Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reese Sticky Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Reese Sticky Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake is rich, sweet and delicious.
Reese peanut butter chocolate cake
Sticky Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


1 cup (225 gm) of self raising flour
160 gm of caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
60 gm milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/2 cup of warm water
60 gm of butter
60 gm of peanut butter

Chocolate peanut butter cake

Mix self rasing flour, sugar and baking soda.  Put aside
Cook in low heat, the butter, milk, eggs and water till smooth.  After finish cooking pour it onto the mixer of flour mix that was put aside earlier.  Mix well, add peanut butter and mix well.
If mix is too thick or oily and sticky, add a little bit of warm water and mix well for about 5 mins.

Pour batter onto the 8 inch round, greased tray.
Heat oven for 1 min high.
Bake for about 30-45 mins.

Once cake is ready, bring out to cool.
Melt baking chocolate for top topping onto cake.  Once cool, cover it with clingwrap and put into fridge to cool.

You can eat it cold, taste like Reese chocolate
or take a piece out and heat it up for about 30 secs.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rendang Ayam Pedas

Rendang Ayam Pedas is also a recipe contributed by our dearest friend, Zuriati, who loves to cook for her family and friends.  Her secret recipe is to always cook it with love.


  • 1 chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 coconut for the juice extract
  • 1 bowl of dried chilly (about 6-12 pcs)
  • 10 pcs of big onions blended
  • 4 pcs of garlic and 2 inches of ginger blended
  • 1 inch of lengkuas
  • 5 pcs of lemon grass
  • 2 inches of yellow ginger, blended
  • 2 tablespoon of kerisik
  • 1 pc of coconut for juice
  • 1 ginger leave, sliced into pcs
  • 2 pcs of tamarind
  • 1 tablespoon of curry chicken rempah (spice)

  1. Heat up two tablespoon of oil
  2. Pour the blended ingredients into the wok
  3. Pour in the coconut juice, let it simmer
  4. Put in the pcs of chicken cut into pieces and the tamarind
  5. Put the spice, lunyit leave and kerisik
  6. Add salt and sugar to taste
  7. Keep on stirring
  8. Boil till it is concentrated in small fire

This dish takes about 1 hour to prepare and cook.
Again, my friend reminds me to cook it with love for the heavenly and delicious rendang pedas ayam magicc. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Assam Pedas Ikan

Assam Pedas Ikan is a spicy and tasty Malay dish.  It is spicy and sour fish curry.  

The recipe is whipped out by a dear friend, Zuriati, who loves to cook for her family.  One of her essential ingredients that she always suggest for all chef to put into every dish, is to sprinkle lots of love into each dish to make the dish deliciously lovely.

Other than love, here are the side ingredients you need to prepare this spicy dish.  They are:

sour curry fish
ikan assam pedas

  • 2- 3 pieces of fish
  • 10-20 chilly and dried chilly blended
  • 2 pcs of big onions and 2 pcs of garlic
  • 1 inch of kunyit (tumeric)
  • 2 strands of lemon grass
  • 1 bowl of tamarind juice
  • 1 bunga kantan
  • 3 pcs of laksa leaves (coriander)
  • 5pcs of ladies fingers

  1. Heat up 2 tablespoon of oil
  2. Pour in the blended chilly and onions and lemon grass
  3. Let it simmer, then put in the tamarind juice
  4. Put salt and one tablespoon of sugar
  5. When it is boiling, pour in your fish, bunga kantan and daun kesom
  6. When fish is cooked, reduce the heat.
  7. Put in the ladies fingers
  8. Continue cooking with small fire for another 10 minutes.
  9. Ready to be served with rice.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pizza with Love

Instead of calling for Pizza, why not bake one.  It is easy and fun and deliciously tasty too.  Here is how you can make and knead your pizza from scratch and you can add any other additional ingredients that you like too:)

This amount to make one small pizza bout the size of the hand.

home made pizza
Pizza with love

Dough Ingredients
75 gm bread flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoon of instant yeast
4 teaspoon of warm water
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Ingredient for Topping:
1/2 hotdog, sliced into thin round, pieces
 1/2 pineapple ring, cubed
50 gm grated mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoon of tomato paste
1/4 small capsicum, sliced into thin pieces


