Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Recipe: AisKrim Goreng~ :D

Aiskrim goreng or fried ice cream sounds like something of a contradiction aite?hehe..How can you take something that melts easily and fry it? Well, first time I eat fried ice cream is when I was at matric PJ. Everytime when I went to pasar malam there, I never miss this. Taste very niceee! *_*

Making fried ice cream is surprisingly easy and not require expensive ingredients u know. Instead of buying from somewhere with an expensive price, why don't you try to make it on your own? I've made it twice already.hehe..Actually, there are many ways in making this recipe. Some people like to coat the balls of  ice cream in flour or some may use bread. But I prefer bread as it is much more easier. Here, I have list 9 steps in making this super yummy fried ice cream..

The Ingredients:
Ice cream
Vanilla/ Chocolate/ Strawberry/ Whatever you're in the mood for

Gardenia bread
Crush corn flakes


Chocolate syrup/ Honey/ Whipped cream

1. Take one scoop of ice cream and put on each bread. Cover the ball of ice cream with the bread completely. You can use curry puff maker if you want. Otherwise just use your hands and trim the bread by scissor

Helpful hint : It's important to cover the balls completely. The coating protects the balls from the hot frying oil and gives the dessert the fried taste and crunchy-ness!

2. In small bowl, beat the eggs and water together

3. Roll the coated ice cream ball in the beaten egg, cover completely

4. Then, roll the the coated ice cream ball in the second dish of crush corn flakes, cover completely

5. Place the coated ball immediately in the freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours

6. Repeat for all balls

7. Using tongs, gently drop ice cream ball into hot oil. Fry for 30-40 seconds until crisp. Place fried ice cream on serving dish. Serve immediately.

8. Finally, you can decorate with your own style either with chocolate syrup/ honey/ whipped cream



Gestational Diabetes

Well, fyi there are three main type of diabetes. type I, type II, and gestational diabetes..

Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This autoimmune disease results when the immune system fighting against parts of the body. The immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. A person who has type I diabetes must take insulin daily to live. Thus, it is called as insulin dependent diabetes.

Type II is the most common form of diabetes. Basically, for type II, the pancreas is usually producing enough insulin, but for unknown reasons, the body cannot use the insulin effectively. This condition known as insulin resistance or in any other words insulin non-dependent diabetes.

The last type is gestational diabetes.What is gestational diabetes?? Well, gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that the woman will get during pregnancy. 

Diabetes is complicated to be explain pathologically. But in a nutshell, it means you have abnormal high level of sugar in your blood. And here's what happens: 

When you eat, your digestive system breaks most of your food down into a type of sugar called glucose. The glucose enters your bloodstream and then, with the help insulin hormone, the insulin will use the glucose as fuel. However, if the body doesn't produce enough insulin or if the body cells have problem to respond to the insulin this will result to0 much glucose remains in your blood instead of moving into the cells and get converted to energy.

When you're pregnant, hormonal changes can make your cells responsive to insulin. When the body needs additional insulin, the pancreas dutifully secretes more of it. But if your pancreas can't keep up with the increased insulin demand during pregnancy, your blood glucose levels rise too high, resulting in gestational diabetes. Most women with the gestational diabetes don't remain diabetic after the baby is born. Once you've had gestational diabetes, though, you're at higher risk for getting it again during a future pregnancy and for developing diabetes later in life.

If your blood sugar levels are too high, too much glucose will end up in your baby's blood. When that happens, your baby's pancreas needs to produce more insulin to process the extra glucose. All this excess blood sugar and insulin can cause your baby to put on extra weight, particularly in the upper body.

Thi can lead to what's called macrosomia. A macrosomic baby may be too large to enter birth canal. Or the baby's head may enter birth canal but then his shoulders may get stuck. In this situation, called shoulder dystocia, the practitioner will have to use special maneuvers to deliver your baby. And sometimes doctors may recommend you to give birth by Cesarean section when they suspects that the baby may be overly large.

Shortly after birth, your baby may have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) because hi body will still be producing extra insulin in response to the excess glucose. This is much more likely if your blood sugar levels were high during pregnancy and especially during labour. 

In conclusion, it is important to get your blood sugar in control during pregnancy. For all preggy moms outhere eat well-planned diet that have a correct balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrate as well as vitamins, iron and other minerals. Do moderate exercise like taking 20-30 minutes walking, just to improve body's ability to process the glucose. Or if you find difficulties in controlling blood sugar through diet and exercise, doctors will give you oral medication or if necessary insulin injection will be given, depends on some cases of gestational diabetes.