Never thought that i would be making my own bak kwa at home. I was really delighted when i saw Sonia doing it last year, it is something that i never thought that it can be done at home without predrying them under the sun and always thinking that it needs a long list of ingredients to make a good tasty bak kwa. I said to myself that i must do it someday and that someday comes now, a year later! I must really thank sonia , not only that i can make my own bak kwa at home now, it's also so easy to make, more hygienic and i'm sure everyone can make this too!
When the bak kwas were out from the oven, i really cant wait to taste that. it's very nice! just the taste of honey is a little strong for me but that's not a problem at all! I can reduce the honey slightly little for my next batch, up to our own preference. I was so excited to let my mother try , i told her that i've made some bak kwas and she gave me a look without words that tells , " are you very free?" she too thought that it's such a tedious thing to make bak kwas at home and thought that i have spent hours grilling and fanning them over charcoal. I could see the sparkles in her eyes when she tasted that...LOL! Mmmm.. .so tasty! she said and loves it very much and she loves the honey taste too. She too sounds excited after hearing how simple to make these and asked me 101 questions....she sounded like she wants to make them straight away! ha! Will be making another batch again very soon! Thanks again to Sonia! feel like giving sonia a Big Hug now !
|spread the marinated meat on a tray thinly using fingers, i also flattened it using|
the back of a spoon..then put it in the oven to bake
|after baking, cut into squares. .remember to cut on all the sides too that stick on the tray..|
i overlooked that and resulted the sides to stick on the tray after grilling but it's a small matter,
can be cut out easily :)
|and put it back into the oven for grilling|
|the top side after grilling..|
|Flip them over and back to grill..|
|it's a little difficult to watch how browned and burnt they turned while in the oven|
especially the piece that's farthest from you..there's one over burnt here :0
Recipe ( from Nasi Lemak Lover )
i made this in a 11"x11" tray
450gm minced pork, with some fat ( mine was 400gms)
1tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp dark caramel sauce
1/8tsp five spice powder ( omitted )
dash of pepper
1/2tsp-3/4tsp salt ( had used 1/2tsp )
1. Put all ingredients in a big bowl and mix them with a pair of chopsticks. Blend and stir the mixture( using chopsticks) in one direction until the meat becomes gluey and sticky so that the meat wont break up .Store in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
2.Using your fingers, spread the marinated pork mixture thinly on the baking tray and bake at a preheated oven at 160C for 15mins ( mine for 17 mins). Remove from oven and set the temperature to 240C.
3.Wait till slightly cool, cut into desired size using scissors, knife or pizza cutter, place them on the same baking tray.
4.Grill using top heat only at 240C for 10mins ( mine for 11 mins) remove from oven. Flip the meat over to the other side, wait till oven return to 240C and grill for 7 mins or until golden brown and slightly burnt. Done.
I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover