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Fusion with Angel Hair Pasta

Prawn and Zucchini with Angel Hair Pasta in Black Bean Sauce


Fermented black bean is one of the usual ingredients that is found in the chinese kitchen. When I was a child, we had this dish being prepared for the dinning table. All of us love it without a question. Having an additional bowl of rice is not common as the gravy of this black bean sauce is awesome delicious, something that I can’t avoid myself. or is it mummy’s cooking that most of us can’t resist?

Usually black bean sauce dishes are associated with chicken, slice beef and even with prawns, garnished with onions, red and green peppers. For this one, I used black bean sauce with large prawns, zucchini and angel hair pasta.


Ingredient

6 large prawns
1 yellow zucchini
1 green zucchini
1 Tbspn fermented black bean
2 hot chilli
1 Tbspn oyster sauce
1 tspn fish sauce
1 tspn dark soya sauce
2 clove garlic
a dash of white pepper
a dash of salt
cooking oil
Angel Hair Pasta

Method

Slice the zucchini into ribbons and also garlic.
Clean the large prawns.
Soak fermented black bean with water.
Heat up pan with 2 Tbspn cooking oil, panfried the garlic. Add the prawns, fry for 5minutes till fragrant.
Then add zucchini. Add hot chilli, oyster sauce, fish sauce and dark soya sauce. Add a bi of water. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add salt and white pepper.
Cook the angel hair pasta(amount desired) in a pot of hot water.
Once the angel hair pasta cooked and drained. Mixed the cooked angel hair pasta with the cooked prawns zucchini in black bean sauce.

Something simple, tasty and yet so fusion. Big Boys Oven is running a pasta challenge and we hope to see your entries in, the winner will win a gorgeous pasta pot. So happy cooking this week, yours . . . sidney

The Making of Macarons

Whisking the eggs . . . . .


Egg testing . . . . ?


Adding dry ingredients . . . !


Pipe it out babe!!!


Dressing them up!


Time to cook them . . . .


A coffee break with Illy and chit chat . . . .


Indulge some CHEESE TARTS


Lingering those CHOCOLAT MACARONS


Break is over, JENNIFER’S turn …..



YOKESZE’S turn now ……



Ahha SANDY’S turn ……..



Filling time!!!



The MACARONS of the day, what a wonderful day!!!


THE ENTREMENTS

THE ISPAHAN

CHOCOLAT MACARON WITH ROASTED CHESTNUTS


A CAKE DECORATED WITH ASSORTED MACARONS

MACARON TARTS

MANDARIN TARTS to end the class of the day!

It was an enjoyable afternoon and very fruitful especially for myself and also meeting my new students.

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A Lite Cheesecake




Ingredients

A
160gm Cream cheese
25gm Soften unsalted butter
120gm Milk
4 Egg Yolk

B
40gm Cakeflour
30gm Cornflour

C
4 Egg white
1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
100gm Sugar
a pinch of salt

Method
Preheat oven 180C
Sift ingredient B.
Whisk ingredient A, add egg yolk one by one. Add in ingredient B portionly.
Whisk egg white, add in sugar portionly, cream of tartar and salt. Whisk until firm.
Add C in to A, and gradually mix.
Place the mix in the baking tin. Sit the baking tin on a pool of water. Baked in the oven for 20-30mins.
When the cake surface turn golden in colour, it is ready, remove from the oven.
Optional – Brush kumquat syrup on the cake surface and place half cut kumquat compote as deco.

It is easy, whatever it takes you must try this recipe and you will never regret.

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Kumquat Compote


Kumquat Compote (adapted from Hidemi Sugino’s The Dessert Book) Makes about 24 halves kumquats

200g (7oz, about 12) kumquats
200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
200g (generous 3/4 cup) water

1. Wash and pat dry kumquats. Remove calyces, and cut in half horizontally; pit with a fork.
2. Bring sugar and water to a boil, and add kumquats. Cover with paper towel, and cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside at room temperature overnight.
3. Reheat only poaching liquid to a boil an return over to kumquats. leaving overnight. refrigerated in a container up to 1 week.

