Banana Crumb Muffins

Sunday, November 16, 2008

They're scrumptious and melt in your mouth!


* 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 bananas, mashed
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1/3 cup butter, melted

* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
2. In a large bowl, mix together all purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, vanila and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Indonesian Braised Beef in Coconut Milk ( Opor Daging)

* 1 kg beef, cut into bite sizes
*900 cc coconut milk
* 2 tsp palm sugar
* 1 lemongrass, crush
* 3 lime leaves
* 6 shallots
* 3 cloves garlic

* 5 candlenuts
* 1 tsp pepper corn
* 1 tsp coriander seeds
* 1/2 tsp cumin
* 1 cm galangal
* 2 tsp salt

1. In food processor, grind together shallots, garlic, candlenuts, pepper corn, coriander seeds, cumin, galangal and salt in to a paste.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the ground spices until fragrant. Add coconut milk, palm sugar, lemongrass and lime leaves into 1, bring to boil.
3. Add chicken or beef, bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer and stir frequently until chicken or beef is tender and the liquid have reduced to a rather thick sauce.
4. Serve with steam rice.

Peach Marshmallow Cake

Sunday, November 09, 2008

-Fresh or canned peach, sliced

-200 gm digestive biscuits
-80 gm melted butter
Crushed digestive biscuits and mix well with melted butter. Press into a 8” tin. Refrigerate for later use.

-150 gm of marshmallow
-300 ml of milk (full cream milk)
-200 ml of whip cream
2 tsp of gelatine powder
Put all the ingredients into a pot. Boil over small fire until gelatine is dissolved.

-1/2 pkt of peach flavor Jello
-200 ml of water
-2 tsp of gelatine powder
Boil all ingredients until dissolved

Pour marshmallow filling into the prepared baking tin with biscuit base. Put in freezer until slightly harden but not totally frozen. Take it out and arrange sliced peach. Put it back to freezer to harden a little. When slightly harden take it out and pour the slightly cool or cool Jello on it. Put in fridge to chill. Cut into small pieces to serve.

Old Fashioned Pancake

This is a great basic and easy recipe. Much..much better than anything from a box. They were fluffy, soft and tasty.
so, why buy a mix if you can make from the scratch?

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp salt
* 3 tbsp white sugar
* 1 1/4 cups milk, warmed
* 1 egg, room temperature
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 3 tbsp butter, melted

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and vanilla, set a side.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg mixture and melted butter; mix until smooth. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Credit: allrecipes

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