betul2 masak dan lapisan terakhir selama 25 minit).
4. Sejukkan kuih sebelum di potong.
Best kuih ni sebab lapisan2 nya boleh di buka jika suka - itu yg buat Liana suka makan ni....