Seri Muka

Many bloggers said that one of their favourite Malay kuih is Seri Muka. What is it?  Neh! The one that bottom layer is glutinous rice and top layer is a kaya-like kuih. Got it? :-) 
(photo by courtesy of My Mute Monologue)

And here is my version which is not really nice to look at but good to eat .. hehe .. Before making the kuih, I thought it is not too easy to make, but now I know, it is very simple and involve only a few ingredients.  If you are a fan of Malay kuihs, give this a try. Sedap!!

I got the recipe from Table for 2 or more. Thank you Wendy for sharing the recipe. Her kuih was very nicely presented. The top part of her Seri Muka was so even not like mine, just like those holes on the surface of the moon :-p 
All because I did not follow instructions clearly when steaming the kuih, should use medium heat but I used high heat for the first few minutes. Haiz ... Remember friends, must follow instructions, don't be like me... blur queen ...
Taste wise, it is full of pandan flavour.  My DH was lured by the smell of the kuih and sneaked into the kitchen wanting to try the kuih while it was just brought out from the steamer.  However, is kinda too sweet for me. Next time must remember to reduce 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar from the recipe. The texture of the glutinous rice is just right, not too hard not too soft. But the top kaya-like layer is a bit too soft. Must remember to add 1 to 1.5 more heaps tablespoon of flour or can add 1 tbsp of corn flour so that the texture will be firmer.






















I go Bananas .... :-?

I love bananas. Do you? In fact, I love banana cake even more.  Hence, whenever I have bananas in extra, I will and never fail, to bake banana cake. 
Yesterday night at 12 midnight, I preheated my oven and went on to bake a small loaf of banana cake and 4 small banana cupcakes.  Yes you didn't see wrongly, is 12 midnight.  I was very bored and as I walked into the kitchen, I saw the bunch of over-ripped bananas sitting down there, and the rest is history.
11 days ago, I baked a squarish banana cake using Cooking Ninja's (CN) recipe. This time round, I tried another recipe from  Sqidoo.com.  This recipe doesn't call for milk, cinnamon & nutmeg to be added. The whole process of baking this banana cake doesn't involve any electric appliances other than the oven. Just a spoon or spatula and stir stir stir, the job is done! Fuss free indeed! My motto again, simple and easy.  :-)
Some people call it banana cake, some call it banana bread. To me, whether is a cake or a bread, as long as it is tasty and simple, it makes no difference.  Talk about the taste and texture, this cake is more moist than the other one using CN's recipe. However, it doesn't  smell as aromatic as the previous one though I used more bananas. I think it was due to the different kinds of bananas used.  Nonetheless, the taste is good and the sweetness of the bananas make me eating it one piece after another (of course I cut it into very small pieces before consuming :-P).


Cheddar Cheese Cake (C.C.C.)车达乳酪蛋糕

This CCC has been a hit on some Malaysia Chinese food blogs.  Hence, I want to give it a try to see if it is as good as it claims.  I got the recipe from Potato Moon. Her blog is full of beautiful baked stuff. Thank you 月亮. :-)

Well, my verdict of this cake is: It is worth trying ~the cake is superb, whether taste or texture! The texture is moist and soft, something like a souffle. And it tastes like Light Japanese Cheesecake. You don't feel "heavy" eating this cake.废话少说, let's take a look at the pics.


Banana Banana ABC

I love to bake banana cake, because it is so easy. Furthermore, I have a fail-proof recipe, i.e. Cooking Ninja's banana muffin recipe.  Hence, my banana cake is always well received by those who tasted it. Thank you very much CJNfor this wonderful recipe. In fact, I baked all my banana cakes and muffins with this recipe. This time round, I did make a minor change by replacing melted butter with sunflower oil. This cake is so fluffy and moist, and the aroma of the over-ripped banana is so fragrant.  I can say that this is the best banana cake I have ever baked. :-P   Have a slice, friend?


Apple Puff苹果泡芙

Using ready-made puff pastry , I whipped up some simple Apple Puffs in half an hours' time.  Simple and Tasty, in line with my motto, Simplicity is Beauty.  haha ...

half portion of the puff pastry
2 medium apples, peeled, cored & cubed
juice of 1 green lemon'
sugar, according to your taste
1 egg, beaten (act as egg wash on the pastry)

1. Cooked apple cubes together with all other ingredients, till carmaelised. Remove from heat and cool.
2. Thawed puff pastry.
3. Roll pastry till about 3mm thick. Cut into squares. Have to work quick as the pastry will become quite sticky.
4. Put the cooked apple filling onto the cut out pastry. Wrap it up and use a fork to tighten the edges.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 200*C for 15 minutes.  Serve with a cup of coffee, tea or milk. :-)



Yellow Split Beans

What is yellow split beans for?
There is this kind of dessert called "Tau Suan" (in Hokkien), using yellow split beans. Look at the video below and you will know.

Now you know yellow split beans in fact are Mung Beans. Mung Beans can be used in cooking many types of desserts. Tau Suan is only one of the types.
This dessert goes very well with "You Tiao or You Char Kway"(油条). Below is my version:

I follow Makansutra's recipe to the T, and the result is very satisfactory.  Come, have a bowl of Tau Suan with You Tiao! :-)

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