Lava Cake & Healthy Chips Recipe

Later on this week, I made a wonderful dessert from, again, Allrecipes.com called Chocolate Cake with Liquid Centers @ Lava Cake.

It was really good, and it did melt in mouth, just as described in the recipe. My advise is to eat it while it’s still warm with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Or you can leave it in the fridge and it’ll taste even better the next day

Give it a try!

And then I made some chips, and what’s amazing about it, is that I didn’t fry them, but instead I microwaved ’em. And it turned out super crispy and super yummy! I was skeptical at first, but when I tried it, it turned out to be just like those natural potato chips you get in grocery stores. Trust me, it works!

How to make:

  1. Clean potatoes (you can peel off the skin if you want, I left mine on) and slice it into thin slices.
  2. Lightly coat with olive oil or any kind of oil with a dash of salt and pepper.
  3. Spread them over your microwave ceramic plate in a single layer and cook ’em in the microwave at HIGH for about 4-5minutes.

Thanks to Lydia from My Kitchen, for sharing us the tip on how to make healthy chips minus the oil and calories. And trust me,it taste gooooooooodddd!

Spice Cake Recipe (Resepi Kek Berempah)

Spice Cake ( Kek Berempah )

Ingredients:

  • 250 g sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 g baking powder
  • 1 g salt
  • 250 g white sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter – chilled, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
  • 3 g grated lime zest
  • 3 g ground nutmeg
  • 1 g ground cinnamon
  • 1 g ground allspice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teasppon honey
  • 120 ml evaporated milk ( kalau tak ada susu sejat,susu biasa pon boleh)
  • 50g nuts ( eg: cashew,walnut,almond)
  • 30g raisins
  • *OPTIONAL* 20g dried fruits ( eg: cherry )

How to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lime zest, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.
  3. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Halfway through cooking, bring out the cake and sprinkle crushed nuts,raisins and dried fruits. Then continue to bake until cooked.
  5. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Again,found the recipe at AllRecipes.com from a recipe called the Grenadian Spice Cake. Though I did make some changes. The original recipe called for susu biasa but I used susu sejat instead. I also added walnuts and raisins sbb tak nak kek nya rasa plain sgt :p
Rasa kek ni macam kek buah sikit2 tapi sedikit lain sbb letak hirisan kulit limau purut in the acuan. Very nice and sesuai untuk minum2 petang 🙂

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

  • 950 g fresh strawberries
  • 120 g white sugar
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 20 g white sugar
  • 1 g salt
  • 60 g shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 140 ml milk
  • 420 ml whipped heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make:

1. Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.

3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Add lemon juice into milk and let it set for a while. Then,make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.

5. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.

A perfect dessert that can be done in such a short time. Sweet in the mouth & pleasant to the eyes as well -)

courtesy of:Strawberry Shortcake of AllRecipes.com

Fruity Real Cheesecake Recipe

Fruity No-bake Cheesecake

Fruity No-bake Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 150g Graham Cracker or Oreo Cookies
  • 30g melted butter
  • 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 110g sugar
  • 250ml *fruit juice
  • 110g fresh *berries
  • 400ml whipped cream
  • 10g gelatine (melted in warm water)

How to make:

1. Combine prepared crumbs (graham or oreos) with the melted butter. Press on bottom of 9 inch springform pan.Kalau guna Oreos, make sure you guys scrape off the cream, and you guys boleh guna cream tu untuk ganti gula.After that you guys can cut back the amount of sugar in the recipe.

2. Beat the cream cheese with sugar in bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. TIPS: Before mixing the cream cheese,wrap the cream cheese dalam plastic wrap and panaskan dalam microwave for 10-20sec.

3. Whisk in fruit juice*, crushed fresh or frozen berries, and whipped cream. Make sure you guys whipped siap2 before campurkan dgn juice tadi. Or if you guys boleh carik Kraft Cool Whip topping,get the 1liter size and used all of it.

4. Mix in the gelatine yang dah dicairkan dalam air panas/suam into the cream cheese mixture.

5. Pour over prepared crust. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and let stand in refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving.

I got the recipe from KRAFT Canada and alter it a bit sebab I didn’t have any Cool whip. Try la, sebab cake ni sangat la senang nk buat and only takes about 10-20mins to prepare.

