Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wonderful Weekend

Zuraida drop by to visit us over the weekend. She lived at Harrisburg and is a long drive here but since her husband came around this area for work so she thought it will be a good idea to spend a day with us . As usual we women will talk about cooking, baking, gardening , working life and also some personal stuff. We cooked a few dishes and also some traditional kuih. The kuih didn't turn out too well . But I was really glad that Zue taught me how to cook 'Kale' Saw this veggie very often at the supermarket but don't know what to do with it. Thanks for the company Zue and hope to see you again soon and hope we will do better with our kuih the next time ;)

Our lunch : Rendang ayam and 'Kale' masak lemak cili padi

Empanades so beautifully pleated by Zue.


The Apam that didn't 'burst' at the top as it should :(

'Pink' Kuih Talam

Friday, March 16, 2007

Alfajores de Maizena


Carlos and I went back to Argentina last year and I noticed the Argentinian love their coffee and pastries. You can see cafes in every street corner. When you order a cup of coffee it will comes with some small little pastries and I just love it. Most of their pastries will have Dulce de leche inside. Dulce de leche is milk cook in sugar for a long long time and transformed into a thick gooey brown caramel.



I came across this recipe when I was reading Marce (an Argentinian) blog . You should see Carlos face when he bite into these. Alfajores are made by joining two cookies with a layer of sweet filling like lemon curd, chocolate, jam but normally the Argentinian will have it with Dulce de leche. You can find Dulce de leche at some supermarket or some speciality stores.


A bite of pure heaven!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fried Wontons


Ingredients


1 Ibs of ground chicken (or pork)
1/2 Ibs of prawns (chopped in small pieces)
4 water chestnuts (chopped into small pieces)
2 spring onions (chopped finely)
1 sprig of cilantro - optional (finely chopped)
1 egg white
1 tbsp of corn flour
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 tsp of white pepper
1/2 tsp of sugar
salt to taste

1 packet of wonton wrappers


In a mixing bowl, mix all the above ingredients together. Set aside for half an hour.

Place 1 tsp of meat of filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper. Wet the edges with water to seal.

Heat up oil in a wok and deep fry wontons until golden brown. Serve with chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Trip to NYC

My sister Elizabeth left last night and now the house is really quiet and I am feeling lonely. Anyway, now I am looking forward for my other sister Angela visit in April. Here are some of the pictures we took of our trip to New York last week.

The World Trade Center used to stand :(


Re-building the Freedom Tower

The Famous St. Patrick Church




Some famous stores


NYC Chinatown



Some street performers - this guy is really good