September 21, 2018

ROTI JALA (LACY PANCAKES)

Ingredients:
Coconut - 1 (grated)
Water - 350 ml
Plain flour - 225 gms (sifted)
Eggs - 4 (beaten well)
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Roti jala mould
Screwpine leaves - 6 (Cut into 5*3 cm strips)
(available in Chinese supermarkets)

Method:

  1. Blend coconut with 120 ml water. Squeeze and strain for thick coconut milk. Add 250 ml water to coconut milk residue, squeeze and strain for thin coconut milk.
  2. Pour flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour thin coconut milk and beaten eggs into the well and gradually stir flour towards the centre. Mix well.
  3. Add salt and thick coconut milk and blend. Strain if there are lumps. Test the consistency of the batter by making one pancake first. Add a little more water or flour if the batter is too thick or too thin.
  4. Heat the frying pan and brush with oil. When the pan is hot, pour in batter through a Roti Jala mould, rotating it to form a lacy pattern.
  5. Cook till set and stack on a plate, putting pieces of screwpine leaf between the pancakes.
Note: Roti jala can be made hours in advance and heated in the oven just before serving. it is eaten with dry curry chicken.

September 19, 2018

CARAMEL ICE CREAM

Ingredients:
Sugar - 225 gms
Milk - 750 ml
Egg yolks- 6
Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Place half the sugar in a heavy based saucepan and melt over gentle heat until caramelized to a deep golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk.
  • Take care as the caramel mixture will bubble up fiercely when the milk is added. Stir until the caramel has dissolved, then set aside to cool.
  • Beat the egg yolks, remaining sugar and the salt together until the mixture is very pale and thick and will make a ribbon trail when the beater is lifted. 
  • Gradually beat i the caramel milk, then pour the mixture into the saucepan.
  • Cook very gently, stirring, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour into freezer trays and freeze, beating the mixture once or twice during freezing.
Variation:

Chopped toasted nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans or Brazil nuts may be added to the partially frozen mixture after beating.

SKIN PROBLEMS OF BABIES

Diaper Rash may irritate babies, we should take care of it. 

Reddish patches of irritation between a baby's legs or buttocks may be caused by urine in his diapers or bedding. This is common when plastic diapers are used.

Remedies:

1. Bathe the child daily with lukewarm water and mild soap.

2. To prevent or cure the rash, the child should be kept naked, without diapers, and he should be taken out into the sun.

3. If diapers are used, change them often. After washing the diapers, rinse them in water with a little vinegar.

4. Use talcum powder only after the rash is gone.

5. Do not use plastic diapers.

GUGLHUPF

Ingredients:
Butter - 110 gms
Milk - 100 ml
Flour - 250 gms
Easy blend yeast - 1 sachet
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Melted butter and flour for the mould
Almonds - 65 gms (blanched and slivered)
Large eggs - 3 (lightly beaten)
Raisins - 65 gms
Zest of one lemon, grated
Vanilla icing sugar - 1 tsp

Method:

  • Put the 100 gms butter in a bowl. Soften by standing over a bowl or pan of hot water.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan over a low heat until just tepid.
  • Sift the flour into a warmed bowl with the yeast and sugar.
  • Mix well, then add the milk with the beaten eggs. 
  • Mix weell to form a smooth batter, gradually adding the softened butter which should be just warm, not hot.
  • Stir in the raisins and the lemon zest.
  • Brush a 900 ml Guglhupf mould witht he butter, dust with flour and sprinkle it evenly with almond slivers.
  • Heat the oven to 220 C.
  • Pour the mixture into the Guglhupf tin (it should be about 2/3 full). Cover it with a cloth and stand in a warm place away from draughts to rise.
  • When the mixture has risen to within 1/2" of the top of the mould. Place it in the oven and turn down the heat to 190 C.
  • After 5 mnutes (without opening the door) turn doen the oven to 180 C and continue baking for up to 40 minutes.
  • Test the cake pressing the top with your finger tips before removing it from the oven.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing it from the mould.
  • Dust it with vanilla sugar while still warm.
  • This cake is best eaten fresh. Any left-overs make a delicious trifle.

September 18, 2018

HEALTH TIP -6

Health tip for anaemia:

Turmeric, being rich in iron, is valuable in anaemia. A teaspoon of raw turmeric juice mixed with honey is taken everyday in the treatment of this condition.

September 17, 2018

ROMAN NUMBERS

ROMAN NUMBER
ENGLISH
NUMERICAL
I
One
1
II
Two
2
III
Three
3
IV
Four
4
V
Five
5
VI
Six
6
VII
Seven
7
VIII
Eight
8
IX
Nine
9
X
Ten
10
XX
Twenty
20
XXX
Thirty
30
XL
Forty
40
L
Fifty
50
LX
Sixty
60
LXX
Seventy
70
LXXX
Eighty
80
XC
Ninety
90
C
Hundred
100
CC
Two  hundred
200
CCC
Three hundred
300
CD
Four hundred
400
D
Five hundred
500
DC
Six hundred
600
DCC
Seven hundred
700
DCCC
Eight hundred
800
CM
Nine hundred
900
M
Thousand
1000
MM
Two thousand
2000
VM
Five thousand
5000

September 16, 2018

BEAUTY TIPS - 4

 Dry the orange peels and powder it. Mix the powder and little water to make smooth paste and apply it on pimples.It will get rid off pimples.