Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chocolate mousse



Preparation time: 20 mins
Does not require cooking

Ingredients:

250g dark chocolate
3 eggs
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp dark Rum (optional)
1 cup thick cream (whipped into soft peaks)

Method:
1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir chocolate until smooth and remove from heat.
2. Beat eggs & sugar in a bowl until thick and pale and double in volume.
3. Using a metal spoon fold the melted chocolate into this mixture then quicly fold in the whipped cream.
4. Spoon mousse into dessert glasses or ramekin dishes and chill for at least 2 hours or until set. Decorate with chocolate flakes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Green Pea Biscuits





200g green pea flour
40g flour
20g rice flour
95g icing sugar
65g roasted almond nibs, finely chopped
90g shortening

Roast the green pea flour and sift into a mixing bowl. Sift in flour, rice flour and icing sugar. Add in finely-chopped almond nibs to mix. Add shortening and mix until mixture turns crumbly.

Knead and lightly press until the dough clings together. Press small portion into a wooden mould. Knock the mould agaisnt a table top to dislodge the biscuit.

Arrange the biscuits on lightly-greased trays and bake in an oven preheated at 140-150 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Leave the biscuits on the tray for 5-6 minutes before placing them onto wire racks to cool.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ginger cookies

55g butter, softened
2 tbsp golden syrup
210 castor sugar
2 3/4 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of slat
165g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Put sugar, golden syrup & sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until mixture turns pale. Sift in flour, bicarbonate of soda & cream of tartar and add salt, groound ginger & nutmeg to mix. Stir until a soft dough is formed. Wrap in a cling film & refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

Make small cherry-sized balls of dough & place them on lightly-greased trays, well spaced.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the cookies on the tray for 5-6 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Traditional beef rendang





1.5kg topside beef, cubed
500ml water
700ml thick coconut milk
3 stalks lemongrass, bruised
1 turmeric leaf, shredded
3 or 4 kaffir lime leaves
8 shallots, sliced
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 piece dried tamarind skin

Ground spice ingredients (A)
2cm fresh turmeric
30 dried chillies, soaked
5 fresh reed chillies
10 bird's eye chillies
2-3 slices lengkuas
2-3 slices ginger


Ingredients (B)
2 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper


Seasoning (C)
Salt and sugar to taste
A little thick soy sauce (for colouring)

Season beef with A and B for 20-25 minutes. Combine marinated beef, lemongrass, turmeric leaf, shallots, garlic and water in a pot. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes. Stir once in a while. Add coconut milk, tamarind skin, kaffir lime leaves and continue to simmer over very low heat for another 40-45 minutes until the gravy is thick and dry. Adjust seasoning C to taste.

From: TheStar

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fish Fried in Batter





Ingredients:
300g fish fillet, cut into finger-thick slices
70g self-raising flour
35g rice flour
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Dash of pepper
150-160ml water

Instructions:
Combine self raising flour, rice flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
Gradually pour in water to mix into a smooth batter.
Heat oil in a wok or electric fryer.
Dip the fish slices in the batter and deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
Dish out, drain from oil, and serve with chilli sauce as a dip.

From: TheStar

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake or Nian Gao with Grated Coconut

Ingredients:
1 piece sweet glutinous rice cake
1/2 a grated white coconut mixed with a pinch of salt


Method:
Slice nian gao into cubes. Arrange them on a lightly greased plate and steam over high heat for 8-10 minutes. Once it is thoroughly soft, pick up the pieces with a pair of chopsticks and roll in the grated coconut. Serve immediately.

Monday, May 31, 2010

My Sweetheart Smells Like Fresh


Time passes real fast yea? It's already Week 14(a)of Project Alpha instant cash blogging.

Whee~ So, ready and set for another round of instant cash blogging =) ?

What does my sweetheart smell like actually?

If a sweetheart means boyfriend or girlfriend, regretfully I don't have one =((

But who says it means bf/gf? It's how conventional minds think. STEREOTYPE!!

To me, sweetheart = people whom I love.


When I love them, I want the best for them =)

Not to mention wanting them to smell nice
too. Haha.

Who likes body odour?
Who likes sweaty underarms?
Eew. I'm pretty sure no one does.

There's a cure! Or rather a prevention.

Let me introduce you to...




