Sunday, 24 February 2013

Cornflakes Cookie

Happy Chap Goh Mei! Today is the last day of Chinese New Year, Chap Goh Mei (or 元宵节). I was thinking to make Nian Gao but it is 6pm in the evening now, do you think I still manage to make one? And I have so many tasks on hand, and only me and baby now, the ironing, the dinner, feeding and bathing my baby, so on.....I am over ambitious, as always, hehe....But I am going to share with you guys the cookie I made before CNY, this is one of the cookie I made for this year-> the cornflakes cookies.

Cornflakes cookie
Recipe adapted from Karen's Kitchen

60g unsalted butter, melted
50g honey
1 Tbsp sugar
180g cornflakes
a pinch of salt
3 Tbsp white sesame seed, lightly toasted

1) Preheat oven to 150 degC.
2) In a mixing bowl, put in melted unsalted butter, honey, sugar and salt. Mix until well combined. (I just melt the butter in microwave for about 1 minute before mixing with the other ingredients)
3) Add in cornflakes and sesame seeds. Mix until cornflakes are evenly coated with the mixture.
4) Line the mini paper cases on the baking tray. Spoon cornflake mixture into mini paper case and bake at 150 degC for about 10-15 minutes.
5) Remove from oven, store in airtight container when it is completely cooled.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am totally not up to speed with my blog post these day! I am really exhausted for the past weeks, I don't even manage to get online everyday after work. Oh well, just to let you know I returned to work following 10 months maternity leave. And I changed to a new job, new environment and plenty of new stuff to learn. Besides, my wee boy demand more cuddling when coming back from nursery every night, he needs more reassurance and time to understand that mummy needs to go to work and come back to him after finish work. Also he probably need some time to get settle into nursery after staying home with me for about 10 month..This is not an easy start for me, and for baby Jun but I do hope it will get easier.

It is new year's time, Chinese New Year suppose to be happy isn't it? 过年笑哈哈! I am cooking prawn for the new year, we called prawn 'Har' in cantonese, Har Har means laugh happily! After you eat it, you will also laugh happily, hahaha....

Steamed Prawn with Minced Garlic
蒜茸蒸虾 (原食谱来自小小米桶零油烟厨房-书籍)

鲜虾 12只
蒜末 4 大匙
姜末 1/2 小匙
葱花 适量
米酒 1小匙

酱油 1大匙
热开水 1大匙
麻油 1小匙
糖 1/2 小匙

1) 调味料预先混合为酱汁,备用。鲜虾洗净,剪掉长须,取出泥肠后,用刀在虾背由虾头直剖至虾尾处,再将腹部的筋剪断,备用。
2)将做法1)的鲜虾一只一只 摊开整齐的排於盘中,淋入米酒,再撒上蒜末,姜末,放入水滚的蒸锅中,以大火蒸5分钟至熟后,取出淋入预先调好的酱汁,再撒上葱花,即完成。

Happy New Year to All My Friends and Family, Wish You Have a Wonderful Year Ahead!