Onion Chutney (in Tarragon red wine and balsamic vinegar reduction)

INGREDIENTS 6 large   red onion 110gm   brown sugar 120ml   Tarragon Red Wine vinegar (use normal red wine vinegar is also fine) 60ml     Balsamic vinegar 30gm    Butter 1tbs      Olive oil 1tsp      Kosher salt 1 tsp     Ground pepper METHOD Slice onion into thin slices. In a pot with lid, melt…

Best Fruitcake

INGREDIENTS (Makes 1.6kg cake) 1 box (375gms)    Mixed fruits (wash with hot water, dry and soak overnight in brandy) 4 oz                        XO Brandy (To soak the mixed fruits) 9 oz  (250gms)      Unsalted butter 9 oz  (250gms)      Dark muscovado sugar…

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (Sweet frosting) INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups (339 gm)     Unsalted butter, softened 1 cup (100gm)              unsweetened cocoa powder 5 cups (550gm)            confectionary / Icing sugar 1/2 cup (120gm)          milk 2 tsp             …

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

*This version is without butter. Preparation time : 25 mins Baking time : 35 mins Serves : 8 to 12 INGREDIENTS  – DRY 2 cups (250gm)   All-purpose flour 2 cups (400gm)   caster sugar 3/4 cups (75gm)  cocoa powder (unsweetened) 2 tsp                      baking soda 1 tsp …

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time : 30 mins Serving size : 40 medium size cookies INGREDIENTS 3/4 cups (180gm)    Unsalted butter  (180 gms) 1 cup (200gm)         Brown sugar 1/4 cup  (50gm)       Regular sugar 2 tsp                          Vanilla Essense…

Grandma’s Ayam Pongteh

There are so many versions of Pongteh be it chicken or pork. This is how my grandmother does it and it is one of our staples during Chinese New Year. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS ​1/2 Chicken 250gm pork shoulder (optional) 100gm red onion 80gm garlic 3 potatoes (cubed) 1/2 turnip (sliced) – optional 500ml water 1 tbs…

Banana Loaf

Time : 40 mins INGREDIENTS – A (DRY)230gm  All purpose Flour200gm  caster sugar (Optional to reduce to 150gms if you don’t want it too sweet)1 tsb      baking powder1/4 tsp   baking soda1/4 tsp   salt110gm    Nuts / Chocolate chip                 (optional – coat with tsb flour before mixing into…

Burnt Cheesecake

*picture is half recipe using 8.5″ tin. Baking time: 20 to 25 minutes (exclude cooling down and chilling in the fridge.) INGREDIENTS 1kg Philadelphia Cream Cheese 340gm Granulated sugar 7 large eggs 36gm All-purpose flour 484g Heavy Cream METHOD – Using stand mixer 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. 2. Whisk cream cheese until soft…

Jo’s Potato Gratin (Potato Casserole)

* Cassarole dish in this picture is 14 inch for 10 large russet potatoes, so I apportioned the rest of the ingredients as per the ratio according to the potatoes. Preparation time : 20 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 pax Casserole Dish : 8 inch x 8 inch INGREDIENTS 6 large      russet potatoes…

Jo’s Bread and Butter Pudding

This is a staple during every dinner parties. My children love this and so does my guests. Enjoy! Time : 1 hour Serving size : 6 to 8 pax INGREDIENTS 12 to 16 slices toasted white bread, removed side and buttered using the 50gms unsalted butter. 50g unsalted butter 8 egg yolks 175 gms sugar…

Steamed Egg Cake (Kueh Neng Ko)

INGREDIENTS6 eggs10 oz (315 gm) sugar2 1/2 tbs  water6 oz (185 gm) plain flour1 tsp  baking powder1 tsp  vanilla essenseMETHOD (using Kitchen Aid) Separate egg yolks from whites. Beat egg whites till stiff peaks and set aside. Beat egg yolks with sugar. Add in water. Beat until light and fluffy. Add baking powder and sifted…