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Premium Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yeah… at last a really no fail chocolate chip cookies recipe. This is a crunchy version and a few ingredients are added too. If you are looking for a delicious and yummy party favor, then these cookies are the answer… Try it and it won’t let you down….

Premium Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
1 whole egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup almond (coarse ground)
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 175degree Celsius
2. Cream sugar, brown sugar, butter, oil, egg, milk and vanilla.
3. Blend in the flour, salt, cream of tartar and soda.
4. Add almond and chocolate chips. Mix well.
5. Scoop tbsp dough, place on ungreased baking sheets. Leave 2 inches apart.
6. Bake 10-15 minutes or until set.

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Add flour, salt, soda and cream of tartar in one bowl. Set aside

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Cream sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and milk. Use stand mixer or a hand mixer.

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Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add chips and almond.

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The dough is ready. You may use ice cream scoop, 1 TBSP scoop or a melon scoop.

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Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, 175 degree Celsius

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and Voila…

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Finally a Premium Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Bouquet for Engagement Gift

I’ve been very busy lately with too many things to do and events to attend. The house chores are unbelievably increase and we have yet to attend a cousin’s engagement ceremony.. For this event, we decided to give a simple yet lovely gift. This is my homemade chocolate bouquet. I use 20 pieces Ferrero Rocher chocolates, variety tissue papers, sticks, silver decor bird and butterflies, silver twigs and a white vase.


Chicken Paprik – A Thai Cuisine

My family menu planner consists of variety of dishes. As far as possible I’ll try to put the family favourite in the menu planner. One of the most requested main dish that served frequently on the dining table is this chicken paprik.

Chicken paprik is a very famous cuisine normally found in Thai restaurants across Malaysia. It combines a flavorful of vegetables, chicken, kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass. It is rich in flavour and the fresh smell of lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves is very enticing. This is a very great recipe normally taken during lunch or dinner.

Ingredients
1 Chicken breast, Cut into Strips or Cube
2 Cloves Garlic, slice or bruised
1 Large Onion, thinly sliced
1 Stalk Cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
1 Medium Sized carrot, sliced
4 Kafir Lime Leaves, torn
1 Lemongrass, bruised
2 tbs Chilli Paste
1 tbs Oyster sauce
1 tbs Tomato sauce
1 tps Sugar
1 tps Salt
Enough Oil for Frying

Method
1. Prepare the chicken first by stir frying in some oil until slightly charred.
2. Put it aside while you prepare the gravy.
3. Using the same wok, heat some oil. Stir fry onion, garlic, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves.
4. Add in chilli paste and oyster sauce. Let it cook for a few minutes.
5. Mix in carrot and cauliflower and continue to stir fry.
6. Add in chicken and season with salt and sugar.
7. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes on a high heat until the vegetables are cooked.
8. Serve with a plate of rice.

Bean sprout in creamy coconut milk

This is one of my favourite recipe. The bean sprout is cooked with tofu, chives, chili and anchovies in a creamy coconut milk. For healthier option, you may substitute the coconut milk with low fat milk. It is normally serve with a plate of rice and other spicy or salty dish.

Below is the recipe for you to try.

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp anchovies- ground
2 onions -ground
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
300 g bean sprouts
1 bunch chives – cut into 1″ length
2 tofu – cut into cube
2 red chilies – julienne

10 pcs shrimps
salt to taste

1. In a pot, add water, coconut milk, anchovies and onions. Cook over medium heat and stir continuously or the coconut milk will split. Let simmer.
2. Add tofu, bean sprout, chives and chilies. Stir slowly.
3. Add shrimps and salt to taste.
4. Serve hot with a plate of white rice.

Blueberry Muffins for afternoon tea

After completing my daily chores this morning, I open the fridge and saw these blueberries. They were the remaining balance after baking some Pavlova. Not wanting to waste this berries, since they are so expensive to buy and difficult to get, I decided to make use of them. I thought of pancake or cupcakes, but then after checking my baking ingredients the best option is to make blueberry muffin. The process was simple and takes about 40 minutes from prepping to baking. While waiting them to be done, I continue reading stories from Wattpad.Here is the recipe that I use and some pictures. Enjoy.

The ingredients
Stir the dry ingredients until combine.
Add oil, milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix until combine

Add blueberries.
Stir until combine
Mix the crumbs

Fill in the muffin cups
Top with crumbs
Bake until done

Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
Crumb ingredients
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.

3. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

4. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Chicken Puff

This chicken puff is made of chicken rendang, Malaysian’s special delicacies. I have cooked so much and thought it would be nice to make it filling for the puff. Using a frozen pastry puff, I put of spoonful of the cooked chicken and baked until puffed and golden. It was so flavourful with the creamy coconut milk, the scent of kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass.

Chicken Puffs Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
• 4 slices squares puff pastry
• 1 cup of cooked chicken pieces
• 6 chopped mushrooms
• 1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Next pull out a layer of pastry dough and roll it into a 14-inch square. Cut it into four squares.
Top it off with a spoonful of chicken and mushrooms.
Now, brush the edges of the square with the beaten egg. This will help seal the edges of the pastry together.
Cut out shape in the middle of the puff. Place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Do this for all of the squares. Brush the top of the puffs with the egg mixture so they will turn a nice golden brown.
Bake for 25 minutes, until they are puffed and golden. Serve warm.

Ice-cream Cake

Last August I threw my youngest son a simple party for his 3rd birthday. I was a simple party where we threw it at his kindergarten. After some discussion with his teachers, we agreed to make it during tea time, where tea is served together with fried noodles.

I had prepared a birthday banner in advance for the teachers to paste on the wall. As a working mother, birthday cake is not normally a cake. Some times I use pudding, sometimes tart and the list goes on.

For this birthday batch I made an ice-cream cake. It was so simple but yet catches the taste buds of the children. Ice cream cakes are really quite easy to make at home. Though they do take a bit longer than a regular layer cake in terms of prep time, they are not difficult at all to put together. Just make sure to save room in the freezer for the finished cake. And always remember that this isn’t the kind of homemade dessert that you can stick in an airtight container and leave on the counter!

My version of ice-cream cake is a 100% ice-cream, sandwich together with chocolate sauce in between.

Below is simple steps to make ice-cream cake.

Ingredients

2 containers of vanilla ice-cream
Chocolate sauce
A packet of M&Ms

Method

1. Layer A: Place vanilla ice-cream on the counter and set aside to soften. Once soft, spoon into baking pan and smooth with a spatula. Freeze until firm. (You may need to cover the pan with foil to easily remove it.)
2. Layer B : Repeat step 1 for the second layer.
3. Remove pan A from freezer. Pour chocolate sauce onto the ice cream. Freeze until the chocolate sauce sets.
4. Remove layer B from pan. Place it on top of layer A, with chocolate sauce in between. Freeze for 5 minutes.
5. When ready to serve, carefully remove from pan and decorate with M&Ms.

Rainbow Cupcakes

I found baking is such a way to release the tense. I baked this rainbow cupcakes during the weekends and brought them to school for other teachers. I made a normal butter cake recipe and did the twist by dividing the batter into 6 bowls since I found that the indigo and violet is much the same. Each bowl, I dipped a toothpick with different rainbow color and give them a good stir. Then, I put the colored batter into piping bags. Now came the fun part where I piped the batter layer by layer into the cupcake cups.

Bake them to perfection and voila….such a beautiful cupcakes to warm up our hectic Monday.