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Sunday, 30 November 2014

2014 School Holidays

Kung Kung: " Ethan, your school so good. 
                        No holidays!"
Ethan:          " Deh!" crossing his 2 index fingers...... 
                     " Wrong! Holiday is good.
                        My school has no holidays, so no good!"


Ethan: " Mama, who is a writer?"
Mama: " You mean writer of a book? He is the author."
Ethan: " Then, who is the illustrator?"
Mama: " The person who draws the pictures in that story book.
               So, is he a drawer?"
Ethan:    Looking at the 2 drawers below the TV console,
                 ???????
                
                        

Sunday, 9 November 2014

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE





I was quite reluctant to bake cookies with peanuts
because many children are allergy to peanuts.


Recently
I received a big jar of organic, hand made peanut butter from
one of my nephews
who brought it all the way from New Zealand

It has no preservative and colouring 
and it tastes really good
so
I cannot help but try this recipe
from bakingtaitai

This newphew of mine has gone on a cruise
so cannot taste the cookies I just made
If time permits
I will bake another batch
just for him

His thoughts are well received with special thanks



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie
1) 130g organic unbleached flour sifted with
      1/4 tsp cream of tartar
      1/4 tsp baking soda
      
      and combine with
      80g chocolate chips
      1/4 tsp salt

2) 55g butter creamed with
     100g castor sugar
     40g corn oil

     then, beat in
     1 egg
     40g peanut butter
     1 tsp vanilla extract

3) fold in dry ingredients to butter mixture
4) make small balls and place on lined baking tray
5) lightly press to flatten before baking in preheated oven 
6) of 160'C for 15min
7) let cookies rest in baking tray for 5min before removing
8) store in air-tight container
            




CRISPY CHOCOLATE CHIP & ALMOND COOKIES





Another copycat Famous Amos?

Not sure

but got the recipe from a friend


1) 125g plain flour sifted together with
     1/2 tsp baking soda
     1/2 tsp baking powder

     and add in
     1 cup rolled oats, blended
     1/2 tsp salt
     200g chocolate chips
     50g almond flakes

2) 125g butter creamed with
     45g castor sugar
     25g brown sugar
     1/2 tsp vanilla essence

3) add 1 egg to creamed butter, beat well
4) fold in the rest of the dry ingredients
5) make into small balls of 1" diameter
6) place on lined baking tray, lightly press to flatten
7) bake in preheated oven of 175'C for 15min
8) cookies will turn hard and crispy when cooled

Sunday, 2 November 2014

ROLLED OATS BISCUITS





These crunchy rolled oat biscuits
comes in handy 
when you need a snack

Easy to prepare
and taste good too
Thank you Ann for the recipe

Rolled Oats Biscuits
100g plain flour sifted with
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate & mix with
200g rolled oats

100g butter
80g molasses sugar
1 egg AA
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 vanilla essence

Method:
1) cream butter & sugar until light
2) add egg, salt & vanilla essence
3) add flour to butter mixture
4) mix briefly, & divide into 12g ball
5) put onto lined baking tray, press lightly to flatten
6) bake in preheated oven 180'C for 20min
7) store in air tight container




EGG WHITE SANDWICH BREAD


Having 2 egg white in the freezer,
so happy I can use it for this bread,




Egg White Sandwich Bread
130g fresh milk
1/2 tsp salt
80g egg white (2 eggs)
30g butter
300g bread flour
30g castor sugar
1 & 1/4 tsp dry yeast

1) all ingredients into the bread machine, dough cycle
2) let dough rise for 40min or until double
3) divide dough in half, roll flat into rectangle & then roll up like swiss roll
4) put into an oiled small loaf tin, or let standing free in a lined baking tray
5) let rise 45min or until double
6) bake in preheated oven 170'C for 25min

Note: can divide into 50g balls to make buns



FISH MAW SOUP - KOH LOU

福州酸甜魚鳔



When you talk about Foochow people
it will not be possible to leave out
Foochow Fish Maw Soup
A sweet and sour soup
served during 
Celebrations and Festivals

'Koh Lou', a Foochow name
 is a favourite  fish maw soup dish
among the Foochow
and also known
among other dialects

'Koh Lou' or Foochow Fish Maw soup is sweet, sour and spicy,
with a generous serving of thick orangy gravy.
So, it is usually served in a large soup bowl
signifies abundance and generosity

Foo Chow people like soupy dishes
 like 'Kor Ta Au' which is tau fu soup
'Tai Pin Lonn' , egg soup
and many more

They even braise their noodles after frying
hence the 'cha ju mian'
which is very popular in Sitiawan

'Lu mian' 
noodles cooked in thick black gravy
just to name another favourite soupy noodle



Fish Maw




Fish Maw
deep fried and ready to be soaked in water

1 piece fish maw, chopped, deep fried & soaked in water to soften
2 Tbsp minced meat
few slices carrots
spring onions, cut
1 bowl stock, chicken
1 Tbsp ginger juice, squeezed from shredded ginger
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 chilli, sliced
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
4 Tbsp chilli sauce
1 Tsp lemon juice or vinegar (optional)
1 tsp sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp cornstarch diluted in 2 tsp water
salt & pepper to taste

Method:
1) heat oil in kuali, fry garlic until fragrant
2) add minced meat, carrots & soften fish maw
3) add chicken stock & the rest of the seasoning
4) when boiling, turn fire to low & add beaten egg
5) if not thick enough, add cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water
6) enjoy hot

Notes:
1) the sweet, sour and spicy taste is individual. You can easily adjust 
     with sugar, vinegar , chilli sauce or chilli to your taste.
2) if you like sea cucumber, it can be added together with the fish maw
3) you can bake the fish maw on HIGH until slightly brown, instead of deep              frying the raw fish maw. Must keep an eye on it. Don't let it burn, expensive        you know...