Friday, September 26, 2008
Another savoury snack which i love so much. I love scone when it's warm, crispy skin with soft and flaky inside
2 cups cake flour
45 g icing sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
30 g butter
1/2 cup light cream(or as u need)
70 g grated cheddar cheese
2 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 spring onion, thinly slice
- Sift flour with sugar, salt, garlic granules and chili powder together, cut butter into small pieces and rub with flour mixture with your finger. Stir in grated cheddar cheese and spring onion, mix well. Pour in beaten egg and cream, stir till well mixed.
Turn dough to floured working table and knead lightly. Use cookie cutter to cut into small pieces or as u like. Bake at 190 degrees C for 20 mins
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
100 g mini squid
2 cloves garlic, slice
4 cloves shallot, slice
2 red chili
2 tbsp XO sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt and sugar as u need
- Clean squid and cut into 1 cm ring. Saute shallot and garlic until fragrant, add XO sauce and tomato. Turn to high heat, stir in squid, red chili and oyster sauce, taste with salt and sugar, remove from heat.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I've been searching for savoury muffin recipe for so long, but none of them meet my taste so i decide to try this one. I use basic muffin recipe and substitute half of the milk with chicken stock and adding fried bacon and onion. This is perfect for breakfast or dinner(i would prefer rice or noodles and vegetable for lunch )
2 cup cake flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
115 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup clear chicken stock
½ cup fresh milk
½ teaspoon salt(or more, as u need)
½ large onion, minced
5 pieces bacon, minced
Fresh chopped parsley/ dried parsley for garnish
- Place bacon and onion in a shallow pan, stir fry till bacon crisp and onion soft. Set aside and let it cold.
Sieve cake flour and baking powder and set aside. Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy, add in egg one by one, beat well in each addition.
Mix chicken stock and milk. Add half of flour to the butter mixture then pour in chicken stock , add the rest of flour and stir until well mixed. Fold in bacon and onion. Spoon to paper cup and sprinkle parsley. Bake at 180 degrees C for 20-25 mins.
Friday, September 19, 2008
It was rare chance that i'm craving for chocolate cake. Yes!! i'm avoiding chocolate as much as i can, since my belly and waist getting thicker and thicker. I usually bake chocolate stuff only for friends. This time is for my sister and me, i finish almost half of the 9" round cake in 2 days!!! Goshh...
Got the recipe from this site the cake turned out to be very soft and light and this is the best choc cake i've ever bake.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
中秋节快乐 - happy mid-autum festival for all who celebrate it!!! (it is late, this should be yesterday's entry)
Here is my first mooncake ever, everyone posted their best and cute variation of mooncakes, and this is the best i can do(look at my terrible shaping skill hahaa...). Thanks to aunt Yo again for the recipe.
I am so tempted to make those beautiful mooncakes too, but dunno where to get the ingredients. Poor me...
We (and no one in Taiwan, i guess) don't light up those beautiful lantern and BBQ on the rooftop like last years, due to terrible typhoon and pouring rain outside. A girl was blown away by the typhoon, while another 2 or 3 cars fell down into the river while they drive over the bridge and the bridge collapsed. Till now, nobody knows their fate. Feels so sorry to them and all the typhoon's victims.
Posted by FF at 12:06 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
One of my favorite chicken, recipe adapted from 培梅创意家常菜 (creative Chinese home dishes). Original recipe use button mushroom but i skip it, since i don't stock the button mushroom.
4 chicken drumstick, halved
1/2 large onion, sliced
1 can button mushroom
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
carrot for garnish
-Heat 2 tbsp oil, saute garlic and sliced onion till fragrant. Add in mushroom and stir for 1 min, add chicken and stir till the color changed, add in red wine and ketchup. Pour 2 cups of water and simmer till chicken tender.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
For the umpteenth times, typhoon swept through the city. Watch the evening news, there was a girl blown away by the typhoon from her 3rd floor apartment. Terrible isn't it?
I and friends planning for hiking this weekend, but the weather just wouldn't compromise heheee. So instead of wandering around in the danger, i'd better stay at home and doing some baking.
Most of my cakes are round and bored looks, it is because i only have 2 kind of round baking pan, and i know nothing about cake decorating(well....i have a lot of cake decorating tools, but no idea how to use it hahaaa...) i should take the decorating classes someday...
Got this recipe from the back of self raising flour package that i bought few days ago. It is soft and not too sweet according to my taste.
