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I was born and brought up in Kota Bahru,Kel,Malaysia From a very young age I was very interested in cooking. My sisters were all married by the time I was ten it fell on me to help my mother to do the household chores. Slowly I started cooking. After doing our household chores I go and help our neighbour Mok Wan who happened to be a kuih seller, helping her with the task of grinding rice, beating eggs, peeling onions and packing the kuihs usually fell on me for just 20 cents. Mok Wan was very good in making all those traditional Kelantanese kuih whicn are known for their variety and distinct taste. It was she who give me the best lessons in Malay culinary arts. It have been years since she passed away but her art of making kuih is still with me. It was my mother who gave me the lessons in Indian culinary arts, I helped her cook, learning all the time without realising it. Every time when I cook for my friends, the first thing they ask me is "Did you learn cooking?" Far from protesting vehemently that I was self-taught, I must admit I that I gained my knowledge of cooking partly from my family, partly from helping people who are masters of their arts and partly from cookery books.

About the cuisine

Our food is a delicious blend of flavours coming from the Malays,Chinese,India and indigenous communities living in Malaysia

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MOIST CHOCOLATE WALNUT CAKE

 
 
 
MOIST CHOCOLATE WALNUT CAKE
 
90 gm butter
 
180 gm caster sugar
 
90 gm egg ( break 2 eggs and lightly beat then weight )
 
1/2 tsp vanilla
 
60 gm walnut,ground
 
1/2 cup water
 
Sift together
 
120 gm superfine flour
 
40 gm coco powder
 
1/2 tsp baking powder
 
1/2 tsp baking soda
 
1 20cm round cake tin greased and line the bottom
 
Walnuts
 
1. Preheat oven to 160c. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well mix.
 
2. Fold in the sifted flour little by little alternately with the water with a spoon. Mix in the vanilla and walnut.
 
3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake until done. Remove and cool the cake.
 
Note: you have to make 3 of this cake
 
Chocolate buttercream icing
 
100 gm cooking chocolate
 
200 gm butter
 
400 gm icing sugar
 
2 tsp vanilla
 
Milk, to loosen
 
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the surface of the hot water. Allow to cool until the chocolate no longer feel hot to touch.
 
2. Beat the butter in a bowl until soft,then gradually beat in the icing sugar. Add the vanilla extract and beat again.
 
3. Fold in the melted chocolate until completely incorporated, add in a few drops of the milk if the mixture is a little stiff.
 
4. Place one of the cake and spread some of this cream and place another piece of the cake do until all are place. Then add the cream around the cake. Decorated with some whole walnut.
 
Note: This icing can be kept in the fridge for a few days. Bring to room temperature and beat again until smooth before icing your cake.
 


 
 
 
 
 

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