Saturday, 24 March 2012

Summer Berry Meringue (Pavlova)

This is my sister Munira's recipe

4 egg whites
200g of castor sugar
250ml carton double cream; whipped
500g berries , raspberries, red currents, blackberries, strawberries

  1. Heat the oven to 160oC or gas mark 4.
  2.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk the eggs until stiff, add sugar slowly; a table spoon at a time.
  4. Place on the  baking tray, making a big circle (20cm)
  5. Place in the oven, turn down the temperature to 120oC / gas mark 1, bake for an hour.
  6. Let it cool complete, lift and place on a serving dish
  7. Fill the centre with the whipped cream
  8. Top with the berries.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Indonesian Beef Rendang

I first tasted this dish in Kuala Lampur then in Jakarta, where I realised that is originated from the Minangkabau, Western Sumatra.



Ingredients

1 400gm can coconut milk
1 kg / 2 lb stewing beef (I used leg); cut into 1 inch cubes
1 stalk lemon grass; split into two
6 Shallots; cut into halves
4 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger; chopped
1 inch fresh turmeric root; chopped
4 red chillies;  chopped
1 inch galangal; chopped
6 fresh or dried kaffir leaves
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut; toasted in a dry pan until brown
5 small potatoes; peeled, cut into halves and sauted
10 chestnut mushrooms; cut into halves and sauted until dry

Method
1.    Place 4 tablespoon of coconut milk in a pan, add beef and lemon grass to it. Stir and cook for 5 minutes
2.    Chop finely all the rest of the ingredients except for the desiccated coconut in a food processer.
3.    Add this to the meat and coconut milk, stir fry for a few minutes.
4.    Add rest of the coconut milk and simmer or about 2 hours.
5.    Grind the toasted desiccated coconut and add to the stew.
6.    Add sauted potatoes and or mushrooms, simmer for ½ hour or until the potatoes are cooked.
7.    Serve with rice.



Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mothers's Day Menu

I am back in Chachi's Kitchen with a camera.  Busy day ahead,the theme is Indonesian,  I will be blogging the recipes as soon as I can.





Starters
Seafood Satay
Oyster Mushroom Satay with Peanut Sauce

Main Course
Beef Rendang with Coconut and chives Rice

Salads
Cucumber Salad
Carrot, Bean Sprout and Ginger Salad
Thai Basil and Tomato Salad

Dessert
Red Currentt Meringue



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