Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Queenie!

Matcha Cake

This recipe is copied from the lovely Bee's website

Please visit her site for many other recipes available. My favourites are the Nyonya recipes.

Matcha Roll Recipe from Rasa Malaysia
Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 35 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
For Swiss Roll Cake:
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1/4 cup fine sugar
1/2 cup cake Flour plus 2tsp matcha powder
2 tablespoons melted butter
For Filling:
1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
Canned red bean filling (available in Japanese or Asian grocery stores)
To make the filling: 
Whip the cream with sugar until creamy and thick. Keep in the refrigerator to chill.
To Make the Cake:
Preheat oven to 230 Celsius or 440 Fahrenheit. Line and grease a 10″ x 12″ rectangle pan.
Beat the egg yolks and 1/2 the sugar until thick and pale.  In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg white.
Fold in the flour mixture and melted butter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
To Assemble the Cake:
Transfer the cake to a piece of parchment paper. Spread an even layer of cream onto the cake and topped with red beans. Roll the cake up from the long end. Once it is firmly rolled up, wrap it up with the parchment paper and refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving.

All instruction are followed. Having said that, my following the instructions does not guarantee that I will be successful in my baking endeavour ;)

So I had a little accident with cake breaking up when I was rolling it, so it's now a trifle ;) bahahahhahahah

See photos.


Matcha Cake

Now a Matcha Trifle

Mmmmmm still taste good though... ;)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Juicing Books

Some of you may have already known, that I had a health scare recently and was motivated to start juicing for life and losing some weight. Well, the weight has not come off yet, I am still reluctant to give carbs altogether, but have given up on some sugar and most salt. There is a bottle of soy sauce that I still keep hidden in the house for sushi days and stuff.

Now I can't stop bragging enough about my Hurom 400, it's wonderful! I love it! It has made me consumed more raw vegetables and fruits juices in my lifetime. I love them, I am so addicted to beetroot juice but I have to stop at, just once a week. So in the between days, I drink other types of juices and hence my need for recipes.

So, I started getting interested in the juice recipe books. I bought two books recently from Book Depository in the UK. I love that their books are so much cheaper to buy than anywhere else online, and they have free shipping worldwide. It's genius! I bet they dominate the global market with this clever idea.

My review on this two books, well, it's not really a review, more of a personal opinion of my purchases.

The Jason Vale book is more for motivation and it's a program, whilst explaining about how your body works and why, which can be helpful. It includes only a handful of recipe which I find to be little disappointing. I actually like the second book I bought, Sandra Cabot's, which details health problems and follows up with a recipe to use for each of the problem. I am sure the Juice Master is good too, for all the motivation parts for the 14 day program but I still prefer recipes at this stage. So I am happy with this purchase. I recommend getting these books if you are interested in juicing.

This morning's green drink recipe which I threw together, because that's what I have on my juice bench : ) I forgot to put in my golden kiwis. But after juicing I figured that I have had enough fruits to sweeten my veg drink anyway. This morning I am following Popeye!

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 stalk of Kale
  • 1 green apple
  • Bunch of spinach

Green apple, pear, pineapple, kale and spinach.

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