Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
At that hour of the night there was only one other couple who looked like they were having their dinner. The crab was big and firm in the flesh and the supper was good! I don't mind having another go at this place but I believe the parking would be a challenge if you have your meal during the normal hours in the daytime. By the way this eatery closes after 2 am.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This was the ice lemon tea drink I had. Notice anything that's unusual in the drink ... dh said that it's the first time he saw ice lemon tea served without ice and I didn't even noticed it LOL
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Pasir Panjang Heritage
We parked at the Telok Blangah Hill Park and took a short walk to the bridge before the rain came pouring down. It was a refreshing walk for me to greet the wind, the rain and the sun too.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tried out this recipe from the website Recipezaar and it was good. The two loaves here plus fifty vanilla honey cuppies made their way to the centre.
Here's sharing the recipe for a loaf ....
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup mashed banana mixed with 1 tsp of banana essence
1/3 cup UHT milk mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 nos. medium eggs, beaten
Pre-heat oven to 180 degree C and grease a 8x4 inch loaf pan.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine all the wet ingredients together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir till the batter is well mixed.
Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove pan and leave on wire rack to cool.
Remove the loaf from the pan and cool thouroughly on the wire rack before storing.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
250 g unsalted butter, softened
200 g raw sugar
4 eggs, beaten
250 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
2 green apples, cored and cut into wedges
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pre-heat oven at 180 degree C , greased and line an 8" round springform pan.
Beat the sguar and butter together till light and fluffy .
Add in the eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla essence and Bailey's and stir till a smooth batter is obtained.
Lay the cut apple wedges on the top of the batter and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the apple wedges.
Bake for about 60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake from pan and leave to cool completely on a wire rack before cutting the cake.
Keep cake in air-tight container and refrigerate cake if keeping it for about a week.
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Let me have the videos here do the talking .....
The race here began with all the cars jostling for better positions. It was great to see how the cars bunched up and then scrambled out. Massa lead the pack here.
A chance to see Lewis Hamilton face to face or should I say face to helmet LOL. See if you can spot his eyes through his helmet. He was leading the pack with 51 more laps to go.
What made the F1 race more exciting for the evening were the thrills and spills of several incidents happening which upset the top favourites and resulted in the underdog to win.
Here was the crashed car from Piquet and the stalling of Barrichello's Earthdreams car.
As a result the two were out of the race.
The Team Ferrari blunder at the Pitt Stop that dashed Massa's hope of ever winning the race in Singapore this year. When watching this I could feel the hopelessness of the driver who couldn't do anything except to wait and wait ... a good whole couple of minutes before his Pitt Stop mates arrived to remove the fuel hose. And even then when they arrived, they struggled for sometime before they could remove the jammed fuel hose. All that precious time lost and his race seemed at this moment to have stalled till the end. I felt so sorry for him.
With the last 4 laps to go Kimi lost concentration and therefore lost control of his car and crashed out of the race. This incident finally sealed the fate and dashed all hopes of Team Scuderia Ferrari winning the race here.
The winner of Singtel Singapore Grand Prix 28th September 2008 is .....
Fernando Alonso from ING Renault F1 Team
He was the underdog who started last in the grid position because during the qualifying round his car stalled and he had no timing. He went into the race saying that his race was already lost at the last grid position as chances of him overtaking in the Singapore Street Track was tough. For him to win at his position a miracle must happen in the form of the appearance of the Safety Car. And the miracle did happen for him .... three times during the race!
So do you believe in miracles? I do! I do! I do! :-)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here you see evidence of my existence at the race LOL. A night race with a city circuit and daylight lighting condition. Many of us just stood behind the barricades to watch the cars zoom past and I had hardly any time to make out who was driving that car.
Hands up ..... steady .... listen .... shoot! Here's the most common stance of the species with cameras during the night!
The fire fighter standing and hoping that the unexpected will not happen!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fried Gyoza ..... the dumpling skin just had two folds over the meat and it came as a shock to me cos' I've never seen fried gyoza wrapped this way. Even though the meat was tasty I found the skin too thick for my liking.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Here's sharing with you what I did ....
