Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
Steamed Chocolate Prune Cake
Friday, 26 December 2014
How I Spent My Christmas
I don't celebrate Christmas, hence the lack of frantic preparations and festivities. All that I looked forwards to is spending the day at home. I am one of those terribly boring people who does not like to go out. I am happy hanging around at home in my tee shirt and sarong watching exercise videos while munching on keropok or cookies. I'm pretty low maintenance and my partner does not have to worry about taking me on exotic getaways or think of ways to keep me amused during the holiday season. So what did I do on Christmas day?
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Tomato Rice (Bastardised Version)
There is a craze in recent times and it's Tomato Rice. I saw one or two recipes here and here. Then I went to watch it on Ochikeron. The recipe is a simple one, just rice, tomato, salt, pepper and olive oil. This cute Japanese girl was raving over it as she ate the Tomato Rice. I am sorry darling, my tongue long corrupted by the likes of sambal belacan, budu and fish sauce, is unrepentant and therefore cannot comprehend your enthusiasm.
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Monday, 22 December 2014
Nutella Stuffed Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
When SK showed me this very obscene photo I got so excited I wanted to bake what I saw immediately. Yeah, immediately as in NOW, SEKARANG, TONG KIM! If I knew the Tamil word for "now", I would say it out loud too.
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Friday, 19 December 2014
An Uninspiring Lunch
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Moving on with my stock clearance exercise, it is a really great excuse to bake some cookies! This time it is Nutella. Two bottles of it with bits of hazelnut chocolaty goodness sticking at the bottom and sides. Do you know what expired Nutella smells like?
Monday, 15 December 2014
Southwest Cowboy Chili
When I was a little girl, I used to sit by my grandma and watch westerns like Bonanza, How The West Was Won and The High Chaparral. My grandma has a thing for cowboys. Cowboy songs, cowboy TV shows and anything cowboy. I don't know why. She referred to all those cowboy series as "cowboy phor" (cowboy story in Hokkien). So I guess I had a good dose of cowboys (and the occasional Red Indians) when I was growing up.
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Friday, 12 December 2014
My Stingy Chili Plant
I have not had much luck with chilies in my garden. Flower buds appear, bloom and then drop off. Even when the fruit begins to form, it is aborted shortly after.
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Salsa Roja Asada
Do you like salsa? I love it a lot! The first time I fell in love with salsa was when I had it at my brother's house. I have another brother and this one loves to cook. A few years ago, he cooked a Mexican themed lunch when my parents came for a holiday.
Posted by PH at 07:54 38 comments:
Monday, 8 December 2014
Pigging Out Again@Epicuro Uptown Damansara
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Rustic Apple Cake
After baking Blueberry Cheesecake, I had half a tub of sour cream left. And 5 apples in the fridge, 4 red and 1 green. A few days before that, Wendy posted her Rustic Apple Cake which she adapted from Simply Anne's. I thought the cake looked lovely and I just had to bake it.
Monday, 1 December 2014
It is now the final month of the year. How time flies! Soon it will be 2015 and that time of year again for new year resolutions. I am not in the habit of making resolutions but for 2015 I think I may have a few. "I will eat less carbohydrates" is not of them though hee..hee..
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Friday, 28 November 2014
My Pathetic M&M Cookies
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Colek (Terengganu Fruit Dip)
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Monday, 24 November 2014
Pigging Out At The Home of Sticky Bones
This is not a food review per se but more of me telling you about my weekend makan session. After this outing, I cannot look at another rib for at least another 6 months.
Friday, 21 November 2014
Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins
Just the other day I received an update from Nom Nom Paleo and I saw these gorgeous Paleo Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins. They looked really good to me. I was quite interested to sample a paleo version of muffins but alas, I can't get two ingredients namely almond flour and almond butter. Is almond flour the same as ground almonds?
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes
When I say these cupcakes are good, I mean SERIOUSLY good! The best part is you don't need a cake mixer to prepare the batter. This Chocolate Buttermilk cake has a very special place in my heart because it was the first ever chocolate cake that I baked when I started baking two years ago.
Monday, 17 November 2014
My Bad : Naughty Bites
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Friday, 14 November 2014
Fudgy Steamed Chocolate Cake
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Daddy's Grilled Chicken
Hang on a second. This grilled chicken looks very familiar doesn't it?. It has an uncanny resemblance to Pinoy Chicken Barbecue. But this is different. This is Bobby Flay's recipe or rather Bobby Flay's mother-in-law, Laura's recipe :)
Monday, 10 November 2014
Apple, Bacon and Pecan Salad
I had three strips of streaky bacon leftover after cooking fried rice for my partner. I thought of making something naughty but just three strips is not enough. And just my luck, bacon was totally sold out at the Pearl Pork outlet at Aeon. Sold out, imagine that. It looks like nobody cares about their arteries anymore.
Friday, 7 November 2014
Kay Hong Version 2.0 (Terengganu Braised Chicken Version 2.0)
OK. Confession time. A few years ago in the midst of preparing to cook Kay Hong, I realised to my horror that there was barely half a tablespoon of taucheow (beanpaste) left in the bottle. Yaarrghh!!!! The pork belly, chicken and other ingredients were all ready including the prized hard boiled eggs.