200 g self raising flour
230 g butter
200 g castor sugar
230 g eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
30 g cocoa powder
50 ml milk
-Cream butter with self raising flour into smooth paste. In separate bowl, beat egg and sugar until spongy add egg mixture to the butter mixture, add in vanilla essence and beat until smooth.
Divide the batter into 2. Add milk and cocoa powder to one portion, leave the other one plain. Scoop the batter alternately to the lined baking pan and bake at 180 for 50 mins.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
100 g sliced beef(tender part)
1/2 large onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp oil
salt and fresh ground black pepper as u need
-Marinate beef with soy sauce, cornstarch and oil for 15 mins. Heat a tbsp oil, saute garlic and stir fry beef quickly, remove from heat and set aside. Stir in sliced onion and fry till fragrant, add in beef and taste with salt and pepper.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I get this recipe from nice aunty who worked in the neighborhood restaurant. I only asked what kind of sauce did she use, and she told me the whole recipe. Thank you aunty.
50 g fresh headless anchovies
50 g pressed firm tofu ( 豆乾/dou gan )
5 sweet green chili
3 red chili
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fermented black bean ( 豆豉 /dou ci)
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
salt and sugar to taste
-Deep fry anchovies till dry, set aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil and saute garlic, add sliced pressed tofu stir till tofu turned yellowish. Add black bean, sliced chillies and anchovies. Season with soy sauce, salt and sugar.
Monday, September 08, 2008
In past, i would never click on this recipe whenever i browse and looking for cake recipe. It looks bored and not interesting at all. And now i'm addicted to it, the taste is not much different with the Starbucks's one. This is my second carrot cake, the first one is gone before i found my camera who hide itself between my messy books.
Original recipe come from Aunt Yo (again hehee) i just halved the recipe coz i dont have that big baking pan.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
This is super easy and delicious BIG breakfast which can be ready in less than 3 mins.
All u need are:
-1 piece of spring roll skin
-1 big hot dog
-2 slice cheese(kraft singles is good)
-Lightly beat egg, pour over greased non stick pan, cover with spring roll skin cook for 1 min, turn over to the other side, turn off the heat and place 2 slice cheese and top with hotdog. Roll like the way u roll the swiss roll. Cut and serve hot while the cheese melt.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
After reading Florence's blog about her silver needle noodle, i was so tempted to make my own noodle. It looks so easy and it's only few days ago when i saw the main ingredients(wheat starch) in the organic shop and it gone now.
Everything seems to be in the same way, it is just stand there for days or months when i don't need it and it gone by the time i need it. I have no choice but get the ready made one.
200 g silver needle noodle
60 g prawn
50 g shredded chicken/pork
5 dried shitake mushroom, soaked and sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Green vegetable as u need
salt, sugar and pepper to taste
-Marinate chicken/pork with soy sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil for 15 mins. Heat 1 tbsp oil and stir fry chicken/pork for 1 minute, set aside. Heat another tbsp oil and saute onion till fragrant, add mushroom and all the rest ingredients. Season with fish sauce, light soy sauce, salt and pepper. Serve hot
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Indonesian name it kare ayam. Kare mean curry, ayam mean chicken. Though it looks like curry, but it did not contain any curry powder. The yellow color comes from turmeric powder, and it has very different taste with those Indian curry(which i prefer most) And by the way, what the curry powder made of????
4 chicken drumstick
1 cup thick coconut milk
5 cloves shallot
3 cloves garlic
3 candle nut
5 red chilies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 stalk lemon grass
2 slice galangal
2 bay leaves
2 lime leaves
- Grind all the ingredients except lemon grass, galangal, bay leaves and lime leaves. Heat 1 tbsp oil, saute all the ingredients till fragrant, add chicken and coat with the spices, let it stand for 2 minutes on both side, add a cup of water and cover the pan. Let it simmer for 15 mins. Pour in coconut milk and continue cooking till gravy almost dry.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Actually it is not burn but "only" cracked, yeah....only cracked not a big mistake. The instruction said, do not bake till it crack but u see...it really cracked.
I was so tired ....after i put my cake into the oven i went to my room and lie down, fallen asleep and wake up 3 HOURS LATER!!! Hurriedly to the kitchen and found out my cake already done and CRACKED.
No regret after all, a friend's son addicted to it and calling me twice a day whether i bake the cake again.