Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Butter Salted Egg Yolk Prawn

My mil gave me two packs of large prawns last two weeks and they have been sitting in my freezer since then. I hardly cook large prawns as I have no idea how to cook. My mil usually cooks sweet sour prawn. For a newbie in cooking like me, I can't cook something new during weekdays. I usually in very rush mood in preparing dinner during weekdays. So, I can only reserve them weekends. So, I searched for the large prawns recipe online. I have idea on what to do with the prawns, but I don't know how to cook. Haha. Noob in cooking! So, I looked for butter salted egg yolk prawns and it came out quite a lot! So, I tweaked a little from one of my favourite food blog, Nasi Lemak Lover. I omitted the curry leaves and small chilli because my little girl does not take spicy food.

about 10-15 large prawns (i do not weigh them) devein with shell on, clean and pat dry
about 50g of corn flour
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 salted egg yolk, steamed and mashed
60g butter

1. Heat enough oil in the wok, dust the prawn with the corn flour and deep fry both sides until golden prawn (should take less than 1 minute)
2. Remove the prawn from the wok and pat with kitchen towel, to absorb the excess oil.
3. Remove the oil from the deep frying and clean the wok.
4. Heat the wok with butter and saute the chopped garlic until fragrant.
5. Add in salted egg yolk and continue to stir to prevent mixture from burning. Once the mixture bubbles, add in the deep fried prawns. Stir fry them to ensure the prawns are all well coated.
6. Place some fresh lettuce on the plate and arrange the prawns nicely and serve immediately!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Revisit!

I could not think what else I shall gift to the teachers except for baking something for them. I did not get anything for them last year. But I decided to bake something for them this year, since this year would be her last year in this school. 

I was thinking a mini/small loaf of butter cake or cookies. But I think cookies would be better. Easily packaged with the mini glass jar. :)

I used the same recipe from Wendy, but instead of using brown sugar, I used castor sugar instead. The reason, I forgot about brown sugar! 

My house was smelling so good with the cookies. I have to baked them in few batches because my oven is small. I am deeply regret for not getting big built in oven. Seriously!!!

Then my happiest time come, the first bite.

Do you see that?? The chocolate is melting! I was like, OH MY GOD!!!!! I finally found the right chocolate chips!! I used Hershey's semi sweet chocolate chips. RM18.50 for a small pack! It is expensive as compared to those from bakery supplies shop, but it is all worth it! Worth it!!! And the problem now, what shall I do with the leftover chocolate chips from those bakery supplies shop? Lesson learnt from the baking today is, only use GOOD quality chocolate chips or chocolates for baking that needs CHOCOLATE.  I found it now, Hershey's semi sweet chocolate chips! 

So, then I packed them in a small glass jar. :) I hope the teachers like them. 

Oh ya, it was World Baking Day yesterday and so coincidence that I baked the cookies. So, happy baking day to all bakers! :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mini Egg Cake (鸡蛋糕)

Hello!! I know I have been missing since chinese new year. I have been stop baking since chinese new year. That is why I have nothing to blog about. But, recently, I have found back my passion in writing and baking. So, I decided to blog more in the future, not limited to only bento (although my blog titles is Bento Makes Me Happy) but I would blog about my baking, my food review, hotel reviews, etc. So, leave that topic aside first. Today, I'm going to share this cute mini egg cake recipe with everyone. 

There was a day, my husband asked me to bake egg cake. I asked him why. Because he would not usually requested me to bake something. He said my little girl always ask him to buy kuih bahulu / egg cake whenever she sees in the supermarket. I did not bake this egg cake until one or two months later, when my good friend, share this recipe with me. She told me it is easy and yummy. So, one fine day, I start to bake this mini egg cake. 

I did not have much expectation in the beginning. I don't know why. haha. But everyone give me two thumbs up for this little egg cuppy! My little girl reminded me again and again to pack this mini egg cake for her to bring to school. I brought some back for my nephews and they can't stop praising my mini egg cake is so yummy! They told their mother that they must tell me that the egg cake is yummy! LOL! 

This recipe is adapted from Rasa Malaysia.

Mini Egg Cake

4 large eggs
200g castor sugar i reduced to 180g
180g all purpose flour
a pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
35g oil i used corn oil

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
2. Whip the eggs, castor sugar and salt with wire whisk until light and fluffy.
3. Fold in sifted all purpose flour and baking powder with spatula until well combined.
4. Add in oil and mix well.
5. Scope into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.