Feb 26, 2014

Starfruit reed sambal

200 grams of starfruit reed (choose ripe)
1 tablespoon salt
4 red onions
2 cloves of garlic
10 pieces of curly red chili
1 tsp shrimp paste cooked
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar, sliced
3 tablespoons oil for frying
100 ml thick coconut milk


1. Sliced ​​starfruit reed, and squeeze with 1 teaspoon salt until juicy. Take fruit, water should be removed.

2. Finely mashed onion, garlic, red chilli curls, shrimp, salt, and sugar. Pounding starfruit reed. Pounding rough.

3. Heat the oil. Saute all ingredients until fragrant. Add coconut milk, and cook until the sauce greasy. And can be served.

4. More delicious eaten with hot rice and salads.

Feb 25, 2014

Kaffir Lime Layer Cake

Lapis Limau Purut (Kaffir Lime Layer Cake)
Recipe by Wannah Alshatrie ... thank you for sharing your recipe.

Kaffir Lime (Limau Purut)

400g butter
4 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
20 egg yolk (use large eggs)
5 egg white
250 castor sugar
*100g cake flour
*25g cornflour
*1 tsp baking powder
(* sifted together)
1 tbsp kaffir lime rind (I used rind from 1 kaffir lime.)
a few drops of green colouring

1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C. Use top heat only.

2. Line & grease the base of a 10x7 or 8x8-inch baking pan. Set aside.

3. Combine butter & condensed milk & cream until white & creamy. Set aside.

4. If using a big cake mixer, combine eggs & sugar in a clean & dry mixing bowl & beat until thick & fluffy. If using a hand-held whisk, beat egg white in a dry & clean mixing bowl until soft peak. Then add sugar gradually & beat until stiff peak. Then add egg yolk one at a time. Continue mixing until mixture becomes thick & fluffy.

5. Add butter & mix thoroughly. (I used a hand whisk.)

6. Fold in flour & baking powder. Add in kaffir lime rind & colouring & mix gently but thoroughly.

7. Pour 2 ladles of batter (I weighed 80g for each layer.)  into the pan. Grill for about 2 minutes till cook & top turns golden brown. (You may need to adjust the temperature of your oven such that the layer will be cooked in about 2 minutes). Remove baking pan from oven. Press the top of cake gently with a lapis presser (or flat glass) to pop up any bubbles to produce a neat lapis.

8. Repeat step 7 until finish.

9. After baking the last layer,  bake the whole cake using top & bottom heat at 200 deg C for about 10 minutes.

10. Remove cake from pan and allow to cool on a cooling wire rack before cutting & serving.