Over the weekend my husband made waffles with the help of our old and faithful Breville Waffle Maker. My boys love to eat waffles with butter and maple syrup for breakfast.
I made roti jala yesterday for breakfast. It is a popular Malay snack that is served with curry. Here are the ingredients for roti jala:
350g plain flour
25 g cooking oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp salt
200g coconut milk
25 g cooking oil
Place plain flour, cooking oil, egg, turmeric, salt, coconut milk and water in a mixing bowl and blitz it for 2 minutes at speed 4. If you do not have a thermomix, you can use any kitchen food processor.
Next transfer the mixture into a roti jala dispenser bottle which comes with spouts.
Turn on the stove and place a non-stick frying pan over a medium fire. Grease the pan lightly.
Squeeze the roti jala dispenser bottle slightly above the frying pan and moved it in an irregular pattern in a circular motion.
Cook the roti jala on both sides until it is golden brown. Roll them to form a cylinder. It is best to eat them warm with chicken curry.
My son attempted to bake some shortbread cookies and it was really delicious. He added in some chocolate chips because he loves chocolates.
90g of sugar
40g of cornflour
210g of butter
250g plain flour
A drop of vanilla essence
A handful of baking chocolate chips
Nasi lemak is my family favourite type of rice. It is cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves which you can find in an oriental grocery shop and they are sold frozen. I will cook it in my Buffalo Smart Cooker.
I love my sambal ikan bilis. Ikan bilis means anchovies and sambal is a kind of oriental hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices. But I do not want to make it too spicy so that my kids can enjoy it too. This hot relish goes very well with nasi lemak, which is a fragrant steamed rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf.
For dinner tonight I made fried chicken for my boys. I made my own fried chicken coating in my thermomix. The coating contains all the natural herbs and spices. The best part is it does not contain any preservatives. Therefore, it is healthy to consume.
Over the weekend I decided to make mung bean dessert soup in the Philips All In One Cooker, which is a pressure cooker. It was quick to prepare and I did not need to soak the mung beans to soften the beans when I used the pressure cooker. The whole process only took 20 minutes. Mung bean is known to be a great refreshing detox soup.
My sons love macaroni cheese. I decided to cook it in my Breville Flavour Maker because I will only need to wash the easy sear pan. It saves me from washing a few pots to prepare this dish.
Flavour Maker comes with an easy sear pan. I was able to sear the bacon bits in this pan over the stovetop and then once the searing process is done, I place back the sear pan into the slow cooker base and start the slow cooking function.
In order to make a good fried rice, it is best to use overnight cooked rice. I use my Buffalo Smart Cooker to cook the rice a day before I make my fried rice. Buffalo Smart Cooker makes fluffy delicious brown rice. It has a brown rice function. Therefore, you do not need to soak your brown rice before cooking. I normally use 3 cups of brown rice with 4 cups of water. It takes about 75 minutes to cook the brown rice.
Roti Naan ( Naan Bread) is an Indian flatbread. It is a popular bread in Indian restaurants. Traditionally, this bread is cooked in a tandoor which is a hot clay oven. My boys love roti naan, especially the garlic and cumin roti naan with shredded cheese in it. You can make it with egg or without egg if someone is allergic to eggs. Here is a recipe for it.
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 tbsp of ground cumin
450g of baker’s flour. I use Wallaby Baker’s Flour.
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
Shredded cheese. I used mozzarella cheese
Butter to oil the crepe maker.