Recipe: Sweet Potato Balls

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Sunday 9 June 2019 7:53 pm
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I love the famous sweet potato balls in Petaling street, after knowing they using white/yellow sweet potato, it is my to-do list

After my first try in 2012, this is my 2nd try to replicate the Petaling Street sweet potato balls, recipe improvised from Roti & Rice. My improvised ingredients are below:

450g sweet potato, weighed after cut into small cubes and steamed <looks white flesh when uncooked, but turn yellow once cooked kind of sweet potato>

100g rice flour

30g glutinuos rice flour

55g sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

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The search for better sweet potato balls recipe continues…


 

Random food musings

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Thursday 6 June 2019 4:37 pm
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Bits and bops of recipe and food pictures taken from 2012 till 2017, which doesn’t made it to individual post, so i am lumping them all into this one post.

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Making one of my fav food, tapioca cake, yum~

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really strong coffee taste, not bad

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cheese clearance 🙂

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Made shredded cheese, froze it, end up not using much, and threw them away at the end.

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Freezing them

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Dave’s in 1 Utama, err, so so

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Dave’s Deli banana pudding, so so only

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Laughing cow, so cheap, only RM4 in one of the middle eastern supermarket in Jalan TAR in KL

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Also in the middle eastern supermarket, i think it is called Suria, cheap filo pastry, they use it for baklava

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making pavlova

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bolognaise, doesn’t look so good

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oh it is for shepherd pie, remembered it is so so only

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oh this is good, sourish chickpea etc salad

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egg curry er

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beef balls

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homemade gui ling gao

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another instance of beef balls in Marzan’s simple tomato sauce

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ok…

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making curry paste

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portioned for later

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curry chicken

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curry cockle

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marzan’s tomato sauce, butter, and flavored with onion halves, not bad

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Jamie Oliver’s chicken with milk, not liking this so much

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baked (chicken with milk)

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Dinner for 2, yum yum

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Dinner for 2, yum yum

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Yum yum

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yum~

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sardine pie, so so only

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brownie, i think so so only, i made better brownie since


 

Recipe: Granola

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Sunday 20 November 2016 9:53 pm
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Another time in making granola, recipe posted earlier: http://www.dishwithvivien.com/2015/09/recipe-granola/

Following online tip of how to get chunky bites of granola without using egg white. It is

  1. Blending about 1/3 of the oat into oat powder
  2. Cook the oil + sugar etc with a few tablespoon of water until sugar melt
  3. Mix all together and press the whole mixed granola into the pan before putting into oven for baking.
  4. Gently toss the pressed granola without “destroying” too much of the chunks while stirring it mid-way of baking.
  5. Make sure to use low heat and bake enough till the mixture is dry and crunchy!

Success, chunky sized granola bites achieved.


 

Recipe: Orange Chiffon

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Wednesday 24 August 2016 10:10 pm
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my scribbles of pandan & orange chiffon,  8 and 9-inch recipes… if you can understand

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pandan chiffon, feels slightly too oily, oil left on hand after eating it.

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This orange chiffon however is a winner, it is a great recipe, adapted from KitchenTigress.

I have proportionate her recipe which is for 8-inch mold to fit my 9-inch mould, i multiply all ingredients by 1.2 times, and also reduced the oil slightly, as the pandan chiffon i made using her recipe turn out a bit oily, which i am not quite sure why (whether the fresh santan i used is too thick, ie too much coconut oil, or because i did not beat the egg-yolk/santan/corn oil mixture till mayonaise-stage), so i am just going to reduce the oil very slightly for this orange chiffon. I also reduced the sugar slightly, and the chiffon turn out fine.

