Friday, March 28, 2008

Braised Chicken Wings with Mushrooms and Eggs

I cook this dish for lunch today. "This is a very delicious food!", that's what my daughter told me. She said the smell is very nice and the taste good too! She gave me a 10/10. :D

She asked for more rice and chicken because she likes it very much. Also my son likes to eat it too!

Here's the recipe.

Serve 3-4 persons

Marinate Ingredients:
16 chicken mid-wings
2 tbsp cooking wine
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp black pepper

Combine all the above ingredients and keep in the fridge for at least half an hour.

1 thumb size of ginger
1 clove garlic
2 shallots
8 Dried Mushrooms (washed and soak in the water)
4 hard-boiled eggs (boil in water and shelled)

Seasoning Ingredients:
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp rock sugar
1 tsp coarse sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp five-spice powder

2 cup water


Put all ingredients in a pot and add 2 cups of water and bring to the boil over medium heat. Partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the wings are tender.

Serve hot with rice.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nutella Wholemeal Bread Pudding

I got this recipe from a food magazine (food & travel).

Swirl Chocolate Bread Pudding
Serve 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes

4 slices of wholemeal bread, trim the edges
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella)
1 egg
1 cup evaporated milk (I use low fat Magnolia Milk, 200ml pack)
2 tsp vanilla essence ( I use 1 teaspoon of it)
2 tsp brown sugar
toasted almond flakes for garnishing (very fragrant and crunchy, I put more, Yumm!!) Method:
Spread the chocolate hazelnut spread on the bread, roll it up, then halve it. Place them with the chocolate swirls facing upwards in 2 ramekin bowls.
In a mixing bowl, crack the egg and add in the milk and sugar. Whisk the mixture until pale yellow.
Pour equal amounts of the mixture over the rolled bread in each ramekin and bake in the oven at 175 deg C for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with some toasted almond flakes on top and serve hot.

Cabbage Rice

This Cabbage rice (also known as kiam png in hokkien) is very fragrant. I boil the pork belly for a few minutes and rinse it thoroughly with tap water. Cut into strips finely and pan-fry till golden brown. While it's browning, I chopped some shallots, garlics, a tablespoonful of dried shrimps, a bit of ikan bilis (optional) and a thumb size of old ginger. Dish up the golden brown pork strips from the frying pan. Fry the chopped ingredients with heated cooking oil and fry till fragrant (remember to add the garlic later, as it will burn easily).Fry the cabbage (cleaned and cut into big chunks) with chopped ingredients till fragrant, add 1 tsp chicken powder, 1 tablespoon of soya sauce, 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and a teaspoon of sugar for seasoning. Wash 4 cups of rice and add equal amount of water (4 cups). Stir everything together in a rice cooker and let it cook till done and only serve the rice 15 minutes later when it's cooked through. Remember to use a wooden spoon to stir and mix the rice before serving.


I've been tagged by Cecily (Chawanmushi) to do this.

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
My daughter.

What were you doing at 0800?
Watching Hi-5 with my son.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Baking Nutella Bread Pudding.

What happened to you in 2006?
I have given birth my son.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?

6. How many beverages did you have today?
From 12am till now (noon time), one cup of milo, half cup of coffee and 4 cups of plain water.

7. What color is your hairbrush?
Any hairbrush at home.

What was the last thing you paid for?
2 packet of Chicken Rice.

9. Where were you last night?
At home.

10. What color is your front door?

11. Where do you keep your change?
Containers, purse, anywhere in the house.

12. What’s the weather like today?
Fair and cloudy.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?

14. What excites you?

15. Do you want to cut your hair?

16. Are you over the age of 25?

17. Do you talk a lot?

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
No idea what is O.C.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?

20. Do you make up your own words?

21. Are you a jealous person?

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
My hubby.

25. What does the last text message you received say?
Message from hubby (too much wordings, so not typing it out).

26. Do you chew on your straw?

27. Do you have curly hair?

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
My daughter's school to fetch her home.

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
Never met one and hope not to meet such person in my life..

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Freshly baked Bread Pudding with toasted almonds flakes. YUM!!

31. Will you get married in the future?
No. Because I'm married.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Never been to the cinema for a long time.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
All my family members and friends.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Minutes ago.

35. Are you currently depressed?

36. Did you cry today?

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Cecily tagged me.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
I need some time to find.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Braised Chicken with Quail eggs

This is one of my children's favourite one dish meal. It goes well with plain rice.

Quick and easy lunch

Chicken with mixed vegetables fried rice for lunch.

Marble cupcakes

These are my children's favourite snack.