Min Chiang Kueh 面煎粿

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This is like a Singapore style pancake. Original recipe requires peanuts as filling. Because my husband doesn’t like peanuts, so I used chopped walnuts instead.

Ingredients:

Flour 1 cup

Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Yeast 1/2 tsp

Sugar 2 tablespoon

Egg 1

Water 3/4 cup

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 20-30 mins.

For the filling:

Pan-toasted white sesame 1/4 cup

Pan-toasted chopped walnuts 1/2 cup

Sugar 20g

Mix them well in another bowl.

Heat a pan on stove. Grease it with oil. Scoop batter into the pan. Keep low heat. Cover the lid for 3-4 mins.

Sprinkle walnut & sesame filling in it.

Cover the lid for another 2-3 mins.

Use a spatula to fold the pancake from one side to the other and press lightly.

Serve hot.

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Chocolate Banana Cupcake

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I got this recipe from

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 small mashed bananas

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup milk

3/4 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt) in a big bowl.

3. In another bowl, mash 2 small bananas with a fork. It’s ok if there’s still lumps. Beat in 1 egg. Stir well.

4. Pour in water, canola oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well.

5. Pour wet ingredients mixture into dry ingredients. Mix well.

6. Pour batter into muffin pan. Bake for 20 mins. Test with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean, then they are done.

Super moist and soft. Banana lumps turn to be creamy in…

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Double Cheese Pizza With Homemade Pizza Sauce

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For pizza sauce:

1. Wash 1 cup cherry tomatoes in water. Cut a cross at the bottom of each tomato.

2. Soak tomatoes in boiling water for a little while to make it easy to peel them.

3. Heat a sauce pan. Add in 2 tsp olive oil. When the oil heated, add in 2 cloves chopped garlic. Sauté till aromatic.

4. Add in all the peeled cherry tomatoes. Stir fry and press with spatula or a spoon. It’s fine to have some tomato lumps. That actually makes pizza taste better.

5. Add in 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dried herbs, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tablespoon tomato sauce. Mix all the ingredients well and set aside to cool down.

I found a very inspiring video on YouTube. And this enthusiastic Italian cook showed everybody how he made a perfect pizza. I just followed his guide.

For the pizza dough:

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Oven Roasted Orange Duck Leg

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My husband loves roasted duck. I used to make roasted duck leg in this way:

Roasted Duck Leg

But this time I want to try something different. It’s Chinese New Year, which means there are so many mandarin oranges. So i just have that thought, using oranges to cook roasted duck leg.

First, make the marinade:

  • Juice of a medium orange
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey

Mix them well.

Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over duck leg. To make duck more tasty, I poked it with toothpicks. But I didn’t poke skin just want to keep skin complete and looks great after cooking.

Cut the duck leg at the point like one finger below the joint. So when it’s baked, it will shrink and expose the bone. Put duck leg in a zip bag. Pour the marinade in. And let duck stay in fridge for overnight.

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Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

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This is a slow cook recipe.

1. In a small bowl, add in 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp paprika powder, 1 tsp dried thyme, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground garlic. Mix them well.

2. Sprinkle seasoning over ribs and rub ribs by hands.

3. Wrap ribs with plastic and into the refrigerator for over night.

4. Preheat oven to 150 degree C.

5. Put ribs on aluminum foil. Seal them. On the tray and into the oven. Bake for 2 hrs.

6. While ribs are baking, you can prepare for the brushing sauce. Here is the sauce I used: 1 tablespoon sweet cooking wine, 2 tablespoon tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix them well.

7. Open the foil. Take the ribs out. Save the meat juice for topping sauce.

8. Brush ribs with…

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Braised Duck

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My father-in-law gave us this half duck and spice pack for braised duck. I tried this dish today. It’s a bit time consuming but Duck turns out great.

1. Clean Duck. Prepare boiling water. Scald Duck with boiling water till the duck skin becomes very tight.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a deep put. Add in 3 tablespoon brown sugar and 2 tablespoon sugar. Stir till caramelized. Sauté ginger slices and garlic cloves till aromatic.

3. Add in duck, pour in enough hot water covers duck. Add in spice pack, 1/2 cup dark soy sauce and 1/2 cup light soy sauce. Bring to boil.

4. Have a taste of soup, add in sugar and salt to season.

5. Turn to medium low heat. Cover with lid and braise for 1.5 hrs.

6. Take the duck out. Cool down.

7. Put hard boiled egg and hard tofu into braising pot…

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