Monday, July 30, 2012

Vietnamese Rolls



I was doing a stock take of my pantry when a round pack of 'something' caught my eye.  Goodness, I had completely forgotten all about the pack of Vietnamese rice paper that I brought back from my previous trip to Perth in December.   A quick check on the date ..... Best before 30 th September 2013, saved!

continue reading "Vietnamese Rolls"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pumpkin raisin muffins



These muffins are made with raw pumpkin, grated and with some raisins thrown in for good measure.  They do look cute baked in the mini loaf pan, just what I would like for breakfast or tea!

continue reading "Pumpkin raisin muffins"

Monday, July 23, 2012

Black pepper salted baked chicken




I made this black pepper salted baked chicken over the weekend and it's a bit similar to our famous Ipoh Salted baked chicken but this is with added black pepper.  It's very simple to prepare as the ingredients are all pre-mixed and all you need to do is to marinate the chicken and then either bake or steam it.  The pre-mix spices come with a piece of foil and with instructions on the back of the packet as well.
continue reading "Black pepper salted baked chicken"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Afternoon Tea in Cameron Highlands Resort @ Jim Thompson Tea Room



On my recent trip to the Cameron Highlands we stopped by at the Cameron Highlands Resort and adjourned for tea @ the Jim Thompson Tea room.  The Cameron Highlands Resort was formerly Merlin Hotel but had changed hands and had undergone extensive reburfishment and makeover.  We had stayed there before many, many years ago so we just had to stop by and take a look at this hotel again.
continue reading "Afternoon Tea in Cameron Highlands Resort @ Jim Thompson Tea Room"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Palm sugar braised pork belly




More often than not, palm sugar is normally used to make sweet desserts and seldom is it used in a dish.  Always willing to experiment and try out new recipes, I used palm sugar in this braised pork dish and it wasn't a disappointment.

continue reading "Palm sugar braised pork belly"

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marble Matcha Castella




M
arble Matcha Castella has been on my to-do list for quite a while and I only managed to get down to it recently.  I've made some minor changes to this recipe which was adapted from my previous post on Matcha Castella  but for ease of reference I'll type out the recipe again for record.

continue reading "Marble Matcha Castella"

Monday, July 9, 2012

Chewy choc-chip cookies




These mouth-watering cookies are chewy in the middle and crunchy at the edges and they're just too nice to stop at one.  Not only are they delicious but with rolled oats and almonds add-ons, they're nutritious as well.














Chewy, crunchy and nutty cookies which will have you reaching out for more!.............

Recipe for Chewy Choc-chip cookies (adapted from chunky chewy choc-chip cookies with modifications)

Ingredients

  • 4 oz brown sugar
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • 6 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 oz plain flour
  • 1.1/2 oz rolled oats
  • 2.1/2 oz nibbed almonds, lightly toasted
  • 7.1/2  oz butter, melted
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 7 oz choc-chips
  • Pinch of salt
Method

  1. Sift the the 2 types of flour in a large bowl.  Add in sugar, oats, nuts and mix well with a handwhisk.
  2. Add melted butter, egg, egg yolk and vanilla essence, mix to a soft dough.
  3. Stir in choc-chips.  Cover and let dough rest in fridge for 20 mins.
  4. Place 1.1/2 rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking tray.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 12 to 13 mins, or till lightly brown at the sides for a chewy effect.
  6. Let cookies rest on tray, for 5 mins. before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Yield 29, three inch wide size cookies.



I'm lilnking this post to  Recipe Box # 4  hosted by  Bizzy Bakes.
continue reading "Chewy choc-chip cookies"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pumpkin Soup



Credit must be given to my daughter for preparing this savoury and delicious Pumpkin soup from scratch.  Although it was quite a tedious job which required long hours to make the chicken stock, I must admit that it was well worth the effort.  A delectable, nutritious soup all made with love......

continue reading "Pumpkin Soup"

Monday, July 2, 2012

Buttermilk Scones



Bitten by the scone bug, I set off to surf the net and look for more tips and recipes on scone making.  I chance upon this recipe from  Do what I like.  In her post, Florence has generously shared some valuable tips re the fine points of scone making and I find that the scones made with buttermilk are light with a tender crumb and a wee bit buttery.

continue reading "Buttermilk Scones"

Connect

mail photo mail_zps30264a67.png rss photo rss_zpscc2567bb.png facebook photo facebook_zpsc59a2ed6.png google+ photo google_zps224f78a4.png pinterest photo pinterest_zps956550dc.png

Recent Posts