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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Steamed Tofu With Mince Meat & Mushroom

Seriously I think being a food blogger is not easy but I do admire and salute those bloggers (including myself 😂) for their time painstakingly .... prepare, cooked, taking pictures, editing and post to the blog. 

And now, you would have to rewrite your own recipe as some food bloggers or editors wouldn't allowed you to copy and paste the exact same word by word of their recipe! 

This few days I have been hardworking posting my food recipes ... well these few posting are my favourite food which I have been cooking and baking for umpteenth times.  Instead of scrolling looking thru my handphone gallery for the recipes, I thought I should post and update it to my blog for my convenient search in the future.

Today, this Steamed Tofu with mince meat is an easy and homey comfort dish.  I have cooked this for .... countless times.


STEAMED TOFU WITH MINCE MEAT 

Ingredients

1 pack silky smooth tofu (300gm)
100gm mince meat
2 medium size dried mushroom (soaked and chopped into small sizes)
1 small shallot
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp corn flour & some water (for  thickening)
4 tbsp water

Marinade 
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp premium oyster sauce
1 tbsp kecap manis 

To garnish
Spring onion
Coriander
Chopped chilli


METHOD

Place the tofu on to the steaming plate and drain off the water. (You may let the tofu sit on the plate for another 5 minutes to drain well excess water ).
Slice the tofu into 1cm thick. 

Steamed the tofu for 8 minutes on medium heat.

Place the mince meat in a medium bowl and add in the marinade sauce to marinade for 5 minutes.

Heat up a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil.  Add in the chopped shallot and garlic and fry till fragrant.  Add in the marinated mince meat and chopped mushrooms.  (With your spatula, break up the mince meat as you stir fry). 
Pour in the 4 tbsp water and stir fry for another minute. Add in the corn flour mixture and give it a well mix. 

Take the steamed tofu out from the steamer and drain off the excess water.  

Pour in the mince meat on top of the tofu and garnish with spring onion, coriander and chilli.

Serve hot ! 





Bon appetit ! Yum! 😋😋











Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Black Sesame Pastry Egg Tart

I have some left over black sesame powder and I just can't figure out what I should use it for.  So I thought why not try to incorporate some into the short crust pastry and make egg tarts.

And here is my version of black sesame pastry egg tarts!



BLACK SESAME PASTRY EGG TARTS
(Makes 6)

Ingredients

Pastry
75g butter
1 tbsp Icing Sugar 
120g plain flour or all purpose flour 
20g black sesame powder
1 egg yolk 
1/2 egg white 

Filling 
 60g castor sugar or fine sugar 
75g hot water 
2 whole eggs 
125ml fresh milk
 pinch of fine salt 


Method (for Pastry)

With your electric hand held mixer, cream the butter, icing sugar, egg yolks and egg white till smooth.

Fold in the black sesame powder and flour and mix till well combined. Once it is well mixed, using hand, press the mixture together and form a dough. (If the dough is too wet texture add in some flour and lightly knead till well combined). 

Wrap the dough in a clingwrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 

Take the dough out of the fridge.  Divide the pastry into 6 equal portion (about 38g each).

Roll individual dough into a ball. Press the pastry ball into the tart mould. Repeat for the remaining tart mould. (Note: When you press the dough into the tart cases, you should make the pastry higher, so as to build a wall at the side, so that the tart will be able to carry more egg mixture. 

Refrigerate the tart cases for 30mins. 


Method (for Filling) 

Add castor sugar into hot water, mix until sugar completely dissolved. Set aside and let it cool.

Beat eggs with milk, vanilla essence and salt. Pour in sugar water. Mix well.

Sift TWICE the egg mixture to achieve a smooth egg mixture. 

Take the tarts out from the refrigerator, carefully pour egg mixture into each tart shells. 

Bake tarts for 25mins at 180°C.






Well if you asked me how is the taste of this tart, I have already baked twice .....  and I do love the black sesame pastry.
Do give it a try if you love black sesame fragrant taste and egg tarts!

Any left over, the next day you can lightly toast bake it in your oven toaster. 



Monday, 3 September 2018

Sesame Ginger Chicken


Sesame Ginger Chicken is my all time favourite dish as this is a fast and easy way to prepare and cook.

I remember I learnt to cook Ginger Wine Chicken way back when Im just in my early teen.


Sesame Ginger Chicken

Ingredients

400-500gm chicken pieces (drumsticks & wings) 

60g ginger, sliced into long thin strips 
2 tbsp sesame oil 
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Shaoxing Wine 
125ml or 1/2 cup water


Method

Heat a wok over high heat and add in the sesame oil.  When the oil heated in smoking hot, add the ginger strips and fry till fragrant and aromatic; about 10-12 minutes.


Add in the chicken pieces and stir fry  for about 1 minute.  Add in the soy sauce and shaoxing wine. 


Lastly,  pour in the half cup of the water and bring the liquid to a boil, cover the wok, and simmer over low heat for about  20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thicken.  (Do make sure to stir occasionally, and add a little more water if you like extra sauce.)