Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fried Sweet Potato Balls

It has been so long I wanted to post this delicious little snack. Made them so many times, and yet I couldn't get to snap any picture and they were gone! Love the light and crisp skin , sweet and a little chewy inside. One of my childhood memories found from here. Got the recipe from Jane's Corner. At times, I twitched a little by cutting down some amount of flour, and get a really crispy shell and fluffy texture inside. Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

French Onion Soup

There are days we simply need just a bowl of soup and a piece of  toasted bread, especially garlic bread. It goes well with any course or dish. Making them at home is no longer something far from reach. With age catching up, I noticed I eat less compared in the past. But, I also know that, bread is still very much my staple food of all. Never knew that, I could make my own French Onion soup at home. Ok ok.. I cheated, I did not boil my own beef stock. I guess with the convenience of organic beef stock cubes available in the market these days, many of us who needs a quick fix would probably go for the convenience, right??! :) 
There will always be some leftover bread in my freezer most of the time. Many a time, I would base on what I have left in the freezer to decide what would I cook for lunch. 

Mixing butter, garlic, salt, pepper and dried herbs is all I have to do to make the perfect garlic toast at home.

 Grated Cheddar cheese being grilled and and melted on the toast soaking in a soup that is hot and full of flavor.

 Recipe from Lunch Cafe, for the Onion soup. There are many great recipes you would wanna try out, and you will be surprised how simple they can be done at home. Turn your home kitchen to a cafe kitchen and enjoy them without spending extra!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

All Time Favorite for His Birthday - Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

 Every year, when I ask my hubby what kind of cake he would like for his birthday. He'd always tell me one and only - Strawberry Shortcake. He loves the soft sponge, that sandwich with smooth and creamy Chantilly cream.

Just simple and pure taste about what a cake is ( at least for him). He's not much of a fan of fanciful flavor cakes, maybe occasionally he might ask for coffee sponge and simple roll cakes. How boring! :)

My boy is eagerly waiting for daddy's return form work, and got excited about singing birthday song and blowing the candles. As if that is his own birthday! After which, he shall have a good night sleep......

In case you wanna make this cake, you may click here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Go Go Spurs!! Happy 60th Birthday Grandpa.

                 It was a surprise Birthday cake for Samantha's dad, who was born on Christmas day!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Homemade Croissant- 4th Attempt

It's been a long while since my last attempt making these flaky buttery bread. All the past attempts were not quite close to what croissant should be, but I know I will not give up trying! Till lately, our weather has been very cooling, and I knew this is going to be the time I should give it another try. Well, this round it is much better ,after all it's my forth attempt. I managed to keep the butter I between the dough without leaking, all thank to the cool temperature. I am so enjoy the cool weather though there were many rainy days.... With the improvement I have achieved, there will sure to be my fifth try and more, till it's a proper croissant . Hope I won't have to wait till the next cooling season though. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Postman Pat

                             Postman Pat, postman Pat, postman Pat and his black and white cat!


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