Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simple Orange Butter Cake 香橙奶油蛋糕

A  very basic and simple Orange Butter cake specially baked for hubby. He does not fancy cheese cake unlike my 3 children. As for me, I prefer healthier cakes with less butter, less sugar and less cream.  A family of 5 with different likings, the task of cooking and baking in the house is no easy task!   Many of you  agree with me 100%.  Right?    

Another butter cake with green tea is shared in my earlier post

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pandan Ogura Cake 2 斑兰相思蛋糕 #7 - MFF Johore Month

Pandan Ogura Cake strikes back with too generous butter cream  to tempt you.  I have bake this cake on my earlier post but without  butter cream to sandwich the cake. 

  Pandan Ogura Cake with  butter cream


I personally prefer the cake without butter cream.  The purpose to sandwich the cake with butter cream is the requirement by Malaysian Food Fest to meet the Family Pastry Shop Batu Pahat version.
Whole house is filled with the aroma of Pandan when the baking in process!

I am taking one step further  to share with you  on the preparation for pandan juice.

 1 bundle of Pandan leaves clean and cut into pces.
Blend the pandan leaves with 150 ml of clean drinking water

 Keep the blended pandan juice in the fridge overnight.

The pure pandan juice is resides at the bottom of the container, discard the top layer, and keep the residue 

 The pure pandan juice is ready to use

The recipe 

 Ingredients A

Corn oil  65gm
Milk 80 ml
1/4 tsp salt
5  Egg yolk
1 egg
65gm Superfine flour
20gm of Pandan juice

Ingredients B

5  egg white
75gm caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Method A
  1. Beat egg yolk, whole egg, corn oil, milk and salt till foamy.
  2. Mix in flour  slowly till well blended.  Mix in the pandan juice till well  incorporated. Keep aside.
Method B
  1. Beat egg white till foamy add in  cream of tatar, then add in sugar in 2 batches, continue beating until soft peak is formed or the egg white will not drop when over turn the mixing bowl.
  2. Mix 1/3 of  of the meringue  into the egg yolk batter slowing  till well  combined.
  3. Add  in  all the above into the meringue and fold in till well blended 
  4. Pour in a 9" cake pan and  using steam bake  method (please refer here on the baking method ) and bake  for 45 mins at 170°C
  5. Over turn the cake to cool.                           

As for the butter cream

200gms of butter at room temperature
200grms of icing sugar  or to adjust
pinch of salt
2 tbsp of milk
few drop of vanilla extract
zest of lemon (optional)

Beat the butter till light add in the icing sugar slowing and mix well.  Add in salt, milk vanilla and blend thoroughly , last add in the lemon zest.

"I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest, Johor Month hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ogura Cheese Cake #6 芝士相思蛋糕

I am quite reluctant to post this  Ogura Cheese Cake as it  turned  out not that presentable as it should be  nevertheless  the taste remains superb.  I ruined the cake during swirling  time, which I always like to take every opportunity to make some zebra effect on my cakes.  But, finally decide to share this lovely recipe for the benefit of my readers.  This cake  is very popular among the blogger but mostly in Chinese version.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bamboo Charcoal Ogura Cake #5 黑炭相思蛋糕

These 2 days in the mood of posting  my Ogura Cakes series,  keeping  the momentum  and push myself  to go on and on.............  Gambateh! Christine Gambateh!

This  recipe for Ogura Cake of any flavor is sure a keeper.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pandan Ogura Cake 斑兰相思蛋糕 #4

 Ogura Cake Series continues ........
Madly and hopeless fall in Love with Ogura Cake.  A small amount of corn oil is used, it make the cake more healthy, and the texture is cotton soft, fluffy, springy to the touch, super moist.....  Ahhhh.....  Just love it.  I bet you will love it too...   hehe....

Did make an effect to swirl some patten on my cake but did not turn out as expected!  What you see now is the cake has been cut and trimmed.  

