Monday, July 25, 2016

Like Tim Hortons Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

We are lucky that we have traveled to many countries...

During our travels, we have learnt and tasted many interesting food... like the famous Ginseng Chicken Soup also known as Samgyetang (삼계탕) at Tosokchon in Seoul, Japdog (Japanese Hot Dog) in Vancouver, many authentic Japanese ramen and sushi in Tokyo, In-and-out Burger in California, clam chowder at Boudin Bakery at San Francisco, many famous Singapore local food like Hainanese chicken rice, fried carrot cake, laksa, nasi lemak, popiah, mee siam and the list can go on and on and on... Gosh! I didn't realise that we are such a glutton! LOL!

Thinking of all these food that we have ate, I have to say that I can't complain... but at times, we do have our trip-out moments recalling some of these food that we had ate... like wishing that we can be on holidays on everyday!!! Are you the same?

Thankfully, these Tim Hortons like red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling that we ate before in Vancouver is not difficult to recreate... and eating these cookies is making us feeling as happy as we were in Vancover again...

copycat Tim Hortons red velvet cookies cream cheese filling
Copycat Tim Hortons Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Best Chocolate Brownies (Kirsten Tibballs)

If a reputable chocolate cookbook says that this is the BEST chocolate brownie, you know I know that this brownies is going to be real BEST!

Reputable chocolate cookbook? At the back of the book, Chocolate by Kirsten Tibballs, George Calombaris, an Australian MasterChef judge said "The queen of all things chocolate has done it again!"

Wow!!! Kirsten is the queen of chocolate... You tell me if you think that this Chocolate book is not reputable enough. Ha!

Then, I wonder... Why is this chocolate brownies recipe the best? Is this best brownies really the best?

After baking it, I know why...

best chocolate brownies Kristen Tibballs
The Best Chocolate Brownies

Monday, July 18, 2016

Homemade Tuna Fish Floss - Surprise! Surprise! It is really easy to make!

Every weekday at about 6pm, my husband arrives home from work and the first thing he always asks is "What's for dinner?".

As usual, I don't bother replying him as I'm like "See it yourself!" LOL!

On this day, the same thing happened...

"What's for dinner?"


Then, it was surprise!

"Did you make these meat floss?" asked my husband with impressed look.

Yup! Since my husband looked impressed with my cooking, I thought I better response... LOL!

"How did you do that?"

My son heard the commotion and came to our dinning table to make more noise. Feeling excited, they grabbed the spoons on our dinning table and each took a big mouthful of the floss.

"Hey... Don't touch the fish floss! They need to be dry!" I exclaimed and walked forward to smack two itchy hands!

"Ok... but is dinner ready?" After tasting the floss, my husband and son said that they are very hungry for dinner and I guess it's an indication saying that floss is nice!

homemade tuna fish floss
This was our dinner.
Homemade tuna fish floss with plain congee

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tiger Skin Chocolate Swiss Roll

Yay! Yay! Yay! Triple Yay!!! ... that I have baked this tiger skin chocolate Swiss roll. I'm very happy that this Swiss roll looks and tastes so GOOD!

Me a drama queen being so excited about a Swiss roll? Can't deny a little. I do feel like a Japanese anime character with sparkling beaming eyes when I completed my bake and ate my first slice of this cake. After one bite, I was looking for a cheering pom pom to say my triple Yay... LOL!

Why so drama? Why the Triple Yay?

One Yay because this is my first time baking a baking tiger skin chocolate Swiss roll and I have baked it right!

Double Yay because this Tiger skin chocolate Swiss roll is pretty skinny!!! If you look closely, you will see that this soft and heavenly Swiss roll is made of 1) mostly eggs and egg yolks 2) only one tablespoon of oil 3) not excessively sweetened with sugar and 4) assembled with only 1/2 cup of cream. I know. I know. I have been stingy using this minimal amount of whipped cream to roll my cake but hey, it is skinny!!! In any case, if you like your cake to be extra creamy, please feel free to use more than 1/2 cup of cream to make yours.

Triple Yay because this skinny Swiss roll is so light and delicious!!! It is moist, spongy, chocolaty and creamy... Just heavenly!!!

Enough of my Yay! Yay! Yay! and let's see how I baked this cake.

tiger skin chocolate swiss roll
Tiger Skin Chocolate Swiss Roll