Monday, March 08, 2010

Blackforest cake

A request for CNY from my sister. It's an 8 inch cake, simply decorated. You can get the recipe HERE :-)

Friday, March 05, 2010


We have sandwich dinner at least once a week. Usually it will be on nights where my eldest daughter has her tuition at home. My kids are bread eater and they always looking forward for sandwich dinners. Their favourite is Tuna although we will have cold meat slices which is not very often though. While the girls are happy with their soft bread, the hubster likes it grilled like this.

A simple and cheap panini presser is not easy to find here in Singapore. However, a friend recommended me this particular brand which is affordable and large enough to fit at least 2 sandwiches. This is the presser/grill that I got last year and I simply love it. Although I bought a philips cucina with changable plates earlier for my paninis, that is now used strictly for my waffles *LOL*

Oh I forgot to mention, the brand is Princess.

Pineapple Tarts revisited

I could not resist not making these during the CNY break.

Alot of readers were asking me about replacing the milk powder, so I tested it and replaced all the milk powder with plain flour. The result is still the same BUT without the milky flavour. It is still delicious and still melt-in-your-mouth if you follow the instructions in the post here. You can also reduce the milk powder if you don't want it to be too creamy but don't forget to replace it with flour!

Firm Tofu with Sweet Soya Chincalok

My other half and myself need something a little spice to go with our rice. Since I made fish soup for the girls, I made this extremely simple side dish for the adults at home :-) We don't eat chincalok very often but this has been our favourite recently as it goes very well with steamed rice. It's usually as a dip with cucumber, winged bean (or known as kacang botol) and other local salad. For this, I added a few dashes of kicap manis and top it on the fried firm tofu. This only took me about 15 mins depending on how many tofu you need to fry *LOL* It is best that you eat it hot.

Firm tofu, cut into quarters and fry them
2-3T Chinchalok chilli sauce (I used Taho brand which you can purchase from NTUC)
A few dashes of kicap manis (Habhal's brand)

1. Arrange the fried tofu on a plate
2. Scoop 2-3T of chinchalok chilli sauce on the tofu
3. Top with with a few dashes of kicap manis
4. Serve it hot