160 g cream cheese
25 g butter
120 g milk
40 g flour
30 g cornflour
4 nos. egg yolks
4 nos. egg whites
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
100 g sugar
pinch of salt
Line the bottom of an aluminium 8" square pan and grease the sides with shortening.
Place cream cheese, butter and milk in a mixing bowl and stir over double-boiler until thick. Remove from the double boiler.
Add the flour and corn flour into the mixture above and then the egg yolks and stir till well blended.
Whisk the egg whites together with the cream of tartar, sugar and salt until soft peak is attained.
Fold the soft peak egg whites into the cream cheese mixture till well incorporated.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake it in a water bath at a pre-heated oven at 160 degree C for about 40-45 mins or till the cake tests firm or golden brown.
Remove the cake from the oven and then remove the cake from the cake pan immediately.
Set aside to cool. Refrigerate when keeping cake overnight.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The sights and scenes were mind boggling and not to mention the purine smell of fish too LOL
Let me have the pics do the talking ....
This is the auction area where buyers and suppliers gather. We the visitors were ushered to the viewing gallery which is at the left side of this photo. Visitors walk above the hall and we had a bird's eye view of the myriads of fishes there displayed mainly on the floor and also in baskets and some in boxes too. Most of the workers here wear yellow boots :-)
It was a good experience to have seen this fishery port. I was surprised to see quite a number of foreign workers coming into the port to buy fish. Many of them go home with at least a 2 kg fish in a red plastic bag. I can imagine that if I bought my 2 kg Thread fin fish here, I would need to pay only half the price that I had to pay at the Giant supermarket. But then who will help me process the fish, clear the innards and fillet them nicely for me? I am thankful that the fresh fish section of the supermarkets exist today :-)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I think I can make maybe eight roast chickens with this lot of rosemary I bought from the wholesale market LOL. I gonna keep some of them in the fridge vegetable compartment and freeze the rest.
Monday, September 01, 2008
I baked this for dh's simple birthday celebration at home and he liked it. I baked the sponge cake in a single 8" cake pan and sliced it into two instead of baking two sponges. I also added in a quater cup Irish Cream Bailey's for that special flavour.
For the sponge:
175 g unsalted butter at room temperature
175 g caster sugar
4 medium size eggs, beaten
175 g cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder sieved together with the cake flour
one quarter cup Irish Cream Bailey's
For the fillings:
enough sweet strawberry jam to cover the cut surface of the cake.
75 g unsalted butter at room temperature
175 g icing sugar
1 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
Cream the buttercream ingredients together till you get a pale, fluffy and light texture.
There should be enough to cover the cut surface of the cake.
Cream the butter and sugar till the mixture becomes pale, light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs and the flour mixture a portion at a time till all are blended in.
Add in the Bailey's till well blended.
Pour batter into a lined 8" cake pan and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree for about 35-40 mins. or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake pan and cool for about 10 mins before removing the cake from the pan to cool further.
When the sponge is fully cool, slice it into two parts equally and spread jam first and then buttercream before placing the other half on top.
I added icing sugar on the cake surface to get the birthday prints and also added some red sanding sugar to make the cake more festive looking.
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Sunday, August 31, 2008
I also sprinkled some mozzarella cheese on top before baking and found that the cheese gave the cake top a rather crispy texture when the cake was eaten warm. However when I kept the cake in the refrigerator and microwaved it before eating , the cheese top became chewy. At a friend's suggestion I put the piece of cake for about a minute in the oven toaster after microwaving it for about 30 secs. This way gave the cake a crispy top as good as the day I baked it.
The cheese gave the cake a rather moist texture and it is also quite dense with the aroma of the cheese flavour. It definitely will go down well with a hot cup of lemon tea :-)
250 g unsalted butter, soften
150 g raw sugar
50 g caster sugar
450 g mascarpone cheese
3 nos. egg, beaten
2 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
300 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
a handful of mozzarella cheese
Cream butter and sugar together till light pale in color and fluffy.
