Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Spicy and Sour Trotter

Here comes a dish that I've longed for. Trying many times cooked by my mother but I never try it out myself. Until I saw my sister's post last week that drolled me out from the screen...haha! I've cooked mine the next day then...super yummy!! You'll never believe it...I almost walloped up the whole trotter...LOL!! Well, a tough jog the next day to burn those calories..;p

With a twist from my mom's recipe, I've done a good job I can say. Love this to bit!
Here...I'll share mine with you...:))

1 medium trotter (chopped in big pieces)
2-3 Chilli Padi (bird's eye chilli)
1 small bowl dried chilli (wash and drained)
4-5 pieces old ginger (sliced thinned)
3 cloves black garlic
30g rock sugar
about 500ml assam water (I used 3 tbsps assam paste melted in 450ml water)
** can be substitute to black vinegar
a little salt to taste
a little light soy sauce to taste
some spring onions for decoration

~ Wash the trotter and bring to boil in clear water for 5 mins. Wash with running cool water, drain and set aside.
~ In a claypot or a wok, saute the garlic, ginger, dried chilli and chilli padi with a little oil till fragnant.
~ Add in the trotter and stir for a while.
~ Add in assam water and rock sugar, cover with lid and bring to boil.
~ Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 1.5 hrs or until trotter is tender.
~ Add in some light soy sauce and salt to taste.
~ Decorate with some spring onions and serve hot.

This is even tastier when serve overnight as the trotter has the flavor observed with the thick gravy.
I will definitely cook this again very soon!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Soft Buns

Breads...Buns..they are so delicious and yet satisfying especially when they came just right out from the oven. I like the process of making pressing and kneading the dough...hehe! Difficult to explain here but once you try it you'll know...kind of addicted..LOL!!

Here a super soft dough recipe that my sister had share it with me lately. Love it so much and I'll like to repost it and share it with you!
Yeah, bread making is fun but the time consuming is...Urgh!! But when you see the result of your making, you will say.."Yes! I'll make this again tomorrow"!..haha! Am I right? ^^"

Here's the link below that my sister had shared....

Have fun!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Almond Brittles

Hi all, it's weekend again! School holidays have just started and I bet everyone is so busy with their holiday schedules. Hmm....where are you planning to go this year? I have no idea yet in fact my daughter is enjoying her playtime with her schoolmates everyday. Early this morning I've sent her to ice skating nearby and she had so much fun playing with her friends even though they meet up everyday. Sometimes I just wonder what's their conversations are besides school..;p

Well, besides all the repeated recipe I'm trying to cook for these few days, here's a not-so-special snacks that I'll like to share. I found this recipe from one of the old magazine when I'm trying to rearrange my bookshelf that day. A very simple non-bake snack that I think everyone will adore.

200g castor sugar
6 tbsps water
60g butter (salted)
200g almond flakes (lightly toast and keep warm)

~ Prepare a swissroll tray and lined with parchment paper
~ Toast the almond flakes until lightly brown and keep warm
~ Cook the sugar and water in a pot until sugar caramelized
~ Add in butter into sugar syrup and cook until turns to dark caramel color. Be careful not to burn the syrup.
~ Remove the syrup from heat and add in almond flakes. Stir well.
~ Then spread the mixture onto prepared lined tray. Remember to spread until even and thin. (shown above)
~ Then quickly make lines on the spread brittles with a plastic knife so that it's easy to break into small pieces when it turns hard. (shown below)
~ Cool nicely then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

It is so easy and delicious. My daughter has requested another batch of it. It was so yummy when goes with my favourite long black. Guess this is one of the best to give away during X'mas or Chinese New Year!

Have A Nice Weekend!


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