Madeira Cake (Nigella Lawson)


I was intrigued to try this Madeira Cake recipe by Nigella Lawson from Anncoo Journal for Bake Along event. This is something new to me. I meant the Madeira Cake. What is it? How's the texture like? Honestly, I've never heard of it and I'm curious to find out. (Blame it on my poor knowledge in baking for not knowing! Hehe...)

Actually, the recipe is from Nigella's mother in law. According to her, this is the best version she has ever tried. Knowing Nigella from her appearances in Asian Food Channel (AFC), I know that I can trust her taste. Nigella is known for her cheerful and fun approach towards cooking. I love watching her on AFC, you'll never get bored with her cooking.

And to clear my curiosity, before I start with the recipe, I did some goggling on Madeira Cake.
Wiki explained that Madeira is a cake that has a firm yet light texture. It is eaten with tea or for breakfast and is traditionally flavoured with lemon. Madeira cake is very similar to a pound cake or yellow cake.
I love Madeira Cake. It is really as said, with a firm yet light texture and a hint of lemon flavour. My hubby love it! Me too! I can't wait to have a few more slices [again] for my breakfast tomorrow.

(Please forgive me for the bad lighting on my photograph above. I just baked it this evening and my kitchen light is not bright enough for a good shot. Usually I depend on natural lighting for good shots.)


MADEIRA CAKE (NIGELLA LAWSON)
(Recipe Source from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson)

Prep Time  : 30 mins
Cook Time : 60 mins
Total Time : 1 hour 30 mins
Makes        : 8 - 10 slices

Ingredients:
240 grams unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cup self-raising flour
2/3 cup plain flour

Directions:
You will need a loaf tin (23 x 13 x 7cm / 9 x 5 x 3 inches), buttered and lined.

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

2. Combine and sift the self-raising flour and plain flour in a medium bowl. Leave aside until needed.

3. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy, and add in the lemon zest.

4. Turn mixer to low speed, add the eggs one at a time with a tablespoon of the sifted flour for each.

5. Then gently mix in the rest of the sifted flour until well incorporated and, finally, the lemon juice.

6. Pout batter into the prepared loaf tin, you may need to spread it evenly with a spoon as the batter is quite thick.

7. Sprinkle with caster sugar (about 2 tablespoons should do it) as it goes into the oven, and bake for 1 hour or until a cake-tester comes out clean.

8. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool in the tin before turning out.







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This post is for Bake-Along event hosted by Joyce, Lena and Zoe

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella


...and i know

I must try baking these cookies. It is simply
irrestible!...

I've always love Nutella! (Who doesn't?) So when i saw Nami's Nutella cookie recipe, I was drooling and I know I must try baking these cookies. This is actually a throwback from Nov 2014. How can i not share this recipe in my yummy~licious? It is simply irresistible! Even my daughter couldn't wait for her mummy to give it to her. She cheekily helped herself from the kitchen counter while i was still putting the cookies in a jar.


Making these cookies are fun but handling the Nutella & making the brown butter is abit tricky. You will need to work fast with the Nutella as it melts easily. If you are using the "two teaspoons" method, you may want to put the Nutella in the fridge for a few mins to harden it abit. But if you are using the "ziplock bag" method, you'll be fine with Nutella in room temperature.

To make the brown butter, you will need to co-ordinate with your eyes. Once it has browned evenly, quickly remove it from the heat and cool it in a bowl. But not to worry, thanks to Nami, she has embedded a video on how to make brown butter for easier understanding. You should be able to capture the timing after watching this video.


Enjoy baking these goodies!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH NUTELLA
(Recipe Source from Just One Cookbook)

Prep Time  : 60 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 1 hour 30 mins
Makes        : 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
225g unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt, plus more sprinkling
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Shaping the Nutella
1. Line a baking sheet/ pan with parchment paper. Scoop out the nutella with two teaspoons to roughly form a ball, about 1.5 - 2cm in diameter onto the parchment paper. Freeze them until they are firm, about 2 hours.
(You can also use a ziplock bag to pipe out the nutella as used by Nami. Just place Nutella in a ziplock/ plastic bag towards one corner. Twist the top so that it does not squeeze out when you pipe the nutella out. Cut one corner off the end of the bag. Pipe as needed.)

