Friday, March 23, 2012

Happycall - Salmon Patties

Purchased this latest Korean Craze double fry pan from Gmarket and just have to give it a try.  Had been frying fish with it but I thought, this time I'm going to use it for something else.  So I invented my own recipe of Salmon meat, mashed potatoes, spring onion, salt, pepper, sesame oil, lemon juice. I called it the Salmon patties. It's actually tasted quite yummy....

Salmon Potatoes Patties with Happycal

Salmon Potatoes Patties

Milo Cupcakes

My SMALL FAN has recently started swimming class. So we make it a family outing every saturday to go swimming together Hubby, Mommy & Baby FAN (while SMALL FAN is in his swimming class).  After swimming however, the kids get really hungry and is always asking for food.  So decided to baked some cupcakes so that I could bring it to the pool and they can eat it after the swim.  Modified my chocolate oatmeal cupcakes recipe and replace the cocoa with Milo, and wah lah....MILO Cupcakes...Yum.
Milo Cupcakes

Milo Cupcakes
Milo Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter (115g)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 of raw sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I use self-raising flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (opmitted this since I'm using self raising flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons Milo
  • Mixed Nuts (for decorations)
  • Milo Cupcake
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats and butter. Mix in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
3. Beat together the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; add to cooled oat mixture and mix well.
4. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and milo. Add to wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into cupcakes cup and put a whole nuts in each cupcakes.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and remove pan

Ipoh Hor Fun

My Baby FAN has recently been crazy over Hor Fun (white noodles).  She can eat Hor Fun for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner.  So, instead of eating Fishball Hor Fun soup very day, I tried to look for other ways which I can cook the Hor Fun.  Saw this Ipoh Hor Fun recipe from Simply Her magazine, it looks pretty easy, so I give it a try.  It was really easy, I manage to cook it in 30 mins and the verdict...hands up from everyone in the family!  Am definitely going to cook this again.

Ipoh Hor Fun

Here's the recipe (copied from Simply Her)..

Ipoh Hor Fun (serves 4)
  • 1/2 medium-sized chicken, rinsed (I only use 1 chicken thigh as my kids are not into chicken)
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 200ml water
  • 1kg Ipoh Hor Fun
  • 2 stalks cai xin
  • 100g beansprouts
  • 300g char siew, sliced
  • 1/2 stalk spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pieces of fish cake, sliced
For the Hor Fun sauce
  • 4 Chinese mushrooms, soked in warm water for 30 mins, drined, with stems removed, and sliced
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place the chicken, chicken stock and water into a pot. Bring to boil and simmer over low heat for 25 min.
  2. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Skin, debone and shred the meat. Set aside.
  3. Add all the ingredients for the hor fun sauce into the cooked chicken stock.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 5min until it thickens.
  4. Warm up the fish cakes.
  5. In a pot of boiling water, cook the hor fun, cai xin and beansprouts together for 1 min.
  6. Transfer them equally into 4 bowls. Top with char siew, fish cakes, the shredded chicken and spring onions.
  7. Pour the hor fun sauce over. Serve immediately.

Donut in a Box

Bought this box from the supermarket as the box cover looks just too good to miss.  So, tried making this donut from the box mix.  I just need to add egg and mix with the box mixture.  The only time consuming part is frying it.  The donuts turn out quite nice and yummy. It comes with a packet of cinnamon sugar for coating the donut. Very tasty.   Give it a try, it's a great thing to bring for a pot luck party :)

Donut from a box

The donut looks super cute in the fryer
Fried Donut from a box

Cinnamon coated donuts with my own chocolate sauce decorated donuts (I basically just melt a few pieces of chocolate, put it in a piping bag and piped it.
Donut from a box

Here's the inside of the donut, it looks really soft and nice, right!
Donut from a box

Rustic Plum Tart

Ok, I must admit I'm getting kinda lazy with updating my blog. This recipe has been sitting on my to-do list for quite a while.

Bought a packed of plum from NTUC fairprice supermarket and the whole batch was super duper sour. My Baby FAN, who loves plum just won't eat it. So instead of dumping it all into the rubbish cute, I thought I tried making some tarts out of it. So, I look through the recipe from my favourite website and found this. Bought it to my sis-in-law's place for an after dinner snack and my sis-in-law said it's nice and so did my hubby. But the kids are not too kin to try out, I think it looks a little too "RUSTIC". Maybe, next time I will try out Apple tart and make it into a bag shape so the kids might give it a try.

Plum Tart

Here's the recipe, enjoy!

Rustic Plum Tart

Ingredients for the crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
Ingredients for the filing:
  • 2 cups sliced plums
  • 9 1/4 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1.  In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-1/2 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 9-in. circle. Transfer to a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the plums, 3 tablespoons sugar and flour. Place on the center of pastry. Bring edges of pastry over filling, leaving 3-1/2 in. of filling uncovered. Brush crust with egg white, then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and crust is golden brown.


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