Monday, 15 February 2016

Leftover Bak Kwa from CNY? No worries! - Top 5 recipes with Bak Kwa!

Ever wonder what you could do with delicious Bak Kwa? Eat it alone or create wondrous & delicious snacks!

Fire up your taste buds & prepare for mouth-watering recipes! Disclaimer: All recipes are gathered from other websites, but all links are included :)

1. Sweet & Salty mixture- 

Photo from: No-Frills Recipe
250g Salted Butter, soften
70g Icing Sugar
1 Whole Egg
1tsp Vanilla Extract
400g Plain Flour
130g Bak Kwa, mini diced

Photo from: Passionate About Baking

1. Cream butter & sugar until fluffy. Add egg & beat until well mixed.
2. Add vanilla extract & mix. Then add flour & bak kwa. Mix thoroughly.
3. Put the dough in a plastic bag & roll it out evenly.
4. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes until firm.
5. Cut into small pieces, shape accordingly & place into baking tray.
6. Bake at 180C for 16-18 minutes or until it turns slightly brown.

Recipe courtesy of this blog.

2. Leftover Bak Kwa & leftover rice? Fry `em up for a tasty meal!

Photo from: My Kitchen Snippets
3 cups Cooked Rice, preferably overnight rice
4 pieces Bak Kwa,  diced
6 large shrimps, peeled & deveined
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
2 Whole Eggs
2 Shallots, thinly sliced
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 Spring Onions, cut small
1 Red Chili, cut small

1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Heat up work on high heat & add 2 tbsp of oil. Put in shallots & garlic. Stir fry until lightly brown.
2. Add in bak kwa & continue to stir fry another minute.
3. Add in shrimps, chili, & peas. Stir fry until pink.
4. Push ingredients to the side, & add in another tbsp of oil. Add eggs & 1 tbsp soy sauce.
5. Light scramble eggs, add in rice, & the rest of the seasoning.
6. Continue to stir fry for another 3 minutes or until everything is well-combined.
7. Add salt & pepper to taste. Toss in spring onions.
8. Viola! Your meal is ready to be served :)

Recipe courtesy of this blog.

3. Western x Chinese = 

Bak Kwa French Toast!

Photo From: The Idea King

2 Slices of Bread
1 Whole Egg
1 piece Bak Kwa
1 Slice of Cheese

1. Remove crusts from bread.
2. Beat the egg (add salt to taste).
3. Place bak kwa & a slice of cheese between the two slices of bread.
4. Dip them in the egg mixture & fry them on a pre-heated pan.
5. Flip toast over & fry the other side. Fry until light brown.
6. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from here.

4.  Breakfast with the Best! - 

Bak Kwa Omlette

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2 pieces Bak Kwa, cut into small squares
2 Whole Eggs
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Light beat eggs. Add soy sauce & pepper into eggs.
2. Heat frying pan with oil, & place bak kwa in to stir fry for 2 minutes (don't burn them!).
3. Once the bak kwa is soft, push them aside & pour in eggs.
4. Mix bak kwa with eggs. Wait for one side of the egg to cook before flipping to the other side.
5. Fry for another 2-3 minutes or until desired texture.
6. Time to eat!

Recipe courtesy of this blog.

5. Family Favorite - Bak Kwa Porridge!

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For the Porridge:
1 cup rice, washed & drained
9 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth, or water
6 Garlic Cloves, peeled & smashed

For seasoning: 
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Small piece of Ginger
Spring Onions
Salt & Pepper to taste

& 2 pieces of Bak Kwa, cut into squares or small pieces

1. In a large pot, add rice, broth, salt, ginger, and scallions. Bring the pot to a boil & then lower to a simmer. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes until the rice breaks down & thickens into a porridge.
2. Cook about 1 hour if you like a thinner consistency, or 1 1/2 for thicker (up to your own preference).
3. Remove from heat & add in bak kwa. Since bak kwa is already cooked, the heat from the porridge will soften it up.
4. Serve with soy sauce and/or sesame oil & top with spring onions and/or garlic.

Recipe adapted from here. 

So how do you like to eat your Bak Kwa? Share your recipes here!

Thanks for reading!

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