9-inch orange chiffon recipe:

Egg yolk mixture:

72g egg yolk (around 4 yolk)

50g sugar (i have reduced sugar slightly and the chiffon turn out fine, original recipe is 60g, i think 50g is the lowest amount you can go, because i tried 45g at one time, and the chiffon is just a bit sourish from the orange, so i think 50g is the amount to go)

78g orange juice (freshly squeezed)

90g canola oil (don’t use palm oil which has a kinda smell, original is 96g)

18g orange zest (from 1.5 orange)

Sift together:

120g low protein flour

0.9 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

Egg white mixture:

216g egg white (from around 6 eggs)

small pinch of cream of tartar (less than 0.6 teaspoon)

60g sugar

Direction:

– Preheat oven to 180 Celcius

– Whisk egg yolk and sugar till thick, add orange juice slowly while whisking

– Add canola oil slowly while whisking, make sure to whisk till mayonaise-thick texture

– Mix flour mixture in 3 additions

– Beat egg white with cream of tartar till slightly foamy. In LOW speed(so that air bubble will be fine and small), add sugar in 3 additions, and beat till the egg white won’t slide from the bowl when overturned.

– Fill mould, bang 3 times/use and cake tester to remove air bubble, then level top.

– Bake 15 minutes uncovered

– Cover with foil loosely and bake another 20 minutes

– Lastly, bake about 7 minutes(maximum 10 minutes) uncovered

– Flip over and cool the cake

This is a great recipe, do give it a try. Another 2 chiffon recipes below i tried making are also superb as well:

Banana Chiffon

Cream Cheese Chiffon

Recipe for Cream cheese chiffon, adapted from Cooking Pleasure

Egg Yolk Mixture (melt over hot water pan and stir to mix well. Set aside):
100 g cream cheese
40 g butter

Flour mixture (sift):
130 g cake flour
4 tbsp castor sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8 large egg yolks
100 ml milk
Place all the flour mixture in the mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in all the liquid ingredients [egg yolks, melted cheese and milk]. Beat together until well combined and mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Egg White:
8 large egg white
small pinch of cream of tartar (less than 1/2 tsp)
6 tbsp caster sugar

– Whisk egg white + cream of tartar till frothy. Add in caster sugar gradually. Continue beating all the time until egg white mixture do not slide.
– Fold in egg white mixture in 3 additions.
– Pour into 9″ chiffon pan and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes. Cover and bake 20 more minutes. Last 5 minutes bake it uncovered
– invert pan to cool cake


 

Recipe: Banana Chiffon 2 recipes

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Saturday 18 June 2016 10:59 pm
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I adapted recipe from Christine’s which uses the least sugar and most bananas among all the recipes i found, also amended the recipe to suit my bigger size of chiffon pan, her original recipe is for 8-in pan
I used 23cm chiffon pan / approx 9-in boight from Bake with yen, and 65g large size eggs, baked at 160-165 for 55 minutes.
100 gm cake flour
4 egg yolks
18 gm caster sugar
44 gm vegetable oil
56 gm milk
1/6 tsp salt
300g ripe bananas, Local blackish small bananas

Ingredients of egg whites:
5 egg whites
50 gm caster sugar
2 drops of white vinegar in replacement of 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

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2nd try below is using recipe from Kitchen Tigress. i also increase proportionately the recipe so that it will fill my large chiffon mold better

233g very ripe bananas
80 g egg yolks , about 4.5 large egg yolk
20 g castor sugar
53 g corn oil
93 g cake flour
1⁄3 tsp baking powder
2⁄3 tsp baking soda
1⁄6 tsp salt

187 g egg whites from about 4.5 large egg
2 drops of white vinegar in replacement of 1⁄12 tsp cream of tartar
67 g castor sugar

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Bake it at 150 – 165 Celcius for 50-55 minutes.

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sink very slightly

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see, it sink slightly in the middle ring area

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the holes are slightly bigger which i think is due to usage of baking powder and baking soda.

Overall, there is no clear winner here. Both are quite good, the 2nd recipe from Kitchen Tigress is better ever so slightly because i like that the holes look bigger, and therefore very slightly more airy. Also, there is no need of milk, so seems to be a easier recipe, also it requires both baking powder and baking soda which normally will not be used in chiffon recipe… If you don’t have baking soda/baking powder, then just go for the other recipe. Both recipe are really good and uses a lot of banana and minimal sugar. The 1st recipe from Christine using less sugar thus feels slightly more healthy

If you want to make chiffon, do try out Cream Cheese Chiffon which is really good as well


 

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