Friday, May 6, 2016

No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake


Source of recipe : homecookingadventure.com

Recipe has been improvised to suit our own taste and quantity. We made this delicious no-bake chocolate biscuit cake using 8 inch round cake tin. 

Ingredients : 

Makes about 10 servings
500 g digestive biscuits (i used mc vites)
62.5 g nuts (mix of walnuts, hazelnuts), slightly chopped and toasted

Chocolate syrup 
125 g sugar
37.5 g unsweetened cocoa powder
150 g water
95 g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate ganache
75 g whipping cream
75 g bitterswweet chocolate, chopped

Method 
1. Break the biscuits into sall pieces into a  large bowl.
2. Heat non stick pan over medium high heat and toast walnuts or hazelnuts for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to toast evenly, Add toasted nuts over the biscuits.
3. Prepare chocolate syrup. In a mdeium sauce pan add sugar and cocoa powder. Stir to combine and gradually add water, while stirring to combine well. Add butter and place over medium heat. Bring to boil for about 7-8 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Pour the syrup over the biscuits and nuts and combine welll using a large spatula or spoon. 
5. Transfer mixture into 8 inch cake spring form pan. 
6. Press well using the back of spoon or an offset spatula.  
7. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before preparing the chocolate ganache.
8. Prepare Choc Ganache. Place cream into a small saucepan and heat until just begins to boil. 
9. Pour hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. 
10. Pour ganache over the choc biscuit cake and refrigerate to set for about 3-4 hours or overnight before serving. 
11. Decorate with orange zest, toasted nuts if desired. Cut into slices and serve.

How to make Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce Using Thermomix? (or alternatively with your blender)



Ingredients :
Part A : 
70g fresh red chillies
40g ginger
15g garlic

Part B : 
1tbsp sesame oil
1tsp salt
1/2tsp sugar
20ml fresh lime juice


1. Blend Part A ingredients TM bowl or your blender for 5 seconds on speed 8. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat until smooth.

2. Add Part B ingredients and blend for 1 minute on speed 6.

3. Serve with hainanese chicken rice :D 

Can be kept in fridge for up to a week but we finished it before a week! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thermomix no-bake marie biscuit layer cheesecake (Grandma's cheesecake recipe)

Last week, my lovely bunch of friends organized a baby shower for me. I decided to whip out something in return -- So i made this simple recipe, given by my mom over the phone. She calls it Grandma's cheese cake recipe.

The recipe is really simple. 

Just follow the steps on the pictures and description below : 
Ingredient : 
Part A 
1 block of Philadelphia Cheese (room temperature)
1/3 bar butter (room temperature)
1/3 small tin condense milk
1/3 cup milk

Part B 
1 pack of marie biscuit

Method : 
1. Mix all ingredient (Part A) together in thermomix jug. (speed 2-3 for 3 minutes -- the mixture should be smooth)
2. Layer marie biscuit and the cheese mixture layer by layer, until cheese mixture is finish. You can put the cheese mixture in a plastic bag and make a hole to pump it layer by layer. this would result in more even layers of cheese and biscuits.
3. Set a side for 30 minutes.
4. Knock the container containing the layers a few times to let the cheese absorb and sink in to the biscuit. Before refrigerate, sprinkler some chocolate powder / cereal as toppings. 
5. Refrigerate overnight.
6. Ready to be served. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thermomix Jam : Orange Lemon Marmalade

After a long day working non-stop on model, which i am so depressed about..I returned home with the idea of trying some thing fun. On my way home in the cab, i had an idea of making marmalade. So after researching in the internet (http://www.orgasmicchef.com/preserves/orange-marmalade/), i decide to experiment on this by modifying the recipe as i have only 2 oranges and 1 lemon left in the refrigerator.

Ingredient :
2 Orange
Half of Lemon
125 g of castor sugar
100 g of water

Method : 
1. Place a plate in freezer.(this is to help jam set in later part)
2. Cut orange and lemon thinly. (see photo)

3. Remove seed if there is any. Put the orange slices in stack and cut it into quarters.
4. Add water, lemon and orange and cook for 10 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 3. The thermomix would be shaking and vibrating abit vigorously. Dont be afraid here. Just make sure the table is stable :)
5. When you hear beep sound, open lid and add in sugar. Cook for another 20 minutes.
6. When you hear beep sound after 20 minutes, uncover the thermojug, taste the sweetness, if you like it, proceed to pour it on the plate that's been in the freezer. 
7. Let it cool down and put it into a sterilized container. (to sterilize container, just put clean plastic container or glass jar into microwave and microwave it for like 1-2 minutes.

