Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chicken Wrapped in Nori Sheets

The kids love the frozen version selling in supermarket, but 1 pack is too much for my own family, I thought that it should not be very difficult to remake my own version. Well....Randal like it but not Trenyce cos she said the nori sheet is too thick to chew.


2 pcs boneless chicken thigh

1 tbsp wine

1 tbsp light soy sauce

dash of pepper

2 tbsp corn starcha

few drops of sesame oil

some egg white

a few nori sheets


1. Remove the skin of the chicken thigh, slice into strips. Marinate the chicken with the wine, light soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and corn starch, leave it in fridge for a few hours.

2. Cut nori sheet into half, place some chicken on it, roll it up and apply some egg white at the edge and seal it.

3. Cut the chicken roll into 4 pieces. Heat up wok with enough oil and deep fry the chicken roll till chicken turns golden brown color.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My first attempt on vegetable carving...

My colleague submitted my name at very last minute last week, I never thought I will participate in my company fruit and vegetable carving competition cos I think its very difficult also I've never done vegetable carving before, I went thru the net and found some simple ideas but another colleague suggested to do the parrot if possible as it will score points.

I went back and practise on Friday nite, in a few hours I done the parrot with the help from Kenny. But the part of how to display the parrot was what stress me out, so after searching thru the net and finally this was the end product...

Other entries were very well done, was hoping to get a prize as I have put in lots of time and effort in my display. I was so happy when they told me I won the 1st prize yesterday and I'm really really proud of my display.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Zebra Cake

Try making this cake cos the last time it was rather short and I think I didn't do it correctly, this round it looks right. Recipe from Jo Deli...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mini Banana and Macadamia Muffin

Kenny kept requesting for muffin recently and the thought of using the mini cups that my friend bought for me sometime ago. The cups were much attractive than my other brown paper muffin cups, also the size also will not be too much for the kids, its just 1 adult mouth portion. This round I tried using creaming method to make these muffins. Recipe from Matha Day's Complete baking book...

150g plain flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
55g butter, at room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 medium banana, mashed
55g macadamia nuts, chopped
5 tbsp milk

1) Preheat oven to 190°C.

2) Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl. Set aside.

3) With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla beat until fluffy. Mix in the banana.

4) Add in the macadamia nuts. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk.

5) Spoon the mixture onto the prepared muffin cups, filling them two third full. Bake until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean, 20-25min.

6) Let muffin cool on wire rack.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Teriyaki Fish Fillet

Bought a piece of fish steak at a hyper supermarket, knowing the kids may not eat the fish if I pan fry it, but they do like fish dish that's cooked with teriyaki sauce.
So I deboned the fish steak and slice it into smaller pieces, marinate it with some pepper, salt and cooking wine, set aside for about 30min. Then coat each slice with some cornstarch, place the fish slice in hot oil and fry it till golden color. Dish and set aside.

Pour the teriyaki sauce into the wok, let it simmer till thicken, pour the fish slice back into the wok and coat the fish with the sauce. Dish and serve.