Sunday, 21 December 2014

Happy Winter Solstice!

冬至来了,又长大一岁咯! 哈哈,祝大家圆圆满满、天天开心!记得吃汤圆哟!
Happy winter solstice to everyone!
Using ready made Tang Yuan for this dessert!

Taiyaki

One day to Friday! TAG managed to "catch" some Nutella & Kaya fishes  for breakfast today! It's easy to make Japanese Taiyaki using Morinaga pancake mix. Want to try catching your own fish too?
Taiyaki
Taiyaki 
Recipe from Morinaga
(1 pack of Morinaga pancake mix make 6 Taiyaki)

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack of 150g morinaga pancake mix
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100ml of milk
  • Filling as per your preference


Pictorial of making Taiyaki
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Nasi Lemak


I am a magician for my darling! My gal requested for Nasi Lemak for dinner this week. Magician mummy granted her wish tonight. 


Nasi Lemak
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rice ( washed and drained) 
  • 200ml of coconut milk + hot water to meet your rice cooker requirement for 2 cups of rice. 
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 pandan leaves ( washed and tie a knob)
Steps:
1) Washed & drained the rice
2) Add in rice, coconut milk, water & salt in rice cooker. Mix well.
3) Place the pandan leave on top & let your rice cooker complete the job!
4) Once the rice is done, remove pandan leave & stir it well again & let it steam warm in your rice cooker.


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A healthier version of Shrimps Carbonara!

Can't get enough of carbonara! Say NO to store bought sauce too! 
A simple meal done in 30mins! 
A healthier version of Shrimps Carbonara
Recipe serving for 3pax

Ingredients:
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 10pcs fresh shrimps 
  • Some mushrooms as per your preference
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 40ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes 
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.
Steps:
1) Boil the spaghetti in salted water till it is cooked. Drained well and set aside
2) Mix eggs, milk & Parmesan cheese well and set aside.
3) Use some oil and sautéed the garlic. Pan fried the shrimp with some salt till it is golden brown. Scoop out for later use.
4) Add in mushroom and toss for 1 min then add in spaghetti and toss for another min.
5) Lower down the fire. Add in the egg and cheese mixture and toss well quickly. You can add some water slowly if you want it wetter.
6) Add in parsley flakes and black pepper and toss well.
7) Add in the cooked shrimp and mix well and ready to serve. 

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mini Beary Cheesecake

Who don't love these kawaii beary cheesecake? I had bookmarked this cutie idea created by Angela long time ago and I made it finally. I used my own cheesecake recipe which is so easy and least guilty as I used low fat yogurt instead of heavy cream to bake it. Do give it a try to please your small & big babies at home. :)
A 14 years old bear during my courtship days in the photo
It is cute! Agree? 

Mini Beary Cheesecake
(Make 9cups of mini cheesecake) 
Beary idea from Angela Chia
Cheesecake recipe by Taglicious

Ingredients:
  • 120g digestive cookies
  • 50g  melted butter (I warm it using my rice cooker)
  • 250g Cream cheese
  • 60g sugar
  • 1 large egg (Abt 60g)
  • 140g low fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
To decorate into Mini beary cheesecake, item needed
  • 1 pack of mini oreo
  • A handful of chocolate chips


Steps:
  1. Crush the digestive biscuits into small crumbs using a plastics bag & a rolling pin.
  2. Melt your butter in rice cooker. Add it into the biscuit crumbs and mix well.
  3. Distribute the cookie mixture into 9 small muffin cups evenly. Use a spoon to press it lightly and level the surface. Set aside for later use. 
  4. To prepare the cream cheese mixture. Use a electric whisk(Do not use max power when beating the cream cheese, it will create alot of air bubble) to beat the cream cheese & sugar until smooth (Abt 3-4mins).
  5. Add in the egg and continue to beat till smooth (Abt 30sec)
  6. Add in low fat yogurt and continue to beat till smooth (Abt 1 min).
  7. Add in the vanilla extract and continue to beat till smooth (abt 30sec) and it is done.
  8. Distribute the cream cheese mixture into 9 small muffin cups evenly. 
  9. We can start to decorate it into beary cheesecake. First, separate the mini oreo into 1/2. The side with cream will be the nose and mouth for the bear. (Refer to pictorial for better idea)
  10. Use another 2 mini oreo without cream for bear's ears.
  11. Finally, use mini chocolate chips for the bear's eyes & nose. Continue to decorate the balance muffin cups.
  12. Bake it in a preheated oven for 25mins at 150C. Please adjust your baking time & temperature accordingly as heating elements varies for different oven. 
  13. Once the cheesecake is out from the oven, let it cool down and chill it for at least 3 hrs before serving it. Do not worry about the cracks on the surface if any, you will not see it once it cool down.
Kawaii beary cheesecake. Do you love it?

