Tuesday, March 31, 2009

9 Layer Cake

I guess this is an all-time favourite of many Singaporeans. And we defintely enjoy eating it layer by layer, peeling it with much enthusiasm. It is one of my favourite local kueh - the best from Bengawan Solo so far. But of course I can't reach that standard, so I have to make do with my version that is not so nicely presented and cut.

All you need:
7 inch sq baking tin
50g sifted rice flour
120g sifted green bean flour
220g sifted tapioca flour
300ml thick coconut milk (I use trim coconut milk)
150ml water
few drops of food colouring (5)

420g sifted icing sugar
300ml thick coconut milk (trim)
150ml water

1. Mix seasoning together and bring to boil. When bubbles form, remove and set aside.
2. Combine all ingredients except colouring in a bowl. Stir till mixture is smooth.
3. Stir in seasing from 1 and divide into 5 separate bowls.
4. Add in a few drops of each colouring in each bowl.
5. Grease and line tin with greaseproof paper and steam for 5 min.
6. Pour in half batter of one colour into tin and steam for 5 min.
7. Repeat the process till all colours are layered in the tin.
8. Finally steam for 15min when all colours are in.
9. Remove and let cool. Cut (with clingwrap) and serve.

(Source: Local Kueh)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New look

I have changed my blog name to Sweet Crumbs instead of the old fashion sounding Food Haven for the Obasans. Nevertheless I will continue to post new and exciting yummy recipes for everyone. Thanks for your words of encouragement given to me so far! Keep tuning to my blog :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ondeh Ondeh

Ondeh-ondeh is a tiny ball-like item (one of the Nyonya kuehs in Asia) coated with white grated coconut. It is made with mashed sweet potato and pandan juice with a few drops of green food colouring. Chopped gula melaka (brown palm sugar) are wrapped inside each potato ball before they are boiled and rolled on a bed of steamed grated coconut. When you bite into these little balls, you can feel the juice of the sweet gula melaka oozing out. It is so sweet and tantalising you won’t stop at one.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Yoghurt Cake

I came across this wonderful website of SH Garden. I tried and adapted the recipe a little, hope everyone succeeds with this!

110g plain yoghurt
3 eggs
150g brown sugar
200g plain flour sifted
1 tsp baking powder
50g melted butter

1. Mix eggs and sugar in a bowl until sugar melt
2. Incorporate flour and baking powder in the mixture and whisk till well combined
3. Add in yoghurt and butter and stir well
4. Pour the batter into a greased pan and bake at 200deg C for 30 min

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My recipe books

I bought more recipe books over the past few weeks again... my room is running out of storage space! However the pictures of the baked cookies, cakes and savoury yummy food couldn't stop me from buying them. They were luring me to buy buy buy.. My collection of books has increased but I haven't quite tried every single recipe in each book yet. I guess everyone (I assume everyone's like me) would only bake, cook or successfully try about 60% of the recipes in a book. And you will get tempted at the bookstore again and you will find yourself heading straight to the cashier thinking you could try at least one recipe over the immediate weekend. And the cycle continues..

Here's my collection since late 08.. still counting....

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mushroom Pasta

Serving for 1 pax

40 g sliced Swiss Brown mushroom
20g sliced carrots
70 g spiral pasta
1 tsp garlic
3 tbsp creamy mushroom and herb sauce
Some oil (pref Olive oil)

Some pepper to taste

1. Boil pasta and place on plate.
2. Fry garlic in oil till slightly brown
3. Throw in mushrooms and carrots and stir for 3-4 min
4. Add mushroom sauce and continue stirring before adding in pasta
5. Add a dash of pepper, basil leaves or some mixed herbs. Toss for a while and remove from stove

Serve when hot.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Walk at Little India

My girlfriend and I wanted to take a little walk along Little India for our photoshoot. I had been to Little India for shoot before so I wasn't expecting much. But this time round, surprisingly there were many things to shoot. From colourful vegetables to beans in gunny sacks and flowers etc, it was definitely worth the trip.

Weighing your beans by the kg

and dried chilli....

wow so healthy! lotsa beta carotene

and more!

fresh lovely tomatoes.

and a cup of Ice Teh Tarik to cool you down..