28.6.10

Esther goes vegetarian, only tonight :-)

Tonight, hubby and I turned "temporal" vegetarian. Both dishes I cooked are without meat.
But not too healthy, as one is with coconut milk, the other is fried stuff.
However, this is my first meal totally without meat. :-)
And there will be more to come, and of course will be more healthy dishes.

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I have already made pancakes on 23rd June. 2 days later I made another batch.
This time round, I used self raising flour instead of plain flour.
And I can tell you, using plain flour with baking powder taste better!
My hubby also can tell the difference.  Hence, in future I will use only plain flour to make
my yummy pancakes. :-)

23.6.10

我的晚餐和甜品 外加XO榴莲

今天的晚餐是干贝日本乌冬面,配蜜汁叉烧鸡翅。老公说要吃简单的食物,我就想出这顿“免炒、免油烟”的晚餐。乌冬面是煮汤的,不必炒。叉烧鸡翅是烘的,没油烟。太棒了!


吃了晚餐后,我就准备早些时候做的杏仁果冻。
我也把一些果冻切成小块,再加入罐装糖水龙眼,
一道美味的甜品出炉啦!

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怎么知道,老公“偷偷”买了一盒XO榴莲放在客厅(我一直在厨房里忙)。
等吃完了晚餐,他才一脸兴奋地把那盒榴莲拿进厨房。
哎哟!又杏仁龙眼,又XO榴莲,能吃得下吗?
老公说先把榴莲吃完,再看能不能吃甜品。
我们三两下子就“解决”掉那盒榴莲了。够厉害吧!
吃完榴莲,老公又尝了几口甜品,才说:“太饱了,甜品放进冰箱吧!”
在写这篇文章时,那碗甜品还“躺”在饭桌上呢。zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  @@

A Life Buoy or Not? What to have for breakfast?

Weather is very hot, weather is very cold,
weather is very unpredictable.
I need a life buoy, to help me
stay afloat.
I need something cooling to soothe my
dried and thirsty throat. 
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Breakfast can come in many forms.
Some like jam and bread.
Some like cereal and milk.
Some like sausage, egg and muffin.
For me, I like pancake, butter and syrup. YUMMY!

16.6.10

香辣虾糯米卷Rempah Udang

今天是农历五月初五,粽子飘香的节日。我呢也来凑个热闹,用糯米来做点小吃。:-)

我做的是香辣虾糯米卷,马来语是Rempah Udang。Rempah的意思是咖喱的香料,也就是辣的意思。Udang是虾的意思。因此,Rempah Udang就是香辣虾。这个糯米卷是一种娘惹小吃,挺容易做的。
材料:
300g 白糯米
100g 椰浆
1/2 茶匙 盐

馅料:
200g 现成香辣虾米(叁巴虾米)
100g 椰丝

做法:
1)先把糯米浸过夜。
2)隔天,沥干糯米,把椰浆和盐连同糯米搅均匀。
3)把糯米放在抹了油的容器里,然后大火蒸20-25分钟,或到
      蒸到糯米熟为止,待凉。
4)这时烧热油锅,把香辣虾米和椰丝干炒一遍,盛起。
5)把1½汤匙的糯米饭放在保鲜膜上, 压平。
6)取1汤匙的馅料放在糯米饭中间。
7)卷成筒状。

14.6.10

My very first Swiss Roll

I have the thought of making swiss roll for a very long time.
However, at the back of my mind I always think that making swiss roll is a very difficult thing, I mean the rolling up part. Hence, because of this reason, I always procrastinate my swiss roll baking.
This afternoon, I have made up my mind to do it, for only one reason ~ I have 3 eggs left in the fridge and I have this swiss roll recipe that calls for 3 eggs. A very good reason indeed, to finish up my eggs. There you go ... my long waited swiss roll is here ...
Though the presentation of the swiss roll is not very nice, but I am happy with the result. At least I have no cracks like some of the bakers do when they rolled up the cake.  However, I have it done up a little too thick.  Nonetheless, I managed to roll up without any problem.
But one little setback, I did not roll it tight enough 
Anyway, here's my maiden KAYA SWISS ROLL.



Ingredients:
75g  self raising flour
75g  caster sugar
3nos eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method:
1) Preheat oven to 180*C. Grease and line a swiss roll tin.
2) Sift flour twice.  Whish eggs & sugar till foamy. Add vanilla essence.
3) Gently fold in flour in additions.
4) Pour batter to prepared tin and bang the tin a few times on table surface.
5) Bake for 15 - 20 mins.
6) Cool the cake for 5 mins. Trim the edges of the cake. Roll up before spreading jam or kaya using
    baking paper.
7) Hold the shape for 5 mins.
8) Spread jam, kaya or other spreads of your choice, making sure not to over do it so that it is easier to 
    roll up later.
9) If desired, sprinkle some icing sugar on the swiss roll. Slice and serve.

In the mood to cook

This was my dinner yesterday.
Hubby was around, and I was in the mood to cook,
so this spread of dishes were whipped up.
Buffalo drumplets, carrot & onion omelette &
fried celery with carrot & cashew nuts (I called it the fried 3Cs)


My Simple Dinner

This was my simple dinner on Friday. My hubby was not around.
Hence, I just had this for dinner. 
Sometimes, out of laziness, I will whip up such "not so healthy" food for myself,
especially when my hubby is not around or I am not too hungry.
真是广东人所说的:懒到出汁:-P

I baked butter cake again. 
Whenever I baked such cakes, my thoughts will always linger around my fourth aunty.
She was an expert in baking butter cakes. 
Now that she was gone in April, her skill & recipe of making butter cake was also gone with her.
Anyway, now that I know how to make butter cake, I will always remember my aunty.
Well, you may say that thru this same baking interest, I have something in common with her.
That makes me closer to her in certain sense...


4.6.10

鲜奶炖鸡蛋

自从出嫁后,就很少有机会品尝妈妈炖的鸡蛋。今晚吃过晚饭后,心血来潮,想要炖个鸡蛋来吃。冰箱里剩下三个蛋(原食谱用2个蛋),就全部用上吧。材料和方法都很简易,
只须鸡蛋(2个)、牛奶(250ml)和白糖(60g)。
预先把牛奶弄热(不是滚烫那种热),然后把鸡蛋打散,加入白糖,再加入热牛奶,搅均匀。把蛋倒在耐热的容器里,用锡纸封起碗口,用中火炖煮12-14分钟。每隔4分钟,打开锅盖,让蒸汽散发,这样炖好的鸡蛋就不会出现太多“洞洞”。简单吧?快来试一试。
成品香滑可口,入口即化,但蛋面还是有一些小洞洞,可能是我没有把握好炖的时间。
所以博友们要注意时间哦!
其实,也可以作一些简单的变化,如加入姜汁,就变成姜汁炖蛋了,你也可以把牛奶换成豆奶,或加些杏仁碎。变化可以很多,只看你勇于尝试吗?



2.6.10

Peach Cheesecake

It's been quite sometime that I have done a non-bake cheesecake.  Arm with a canned of syrupy peaches and a block of Philly cream cheese, I went ahead to make this yummilious Peach Cheesecake.
Come and have a slice ... :-)

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