Monday, November 28, 2005

Experiment

Since now it is holiday period, I think I should make an effort to have new dishes (no repeat recipes) on the table for a month! Let's see whether I can achieve that.

Verdict: Should have cut down on the cuttlefish. Too overpowering.

First experiment, Steam Cuttlefish with Minced pork.

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Got too much minced pork, and some leftover tofu. My next experiment is Tofu with Minced Pork. Added our favourite enoki mushroom. Combination, not that bad.

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Next on the list is a dish that I ate in one of my favourite zi char stall except that I didn't have a soup base to go with it. Spinach with century egg.

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What you need:

Spinach
Century eggs
Pork rib stock (depending on how soupy you wanted this)
Minced garlic
Fish sauce

Method

Heat wok till really hot, add oil and sautee minced garlic till fragrant.

Add in spinach and stir fry for a min or two.

Add in pork rib stock and century egg.

Simmer till vegetable turned soft (cover with lid).

Season with sesame oil and fish sauce.

And we finished off our dinner with the "famous" chocolate cream cheese cake (shared by Kirsten).

Verdict: A yes recipe.

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What you need

Mixture ‘A’

250g cream cheese (at room temperature)
60g castor sugar
1 egg

Method

Beat cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg until well incorporated. Set mixture aside.

Mixture ‘B’

180g butter
150g sugar
3 eggs
3 tbsp cocoa
120g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

Method

Grease a 7 inch cake pan. Preheat oven at 180°C.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg, one at a time until well incorporated into mixture.

Sieve all the dried ingredients together.

Fold into egg mixture.

To assemble, pour half of mixture ‘B’, then all of mixture ‘A’, then remaining mixture ‘B’.

Gently spreading the mixture B to cover all of mixture A.

Bake for 45-50 min or until skewer comes out clean.

Serve well chilled.
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8 comments:

  1. hellooo! i was just wondering if i can make the Chocolate Creamcheese Cake in mini cupcakes version? how long should i reduce the duration of the baking time? thanks :)

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  2. Tubbykat, you can try at 20 - 25 mins. Depending on your oven, you might need up to 30 mins.

    Good luck.

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  3. hi i baked the cupcakes today! ate one while it was still warm, nice ;) i will let you know the verdict tomorrow on the chilled ones. cheers!

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  4. precious moments, after chilling the chocolate part of the cake seems a bit dry, anyway to make it more moist? from your photo it sure looks moist! thanks.

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  5. maybe you can put it in an airtight container. Most cakes left chilled open will tend to "dry" up.

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  6. Precious Moments,

    Do this cake need bath baking (water outside) ?

    Thanks

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  7. hey..can you tell me the recipe for Spinach with century egg.
    thanks

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