Sunday, 31 July 2011

Brother-In-Law Potato Beef Cutlet

It has been a while I am not able to leave any comment on blog spot and it's really frustrating! Imagine not able to comment after reading a great post!!  I hope this technical bug will go away soon. By the way... are you experiencing the same problem as me? If you know the solutions please help?

Alright! Enough of complaints :) Here I would like to introduce the legendary Brother-In-Law Potato Beef Cutlet. I have been hearing this since years back but never got a chance to taste it till now! Finally! We enjoyed it very much... as dinner and breakfast the day after.

It's smells heavenly when shallow frying.. I was waiting very impatiently... Kind of reminds me of hash browns but invaded by minced beef.. for the better .. hahaha.

Makes 20 Yummy Potato Beef Cutlet
Recipe can be halved

500 grams minced lean beef
800 grams potatoes - shredded 
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 large onions - shredded 
2/3 tsp turmeric powder

1/3 cup cooking oil for frying

If served as burger :
Bread or baguette, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise, tomato sauce and cheese slices.

1) Mix well all the ingredients and shape them to 1/2 inch thick oval shaped patty - Best to use hand so that you can make sure it is done properly without falling apart. 
2) Heat oil on medium high heat and fry patties till golden brown and cooked through.
3) Served with bread, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, tomato sauce and cheese (or anything else that you fancy :) .

Monday, 25 July 2011

Super Duper 8 Nutella Lava Cookies

Super Duper Yummylicious is the only thing I can say about these cookies. For once my husband is complaining why didn't I bake more! Light crust on the outer, crunchy roasted almonds bits when you sink your teeth into the chocolicious cookie and it oozes with gooey Nutella when you reach the core of these babies.

This wonderful recipe is again  from my baking partner, G. According to her the original recipe uses hazelnuts but since I ran out of hazelnuts and left with some almonds in my fridge, she decided to improvise with almonds.

Everyone at home loves it.. hope you like it too! Definitely a keeper for me.

Makes only 8 large Cookies

60 grams whole almonds
60 grams butter - divided into small cubes
170 grams best quality semi sweet or dark chocolates ( I used half of each)
1 large egg
1/3 cup fine granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
8 teaspoon Nutella (freeze in the fridge)


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Preheat oven 180 degree C
1) Roast almond for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Please do not burn.
2) Melt chocolate and butter with medium low heat. Please do not burn.
3) In a large bowl, add egg, sugar and vanilla and whiz at high speed till creamy.
4) Add chocolate mixture and mix well.
5) Add flour, baking powder and salt. Whiz till creamy.
6) Roughly chopped almonds and mix well with spoon. Cover with cling wrap.
7) Place cookie dough in fridge for an hour.

Preheat oven at 190 degree C
1)Scoop the harden cookie dough with an ice-cream scoop then make a hole in the middle for a teaspoon harden nutella. Cover properly and form a ball.
2) Place cookie dough on baking pan lined with baking paper and bake for 12 minutes. Do not over bake and make sure the cookie dough are placed far apart.

Let cool for 3-5 minute and serve. ENJOY!!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Golden Deep Fried Butterfly Prawns

I am a seafood lover and prawn is always on top of my list. So when I laid my eyes on the shiny fresh prawns at the local market, I couldn't resist and bought a whole lot of of them back! Spoiling myself  and my family with crispy golden deep fried prawns as starter was one great indulgence!

Makes 20 Golden Deep Fired Prawns
Recipe can be halved

20 medium prawns - Head Removed, shelled with tail intact and deveined.

2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 tsp garlic powder
2 large egg whites
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups Japanese Panko or breadcrumbs

1)   Using a sharp kitchen knife, cut along the deveining slit to split open the prawns right before the tail. Open up the prawns flat. Please see illustration on if you are unsure.
2) Marinate prawns with salt, pepper and garlic powder and set aside.
3) Place flour in a large plate, panko in another large plate and lightly beaten egg white into a shallow dish.
4) Dip each prawn into the flour (tapping off excess) then the egg white and lastly press to cover with panko.
5) Heat oil in a deep frying pan at medium high heat enough to cover the whole prawn.
6) Fry prawn for approx. 2 minutes or until golden. Fry for longer if it's a larger prawn.

Drain with kitchen towels and serve immediately with your favorite sauce. I like tartar sauce and tomato sauce. Enjoy!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Yogurt Centered Butter Cake

This is a creation by my baking partner , G. Instead of the usual butter cake, she has decided to be a little innovative or adventurous ~ That is by adding an unconventional yogurt filling to the butter cake. The result? Outstanding!!  It's so delightful and refreshing. Thanks G!!

Just cut the cake in the middle horizontally and pour in the flavored yogurt.. It's that simple !! Try it and let me know if you like it as much as we did. This recipe is definitely a keeper for me.

Makes 1 Small Cake
Recipe can be doubled

Butter Cake
3 large eggs - saparate yolks from white
175 grams granulated sugar (can less if you like it less sweet)
1/2 tablespoon boiling water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
70 grams butter - at room temperature
1 cups all purpose flour - sieved 
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Yogurt Filling
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon icing sugar

Butter Cake
Preheat oven 180 degree Celsius
1) In a large mixing bowl, whip egg white till fluffy. Add yolk, sugar, water and vanilla. Continue whipping in medium high speed.
2) Add butter and continue whipping. Mix well. 
3) Add yolks and continue whipping. Mix well. 
4) Add flour and baking powder. Whip to mix well.
5) Pour 2/3 of the mixture into a 9" greased round baking pan.
6) Add cocoa into the remaining mixture and mix well. Pour mixture into the pan and stir a little for a nice contrast of color.

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes. Ready when toothpick comes out clean. Do not burn! Remove cake from baking pan once completely cooled and cut into half horizontally.

Yogurt Filling
1) In a large mixing bowl, mix well yogurt with vanilla essence and sugar.
2) Pour mixture on to the bottom half of the cake then place the top half of the cake. Ready to be served immediately! 

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sister-In -Law Walnut Apple Cake

My sister-in-law is here to visit ! Quickly I have asked her to be my guest chef baking some of the favorites of her family. My post today is her wonderful Walnut Apple Cake. So much texture and bursting with taste. Super!!!

Her recipe is low in sugar and packed with fresh apples, walnuts and raisins. Love every bite of it. Yummy!

Makes 12 medium squares
Recipe can be doubled

3 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar (can be up to 1 cup more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 cup vegetable oil ( I used sunflower oil)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups green apples (Granny Smith) - Cut into small cubes
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts - chopped

Preheat oven 180 degrees C
1) In a large mixing bowl, whip eggs till fluffy. Add sugar, oil and vanilla. Continue whipping in medium high speed.
2) Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well with wooden spoon.
3) Add apples, walnuts and raisins. Continue mixing till all combined.

Pour mixture in9" square baking pan lined with baking paper. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Ready when toothpick comes out clean.