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Monday, 30 November 2015

Air-fried Crispy Kale Chips 香脆羽衣甘蓝





This leafy greens is very high in antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamin C. Kale is packed with nutrients that benefits to our health and therefore, I put it high on my to-try-list. 

Kale itself doesn't really taste good. It taste a little bitter. So seasoning is a MUST add-on item when making these green chips. And, the most important part is to cook until crispy. Here's a video to show the texture of my air-fried kale chips. 






If you can achieve this texture, your kale chips is successful and it's gonna be super delicious. Otherwise, it would turned out bitter and chewy. If you have picky eater that doesn't like vegetables, you can give this a try. This is something that my son would munch and munch without me reminding him to EAT THE GREENS ;)


羽衣甘蓝,营养价值高。这个菜本身的味道有点苦。但是经过调味后气炸得香脆,味道和口感就像海苔零食。大人小朋友都爱!



Ingredients: 材料


100g Kale (discard the stems, washed and dried) 羽衣甘蓝 100克





Seasoning: 调味料

1/2 tsp Chicken Powder/ Hao Chi All In One Seasoning 鸡粉/全合一调味料 半小匙


Dash of Pepper 胡椒粉 少许

3 tsp Oil 油 3小匙

Raw Sesame Seeds (optional) 芝麻 少许,随意,不放也可以

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Method: 步骤 

1. Place kale in the air-fryer.
把羽衣甘蓝洗净,滴干/擦干水份,去除硬梗。把叶子放进气炸锅里。

2. Drizzle the oil. Add the rest of the seasoning ingredients.
加入油和所有调味料。

3. Gently toss with hands.
用手轻轻搅拌均匀。

4. Cover and cook for 12 minutes or until crisp. Remove from the pan, serve right away.  If you like my recipe, click hereLIKE & follow my facebook page to receive more recipe updates. Don't forget to change the setting to 'SEE FIRST' if you wish to see my post on your Facebook news feed. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Nutella Filled Pancakes 煎松饼(Nutella馅)



If you are following my post on Facebook, you'll know my house is on a pancake craze lately. We had been eating pancakes for breakfast for weeks! Food that I had been cooking again and again, I'd make it in all kinds of flavours. The latest craze was Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes (click here for recipe), strawberry and Ribena pancakes. Perhaps that's the reason why my boy asking for the same food (yet not the same taste) again and again ;D 





This time I made something similar to Mr. Bean pancakes. Well, actually none of us like the Mr. Bean version. I only imitate the look, not the taste. My version was filled with Nutella, the top and bottom crust are crispy, with the runny Nutella oozing out! Yummlicious to the MAX! but I must warn you before you get started, this method need some skill and patience to achieve this result. Not recommended for a beginner home cook ;) 



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Here's the picture to show the method:




Click here to choose a basic pancake recipe. Happy cooking ;) 

Charcoal Baguette 碳粉法国面包




I don't expect a 'WOW' from the audience who saw this picture. But I can expect a 'WOW' from the taster who tasted this baguette! The look is deceiving, the taste is seriously delicious! Crispy crust with a soft and slightly chewy bread inside. My boy and I finished one loaf right after I snap this picture. We ate it plain without anything else! Simply delicious ;)




Ingredients: Yield 4 medium baguette




500g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour 

1 tsp Salt

100g Castor Sugar

1.5 tsp Instant Yeast

370g Water (adjust accordingly)

2 tsp Charcoal Powder

3 tbsp Oil



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Method:

1. In a stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients except charcoal powder. (Kitchenaid speed 1)

2. Mix in water (Speed 1). Knead for 20 minutes (Speed 2). Stop the mixer, carefully add in charcoal powder, continue to knead for another 5 minutes. Gradually add in oil. Knead another 5 minutes until the dough is glossy and elastic. 

3. Cover with cling wrap. Let it proof for 60 minutes or doubled in size.

4. Transfer to a floured work top. The dough is very sticky, make sure to use generous amount of flour to handle the dough.

5. Divide dough into 4 portions. Shape as desired. I didn't slit the dough, I made it twisted instead. Place on a lined baking tray. I don't have baguette tray, so I used aluminium foil to divide the baguette. 

6. Cover with cling wrap. Let it proof for 30minutes. 

7. Bake in a preheated oven 200'C for 20 minutes.













Photo updated 27 November 2015
Baked another batch of plain baguettes... Love this! 

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Best Heat Cough Remedy - Pear & Honey Dates Sweet Soup 蜜枣雪梨水 - 清热除痰, 润燥止咳,适合身体燥热, 喉干口渴, 咳嗽时痰多/ 痰黄



Hmm... let me simplified the Chinese explanation on the title. This is the remedy for:

~ cough with thick and yellow phlegm


~ Dry Throat ( When I had sore throat, I feel better after drinking this soup. It soothe my throat.)


