Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fried Tofu with ground pork : ผัดเต้าหู้หมูสับ

My husband is not only a carnivora, (Ha! Ha!) but he is also a fan of all kinds of tofus. It doesn't matter if it's soft, firm or dry tofu. This time, I chose firm tofu for my dish.

Ingredients : for 2 person
150g firm tofu
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
60g ground pork
1 clove garlic
2 chillies
1/2 carrot
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. thin soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. dark sweet soy sauce
1/4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. chicken stock
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 green onions

Instructions :
Cut Tofu into a bite-sized and wipe them up with the paper towel. Peel Garlic and finely chop. Peel carrot and cut into thin sticks. Wash chilli and chop it also finely. Peel onion and cut in stripe. Wash green onion roots and cut in about 2cm long.

Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat. When oil is hot, put tofu to fry until it's getting brawn on each side. Remove from the pan and drain on the paper towel.

Fry garlic (with the left oil from frying tofu) until fragant. Add in ground pork and stir-fry until the ground pork is cooked. Add carrot, season with chilli, oyster sauce, thin soy sauce, dark sweet soy sauce, sugar and chicken stock, stir well.

Add in tofu, stir until combined with all ingredients. Finally, add in pepper and green onion, stir well and turn off the heat. Serve warm with rice.

Apple in love : รักน้องเปิ้ล

I have many recipes of apple cake and I find all of them are great. Anyway, I used to bake this one most frequently. I love the moist and fluffy of the cake, the taste that not too sweet and also the wonderful aroma of apple, cinnamon and rum. If you like apple cake, you shouldn't miss to try this recipe.

Ingredients :
  • 200g apples (peeled, cored and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 drops rum-aroma
  • 100g butter
  • 90g sugar (A)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 110g cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 60 ml milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 20g sugar (B)
Instructions :
  • Combine apples, lemon juice, ground cinnamon and rum-aroma together, set aside. Then mix together the cake flour and baking powder, two times sifting and set aside. Grease the muffin pan lightly with butter. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Whisk the butter by using an electric hand whisk until smooth, then gradually add in sugar(A) and whisk until the butter is creamy and fluffy. Add egg yolks all at once and vanilla extract to the creamy butter and whisk until incorporated.
  • Divide the flour into 4 equal parts and divide milk into 3 equal parts. Then stir the flour alternatively with milk in the butter mixture just until incorporated, stop stirring.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with salt until foamy. Gradually add in sugar and whisk with high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the foamy egg whites into the mixture. Finally, stir in apples.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Lay an apple piece which cut in heart shape on the top. Place the muffin pan in the middle of oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Take it out from the oven and rest in the pan about 5 minutes before remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool.