Sunday, August 2, 2015

POMEGRANATE & MANGO BAKED OATMEAL



I was gifted with mango and pomegranate last week by one of my relatives.  So I need to make use of these fruit for my baking project.

After much consideration,  settled on this fiber packed and loaded with fresh fruits  Pomegranate & Mango Baked Oatmeal.  I think this recipe was an ideal choice for clearing up my mango and pomegranate.

Used mango juice instead of milk as well as mango slices for topping.   Although I live this version, feel free to substitute  your favorite in season berries or any other fruits  like blueberries, strawberries, apple, chocolate chips, dried fruit or banana.

This is such a delicious dish and  though it was mildly sweetened, my family enjoyed it so much without adding any sauce or syrup. Our family are in a verge of  reducing our intake of sugar in our diet,

Have you ever made baked oatmeal?  What  goodies do you like to put in  yours?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CORN PEAS PULAO

Corn Peas Pulao

Corn Peas Pulao is a colorful and delicious meal  using basmati rice, whole kernel corn and  peas.  It was mildly spiced and  fragrant.   Best serve with a spicy gravy either vegetarian or non vegetarian for your family and friends..

This Corn Peas Pulao can be prepared  in rice cooker or pressure cooker but mine cooked on stove stop from start to finish. Be caution if you're choosing this method especially after the water has evaporated. you need to  turn your stove to the  lowest setting.  Placing a flat pot lid before putting the rice pot was a safest way to get rid of burnt rice..

Have added   3 cups of water for this recipe ,  on ratio of 1 : 1.5.  Too much water, your rice will turn mushy and less water  your rice would turn chewy.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LIGHT FRUIT CAKE

Light Fruit Cake


Fruit Cake made their appearance during festive celebrations such as Christmas, Hari Raya  and even Chinese New Year.  There are few types of fruit cake either steamed or baked and the dry fruit used varies in quantity, some soaked in brandy/orange juice or without soaking -  the fruit is coated with flour before adding to the  butter mixture.

I always love  Fruit Cake that uses less dry fruit in the recipe.  This Light Fruit Cake require you to soak the dry fruit in  orange juice or brandy overnight.   Next day you can proceed to bake the cake.

It took more than an hour to bake mine.   In case the top  of this Light Fruit Cake  becoming too brown, cover with aluminium foil  crimped around the edges of your baking pan.

On the occasion of this lovely festival of Eid, wishing you Eid Mubarak, may the blessings of Allah be with you always!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Every time I bought a pack of chocolate chip cookies, had a guilty feeling for not trying to make my own.  Another reason for this excuse was due to my forgetfulness  to purchase the essential ingredient for this cookie, chocolate chip.

This is my first time baking this famous cookies with much reduced sugar and without the mixer.  Use a whisk to whip up butter and sugar.

Really happy with the result,  this Chocolate Chip Cookies turned out soft and chewy.  When break open it, it was full of chocolate chip. with buttery flavor.  This Chocolate Chip is the best recipe for making the incredible  cookies you'll ever eat!

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Sunday, July 5, 2015

OKRA MASALA /BHINDI MASALA

Okra Masala


Okra Masala is a perfect dish for a vegetarian meal with rice or flat bread.  This lightly spiced Okra Masala is great on its own.

If you never cooked Indian food before, this is a nice recipe to start with.  It comes together quickly, leave room for slight adaptations and taste absolutely delicious.

Spices are always a matter of individual taste.  Start with the ones in this recipe and adapt to suit yourselves especially the chili powder.

If you are lucky to find this versatile vegetable fresh, make sure to select the smallest and firmest pods.  If okra pod gets too long, it often becomes hard to eat.