Recipe: Oat Biscuit

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Monday 24 February 2014 8:56 pm
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My first YouTube video!

Ingredients: (adapted from recipe taken from Poires au Chocolat)

135g quick cook oat (half of it blitzed to oat flour)

around 25 – 35g of ground almond (just because i have lots of ground almond lying around)

1/4 tsp sea salt

50g unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

75ml boiling water

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oat flour (blitzed from oat), quick cook oat and sea salt

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making brown butter

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add butter and maple syrup, mix well then leave for 1 of 2 minutes to rest

Roll it out to 2 or 3 mm thin, bake for 15 – 20 mins

A healthy and not bad tasting biscuit to use up quick cook oat, just right for mid-day snack in the office


 

Recipe: Light Cheese Tart with Chocolate Shell

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Saturday 15 February 2014 10:12 pm
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Chocolate pastry shell recipe from a recipe book: Canadian Living cooks (Page 30 Chocolate Butter Tart)

Light Cheese Cake filling from 孟老师 Pie Recipe book Page 80

The Chocolate pastry is very nice, make for a crispy nice chocolatey treat. Good to note there is no egg in this recipe.

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Recipe for tart pastry

Chocolate Shells:
Dry:
183g flour (some recipe state could substitute 45g with rice flour for crispies shells)
43g cocoa powder
103g cold butter
1/4 tsp salt
Liquid: (mix below and add ice water till 75ml)
1 egg yolk
1tsp vinegar

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Filling recipe

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Pie pastry rolled out

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Without pie weight, gotta improvised with 50 cents coin works pretty well

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with some leftover pastry, enough for 4 small tart, above are par-baked pie shells

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Par-baked shell

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Baked for around 10 minutes in 190 Celsius till water evaporated, then glazed with some whole egg mixture and bake in 170 – 180 Celsius for further 10 – 15 minutes till 80% baked and shiny like above

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making light cream cheese filling

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Bake in 180 – 190 Celsius for 20 minutes

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baked, for these little tarlet, the cocoa bitterness of the tart shell really overwhelmed the cheese filling , it works better to be baked in bigger tart as below so that the ratio of shell over filling to not too high

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Beautiful looking light cheese tart, the shell has no sugar and has the bitter cocoa powder aroma.


 

China Treasures Eat all you can, Sime Darby Convention Centre

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 15 February 2014 9:07 pm
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It was a Groupon or the like deal for eat all you can in China Treasure for RM47 instead of normal price of RM92++

Overall, it is great once in a while thing to have a very filling dinner, to over-indulge.
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All you can eat menu, one thing which i don’t really like it that 1 portion of the food is equivalent to 1 portion for each diner on the table, you can’t really order a smaller portion even if some of us not wanting to eat a particular dish, but it does make sense that they don’t want to have extra work of having to cook multiple small portions …

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crab meat soup with dried scallop, this is quite good, we order this twice

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japanese octopus with jellyfish, normal

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fresh and yummy poached prawn with lysium berry (ie goji berry)

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prawn with marmite sauce, prawn with chili and garlice sauce, okay for me, prefer the lighter taste poached ones

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baked fish fillet with cereal and oat

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venison with black pepper sauce

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salt and pepper white bait, addictive small bite

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claypot beancurd with peanut

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steamed red talapia with minced ginger, not bad

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squid with chili and cashew nut

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HK Choy Sum with garlic

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roast duck ‘HK’ style, this is bad, as in some weird smell, of meat with with slight blood tinge, maybe it is a hint that we should stop ordering

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pancake with red bean

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salted egg yolk custard pau

Address:
Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1
Kuala Lumpur 60000

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