1) Make the pizza base.  In the small bowl, add the sugar to the water and stir until dissolved.  Sprinkle the yeast onto the sugar solution and leave for about 10 minutes until frothy
2) Sift the flour and salt into the mixing bowl.  Make a well in the center o the flour.  Incorporate the lour and add 6 teaspoon of yeast in mixture and oil
3) Mix well to form a dough.  Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel for about 10 minutes to allow the dough to proof
4) Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius.  Grease the baking tin, set aside
5) Knead the dough for about 2-3 minutes till tacky and elastic
6) Roll out the dough on a floured board to 1 cm thick and place the dough onto the greased baking tray.
7) Spread the tomato paste over the dough and sprinkle half of the cheese on the pizza dough
8) Arrange the hotdog, capsicums and pineapple cubes
9) Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
10) Bake for about 25 minutes in the oven till ready.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is one of the popular dish in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  There are many varieties of nasi lemak, from those packed in banana leaves to those in high end restaurants.  So, is it easy to cook nasi lemak.  It is easy if you know the know how:)

dishes for nasi lemak
Nasi lemak dishes, pic complimentary from Vanaja

delicious nasi lemak
Nasi Lemak, pic from Vanaja

sambal ikan bilis with onions, pic compliments fm Fida
nasi lemak
Nasi lemak sambal, pics compliments fm Mei Yoke; recipe and advice from Zuriati.

 The Aromatic Rice

Ingredients for Nasi Lemak
  • One coconut, to be grinded and use juice extract for cooking the rice
  • 2 pandan leave for flavour
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • salt to taste
  1. One coconut grinded so that you can extract the juice for cooking your rice.  One coconut is for about 2-21/2 cups of rice.
  2. How to cook the aromatic rice for nasi lemak.  It is simple, like how you usually cook your rice, replace the rice with coconut juice and add a pinch of salt or to taste.  To add pandan leave tied onto a knot to be placed into pot for added fragrant.
  3. Separate a small cup of the coconut juice, and pour it onto the rice just when it is about to be cooked. Stir well.

Ingredients for Sambal for Nasi Lemak

  • 8-10 pcs of dried chilli and 2-3 red chilli
  • One big onion
  • 2 pieces of garlic
  • 1 inch of prawn paste belacan
  • 1/2 cup of tumerind or asam jawa juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
Blend chilli, onion, garlic and prawn paste belacan

  • Sliced onion (one onion)
  • 2 Hard boiled eggs - peeled shell and cut into half
  • Peeled prawn or anchorvies with salted fried peanuts 
  1. Heat up 1/2 cup of cooking oil
  2. Pour the blended chilli paste onto it
  3. Let it simmer, then add tamarind juice
  4. Add sugar and salt
  5. Cook till sambal thickens
  6. Add in slices of onion, peeled prawn or anchorvies

sambal nasi lemak
sambal nasi lemak

Cook with lots of love.  Recipe and advised from Zuriati.

Serve nasi lemak rice with sambal and cut eggs.
Cut cucumber into small slices and serve with rice.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bread Dough

buns and bread
May's baked buns
The below bread ingredients (A), (B),(C) and (D) bakes me about 15-20 pieces of buns, slightly bigger than the size of a fist.

A. Breadflour mix
100 gm bread flour
70 gm boiling water

Mix well, cool it in a bowl
Cover the bowl with cling wrap
Put it in the fridge for 2-12 hours

bread dougn to be proofed
bread dough

When breadflour mix is ready (2-12 hours later)

B. Bread mix
300 gm bread flour
100 gm plain flour
50 gm sugar
1 teaspoon salt
9 gm instant yeast (about 1 full teaspoon)
175 gm milk
1 large egg

Mix bread mix till well blended.  You can use the mixer.
Then take out breadflour mix and cut it into small pieces and mix with bread mix into dough

C. Dice 60 gm butter and add into dough and knead to form an elastic.

Knead the dough until tacky and soft, not sticky.  Poke a finger into the center of the dough until the bottom.  The hole should not spring back or see if it is elastic by stretching a bit of dough without breaking.  If too sticky, add a little flour gradually (about 50gm or so) and check its tackiness.

Once ready, cover the dough with clingwrap and leave it in warm enclosed place, let it proof for about an hour.

Divide the dough into required weight and mould it round.  Roughly about the size of one golf ball as it will increase in size when it proof.

Cover it for about 10 mins and it is ready to bake.

My dough is usually too soft, so I usually use a fork and spoon to separate the dough into the small pieces that I want.

D. Put aside a bit of egg and another bowl of water to be used for brushing on the bread.

Buns to be baked
Bake for about 30-40 mins at 150 degree celcius in temperature for each tray.

You can add any toppings for the bread or just bake it plain:
  • Sliced ham, sliced cheese
  • Sliced hotdog
  • Sugar and peanuts
  • Fried chilly dried shrimp
  • Curry chicken 
  • Chocolate chips
delicious and tasty buns
ham and cheese buns

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Healthy Weight Loss Drink

Take a sip of this high vitamin C, healthy weight loss drink after you take the rich cakes, cookies or great culinary dishes.

