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…

Braised Noodles (Mun Yee Mee)

INGREDIENTS 5 strips   Chicken/  pork fillet – cut into slices (marinate with 1 tsp oyster sauce and white pepper) 10 pcs     Prawn (peeled and deveined) 5 leaves  Mustard greens / baby bak choy 3 cloves  Garlic (fine chop) 2 cups    Chicken broth / stock 1 tbsp     Oyster sauce 1 tbsp    …

Ayam Tempera

Ayam Tempera (Recipe from Grandma Jenny Ong) INGREDIENTS 1 Chicken cut into pieces. 1 Yellow large onion 1 Chili (slice – optional) 1 tbs Black sauce 1 tsp Rice vinegar (alternative lime juice) 1 tsp Sugar 1/2 cup WaterMETHOD 1. Add oil in hot frying pan. 2. Add yellow onion and fry till soft. Add…

Jo’s Scones

I love scones and have tried several scones recipe but I found this the best so far. The origin of the recipe was from Anna Olson but have done some improvements to it. SCONES INGREDIENTS – DRY 3 cups Self Raising Flour 1/4 cups Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 3/4 cups (6oz) unsalted butter – cubed (I use…

Braised Galangal Chicken

BRAISED GALANGAL CHICKEN (Simplified version) (Fast and easy. Suitable for kids and rushing mummy) INGREDIENTS 5 pcs      Chicken thigh (debone and cut into cubes) 20 gms  Galangal (Lengkuas) – Thinly sliced 2 tbsp      Sugar 1 cup     Water ( or enough to cover the chicken) 1 tbsp      Dark Soya Sauce…

Apple Puff

APPLE PUFF INGREDIENTS – Filling 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon (may omit if you don’t like cinnamon) 2 tbsp salted butter 2 tbsp water 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence INGREDIENTS – Pastry For this, I use the store bought PAMPAS Puff Pastry. Fast…

Nutella Ice Cream (Home-made)

This has got to be one of the easiest and fastest ( if you don’t include freezing time) recipie to make ice cream. NUTELLA ICE CREAM Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (375gm)  whipping cream 1/2 cup (125gm) condensed milk 1 cup (250gm) Nutella Method Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks. Use a hand mixer or…

Bacon Dip

I love serving dips when entertaining. It is effortless and yet such a crowd pleaser. The base of the dip is  usually same so you can try different types of main ingredients. For example, I can swap the bacon with tuna or if you want to add some veggie, spinach is always good. Today, I…

Braised Pork (Tau Eu Bak)

INGREDIENTS 400g Pork Belly (may also have pork shoulders or replace with beef or chicken) 2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce 2 Tablespoon of Dark Soy Sauce 3 slices of Ginger 1/2 Teaspoon of 5 Spice Powder 1 Star Anise 1 Cinnamon 2 Cloves 10g of Rock Sugar 1 whole Garlic 4 Boiled eggs 1/2 tsp…

Asam Fish(Ikan Masak Asam)

BLENDED INGREDIENTS 6 Red Chilies 1 tbsp Baba’s chili powder (alternative: 5 chili kering soaked and remove seeds. Leave seeds if you want the extra spice) 1 tsp tumeric powder (alternative: 1 inch of tumeric) 2 cm belacan (1 1/2pcs) 2 cm Galangal (Lengkuas) 2 Lemongrass (serai) 2 cm Ginger 6 shallots 2 pips garlic OTHER…