Brownie Pie

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

pre-made roll out or homemade pie crust
1/2 cup flour
1 stick butter, or 1/2 cup, melted
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans, roasted
1/3 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)
pre-made jarred caramel sauce, warmed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast chopped pecans in preheated oven for 5 -7 minutes, or until fragrant.
2. Combine sugars and melted butter in a large bowl. Whisk until well-incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Add cocoa powder and whisk until incorporated. Add flour and salt, whisk until incoportated. Add vanilla and whisk again.
3. Roll out pie crust in a pie plate. Trim and crimp edges. Pour brownie batter in pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Pie is done when toothpick is inserted into the middle of the pie and comes out clean.
4. Just as soon as the pie comes out of the oven, top with chocolate chips, pecans and caramel. Warm caramel first in the microwave before drizzling on top of pie.

Note: Not being a fan of eggs, I reduced the amount from 3 to 2 and it turned out fine. Up to you :) Instead of using caramel sauce I opted for the readily available maple syrup.


Custard (for cream puff)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


1 1/2 cup milk
4 egg yolk
2/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cornflour
1 tbspoon butter
1 tsp vanilla essence


1. Heat the milk on the stove, and in a bowl mix the egg yolks with sugar and salt.
2. Pour in the mixture into the heated milk.
3. Mix 1/2 cup of milk (a separate one) with cornflour. Pour into the above pan.
4. Boil on low heat (never leaving it) til it's thick.
5. When it's thick enough, remove from stove and mix in the butter and vanilla essence. Mix well.

Black Chicken Soup

Friday, May 14, 2010

Harap maaf. Dapur masak dan periuk itu berumur lebih tua dari saya. Dan saya x pandai ambil gambar.

Oh ya, I forgot to take a picture of the chicken soup nicely served in a bowl because I was too hungry. Sorry.
And I don't actually know the real name of the soup, n neither do my mum. So the name black chicken soup tu is totally fabricated. Hehe.

To marinate
  • Half a chicken
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • Soy sauce (ermm..about 1/2 cup kot. Pandai2 la bajet)
For the soup
  • 4-6 Potatoes (depends on the size)
  • Huāgū mushroom (or flower mushroom. You can also use the other kind of shiitake mushroom if u like,dōnggū)
  • Ginger (about 1 inch long). Thinly sliced.
  • 2 cloves of garlic (smashed with the skin on)

  1. Marinate the chicken with the pepper, oyster sauce and soy sauce.
  2. In a pot, combine all the ingredients, along with the soy sauce and all.
  3. Add in some water until the pot is full, and then cook until the liquid is reduced to 3/4 or half of the pot. Or until the meat is tender.
  4. Eat with rice or on it's own. If u like it hot, eat it with cili padi. Yum! :)

Chicken+Coleslaw Sandwich

Daging ayam (yang dah dicarik)
Cabbage and carrot (for the coleslaw)
Black pepper
Garam secukup rasa
Slices of bread

(Sandwich is subjective. You can make it any way u want it. n for that reason, I did not put how much of each of the ingredients that u should use.)

  1. If u don't already have daging ayam yang dicarik, rebus n after dah siap, carik guna fork.
  2. Slice The cabbage and cut up the carrot. Some people like the veggies in their coleslaws to be in cube shape, KFC style. So it's up to u, really to cut or slice the cabbage n carrot anyway u want. (Maybe I should rename the sandwich to Up to You Sandwich. Huh) You might not want to slice the cabbage too thin though. Or u won't be able to taste it like what happened to me.
  3. Mix the chicken, cabbage n carrot together in one bowl with some mayonnaise. Add a pinch of salt n some pepper. Kacau until they're properly mixed. And then add in the black pepper.
  4. Spread it on a slice of bread n voila! Dah boleh makan :D It can also be eaten on its own.
* Boleh letak bawang kalau suka. Or chilli sauce.

