Friday, December 9, 2016

Slow Cooker Pandan Kaya

Good old-schooled breakfast! Homemade pandan kaya spreaded on toast and soft boiled eggs with a cuppa of hot coffee! 

The basic ingredients for making this pandan kaya using slow cooker!! I've tried bain-marie and directly stove method. Thanks to my friend Catherine whom introduced this slow cooker method which is easy peasy to whip up this yummylicous coconuty egg jam! ^0^ No standing in front of the hot stove stirring the mixture constantly!! I love it! 


Ingredient
  • 6 eggs, approx 55gm each
  • 400ml organic light coconut cream
  • 200gm fine sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh pandan juice extract
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 50gm coconut powder

 Method
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix till well combine.
  2. Sieve the mixture into the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 1.5-2 hours, stirring occasionally in between until it thickens.
  4. Cool down and store in clean jar and chill. 
Notes : 
i) My small slow cooker only have auto and high heat function. So I've used auto heat throughout the cooking process.
ii) The mixture only started to thicken after 1 hour. It will curdles slightly. I used a sieve to go through the mixture to smoothen out the texture.
iii) I continue to cook for about 10mins. Mixture will thicken further as it cool down. 
iv) If the kaya curdles at the end of the cooking duration, use a electric whisk and beat till smooth. 




video

The mixture looks rather runny as per the video above after 1.5 hours of cooking. But it further thickens up upon cooling and chilling! 



Friday, December 2, 2016

Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Banana Bread

TGIF! Let's have a slice of hearty chocolate chip and peanut butter banana bread to start this beautiful  Friday morning! hehehe I'm too generous with the chocolate chips, as you can see that the loaf is literally covered with it. But I like it this way! ^0^






Ripen bananas ready for use in baking

Steps by steps process : cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs, stir in vanilla and peanut butter, mix in mashed bananas, sift in flour and mix, stir in milk and finally fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into lined pan, top with more chocolate chips if desired and bake for 160 deg cel for 60mins. 

Ingredient
  • 250gm plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 60gm butter, room temperature
  • 90gm fine sugar
  • 60gm brown sugar
  • 180gm creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 

Method
  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until combined.
  3. Beat in egg. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla and beat till creamy.
  4. Mix in mashed bananas.
  5. Add in flour mixture and fold in alternate with milk till batter is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into lined loaf pan and spread out evenly. Scatter over extra chocolate chips if desired.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 60 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 10 mins before unmoulding onto wire rack to cool completely.




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