Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Black Sweet Cake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
2 tbsp margarine
6 eggs
3/4 tin sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour

Method

1. Boil sugar until it turns golden brown. Add boiling water and quickly stir to make the caramel.
Cool it and set aside.
2. Beat margarine with eggs with a fork until well mixed.
3. Add condensed milk.
4. Add the caramel and vanilla essence.
5. Add flour and baking soda. And stir well.
6. Pour into a greased and floured pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 45 minutes.

Dhall Rice


Ingredients

1 1/2 cup basmathi/long grain rice - soak 1 hour with yellow lentils. Drain. Set aside.
1/2 cup yellow lentils
6 tbsp ghee/ butter/margarine
1 onion - finely chopped
1 inch root ginger - finely chopped
1 clove garlic - chopped
6 peppercorns - leave whole
1 bay leaf / 3 pandan leaves
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 cups boiling water

Method

1. Melt 4 tbsp of butter in a wok. Add onion and stir fry until it is soft and translucent. Stir in
ginger, garlic, peppercorn and bay leaf. Fry for 3-5 minutes.
2. Add in rice, yellow lentils , salt and turmeric. Stir the mixture . Transfer to the rice
cooker.
3. Pour in boiling water and mix well. Continue cooking until rice is fully cooked and water
absorbed.
4. Stir in the remaining 2 tbsp butter. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes more.
5. Fluff up the cooked rice and serve.

Nasi Dal

1 1/2 cawan beras basmati - rendam bersama kacang dal selama 1 jam. Toskan. Ketepikan.
1/2 cawan kacang dal
6 sudub minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin
1 biji bawang besar - dicincang dadu halus
1 inci halia - dicincang halus
1 ulas bawang putih - dicincang
6 biji lada hitam - tidak perlu ditumbuk
1 helai daun salam kering / 3 helai daun pandan
1 suduk garam halus
1/2 suduk serbuk kunyit
3 cawan air mendidih

Cara-caranya

1. Panaskan 4 sudu besar minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin di dalam kuali. Tumis bawang besar sehingga layu. Masukkan bawang putih, halia, biji lada hitam dan daun salam. Tumis selama 3-5 minit.
2. Masukkan beras, kacang dal, garam dan serbuk kunyit. Kacau rata bahan-bahan tersebut. Tuang ke dalam periuk nasi elektrik.
3. Tuang air mendidih dan kacau rata. Masak sehingga nasi kering dan tanak.
4. Gaulkan lebihan 2 sudu besar minyak sapi/ mentega/ marjerin ke dalam nasi. Tanak nasi 5-10 minit lagi.
5. Gembur-gemburkan nasi dan hidangkan.

Simple Acar

Ingredients

1 cucumber - wash and cut into 1 inch strips
1 carrot - wash and cut thin into 1 inch strips
1 red chilli - wash and julienned
1 onion - wash and thinly sliced
3 tbsp granulated sugar
3 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt

Method

1. Mix sugar, vinegar and salt well.
2. Put in the cucumber, carrot, chili and onion. Mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes and serve.

Simple Pineapple Pachri

yuyurIngredients

1/2 pineapple - peel and sliced. Wash and drain.
1 onion
1 inch root ginger
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp of meat curry powder
1 red chilli - sliced into two
1 green chilli - sliced into two
3 tbsp palm sugar
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
water

Method

1. Grind onion, ginger and garlic together. Mix them with the curry powder.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Fry the blended ingredients and curry powder until it separates from
the oil. Add in the pineapple slices and pour in enough water to cover them. Put in the chillies
and the palm sugar and salt.
3. Boil until the pineapple slices turn translucent and gravy thickened.
4. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

Chocolate Cookies


Ingredients

250g ( 1 cup ) butter
200g ( 1 1/2 cup ) icing sugar
100g ( 1/2 cup ) caster sugar
2 eggs
100g ( 3/4 cup ) cocoa powder
enough self raising flour

Method

1. Beat butter with both sugars.
2. Add in eggs one by one.
3. Add cocoa powder.
4. Add enough flour to make soft dough. Knead for a few seconds until mixed.
5. Pinch a little, roll into a little sausage shape and put into the `sampret` mould.
Press onto baking sheet.
6. Bake in a preheated oven of 150 C for 15 minutes.

Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

500g groundnuts - deep fry on slow heat until cooked. Drain from oil. Cool. Peel the skin. Put into the blender and blend fine.
3 onions - peel , wash and blend.
25 dried chillies - remove seeds, cut and boiled with water. Drain and rinse a few times.
Blend fine.
3 sticks of lemon grass - bruised
1/4 cup tamarind pulp
6 cups of water
6 cakes of small-sized palm sugar (gula kerek)
salt
1/2 cup oil

Method

1. Combine the tamarind pulp with water to get tamarind juice. Set aside.
2. Heat oil. Fry the blended chillies until separated from the oil.
3. Add in the blended onion and lemon grass. Fry until onion is cooked and separated from the oil..
4. Pour in the tamarind juice and let it boil.
5. Add in the blended peanuts and palm sugar and let it simmer until the sauce reaches your
desired thickness.
6. Add salt and taste. Boil for 5 minutes more and turn off heat.

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(1) you can add some diced meat after step 3. Cook for 10 minutes and continue with
step 4.
(2) the sauce will taste even better if cooked a day before it is to be served and reheated before serving it with compressed rice cubes.
(3) the groundnuts can also be prepared by frying them in the oven. Put them in a baking tin and pour 1 - 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Mix them well so that the nuts are well- coated with oil. Fry at 150-160C until well-fried and turn golden. Do stir once a while for even frying.

Kuah Kacang

500 gm kacang tanah - digoreng dalam minyak banyak dengan api yang perlahan. Angkat dan toskan. Sejukkan. Buang kulit. Kisar halus.
3 biji bawang besar - dikupas, dicuci dan dikisar
25 batang cili kering - dibuang biji, dipotong dan direbus. Tos dan kisar
3 batang serai - dimemar
1/4 cawan asam jawa
6 cawan air
6 keping gula kerek ( saiz kecil )
garam halus
1/2 cawan minyak masak

Cara-caranya

1. Campur asam jawa dengan enam cawan air bagi mendapatkan jus asam jawa. Ketepikan.
2. Panaskan minyak. Tumis cili kisar sehingga garing dan naik minyak.
3. Masukkan bawang besar dan serai. Tumis sehingga garing dan naik minyak.
4. Tuang air asam jawa dan jerang sehingga mendidih.
5. Masukkan kacang tanah dan gula kerek. Renihkan kuah kacang sehingga kepada kepekatan kuah yang disukai.
6. Tambah garam secukup rasa. Renih 5 minit lagi dan angkat.

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(1) boleh ditambah hirisan dadu daging selepas cara (3). Masak selama 10 minit dan teruskan ke cara (4).
(2) kuah kacang ini akan berasa lebih sedap jika dimasak sehari sebelum ia dihidangkan dan dipanaskan sebelum dihidang dengan nasi empit.
(3) kacang tanah boleh juga disediakan dengan cara di bakar di dalam ketuhar. Letak kacang tanah di dalam tin pembakar. Tuang di atasnya 1-2 sudu besar minyak masak dan gaul rata supaya kesemua kacang disaluti minyak. Bakar pada suhu 150 - 160C sehingga ia garing dan keemasan sambil sekali-sekala di balik-balikkan.