Thursday, January 24, 2008

Chilled Blueberry Cheese Cake

This a lazy person's cheesecake. It is so easy that you don't even have to bake. How's that? And it tastes good too... a bit like ice-cream. But it is still a cake. Here I'm using blueberry filling. But you can also use strawberry.

500g cream cheese
60g butter
100g biscuit crumbs
200g whipped cream
100g caster sugar
250g blueberry filing
1 tbsp gelatin+3tbps water (dissolve in hot water)

Mix biscuit crumbs with butter. Press it into the base of spring foam cake tin and chilled for 10 minutes.
Mix whipped cream, cheese and sugar. Blend all these until smooth. Then add in he dissolved gelatin. Finally pour in the blueberry filling.
Pour the mixture on top of the biscuit base. Chilled the cake overnight. In the fridge.
You wake up the necxt day and there's a cheese cake waiting for you in the fridge. Isn't that cool?


1. Blend the cheese cream before you add in the sugar and whipped cream for that fluffy texture.

2. You may replace whipped cream with sour cream.

3. Depending on your preference, you may mix the blueberry filling with the cream cheese mixture (like I did) or you can just pour it on top of the mixture as a topping.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pulut with Gulai Taucu

This morning, I made this for breakfast. A rather nostalgic breakfast fare, actually. Pulut (glutinuous rice) with gulai taucu ikan bilis dengan cili hijau (taucu with anchovies and green chillie soup). When I was young, my arwah bapak would have this as his main breakfast staple. On our way to school, we would usually stopped by a small warung in Sungai Lesong (somewhere in Tapah/Kampar area) for him to have his daily dose of pulut with gulai taucu. He wouldn't let me joined in as he figured I was too young to be having a pulut so early in the morning. No wonder he suffered from hypertension.
Nowadays, when we balik kampung to my sister's place in Kuala Dipang, husband and I would frequent this one gerai near her place for breakfast. Reason being, the gerai sells pulut with gulai taucu. Sedap.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Honey Curry Chicken

My family and I love eating. And we enjoy sampling a wide variety of food.
Obviously I love cooking too. I love food that's bursting with fantastic aroma and flavours. Like this Honey Curry Chicken. A recipe taken from my sister. Of course I reworked the recipe to my liking.
This recipe is deliciously special that I truly suggest you to try it. It allows you to combine something simple with a few other ingredients to create a dish that is perfectly full of flavours.


1 whole chicken ( cleaned and cut into 16 pieces)
2 small packet of chilli powder
10 dried chilies (blended)
3 clove of large onions
2 clove of garlic
2cm of ginger
curry leaves
2 sticks cinnamon
2 star anise
a bit of oyster sauce
1/2 cup honey
salt and sugar to taste
oil for frying


  1. Fry the chicken until 3/4 done. Set aside
  2. Heat the pan with oil. Add in onions, ginger, garlic, cinnamon sticks, and curry leaves.
  3. Stir fry for 5 minutes until the beautiful aroma fill your kitchen
  4. Add in dried chillies (blended) until the colour changes.
  5. Meanwhile, add water to chili powder and pour it into the pan.
  6. Add in the honey and oyster sauce. Sprinkle the sugar and salt to your liking
  7. Finally, add in the chicken,. Stir fry for another 5 minutes.
  8. It's now ready for you to enjoy. Try it.

Tips and tricks:

  1. Only add in the honey and chili powder towards the end of your cooking time as it will make the taste of the dish bitter if you overcook it.