Cream Puff

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1 cup plain water
1/2 cup butter

1 cup plain flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs

Making it:
1. Boil water with butter until the butter melts and boils.
2. Quickly add in flour, sugar and salt. Stir til the mixture becomes thick and forms balls.
3. Cool the mix a bit (2-3 minutes)
4. Pour mix into mixing bowl and and add in egg one by one (beaten) while mixing it on low speed.
5. Bake at 175C for around 35minutes. Serve with cream.

Burger Bun (take care not to burn it)

Monday, April 19, 2010


1 3/4 cups plain flour (A)
1 packet instant yeast
2 tbs castor sugar
1 cup milk (warm)
1/2 cup plain water (warm)
1/4 cup butter/margarine
1 1/2 tsp fine salt
1 egg (slightly beaten)
2 3/4 cups plain flour (B)

Making it:

Stage 1
1. Mix: plain flour (A), yeast, sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
2. Mix: milk, plain water, butter and salt in another bowl. Mix until butter melts. Pour into the above flour mix.
3. Mix in egg. Continue mixing very well.
4. Insert flour (B) in batches of 1/2 cup while stirring until we get a dough that doesn't stick to side of bowl.
5. Start kneading the dough until it gets soft and elastic. Yeah, elastic.
6. Put the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic/cloth. Leave until it rises to double the size.

Stage 2
1. Once it has risen, tap the air out and knead again. Leave to it to rest for 10 minutes.

Stage 3
1. Bring the dough out and divide it into 12 pieces. (Or whatever size u think suits)
2. Shape them into balls/buns. Arrange on baking tray, leaving space for them to rise.
3. Cover with plastic/cloth. Leave until they rise to double the size.

Stage 4
1. Glaze the bread with an egg-and-water mixture.
2. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 200 degrees C.
3. The finished bread should be soft even when cooled. Nice both with sweet and savoury stuff.

*The shown picture is a slightly burnt roti. A failed example. Do not do that at home.

Pancake Pancake

Saturday, January 23, 2010

:o cook-a-rama is updated???

Let's make some pancakes this fine weekend morning.

We need:
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup fresh milk
3 tbsp oil/melted butter
1 egg - beaten
butter for frying (if needed)


1. Mix well the following: plain flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix fresh milk, oil/melted butter and egg.
3. Pour the second bowl into the first. Mix a bit.
4. Fry using a non-stick pan. Thus no oil is usually needed.
5. Pour the batter in spoonfuls - the pancakes are small. When the upper part is bubbly it's ready to be flipped.
6. Eat whilst hot! with butter and jams and honey and delicious stuff.

Salam Ramadhan..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

assalamualaikum kepada rakan-rakan seperjuangan ku sekalian...

sempena bulan Ramadhan yang telah menjelma kembali ni..aku dengan berbesar hati ingin meminta rakan-rakan supaya mengaktifkan diri kembali ke dalam arena masak-memasak ni. kepada rakan-rakan yang sedang hangat menghabiskan cuti summer tu elok la kirenye menyumbangkan sedikit resipi-resipi anda tatkala boring menghabiskan cuti summer anda. hehe.
oleh kerana aku masih belajar dan tidak bercuti serta menetap di asrama, elok juga la kirenye rakan-rakan membantu aku untuk memberi idea-idea bernas bagaimana untuk memvarietykan sahur dan iftar ku di asrama. ingin ditegaskan bahawa kehidupan di asrama sangat la menyedihkan ketika bulan puasa kerana bahan yg boleh digunakan utk memasak adalah sgt terhad. jadi, sudi lah sekiranya kamu membantu aku yang seperti benang yang tersimpul memikirkan bagaimana utk makan makanan yg menarik walaupun di asrama. oh tapi, jangan pula segan silu utk meletakkan resipi biskut-biskut raya yang lazat-lazat. sesungguhnya biskut raya mempunyai tenaga dan kuasa mengindahkan raya dan perut-perut anda..hahaha.
sekian sahaja warkah kali ini..terima kasih!