Sunday, February 9, 2014

9 Feb 14 (Sun) - Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Actually did the ice cream yesterday but have to freeze overnight for it to set. The recipe originated from Cuisine Paradise's Eggless Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream. I merely substituted two items because I didn't have them and added some chocolate chips into it.

The result is indeed very creamy like those commercial ones even without using egg. I guess the secret is the melted dark chocolate in the recipe that makes it creamy. However, the ice cream melts super fast and I wonder if it was because I substituted the brand of cocoa power and the type of chocolate.

From these...

... to this...
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients (Serves 4-6):
20g O'boy Cocoa Powder, sieved
90g Hershey's Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
65g Castor Sugar 
200ml Whipping Cream
125ml Fresh Milk
A bunch of Hershey's Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate

1.  Add whipping cream, cocoa powder, sugar in a pot
2.  Whisk the mixture over medium heat till sugar melts and well combined
3.  Bring mixture to a gentle boil and stirring constantly
4.  Remove from heat and whisk in the mini chips till completely melted
5.  Whisk in fresh milk till mixture is glossy and set aside to cool
6.  Transfer the mixture to a container of your choice and put into the freezer
7.  Take out after four hours to add in the rest of the mini chips and churn with a spoon
8.  Return the mixture to the freezer and leave it to freeze overnight

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8 Feb 14 (Sat) - Sunkist Orange Steamed Egg Custard (新奇士橙炖蛋)

First post in the year 2014 and in the year of the Horse! Today I made Sunkist Orange Steamed Egg Custard (新奇士橙炖蛋). Got the idea from one of the food item I saw on the River Hongbao 2014 website. According to the website, this dessert is a healthy dessert eaten by most Yunan women because it is rich in protein, amino acids, vitamin A and B, calcium, iron, etc. and is good for rheumatism, enhance immunity, soften blood vessels, promote digestion and absorption, etc. (sorry, unable to translate all of the explanation).

Finally, this!

1 Sunkist Orange*
1 Egg
150ml Fresh Milk
20g Sugar

1.  Cut the top part of the orange to create an opening
2.  Remove the flesh of the orange and take care not to break the orange peel then set aside
3.  Beat the egg in a bowl
4.  Warm the milk in the microwave but do not boil it
5.  Add the warm milk into the beaten egg then add sugar and mix well with a fork
6.  Use a spoon to remove the foam on the surface of the egg mixture
7.  Pour the egg mixture into the empty orange peel** and cover the opening with the top part of the orange
8.  Steam it for 12mins in a pot with a lid on using medium heat
9.  Lift the lid up a bit to release some steam every 4mins
10.  Off the heat after 12mins and serve hot or chilled

*   Depending on the size of the orange, it may be necessary to use two oranges instead.
** Do not fill up to the brim because during the steaming, the egg mixture may overflow.

Recipe featured in Munch Ministry's Homecooks Spotlight