Making the Brown Butter ( aka "beurre noisette" in French)
2. Melt the butter (cut into small pieces) in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. As the butter heats, it will begin to foam, and then bubble. Milk solid will begin to form and sink at the bottom of the pan. Continue stirring until the butter is browned evenly. Be careful not to burnt it. Remove from heat once it is browned evenly. Pour it into a bowl and let it cool.
(Pls refer to the video in this post)

Making the Dough
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt.

4. In (another) mixing bowl, combine the sugar and brown butter on medium speed until well blended and smooth.

5. Add in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla and yogurt. Continue mixing and scraping down the sides of mixing bowl as needed.

6. Turn the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients and blend until just incorporated.

7. Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough briefly, about 30 mins.

8. Preheat the oven to 350°F/ 175°C and line the baking sheets with parchment paper. Work in 2-3 batches as the Nutella balls melts easily when they are outside the freezer.

Shaping the Dough
9. Use a tablespoon, scoop out the cookie dough twice and roll into a ball. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets with 2-3 inches apart. Put the remaining cookie dough in the refrigerator.

Adding Nutella to Dough
10. Take out the frozen Nutella balls from freezer. Press a well in the center of the dough ball and place a Nutella ball in the well. Pinch together the edges of the cookie dough over the top to completely seal it in the center. Make a couple of pinches on the top part of the dough so that the finished product will look more appealing.

Baking the Cookies

11. Bake the cookies until golden brown, about 14 mins, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. After rotating, start working on the next batch with the remaining dough as needed.

12. When the cookies are finished baking, sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Let sit a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Once they are completely cool, store them in an airtight container.

Notes:
When sealing the dough, make sure that the Nutella is not seeping out of the dough. Add more dough if needed.





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Bone & Pot Steamboat @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

It was almost 9pm, my hubby & his friends had just finished working on a project. Not wanting to go anywhere far to have dinner, they decided to dine at Bone & Pot Puchong. I have to thank them for their decision, for it was one of the best steamboat dinner I've eaten. (I'm not exaggerating, k!)

I was not expecting much. At the back of my mind, I thought the ingredients that they serve would be 'not-so fresh' since it is almost closing time. But I was wrong! The broth was really flavorful and the ingredients were really fresh.

It was also nice to have late dinner because the restaurant was less crowded. Easily we spotted a round table to fit the 4 of us and our 2 years-old baby comfortably.

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Platter for Three @ RM59.70
Rating: 4/5
(This is a combination of the 2pax Set Meal @ RM39.80
+ Personal Set Meal @ RM19.90)

Also available in this set are yee mee noodles and eggs which I've forgotten to photograph. The yee mee noodles goes really well with the broth. I had a whole pc by my own. Yummzz..

Signature Pork Bone Broth @ FOC
Rating: 4.5/5
The broth was super yummy~licious! We had this at other branch but it wasn't as flavorful as this. And if you put slices of bacon (which was included in the set meal), it will further enhance the broth flavor.
Signature Pork Bone broth comes complimentary with every 2pax & 4 pax Set Meal ordered. For 2pax Set Meal, it comes FREE only after 9pm.
Hehe...lucky us!

Fried wanton (6pcs) @ RM5.80
Rating: 3.5/5

Cheese Ball (4pcs) @ RM6.80
Rating: 3.5/5
This is my hubby's fav. Hot cheese oozing out at every bites!

Sea Urchin Ball (4pcs) @ RM6.80
Rating: 3.5/5

Fresh Pork Slices @ RM12.90
Rating: 3.5/5

Fresh Pork Neck Slices @ RM15.90
Rating: 3.5/5

Yin Choy @ RM5.50

Bone & Pot Steamboat Puchong

The only thing that I don't like about having steamboat in a closed air-conditioned restaurant is that you will end up with the food smells on your clothes. But for this time, I don't mind about the smell. It was a satisfying~licious meal!

LOCATION
No.47, Jalan Puteri 2/3,
Bandar Puteri,
Puchong 47100,
Selangor.
TEL: 03-8066 7722

WEBSITE
http://bonenpot.com

GST & SERVICE CHARGE
GST : YES
S.C : YES, 5%

MAP (+/-)


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Old Friend HK Dim Sum @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Old Friend HK Dim Sum was one of our favourite neighbourhood Dim Sum restaurant. The restaurant is located opposite Puteri Mart which is really convenient for us to have our breakfast after our groceries shopping. With approx. 10 tables, it was usually fullhouse.

