Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rhubarb Bakewell Tart

I've recently seen many recipes about rhubarb and all of a sudden, this bakewell tart came through my mind. After a quick search, then I ended up with this recipe and hunted for rhubarb from few places before getting it done right and successfully !

The recipe could be found here.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Macadamia Maple Butter Tart Bars

As I said before that shortbread is my family's this tart bar is easily fallen into the category but it's even better with a scrumptious topping!!

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I reduced sugar and sprinkle chopped macadamia on top before baking )


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bengali Lamb Dry Curry

I like cooking and eating all kinds of curries but Indian ones seem to be the winner..I've fallen in love with spices that make a magic to the outcomes which never fail to please my testers !

When I spotted the photo of this curry, it immediately caught my attention and made me go straight to view the post...The original dish is made using mutton but unfortunately, it's not easy to find the meat in HK or at least from where I normally instead of giving up, I chose lamb as a substitute !

The dish is recommended to serve with what it's called sweet pea pulao which calls for some dried fruits and cashew nut. Given my husband and daughter are not big fan of those, so I omitted them and remained the rest ingredients and was happy to call it ' Pea Pulao ' !

The recipe could be found here.  

Monday, April 20, 2015

Green Lentil & Bacon Salad

I've basically used lentil as a main ingredient for making soups or stews so far but now it's time to move forward to make something new about it and I simply went for salad!

Starting off with this lentil salad that isn't too complicated and can get everything done quite quickly, yet it yielded agreat

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used dried herbs instead of fresh ones and added chopped carrot to make the dish healthier )


Friday, April 17, 2015

Chocolate Chip & Pecan Cookie Brittles

Most of cookies I've made are rather soft & chewy types than crispy ones which sometimes are not a big hit among kids who are crazy for Chips Ahoy cookies type!

So this brittle seems to be a good solution to make my homemade cookie to become a big hit!! At least it's been proven by my loving daughter !!

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I made only half recipe and reduced sugar to 1/3 cup )

Monday, April 13, 2015

Basic Buttermilk Scones

Scone is one of baked goods that seems easy to make but in fact, it's not that easy to make things right to get a good one !

I make scones once in a while using different recipes when I feel like baking but can't think of anything ..not only it's simple and fast to get everything done but it is also one of my family's favorites!

I made one batch last weekend but the outcome didn't meet my expectation so I decided to do it again but to avoid being disappointed , I opted for the recipe that I'm sure it would never let me down!!

The recipe could be found here. ( I served them with clotted cream and raspberry jam )


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Prawn and Spinach Coconut Curry

I was looking for something easy to cook as a quick weekday dinner and finally caught up with this curry ! The original recipe uses lobster and chard as a main duo but I decided to go for something cheaper and easier to find in a local market which are prawn & spinach!

The recipe could be found here.  

Macadamia Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my family's favorite baked goods and I never fail to please them everytime I make it no matter what kind it is !

The recipe ( I was inspired and adapted from here. )    

90g Caster sugar plus extra for sprinkle
80g Corn starch
260g  All purpose flour
1/4 tsp  Salt
100g  Macadamia nuts
250g  Cold Unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1tsp  Vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line 9" square cake tin with baking paper. Put all ingredients in food processor and run until everything combined and form the dough. 

Press the dough into the prepared pan, smooth the surface. Prick with fork and sprinkle with superfine sugar. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a sharp knife score into pieces and prick with fork again. Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting into pieces.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Oreo Dark Chocolate Tart

We got invited for dinner from a friend of mine with a short notice and it's typically that I can't show up without my baked good along, so this tart came at the right time to rescue !

The recipe could be found here ( Note : I baked it in 9"round tart tin and used 22 oreos without fillings with 50 g of melted butter, also baked the base for 10 mins at 350f and used mini oreos & grated white choc to decorate and top the chocolate fillings )


Stir-fried Zucchini with Corn & Bacon

Given a long 5 days Easter break without my helper while my husband has still been on clutches with one leg useable, I, thus, avoided cooking and baking anything that requires a lot of preparing and of course, washing I used up all leftover food in the freezer and lucky enough to end up cooking only one meal during a whole period !

I chose to cook African style roasted chicken which is not complicated and doesn't need much effort to cook the dish , yet the outcome was fantastic ! Unfortunately, I totally forgot to take any photo of it until only bones left on the plate..but I managed to take some photos of the side dish that I made to serve along with the chicken that was also fabulous...and here it is!!

The recipe could be found here ( Note : I added crispy crumbled bacon on top to make it more interesting and attractive for my daughter )


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars

There is one food blogging event called TWD ( Tuesday with Dorie ) which I've been following but not formally participating. What I like to do is to check on the event and see what to be chosen and baked for the week, then without a committment and pressure, I'd make the same as they do whenever I find something interesting and catch my attention !

These bars are one of them that is very simple to make and easy to please people especially kids..shortbread base topped with chocolate and caramelised rice crispy..who can say no to it ??

The recipe could be found here.  

Chingri Narkel Bata..Bengali Spicy Mashed Shrimp

When I spotted this shrimp dish on foodgawker, it immediately caught my attention. And I didn't wait that long to make the dish which turned out to a big hit for my husband..he even said that I can add this to his regular meals ! So, needless to say how scrumptious it is!!

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I added most of onion and chillies at the same time as I cooked garlic, so that it could be soft and cooked properly)