Beef Bourguignon

I finally tried this recipe. I still remember there is a scene in the movie Julie & Julia. Julie went to buy beef for this dish. She said ” Beef Bourguignon. Julia Child’s beef bourguignon.” Cut beef into chunks and set aside. Cut 3 strips bacon. Boil them and drain. Saute in the pan with…

Chicken Masala (Butter Chicken)

It’s a famous dish in Indian cuisine. For the chicken, I used a half chicken. I removed the skin and bones before cutting it. Of course you can choose chicken thighs or chicken breast. Place chicken pieces in a bowl. Add in 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp paprika powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp…

Thumbprint Cookies

  Ingredients: butter 130g sugar 50g egg 1 (separate egg yolk and egg white) vanilla 1/2 tsp flour 130g salt 1 pinch 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup jam   Preheat oven to 180 Degree C Cream butter with sugar till light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and egg yolk. Mix well. Add in…

Coconut Chicken Soup

I wanted to try this soup for a long time. Now since that I have pressure cooker, I cannot wait any longer. Prepare a coconut and half chicken. Wash chicken clean. In a pot, add in enough water. Put chicken in. Bring to boil. Rinse chicken under water to wash off all the dirt. Cut…

Japanese Chashu Pork

Pressure cooker makes this dish a lot easier to make. Prepare a pork belly with skin on, about 500 g. Roll it up from one side to the other. Tie it with kitchen twine very tight. Put pork in a deep pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil and cook for 10 mins. Rinse…

Beef Rendang (Spicy Dry Beef Curry)

My husband bought a pressure cooker as an early birthday gift for me. I couldn’t wait to try it and cook something. The first dish came to my mind is beef rendang. It is like a type of dry curry and very popular in Southeastern Asia. My husband was very excited and couldn’t wait to…

Walnut Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C. Walnut 1 cup (toasted and finely chopped) eggs 3 sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup baking powder 1/4 tsp   Beat egg with sugar with  electric mixer for 6-8 mins. It will become like mayonnaise. Sieve in flour & baking powder. combine them. Fold in 1/4 walnut. Divide batter…

Sautéed Chicken Drumsticks

My father-in-law gave me Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I was super excited. I like Julia Child very much after I watched the movie Julie & Julia, and at that time, I didn’t even cook. She is a very nice cook with great sense of humor. And she’s bold in kitchen. Most…

Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients: butter 110g chocolate 120g vanilla 1 tsp eggs 2 sugar 220g flour 125g cocoa powder 60g baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 pinch Chocolate chunks 200g   Preheat oven to 165 Degree C Melt chocolate and better over low heat till completely melted and mixed together. Remove melted butter from heat and cool down….

Pig’s Feet & Lotus Root Soup

1,Put pig’s feet pieces into a deep pot. Add in enough water. 2, Bring the water to boil for about 5 mins. 3, Take all the pig’s feet pieces out and wash clean in water. 4, Put everything into pot: pig’s feet, lotus root (peeled and cut into chunks), red dates (makes soup taste sweet),…