Wednesday 28 June 2017

Warabi Mochi わらびもち

100g Warabi mochi powder (わらびもち粉)
80g caster sugar
20g black/brown/sliced brown sugar
400g water
200-300g kinako powder (きな粉)

1. In a bowl, combine the warabi mochi powder and all the sugar.
2. Add the water and mix well. Steam it till it turns transparent.
3. Remove the warabi mochi from the heat and let it cool down.
4. On a flat surface, spread some kinako powder. Put the warabi mochi over it and cut into cube and then coat the mochi with the kinako powder evenly.

*You may use matcha or sesame powder to replace the kinako powder*

Friday 23 June 2017

Double Huiji Honey Ice Cream

2 packets cold whipping cream (I used Emborg)
1/4 - 1/3 canned condensed milk (I put 1/4)
*2 tbsp Huiji Honey
3 tsp vanilla essence

1. Put the large bowl and the whisk in the fridge for 30 mins. 
2. Beat the cold heavy whipping cream and vanilla essence until stiff peak forms. Slowly pour the condensed milk and mix well. 
3. Fold the *Huiji Honey into the whipping cream mixture until well combined.
4. Lastly, Pour the ice cream into a container or loaf pan and then cover with baking paper. Freeze it overnight or till it's set.
5. Serve with some *Huiji Honey and corn flakes. 

Triple Huiji Honey Cupcakes

The Huiji Honey Cupcakes
100g cake flour
100g all-purpose flour
60-80g granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
115g unsalted butter, softened, cut into small cubes
2 eggs
2 tbsp *Huiji Honey
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

The Huiji Honey Buttercream
3 egg whites
2 tbsp *Huiji Honey
80 g granulated sugar
200g unsalted butter, softened but cool
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cupcakes Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well. 
2. Add the butter and mix on low speed or till it resembles coarse crumbs. 
3. Add one egg at a time, beat and mix well by scraping the bottom of the bowl.
4. Combine and mix the Huiji Honey, milk and vanilla in a small cup/bowl. 
5. Use medium speed beat half of the mixture no. 4 into the batter no. 3 for 2-3 minutes and then add the remaining milk mixture, and beat for another 1 minute.
6. Fill paper liners 2/3 full with batter, and bake for 20 minutes, or until it's cooked. Transfer the cupcakes on the rack and let it cool completely before topping with buttercream.

Buttercream method
1. Place the egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl. Put it over a pot of simmering water, and stir it continuously, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is warm. 2. Beat the mixture on high speed till stiff peaks form.
3. Beat in 200g butter into the beaten egg whites. The mixture will be watery, just continue beating and the mixture will become creamy and fluffy. Lastly, mix in the *Huiji Honey and vanilla till well combined.
4. Frost the *Huiji Honey buttercream on the cupcakes and drizzle some *Huiji Honey for an extra honey flavour.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Huiji Honey Sticky Drumlets

12 drumlets/chicken wingsticks
1.5 cups potato starch
2 cups of oil for deep fry
Some sliced chilli, fried garlic/roasted sesame and parsley for garnishing

Seasonings for the drumlets
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
Some white pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grinded ginger
1 tsp grinded garlic

Seasonings for *Huiji Honey Sticky Sauce

1 tsp oil
2 tbsp *Huiji Honey
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp grinded ginger
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
Dash of salt
1/4 cup water
Mix 1 tsp of potato starch + 1tsp of water for thickening

The *Huiji Honey Sticky Sauce
1. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil, saute grinded ginger and garlic until fragrant. Add all the seasonings to taste and cook for a while. The sauce should be slightly thicken. Remove and set aside.
*If the sauce is too thick, you may add 1 tbsp of water*

The Frying Drumlets

1. Wash and tap dry the drumlets. Cut a line at the side of the drumlets and push all the meat towards the soft bone portion so as to make it like a chunk of meat at one end of the drumlets. 
2. Marinate it with all the seasonings for at least 2 hours.
3. Heat oil (about 2-3 cups) in a deep pot until its really hot but not smoky.
4. Put the potato starch in a big mixing bowl and coat the drumlets evenly with the potato starch one by one.
5. Medium fire, deep fry the wings until it turns brownish yellow or crispy (about 10-15 minutes) remove and leave it in a strainer. Continue to fry the rest of the chicken wings. 
*Oil must be hot and fire must be medium to medium high. Do not keep flipping it, wait for 1 side to be half fried before flipping it*
6. Fry all the drumlets again for the second time in hot oil (medium fire). Stir it occassionally and fry until it turns brownish and very crispy. Remove and set aside.
7. Lastly, in a pan or wok, mix and combine the *Huiji Honey Sticky Sauce and the drumlets. Dish up and serve with some garnishing accessories on top.