Monday, July 16, 2018

Extra Flavoursome Red Wine Beef Stew with Bacon

"Your beef stew got standard! Must cook again!"

After I have cooked this EASY healthy red wine beef stew at here for my family, my beef-loving husband and son have been nagging and reminding me that they want MORE beef stew.

Not bragging but I know that my beef stew is good!!! However, instead of cooking the same recipe again and again, I want to try another different recipe. I'm not a boring person, you know! LOL!

Having said that, I have to clarify that I'm doing this NOT because my previous recipe is not good! Simply because I have seen another highly reviewed beef stew recipe by Barefoot Contessa, also known as Parker's Beef Stew at here, here and here and I wonder if I can cook a BETTER beef stew! I have to say... I love this kind of domestic challenges! LOL!

Eventually...

I have managed to cook a BETTER beef stew! ... but I didn't follow the Parker's Beef Stew recipe. Huh??? LOL!!! Instead, I have adapted several critical ideas from the recipe to enhance a classic stew. Want to know why and more? Please allow me to explain...


barefoot contessa parker's red wine beef stew bacon
Flavoursome Red Wine Beef Stew with Bacon

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Crispy Butter Nestum Cereal Waffles - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Remember...
Those yummy crispy Nestum cereal cookies that I have baked at here, here and here?
Those very soft copycat BreadTalk Nestum cereal floss breads that I have baked at here?
Those cottony soft Nestum cereal floss mayonnaise chiffon Swiss roll that I have baked at here and here?

So what's next?

I have created these Crispy Butter Nestum Waffles!!!


Another MUST-TRY recipe if you like Nestum cereal and crispy waffles!

crispy butter nestum cereal waffles
Love love love these Crispy Butter Nestum Cereal Waffles!!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

How to Barbecue Chicken in the Oven using your favourite BBQ sauce with minimal cleaning - Just like how you grill the chicken in a real Barbecue! Easy!

Have you receive a gourmet BBQ sauce as a gift and don't know what to do with it?

Have you seen an interesting BBQ sauce in a deli shop or any fine food supermarket and wonder what can you cook with it?

What if you don't have a barbecue???

What if the outdoor weather is too cold, hot or rainy to barbecue? ... like the current cold and rainy Melbourne!

Well, if you have an oven, I can show you how to oven-grill chicken using any BBQ sauce with minimal washing...


oven grilled BBQ barbeque sticky chicken
This is how I BBQ chicken in the oven using an interesting BBQ sauce.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Asian / Chinese Style Cottony Soft Strawberry Jam Chiffon Swiss Roll - Recipe and Baking tips!

Hi hi... I'm baking Swiss roll again!

Today, I will be sharing the tips and tricks on how to bake a basic ASIAN style Swiss roll with a THIN LAYER OF strawberry jam FILLING.

Why ASIAN?
Have you noticed that most Swiss rolls selling in most Chinese or Asian bakeries look kind of naked with no outer cake skin? And most Asian-style Swiss rolls would taste very soft like cotton just like mine at here, here, here, here and here.

Why THIN LAYER OF FILLING?
Remember that I said before at here that I will need to apply THICK cream filling into the thicker fluffier cake base in order to roll it properly without breaking it. Now, I have discovered that I use the same cake base recipe even if I want to apply a THIN filling into it.

How? Do you want to know?


cottony soft strawberry jam Swiss roll
My Asian Style Cottony Soft Chiffon Swiss Roll
... rolled with a THIN layer of Strawberry Jam filling.