Thursday, October 18, 2018

Looking for the BEST Copycat Crispy Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies (Part Two - Two recipes)

YES! I've found you!!!

YES! You are the Famous Amos Cookies!!!


Please pardon me and my over-reacting ecstatic moments! *nervous chuckle*

Am I mad or something? Nay... I'm just too happy because I have been trying very hard to replicate the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies and have finally derived a recipe!!!

A recipe that makes the BEST copycat crispy Famous Amos Cookies!

best copycat famous amos cookies
These are my BEST copycat Famous Amos cookies!
It is true that they really smell and taste like the FA chocolate chip cookies.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Looking for the BEST Copycat Crispy Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies (Part One - Two recipes)

Famous Amos cookies anybody???

Me Me Me Me Me!!! You?

I remember... Those good old days when I was hanging out at Orchard after school, I was always attracted to the sweet buttery chocolaty aroma from the baking of Famous Amos chocolate chips cookies lingering along basement walkway in between Wisma Atria and Takashimaya. Oh! This sweet scent is so irresistible... Sometimes, I would buy a bag of cookies to munch if I could or the poor student me would just simply enjoy this lovely scent! LOL!

After all these years, I'm surprised that the same Famous Amos cookies shop is still there! Or isn't it still there? I still like Famous Amos cookies but sadly, I don't buy these cookies anymore because there are too many other local food that I want to eat whenever we are back in Singapore.

Is there any Famous Amos cookies in Melbourne? I think we used to have one at Melbourne Central but it is now permanently closed.

Hmmm.... If I don't and can't buy Famous Amos cookies, I can try baking these cookies! So, I searched for "famous amos cookies recipe" via Google and found heaps...

What is so special about Famous Amos chocolate chips cookies? They are crispy and HAVE to be crispy!!! LOL!

Here, I have road-tested two so-called Famous Amos copycat recipes and I will tell you if they are like the Famous Amos cookies or not... Wanna know more?

copycat crispy famous amos cookies shortening
I'm looking for the best Famous Amos Chocolate Chips Cookies copycat recipe.
And these are the ones that are crispy!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Sweet Salty Gooey Apple Bacon Gruyère Quiche - SO OMG YUMMY!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Due to the recent Spring school holidays, I have not been cooking and baking much lately. Fortunately, I can squeeeeeeze out a little bit of time to test-bake this quiche and it is SUPER AWESOME!!!

When I first saw this recipe from the book, Pastry Perfection by Nick Malgieri, I know that the combination of apple, bacon and gruyère cheese is going to be really good but I didn't know that it is SO OMG YUMMY GOOD!!!!!

I have baked many quiches at home like the ones at here, here, here and here but nothing can compare to this quiche because it is so uniquely sweet, salty, creamy and gooey!!! And its flaky buttery pastry literally melts in our mouths...

So tell me! Isn't this SO OMG YUMMY??? LOL!

apple bacon gruyere cheese quiche
You have to believe me!!!
This is THE Sweet Salty Creamy Gooey Apple Bacon Gruyère Quiche
that is SO OMG YUMMY!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Copycat House Vermont Japanese Chicken Curry - Easy! Healthy! Cooked from Scratch with REAL Apple and Honey! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

My 9-year old Aussie born spicy-food-hating son is never a fan of curry but he LOVES Japanese curry!

From time to time, he will crave for Japanese curry and ask me to cook House Vermont curry for him. And it has to be THIS specific brand and its mild curry!!!

What is House Vermont Japanese curry?
According to Just Hungry, Vermont curry is the most popular packet curry brand in Japan. It was introduced in 1963 as a mild version of curry that is suitable for kids to eat and it is still very popular now.

Why is House Vermont Japanese curry so popular and tasty?
My son tells me the Vermont curry is delicious because it is made with apple and honey! Hmmm.... I have no doubt that the curry is made of apple and honey but at the same time, I can't help to notice that it is also made with a super long list of ingredients which includes the unhealthy palm oil with high saturated fat content, SUGAR, banana (huh?), MSG and many unknown flavourings, additives and thickeners. Sugar and MSG! Hmmm... No wonder my son is loving this curry and it is still the most popular curry in Japan! LOL!!!

Well, you know what? After cooking and baking delicious Japanese Curry Chicken Pot Pie at here and Japanese Curry Chicken Puff Pastry Pies at here, I'm confident that I can cook a delicious copycat Vermont Japanese curry from scratch! And with REAL apple and honey!!!

copycat House Vermont Japanese chicken curry cooked scratch apple honey
This is my House Vermont Japanese Chicken Curry!
Cooked from scratch with REAL apple and honey.