Sunday, October 29, 2006
Here's sharing those that I've made...
Red apple, fragrant pear and cucmber salad.
Guava, cucumber, fragrant pear and grapes.
Fry together in 3 tbsp of cooking oil......till fragrant.....
1 large yellow onion (sliced)
3 handful of dried shrimps (softened & chopped)
1 tsp Szechuan peppercorn
10 pieces shitake mushrooms (cut into halves)
Put the fried mixture on top and below the marinaded fish in a baking casserole. Cover with aluminium foil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree C for 30 mins.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Red snapper baked in hot bean paste.
250 gm top flour
250 gm caster sugar
2 tbsp milk powder
6 large eggs
60 gm corn oil
Sift flour and milk powder together.
Beat the eggs and sugar together till light pale in color and the ribbon stage. (If you lift the beaters up and do a figure of eight on the batter, the figure of 8 must be visible for about 3 secs. before disappearing).
Gradually fold in the flour mixture and oil and batter till well mix using a spatula.
Pour batter into a 8" square baking pan lined with greaseproof paper.
Cover the top with aluminium foil.
Steam on high heat for 30 mins and check if skewer comes out clean.
If not steam for another 5 to 10 mins.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
1 kg. chicken wings
8 nos. chinese mushroom, soaked.
1 potato, wedged.
1 carrot, wedged.
1 tomato, wedged.
2 pieces salted plums.
1 large onion, chopped.
3 slices ginger.
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp chinese cooking wine
3 tsp sugar
salt to taste
Stir fry ginger, onions in 3 tbsp of hot oil till fragrant.
Add in the potato, carrot, mushroom, tomato and chicken pieces and fry for about 2 mins.
Add in the mushroom water (2 cups) or enough to cover the ingredients and the salted plums and let it boil for a while.
Cover and turn down fire and let it simmer for about an hour or till gravy thickens.
Add salt to taste and serve hot with white rice.
Roast Paprika chicken.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Here's the recipe I did for the above ......
250 gm butter
220 gm caster sugar
6 nos. large eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
300 gm cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate soda
half a cup evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 160 degree C.
Sieve cake flour with baking powder and bicarbonate together.
Beat butter and sugar till white and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
Add vanilla essence.
Fold in the flour and add milk till all are well mixed.
Pour batter into a lined and greased 9 inch square baking tin and bake for about 45 mins. Use a wooden skewer to test for doneness. If not, bake for another 5 to 10 mins. till skewer comes out clean.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
"How come I don't seem to remember much the food you cook?"
But I do remember her rendang which tasted heavenly and spicy in those days. The recipe she said was from one of her Malay friends. When she explained about how it's done, I was cringing cos' I realised it involved a lot of manual work.
She has not cooked for a long time cos there were maids in the house to do that for a period of time in our lives.
I also remembered her attending Tham Yu Kai Restaurant Cooking classes at the Community Centre cos' I remembered papa and I got to fetch her from there after her cooking class. I also remember seeing a hexagonal shape kind of 'sieve' which she hung somewhere in the kitchen.
I guessed that she was learning restaurant cooking cos' we , as a family couldn't afford to eat at restaurants often. She said that during this period of time I was very seldom at home to witness the mess in the kitchen cos I was busy with secondary school activities. The person who saw all the cooking done was most probably my brother cos' he was still in primary school then. She said that she was cooking a storm in the kitchen....with lots of deep frying and then steaming and then grilling.
"Oh no....so much work", I said to her and she smiled.
"Ah...you should remember the beef steaks I did", my mom said to me.
She cooked this a lot cos my papa and brother loved beef but eversince the 'Mad Cow ' disease scare we had kept off beef for the longest time.
Her are some of my family favourite cake pics ......
Tiramisu. The recipe was taken from Kitchencapers.Recipe contributed by MamaC.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sharing here are some of the breads they don't mind eating.
Red bean paste buns.
The pretzels and hotcross buns recipe were from the website called CatholicMom. I hope to keep the tradition alive as this practice helps the family to focus on the significance of Lent as this period of time is not like any other days in the year.
My next mission for this season of Lent is to find a nice recipe for an Easter Bake. What would it be? ...mmmm....Stay tune!
Min Jiang Kueh.
The chocolate box and lolly made at the Chocolate Session.
Here are also some of the other things I made in the course of the year ....