Muhallabieh (Middle Eastern Milk Pudding)

December 11, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

Muhallabieh Milk Pudding
I have a sweet tooth, but I’m not much of a dessert person. I don’t normally make desserts at home. If I do make them, like ice cream or cake, I’ll be the only one eating them for a few days until I get sick of dessert. If I crave for something sweet, I will just grab some fruits or chocolates, or a traditional popsicle like ice cream potong. Natural sweetness of fruits is enough for me. Sweetie always joke that I’m a squirrel, always munching on nuts and fruits.

The milk pudding (muhallabieh or malabi) from the cookbook Jerusalem caught my eye because it’s quite similar to soy pudding (tau fu fah) and mango pudding. I like that it’s only takes a few minutes to make, and halved the recipe for my occasional dessert treat.   Continue Reading →

Homemade Almond Milk

May 26, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 26 Comments

Homemade Almond Milk

From the department of Eating Real Food By Making Food From Scratch — the same department that started the campaign with homemade sweetened condensed milk a year ago — comes this public service announcement: Making your own almond milk is very easy and cheap.

I find that if I have too much dairy products, it starts to bother me, so I keep it to a minimum and use alternative. I don’t drink much milk, usually use them in baking/pancakes.  Continue Reading →

Flavour Up Your Yogurt on NTV7 Breakfast Show

March 5, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 18 Comments

Recently, I was on NTV7 Breakfast Show to share some of the ways to mix & match your own favourite flavours with plain yogurt. If you hardly eat plain yogurt, you are missing out on the various delicious ways to enjoy yogurt. I always have a tub of homemade yogurt in my fridge.. Yogurt is so versatile, can be used as a snack, breakfast, dessert or even in dishes.

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No Bake Ricotta Cheesecake Bites with Pecan Base

December 22, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 9 Comments

No Bake Ricotta Cheesecake Bites with Pecan Base

Every now and then, I do crave for rich & creamy desserts like cheesecakes. When I do come across recipes I like, I try to make the recipes lighter & healthier. The baked cheesecake requires patience (which I don’t have when it comes to baking) and lots of spare time. This is a quick and simple no-bake dessert that is slightly healthier, that you would happily indulge. And doesn’t these No Bake Ricotta Cheescake Bites with Pecan Base and colourful toppings make a pretty dessert? Continue Reading →

Homemade Ricotta Cheese: Guest Post @ Ping’s Pickings

December 16, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

Woohoo! I’m doing my 1st ever guest post! A gazillion thanks to Ping for asking to me guest post on her fabulous blog Ping’s Pickings. You might have remembered Ping’s guest post here a while back with her delicious Balsamic Onions Quinoa Patties & Quinoa Salad.

As this is my 1st guest post, I was pretty nervous when she asked. Ping’s Pickings is one of my favourite blogs and I’m very honoured to do so but I was undecided on which recipe to share because she’s such a fabulous cook & baker. And I can attest to that – I’m lucky to have tasted her delicious food. Hmm.. what recipe for Ping?


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Fresh Flavours with Anna Olson & Pumpkin Creme Brulee Tart Recipe

November 30, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 12 Comments

‘Fresh with Anna Olson’ is one of my favourite programme on Asian Food Channel. The show was filmed in her beautiful home in Canada’s Niagara region and I love how the show showcases the incredibly fresh, seasonal ingredients that Anna gets direct from the farms. I’m very fortunate to be part of Anna Olson’s live show during her Fresh Flavours tourThanks to Asian Food Channel and BERJAYA University College of Hospitality for bringing her to Malaysia.

Anna Olson on Fresh Flavours tour

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Nasi Daging Kedah & Air Asam Tomato (Kedah Beef Rice with Tomato Sour Gravy)

November 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

Nasi Daging Kedah & Air Asam Tomato

With Malaysian Food Fest blog event, I’m really enjoying the new knowledge about the cuisine from each different Malaysian state. I realised I didn’t know anything about the food from Kedah & Perlis – the 2 north western states on Peninsular Malaysia. Even though Kedah is neighbouring state to my hometown Penang, I hardly travel to Kedah except going to Langkawi Island. I don’t think I’m very good neighbour, huh? Continue Reading →

Nutriplus Pastry Competition with Wild Mushroom Quiche

November 14, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 25 Comments

Wild Mushroom Quiche | Just As Delish

I was on a crazy baking quest last month, I’ve never baked so frequently in a whole month. When Veronica of Quay Po Cooks invited me (a few times) to join the Nutriplus Pastry Competition, I hesitated because I’m no baker and I have sensitive reaction to wheat. To join the competition, we have to submit a pastry recipe with a photo and 12 person will be selected to compete in the semi-finals. I’ve mostly baked gluten free/wheat free but those recipes are certainly not competition material. I planned to make some flourless bakes but due to time constrain, I submitted my Spinach Mushroom Quiche recipe. Yes, the original recipe was a crustless quiche, I’ve never baked a proper short crust pastry and I never thought I’ll get selected into semi finals.. so sue me..

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Buckwheat Wrap (Gluten Free Wrap)

October 23, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 23 Comments

After making a couple different types of pancake (Strawberry Crepes, Gluten free Crepes and the last one Durian Pancake), I was  intrigued with the tender and pliable texture of the durian pancake that makes it easy to wrap or fold. I thought it is be a great recipe to tweak for a gluten free wrap.  Continue Reading →

Indonesian Avocado Shake (Jus Alpukat)

July 19, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 40 Comments

Cold and sweet. Rich and creamy. Slurped through a straw. My taste buds do double takes. How can this be avocado? Before I can figure out the answer, my glass is empty. Here at the famous Kafe Warisan in Bali with my galpals, I had my first unforgettable rich Avocado Shake served with chocolate syrup dripped on the side of the glass. The green landscape before me is of rice paddy fields, abundant bananas and falling coconuts. But avocados? Who invited them? Continue Reading →