Irresistible Coffee Ogura Cake Tempations #3 咖啡相思蛋糕 - MFF Johore month '13

You bake, She bake, everybody is baking this cake as it is  a big hit  recently    among many  Chinese bloggers  and even in the circle of facebook friends and groups.   With too many posting everywhere, really confused and mixed up  who is the actual person who  share this fantastic recipe. Any way a BIG thank you to  her (She is Jasmine Ang, Right?)
The recipe shared  is in Chinese.  I translated it into English for benefit to all other baking enthusiasts

Came to know that  there is a famous  cake shop with 5 outlets  selling  Ogura cakes  in Batu Pahat, Johore  with Pandan, original, coffee and chocolate flavors. 

 This is my 3nd  Coffee Ogura Cake  咖啡相思蛋糕 (1st is a plain coffee flavored cake, 2nd with zebra patten and this 3rd cake with butter cream) and the Green Tea Ogura Cake , Pandan Ogura Cake  that I'd  posted onto my blogWhereas, the Cheese Ogura cake  and bamboo charcoal are yet to make the appearance here.  Hoping to improve further with more baking practice! 

The main reason that I baked this Ogura Cake again is to join the event of Malaysia Food Fest for the month of Johore ~ March 2013.  The cake must sandwiched with  butter cream as  one of the term and condition.  But all my previous bake are without those fattening butter cream woh...   That's explain my all new   Irresistible Coffee Ogura Cake Tempations is born lo.  ^_^

Here,  I am sincerely apologize for the presentation and the photography skills are not up to marks.  Food blogging and photography and presentation of end products are very close relationship.  I am having tough time and still trying very hard  to fulfill these  3 elements  in my blogging journey.  =(
The only consolation is the end products taste superb.  Its moist, cotton soft, the texture is springy  and more healthy.   

     The cake looks a bit messy tim!    Sorry!  The photo was picked so reluctantly!  And yet the cake was gone in no time!!!    LOL

Ogura Green Tea Cakes Temptations #2 綠茶相思蛋糕

When I made this green tea Ogura Cake was in the mood to create an  Zebra  pattern effect.  Hmmm...   The end result is  Ok only!    Just love to play with the swirling of batter.  
You may like to take a look of my  other Agura cake namely Ogura coffee Cake, Ogura coffee  cake with butter cream. 

 Green Tea Ogura Cake ~  For all green tea lovers like me!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spicy Mixed Vegetables 四大天王

After all the Huu Huu Haa  Haa before and after the Chinese New Year Celebration, and now entering into the month of March de;  times really flies!
Baking new year goodies and feasts for entire family and friends to enjoy.  With the extra  weight in our body, its times to settle down to get rid of the extra calories.  Would you like to share your diet plan here?  ^_^

Anyhowhere I am sharing this spicy dish  with all vegetables to entice you! 

In Chinese this dish is name 四大天王 literally  means 4 kings.  The vegetables namely brinjal(aubergine), lady fingers, long beans and 4 angled beans. An appetizing dish for those who love spicy food.

 My spicy Mixed Vegetable only have 3 veges,  as I missed out the 4 angled beans when I do my marketing!  Sooorrry!

Recipe adapted from  Y3K recipe issue  59

1 brinjal   茄子 (cut into pieces)
abt 10 lady fingers 羊角豆  - cut into angle
100 gms long beans 豆角  - cut into sections
150 gms 4 angled beans  四季豆

Deep fried  the above separately.

B. Blend together
6 red chillies
3 pips garlic
50gms shallots
1 tbsp belacan (toasted)
1 tbsp dried shrimps (soaked, drained)
100 ml water

Salt to taste
sugar to taste
½ tbsp fish sauce

1 fresh red chilli - cut into rings


1.  Heat oil in work , turn to medium heat and saute ingredient (B) till oil seeps out, add in seasoning and mix  well.
2.  Add in all the vegetables and the cut red chilli, keep frying and  mix well.  Dish up and serve.