Monday, April 24, 2017

Crispy Butter Salted Egg Yolk Popcorn Chicken

I'm easily amused whenever I see Korean Fried Chicken referred as KFC. Love that correlation!!! Or maybe because I simply love fried chicken. LOL!

Although I'm a health conscious person, I can't deny that I love fried chicken. All sort of fried chicken... the fast food KFC, the Korean KFC and particularly the KFC popcorn chicken!

Here, I'm cooking the Southeast Asian style of popcorn chicken. Popcorn chicken that is served with an extra naughty extra tasty butter salted egg yolk sauce... OMG!!! I surrender!!!

crispy butter salted egg yolk popcorn chicken
Crispy Butter Salted Egg Yolk Popcorn Chicken

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chewy Anzac Biscuits

Love baking Anzac biscuits for the coming Anzac day?

... but hate the fact that there is so many Anzac biscuit recipes from cookbooks and Google search and you don't know which is the one that is good enough for you!!!

If you are looking for a perfect recipe that makes good crispy Anzac biscuits, I have a great recipe to share in my previous post at here.

If you are looking for a perfect recipe that makes good Anzac biscuits that are both crispy and chewy, I have another great recipe for you...

chewy crispy anzac biscuits cookies
Chewy Anzac Biscuits

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Crispy Anzac Biscuits

Before living in Australia, I used to think that Anzac biscuits are just another commercially produced cookies that most Australian and New Zealander eat. Geez! Can't believe that I was so ignorant!!!

Made with rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, boiling water and desiccated coconut, Anzac biscuits are associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established during World War I because these home-baked biscuits were often sent to soldiers abroad. Without using perishable ingredients like eggs and milk for baking, these sweet biscuits won't go off easily even after months of naval transportation.

Today, Anzac biscuits are mostly commercially made and commonly available at supermarkets and bakeries resulting many of us including me not knowing the origin of these biscuits.

After knowing the real meaning of these biscuits, I tend to appreciate Anzac biscuits even more... Loving the simplicity of these crispy biscuits and their amazingly subtle caramelised taste and yet there is no caramel in them. Loving the fact that Anzac biscuits are so easy to bake and I can bake them to commemorate the coming Anzac day.

Although Anzac biscuits are very very very easy to bake, finding your ideal Anzac biscuit recipe can be not very straightforward like baking the biscuits... LOL! You will probably see heaps of Anzac biscuit recipes from cookbooks and Google search and you won't know which is good or not!!!

No worries!!! I know! I have noticed that most Anzac biscuit recipes make either crispy or chewy biscuits but the recipes won't tell you if the biscuits are crispy, chewy, tasty, sweet or not!!! Hence, if you are looking for a perfect recipe that makes good CRISPY Anzac biscuits, I can tell you that this is the one...

crispy anzac biscuits cookies
Crispy Anzac Biscuits

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Searching for the Best Steamed Chocolate Cake

I can't believe that Easter is arriving in this week! ... meaning that it's hot cross buns and chocolate feasting time!

CHOCOLATE!!! The word reminds me that I have to really get onto my steamed chocolate cake quest! Why steamed chocolate cake???

Since the day that I made a Like Violet Kwan Lana Cake Chocolate Cake at here using a super moist steamed chocolate cake recipe, the curious me had set myself up for a mission to look for a steamed chocolate cake recipe that is more like Lana Cake chocolate cake.

To do so, I have compared and scrutinized many steamed chocolate cake recipes from my Google search. After tabulating and comparing several popular recipes from here, here and here plus a few trial and errors steaming, I have found two really good steamed chocolate cake recipes! And one of them is very very very like Lana chocolate cake!

best steamed chocolate cake
This is one the BEST Steamed Chocolate Cake that I have made!