Happy trying :)

Chunkeat really love this jam:)



Thermomix Whole Tomato Rice with Steam Fish


Recently there is a rave in the internet on "whole tomato rice". http://createeathappy.blogspot.sg/2014/10/how-to-make-whole-tomato-rice-easy-and.html

Out of curiousity, Chun Keat and i tried it for fun, just want to know how to make it and how does it taste. It looks pretty funky and also fun to make. From the plan view, it look like a big sunny side egg. The thought alone about making this rice really excite me. We decide to eat this rice with our signature steam fish, except this time, adding lemon slice.
Ingredient for Rice :
Naturel Brown Rice 2 Cups
1 whole tomato
Soy sauce
Pepper

Ingredient for Steam Fish :
Silver Pomfret
2 red chilli (big)
Garlic
Ginger
Sour Plum ( 1 unit )
3-4 thin slice of Lemon
Water 
Cooking Oil
Pepper powder

Tips : 
The cheat trick to cook this Brown Rice in 20 minutes and achieve the right texture is to use boiling water to cook since the 1st minute.

Method:
1. Boil water using water boiler. Meanwhile, wash rice and tomato.

2. Pour Boiling water into thermomix cooking jug until it covers the rice fully just like in the photo below. Add in some soy sauce / salt and pepper.
 Cover thermomix jug lid.

3. Prepare fish. Put all ingredients for fish altogether on metal plate. Add in some cooking oil and pepper. Add in sour plum and water to make the soup base. See photo. Place metal plate with all ingredients on top of thermomix steaming tray. Put Varoma at Speed 2, for 25 minutes. 

 4. After 25 minutes, you will hear beep sound. Meal is ready. Open up steam tray lid and wolaaaa, steam fish is ready. Remove steaming tray and take out steam fish with care.
 5. Remove thermomix jug lid and the rice is nicely done.
6. Scoop everything on a big plate, smash the tomato and mix with rice evenly. It looks like spanish paella. Sprinkle some parsley flakes and chia seed.

 7. Ready to eat!
Happy Trying!

Cantonese side dish - Min Nam

My husband asked me to buy small celery leaves few days ago to blend and made it into paste to apply on his feet which has dead skin and developed into "chicken eye". It was such a coincidence that both of us bought the herbs and we had too much supply. So while blending the herbs, i found the texture and aroma is so similar to the cantonese side-dish which i had when i visited my family-in-love in bukit mertajam. So without giving a second thought. I gathered my pack of thin celery , few cloves of garlic and ginger.

Ingredients :
Celery
Garlic
Ginger
Soy Sauce
Spring Onion
Cooking Oil

Method : 
1. Blend celery and spring onion in thermomix by turning the knob to 10 for 2 second. Put it aside in a bowl.
1. Blend garlic and ginger in thermomix by turning the knob to 10 for 2 second. The garlic and ginger are nicely blended now.
2. Put some cooking oil into thermomix and varoma for 10 minutes at speed 2. Cook till you smell the nice aroma.
3. Open lid,, insert butterfly. Insert blended celery and spring onion. Add in soy sauce to preference. Close the lid and varoma it for 10 minutes, speed 2. 
4. When you hear the beep sound, open lid and check the mix. If satisfactory, pour out and scoop it using thermomix spatula. Leave cool and ready to serve.

I put in a clean jam jar and include it into our lunch box the next day. Its simply delicious. 



Friday, October 24, 2014

Lunchbox of the day : Thermomix Claypot Chicken Rice

Experimented and modified to my own version of thermomix claypot chicken rice. The outcome was very good, but probably just lacking the burnt (chau-huey-ta) effect but this version is good as it is less heaty to the body. It is very easy to prepare.

So this is how thelazypainter prepares claypot rice thermomix style without the claypot :

Ingredients : 
2 thermomix cups of rice
200g chicken meat
540g water
Ginger, garlic, dried shrimps, pepper powder
Mushrooms
Cut pumpkins
Chinese sausage
Spring onion
Sesame oil, dark soy sauce, light soysauce
 Method: 

1. Marinate chicken with ginger, garlic, dark and light soy sauce, pepper, sesame oil before hand.

2. Rinse rice in rice basket. Cut pumpkin to cubes, chinese sausages and mushrooms to thin slices, spring onions, and prepare some dried shrimps (soaked and cleaned). 

 2. Fill in 540g water in thermomix jug, water level touching the top circle part of knife )
3. Put rice basket in thermo jug. Put marinated chicken onto the rice basket and mix it, followed by pumpkins, mushrooms and Chinese sausage.


 5. Close lid and set to 25 minutes, varoma, speed 2.

6. When beep sound is heard, time is up. Open lid and breath in the aroma. Almost ready..

7.Scoop the toppings aside on a plate. We will have to scoop the rice out first. The rice is nicely cooked.

7. Garnish with sesame oil and Kuching pepper.

8. Ready to be served and packed for lunch. 

It is very delicious and Chunkeat likes it a lot.
Give it a try :) Enjoy!