Friday, May 6, 2016

No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Source of recipe :

Recipe has been improvised to suit our own taste and quantity. We made this delicious no-bake chocolate biscuit cake using 8 inch round cake tin. 

Ingredients : 

Makes about 10 servings
500 g digestive biscuits (i used mc vites)
62.5 g nuts (mix of walnuts, hazelnuts), slightly chopped and toasted

Chocolate syrup 
125 g sugar
37.5 g unsweetened cocoa powder
150 g water
95 g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate ganache
75 g whipping cream
75 g bitterswweet chocolate, chopped

1. Break the biscuits into sall pieces into a  large bowl.
2. Heat non stick pan over medium high heat and toast walnuts or hazelnuts for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to toast evenly, Add toasted nuts over the biscuits.
3. Prepare chocolate syrup. In a mdeium sauce pan add sugar and cocoa powder. Stir to combine and gradually add water, while stirring to combine well. Add butter and place over medium heat. Bring to boil for about 7-8 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Pour the syrup over the biscuits and nuts and combine welll using a large spatula or spoon. 
5. Transfer mixture into 8 inch cake spring form pan. 
6. Press well using the back of spoon or an offset spatula.  
7. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before preparing the chocolate ganache.
8. Prepare Choc Ganache. Place cream into a small saucepan and heat until just begins to boil. 
9. Pour hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. 
10. Pour ganache over the choc biscuit cake and refrigerate to set for about 3-4 hours or overnight before serving. 
11. Decorate with orange zest, toasted nuts if desired. Cut into slices and serve.

How to make Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce Using Thermomix? (or alternatively with your blender)

Ingredients :
Part A : 
70g fresh red chillies
40g ginger
15g garlic

Part B : 
1tbsp sesame oil
1tsp salt
1/2tsp sugar
20ml fresh lime juice

1. Blend Part A ingredients TM bowl or your blender for 5 seconds on speed 8. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat until smooth.

2. Add Part B ingredients and blend for 1 minute on speed 6.

3. Serve with hainanese chicken rice :D 

Can be kept in fridge for up to a week but we finished it before a week! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thermomix no-bake marie biscuit layer cheesecake (Grandma's cheesecake recipe)

Last week, my lovely bunch of friends organized a baby shower for me. I decided to whip out something in return -- So i made this simple recipe, given by my mom over the phone. She calls it Grandma's cheese cake recipe.

The recipe is really simple. 

Just follow the steps on the pictures and description below : 
Ingredient : 
Part A 
1 block of Philadelphia Cheese (room temperature)
1/3 bar butter (room temperature)
1/3 small tin condense milk
1/3 cup milk

Part B 
1 pack of marie biscuit

Method : 
1. Mix all ingredient (Part A) together in thermomix jug. (speed 2-3 for 3 minutes -- the mixture should be smooth)
2. Layer marie biscuit and the cheese mixture layer by layer, until cheese mixture is finish. You can put the cheese mixture in a plastic bag and make a hole to pump it layer by layer. this would result in more even layers of cheese and biscuits.
3. Set a side for 30 minutes.
4. Knock the container containing the layers a few times to let the cheese absorb and sink in to the biscuit. Before refrigerate, sprinkler some chocolate powder / cereal as toppings. 
5. Refrigerate overnight.
6. Ready to be served.