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Steamed Yam Cake

Posted by icyelite on December 28, 2009

After such a long time of resting baking, cooking food cum recipe testing, I had a sudden urge to cook steamed yam cake. It has been a long time since I last ate steamed yam cake. Without any recipe for reference, I bought yam from NTUC, thinking that mum surely knows how to cook it. Lol. She guides me along the way.

Recipe of Steamed Yam Cake (Frying the mixture)

Ingredients:

1 Yam (depends on how much you want)
1 packet of rice flour
2 tbsp of starch/ tapioca flour (to thicken the mixture)
1 tsp of salt
Mushroom seasoning
7 bowls of water
Pepper
Sesame Oil
Sliced Mushroom

Preparations:

  1. Slice the mushroom and cut the yam into small cubes.
  2. Measure 7 bowls of water and pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add rice flour, pepper,  salt into the mixing bowl.
  4. Fry the mushroom and yam with sesame oil/vegetable oil.
  5. After frying the mushroom and yam, pour the mixture (mixing bowl) into the pan and fry.
  6. Stir the mixture continuously.
  7. Add in starch flour into the pan.
  8. Stir the mixture until it becomes sticky texture (looks like glue texture) and transfer it to a baking tin, ready to steam it.
  9. Steam for approximate 1 hour and use toothpick to test that nothing sticks on it.

Tips: While adding in the seasoning into the mixture, taste it making sure that its not too blend and have a wonderful taste.

Finishing:

  • Cut the yam cake into small pieces.
  • Garnish the steamed yam cake with parsley, sliced red chili and fried cabbage and you are ready to serve.
  • Serve the steamed yam cake together with sweet dark soy sauce and chili.

You can use the same recipe for cooking steamed pumpkin cake too.

Posted in Chinese, Cuisine, Homemade Food, Kueh, Mushroom, Recipes, Yam | 2 Comments »

Superb Creamy Mushroom Soup

Posted by icyelite on December 26, 2009

This mushroom soup is the authentic mushroom you can taste it at Roma Deli, Simple Food, etc that serves mushroom soup. This is a different recipe from my previous mushroom soup. Felt excited when I find the real ingredients used by these stores.  The main ingredient of the soup is cream and mushrooms.

Most of the websites will put sour cream but its not suitable for vegetarian. So I recommend vegetarians to use Nestle Cream.

Successful creamy mushroom soup with nice smelling oregano herbs

Recipe of Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

Fresh White Button Mushroom
Button Mushroom
Margarine
Cream
Water (depends on how much you wanna cook)
Mushroom seasoning
Pepper
Oregano herbs
Starch flour/ Tapioca flour/ corn flour
(Purpose of the flour is to thicken the soup)

Preparations:

  1. Slice the fresh white button mushroom and button mushroom.
  2. Fry the mushrooms with margarine.
  3. Put the mushrooms into the blender until its coarsely chopped.
  4. Boil the water in a pot.
  5. Add in the mushrooms.
  6. When the water has boiled, pour in the cream (depends on how creamy you want the soup to be).
  7. Add in all mushroom seasonings, a pinch of pepper and oregano herbs.
  8. Make sure it is well-mixed.
  9. Add in the starch flour.
  10. Continue stirring until the soup has thickened.

Finishing: Scoop out a bowl of the creamy mushroom soup. Garnish it with somemore herbs. Serve it together with toasted bread (optional).

Finally good try! Had cooked it several times for my family. They love it alot. I loved it too. Been quite sometime since I last heard good comments about my cookings. (Not becos my cookings had always been lousy but it has been a very long time since I’m enthusiastic about cooking.) =)

Posted in Cuisine, Homemade Food, Mushroom, Recipes, Soup, Western | 4 Comments »

Vegetarian Creamy Mushroom Soup

Posted by icyelite on September 15, 2008

Recently, I had an interest in cooking creamy mushroom soup. I searched high and low for a vegetarian creamy mushroom soup recipe, finally I found one at The Modern Vegetarian Recipes. This is the only recipe that I had found without any onions or garlics.

My creamy mushroom soup

Tadaa! This is my creamy mushroom soup. Does it looks similar to the recipe’s picture? Well, it looks quite similar but the taste is still not something that I wanted. My brother says it does not taste creamy enough. Not sure what it is lacking of? I did not use instant powder like campbell soup because I am not sure of the ingredients in the campbell soup. So the best way is to do it from scratch so I know what are the small small ingredients that can make up a wonderful creamy mushroom soup.

Recipe of Vegetarian Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

Fresh White Button Mushroom, Coarsely chopped
Margarine
Water
Unsweetened Soy Milk
Plain Flour
Salt
Pepper
Herbs

Preparations:

  1. Chopped the fresh white button mushroom coarsely.
  2. Fry the mushroom with margarine.
  3. Boil the water in a pot.
  4. When the water has boiled, pour in the unsweetened soy milk.
  5. Add in the flour slowly while continuously stirring.
  6. Make sure it is well-mixed.
  7. Put in the mushroom, herbs, salt and pepper.
  8. Continue stirring until the soup has thickened.

Tips:

  • Can put in some ham to increase the taste of the soup, more things to bite and adds in slight brown color to the soup

Finishing: Scoop out a bowl of the creamy mushroom soup. Garnish it with some herbs. Serve it together with toasted bread and black pepper (optional).

Not very satisfied with my first try, I will try cooking it one more time. Aim to make it taste more creamy!

Posted in Homemade Food, Mushroom, Soup, Western | 4 Comments »