I love these kumquat compote as they can be added into your baking, ice cream and many other dessert. In coming posts I will show you what I did with this gorgeous and lovely kumquat compote.

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Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies (30 pcs)

100g unsalted soften butter
50g icing sugar
1/4teaspoon salt
1 vanilla pod
30g eggs
120g cookie flour(sifted)
25g milk powder
40g almond powder
1/4teaspoon baking powder(sifted)
15g egg white
35pcs whole almond

1. Preheat the oven 180C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Mix unsalted soften butter, icing sugar and salt. Beat until smoothly blended.
3. Add vanilla pod, eggs and continue to beat.
4. Add in cookie flour, milk powder, almond powder and baking powder.Mixing just until it is incorporated.
5. Put the dough in a bag and chill for 30 minutes.
6. Scoop the dough about 10g and make it into a ball. Place it onto the baking tray.
7. Once all balls are done, wash them with egg white and place an almond on them.
8. Top oven heat 180C and bottom 150C. Bake them for about 25 minutes. Switch off the oven and leave them inside the oven for another 10 minutes.


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Rasberry & Strawberry Mousse layered with Brownie


Chocolat Brownies
(8 inch square baking pan)

150gm dark chocolat, chopped
180gm unalted butter
120gm sugar
15ml monin hazelnut syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
80gm cake flour
150gm walnut (crushed)

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Melt chocolat together with butter. Stir frequently until chocolat is melted.
Stir in sugar, hazelnut syrup and salt.
Add egg one at a time, stirring until the first one is incorporated before adding next. Stir in the flour and beat with a spatula until smooth and glossy.
Stir in walnut, scrape the batter into the pan and smooth to even it.
Bake for 20 mins or until the brownies just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Slice the brownie into 2 layer (layer thickness up to your liking)

Rasberry & Strawberry Mousse
Refer to my previous chocolat mousse recipe, take chocolat and hazelnut syrup out and replace them with 80gm of rasberry puree and 10ml of rasberry Monin syrup and 10ml strawberry monin syrup.

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Palm Sugar (Gula Melaka) Malay Sponge Cake "Ma Lai Ko"


70ml palm sugar
2 large eggs
100gm castor sugar
160gm cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
200ml thick coconut milk


1. Beat egg until bubble then add sugar for 10 minutes (till thick and white)
2. Pour egg mixture into a bowl fold in shifted cake flour and baking soda
3. Blend in palm sugar then the thick coconut milk
4. Cover and rest batter for 20minutes (to get the honeycomb effect)
5. Stir and pour into desire cups or moulds
6. Steam at high flame for 25minutes

I alway find that “Ma Lai Ko” to be eaten and serve while they are soft and warm. This gorgeous “Ma Lai Ko” can be served with ice cream too. Hope you will try this recipe in your own kitchen at your own time and pleasure.

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Lemon Grass & Kaffir Lemon Mousse Cake


Prepare a 9inch cake mould and wrap it with aluminuim foil.
Prepare a digestive biscuit cake base.

Cake Base
100g Blended digestive biscuits
50g Melted unsalted butter


Top Layer: Lemon Grass Mousse

Creme Anglaise
180ml Milk
50g Egg Yolk
30g Granulated sugar
2-3stalk Thinly slice lemon grass

1.5envelops Gelatin leaf
10ml fresh lemon juice
150ml Whipping Cream


Bottom Layer: Kaffir Lime Mousse

Creme Anglaise
180ml Milk
50g Egg Yolk
30g Granulated sugar
3-4 Thinly slice kaffir lime leaves

1.5envelops Gelatin leaf
10ml fresh lime juice
100ml Whipping Cream

Middle Layer: Lemon Jelly

30ml Fresh lemon juice
15g Granulated sugar
135ml Boiling water
5envelopes Gelatin leaf

