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Greentea muffins with red bean paste ~ 绿茶红豆玛芬

This is a delicious muffin with the subtle taste of greentea and pairing it with red bean paste is a perfect marriage.  This muffin is mildly sweet and it's perfect for breakfast or on-the-go snack.  Do give this recipe a try!





Greentea muffins with red bean paste ~  绿茶红豆玛芬
Ingredients
240 gm plain flour1 Tbsp baking powder100 gm caster sugar1'L' egg, slightly beaten1 cup milk1/4 cup oil2 tsp greentea powderred bean paste (homemade)1 tsp vanillaa pinch of saltMethod Sift the plain flour, baking powder and greentea powder into a mixing bowl.  Mix in sugar and salt till well incorporated.  Set aside.In another bowl, beat the egg, add in the oil followed by the milk and vanilla.  Mix well.Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, till just combined.  Do not overmix.Scoop the batter into a paper lined muffin pan, half full, then add in a heaped teaspoonful of red bean paste.  Cover with some more batter.Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 20 to 25 mins. till brown.  T…

To Fu( Beancurd) Bridge ~ 跨桥豆腐

When I was recommended to try this dish in a restaurant, I was both hesitant and at the same time intrigued by its name.  I've heard of the song 'Bridge over troubled water' but Tofu crossing the bridge?  So to satisfy everyone's curiosity, we agreed to give it a try.  It's a nutritious dish with a good source of protein in the Tofu pork and egg all in one.  It was just tasty and delicious to go with a bowl of steaming hot white rice!





Tofu Bridge ~  跨桥豆腐


Ingredients
200 gm minced pork2 pieces soft Tofu1 eggSeasoning for minced pork - salt plus 1.1/2 tsp cornflouarSauce to add to the dish after steamed and before serving - (3 tsp hot water, 1.1/2 tsp light soya sauce, 1/4 tsp sugar mix till dissovled)1 tsp sesame oil and garlic oil to garnish Method Slice up the Tofu into 8 pieces, and place on a plate.Spread the seasoned minced pork on both sides of the TofuLightly beat up the egg and pour on top of the minced pork.Steam the dish for 8 mins, on high heat.Mix the garlic…

Snowskin yam paste mooncake ~ 2019 ~ 芋头冰皮月饼)

It's the time of the year for mooncakes again and as in previous years, there seems to be a growing vast variety of mooncakes of different flavours.  This year, the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival falls on 13th September, Friday.  The malls are all decorated with paraphenalia associated with the festival and sell special food at this time of the year.






Snowskin yam paste mooncake  ~ 2019 ~ 芋头冰皮月饼)

Ingredients for Yam Paste
500 gm yam100 gm sugar25 gm wheatstarch1/8 tsp salt70 ml vegetable oil (may require less)Method Peel yam, cut into slices and weigh out 500 gm.  Steam yam slices on medium heat for about 30 mins. till soft.Immediately mash up the yam slices while still hot (yam will harden once cooled) OR can use a handheld blender to blend.  (I used the latter).Pour the mashed yam into a non-stick pot, stir on low heat adding oil little by little.  Gradually add in sugar and salt.  All this while, keep stirring on low heat.Cook till the yam mixture is semi dry and firm, leaving the…