Since it has been quite some times we have not been to this restaurant, we decided to satisfy our craving for dim sum yesterday. We went there with our friends around 9am. Surprisingly, there were only a few tables occupied. "Hmm..It's Saturday morning and no one out for brekkie? How strange?" I was quickly distracted at the sight of varieties dim sums available. Happily, we ordered away.

Porridge @ RM4.80
Rating: 1/5
I'd love to enjoy a bowl of porridge with my dim sums. However, this time, the porridge served to me was very watery. It was really disappointing!

Luckily, the rest of the dim sums were yummy as usual.

Chicken Glutinious Rice/ Lo Mai Kai @ RM8.00
Rating: 3.5/5

Prawn Siew Mai @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Fish Balls @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Stuffed Chilli @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Dim Sum @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Beancurd Rolls @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Prawn Dumpling/ Har Kow @ RM5.30
Rating: 3.5/5

Fried Radish Cake/ Lo Bak Kow @ RM8.00
Rating: 4/5
This is exactly how i would love my Fried Radish Cake to be - with lots of bean sprouts and preserved turnip. Yummzz...

Yam Puff with Char Siew filling/ Woo Kok @ RM8.00
Rating: 3.5/5

Fried Prawn Rolls @ RM8.00
Rating: 3.5/5

Interior of Old Friend HK Dim Sum

The total billing came out to be RM117 (incl GST 6%). Roughly estimation approx. RM23/pax (there were 5 of us). We thought it was reasonable as we had ordered 17 plates/baskets of dim sums. So we did not question much back then.

But when I checked the receipt at home, there are 7 plates of RM8.00 dim sum. RM8.00? Isn't it a bit too pricey? I don't remember their price as high as that. No wonder there were only few tables occupied. Maybe it is because of the GST? Hmm.. I am not too sure, but it seems like we are most likely not going to dine in here anymore. RM8.00/ plate is just too pricey. Sorry, Old Friend!



LOCATION
No.65-G, Jalan Puteri 5/7,
Bandar Puteri,
Puchong 47100,
Selangor.
H/P: 012 389 7901

GST & SERVICE CHARGE
GST : YES
S.C : NO

MAP (+/-)


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Ms. Yummy~licious is Back!!!

...I am able to be back blogging and I can't wait to catch up with you all...
Hello Everyone! After 2 years of hibernation, Ms.Yummy~licious is finally Back for good!!! I am superb excited because I've missed blogging and my blogger friends so so much. Finally I am able to be back blogging and I can't wait to catch up with you all. And if you've noticed, this time I am back with a new domain name :

www.msyummylicious.asia


Isn't it glamorous with the ending .asia? Haha... Actually I was left with no choice but to use another domain name because I did not renew the old .com domain. When I wanted to re-purchase my old domain, it said it was already taken. (ouch! )

At first, I was really heartbroken and I did not know what to do. Does this means I have to start a new blog again? Can I use a new domain with my old blog? How about intense Debate? I've so many uncertainties. Thankfully I've got my blogger friends which I still keep in touch via FB. I quickly poured out to them, namely LJ, Marzie & Yoko in our group chat. It was already late midnight and LJ was so sweet to reply me right away. After her replies, I was still very heartbroken because I can't continue with my old domain. But at least I know what I should do.

The next day, I do all the clearing up and tidying of links & pictures, followed by purchasing my new domain name and re-register my site the very next day. My hubby did contributed to the new Yummy~licious. He agreed with me on the .asia instead of others .net, .co. or .club. which has fastened the purchasing process.

Then again LJ came to the rescue. She helped me to set the new domain name with my blogger platform. I would really like to thank LJ for her swift rescues. If not, I would still be stuck with the server thingy. Thank you, LJ! And I would also like to thank Marzie & Yoko for their continuous supports. Thank you, ladies! You guys are the BEST!!

Of coz, there are still things that I need to rectify but I'll do it as I blog along. So peoples, please stay tuned for more exciting food posts! Ms.Yummylicious is Back!!

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