Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Source: adapted slightly from The Sweets Life

1 lb large strawberries
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture. 
3. Once strawberries are filled, sprinkle or dip the tops with graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Garlic Rolls (without Egg)

Ingredients: (makes 8 rolls)
  • Plain Flour- 3 cups
  • Warm Water- 1 cup*
  • Yeast- 1tbps #
  • Salt - 1tsp
  • Sugar- 2 tbps
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 2-3 tbps
Used for making garlic buns, rolls and even can be spreaded on breads before toasting it.
Salted Butter- 50grams
Garlic- 3 grated
Coriander leaves - 2 tbps (chopped)
Bring butter to room temperature.
Mix everything together. 
Can be stored in the chill tray for upto one week.
  • Mix everything together except oil with warm water and knead  until you get a smooth dough.
  • Add oil and knead until the dough springs back when you press with your finger.
  • Apply oil and allow to rise for 40-45 minutes. By this time it will be double its initial size.
  • Make the garic spread.
  • Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into two equal portions.
  • Grease a baking pan or loaf tin with butter.
  • Roll the dough using a rolling pin. Apply flour to prevent sticking.
  • The rolled out dough must be at least half inch thick.
  • Try to make it more like a rectangle. Apply one tablespoon of the garlic spread on it.
  • Roll it and cut it into two equal parts and further cut the two parts into two, so that you get 4 equal rolls.
  • Now place the rolls with the cut side up in the greased pan.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.
  • Apply the balance garlic spread on top and apply milk or egg wash which ever you prefer.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds (optional)
  • Allow to proof for another 20 minutes.
  • In the mean time preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the house is filled with the aroma of roasted garlic and bread..
  • Take a bite into this lovely soft and flavourful rolls. You will surely fall in love with it.
* The quantity of water depends on the brand of flour used. I sometimes use less than a cup, sometimes more than a cup for the same 3 cups of flour.
# I add 1 tablespoon yeast for a quick rise. You can reduce the quantity of yeast(say 1tsp) and let it rise slowly too.

White seafood n chicken lasagna

ini request dr anak menakan kesayangan.........siapa cuba teka

Bahan utama :

Kepingan lasagna- guna yg tesco murah

Bahan2 utk buat inti seafood :
1. Sos prego - tomato, bawang putih dan basil
2. Cendawan butang or fresh shitake
3. 1 mangkuk isi udang no kulit
4. Serbuk black pepper 
5. 3 Bawang besar dan bwg putih 5 ulas di potong dadu
6. cauliflower 1/4 biji
7.Sausage ayam secukup makan hihi
8. Garam secukup rasa
tumis bawang putih yg dicincang masukkan 1 mangkuk udang yang dibuang kulit dan bawang besar kacau masukkan fresh Shitake/butang mushroon dan cauliflower bila layu masukkan sedikit crush pepper n sikit garam boleh juga guna prego tomato,garlic n basil tuang setin lg byk lg sedap

Bahan2 utk Sos Putih :
2 sudu besar butter 
Keju cheddar @ 2 keping Cheese
@ setin preego cheese n herbs lagi wonderful 
2 caw @ 250 ml fresh milk

2 sudu besar tepung gandum
garam secukup rasa

Cara Membuat Sos Putih/Bechamel :
Cairkan butter..
Masukkan 2 sudu besar tepung gandum.. gaul sebati.. pastikan guna api kecik 
Masukkan fresh milk
Masukkan keju cheddar/cheesedale @ preego cheese n herbs 
Masukkan garam secukup rasa.. kacau sampai likat sikit
 * Nota : nak lebih sedap guna lebih sos putih 

Cara Melapis Lasagna :
Ambik loyang aluminium..sapu sedikit butter n senduk sesenduk sos putih dan susun kepingan lasagna sampai menutup semua bahagian loyang..
Taburkan dgn filling seafood dan sausage ayam yang dihiris.
Tuangkan sos putih cover semua filling tadi pas tu susun  kepingan lasagna
Ulang ikut suka hati berapa layer.. yg penting last layer mesti sos putih dan cheese(kami boh cheese slice jer)
Bakar pada 180 celcius dalam 30-40 min api atas bawah..bakar sampai agak2 perang bergantung pada size@jenama oven rumah