~ Reduce body heat


~ Prevent/ helps to soothe cough. 


However, do not drink this for 'cold cough'. This remedy only works for 'heat cough'. If you are not sure what cough you've got, visit a doctor ;)


Well, all the above are based on my personal experience. No scientific proof. I had been taking care of my boy since day 1 he was born, so I know what is good for him. Every individual is different, do your own judgement or consult a doctor if you have cough. 


When my boy was younger, he didn't like this drink. Probably it's the taste of the honey dates. But now he's growing up and understand that when he cough, he needs to drink this to stop the cough. He never reject this drink anymore. 

If you don't like honey date taste, click here for the recipe cooked without honey dates. 


Ingredients:

6 Honey Dates (or 8 honey dates if omit figs) 
六粒蜜枣(如果没放无花果,就用八粒)

3 US Figs 三粒无花果

3 - 4 Asian Pears 三至四粒雪梨(似乎大小,自己衡量)

Handful of Chinese Almond (Nan Bei Xing) 少许南北杏仁

1.5 Litre Water 热水





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Method:

1. Add in all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook with high heat for 4 hours. Serve warm or chilled.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Lotus Root, Sweet Corn & Peanut Pork Ribs Soup 玉米花生莲藕汤-滋补,开胃清热,营养价值高


Another combination of lotus root soup that I like! Most people used dried seafood to enrich the flavour of this soup but I never like to use dried cuttlefish/ squid/ oyster in my soup. Natural sweetness from the sweet corn is still the best! 





Ingredients: (Yield 2-3 servings)





250g Pork Ribs

1 section Lotus Roots (peeled and cut into chunks)

1 Sweet Corn

Handful of Peanuts (soaked and drain)

4-5 Seedless Red Dates

Some salt to taste





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Method:

1. Rinse the ribs with hot boiling water. Transfer to a pot. Add in the rest of the ingredients except salt.

2. Add 2L hot water, bring to boil. Cook with high heat for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes.

3. Add salt to taste, cook another 30 minutes. Serve warm.




Friday, 13 November 2015

Cinnamon Butter Sugar Swirl Pancakes 肉桂糖卷松饼



Pancake with cinnamon butter sugar swirl. Crisp on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. No syrup needed, these pancakes are easy to make and they tastes awesome! Simple pancake recipe great for holiday/ weekend breakfast. 

There are 2 ways to serve these delicious pancakes. 

Option 1: Serve the pancakes right away. Crisp, spongy and delicious.


Option 1, made without glaze.
Photo updated on 11 March 2017





Option 2: Make the glaze, drizzle over the pancakes. Serve it this way if you like sweet pancakes. ;)




Option 2, with glaze.
Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes with my son's favourite 'Eating Plant'. 

Don't ask me what is that, I got the idea from his drawing ;)
Created in November 2015.





I have many pancake recipes shared in this blog, if you like to have something different from your ordinary pancakes with maple syrup, this is the recipe that you MUST try! 




我有很多松饼食谱,这个配搭是最好吃的。外层有焦糖脆脆的口感,加上肉桂的香味,这松饼比一般配糖浆/蜂蜜的松饼特别,特别美味。

Ingredients: 

Pancake batter:

For pancake recipes, I have the healthiest, simplest or buttermilk options, you may choose from here. On a lazy weekend morning, I normally use the simplest method, click here for recipe. Alternatively, you can use pancake mix, just add on the cinnamon swirl. ;)



Cinnamon Swirl:

30g Unsalted Butter (softened)

35g Brown Sugar

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon


Glaze: Optional

4 tbsp Icing Sugar

15g Unsalted Butter (softened)

Some Hot Water






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Method:

1. Prepare the cinnamon filling - Mix together all cinnamon swirl ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a piping bag, snip a small hole at the tip of the piping bag. 

2. Prepare and cook the pancakes as indicated. When the bubbles appeared on the pancake, add the filling. 








3. Start from the centre of the pancake, squeeze the filling in a swirl pattern. 









4. Let it cook for a minute or until the bottom is lightly brown, flip the pancake and continue to cook until both sides are nicely brown, caramelise and crisp.






5. Transfer the pancake to a serving plate. Wipe the pan with kitchen towel, repeat for the rest. Serve right away.

Optional: To repare the glaze - Mix icing sugar and butter in a bowl. Gradually add in hot water (little by little) until you get the desired consistency. Drizzle over the pancake and serve warm.


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Note:

Omit sugar in pancake batter, just add a pinch of salt.

Some feedback from those who have tried this recipe:

By Rosalind Ang

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