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Easy Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs ~ 甜酸小排

  This is a fuss-free  recipe to try at home and no greasy kitchen to clean.  All you need to do is to season the spare ribs and dump them with all the ingredients into a pot to cook till the ribs are tender and the sauce slighly reduced which of course is up to personal preference.  You may like to retain more sauce which will be tasty and delicious with plain white rice. Easy Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs ~  甜酸小排  Ingredients 500 gm spare ribs 1 Tbsp tomato sauce 1 Tbsp chilli sauce 2 tomatoes, chopped 3 cloves of garlic   ) 3 slices of  ginger  )  chopped 5 shallots               ) 2 tsp sugar or to taste 1/4 tsp dark soy sauce 1/2 tsp bean paste  (tau cheong) 1 tsp light soy sauve 1 tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken Method Season the ribs with some salt. Place the chopped garlic, ginger and shallots in a pot. Add in the ribs, all the sauces, sugar, bean paste and enough water to cover the ribs. Cook on medium heat and then on low.  Simmer till the ribs are tender and cooked throug

Overnight Almond Orange Muffins ~ 隔夜杏仁橘玛芬

  I stumbled upon this post on how to achieve "Tall Bakery Style Muffins'' from 'Handletheheat' blog which aroused my curiosity and I was very eager to give it a try.  The batter is chilled for a few hours or overnight and can be baked straightaway.   Thus the muffins can be baked in a jiffy and you can serve warm freshly baked muffins for breakfast.  Yes, I noticed that the muffins rose fairly high and they were fluffy and moist. Overnight Almond Orange Muffins  ~    隔夜杏仁橘玛芬 Ingredients 143 gm plain flour 30 gm caster sugar 30 gm brown sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 cup buttermilk (add 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice to make up 1/2 cup) 57 ml oil 1 large egg 2 tsp orange zest 1/2 tsp vanilla Almond slivers to sprinkle Method Sieve and whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. In another mixing bowl, whisk egg, oil, vanilla and buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients (2) into the dry ingredients.  Add in orange zest.  Mix till just combine and do not ov