The moment I saw this cake at My Kitchen Snippets, I bookmarked it straightaway. It's unique and definitely can't be bought over the counter. I've been procrastinating far too long and finally got down to it recently. But I substituted the stone fruits with strawberries, blueberries and kiwi. None of these are fruits with a stone seed, but I throw caution to the winds and as long as the cake tastes good, it's all that matters as far as I'm concerned.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
I've heard of this famous Devonshire Scones in Mt. Dandenong but never had the chance to visit this place on my previous trips to Melbourne. This time around I made sure that I won't give this place a miss ...........
Miss Marple's Tea-room! Miss Jane Marple is a fictitious character created by Britain's famed crime novel writer, Agatha Christie to solve crimes based on her observation and knowledge of human nature. An elderly spinster who lived in the quaint English village of St. Mary Mead, she was first introduced in the novel 'Murder at the Vicarage' in 1930. If you wish to know more about Miss Marple, check it out 'here'.
Now back to Mt Dandenong and Scones ..........
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I got hold of this Almond Bread recipe from a very old edition of Australian Women's weekly. After scrutinising the recipe and on googling for more information I realised that Almond Bread and Biscotti is one and the same cookie/biscuit. The cookie is very crunchy and there's not a drop of oil. It's not too sweet either as I've reduced the amount of sugar.
Updated on 26th April 2013. Many thanks to an anonymous reader who highlighted the difference between Almond Bread and Biscotti. They're not the same. Almond Bread has almonds and egg whites while Biscotti calls for whole eggs.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Hi, I'm back! Made this Abalone Soup for the reunion dinner and the soup was really delicious. Abalone is 'Bao Yu' in Cantonese, 'Bao' sounds like 'guaranteed' and 'Yu' sounds like 'excess' so put together it sounds like 'guaranteed excess'! Now, that's something to look forward to, to usher in the New Year! I used fresh abalone and it was my first experience handling this and thought that it would be a daunting task. Surprisinlgy it was not to be and removing them from their shells and cleaning them weren't that difficult after all.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I cooked this auspicious dish for the coming reunion dinner ..... 'Braised pork belly with mushrooms and dried oysters' known as 'Hoe See' in Cantonese and sounds like 'Good business'. This dish will certainly taste much better if prepared earlier and can be kept in the freezer too. At least that's one dish being taken care of.
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