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Tropical Cheese Cake


I’ve got this from the cook book. It looks colorful and I would think kids would love it. Healthy too.

Base
250g digestive biscuits, crushed
120g butter, melted

Cheese Filling
500g cream cheese
40g icing sugar
350g sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp gelatine poweder
120ml fruit juice
250g fruits coctail

Topping
250g fruits cocktail
100g fresh cream, whipped

Method
1. For the base, combine biscuit crumbs and melted butter, press firmly into a base of 20cm (8 inch) round tin.
2. For the filling, beat cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Add in sour cream, stir well.
3. Stirring gelatine powder with fruit juice over simmering water until gelatine melted. Slowly pour into cheese mixture, mix well.
4. Mix in fruits cocktail. Spread cheese mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle fruits cocktail over the top. Set cheesecake in the freezer for t least 4 hrs until set.
5. Remove the cake from tin, side with croquant. Pipe whipped cream over top, making chequer-board pattern.

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July 8, 2006 Posted by | Cakes | 4 Comments

Tapioca-Seri-Muka

Ingredients A

400g glutinous rice, washed, soaked for 4 hrs and drained

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

Ingredients B

300g white tapioca, shredded finely

200ml think coconut milk (100ml thick coconut milk, mixed with 100ml water)

100g caster sugar, 1 tbsp glutinous rice flour

1 drop yellow coloring

Ingredients C

90g rice flour, 90g corn flour

120g caster sugar, tsp salt

200ml thick coconut milk, *300ml pandan juice

Method

1. Combine all A and put into a steaming tray. Pour in water to cover the rice and steam at high heat for 40 mins. Remove, fluff up rice and press into a 7″ (about 3″ height) square tray until firm.

2. Combine all B and pour over steamed glutinous rice. Steam at medium heat for 20 mins. Remove.

3. Combine all C and strain into a saucepan. Cook at low heat until slightly thick. Pour over tapioca layer and steam at low heat for 15 mins.

4. Remove and leave to cool completely before cutting into pieces.

Note

Use 10 pieces pandan leaf and 300ml water and blend until very fine. Squeeze out juice.

July 8, 2006 Posted by | Kuih | Leave a comment

Stardate : 8th July 2006

This is the 2nd time I’ve stardated the first entry on 13th June. So, this will be some roundups for the month of June and July. I should have done weekly updates but as this blog was only started kicking it’s storm like a hurricane, it’s unstoppable. :lolz It’ll be a weekly update, here onwards. So here goes.

Month : June 2006

Hmm… where shall I start. Lemme do a total recall. Ok. Ah yes, I was starting to kickstart this blog to eternity. It’s been over 118 posts to be exact and mostly are recipes. I’ve spent quite an amount of time capturing images and keying in recipes. I had also made requests to other bloggers for maintaining a Dinig Out experience and also their Recipes. The results was encouraging as we shared common cooking traits. We learned through each other as well. A whole new experience to me actually. There’re so much more to be done.

Most of my Recipes are Chinese and Italian. I like Italian. I catch up fast on Chinese cuisines as my mum is Penang Hokkien and stayed in Ipoh for sometime. My dad was Melaka Hakka but stayed in Seremban for sometime too. Talk abt 2 far away distances eh. I wonder my wife is where. Lolz. I hope she can cook wonders.*Hehe Too bad I’m still single and in my prime now. Gheez… I hate being single. So, ahem… I like curry but not too Indian spicy. Soups are my favourites. I love baking too. Time to get a microwave.

My CTO boss has resigned. Thank god. lolz. I’m bad huh. Finally, we have him off our backs. He doesn’t manage the 3 of us as what good managers do. Most manager aren’t good anyway that I’ve come across on my entire working years. I didn’t attend his farewell but just bought him a secret recipe cake. Let by gones be gone. He’s gone for good. *hiak hiak. Noti me.

The next helm was taken over by the Software Director. Yar, you hear that. Surprise! When he’s in good mood, he’s a nice guy. I do have good rapport working with him. Hence, no worries.

My staff resigns. After much coerce, he has made his choice. He didn’t made a good choice. A little extra pay difference and same benefits. He was a hardworking and independent staff who I can rely on. I had 2 staffs under my wing. Of the 2, it has to be him to resign. I can’t convinced him further as there was other restrictions in the company that limits own career advancements. I’m looking elsewhere too. Then I’ll go for MBA and a new Sentra or Honda Civic car. Never a proton again.

Speaking back, my software director was quite kind but not our bigger boss. We had to assign one staff down to Singapore and the initial stay was 3 days. It was a no stay after his decision. It’s a rest day for my staff and he’s required to work. It’s all too rush to get there by bus and return back to the last bus at 6pm. I’m too nice perhaps. To me, irregardless of whatever company policies, it’s a dead policy. Infuriated, I had requested a change of plan for my staff to stay 1 day. Finally, things got done and everyone is happy except the big guy up there. My staffs and us weren’t actually happy about the hoo-haa. He was cutting back on our costs while he was on very often 1 week company expenses overseas with no sales being brought back. The accounts dept wasn’t happy either. I had good rapport with my staffs and I’m happy about that. To earn people’s respect wasn’t easier. No one respects that big guy up there.

As for friends, well… I’ve lost a friend already. He’s been dating. Kakaka… Busy guy la. We’ve seldom kept in touched already. Distance grew further. Another guy I’ve made friend with, seemed have some personal problems. I do care about friends. But if he doesn’t wants to, all I can do was sms him. No returns from him. Hmm.. I’ll just let him be.

Many friends had misunderstood me. The month of June was a little turmoil for me. I’ve placed a lot of emphasis on friendship as our lives revolves around them. Finally on the final weeks of June, I’ve came to realised that I can no longer get so attached to it. I had to let go and I did let go quite easily as I’m a spiritual learner. The feeling is good. Another good leason learned. I wonder why I took so long. 🙂

Anyway besides friends, thank god, work was a brief. Family problems weren’t much. I had my good time shopping and cooking. Learned to make some Japanese sushi foods. Yummylicious. Seen a few good shows. Bought an expensive Toilette and many clothes. My 2 wardrobes are all packed now. Life is good. It will be better if my lady is there. lolz.

Vacation is next! Actually it was suppose to be today where I want to go to East coast but my mum was sick. Hence, it was postponed. After my 2 staffs went together to HK, I’ll be off for 4 days 3 nite vacation at Perhentian Island.

My new apartment is ready soon. Yeah! End of this year I hope. 3 bedrooms. 1200 square foot. Got my own parking space. Finally my own living space. Missing of a lady actually. *Hehe

So, what will happen next? Stay tuned. Have a nice weekend to you. Thank you for reading a long post.

July 8, 2006 Posted by | Diary | 2 Comments