I miss baking! Since started working I can hardly find time to do any baking. On my off day I have to run errands, grocery shopping, laundry, ironing and housework. It was difficult the first two weeks but now I am getting the hang of it and managed my time well and Carlos helps a lot too. I am thankful for that. I bake this plain old orange butter cake at the spur of the moment last week right after I came home from work. It is nothing fancy with just few ingredients that I can find in my pantry and fridge. The most important about butter cake is make sure you use good butter for it. This cake is rich and moist and great with my morning cup of coffee before heading out to work.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I love daikon especially in soup or stew. I’ve stop eating them for a couple of years after being admitted to the ER for eating too much of it ha ha...Well, I am back cooking it again but this time I know I have to limit my consumption of it. I made this dish a few months ago and only get to post it now as I have put out all the Kelantan dishes first for last month. Do check out the round up here .
Stew beef with daikon is a traditional Cantonese stew and I see a lot of the online recipes called for Chee Hou sauce which is a readymade soy beans, ginger and garlic paste used for braising meat. Since I don’t have it I just add some tau cheong to it. I just love this dish especially the thick sauce that is so perfect over white rice.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I don’t know much about Korean food and so far I’ve only tried it a few times. The first time was in New York and my friend Tina took me to a Korean BBQ restaurant at Queens. That was the first time I tried out their grilled short ribs. There were tender, juicy and really flavorful and I was hooked. The second time I had this was at my neighbor BBQ party last year and he was kind enough to share what he used to marinate the meat. These ribs need to be marinating overnight to get the full flavors from it so if you are planning to do this for your party make sure you plan ahead.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Mini Dutch baby pancake also known as German pancakes are pancakes made with flour, eggs butter, and milk that are prepared in a sizzling hot skillet and bake until the sides of the pancakes raise high above the pan, creating a light, puffy crust with tender and eggy middle. It can be eaten with cream cheese, fruit jams, or other fillings or simply drizzle it with maple syrup. I made these using the muffin pan (just like Kuih Akok) and when it bakes it batter will find its way up to the side of the pan and form a perfect pocket for me to fill them up with homemade strawberries compote. I find them cute and more presentable. They are just perfect for breakfast or brunch.