1.Prepare creme anglaise (Kaffir Lime)
Beat egg yolk witha hand whisk. Add in granulated sugar gradually.
Beat until pale yellow and stiff.
Heat milk with fresh kaffir lime leaves.(Heat infused the kaffir lime leaves flavour into the milk.)
Once flavour infused, strain the kaffir lime leaves and pour the boiling milk into the egg yolk misture and stir well.
Reheat the mixture again to 82C-85C, stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the saucepan.
2. Add in soften gelatin and stir well. Let cool and leaves for later use.
3. Whisk whipping cream with electric mixer at medium speed until soft peak form.
4. Squeeze fresh lime juice in the whipped cream and fold well.
5. Pour in the creama anglaise and fold well to the mousse.
6. Pour the kaffir lime mousse to the cake mould and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
7. Make middle layer lemon jelly. Melt granulated sugar and soften gelatin inot boiling water. Add in fresh lemon juice and stir well.
8. When it’s cooled down to around 40C, pour it on top of the cake and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
9. Repeat step 1-5 to make lemon grass mousee. pour lemon grass mousse into the cake mould and refrigerate for 1.5hours. Decorate with chocolat leaves and lime or lemon peel prior to serving.

Yet another winning recipe. which you should try.

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Jasmine Tea Ganache

Jasmine Chocolat Ganache

200gm Dark Chocolat
100ml Milk
100ml Cream
15gm Softened Butter
20gm Jasmine Silver Needle Tea Leaves(for intense flavour add more)

Infused the tea leaves in the milk and cream for 12 hours in the fridge.
Melt the chocolat and add the infused jasmine tea milk.
Whisk the mixture.
Add soft butter and whisk.
Once ganache is ready, pipe into the tea cups.
Garnished with jasmine tea leaves.


Such an elegant dessert, simplicity is the word. Looks so classy and yet so fragant. This is something that you can make for a special dinner occasion and even for your love one. Can even be prepared much ahead of time, something that you must try yourself.

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Double Chocolat Cupcake

Chocolat cake mix

200g dark chocolat
200g butter softened
6 eggs
200g sugar
150 cake flour, shifted
100g dark chocolat chips

To prepare cake mix

Melt the chocolat and butter in a double boiler. In a mixing bowl with the ballon whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar together on medium speed until the ribbon stage. Add the melted chocolat and butter and mix well. Using spatula, fold in the sifted flour. Place paper cupcake cups into baking moulds. Line the cupcake cup with chocolat mix and add dark chocolat chips. Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 13minutes……. Remove from oven, set aside to cool completely before decorating with chocolate gancahe and cream cheese.

Chocolat ganache

400g dark chocolat, chopped
400ml cream
50g butter

To prepare ganache

Place the chocolat in a mixing bowl. Warm the cream and pour unto the chocolat. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add softened butter and whisk until smooth. Cool in the refridgerator until it can be piped.

This cupcakes looks lovely and taste rather not too sweet. Yet another batch of cupcakes well executed. It is worth trying to make some over the weekend, you will definitely like it.

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Chocolat Mousse


Chocolat Mousse
Whipping cream 280gm
Melted dark chocolat 100gm
Hazelnut syrup(Monin) 15ml
Egg white 50gm
Granulated sugar 35gm
Gelatin leaf 3envelopes
Inner layer
Sponge cake


Make the chocolat mousse, whisk egg white until foamy. Then, add in granulated sugar gradually and whisk until soft peak form.
Whisk whipping cream and gradually add in hazelnut syrup until soft peak form.
Melt the dark chocolat and pour it in the whipping cream and fold well witha rubber spatula.
Fold meringue into chocolat mixture and gently fold well.
Pour in metled gelatin into the chocolat mixture and gently fold.
Pour a half layer of the chocolat mousse into the round plastic ring and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.
Inner layer, place a piece of spoge cake.
Pipe in another layer of chocolat mousse.
Then placee in freezer for an hour.
Finish the surface with melted chocolate.

Do try my recipe and let me know how your creation turns out to be, a sure winner.

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Bloggers Birthday Cake ???


Due to such a huge request from bloggers, we have decided to feature the blogger’s birthday cake on our Big Boys Oven. If you wish the snapshot of the birthday cake to be featured here, please email us your name, blog site and date of birth to bigboysoven@gmail.com

Yours Big Boys Oven!!!

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