Saturday, September 29, 2007
During this this time of the year the supermarket I usually visit is stocked up with all kinds of dates.
This kind of dried fruit has never been in my diet but I'm game to try them. I have no idea how to cook them but I know a lady from a forum board used them to bake her Korma cake. I guessed that they are just like the dried figs where I can just pop them into my mouth and ruminate them LOL.
So here's my choice ...dates from the Jordan River ... they look pretty plum up. I've tasted them and really liked eating them whole. Looking at the nutritional facts .... the energy value for the whole pack is equivalent to eating 4 slices of bread. In addition it has quite a bit of fibre and is also rich in potassium the chemical which helps to prevent muscular cramps.
I bought another pack of dates this morning from Cold Storage. It's the
Amary dates and this is even more fibrous than theMedjoul dates that I ate earlier.
Thumbs up for the Medjoul dates ... and I'm going to eat this for some weight loss for the coming weeks LOL
Thursday, September 27, 2007
And of course what's a gathering without yummylicious food ......
R's Spanish chicken, Japanese bean, Prawn cocktail and mixed vegetables.
B's Babi Pongteh
M's Oreo Cheesecake and Otah
C's Baked chicken wings and red wine snowskin mooncake
Dh drove towards Seah Street and I told him to stop the car near Sun Lik so that I can get some quinns to decorate the cookies I was to make for Children's Day Celebration in dd's school and church. He asked how long would I take cos' there were no parking lots. I said to him to give me five minutes. As soon as he stopped the car , I walked quickly towards the shop, opened the door and smiled at the lady at the counter. I saw the entire collection of quinns and more and my heart was pounding. How was I to make my selection in less than 5 minutes? I just grabbed what I fancied and paid $11 for the whole lot here.
If I had more time, I will definitely be buying more LOL!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Red wine snowskin with red wine cranberry lotus paste and macademia nut. I like eating this best of all.
Monday, September 17, 2007
IK gathering in September 07 had a member demonstrating to us how to roll puff pastry. I have not attempted to do this cos' it's quite a complicated task.
I was definitely enlightened when I saw how it was rolled and tasted the final product .... cinnamon puffs. Thanks L for showing us how it's done.
Recipe for the puff pastry ....
300 g plain flour
150 g water , chilled
50 g butter, melted
Mix altogether into a dough and rest dough in the fridge for about half an hour.
For folding the pastry you need 200 g butter. If butter starts to melt in the process of folding, place the folded pastry in the freezer or chiller for about 15 mins.
Roll pastry using the single fold method and do it for at least three times. You may want to roll it up to six times for a puffier puff.
After the final roll, cut out the pastry using a circular cutter and egg wash with egg yolk. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and baked at 160 degree C for 15 mins.
The final product is here .......
Monday, September 10, 2007
Usually it's a slice of bread with a spread or a slice of cheese.
Since it's the last Sunday before school starts, I had the luxury of preparing breakfast as the family decided to attend the 11 am Mass and there was no catechism duty.
So here I managed to fry pancakes and beef patties .... ate the pancakes with maple syrup and chilli sauce and down them in a cup of hot Nescafe coffee.
The whole family enjoyed this rare luxury of mummy preparing breakfast for them :-)
This is another plus point for building my self esteem :-)
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Dh tasted it and said that the taste is sort of queer .... but I know he is a person who only likes the traditional types of moonies.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sometimes he would order the yam rice and at other times we would have the kway chap.
During these years, the owner of the stall was the father and now the stall has been passed down to the son. Somehow the taste of the Lor Ar doesn't seem to be the same anymore. When it was the father who was maning the stall the Lor Ar seemed more tasty and the yam rice was more fluffy with big cubes of yam too.
The stall is still well patronised and there was a good crowd when we were there. The stall is also quite popular with some the of people I know.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
The recipe was shared by a blogger (gan55) at one of the food forums I frequent.
Thanks J for this :-)
Here's sharing the recipe with you .....
(lotus paste 20 gm, skin 20 gm ....makes about 20 moonies)
200 gm icing sugar
150 gm kao fen (fried glutinous rice flour)
65 gm shortening
150 ml boiled water, cool
1 tsp condensed milk
1 tsp pandan paste
Sieve kao fen and icing sugar together.
Add in the shortening and condensed milk and rub the ingredients together till you get a crumbly texture.
Mix in the pandan paste to the water and add them to the crumbly texture and knead till a smooth dough is formed.(You need not add in all the water).
Allow the dough to stand for 30 minutes covered before moulding.
Weigh out 20 gm dough skin and 20 gm lotus paste and wrap the paste with the skin and then roll it into a ball.
Transfer the dough ball to the moonie mould to make the moonie print.
Dust the mould with kao fen if you find the dough is sticking to the mould.
Put them in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving.