Friday, November 17, 2017

Recipe: Homemade Chinese Crullers 自制炸油条 You Char Kuey


I never thought I'll be making this.


Yum! Satu koOpii O please!


Dry ingredients
  • 175g flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Wet ingredients
  • +/-115g milk or +/-100g water
  • 6g vegetable oil

Mini Crullers
  1. Combine and mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Add wet ingredients, mix and knead to form dough. 
  3. Cover, rest for 30 min.
  4. Knead dough till smooth and elastic.
  5. Divide dough to 2 portions, roll and flatten to long pieces of 2.5" width x 5mm thick.
  6. Brush oil on both sides.
  7. Cover and rest for 4 hours or more (you may place it in the fridge overnight and bring it to room temperature the next day, around 2 hours). It takes time to react and form tiny air bubbles. 
  8. Heat the oil about 2"-3" depth to 200C. This is critical!
  9. Cut the dough into small strips of 1" x 2.5".
  10. Place one strip on top of another.
  11. Place a chopstick or satay stick lengthwise, pressing down the middle combining both strips.
  12. Gently stretch to double the length, drop it to the hot oil.
  13. Once it floats, swirl and turn the cruller till evenly brown. Yum!


Step 5: Divide dough to 2 portions.

Step 5: Roll and flatten to long pieces of 2.5" width x 5mm thick.

Step 9: Cut the dough into small strips of 1" x 2.5".

Step 10: Place one strip on top of another.

Step 11: Place a chopstick or satay stick lengthwise, pressing down the middle combining both strips.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Recipe: Easy Mushroom Soup


This is not classic, but my children like it this way. It must be blended and not too mushroomy, adjusting to Tong's preference. Perfect breakfast, with a few slices of toasted bread. Yum!

Recipe adapted from http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/homemade-cream-of-mushroom-soup-264191#activity-feed

1. Into a pot, drop in
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 450g mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 onion,  coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
2. High heat, cook till onions are softened.
3. Add 5 tbsp of flour, stir to mix.
4. Pour 1 little of milk, stir and bring to boil.
5. Lower to med heat, add
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
6. Stir and bring to boil, off heat.
7. Set aside to cool slightly.
8. Blend and serve!





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