Corn Cheese Muffin

A posting I made for Click! photo event on July with "Yellow for Bri" theme. Click here to read more.

* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 180 gr cornmeal
* 1 ½ tsp baking powder
* pinch of cayenne pepper
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 cup milkr
* ¾ cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/4 tsp bread/cake softener - Wysman brand
* ¼ cup melted butter
* 1 ½ cup cubed cheese(use strong vintage cheese or better yet swiss gruyere)

1.) In a clean bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt
2.) In separate bowl mix in milk, melted butter, egg & bread/cake softener
3.) Mix both of bowl, whisk well
4.) Dump in cubed cheese
5.) Fill the mixing into muffin pan
6.) Bake in a pre-heated oven 190C for 15-20 mnts

Thanks to Vania with her interesting recipes of cool muffins.


Tiger Snails

Second trial of cooking this pretty thing. Yes, they're edible and pretty, but let me tell you snails are not for everyone. Some find it as a delicacy, while others may find this quite, well....... weird, I was going to say something else. But you know, the kind that they would serve in fear factor shows.

As for me, I'm not a fussy eater, probably more of an exotic type eater, just out of curiousity.
In the supermarket these babies were labelled as tiger snails - or keong macan. They would be beautiful cooked in strong spices. I cooked them in mild spice of West Sumatra 'asam padeh' which is quite close to the Thai tom yam flavours. Bought a bag of them. In cleaning them, I usually chop the top bit off. But these shells are very tough so I just let them be.

* Lemon squeeze 1 pcs
* 2 stalks of lemon grass - pounded
* kaffir lime leaves 5 pcs
* fresh ginger slices about 2cm
* Bayleaf 2 pcs
* Pinch of galangal powder
* Tomatoes - lots
* Tamarind - 2 pcs
* Red chilies, seeded and washed - processed smoothly
* Cardamom pods 2 - 4 pcs
* sugar, salt, pepper, garlic

1.) To begin with, I always stir fry some garlic & onions, add chilies
2.) Add tomatoes, bayleaf, salt, sugar, cardamom pods, kaffir lime leaves
3.) Add snails, leave the cover on for a while until the sauce thickens
4.) Throw in chopped coriander leaves and a twist of lemon juice


Oseng Oncom Bandung

• 1 bungkus oncom bandung
• Sejumput leunca - awas pait
• Sejumput daun kemangi
• 5 btr rawit warna

Bumbu Halus
• 4 btr bawang merah
• 4 siung bawang putih
• 2 cm lengkuas
• 1 cm kencur
• Gula jawa secukupnya, garam & merica

Cara Memasak:
1.) Tumis bumbu halus sampai harum, masukkan rawit
2.) Masukkan oncom, pecah-pecahkan tapi jgn terlalu halus
3.) Aduk rata, masukkan leunca
4.) Sesudah matang taburi dengan daun kemangi petik
5.) Sajikan dengan sambel ulek & lalapan selada air