Thursday, September 21, 2017

Best Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

To most people, scones are scones and they are all the same. Nah! I don't think so.

... especially when many people including me who have tried a real good recipe and rave it, you have to believe that THIS scone recipe is a MUST BAKE!!!

After trying many different scones recipes at here, here, here, here, here and here , I'm 100% sure that not all scones are the same. Some at here are fluffier. Some at here and here are richer with more buttery taste. Some at here are simply classic with traditional look and flavours. Some at here are made with wholemeal flour and yet they are very delicious!

Despite the differences, I can see the beauty of these different scones that I have baked. Likewise, I have to say that these Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze is another beautiful scone recipe that I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
A Must-Try recipe if you like blueberry scones!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Easy Oven Baked Vegetarian Mushroom "Meatballs" served with Skinny Honey Lemon Butter Sauce

This wet and cold Melbourne Spring hasn't been kind to us lately... My family and I had been suffering from severe flu and fever for the past three weeks. It was my son who had the flu virus at first, then he gave his nasty bugs to my husband and me. So bad that we couldn't eat well and we were feeling very weak and lousy.

Thank goodness... I'm recovering. And I'm feeling hopeful that we all will get better because today is going to be a beautiful sunny warm Spring day!

Now, back to a delicious vegetarian recipe that I was supposed to share last week...

"Mum, what are these? What are you eating?"

"Meatballs. You want to try some?" I replied. Without any further hesitation, my son took one and popped the entire "meatball" into his mouth. Then immediately, he was like...

"Hey! There is NO meat in these!!!" He sounded pretty crossed as if he had been cheated. And I couldn't stop laughing!!!

If you have read my previous post sharing a fantastic Japanese Hamburg recipe at here and wonder what is the vegetarian food that an environmental-vegetarian-wannabe me was eating while my meat-loving husband and son were enjoying their very juicy tasty beef patties for our dinner. THERE, these are the fabulous vegetarian mushroom "meatballs" that I was feasting on! There you go... Sometimes, delicious good food doesn't have to be made with meat!!!

Easy Oven Baked Vegetarian Mushroom "Meatballs"
Served with Skinny Honey Lemon Butter Sauce

Monday, September 11, 2017

Japanese Hamburg

"Mum, What's for dinner?"

"Hamburg." I replied.

"Hamburg???" Instantly, I saw cynical expressions at both my husband and son's faces and they couldn't stop making stupid faces at me. Hmmm...

Obviously, they don't know what is hamburg!

To those who don't know, hamburg is the Japanese version of hamburger without the "er". Bizarre? I know but it is true that the Japanese eat this kind of hamburger with NO buns, NO caramelised onions, NO bacon, NO cheese and NO grilled mushrooms and this is why these hamburgers do not have the "er"!!!

Instead, hamburg is served on a plate with a tangy ketchup based sauce, steamed white rice and cooked vegetable with or without Japanese potato salad!

Unlike most burger patties that are made with all beef, most Japanese hamburgs are made with a mixture of beef mince, pork mince, milk and panko (Japanese bread crumbs). Although most hamburgs are typically cooked to well done, they are amazingly juicy! Some say that the juiciness is due to the use of pork mince but I think it is due to the addition of panko and milk!!! Hmmm... You think?

My hamburg is a little different. Well, you can say that it is a little less Japanese... as I cooked mine with all lean beef mince and served with melted cheese on their top. Lean and yet very amazing juicy!!! Very delicious!!!

japanese hamburg
Japanese Hamburg

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Best Basic 4-ingredients Scones

"Mmmmm... Mum! These scones are very delicious!!!"

"Mmmmm... Your scones are way way WAY better than Miss Marple's!!!"

Fyi, Miss Marple's scones (photo and descriptions are at here) are the very popular scones that we tried from Miss Marple's Tearoom, situated along Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd at Sassafras, Victoria. And my scones are better than hers? Hmmm...

Do you want to know why are these plain basic scones so so so delicious? How delicious???

basic classic scones
The Best Basic 4-ingredients Scones