Sunday, July 26, 2009

Char Siew Pau

It's been a long time since I last update my blog and it's looking more like a foodie blog now :) I bought a bamboo steamer not long ago, and thought I should make myself some char siew pau (one of my must order dish when i go for dim sum). I made some char siew yesterday using aunty lily's recipe,, and made the pau today,

the final results. i am quite satisfied since this is the first time i made pau. The fillings is quite dry, I will remember to make more gravy next time.

the char siew i made the day before

the pau mix that i used

dough flaten, ready for the fillings

the char siew fillings

the pau before steaming. To know how to pleat the pau, watch those videos on youtube, loads of them :)

steam the pau for 10 min

ta-daa... looks a bit ugly, got to improve my pau pleating skill :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lazy Meal

I tried a very simple dish tonight, tomato eggs, which turns out very nice and sweet! See the recipe here.
Sorry for the quality of this photo, poor lighting, will try harder next time :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Blueberry muffins!

I have my own Saturday kitchen this weekend, trying out James Martin's blueberry muffins, see the recipe here. I bought more blueberries than the recipe asked for and thought it does not matter . However I found out that too much is not necessary a good thing :) Its a bit runny and blueberries everywhere!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sweet & Sour Pork

I made yummy sweet & sour pork few weeks ago, deep fried the pork myself, but cheated on the sauce, its from Uncle Ben's :p

Sunday, February 01, 2009

My indulgence for the day

Pancake with chocolate, banana & pecan

Am practicing to prepare pancake for Shrove Tuesday :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

What's Baking?

Other than the carrot cake, I have tried to bake (ahem!):

1.New York Cheesecake, recipe provided by allrecipes.
A friend's Verdict 'Yumm….,The cake is delicious, moisture enough, it reminds me
of the cheese cake I brought from the Singapore best cheese cake shop………

My Verdict: not satisfied with the base. It was oily and too moist. Also, the pan the I used is not big enough, the cake rose above the pan while in the oven, so it has a funny shape on top, ha..

However, the second time i baked, I try to mix and match with another recipe and it was not as nice anymore :((

look at the funny shape :p

after some decorating

2. Chocolate Banana Muffin
My housemate gave me a recipe book as my birthday present in April, so I tried out the muffin recipe from the book. Turn out to be just a normal muffin, nothing special, I dont really like it.

3. Crispy Rock Biscuit (translated to chi kao soh 脆口酥 in hokkien)
My parents brought me a chinese cooking magazine from Malaysia when they came to the UK early this year. My mom tried the recipe, and it turn out nice and they like it. However, mine is a total disaster. I've decided to add some walnut, so I reduced the flour and didnt add the sugar. It turns out to be too soggy to mold them into dough, so I just add more fluor without
weighing them till they are solid enough. The biscuit turned out not sweet enough and also too

4. Chocolate Cake
Grace gave me this recipe and its from allrecipes as well. Very easy to make and delicious as well, and its a vegan chocolate cake!

So far, the carrot cake is still the best!

Monday, May 19, 2008

a Night at the Dogs

Went to nottingham with my colleagues last week for greyhound racing. I went without understanding what it is, and thought it will be something like a dog show, hee... Didnt know that its serious betting! I bet twice and lose, its just too difficult to guess which one will win! Anyway, its a good experience, but dont think I will go again, coz its not a place you'll have fun if you are not betting... I would prefer to go to a dog show rather than this :)

the greyhounds

the starting point

this is how fast they go... 500m in less than 30 secs

the finishing line