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 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 200 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 16 to 18 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 eggs (Grade A) / 8 Grade C10 oz (315 gm) sugar  |  200gms Sugar if you want it to be less sweet3 tbs  water6 oz (185 gm) plain flour1 tsp  baking powder2 tsp  vanilla essenseMETHOD (using Kitchen Aid) Separate egg yolks from whites. Beat egg whites till stiff peaks and set aside. Beat egg…

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    …