Monday, February 20, 2017

Fast and Easy Yeasted Crispy Belgian Style Waffles with NO yeasty taste

I must admit that I'm a waffle enthusiast! Are you?

My son and I love eating waffles and this is why I'm always in a constant mission to look for good waffles recipes. I have tried numerous waffles recipes and have recommended a few really good ones at here, here and here. Once again, here I would like to recommend another fabulous waffle recipe.

yeasted crispy Belgian waffles
Yeasted Crispy Belgian Style Waffles

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Like Subway Dark Chocolate White Chocolate Chips Cookies

A promise is a promise...

Otherwise, my son will never stop nagging at me... LOL!

What promise?

I have made a promise that I will bake Subway-like dark chocolate white chocolate chips cookies for my son because he was upset one day that he couldn't order his chocolate white chocolate chips cookie from a Subway store that runs out of these cookies. What to do??? You see... I'm a mum.

Subway Dark Chocolate White Chocolate Chips Cookies
Like Subway Dark Chocolate White Chocolate Chips Cookies

Monday, February 13, 2017

Easy Chinese Soy Braised Pork Belly 红烧肉 Hong Shao Rou

Can you imagine a vegetarian-wannabe-semi-health freak me is cooking 红烧肉?

Gosh! My family and friends who know me well will know that this is the last thing that I will ever cook for myself!!! LOL!

红烧肉 pronounced as Hong Shao Rou in Chinese is commonly known as Chinese soy braised pork belly. Although you can use other pork cuts to cook this dish, it won't be as good as the authentic one that is cooked with pork belly.

Obviously, the vegetarian-wannabe-semi-health freak me is not cooking hong shao rou for myself. I'm cooking this for my son who has been pestering me to cook this since the day he tasted the authentic hong shao rou at my friend's house.

Authentic Chinese hong shao rou? You might ask... How authentic? My friend and his wife, Mary came from Beijing. Mary told me that she learned to cook this dish from her father-in-law who is still residing in Beijing and this is exactly how her father-in-law cooks his hong shao rou. So you think... Is this recipe authentic enough?

"Mmmm... Mum, these pork are so yummy! The fatty part of the pork is like jelly and it melts in my mouth!" My son kept telling me how much he loves these pork while enjoying the dish at my friend's house.

"Can you please learn how to cook these pork from auntie Mary?"

Yes, of course... And so Mary became my cooking si fu of the day when we were at her house! LOL!

"It's easy! All you need is ginger, spring onions soy sauce, sugar and Shaoxing wine to cook these!" said Mary. She is very kind and keen to share her recipe with me.

Gosh! She has made cooking these pork belly sounded so easy and so this is how I cooked mine.

Chinese Soy Braised Pork Belly 红烧肉 Hong Shao Rou

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Stir-and-Bake Moist Chewy Red Velvet Crackle Cookies - Highly Recommended!

"Mum, I LOVE your red velvet cookies!" said my son who kept reminding me that these cookies are one of his favourite. Then, his expression was typically followed by "Can you bake these cookies again?"...

Many friends who have tried these cookies also said that they love these cookies!!! They are so enchantingly delicious due to their lightly puffed texture, very moist chewy middle, slightly crispy edges and sweet subtle milky taste.

Best of all, these cookies are really super easy to bake!!! Just simply stir, chill, roll tablespoonful of dough in icing sugar and they are ready to bake!!! How easy!

My son loves these cookies. My friends love these cookies. Well, how can I don't love these cookies?

red velvet cookies
Stir-and-Bake Moist and Chewy Red Velvet Crackle Cookies