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 onion 80gm garlic 3 potatoes (cubed) 1/2 turnip (sliced) – optional 500ml water 1 tbs sugar…

Banana Loaf

Time : 40 mins INGREDIENTS – A (DRY)230gms All purpose Flour200gms caster suger1 tsb       baking powder1/4 tsp   baking soda1/4 tsp   salt110gm    Nuts / Chocolate chip                 (optional – coat with tsb flour before mixing into batter)INGREDIENTS – B (WET)2            large eggs…

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…

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…