Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mango Konnyaku Pudding


It's been awhile now that I have not been making any agar-agar or pudding for the kids to eat. The main reason behind is "lazy"....LOL. But  thanks to seeing Wendy's blog, that I found out something that will definitely please the kids....and they will definitely love it to bits and pieces......Mango Pudding, the one that taste just like the favourites among kids and adults alike.....the brand named "COCON".....yes, you are right!!

My kids love this brand's Mango Pudding, they can easily pop it into their mouth not realising how many they have actually ate. Well, thanks again to Wendy of Table for 2 for sharing this recipe with us. Those of you who like the COCON mango Pudding should really try this out.......for me, I'm going to make it again for sure!

Here's the recipe and you can also get it from here.......^_^

MANGO KONNYAKU PUDDING

Ingredients
10gm Konnyaku Powder
200gm Castor sugar
1.5 Liter water
100gm Coffeemate / Creamer
200gm Mango Concentrate 
Nata de Coco (as much as you want)

Method
  1. Mix Konnyaku powder and castor sugar together in a bowl .
  2. Bring the water to a boil, add in creamer and stir until dissolve.
  3. Slowly spoon in the sugar and konnyaku powder mixture. 
  4. Set to low fire, stir well and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir one a while.
  5. Fill the pudding moulds with Nata de Coco.
  6. Turn the fire off, and stir in the Mango Concentrate. Stir to mix well.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the moulds, let stand in for a while, then transfer to the fridge to chill and set before serving.

Happy Mango Pudding Making!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

 
Cookies & Cream? Yes! another of my favourite when it comes to ice-cream or cheesecake. If I 'm standing in front of an ice-cream booth or browsing through a cheesecake menu, I will definitely not think twice if 'Cookies & Cream' is in the menu list....hehe, I just love this combination ......just like I love 'Rum & Raisins' and 'Coffee & Hazelnut'. Well, this time, I'm not making ice-cream though, but cheesecake with this combination......^-^

This recipe that I'm using today was already aging in my 'To Bake' list for about .... I think a year now?! Duh! I seriously need to stop collecting, but start baking .....LOL. Well, how can one stop collecting yummy and delicious recipes day by day when they just come flooding in everyday, by these lovely and talented bakers that I've been following for a year now........they are just seriously awesome people that I salute and got inspired from when it comes to baking. Continue to bake, I would say.......and I will continue to collect, and add to my list and of course, baking it off the list as fast as I can, hehe.....

This cheesecake is not too hard to make, but I would strongly suggest that you cut down on the sugar called for, as I have cut it down to 30gm (initial recipe called for 55gm of castor sugar) I still find it very sweet. The reason could be because this recipe also called for 'white chocolate' in it.......and the chocolate has then added extra sweetness to the cake......hmm, so take note on that. Overall, beside the 'too sweet' thing it's OK......and in fact yummy , hehe

This is the recipe if you would like to try and got it from here.

COOKIES & CREAM CHEESECAKE

 Ingredients
125gm Oreo biscuits (with filling)
75gm Unsalted butter
1 tsp powdered gelatin
200gm Philadephia Cream Cheese
150ml Whipping Cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
55gm caster sugar (I cut it down to 30gm)
100gm white chocolate, melted, cooled slightly (I cut it down to 80gm)
A small amunt of melted dark chocolate for the drizzle

Method:
Line a 4cm-deep, 15cm x 15cm pan with baking paper. (I used an 'Oval' shape tin instead)

Place 85g of the biscuits in a food processor and process until fine crumbs. Beat the butter until light in color then add the biscuit and beat lightly to combine.
Press into the base of the pan. Chill for 30 minutes. 

Sprinkle the gelatin over ½cup [30ml] cold water in a heatproof cup. Place the cup in a saucepan of gently simmering water and stir the gelatin until dissolved. 

Place the cream cheese, whipping cream, vanilla extract and caster sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Stir in the gelatin mixture and the melted white chocolate. 
Roughly chop the remaining biscuits and stir through. (I did not put in any chopped Oreo biscuits as I don't have enough)

Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chilled base. Return to the fridge to set overnight. 
Drizzle with the melted dark chocolate, then return the the cake to the fridge for 15 minutes until set. Slice in the pan and serve.


Happy Cheesecake baking!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A sum –up of my lousy days.....

Wow!!! I must say so myself (with 3 'exclamation' marks.........my blog was so empty for the month of October, and it's already quickly approaching to mid –month, where you can see other bloggers have more than 5-6 entries posted, some even more L *Sigh*.......what can I say, I was hit with a 'lousy' and 'busy' month in September...and that drags on until recently, in fact, the effect is still there.

Sometimes, it's just so sad when you least expect your close friend would do something to betray you, and yet, they did. When you wish tomorrow will be a better day....and yet it turned out to be the worst day of your life. Then, when you try to pick up the pieces and start all over again........you are being hurt again the second time, this time even harder and deeper by the same person. When you think that tomorrow you can finally have some quality time with your loved ones......but you are working on a Sunday too. Well, that's life.........right? I know.....but sometimes it's just human to shout it out loud, eventhough you don't mean to shake the whole world up and tell them how do you feel right now. Who would care? Sometimes, I felt that we are actually living in a world of our own.......very big but yet so small too; lots of people around you, but yet you felt lonely....... L

What the h---!! I'm fine now.....those who have done damage to me, thanks to you, I've become even stronger!! So, let this be the first entry to October, a whole new month for me, and a whole new chapter has begun.......let the past be gone, and I knew my 'tomorrows' will be bright and sunny........with other true friends and those who loved me ^-^ cheers!!

And so......I have actually baked something in October, just that my mind was not there at that time to quickly post it up, therefore, here's the sum-up of what I have baked, in fact I have one that I totally forgot to take a picture of it, and that is my craving on "Carrot Walnut Cake with Rich Creamy Cheese frosting....hehe......despite I'm having a lousy mood, LOL









Recipe for this 'Peanut Butter cookies can be found here.
 

.....and the baking continues ;)