Monday 31 March 2014

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

After my first bake using zucchini, I was happy enough with the cake to try more. I was searching online when I came across Paula Deen's Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. You can't go wrong with chocolate chips, can you? Besides, I had already bought three zucchinis last week and I might as well go ahead.

Thursday 27 March 2014

My Diet Gone Helter Skelter

My brother did this to me. He brought a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to my office. A case of sabotage, brotherly mischief or "let's see if cher can tahan or not" (let's see if big sister can resist or not). 

Monday 24 March 2014

Zucchini Bread

I had one more zucchini left in the fridge after making zoodles and it was getting a little bit soft. And then I remembered that I bookmarked Cheah's Zucchini Bread recipe. I was quite intrigued that zucchini could be used in cakes and I was curious. After all if carrots can be baked into carrot cakes why not a zucchini be baked into a zucchini bread?

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Japanese Sesame Salad Dressing

This salad dressing posted by Jessie got me very excited.  I love Japanese style salad dressing and this recipe is a God send. Jessie's Sesame Salad Dressing, a recipe shared by her Japanese friend, is truly fantabulous and I love it a lot and a lot and a lot!

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Chocolate Lemongrass Cheesecake

I would like to start by coming upfront to say that I was not happy with this cheesecake. When I saw the recipe, the thought of mixing chocolate with lemongrass sounded really weird (and proven to be so, to me at least) . I could not accept the idea but a search on Google proved to me that there is such a thing as Chocolate and Lemongrass MousseLemongrass Infused Chocolate Truffles and Lemongrass Dark Chocolate. Even with the existence of such recipes/products, I was still unconvinced but I was prepared to take a risk. This coming from someone who doesn't even like chocolate with mint. At stake was 625g of cream cheese and 12 stalks of lemongrass. What was I thinking?

Monday 10 March 2014

Roasted Pork and Preserved Mustard Green Soup

I am actually a little bit embarrassed about this soup because it came about due to me misunderstanding a recipe.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Zebra Cake

I baked this Zebra Cake last Saturday, a day before the water rationing began in my neighborhood. Before leaving for work, I laid out my arsenal of baking tools on the dining table. The flour, sugar and cacao powder were all weighed and kept in containers. I also lined my baking pan in advance so that when I got home I could immediately spring into action. How's that for efficiency?

Monday 3 March 2014

Roasted Chicken with Bittergourd

The water shortage crisis in the Klang Valley has made its presence felt in my neighborhood. We started water rationing last Sunday. I got the news on Saturday and was quite disturbed. I know many folks in Selangor have been without water for weeks and I counted myself lucky as I had been enjoying regular supply until now.