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Monday, January 30, 2012

Braised Pork Knuckles with Sea Cucumber 海參豬腳, a CNY lunch

** re-post due to some error in earlier post **

Before i go back to my mom's place to celebrate the 9th day of CNY- Pai Tin Kong this evening. I would like to share with you the best Braised Pork Knuckles with Sea cucumbers ( a must have dish during CNY) from my mon (she actually learnt from my Aunt). I cooked this dish when my husband invited his brothers and sisters (around 30 peoples !!) to our house on the 6th day of CNY. I started to prepare Braised Pork knuckles on the 5th day as this dish need longer cooking time.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pineapple rolls (Nastar) 凤梨酥, Happy Lunar New Year

I think is time for me to "Sou Kong" and take a short break from blogging and enjoy the Dragon New Year. Yesterday i did my last batch of baking (maybe not the last, i'm not sure ^_^)of pineapple rolls. I still using back my old recipe and made little changes and resulted a very flaky and buttery pineapple rolls. So far, I have not seen a pineapple tart or rolls that same like my recipe which requires only 4 ingredients, Butter, Condensed Milk, Flour and Egg yolk, cheap and easy ! The other day Jane came over to my house, and I heard she talked to someone who asking for pineapple tart recipe, and she told her to use Sonia's condensed milk pineapple tart recipe, hahaha!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

German Cookies 德国酥饼

This German cookie do not need much introduction, very famous among MY & SG bloggers since last year..I also don't want to miss this boat, bought a small pack of potato flour and try out. The 1st batch was gone into rubbish bin as I was wrongly added cake flour with corn flour, totally no way i can hold the cookies after baked, LOL !!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stir-fried Fish Maw with Celery 鱼鳔炒西芹

This is a simple stir-fried Fish Maw dish that my mom usually prepared for Chinese New Year's eve dinner. I use the ready fried Fish Maw that given by my mom..Next time i must learn from her on how to deep fry the Fish Maw till puffy . This dish is so simple to prepare but yet the taste is awesome!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Crunchy Almond Cookies 杏仁脆饼

I made this Crunchy Almond cookies that specially for my husband who prefer crunchy and nutty type of cookie than those flaky and melt-in-mouth cookie. After gaining the experiences from the 4 failed attempted of dragon cookies, this time, it only took me two times to succeed in making this cookie that suit my husband's taste.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dragon cookies 龙饼

Today post will be talking about dragon and dragon..The 1st dragon i want to talk about is this dragon cookie. Since this year will be a Dragon Year, and my son Lucas also born in Dragon year in year 2000, so dragon cookie is very meaningful for this Lunar New Year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Deep Fried Prawns with Salted egg yolk

I took four homemade salted eggs out from the fridge after kept it for 10days to making this dish, deep fried prawns coated with salted egg yolk. This dish also can be served in Chinese New Year Re-union dinner..

Monday, January 9, 2012

Homemade Chinese Pork Jerky (Bak Kwa) 肉干

This is the 1st time I did Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky), amazing how easy to make this at home...Bak Kwa is a popular snack for Chinese New Year..

Friday, January 6, 2012

Asam Chai Ber ( Braised Sour Roast meat with Chinese mustard) 菜尾

I would considered this Asam Chai Ber is one of the Chinese New Year dish. This is a dish that using leftover roasted meat (pork, chicken, duck, lamb , beef & etc) especially during Chinese New Year, and braise with Chinese mustard (Kai Choy), a lot of tamarind peels (that why this dish called Asam means sour) and dried chilies..You will be wondering why i can cook this Chai Ber since another 2 weeks only we celebrating CNY..Because I have a lot of leftover roasted lamb from a party which was held in my house on last Sunday.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

How was your New Year celebration? I supposed you all have a wonderful New Year celebration.
Today school has just started, all my 3 kids going for morning class this year, so i have more free time in the morning and i can start to do baking after i have abandoned baking for almost a month..I was thinking what to post for my 1st post in 2012, something that bring "Ang Ang and Ong Ong " (good luck in Hokkien) ^_^, and Red velvet cake pop up in my mind since Chinese like red as the auspicious colour. Also this is a recipe that i wanted to make for a longer time.

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