Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Amazing Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I have bookmarked this recipe almost 4 months ago from 365 Days of Baking but was contemplating if I should really try making it as she only rated the recipe 2 over 4.

Running out of new dinner ideas so I stopped thinking and went ahead buying all the ingredients - my hubby actually encouraged as he seems to love all the ingredients in the recipe. The result?? It was amazing and I am so glad! And the secret to making it great was the chicken broth that she missed out in the recipe! So moist and so flavourful ! Thanks 365 Days of Baking  for the recipe from Day 117 - Stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Recipe adapted from 365 Days of Baking with minor adjustments
Makes 4 pieces of chicken stuffed chicken breasts

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved and pounded flat
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 
1/2 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup onion, minced
3/4 cup shredded cheddar/ Monterey Jack cheese ( I used jalapeño cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350ºF.1) In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter.  Add mushrooms, broccoli and onion.
2) Saute over medium-high heat until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
3) Remove from heat and allow time to cool.
4) Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
5) In a mixing bowl, pour contents of skillet and mix with cheese; place approximately 2 tablespoons on each chicken breast.
6) Roll up each chicken breast and secure with toothpicks.
7) Dredge the four chicken rolls in flour and melt remaining butter in a large skillet; brown on all sides over medium-high heat for approximately 5-8 minutes.
8) Place the rolls in baking dish and pour broth over chicken.
9) Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove toothpicks and serve hot.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I Have Been Tagged! - Seven Posts

I have tagged recently by  Loveandcalories ( )!!!! So excited and start looking through all the recipes that I have posted. I got to admit that I was a little worried as I am a newbie in both blogging (5 months old) and cooking but what the heck.. It is supposed to be fun right? Here goes my Seven Posts.

Most Beautiful Post - Night light of Shanghai, China (from the Lazy Girl's Munchies post)  

Yup! It's not food. It's a photo shot with my ordinary pocket camera :) Gorgeous don't you think?

Most popular post - Golden Deep Fried Butterfly Prawns

Golden crispy goodness! Who can resist!

Most controversial post - Fancy Some Exotic Snacks ? Crispy Star Fish

Starfish lover please look away immediately! I pick this up during my travel.

Most helpful post - Butter-less Walnut Brownies

I can't really find any actual post that contributed to some technical assistance (maybe to those on non-diary food ritual). This recipe really saved me when I am desperate for some sort of chocolatey cake but with no butter in my fridge.

Post whose success surprised you - Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

It was just an experiment that turns out just perfect. Looks great and tasted amazing!

Post that dint's get much attention as it deserved - The Basil Kalamata Lemon Sole with Spinach

This is a really refined home cooked meal at least to my opinion. Not only it tastes great but packed with all vital nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. It requires skills to cook it with the right timing so that the meal is not overcooked and still keeps its flavor and goodness.

The post that I am proud of - Oreo Cheese Soft Cookies

It is like a dream come true Cake and Cookie in one! Unlike other cheese based recipes which requires waiting / setting / cooling time up to a day, this recipe allows you to eat almost immediately from the oven!!  I love the simplicity and originality of tastes. Grab some Oreos and try making it today! It's almost fail proof so why not? :)

Phew! I am done and proud of all of them.. My lovely collection over the past 5 months. Now I wish to pass on this cute Tagging game to the following dear bloggers. No pressure whatsoever but try to free some time for this as you may realised that you have a been a wonderful blogger!

Fashion Meets Food 
aipi from YUMMY TUMMY
Zoe from Bake for happy kids
Rosita Vargas from Barato y Rico
kitchen flavours from 
Gloria from Canela kitchen

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberries is always been one of my  favorite fruits and can't resist adding these sexiest fruit into my baking today. My baking partner G and myself's  mission was to create a yummylicious cake which is simple to bake yet looks great - we ended up creating this lovely cake known as the Strawberry Sour Cream Cake.

We cleaned and sliced the strawberries waiting to be sandwiched into the butter cake with some sour cream mix.

Remember cool the cake completely before cutting it horizontally.

The strawberries slices really brighten up the simple butter cake! Don't you agree?

It looks more like a Strawberry 'Hut" cake yeah....  :)  This creation not only looks fabulous but tastes so good! Our mission is complete and it was a great success!

Makes 1 Cake

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 self rising flour - sieved 
2 tablespoon cocoa powder

Yogurt Filling
1 cup thick cream
1/2 cup sour cream
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. 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.

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