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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Teddy Bear Cookies



Rushed home from work and managed to make this in record time for a dear friend. Hope she liked it. =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shredded Pork (Pulled Pork)


I saw this recipe on Food Network Asia and I knew I had to try it coz it's so interesting! Basically it's like braising pork with Root Beer! Yes...Root beer! Rub down the pork with spices, put them into the slow cooker, fill with root beer & let it cook overnight. After an hour or so, the whole house was filled with lovely aroma. Hubby kept telling me that it smells so good and that it was keeping him awake. By the morning, the pork was soft & tender. All I had to do was shred them, stuff them into pita bread, drizzle a little gravy & start munching. Fat Cheeks loved it so much, she couldn't stop to talk but gave me the thumbs up sign as she munched. =) I think it will go very well with pasta too. Yumz.

Ingredients:
- 1kg pork shoulder
- 4 oz root beer
- 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 med onion, diced

Method:
- wash pork and pat dry
- mix spices & herb, rub all over pork
- place diced onion at bottom on slow cooker, followed by the pork on top
- add root beer
- cover & cook over high for an hour or 2, then turn to low heat & cook for another 4-5 hours
- remove pork & shred
- drizzle with gravy & serve warm
- Note: you can make the gravy thicker by adding some flour to the gravy & boiling it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mango Sago


Inspired by my favorite dessert from Hong Kong. I made a simple version with cubed mango, evaporated milk, sago & sugar syrup. I think coconut milk works best as it gives a more fragrant, creamer dessert but I didn't want to get addicted hence risking all the extra calories. This is good enough for me for now. =)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Waffles

I have a new toy! Hubby got me a waffle maker! Yay! I've always wanted it so when hubby saw one on sale, he grabbed it for me. How sweet! =) It's been sitting in its box for a couple of weeks coz I've been real busy & stressed at work. Didn't have the time or mood to do much. Today however, I've decided to try my new toy out. Once again my kitchen helper, little Miss Fat cheeks helped me whipped up the batter. =) I'm quite sure she'll be a better cook when she grows up. I'm just so proud of her. The waffles turned out really nice. It's the way I like it. Crisp on the outside, light & fluffy inside. Honestly, I was quite surprised. I didn't expect a simple no fuss recipe like this to turn out this nice. It's a keeper. Fat cheeks had her waffles with vanilla ice cream while I had mine with Nutella. I wanted to have another with honey & butter but just didn't have the space in my tummy. Next week perhaps. =)

Ingredients:
(makes 6 pcs)
- 125g self rising flour
- 5g baking powder
- 20g sugar
- 30g melted butter (I used salted butter)
- 125g milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg

Method:
- preheat waffle maker
- mix all dry ingredients in a big bowl
- in separate bowl, beat egg, milk, butter & vanilla till frothy
- pour into dry ingredients, mix till well blended (but do not over mix)
- ladle into hot waffle maker
- cook till golden & crisp
- serve warm


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nutella Cupcakes



It's been a while! I miss my baking so much! =) So glad I managed to squeeze in some time to meddle in my kitchen today. My kitchen helper, little miss Fat Cheeks did a fantastic job. She helped me cream the butter & sugar, added eggs & spooned the batter into the cups. So proud of her! The cupcakes turned out really wonderful. It had a nice crusty top, light fluffy insides with creamy Nutella swirled in. We couldn't stop eating eat. Totally yumz!!