Longan Jelly

(Recipe courtesy of a friend, Ms. Leong) INGREDIENTS 2L water 300gms sugar 2 pandan leaves 12.5 gm Agar-agar powder 390gm Evaporated milk 1L Soya Bean milk (less sweet) METHOD 1. Boil 2L water, 1L soya bean milk with pandan leaves. 2. Add in sugar and stir until dissolve. 3. Add in agar-agar powder and stir…

Pineapple Jam

INGREDIENTS 500gms pineapple pulp from 2 pineapples (Josephine pineapple preferred) 250gm sugar (Ratio: 100 gm grated pineapple to 50 gm sugar) 1 stick cinnamon 2 pcs star anise METHOD 1. Cut the pineapple skin and remove eyes. Grate the pineapple into pulp. 2. Heat a pan, and add the grated pineapple and let it simmer….

Nyonya Pineapple Tart

(Recipe courtesy of Mama KebayaKitchen)  Makes: 70 to 80 small (2in in diameter) tarts Baking time: 160 C or 325F for 20 mins each tray Ratio : Pasty – 10gms  |  Jam  – 9gms INGREDIENTS – PASTRY 350 gm superfine flour 285 gm butter 3 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt INGREDIENTS – EGG…

Preserved Mango (with asam boi and chili padi)

  INGREDIENTS 4  green mango (1.5kg total weight after deseed and cut into strips) 400gm sugar 10pcs Chili Padi (birds eye chili) – thinly sliced (add/reduce according to your preference) 25pcs Asam boi (preserved plum) 1 liter water + 1 tbsp salt (for soaking purposes) METHOD Soak sliced green mango in salted water for at…

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 butter and oil. Add all the sliced…

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 Chicken250gm pork shoulder (optional) 100gm red onion80gm garlic3 potatoes (cubed)1/2 turnip (sliced) – optional500ml water1 tbsp sugar2 tsp salt3 tbsp Dark Soy…

Banana Loaf

Time : 40 mins INGREDIENTS – A (DRY) 230gm All purpose Flour 200gm caster sugar (Optional to reduce to 150gms if you don’t want it too sweet) 1 tsb baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 110gm Nuts / Chocolate chip (optional – coat with tsb flour before mixing into the batter) INGREDIENTS…