Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Recipe: Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐 with Homemade Egg Tofu 自製蛋豆腐




Another 'must keep' recipe. Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐 , a very appetising dish to go with rice. Children love it!

Reference: https://youtu.be/W6V0tqqkB4I

Used:
  • 1 Tbsp oil (or diced lard)
  • 2 clove garlic + 1 slice ginger + 1 shallot, minced
  • 1g sliced chili (or 1/4 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorns - optional)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp bean paste 豆瓣酱
  • 50g diced/ground pork
  • 250g water
  • 1 Tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or 1 Tbsp soy sauce)
  • homemade egg tofu, cubed *refer below 
  • 1 1/2 tsp tapioca/corn starch + 2 Tbsp water, mix
  • 1 stalk spring onion, diced
Method:
  1. Med heat, render the lard till slightly brown (about 5 mins). Stir fry once a while.
  2. Add minced garlic/ginger/shallot, saute till fragrant (about 3 mins).
  3. Add bean paste and diced pork, stir fry till cook (about 1 min).
  4. Into the work pour 250g of water, add 1 Tbsp shaoxing wine, 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp of salt and bring to boil. Simmer for 3 mins. 
  5. Add tofu, simmer another 3 mins. 
  6. Add starch solution, toss to incorporate. Off heat. 
  7. Garnish with spring onion.

*Homemade egg tofu:
  • Into a pyrex dish, whisk 225g unsweetened soy milk + 3 large eggs + 1/2 tsp salt till smooth. Steam 10-12 mins. (For firmer tofu, do add a little tapioca/corn starch).






Friday, August 11, 2017

Recipe: Sachima (沙琪玛 Sàqímǎ)


I had fun preparing Sat Ke Mah today! Ooo wow, look at it : )


I love this video. Short and clear https://youtu.be/DxdwXasUCc0

Dough:
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1g baking powder
  • 1g salt
  • some tapioca/corn starch for dusting
  1. Mix and knead to dough. Rest 20 mins.
  2. Dust roller and dough with tapioca starch.
  3. Roll dough to think layer (1-2mm).
  4. Cut to strips of 5cm x 3mm.
  5. Med high heat, fry for about 10 seconds. (Mine took about 15-20 seconds).
Syrup
  • 90 sugar
  • 90 maltose (Used 40g honey, 40g golden syrup and 10g butter)
  • 40g water
  1. Cook all ingredients over med heat till deep golden colour, about 5-8 mins.
  2. Mix syrup with fritters. (I sprinkled some sesame seeds too)
  3. Into a baking tin, compress well and cut into serving sizes.

Notes:

  • try 1 egg and 2 egg yolks instead and fry dough strips till slightly brown.
  • used 1/3 of 1/8 tsp of baking powder.
  • used 1.5 of 1/8 tsp of salt.


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