Add in the eggs, Bailey's , flour, baking powder and cheese in three portions and stir till well blended.
Pour batter into a lined 9" round pan and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on the top.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 50-60 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
250 g salted butter, soften
1 cup caster sugar (225 g)
1/2 cup brown sugar (90 g)
3 nos. medium size eggs, beaten
2 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
340 g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
300 g macadamia nuts, chopped
300 g chocochips
Cream butter and sugars together till you get a light and fluffy texture.
Add in the eggs, Bailey's, bicarbonate soda and flour in three portions.
Add in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts and stir till well mixed.
Refridgerate the dough for about an hour before distributing them on the baking sheets.
Drop 1 teaspoonful of the dough onto a lined cookie sheet and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 10-12 minutes or till they become a golden brown.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack thoroughly before storing them in an air tight container.
Cookies can be kept for about a week without refrigeration or for about two weeks with refrigeration.
Friday, August 29, 2008
4 nos. ripen bananas, mashed
250 mls UHT milk
250 mls dairy whipping cream
50 g caster sugar
100 g bitter sweet chocolate
1/2 cup maple syrup
Blend bananas with the whipping cream and keep them refridgerated.
Heat up the milk in a pot and add in the maple syrup, sugar and chocolate.
Stir the above mixture till all have blended together.
Pour the above milk mixture into the prepared cold banana cream mixture.
Stir till all have blended together and leave the combined mixture in the refridgerator for a couple of hours.
A couple of hours later, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl with the paddle attachment running.
Allow mixture to freeze until desired consistency is reached.
Keep the ice-cream overnight.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wipe the mushrooms clean with a wet cloth. Cut off the stalk of these mushrooms. Lay them on a baking tray. Sprinkle some pepper and olive oil over the mushrooms. Spread some mayonnaise over each mushroom and then place a tsp of smashed up luncheon meat onto each mushroom. Sprinkle some mozarella cheese over each mushroom and then bake them in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C for about 20 minutes. Once the cheese browns, the mushrooms are ready to be eaten.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thanks L for sharing it in her blog.
400 g fresh strawberries
400 g strawberry flavoured yoghurt (2 tubs)
100 g sugar
200 g non-dairy whipping cream
Blend fresh strawberries with the strawberry flavoured yoghurt till smooth.
Whisk non-dairy whipping cream with the sugar till thick.
Mix both the above ingredients together till well blended.
Pour the above into container and freeze overnight till the mixture is firm.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Lunch Queen . In this movie, the dish called Omurice, when eaten by the lead character (who had a very hard life) enabled her to feel the emotions of love and she survived and existed because of the many good food she could eat.
Omurice, my version is rice fried with chicken meat, chopped garlic and tomato sauce and then wrapped with an omelet made from 3 eggs. I was game to try making it cos' it looks interesting enough.
I searched the net and managed to get a video showing me the intricacies of getting the rice wrapped in the omelet. HERE is the Japanese chef showing you how it's done. I can tell you that it's not easy but I managed somehow but the omelet was a little bit overdone LOL.
Dh tried my version of Omurice and said he liked it LOL. As for myself, using three eggs for this dish is a little too overwhelming cos' I usually use three eggs to fry a tub of rice which can feed the whole family of six LOL.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
There is Sowmya from Creative Saga who surprised me with this Brilliante Weblog Award.
Jo of http://www.karlsfoodie.blogspot.com/
Joyce of http://jthorge.blogspot.com/
Edith of http://www.preciousmoments66.blogspot.com/
Rosie of http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/
Ellena of http://www.ellenaguan.blogspot.com/
Zuraini of http://quickneasytreats.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 01, 2008
When the muffins were fresh out of the oven, my dd couldn't keep her hands off the cooling rack LOL. The fragrance and sweetness of the bananas made the freshly baked muffins yummylicious and moist. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
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