el's kitchen & her liFe in NZ

I've been living in Auckland for quite a few years and was originally from Malaysia. I'm a chocoholic that loves yummy food, cooking and baking!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Benne Wafers


Benne wafers also known as sesame seed cookies. They are thin, crispy at the edges and chewy in the middle. Quick and easy to make recipe. Just another recipe to try out ^ v ^

1 cup sesame seeds
150g unsweetened butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
sugar & cinnamon as toppings
1. Place sesame seeds on a frying pan and toast in medium heat until lightly browned. (no oil added)
2. Add in all ingredients and mix well.
3. Drop a 1/2 tablespoon of dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
4. Leave about 2 inches between cookies.
5. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top of each cookie.
6. Bake in preheated 175C oven for about 5 mins.
7. Let cookies cool completely then serve.

My Low Fat Brownies

failed..... sad.....
Since everyone in the office are on diet... so I made some low fat brownies for everyone just to ease our chocolate craves and also to make everyone not to feel so guilty after eating some choc!!
Well... I think these low fat brownies looks good... but it taste a bit weird though... kinda bitter. May be I put too much cocoa. The original recipe require applesauce or prune puree... but I replace them with some fat free - no sugar added strawberry yogurt and a medium size golden kiwi fruit.
Will still bring my low fat brownies to office... and see what my colleagues says...
my own conclusion is that... I rather make my own devil yummy brownies next time and will just have a tiny piece! muahahaha ;-D

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Super Moist Banana Cake

Sudden crave for a banana cake... Unfortunately there wasn't any rotten bananas in my kitchen! Well, went to do some banana shopping and since then had been waiting for these banana to rot themselves up! :D Finally!! After about 2 weeks!! It's time for me to kill these poor bananas!! I bake this banana cake last Saturday morning. It is super super moist! In fact might be a bit too moist... BUT it's still incredibly yummmmmmyyyyyyy!! and it's not too sweet! Me and my friend finished the cake in a day! I might reduce the sour cream next time so that it wont be THAT moist...
Anyway, it's a keeper guys :D but when baking this cake i just found out that the spring of my cake tin doesn't lock anymore! so sad... I'll need to buy another one.

*** i've got this recipe from piggy's cooking journal and made some changes with it ***

~_~ Super Moist Banana Cake Recipe ~_~

125g unsalted butter, softened

3 eggs

100g white sugar

70g brown sugar

270g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

190g sour cream

3 1/2 medium size mashed bananas + 1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Beat butter, white & brown sugar until light and creamy.

3. Add the eggs one by one and beat well (add 1 egg then beat, then add another egg and beat again).

4. Add the flour and baking powder, then also add cinnamon, sour cream and bananas stir to mix well.

5. Pour the mixture into a greased 22cm cake tin.

6. Bake for 40 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean.

^_^ i welcome all opinions ^_^

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

hello world!!!

This is my first blog in my life! However i'm kinda busy these few days, so... will start my "serious" 1st blog in 2 weeks time! :) At the moment I'm still trying to figure out everything here... hehehe =D