Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Must-Try Recipes

For me, these recipes are definitely a keeper! I adjusted the recipes a little bit and it still turned out rightly; I would truly recommend you all to try them out.

Steamed Chocolate Cake

Source: Baking Wonderland (from Facebook)

Ingredients A:
Butter - 180g
Sugar - 120g
Fresh Milk - 200ml
Vanilla Essence - Few drops

Ingredient B:
Egg 2 (whisk)

Ingredient C:
Self-Raising flour - 160g
Cocoa Powder - 30g
Baking Chocolate - 20g
Soda Bicarbonate - ½ teaspoon

Note: Substitution of self-raising flour: for 1 cup, use 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon of salt.

1) Double-boiled the ingredients A till it melted.
2) Remove from heat (and let it cool for few minutes) and mix it with ingredient B.
3) Add ingredient C. You may complete this step without using the electric mixer, but be sure the batter is well mixed until the smooth texture is formed.
4) Steamed at high heat for 30-45 minutes (for 6 x 6 inches square pan) or until the skewer came out cleanly.


The cake is so spongy to eat; I tried it on several occasions and it never failed me. It is such a moist chocolate cake, everyone agreed!

Dried Shrimps Eggplant
Source: CookingCrave.blogspot

1 egg plant - medium size (cut into thin slices)
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 1/2 tbsp dried shrimps - rinse with water
3 cloves garlic - chopped
3-4 chili padi (sliced)
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce (or to taste)
2-3 tbsp water
pinch of sugar (optional)

1) Heat up the non-stick pan without oil.
2) Place the sliced egg plant in the heated pan, cover with lid and cook for 2-3 minutes in low heat until its bottom part turn brown. Be careful not to burn the egg plant.
3) Flip the egg plant slices, it should be slightly soften now and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
When both side of the egg plant turn brown, remove from the pan and set aside.

Note: Make sure the egg plants are soft before proceed to the next steps of the recipe.

4) Now the egg plants are ready to stir fried with other ingredients
5) Heat the pan with a tablespoon of cooking oil and brown the garlic in medium heat.
6) Add in dried shrimp and chili padi, stir and cook for 1 minute.
7) Add in fish sauce, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Immediately stir in the eggplant slices, cook for about 30-45 second.
8) Add in water and stir until water dries up.
9) Serve warm with rice.


The eggplant is cooked with less oil and is healthier. The aroma and its flavors will make you crave for more rice than you usually do.


Adrine said...

Thanks for sharing! Both items look so good :)

Kristie said...

tnx for sharing babe, will try it out soon! :-)

mNhL said...

that chocolate cake is good for those who don't have an oven (just like me). haha.... I love eggplants. yummy ! Thks for sharing.

MeRy said...

Yummy....Thanks for sharing..

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

.Dear all,
You are most welcome. I love sharing great recipe and yummy food with my frens and neighbour.
Just like the cake, I have make 4 times and shared with family, neighbours, frens and even Sarah's teachers.

prince n princess mum said...

Yummy o!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Is really good. You may give a try on these recipes.

UmmiRosma said...

Oh my...I will surely try out both recipes....actually I wanted to try out the steamed choc cake but too bad that I have no butter in the kitchen today... :(

The choc cake looks supa dupa soft and delicious...now i am drooling! :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Hi Ummi,
oh yes, please try out the recipes. I truly recommend the choc cake recipe to all my frens. It taste great!
- Haha...quick2 grab a butter from supermarket and steam the SUPA DUPA cake.
All the best!