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Chef Wan's Walnut Prune Cake
Monday, 3 November 2014
Apple Cranberry and Raisin Cake
Last week I baked Apple Apricot Cake again for my Mum to sample. Mum was so enamored by the cake that she requested me to bake the cake for her to take home to Terengganu. Of course I happily obliged. But I only had about 50g of dried apricots left from the bake and being the stingy person that I am, I was reluctant to buy another batch hah..hah...
Friday, 31 October 2014
Pumpkin with Dried Prawns and Curry Leaves
There are already more than 500 entries for this month's LTU event and Eileen is one busy lady. Who would have thought that the humble pumpkin, fabled to turn into a golden carriage by Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, would garner such overwhelming support. Good to know that so many of us love pumpkins!
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Sour Cream Banana Cake
This recipe comes from Minty's Kitchen. I have to agree with Veronica that this is a very good banana cake. It is very moist and tender, the ultimate recipe for a banana cake lover. Whenever I find myself with an abundance of ripe bananas, I turn to this recipe.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Mad Cooking 2 : The Kebab That Wasn't
It's Monday folks and let's have a laugh at PH's latest kitchen disaster! An episode arising from her insistence on saving some not-so-fresh chicken fillet. Take it away, PH!
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Labels: Mad Cooking
Friday, 24 October 2014
Coconut and Gula Melaka Pumpkin Pie
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Monday, 20 October 2014
Apple Apricot Cake
Last month I stocked up on apples to support the LTU Apple event. But I only managed one submission which was Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake. Before the month ended, I was struck with dengue and my plans for the apples went out the window. Luckily, these green apples keep very well.
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Friday, 17 October 2014
Pumpkin Pecan Cake
The recipe for this cake comes from the book Lovely Butter Cakes by Amy Wong and KS Lee. However, the cake does not contain any butter but uses corn oil instead. Butter is applied only on the surface of the cake together with icing sugar and orange essence. It is an easy cake to make as it only involves the simple mixing of wet to dry ingredients, pretty much like making muffins.
Posted by PH at 08:17 54 comments:
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Aji Verde Chili Sauce
Knowing how risk averse I am when it comes to trying new recipes, I was rather surprised that I made this Peruvian Roast Chicken. But hey, it's chicken. I'll go anywhere with chicken.
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Monday, 13 October 2014
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Friday, 10 October 2014
Lemon Butter Cake
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Labels: Butter Cake
Friday, 3 October 2014
I wanted to eat something good. Something really good. After a few days of hospital food and "chap fan", I really needed to eat something good!
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Monday, 29 September 2014
PH Goes to Hospital
Friday, 19 September 2014
These are my latest discovery. Lemons Bars. Yum personified. God! I could not stop at one or two or three.
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Broccoli Bagna What?
Bagna Cauda. Broccoli Bagna Cauda. As I say this, I imagine the folks back home in Terengganu saying "hamik ua koh kueh?" (what on earth is that?).
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Monday, 15 September 2014
Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce
It's Apples galore on Little Thumbs Up this month. What do apples remind you of besides keeping the good doctor away?
Let's see - computers, Snow White, Apple Pie and that special person who is the apple of your eye. For me the latest addition to that would be this Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake.
Friday, 12 September 2014
Chocolate Banana Cake
After baking Chocolate Orange Ring Cake, I decided to try another recipe from the book Easy Chocolate. The Chocolate Banana Cake looked very pretty with streaks of melted white chocolate on top and a sprinkling of whole pecans. As they say, don't judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, don't judge a cake by its photo.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Pinoy Chicken Barbecue
This is one of the recipes I bookmarked when I was looking for something to cook for the MFF Philippines event. As always, the chicken lover in me will jump at any roasted or barbecued chicken recipes. And this Pinoy barbecue recipe is no exception. There's always something so irresistible about roasted, grilled or barbecued chicken. Or is it just me?
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Monday, 8 September 2014
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Friday, 5 September 2014
Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd
My love affair with lemons continues with this Lemon Cheesecake. And as if I did not get enough of lemons, I decided to make Lemon Curd for topping.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
A Farewell Lunch at Chicago
Last weekend, my brother and I took our Auntie to Chicago. My Auntie was flying home and we wanted to give her a farewell lunch. Initially, we thought of Japanese or Indian but my Auntie had tummy upset the day before. Since she was flying off that evening itself, we reckon that she should eat something that won't aggravate her tummy. Raw fish and spicy curry was out of the question.
Monday, 1 September 2014
Mummy's Easy Meat, Carrots and Potatoes
My partner referred to this dish as Babi Pongteh. In fact any porky dish I cook, he calls it Babi Pongteh. Haiyah, this fellow ah...
Friday, 29 August 2014
Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
My Auntie's Sweet and Sour Sticky Ribs
Monday, 25 August 2014
Chocolate Orange Ring Cake
This cake tastes as good as it looks. I'll admit that there was a whole lot of spatula, spoon and plate licking in the process of baking this cake hah..hah...hah...
Friday, 22 August 2014
Oriental Style Pork and Potato Stew
I was brainstorming the other day (this happened two months ago, this is a stale post hah..hah..) to decide what to cook for a Sunday dinner. And that was a Tuesday, mind you. I like to plan ahead. I have to have a schedule and I like my household run in military precision. Call me mad, but that's how I roll.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
My Lemony Chicken
Please excuse my grubby looking chicken. It was unplanned. This roast chicken came about due to a failed bake (the one that ended up buried in the compost bin).
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