Adidas Action 3 Deodorant series~

Intensive, Control, Sensitive, Fresh, Pure, and Pro Level for men 
Intensive, Contol, Sensitive, Fresh, Pure and Pro Clear for ladies =)









I think the people I love will love the 'fresh' one =)
Both the one for men and the one for ladies.
It provides 24 hour protection against perpiration.
No more sweaty underarms. Provides a fresh fragrance too!
Buh- bye body odour =)

Who doesn't want to stay fresh?
I think Adidas Action 3 Fresh will be the best choice.
For personal use and as a love gift =)


Before saying buh-bye, let's sneak a peek at the previous episodes of Project Alpha Series 2 =)

Episode 40


Episode 41


Episode 42


Project Alpha is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Caramel Bananas


4 ripe bananas
6 tbsp castor  sugar
6 tbsp water
4 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
375ml (1 1/2 cups) coconut milk


Peel and slice bananas into 2.5cm thick slices on the diagonal.
Place bananas into a saucepan and add all remaining ingredients.
Cook over high heat for 3  minutes,
then lower heat and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Dish out and serve.

*from the Star 26.4.2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

My wiggy design

My wiggy design 

I cant live without chocalates!

Episode 33

Episode 34

Episode 35



Project Alpha is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shaolin tiger for the Adidas Ole KO Challenge!

Shaolin tiger for the Adidas Ole KO Challenge!

Another round again!! On mothers day?

Haha.

Happy Mother's Day + Instant cash blogging day!

Another round of long awaited Instant cash blogging is here again.

So.. people. What's happening this time round? The Project Alpha bloggers at the Adidas Ole KO road show at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Friday 21 May at 7.30pm! Adidas Ole KO Challenge! Whee. . .

But... err.. wait.. Futsal competition? I am not so sure bout this.. Quite an unusual topic for Instant Cash Blogging this week, yea? It's a bit hard for me this time. 

Why?

1. Im not very familiar with Season 1 and season 2 bloggers.
2. I'm new with project alpha. 
3. The only project alpha bloggers i know is Shaolin Tiger and Xiaxue.
4. Futsal? I don't like it. It's for guys.

Sigh. But okay then, I'll try. I'm gonna get that rm20 this time! So that I can belanja my mum makan dinner sedap!! Right?


So..


Futsal = sport = stamina = strength = agility.

Futsal competition eh? Guys play Futsal. Girls? I don't think so. In sprots like these, guys excel better.. Testerone, maybe? 

Haha. Thus and therefore, naturally, generally, I assume Guys can do better in Futsal. So.. Xiaxue. You're off the list. Shaolin tiger? yes!


Vote for Shaolin tiger!!






Some facts about him:
1. Featured blogger in Project Alpha Season 2.
2. His blog >> Kungfu geekery


I am an early 30's geek from UK currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia living the high life. I work in Computer Security, yes that's correct I am an 3l33t h4x0r...Or something like that. Mostly I do penetration testing (Yes ladies I am a professional penetrator), I also do security audits, stuff for BS7799 and training for Information Security related subjects. If you are interested in some consultancy or such like (globally is fine)- Shaolin Tiger.
3. Guy from US.
4. Working in Malaysia.
5. Loves photography.
6. Loves outdoor activities.
7. Drives a Malaysian Car!!


Haha.


Back to the topic.


Apart from gender, there are quite a number of interesting things bout him.
My car is kinda cool I think and in general I love things that go fast, and I love to go fast..that includes Motor-Bikes, Jet-skis and anything else a bit crazy. Outdoor kinda stuff is cool by me too, that includes hiking, jungle trekking, white water rafting, canoeing, abseiling and all that funk. - shaolin tiger.
Seems that he quite enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, jungle trekking, white water rafting, canoeing, abseiling huh? Additional marks for Shaolin Tiger!! Haha. So.. More outdoor activities = fitter = more agile = play futsal better!




Hahahaha.




Another thing is.. his name!


Shaolin tiger. He loves martial arts. and modern self defence sports.


Builds his stamina right?


Run faster after the ball right?


And he looks big and muscular! Big bloke is he. Haha. Sure ada 'power'! Lols.


Haha.


So...


conclusion is.. I support shaolin tiger!!


(He's the only gu in Project ALpha that I know, who else to vote but him?)


ShaolinTiger - Kung-Fu Geekery








Episode 18

Episode 19

Episode 20

Episode 21



Project Alpha Season 2 is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS. Catch the Project Alpha bloggers at the Adidas Ole KO road show at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Friday 21 May at 7.30pm!