Thursday, January 31, 2008
From the street hawkers dh bought two sets of CNY decorations , some traditional coconut candy strips and sugared water chestnut sweets.
Well to look on the positive side, I still have another weekend to complete the baking and then I'll rest for the rest of the year till near Christmas LOL
Wu Xiang is actually minced meat mixed with different vegetables and seasoned using five spice powder and other spices. The minced meat vegetable mixture is then wrapped in bean skin and then deep fried in hot oil. The outcome is a crispy and tasty fragrant roll.
This particular stall owner makes his own 14 varieties of wu xiang every day. You can see some of the varieties of wu xiang that we ate and they tasted good. The chilli sauce that went with it also had a unique taste. Dh also commented that he liked eating the wu xiang here even though the chilli sauce was a bit too hot for him. We will defintely eat wu xiang from this stall again.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Using 500 g of meat to 1.2 litres of water, I just added 2 nos. tomatoes, quartered ; 1 no. carrot, 1 no. maize and a handful of kei chi with 4 slices of ginger and simmer the pot of ingredients for about 2 hours. Season with a little salt and it tastes yummy.
She even loves eating the meat when they are dipped in black sauce.
It is a good and wholesome cake with fresh blueberry fruits and a macadamia nut topping.
I would definitely bake this again.
Ingredients and Method
130 g flour
100 g brown sugar
100 g unsalted butter, chopped
100 g macadamia nuts, chopped.
Prepare the crunchy topping first by rubbing together the flour , butter and sugar till they look like coarse bread crumbs.
Lastly add in the chopped nuts and stir till they are well mixed.
130 g unsalted butter, softened
130 g caster sugar
2 nos. eggs, beaten
1 tbsp Irish Cream Bailey's
250 g self-raising flour
120 mls UHT milk
one and a half packets fresh/frozen blueberries
Pre-heat oven at 180 degree C.
Line a 9 inch baking pan.
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add in the beaten eggs, Irish Cream and milk in three portions.
Stir in the flour in three portions too till the mixture is well mixed.
Pour batter into the baking pan and place the blueberries on top of the batter.
Place the crunchy topping over the blueberries.
Bake the cake for 50 minutes or till inserted skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake from baking pan and completely cool before cutting and storing.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Thanks to precious moments this award became a motivation for me to continue posting in my blog again.
I guess many of us somehow will come to this stage at one time or another. Sometimes an encouraging comment at the right time will surely lift the spirits up. I remember that I blog to leave this legacy behind so I will continue as much as I can.
Thanks E for sending me this award.
And I will pass this award to clumsy pig. A fellow blogger whom I've met a couple of times during IK gatherings.S bakes and spreads her love for baking to her families and friends.