Thursday, October 13, 2016

Matcha Sponge Cake Recipe (Bánh Bông Lan Trà Xanh)

3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup Cake Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Sugar or Extract
2 tsp. Matcha Powder
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
3 Tbsp. warm Milk

Separate 3 Large Eggs.

Add a pinch of Salt into the Egg Whites.  Beat and add in 1/4 cup Sugar. Add 1 tsp. Vanilla Sugar or Extract. Beat until stiff peaks.

Mix 2 tsp. Matcha Powder with 3 Tbsp. warm Milk. Mix well.

Add 2 Tbsp. unsalted Butter into 3 Egg Yolks. Use a strainer, add in the matcha mixture. Mix.

Sift 1/2 cup Cake Flour and mix.  Fold in the Egg Whites.

Line your cupcake baking pan and evenly pour in the batter about 3/4 full.

Give it tap before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nuoc Rau Ma Dau Xanh (Pennywort with Mung Bean Drink) Recipe

Nuoc Rau Ma Dau Xanh Recipe

1/2 cup Mung Bean
Pinch of Salt
Sugar *Optional

Soak 1/2 cup Mung Bean overnight or at least 4 hrs in warm water.
Rinse a few times with water.
Pour in enough water that it covers the Mung Bean 
and add in a Pinch of Salt.  Let it cook on medium heat. Once the Mung Bean has soften, remove from heat.
Let it cool completely.

Add in the cooked Mung Bean into a blender.
Add in a handful of Pennywort and about 2 cups Water. Turn on blender.

Use a strainer, strain the liquid and enjoy.
This is optional, you can add in some Sugar to your taste.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bò Né Recipe Vietnamese Sizzling Steak Platter Egg and Pâté

Beef Steak
1 tsp. minced Garlic
2 tsp. chopped Shallots
1 Tbsp. Lemongrass
1/2 tsp. Sate Sauce
1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1/2 tsp. Sugar
Sliced Onions
Optional* Meat Patty
Black Pepper
Kosher Salt
Optional* Cucumber, Tomato and Lettuce

Place into mortar 1 tsp. minced Garlic and 2 tsp. chopped Shallots and crush.  Remove and set aside. 

In a pan, add 1 Tbsp. Oil. Add in 1 tsp. crushed garlic and shallots.  Add 1 Tbsp. minced Lemongrass.  Saute for a few seconds and remove from heat. 

To marinate the steak, mix 2 tsp. crushed garlic and shallots with Lemongrass, 1/2 tsp. Sate Sauce, 1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce and 1/2 tsp. Sugar.  Mix well. 

Spread the marinade over your steak.  Your steak should be about 1/2” thick.  This piece will be cut into two Beef steaks.  Each piece is about 5”x3”. 

Add some Black Pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate for about 2 hours.

Place your sizzling platter on the stove and heat it up. Add some Oil.  After 2 hours of marinating, place the steak on platter to cook.
The time depends on how well you want your steak to cooked. 

Crack and Egg on platter, when it’s almost done place some Onions, Pate and Butter onto place to serve.  Optional* Meat Patty

Sprinkle some Black Pepper and Salt over Egg, serve with Baguette.  Cucumber, Tomato and Lettuce (optional).

Serve and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Corn and Ham Buns Recipe

Corn and Ham Buns

2 1/2 cups Bread Flour
1 Large Egg
1 1/2 tsp. Active Yeast
1/2 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Whole Milk (add more as needed)
4 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped Ham
1/2 cup Sweet Corn
Egg Wash

First you will need to warm up 3/4 cup Whole Milk.  Add in 1 1/2 tsp. Active Yeast and set aside.
In a large bowl add in 2 1/2 cups Bread Flour.  Add 1/2 tsp. Salt and 4 Tbsp. Sugar, give it a mix.
When the milk mixture is ready add in the flour. Add in 1 Large Egg and 2 Tbsp. melted unsalted Butter.
Knead until it turns into a dough.  If it's a little dry you can add in some more milk.  The dough should be semi sticky.
After you're done, cover with plastic wrap.  Let it sit until doubles in size.

In the mean time, have your ham and corn ready.  Cut some ham into small pieces.  Mix with some cooked Sweet Corn.
Add in 1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise and mix then set aside.

When the dough is ready, remove from bowl.  Knead a little bit, cut into equal pieces.
Take one piece divide it into two and roll.  When you have two long dough, place one end together and twist.
Then make it into a circle and pinch the ends together. Place it on a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Repeat until you used up all the dough.
When you're done, add the corn and ham on top. Cover with plastic wrap and let it doubles in size.

When it has double in size, spread some Egg Wash on top.  Place in oven at 350 degrees F.  Make for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
Remove and serve.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Black Bean Ice Cream (Kem Dau Den) Recipe

1/2 cup Black Beans
1/3 cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 cup Milk
3/4 cup Cream
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Soak 1/2 cup Black Beans overnight.

Next day, rinse the Black Beans a few times.  Add water just enough to cover the Black Beans.  Add in a pinch of Salt.
Cook on medium heat until soften. This should take about 30 minutes.  Once it has soften, add in 1/3 cup Sugar.
Mix and remove from heat.  Let it cool completely.

Using the back of a spoon smash the beans.  You can smash it so there are bean chucks or until it turns into a paste.

Make sure the beans are completely cool, pour in 1 cup Milk and 3/4 cup cream.  Mix a little and add in 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract.

Pour into an ice cream maker, wait for it to turn into ice cream and serve.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour into a bowl. Put in the freeze when it starts to firm up take it out and mix. Do this for about 4-5 times.