November 14, 2010

Sunday-Banana Bread

Our day started as early as 630am[not that early haha]. Adam woke me for milk, as usual. After that, everybody had a quick shower except for Adam and off we went to Thompson Mall. We always prefer to go to FairPrice to stock up our pantry staples. 

I bought so many fruits and vegetables. Haha I'm still sticking my b*tt in my diet routine. No rice, less sugar and eat side dishes only. I ate fruits for just now lunch, and had to hold my saliva from dropping while preparing hubby's quick lunch [a yummy chicken[left over form chicken rice]  mayo sandwich]. And for dinner, I'm planning to re-heat my black pepper beef. 
So today munchy-munchy is banana bread. This recipe is such an ABC recipe and so yummeh, so busy moms with kids are highly recommended to keep this recipe in your pocket. In case you have ripe bananas and other basic baking ingredients, this recipe can turn that bananas into a warm buttery banana bread. Preparing time is 20 minutes, baking will take about 1 hour, and it will took just seconds to finish it off. 
Okay, all you need is;

 "1/3 cup of butter [ i used SCS butter], 4 ripe bananas [mashed up], 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 egg, beaten, 1 tablespoon of vanila extract, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, a pinch of salt and 11/2 cups of flour."

"Preheat your oven to 180C. Grease a 30x23-cm bread tin. Pour the mashed bananas into big mixing bowl. Mix in butter, sugar, egg, & vanilla extract. Add the baking soda and salt and mix in the flour. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour. Remove and cool"

-Banana Bread, Sophie Dahl'-Miss Dahls Voluptuos Delights-

Hubby loved it and asked me to baked it often hehe. I ate a slice only and I love it too.. So this recipe is totally a keeper!

November 12, 2010

Friday- Pear and Ginger Muffin

I made this for our brunch today. I love the bread-y texture so much and the sweet-spongy mixture between oats, raisin, and diced pear is so unique and tasty. My kitchen smells so nice with the nutmeg-cinnamon-ginger fragrant from the baked muffins. I can keep munching of those muffins if I wasn't on diet.. hehe I'll definitely baked this often..and perhaps try to replace those pears with other fruits. 
The recipe is originated from Sophie Dhal's Voluptuous Delights book. But I'd adjust the ingredients with what I have in my pantry. So below is the recipe excerpt from the book;

"Ingredients [Serves 12]:
Sunflower oil
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg { I used ground nutmeg}
11/4 cup spelt flour {I used all-purpose}
11/2 cup of rolled oat 
1 cup of pear puree { I blend 2 pears and make puree}
4 egg whites-lightly beaten
1/2 cup of natural yogurt
3/4 cup honey { I omit}
1 firm pear, diced
3/4 cup raisin"

"Preheat oven to 190C. Grease a 12-hole muffin tray with sunflower oil. Sift the baking powder, baking poweder, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour and the oats. Make a well in the midldle of the dry ingredients and add in the wet ingredietns, the diced pear and the raisins. Stir very gentle until all the dry ingredients are folded into the batter. Pour the batter into the tray filling each cup two-third full. 
Put in the oven and ake for about 25-30 min, until the tops of the muffins are brown."

-Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights-

 As far for my diet, it's still on track. I ate half banana and half portion of muffin for my brunch. and slurped on plain water instead of coffee. 

So, today is Friday. I have a childhood friend named Friday. Hehe.. Happy Friday, Friday the Fourth!! ;p Check his blog here. He's good in creating some magics in the kitchen too. :D 

November 11, 2010

Thursday- Hainanese Chicken Rice

We have this for dinner. I always love Banquet's Chicken Rice. For my taste buds, it's the best chicken rice I've ever tasted so far! The tender and juicy chickens with fragrant-ginger and garlicky rice. Yummeh! 

{but I believed the downfall of this dish is the chicken broth/soup, it's just a plain soup with no cilantro, fried shallots, spring onions, etc..so plain..and that's why some ppl prefer "Malay-version" chicken rice}

I've been trying to 'copy' the same taste for months, and always ended up with 'almost-near' taste.I believed the main ingredient for the rice is still missing.. They must be using some kind of ghee/butter to make the rice so so fragrant and so so yummy.. hehe I tried to add butter {all brand from SCS, Buttercup, Lurpak} previously, but maybe I should replace it with ghee. Hmm.. {BTW, QBB Ghee is halal again! :D}

Nevertheless, will try to make this chicken rice again and again. 
Okay, from now on, apart from posting some 'what-I-eat' today, I will put some update on my diet also. The diet resolution is simple, according to to Dr. Ping, just avoid rice, eat side dishes only, and avoid sugar! Sounds simple kan, and up until this hour, I still can stick my nose to this new resolution. I don't know how tomorrow gonna serves me..Will I break the rules?

Jeng..jeng..jeng..

November 10, 2010

November 8, 2010

Sunday Durian Mousse Cake

I saw this cake at Bakericious Blog last week and quickly added it my 'cake-to-do' wishlist. Since there still 2 boxes of durian left from last weekend baking project [read: Durian Cream Puffs], I decided to turn those durians into cake. :)

I simply bought a ready-made chiffon cake to make my job easier hehe and did the durian mousse myself. You can get the recipe from Bakericious Blog

Ok..Adam is really into my keyboard now.. I can't type properly..Ciao..