Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Chicken and Vegetable Green Curry served with Roti Prata

I love Thai green curry. This is cooked from pre-packed paste and the roti came from frozen packet. Delicious nonetheless.

Donna Hay's Self Frosting Cupcake

There seem like a Donna Hay baking frenzy in the food blogging world. I also joined in the fun adapting the recipe from Nic's tweaked recipe. I have, however, baked the cupcake for too long so I ended up with SELF CHOKING CUPCAKE. I suggest baking at 200 degree celcius for 10 minutes only.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ham & Mushroom Fettucine in Creamy Sauce

Saw this unusual beer at supermarket, goes very well with the pasta.

Nacho Chips with Guacamole Dip

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Chicken Pie

Creamy mixed vegetable and chicken in white sauce encased in sweet short crust pastry. I don't know why the skin crack, maybe the dough was too dry?......
No recipe but if anyone is interested please leave me a note.

Lychee Mousse Cake

For the chiffon cake:
A. Sugar 10g
A. Egg yolks 2
B. Cakeflour 42g, sifted
B. Oil 35g
B. Milk 35g
C. Sugar 30g
C. Egg whites 2

1. Beat A till light and pale.
2. Add B to 1.
3. Beat C till stiff and fold into the cake batter.
4. Pour into a lined 7 in cake tin and bake at 150°C for 25 to 30 minutes. Test with a skewer, it should come out clean.

For the lychee mousse:
Cake 1cm high
A. Lychee 150g (without skin and stone)
A. Lychee juice 20g
A. Lemon juice 1 tsp (optional)
B. Water 15g
B. Sugar 45g
Gelatine 10g or 3½ leaves
Whipping cream 120g
Egg white 30g

1. Blitz A and set aside.
2. Boil B till 117°C and set aside.
3. Beat egg white to soft peak add in syrup from 2 and beat till stiff.
4. Soak gelatine leave (as per packet instruction) until soft and dissolve in a double boiler. Add to lychee mixture from 1 above.
5. Beat cream till spreadable consistency.
6. Fold egg white and cream into lychee mixture.
7. Arrange cake at the bottom of a 7in cake pan and pour the mousse over. Chill in refrigerator until set before serving.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Leeds Chinatown

Sien, I haven't make anything or did anything exciting to blog about lately. Some failed cakes and dishes which I have all blog about before......

Took a couple of pictures of Leeds Chinatown, or street more like, a while ago. Take a peek......

Not very exciting, that's why I visit Manchester's every now and then.

Hope to get out of this food rut soon........

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Blog Music - Kiss the Rain

I have received a number of enquiries regarding my blog music "Kiss the Rain". I have since done some research.....

The very moving music is the work of Yiruma, a Korean New-Age musician. Born on 15/2/1978 in Korea, the young musician was the first Korean to graduate from the exclusive "The Purcell Of Specialist Music School", "King's College Of London University". The track is taken from his 2003 album "From the Yellow Room".

The yellow room refers to Yiruma's apartment in London. The album is about 13 loveletters that were unable to be sent out of the room ....
Perhaps his most famous commercial music is the piece he wrote for the popular Korean drama 'Winter Sonata'. It's the piece you hear everytime the female lead is in emotional turmoil .........

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chocolate Tasting

The freshest chocolates from renowned chocolatiers in Europe. The small bag of pure chocolate shavings drinking chocolate is FREE.

Chocolate menu and scoring card.

My favourite is the delicious dark Gianduja which melts in your mouth the second you pop into your mouth followed by the more-ish caramel chocolate buttons. (Both are lower left hand corner)