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Christmas Idea ~ Pumpkin Condensed Milk bread loaf

Do you find my pumpkin condensed milk bread loaf is so much like Christmas! 

An idea for Christmas bake.  Recipe is here


A nice Christmas mood pumpkin condensed milk bread loaf!
Soft & fluffy texture that will not disappoint u.

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Chicken Pumpkin Mushroom Rice

Singapore weather is turning wet & cold. I am under weather & I am lazy to walk out to buy dinner for the kids so I decided to whip out something simple for their dinner. I went into my fridge and this is what i find and here come the Chicken Pumpkin Mushroom Rice! 

Items needed
Chicken Pumpkin Mushroom Rice
(Serving for 3pax)

  • 1 cup (210g)of Japanese rice, washed & drained
  • 6pcs of dried shiitake mushroom, soaked & sliced
  • 200g chicken breast, sliced it (I marinated it with 1.5tsp of light soya sauce, 1 tsp of sesame oil & 1 tbp of corn flour)
  • 170g of Japanese pumpkin, cut it into big chunks
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of golden Vegetarian oyster flavored sauce with mushroom
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 200 ml of hot water

Steps:
1) Sautéed the garlic with oil till fragrance
2) Add in mushrooms & golden Vegetarian oyster flavored sauce and stir fry it
3) Add in chicken and stir fry it till it is 1/2 cooked
4) Add in Japanese rice & pumpkin chunks
5) Add in salt & pepper and stir fry it for 1 min till it is well combined
6) Transfer the rice to rice cooker.
7) Add in water and stir well
8) Let your rice cooker do the final cooking 

A bowl of goodness!
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Popular Whole Tomatoes rice & A sumptuous dinner

Whole tomatoes rice is in craze now. You can add anything into your rice cooker and top with a super large tomatoes and let the cooker do the job. You will have a bowl of healthy and flavored rice serve in front of you with minimal preparation. Sound super easy right? I added on to 3 more simple dish into the meal that night using my trusted helper, Happycall!
Whole Tomatoes rice. Nice!
Steps for Whole Tomatoes Rice using rice cooker. Do refer to video here shared by Ochikeron
Recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Wing find here
A must to try for this simple dish! 
Pictorial for Pan fried King Oyster Mushrooms
A Simple pictorial for cooking veggies using Happycall
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Sick of tomatoes base spaghetti? I came across this super easy recipe yet delicious one dish meal from Damndelicious. Try this Spaghetti Carbonara! It's so easy & I am sure u will love this simple dish. It can be costly in restaurant.  

Spaghetti Carbonara
Serving for 3pax
Ingredients
Recipe reference from Damndelicious

  • 200g spaghetti
  • 3 slices of bacons ( I used back bacon as less fats)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes 
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.


Steps:
1) Boil the spaghetti in salted water till it is cooked. Drained well and set aside
2) Mix eggs & Parmesan cheese well and set aside.
3) Use some oil and pan fried the bacon till it is golden brown. Scoop out for later use.
4) Use the same pan, sautéed the garlic for 1 min and add in spaghetti and toss for 1 min.
5) Lower down the fire. Add in the egg and cheese mixture and toss well quickly. You can add some water slowly if you want it wetter.
6) Add in parsley flakes and black pepper and toss well. ( I didn't add in salt, it quite saltish due to the cheese and bacon)
7) Add in the bacon and mix well and ready to serve. 


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Monday, 3 November 2014

Bananas Walnuts bread

My weekly loaf - Bananas Walnuts bread!  Though the dough is soft and hard to handle but the result is good. This bread loaf still stay soft on the 2nd day. Homemade bread is full of love. It is worth to give it a try if you are bananas lover! 


Bananas Walnuts loaf
Recipe by Taglicious
(Make 2 loaves of 550g)

Ingredients
  • 450g bread flour
  • 100g cake flour
  • 80g sugar
  • 8g instant yeast
  • 180g of ripen bananas (Mashed) – I used Del Monte Bananas
  • 5g of salt
  • 270g of milk
  • 40g soften butter
  • 60g walnuts (cut into smaller pcs)