Seperti biasa..SELAMAT MENCOBA! -D

*fruit juice can be orange,apple..etc. Ikut selera masing2

*berries can be either strawberries,blueberries etc. You can use frozen ones kalau tak ada yang fresh

Chocolate Cake Recipe (Resepi Kek Coklat)

Chocolate Cake ( Kek Coklat )

Ingredients:

  • 290g flour
  • 150g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp baking soda
  • 675g sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 230ml milk
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 170g butter
  • 250ml strong coffee

How to make:

  • Sift together all the dry ingredients;flour,cocoa powder,baking powder,baking soda,salt.
  • Stir in sugar. Sukatan gula ni quite banyak, so if you guys rasa tanak manis sgt,you can always lessen the amount.
  • Combine eggs and vanilla essence in a different bowl. You guys kena make sure that the eggs are at room temperature. Kalau bawak kluar straight from fridge let it warm up to suhu bilik dulu baru guna.
  • Mix in the eggs into the dry ingredients.
  • In another bowl, add milk and lemon juice. Actually, this is to substitute buttermilk. Since buttermilk ni susah juga nk carik,you guys can always use this substitution.Let the milk sit for awhile, sampai susu tu jadi pekat sedikit.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Add in milk(buttermilk tadi),melted butter and coffee ( coffee ni boleh guna Nescafe yang dah dicampur dgn air ) to the dry ingredients.
  • This batter will bake you two 9-inch(23cm) cakes. So kalau nak buat satu je,then separuhkan all the ingredients diatas.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven (180degrees) for about 50mins or so. You guys kena make sure that you guys preheat the oven dulu. This is very important in order to make sure cake korang bakar naik dengan elok, and doesn’t sink in the middle.
  • Transfer pans to a wire cooling rack. Make sure that you guys let the cake cool off completely before doing any decorations on the cake.

I found this recipe after purchasing a book on Cake decorations from Amazon.com:

Kate’s Cake Decorating:

Techniques and Tips for Fun and Fancy Cakes Baked with Love

Buku ni is mainly on how to make decorations for you cake, but inside are also a few recipes on cakes,fondants,buttercream etc. Agak menarik. And I tell you, the chocolate cake is AMAZING!

Sila la cuba resepi kek coklat ni. And if you find some of the ingredients terlebih ke terkurang ke, you can always make adjustments based on you own taste.

Happy Baking!

Substitutions untuk bahan-bahan memasak

Here’s a great link I found on the net for substutions:

http://www.baking911.com/pantry/subs_dairy.htm

Banyak juga cara-cara nak menukar or mengganttikan bahan2 utk memasak especially utk membakar kek, biskut etc.

So,kalau ada bahan yang dalam recipe yang kita tak ada di dapur, bolehlah gantikan dengan benda lain yang lebih simple.

For example, after Ain commented on my cheesecake recipe on how to ganti sour cream, I found out that ada beberapa cara utk menggantikan sour cream(krim masam):

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk plus 1/3 cup butter or

    margarine (melt, cool and add to buttermilk)

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon lemon

    juice, and 1 cup cottage cheese-blended until smooth

  • 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice, and

    1/3 cup butter or margarine (melt, cool and add to milk)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt or reduced-fat sour cream (will lower fat in recipes and alter the texture and taste)
  • So, to those yang tak berapa pasti nak menggantikan what with what, boleh lah check kat webpage ini. I found it very useful -)

    New York Baked Cheesecake Recipe

    New York Baked Cheesecake

    NY cheesecake

    Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of phillidelphia cream cheese (250g)
  • 200g of sour cream
  • 200ml whipped cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 90g sugar
  • a few drops of vanilla oil
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 300g of Graham crackers
  • 50g melted butter
  • How to make:

    1. Wrap the cream cheese in sunwrap and put in the microwave oven for about 1-2 minutes. The microwave setting has to be at low, and the cream cheese should be warm and soft enough that it will leave a mark when you lightly touch the surface.

    2. Cream the cheese with sugar. Then gradually add the sour cream to the mix. Make the sour cream into 4,5 portions and add it one at a time,evenly mixing it out. Avoid adding the whole sour cream at one time.

    3. Then, add in the vanilla oil and eggs. Eggs should also be added one by one.

    4. Sift in the cornstarch and lastly, add in the whipped cream to the mix. You have to make sure that you mix everything well, and avoid having any lumps in the mix.

    5. Crunch the Graham cookies using a food processor into fine bits. Melt the butter and add into the crushed Graham cookies. Press frimly onto the base of the baking pan evenly.

    6. Take a flour sifter and pour in the mix into the pan through the sifter. This is to avoid any remaining lumps from going into the pan, and making the mix spread out nicely.

    7. Bake in a preheat oven (180degress) for 30 minutes. The technique of baking the cheesecake is to put boiled water around the pan. Avoid putting to much water, and if you’re using a spring type pan, make sure you wrap your pan with aluminium foil to avoid water from going into the pan. Baking at 180degress will give your cake a nice brown color on the top.

    8. Next is to bake it at 160degress for another 30 minutes. This is to make sure that the inside of the cake is cooked. Total baking time is approximately 1hour.

    9. Once finished baking, wrap the cake and put it in the refrigerator to chill.

    I did this recipe quite a while ago, and had always been my favourite cheesecake recipe eversince.Coba,coba jangan tak coba.A simple recipe that I’m sure anyone can do it at a small amount of time -)