Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sweet Potato Chinese Crackers(vegan)

I always love to deep fry prawn crackers during Chinese New Year.When you deep fry it,in only a few seconds they will expand into a huge crackers.If you don't have prawn in your kitchen,you can always use sweet potato for the same recipe.The ingredients is very simple and easy to make.Try making your own Malaysian style sweet potato crackers during this summer.

200g -250g sweet potato
250g-300g starch flour
1tbsp salt
1tsp peepper
1/2 tsp ajinomoto(optional)
Oil for deep frying

1.Steam and Mash sweet potato into puree.
2.Mix starch flour,salt,pepper and ajinomoto mix into a stiff dough.
3.Divide dough into 3-4 portions and roll into a long shape.
4.Place in a greased plate and steam for 45 minutes with high heat ot till cooked.
5.Leave completely cool.wrap with clean cloth and keep int he fridge till harden.
6.Cut into thin slices with sharp knife.
7.Place on a tray and leave under sun for few days(2-3days)till very dry.
8.Deep fry in oil before serving.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Traditional peanut cookies

100gram roasted peanuts, finely ground
100g all-purpose flour
30g confectioners' sugar
30g castor sugar
75-100ml peanut oil

1 egg yolk, beaten (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

3.Combine together the peanuts, flour, corn flour, and confectioners'sugar in a large bowl until well-combined.

4.Make a well in the center of the peanut mixture.Slowly pour in the peanut oil and mix into a dough,slightly sticky dough.

5.Shape the cookie into a balls about 1/2-inch in diameter.

6.Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, and brush each with egg yolk, if desired.

7.Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool on racks.

***It is best to use groundnut oil for an aromatic nut flavour.

Vanilla Swiss Roll


3 Large Eggs

60g Castor Sugar
45g Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (sifted with flour)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 tablespoon ovallette

2 oz butter ~ melted (40g)

Method :

1. Place ingredients A in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed for 7 minutes.

Lastly,(add in melted butter gradually)

2. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 C for 20 minutes.

3. Once baked, remove the cake from the tray onto a wire rack. Let it cool.

4. Turn the cake onto another piece of paper and spread the buttercream or fresh cream.

5.Slowly and carefully, roll the cake. Wrap in a clingfilm and keep in the refrigerator for the filling to set before slicing it.

If you can't find ovallete,you can omit this ingredient.

scoop out 1 tbsp of flour and add in 1tbsp cornflour in the dry ingredient.