khao koop

Or as Thais say khao tung is a deep-fried crispy rice cake. Ever heard of it? You can eat it with a (spicy) dipping sauce or as side dish or snack. Sometimes it is topped with palm sugar.

kao-koop

To make them, my mom mixes jasmin rice and glutinous rice (1:1) together with a little bit of water and shapes them round. Then she lets them dry in the sun for a while. When the cakes are reeeaaally dry, you can store them or deep-fry them to eat.

It is a nice alternative to shrimp chips or popcorn. 🙂

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mo’s waffles

Last time my sister was in town, we visited my granny and my cousin. Of course, he wanted to bake again. This time, he made waffles with his new animal shape waffle-maker. He did a very good job.

mo-waffles

The recipe we used was very simple and doesn’t need too many ingredients. My cousin could follow the recipe well – except for whisking the egg whites. That was my job.

Here is the recipe:

250 ml milk
2 eggs
40 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
180 g all-purpose-flour
1 tsp baking powder
optional: vanilla extract or lemon zest

Seperate eggs and whisk the egg white stiff. Mix milk, egg yolk, sugar, salt together together well. Sift flour and baking powder and add to the mixture bit by bit. Lastly, fold in egg white and bake!

ploy’s brownies

For her birthday, my friend wanted to bring a cake to work but she never really baked a cake before and she doesn’t have an oven to bake one at her home. So, she came over and I helped her a bit. We baked Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ brillant brownies. The recipe is simple and perfect for beginners.

250 g butter
200 g dark chocolate, broken up
80 g cocoa powder, sifted
65 g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
270 g caster sugar (I like it less sweet than Jamie)
4 large free-range eggs
50 g chopped nuts, optional

Firstly, melt butter and chocolate together in a bowl over simmering water; meanwhile mix cocoa powder, flour and baking powder in another bowl. When the chocolate-butter is smooth, add the flour-mix and eggs bit by bit. Stir well unitl you have a silky consistency. Lastly, add the chopped nuts (I always roasted them beforehand) and pour the batter in a baking tray and bake for 30 mins at 180° Celsius.

Since my friend brought the whole tray to work, I couldn’t try them. But a week later, my friend surprised me with brownies she baked for me at another friend’s house. She used the same recipe and they turned out great.

Good job, Ploy!