Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Braised Pumpkin Yee Mee

My first try on braised yee mee and it was perfect :). I used Pumpkin Yee Mee that I bought from an organic ingredients shop and braised it in sauce till it is soft and absorb the wonderful flavours.

You need :

 2 pcs yee mee (I used pumpkin yee mee)
2 cloves garlic , minced
a handful of shrimps, peeled and deveined
fishcake, sliced
a handful of mustard green leaves
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp thick soy sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 egg, beatenwith a dash of salt and pepper
2 1/2 cups no sodium chicken broth / homemade chicken broth
salt and white pepper to taste

Heat a wok and add some oil. Add in minced garlic and fry. Add in fishcakes once fragrant, stir fry.
Then add in chicken stock and all the sauces. Bring to a boil.
Add in yee mee and let it soften a bit before adding in the mustard leaves, prawns.
Adjust seasoning according to taste. Add in egg and stir.
Turn off heat once mee is soft and serve hot.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Hot Apple Cake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

Here's a cake I made over the weekend for dessert. It's been some time since I baked for the house as every week's been busy doing cake orders so I decided to take it a little slow this month and bake for leisure.

This is a quick cake, best served warm (warm it up in the microwave a little before serving). It has soft crumbs, moist and really tasty, the sauce made it even better..not forgetting the aroma while it bakes. I would say the cinnamon does get trick.

Apple cake with an overdose of pecan caramel sauce


You need :

225 gm unsalted butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (best to use this and not cake flour for this cake)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp soda
3 red apples, cored, peeled and diced
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp pure vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla extract)

method :

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and beat.
Combine dry ingredients and add in little by little while mixer on lowest setting.
Once just combined, add in apples, pecans and vanilla. Fold it in.

Heat oven 180C, pour batter into 8 or 9 inch round pan and bake for abt 45-50 mins (depends on ur oven).

Let it cool completely and start preparing the sauce.


2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup whole pecans (slightly roasted be better)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cream

Heat the cream in a pan and let it simmer and turn off heat.
Melt butter in another pan. Add in roasted pecans. Combine well and add in the brown sugar. let it caramelize a little then add in heated cream. Mix well and let it boil a little till sugar melted and it's golden in colour. Take it off the heat, let it cool down a little and pour in over cake/ slices when u serve.