Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kung Fu Pan Mee...haiyah!!!

Had breakfast at Desa Sri Hartamas, this Pan Mee is called Kung Fu Pan Mee. I loved the chilli dip! OMG...I suspect they used pounded dried shrimp for the chilli.

I was sitting outside, so lots of morning sun exposure, great opportunity to shoot some photos.

crystal clear broth...


excuse me...

One-minute Muffins

Do you know muffins can be made from ICE CREAMS?


The main ingredients of ice cream are eggs, sugar, and some kind of fat. So by adding some flour into ice cream "batter", we are all set making muffins at their simplest.

Use a tablespoon to measure the ice cream if you don't have an ice cream scoop.

This recipe makes 6-8 muffins.

Recipes extracted from Eating & Cheating by Gill Holcombe (Hodder & Stoughton)


1. 6 scoops of ice cream
2. 6 tbsp self raising flour
3. Sugar sprinkles (optional)


1. Put the right amount of ice cream in a mixing bowl and leave to soften.
2. Meanwhile preheat the oven 190 degree Celsius, and put paper muffin cases on a baking tray.
3. Beat the ice cream with a wooden spoon until it's really soft and runny, then sift in the flour and stir enough to mix it in.
4. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases, top with sugar sprinkles (if used), and then bake for 10-12 minutes until the cakes risen and golden.

Absurdly Easy Chocolate Fudge

I smiled and certainly liked the name of this recipe.

Cooling time takes 15 minutes; Approximately the size of 16cm x 4.5cm squares.



1. 4 tbsp butter (plus extra for greasing the pan)
2. 500gm semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
3. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
4. 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
5. 1/2 cup hopped nuts (optional)


1. Butter a 20cm square baking pan. Line with parchment or wax paper, letting the edges of paper hang over sides of pan.
2. In top of a double boiler or metal bowl set over (not resting in) simmering water, combine all ingredients except nuts.
3. Mix until melted and well combined.
4. This mixture should be heated as little as possible. Mix in nuts if used.
5. Scrape mixture into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours or overnight.
6. Lift fudge on paper out of panand use a large knife to cut into squares.

Condensed Milk Ice Cream

I started collecting recipes and articles since i knew how to read.

You can only imagine the piles of newspaper cutting, magazines & books i had over the years.

I have come to a point where there were no more space left in my room,i had to part ways with my old collections, to make way for new "collections". That was few years back, i am still doing it now.


Like all things in life, you will come to experience the tough decisions where you have to make for yourself. No doubt it was difficult in the beginning, time can only heal your pain.

Writing blog gives me the opportunity to document down some of the interesting recipes i have came across while did some reading.

I found one recipe to be easy and interesting as i was reading a newspaper article, almost idiot-proof. This time, no more paper collection yeah, or rather, trying to minimise it.


This recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare, includes cooling. This recipe serves 6 people.


1. 1 cup cold heavy cream
2. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3. 1 can cold sweetened condensed milk


1. In a mixer, whip the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
2. Add vanilla and whip until soft peaks form.
3. With mixer running, slowly pour in condensed milk and whip until high peaks form.
4. Transfer into a container/ bowl for freezing.
5. Freeze at least 4 hours or overnight.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Basic Sugar Cookies (Peggy Porschen's Pretty Party Cakes)

Makes about 25 medium size cookies

200gm unsalted soft butter
200gm caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
400gm plain flour, more for dusting


1. Cream butter and sugar until well mixed and creamy in texture.
2. Do not overwork or the cookies will spread during baking.
3. Beat in egg.
4. Beat low speed until a dough forms.
5. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead briefly.
6. Using two 1/4 inch (5mm) guide sticks, roll out an even thickness.
7. Use desired cookie cutters to cut and lay out on greaseproof paper.
8. Chill again for about 30 minutes. Preheat the over 180C.
9. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on size, until golden brown at the edges.
10. Let cool on wire rack.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Macadamia Nut Brittle Cheesecake

Had another dessert at the same place like the last post. The nuts on top were awesome, wish they could have put more of those on the cake.

The nuts were buttery, sweet and crunchy from the caramel.

The cake could have been a bit more interesting, like adding more caramelised nuts into it.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova

The thought of Pavlova just so alluring...

Pavlova, consists of cake-shaped-like meringue, often topped with whipped cream, and fresh fruits.

It is a relatively light dessert, perfect as an after heavy meal item.

It's amazing how icing sugar and egg whites can create such a wonderful product.

The outside of the meringue is crunchy (if it is done perfectly), and a marshmallow-like texture on the inside.

Eating on its own can be too sweet, therefore it is very common to compliment it with other products to balance the flavour and texture.

For great tasting experience, garnish it with fresh and plump strawberries, light-as-air whipped cream, and bitter sweet chocolate shaves, ooohhhh ssssoooooo diiiivvviiiinnnneeee.........

I had a wonderful time enjoying this dessert with the boys at

I liked the strawberries especially, its so plumpy...

See you next time oh my lova-Pavlova...