Steps:
  1. Add everything into the mixing bowl except butter.
  2. Start the mixer and let it knead for 5mins to form a soft dough.
  3. Add in soften butter and continue to knead for 10mins.
  4. Add in the walnut and let it continue to knead for 5mins. By then the dough should be elastics.
  5. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and let it proof for 1hr / until it doubled its size.
  6. Dust the working top with bread flour. Pour the dough out to the working top.
  7. The Dough is quite soft to handle. Use more flour to work on it. Divide the dough into half (abt 550g)
  8. Roll each 550g dough flatten and roll up ( Like sushi). Place the roll into a pull man tin.
  9. Cover the pull man tin with cling wrap and let it proof for another 1 hr.
  10. Before sending them into the pre-heated oven 180C, spray some water on it (Add moist to it).
  11. Let it bake for 40mins. In the oven, I place a bowl of hot water to bake with the breads.
  12. Once baked, let it cool down completely on a cooling rack before storing or slicing it. 
I didn't continue to take pics for the 2nd proof dough because my hands are sticky. However, you dust more flour on the surface to shape it fast and place it in the bread tin. :) 

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Tau Suan (Sweet Mung Bean Soup)

My son's favorite, Tau Suan (Sweet mung bean soup). Why? It is because he love the crispy you tiao that goes with this sweet treats. 

Tau Suan (Sweet Mung Bean Soup)
(Serving for 8pax)

Indregients
-250g mung beans
-2 Litres of water
-A knob of Pandan leaf (abt 12 leaves)
-2 tablespoons of red sugar (omit it if you don't have, this is for nicer color only)
-200g rock sugars, to taste
-70g of corn flour & 250ml of water (mix well)

Steps:
1) Soak the mung beans for 2hrs and drained away the water.
2) Steam it for 20mins
3) Boil the water and Pandan leaves for 15mins
4) Add in the red sugar & rock sugar and boil for another 5mins(I will taste whether the liquid is sweet enough. Add in more sugar as per your liking)
5) Remove the Pandan leaves
6) Add in the corn liquid mixture and keep stirring. The soup should be thicken.
7) Add in the steamed mung beans and stir well.
8) Let it cook for another 5mins and it is ready to serve.


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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Chocolate Chips Soy Milk Steamed cakes

This steamed cake is very simple and you only need 10mins to prepare on a busy morning. That is the beauty of having a pack of Morinaga Pancake mix at home for “rainy” day! Haha. You may be interested with simple orange steamed cake too.
Happy smiling steamed cake! :)

Chocolate Chips Soy Milk Steamed cakes
(Make 5pcs of standard size)

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack of 150g of Morinaga Pancake Mix
  • 150ml of sweeten soybean milk (I used Vitasoy)
  • 15g of caster sugar
  • Some chocolate chips for topping
Steps:
  1. Heat up your steamer first
  2. Pour the 1pack of Morinaga Pancake mix on a mixing bowl
  3. Add in the caster sugar and mix well
  4. Pour in the soybean milk and mix well with a whisk (Took me about 1min and the batter should be smooth)
  5. Fill up the muffin cups (About ¾ filled) with the batter and top with some chocolate chips
  6. Place the muffin cups into the hot steamer and let it steam for 15 mins.
  7. Ready to serve
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Monday, 20 October 2014

We love Pumpkin Donuts ~ 南瓜甜甜圈

My kids love donuts a lot. Do you notice the price of a simple donut had hike up so much now? My cost for making 15 donuts is abt $5. Here come the Pumpkin donuts with full of ️. It was 1/2 gone as it just taste so good & irresistible! They taste great the next day morning for breakfast too! However, BEST to serve when it is freshly produced. 
Give this recipe a try for this upcoming Deepavali holiday. Cheers!
今晚做了小孩的最愛-南瓜甜甜圈!
Look at the soft nice donut! Yum!
Pumpkin Donuts [南瓜甜甜圈]
Recipe adapt from Here
(Make 15pcs of donuts)

Donut dough

  • 280g bread flour
  • 20g milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of instant yeast
  • 80g steamed and mashed pumpkin
  • 40g sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 1 egg (about 60g)
  • 60g water
Others
  • Some bread flour for dusting during shaping
  • Vegetable oil preferred for deep frying ( I used soy bean oil)
  • Some caster sugar for coating
Notes:
  1. For kneading process, please follow your bread maker/mixer to prepare the donut dough. 
  2. You may need to adjust the amount of water accordingly because the water content is differ for different type of pumpkins.
  3. You may do the coating of sugar the next day serving as sugar tend to dissolve after leaving in container overnight.
Steps: Follow the pictorial


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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Nice peppery Bak Kut Teh

Nice peppery Bak Kut Teh can be cooked at home easily. Highly recommend "Song Fa Bak Kut teh spices pack (2 sachets in a pack)."

