Thursday, March 31, 2005

One Year Old

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Hmmm...what's this that mommy gave me? Let's take a bite...yummy!!! Mommy, this is so good, can I have another one? I promise I will sit here quitely if you just give me one after another, okay? *wicked smile*

That is shrimp cracker for those who are wondering!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

My First Angku Kuih

Ahhh...finally made some angku kuih just now using the leftover mung bean paste. I used Amy Beh's recipe and it was all right. I just had the trouble to imprint the word in the middle of the angku. I'm going to put it in the refrigerator and pan-fry it tomorrow. Oh, I didn't put enough red coloring as well, as mine turned out to be orange angku. Also the skin texture is a bit too hard at the bottom, like not fully cooked. Don't know what's wrong with that. *sigh*

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Evy Latest Picture

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This is the most recent picture of Evy. We took it at Lily's house when we were invited to celebrate CNY and her son in-law birthday. My daughter is getting big! *sob sob* And yet I do want her to grow up, mostly to walk so that it will be more fun to bring her to the park, Zoo, and do some outdoor stuff together.

She is a smart baby though. She learned how to wave bye bye, give kisses, blow kisses, claps hands, put thing in box, pick a book for me to read to her and point out the chocolate and cookie in the pictures. Oh yeah, did I tell you chocolate is her favorite. * smile* Oh, she also knows where is her head and nose and throws ball. However, she is still not taken her first step yet. She could stand on her own for awhile, but she is such a careful little girl that she won't practice standing, whenever we put her up to stand alone, she would just sit back down. I was are you going to learn how to walk like this? *hehehe* Hopefully she will be bold enough and start walking soon, as Spring is approaching and I couldn't wait to bring her out exploring a bigger size of the world.

Marble Chocolate Banana Bread

Made this yesterday. Got the inspiration from Food Blog: A Spoonful of Sugar. But I didn't use her recipe, I used my banana cake recipe, cut down on the oil and followed her chocolate chips technique to make marble.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tau Sar Beng

I made this last weekend using tthksy recipe from It was very good. Note that there will be extra filling leftover, just freeze it for future use.

Recipe courtesy of tthksy:

Dough A
230 g Flour
130 g oil

Dough B
460 g Flour
250 g Oil
180 g water
1 tsp vinegar

Filling (salty savory kind)
180 g oil
10 - 15 shallots - thinly sliced
300 g sugar
3 tsp salt
3 tsp white pepper
600 g mung beans


1. Soak the beans for at least 2 hours, steamed and mashed.
2. Add sugar, salt & white pepper to the mashed beans.
3. Heat oil, fry the shallots till brown and fragrant
4. Pour in the bean mixture. Fry till mixture dry and can make into a ball. Divide filling into 100 pieces.
5. Mix A, Divide into 100 pieces
6. Mix B, Divide into 100 pieces
7. Wrap B around A. flatten it and roll it up swiss roll style. Flatten again and roll it up swiss roll style again.
8. Flatten and wrap the filling in it.
9. Brush with egg wash, top with sesame seeds.
10. Bake at preheated 350 F oven for 10-15 mins.

This is the modification from Florence,
She made half portion of the recipe and got 40 pieces.

Dough A = 4g or slightly less than 1/2 tsp
Dough B = 12g Filling = 16g
Dough A reduced oil from 130g to 115g (easier to handle).
Dough B reduced oil from 250g to 220g.

Her pastry skin is thin but if you like thicker pastry skin you can try 5g of dough A with 15g of dough B and 15g - 16g of filling. She did not make any changes to the filling and the filling is very nice.

She bake for 20 minutes at 175C in the middle rack then 10 minutes at 200C on the upper rack just to get the nice golden colour. ** This is for her oven only. Please double check your own oven temperature. **