Baking and Chinese Cooking

Month: January 2011

Chinese New Year ??? – Water Chestnut Cake

Chinese New Year ??? – Water Chestnut Cake

I’m soooooooooo excited about Chinese New Year!!! There are sooooo many things I want to make, and today we went to the chinese supermarket and I spotted the fresh water chestnut that they sell. So I thought I just HAVE to make some water chestnut […]

Fresh From the Oven January Challenge – Khrushchev dough

Fresh From the Oven January Challenge – Khrushchev dough

This month has been quite a busy month in my kitchen since it was Ashleigh’s birthday and it will be Chinese New Year on the 3rd of February, so I’m planning to cook loads of food for that. And I did think about skipping this […]

Butter Free Flapjacks

Butter Free Flapjacks

I’m a firm believer in full fat stuff. I prefer full fat milk, full fat cheese, full fat Philadephia, and I love pork crackling. You get the picture, basically anything fatty. James is doing fine since he’s running and Ashleigh’s doing fine since he’s growing, […]

Pan fried Chicken with Rosemary, Garlic & Red Chillies + White Soda Bread

Pan fried Chicken with Rosemary, Garlic & Red Chillies + White Soda Bread

On the days when I have to go to work, dinner is always a mad rush since Ashleigh is hungry coming back from net net (he calls Jeanette that because he loooooves her hehe), he’s always demanding food when I’m slaved over the stove. “Just […]

Choo choo cake!

Choo choo cake!

It was Master Ashleigh’s 2nd Birthday yesterday, and we had a little party at home. Due to the size of our house, we couldn’t invite everyone we know to the party, but that’s probably a good thing as I don’t think I can make more […]

Cooking Moomins Part I – Moominpappa’s Tuna Spaghetti

Cooking Moomins Part I – Moominpappa’s Tuna Spaghetti

I was getting so excited last night, laying in bed reading my Moomins Cookbook, choosing from a range of Finnish dishes. Now I know what you think, you probably ask the question “What has Finnish food got to offer?” Well, same for British food when […]

The Butter of My Bread, The Breath of My Life

The Butter of My Bread, The Breath of My Life

Just finished watching Julie and Julia, it’s a film about a 30 years old woman feeling lost in her life, taking on a one year challenge of cooking all of Julia Child’s french recipes and blogging it. It is such a girly film that I […]

Christmas Pudding Leftover Muffins

Christmas Pudding Leftover Muffins

Right… for those who’s been pigging out over Christmas, you’re probably feeling sick now just seeing the words christmas pudding. But hey, waste not want not. Give it a new lease of life by turning them into yummy muffins, cover them in sherry icing and […]

New Year Curry

New Year Curry

It’s been a tough few days for us since we’re potty training Ashleigh… he seems to be doing very well first day, calling out potty when he feels the need. But second day he started getting this mental block, he was scared to go for […]