Nice peppery Bak Kut Teh
Recipe adapt from the packaging and did some minor modification
(Serving for 3pax)

  • 600g pork ribs
  • 200g small intestine (optional)
  • 12 pcs of garlic
  • 1500ml water
  • 1 can of button mushroom
  • 10pcs of pork meat ball
  • 1 pack of enoki mushroom
  • 1.5 teaspoon of dark soya sauce ( optional)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of light soya sauce. 
Steps:
1) Blanch the pork ribs & small intestine in boil water.
2) Boil 1500ml water in a pot. Once boil, add one sachet of song Fa Bak Kut teh spices, the pork ribs, intestine, garlics, button mushroom and simmer under low fire for 60mins
3) After 60mins, add in 1.5teaspoon of dark soya sauce and 1.5teaspoon of light soya sauce.
4) Add in pork balls & enoki mushrooms. Once boils, it's is ready to serve!


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Nutella Bananas Roti Prata

If you love Nutella, I am sure u will love this Nutella Bananas Roti Prata. A power dose for breakfast and your kids finish the portion fast. I get to eat this sweet treat when I am in Europe during our honeymoon 9 years ago. They spread a thick layer of Nutella and layer it with ripen bananas on Crepes. Woohoo! It tasted so yummylicious and it cost about 4EURO for this simple treat. Try it when you are running out of idea what to make for your breakfast.
Looks so good!
Nutella Bananas Roti Prata
(Serving for 1)
  • 2pcs Frozen Plain Roti Prata
  • 1 ripen bananas
  • Nutella 

Steps
  1. Pan-fried it on a non stick pan for 3mins each side or till it is golden brown
  2. Spread it with a layer of Nutella
  3. Layer it with slices of bananas and wrap it up into half.
  4. Best to served it hot.
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Soft & Fluffy Homemade Pandan WAFFLES

[An overdue post ] We will be attracted by the nice pandan & coconut smell every time we walk pass PrimaDeli. Yes, nice aroma is from their freshly made waffle. We will grab a pc of crisp & hot waffles with thick peanut butter spread if the queue is not long. This recipe is a keeper, it yield soft and fluffy waffles and taste as good even it turn cold. Even if you can’t finish the batter, you can keep it in the fridge for 1 day and it still make good waffle.
Best to go with a cup of coffee...
Simply love the heart shape waffles

Soft & Fluffy Homemade Pandan WAFFLES
(Make 8 pcs depending on the size of your waffle pan)
Ingredients:
  • 250g All-purpose Plain Flour
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoon Cornflour
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Egg, yolk and white separate
  • 200ml Coconut Milk
  • 160ml Drinking Water
  • 2 Teaspoon Pandan Paste
  • 60ml Salad/Vegetable Oil
Steps: Follow the pictorial


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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Totoro Bento

Totoro bento set for my 2 little monsters at home. I got the idea from littlemissbento. Simply love all the bento in her blog. I must admit that I am not an expert in Bento, it took me quite some time to assemble it and presented to my kids. Looking at their happy face, my effort spent was paid off. :)




Share with you a cute conversation when my lil boy is taking this Totoro Bento:

When he is biting on Totoro Sausage…
Mummy acting in Totoro’s tone: Oh no, you are going to gobble me up!
Lil Boy: Don’t do that pls, I going to eat the hotdog.
Jie jie joined in the fun…
Mummy & Jie Jie acting in Totoro’s tone: Oh no, I am in your tummy now.
Lil Boy: Shh Shh…can you both keep quiet, I need to eat in peace. (With a disturbed look)

Apparently, my lil boy don’t like us to tease him. He can’t imagine himself eating a “living” totoro into his tummy. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  
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Ham & Cheese Roll Buns in 40mins

When you have limited time and want to make nice homemade bread for breakfast the next morning, this recipe can help you definitely. All these are done within 1hour including baking time. 
Freshly baked Ham & Cheese buns!


Ham & Cheese Roll Buns in 40mins
Recipe from TheDomesticgoddess and little modification by TAGlicious
(make about 15buns)

Things needed:
  • 200ml of room temperature water
  • 60g of olive oil
  • 52g of sugar
  • 12g of instant yeast ( I used a packet of saf-instant yeast this time)
  • 1 large egg
  • 480g of bread flour + more for dusting during shaping.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Some milk for glazing (optional)
Filling:
  • 5 slices of picnic hams
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
Topping (optional):
  • Some Parmesan cheese
  • Some Parsley flakes
  • Some Mayonnaise
  • Sesame Seeds
Baking time: 20mins 
Temperature: 180C (Pre-heated oven)

Steps: Follow the pictorial

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