Monday, August 13, 2018

Easy Fuss Free Children-friendly Japanese Curry Chicken Pot Pie - Home-style and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

It was one weekend night that my son knew that I was going to cook something fancy for our dinner and he asked...

"What's for dinner tonight?"

"Japanese curry chicken pot pie." I replied and immediately, I heard a "Wow!"... LOL!

"Did you cook the Japanese curry from scratch?"

"Actually yes!"

Come to think about it, I did cooked this Japanese curry from scratch. In fact, this curry tastes comparatively good and I think it is about 75% similar to the packet Japanese curry that we always like. Or even better because it is a healthier children-friendly curry that is made with milk (not cream or coconut milk), lots of vegetable, an apple, honey and NO artificial additives! Plus, it is very easy to cook!!!

However, I need to confess! The lazy me didn't make the puff pastry from scratch. I know I know... my son always tell me that he likes the pastries that I made from scratch but you know... Being a busy working mum, I sometimes likes to cook with fuss free recipes. And this is why I said that this recipe is FUSS FREE and EASY! ke ke...

Fortunately, my son didn't say anything critical about the supermarket puff pastry. Maybe he was too hungry or the curry was too delicious. Or maybe we just loved every single bit of this curry pot pie and it was gone very quickly...

easy fuss free children friendly Japanese curry chicken pot pie
Proudly presenting... My Easy Fuss Free Children-friendly Japanese Curry Chicken Pot Pie

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Old Fashioned Chinese Steamed Savoury Pumpkin Kueh 金瓜糕 with mince meat topping - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

From time to time, living away from my hometown does make me wonder why we are what we are.

Tomorrow is the National Day of Singapore and I do miss the days when I was part of the celebration. Thinking of these makes me crave to eat something nostalgic. Something homely that I used to eat when I was little.

Cooking and eating this old-fashioned pumpkin kueh reminds me a lot of my grandma too...

I clearly remember those days when I used to follow my grandma like a chick following her mum. We were always together in the markets, shops, hawkers and at home. Somehow, my grandma and I had a special bond together as she was always keen to show me how she shopped, created, and enjoyed many old fashioned classic Chinese and Nyonya food.

I remember once that she told me that she liked the miniature golden version of pumpkin kueh that is made with pumpkin mash, not shredded or diced but the ten-ish me told her that I liked mine to have lots of fried shallots and sweet sauce! Eventually, she made her miniature golden pumpkin kueh but with lots of fried shallots and sweet sauce!

It is my turn now to create my own pumpkin kueh! Surprisingly, mine won't be golden! And it won't have lots of fried shallot topping and sweet sauce! It is custom-made for my family and this is how I like my pumpkin kueh now...

Chinese steamed pumpkin kueh kuih cake
This is how I made my Chinese Steamed Savoury Pumpkin Kueh.
It is EXTRA TASTY with sweet tender Butternut Pumpkin cubes and soy-flavoured mince meat topping.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Stripey Marble Mocha Chiffon Swiss Roll

I'm the type of person who can't sit still and do nothing...

And this is why I had been marking around my favourite Cottony Soft Coffee Chiffon Swiss Roll recipe at here to bake this pretty Marble Mocha Chiffon Swiss Roll.

marble mocha chiffon Swiss roll
My Marble Mocha Chiffon Swiss Roll.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Soft and Deliciously-Milky Oatmeal Milk Sandwich Bread - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I'm a BIG fan of any food that is made of OATS! And this is why I'm very happy that I've found this soft and moist Oatmeal Milk Sandwich Bread recipe!!!

Although these sandwich breads are not typically feathery, fluffy, cottony soft like these all-white breads that I have baked at here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, they are pretty unique and delicious being soft and moist enough with tasty oats, milky and brown sugar flavours.

Don't you think that these oatmeal sandwich breads look somehow like 30% wholemeal milk breads that I have baked at here? Oh! Wait a minute. Is rolled oat a wholegrain? Are wholegrain and wholemeal the same?

According to Food Standard Australia, wholegrain food is any food which uses every part of the grain including the outer layers, bran and germ. And, wholemeal is the wheat form of a whole grain. According to Wholegrain Council, rolled oats also known as old fashioned oats are created when oat groats are steamed and then rolled into flakes. Thus, due to the fact that a rolled oat contains just the oat bran and doesn't contain the germ or the endosperm, a rolled oat is not considered a wholegrain!

So clearly, anything that is made with rolled oats is neither wholegrain nor wholemeal! Are you surprised with these answers? I am.

Regardless of all food definitions, I wouldn't say no to rolled oats and these oatmeal sandwich breads because the truth is oats are nutrient-rich food that are associated with lower blood cholesterol! So why would I say no to these healthful delicious soft oatmeal sandwich breads?

soft oatmeal milk sandwich bread
Soft and Deliciously-Milky Oatmeal Milk Sandwich Bread