Monday, January 29, 2007

Pork Floss Mini Puffs

Just out of the blue I decided to make pork floss mini puffs on that day. The reason was because I wanted to test out this agaration puff pastry that failed on me when I made my curry puffs few months ago. I used to make a good one 10+ years back and I refused to believe I couldn't get it right again. I used to make lots of pork floss mini puffs and pleated it by hands (no child at that time) and baked it in the oven. It was really a tasty treat and a healthier version . Being stubborn, I just had to try it again. Alas! I failed again! I am not happy with the texture of the puff (better than the first though), but "bolek makan lah" (edible). I only made about 20 pieces and it were all gone the same night. BUT, I wanted it to look like those sold at the pasar malam (night market) you know. *sigh*

Guess I just couldn't recall anymore and have to resort into following a recipe instead of agar-agar myself. The ingredient I remember was simple, it has butter, flour, salt and water. But I just couldn't remember how much to agar-agar anymore (the butter and water part). :0(

Saturday, January 27, 2007

S_ter Babi Assam 2 (Tamarind Pork)

I decided to try a new dish today. This S_ter babi assam has been on my to try list since it received rave reviews. I used lean pork instead of the pork belly and omitted all the veggies since I don't have any. I omitted the light soy sauce also since the taucheo and oyster sauce are salty enough. This dish is indeed delicious and will sure to make it again. Even my picky eater hubby who is skeptical about trying any new dish, finished this up. Thanks S_ter! :)

Recipe can be found under Asian Red Meat at KC.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Almond Flavored Sugee Cookies

I was just playing or experimenting with my cookies. Instead of the vanilla extract, I used almond extract instead. The cookies turned out great, just as yummy. Guess this is a short-cut way for those of us who don't have ground almond on hands. I saw one sugi cookie recipe that uses ground almond, so I experiment with almond extract. I wonder why they called it sugi cookie instead of almond cookie when ground almond is used? Any idea?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More of Edda

I love this picture of them. Their daddy managed to catch them smiling together, priceless!

This is her at exactly 3 months!

Finally, I managed to catch her smiling or laughing?

She loves taking bath, just like her big sister!

Youg Tau Foo 2

I have been searching for a sauce recipe for my Yong Tau Foo and so glad to find it at Rasa Malaysia. I just had to try it since I have all the ingredients at home.

I marinated my fish meat emulsion with just white peppers and sesame oil and stuffed it in fresh white mushrooms, okras and small taufu poks.

Her yellow bean sauce is simply delicious, perfect for the yong tau foo. I definitely going to make this sauce again and again. Yummilicious!!

Thanks Rasa Malaysia! :D

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sugee Cookies/ Sugi Cookies

I decided to try another recipe for my CNY cookies collection, Sugi Cookies because of its' simplicity. This cookie is delicious, it's crunchy when you bite into it and then simply melt-in-the-mouth.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Chinese Peanut Cookies

Finally I made Jo's peanut cookies that I have been eyeing since last year! The original recipe can be found at IK (under cookies/biscuit section). I only did 1/4 of the recipe because I only have 80g of ground peanuts at home. So, I testing out this recipe earlier preparing for the CNY ahead.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Coconut Filling Buns

I decided to make coconut buns after I saw this at Pusiva's blog. It reminded me of what I used to have in M'sia. Since I just bought a package of shredded coconut, I decided to make the coconut filling and freeze it for future use. I used Pusiva's Coconut Filling recipe. As for the buns, I used Gina's Basic Sweet Buns recipe. With the filling ready in the freezer, I can whip up coconut buns anytime.

This is just a delicious bun, the Gula Melaka that I used in the filling made the coconut smelled heavenly while baking and tasty to eat. Do give this a try ya if you miss coconut buns! :)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Usual Bakes

Tau Sar Buns coated with double egg wash glaze, really golden brown huh?

Made the Lo Ti Piah (bread cookie) again! Made it more nutritious by adding Milo. Click here for my recipe. Oh, I used Sara Lee 100% whole wheat bread thus the brown color.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Western Dinner Night

Not sure about you, but as for me sometimes I do long for some western meal instead of the usual chinese afair. One thing though my hubby prefers chinese anytime since his first comment while seeing what's on the table was, "Why do you have to cook all these weird dishes?". Yes! Anything not chinese/asian is considered weird to him. I actually knew this was coming but I went ahead and cooked these because I have a craving for green bean casserole and some mashed sweet potatoes. Haha... too bad for him!

Baked Cornish Hens with spices and dried Rosemary

Traditional Green Bean Casserole (recipe found on web)

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I actually cooked some fried rice this afternoon for his lunch box the next day (since I know he won't want a western meal lunch box) , nothing special just a simply "hamtam" what's in the fridge fried rice and his comment when he saw the lunch box was, "Wow, got fried rice to eat, yummy!". He would prefer white rice and simple eggs with chai por over the above anytime. Another of his favorite is pan-fried luncheon meat and fried eggs with white rice! Very chinese right? Anyone hubby is like that?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Evy & Edda

It's so hard to take picture of my two precious daughters together. Evy wants to join in whenever I try to snap some pictures of Edda (which I have not been doing it often enough), so I would have to accomodate her in the pictures as well.

Oh mine, look at Edda's spiky hair! Evy's hair was not like that before, guess it will fall down when it gets longer, if she hasn't turned "botak" (bold) already. She started losing her hair at 2 1/2 months and still losing. If she is like Evy, she will become almost bold around 6-7 months and then her hair will start to grow back.

Edda is 3 months old today! She is such a happy baby. She will smile to everyone who talks to her. Guess a chocolate a day while pregnant and remain stress free during the whole pregnancy really produces a happy baby. ^o^