This honey lemon is easy to do and effective in cleaning the fats or oil in your body.

lose weight with honey lemon juice
Honey Lemon Juice


1 tablespoon of honey (Honey in the bottle) in 2/3 of hot water
Squeeze lemon onto honey water (one lemon or half, depending on how sour you like your drink)

Drink it hot!

Chocolate Cake

choc cake
Moist and delicious rich, chocolate cake
Yummy chocolate cake lovers, here is the recipe to a delicious yummy cake for you and your loved ones.
delicious chocolate cake
chocolate cake moistly delicious


200 gm self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
(mix all above and sift well)
140 gm butter
180 gm caster sugar
180 gm Van Houten cocoa powder
4 eggs
80gm of hot water
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 teaspoon of milk

Mixed all the above ingredients and mix well with a mixer for about 1-2 minutes.
Grease 8 inches or 20 cm round pan with butter and flour
Heat up oven for about 1 min with high temperature
Pour mixture onto greased floured tray pan.
Bake for about 30-45 mins in 150 degree celcius temperature
Check with a toothpick to see if bottom of cake is no longer moist.

Once cake is ready, you can heat up a bar of cooking chocolate, about 150gm for topping for added chocolatey flavour.

Keep cool in the fridge if not consumed on the same day.  Heat up before serving.

yummy chocolate cake
Yummy cake

Butter Cake

Butter cake is a popular cake among the young and old.  Many like it for its great, soft and buttery texture and taste.  The sides of the cake is usually crispy and nice.

The thing about baking your own cake is that you can mix and match and adjust the ingredients to suit your taste once you are familiar with the recipe.

Butter cake is easy to bake once you have got the right mix and pick up the right mixing speed and skills.  Here are the ingredients and method to impress your family and friends with:

Ingredients for butter cake

250 gm self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Sieve the above
250 gm butter
200 gm caster sugar
6 eggs beaten
2 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Cake Mixture

Cream and mix butter and sugar until fluffy
Gradually put in beaten eggs and essence
Mix or beat until properly mixed
Slowly fold in sifted flour and milk
Mix well

Heat up oven for about 1 min high temp
Grease and flour 20cm ring cake pan tray
Pour the cake mixture onto tray
Bake for about 30-45 mins at 170 degree celcius
Check to see if cake is ready by testing the bottom texture with a toothpick
Make sure toothpick is clear and not sticky with mixture to ensure that cake is ready

Oreo Cheesecake

Simple to make Oreo Cheese Cake for those who love cheesecake and yet do not like to bake.  No baking required.
Cheesecake pic complimentary from Noor Aini

All you need is a mixer and a fridge with all the below mentioned ingredients.

Cheese Cake Base
Crush about 10 pieces of oreo biscuits and mix with approx. 80gm butter.  Press the mixture in your cake tin.  Put the base into the fridge for about half an hour before pouring the cheese mixture onto the base.

Cheese Cake Mixture
2 pcs of 175gm cheese or I used 250 gm cheese
1/2 cup* sugar (adjust this according to how sweet you like your cake)
When cheese is soft, mix above till smooth, can use mixer
Stir 2-2.5 teaspoon of gelatin with half cup of hot water, add to the cheese mixture, and mix again
Add 1 cup of cream or you can replace with natural yoghurt, Mix well
Add 1/6 cup of lemon, (depending on how sour you like it) mix well
(Careful as mixture may be a little diluted and splatter out a bit.  May want to cover with cloth to prevent spreading your table with this delicious tasty cheese )
Pour mixture onto the base.
Put into fridge for more than two hours or for the cheese mixture to harden.
Then add cheese cake toppings.

Cheese Cake Toppings (Strawberry & Blueberries)
Mix sugar and water, bring to boil and add blueberries and strawberries.
Let it simmer until the mixture thickens.
When cool, pour onto the cheesecake

chocolate cheese cake
oreo choc cheese cake

oreo choc cheese cake
piece of the oreo choc cheese cake

or Cheese Cake Toppings (Chocolate)
Take half of the cheese mixture and add about 100 gm of cocoa butter, after pouring the cheese mixture and it hardens.  ( you can put it in the freezer for about half an hour)
Mix the other half with cocoa butter, and pour onto the hardened cheese mixture.
Take out and put in the cocoa mixture.
For patterns, put a small layer of cheese mixture on top of the cocoa mix and use toothpick to create your designs.

Keep in fridge for more than three hours before serving.

* 1 cup is about 225gm