Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pineapple Butter Cake



Ingredients:

(A)
4 egg whites, bring to room temperature
40g caster sugar

(B)  Lightly beat:
180g butter, softened at room temperature
50g caster sugar

(C)  Sift together:
4 egg yolks, bring to room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

(D)  Sift together:
180g self-raising flour
20g milk powder

(E) Mixed together:
45g pineapple juice 
10g condensed milk
3 tbsp (canned) crushed pineapple, drained

  • Preheat oven to 160°C.  Line a 21 x 11 x 6 cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  • In a clean, oil-free mixing bowl, beat egg whites using an electric mixer until soft peaks formed.  Gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks formed.  Set aside.
  • Using the same beaters, cream butter and sugar until light and pale in colour.
  • Gradually add in egg yolk mixture, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. (Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl).
  • Add in sifted flour and milk powder (D) and coconut milk mixture (E) in 3 additions, starting and ending with flour mixture. Combine until just incorporated.
  • Finally, fold in beaten egg whites in 3 additions, ensuring the batter is well mixed.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with the spatula.
  • Bake for 30 mins at 160°C, then increase temperature to 170° and bake for a further 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Stand the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve warm.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Braised Beef Brisket (炆牛腩)

Beef Stew


Ingredients:

500g beef brisket, cut into big chunks
450g daikon, peeled and cut into chunks
40g ginger, minced
20g garlic, sliced
2 scallion, sliced
5g dried mandarin peel
2 dried chillies, softened, cut in halves
1 whole star anise

1 tbsp oil
2 cups water

Sauce:
1 tbsp Chu Hou paste
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper powder
salt, to taste

  • In hot frying pan, brown the beef brisket over moderately high heat.  Transfer onto a plate.  
  • Add oil into the pan and stir fry ginger, garlic, mandarin peel, star anise and dried chillies until aromatic.  
  • Add in sauce and beef; stir well to combine.  Then add in water and daikon; bring to the boil and then reduce fire and simmer until beef is tender.
  • Serve hot with rice or noodles.



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