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Braised Saba Fish

1, Cut saba fish into smaller pieces, which will be easier to cook.

2, Heat a pan on stove, brush a little oil. Non-stick pan will be easier to handle and keep the fish unbroken.

3, Put fish pieces into the pan, fry each side till a bit golden brown. Please be gentle when flip the fish.

4, Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar and warm water can just cover the fishes.

5, Bring to boil, then turn to low heat. Cover with lid and let it simmer for 10 mins.

6, Off the lid, and turn up the heat to reduce the sauce.

Serve with hot rice. Easy and yummy.

Easy Mushroom & Bacon Pasta

1,Prepare all the ingredients: bacon (cut into slices), mushrooms (cut into slices), onion (cut into small dice).

2, Cook pasta first. I would like to cut down 2 mins of the cooking time shown in the instruction on the package. Drain the pasta and put aside.

3, Heat a pan. Add in oil. Stir fry onions till transparent.

4, Add in bacon, and sear them a bit. Then add in mushroom slices. Stir fry for a minute or 2. Season with salt and black pepper.

5, Spread in 1 tbsp flour. Quickly stir fry evenly. Flour will help to thicken sauce.

6, Pour in 3/4 cup milk (you can use less or more milk depending on how thick you want the sauce to be). Bring the sauce to boil, and turn down the heat. Add mixed herbs, let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.

7, Put nearly-cooked pasta in, cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle cheese to add more flavor.

8, Serve with a little bit more black pepper.

Bacon Fried rice

1, prepare ingredients: 1 egg, 1 bowl of leftover cooked rice, bacon slices, chopped garlic (2 cloves), chopped spring onion.

2, heat a pan, add in a little oil. Cut bacon into dices. Sear bacon till slightly golden brown.

3, add in chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.

4, add in rice. Quickly stir fry evenly till each rice grain is greasy and shiny.

5, push all the rice to one side. Beat in egg in the middle.

6, quickly stir the egg with spatula. Then mix egg with rice.

7, season with salt.

8, garnish with chopped spring onion.

Sweet Potato Cake Coconut Cake / Kueh

1, Boil 300g sweet potato till fully cooked.

2, Remove the peel and cut into small pieces.

3, Add them into blender with 200ml coconut milk. Blend till smooth.

4, Add paste into a bowl. Add in 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup corn flour, 100 ml water and 1 pinch salt. Whisk well.

5, Boil 300ml water with 1/2 cup sugar till sugar fully dissolved.

6, Add sugar water into the paste. Stir well.

7, Grease cake pan with oil. Pour paste into the pan. Steam over hot water for 15 mins.

8, In a bowl, mix 200g grated coconut with 1 pinch salt. Steam for 5 mins.

9, Cut steamed cake into smaller pieces and roll in coconut flakes.

Simple Yogurt Cake

Because all the ingredients I used are for 2 cakes. So please halve the ingredients if you only need to bake 1 cake.

Ingredients:

plain flour 330g

ground almond 60g

baking soda 2 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

eggs 3 large ones

yogurt 360g

sugar 350g

vanilla 1 tsp

canola oil  1 cup

Preheat Oven to 180 Degree C.

1, Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, ground almond, baking soda, baking powder) in a big bowl.

2,In another bowl, beat in eggs. Whisk well.

3, Add in yogurt, mix well.

4,Add in sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir well before adding the new ingredient.

5, Add batter into the pan.

6, Into the oven for 40 mins. Remember to check with toothpick.

 

Super Easy Homemade Soft White Bread

I found this incredible homemade white bread recipe on YouTube. It doesn’t require a bread machine, nor much kneading. Every step is super easy. But the bread came out is amazing. I cannot believe the procedure is so simple, and bread is as good and soft as the ones bought from bakery shop.

 

I really really love this recipe:

I followed the recipe and the steps.

Ingredients:

1 cup lukewarm water

1/8 cup sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 tablespoons oil

2 cups flour (roughly)

  1. Pour warm water into a big bowl. Add in sugar and dry yeast. Let it rest for 10 mins and wait it foams up.
  2. Add in oil, salt. Stir a bit.
  3. Add in flour, 1 cup first. Stir a bit. Then add in the other cup flour.
  4. Stir into a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the board. Knead the dough on it. Keep kneading till it’s not that sticky.
  6. Brush a bowl with some oil. Put dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and towel.
  7. Let it rise till twice big.
  8. Take the dough out. Roll it into oval shape. Roll it from one end to the other.
  9. Brush oil or butter to the loaf pan. Put dough into it. Cover again with plastic wrap and towel. Let it rise till it almost fulfill the pan.
  10. Put the dough into the oven. Turn to 190 Degree C. (No need to preheat). and set 25 mins.

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This is how my bread looks when I took it out the oven.

Let it cool down and cut into slices.

I didn’t expect it came out that good and soft.

I will definitely make it again. And will probably only use this recipe when I want to make white bread at home.

Oyster Sauced Egg Tofu

  1. Cut egg tofu into slices about 1 cm thick.
  2. Roll tofu in potato starch.
  3. Heat a pan, add in oil. Fry tofu till the out layer becomes crispy and golden color. Then set them aside for later use.
  4. Heat the pan again. Add in 1/2 tsp oil. Saute 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
  5. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/4 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir evenly.
  6. Dissolve 1 tsp starch in 1 tbsp water and add into the sauce.
  7. Add tofu into the sauce. Reduce the sauce.
  8. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

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Honey Lemon

Main ingredients are honey and lemon. To make it not taste bitter, I remove the lemon peel and the white part. If you think it’s too troublesome and totally fine with the little bitter taste. You can leave them.

  1. Wash lemon under water. Place them in a big bowl. Sprinkle some salt. Rub them with two hands. Then rinse under water. Dry them with kitchen towel.
  2. Cut lemons into slices or wedges or chunks. If the peel is on, thin slices will be better.
  3. Prepare a bottle. Boil it in hot water for mins to sterilize. Then let it dry in the air.
  4. 1 spoonful honey in and based at the bottom. Lemons over it. Then honey layer again, lemon again. Repeat till the bottle is full.

5. Store it in the fridge.

It can be used to make drinks.

Salted Lemon

Last time, when my husband and I went to shopping for groceries, I found there’s sale on lemon. So I bought 2 packs of lemon. Then I decided to make salted lemon with them.

It’s quite easy.

1. Wash lemon in water. Sprinkle some salt over them. Rub with fingers. Then rinse under water. Dry them with kitchen towel.

2. Weigh them. This step is important. Cos we need to know the weight, then we can decide how much salt is needed. Salt should be 10%-15% weight of lemon. For example, my lemon is 150g, then the salt I use should be somewhere between 10g – 15g.

3. Cut lemon into wedges or slices. Put them in a sterilized jars.

4. Add in salt. Tighten the cap.

5. Shake the jar or bottle. Put it into fridge for 3-7 days.

Don’t forget to put a date label on it.

Salted lemon can be used to cook or to make drinks.

One Pot Tomato Sausage Linguine

My husband is on a short trip to China. While I am home alone, I try to figure out some dishes that are simple and easy to cook. One-pot dish is always my first choice.

1. Prepare sausage (cut into slices), two tomatoes (peeled and chopped), one small chopped onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, mixed vegetables, chicken stock (or water).

2. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add in sausage slices. Fry a bit till brownish.

3. Garlic and onion in. Sauté till aromatic.

4. Put all the tomato dice in. If you want it easier, you can also choose to use tomato purée. Sprinkle a little salt. Simmer tomato a bit till juice comes out.

5. Pour in chicken stock. Bring to boil.

6. Add in linguine or pasta you like. Cook for 7 mins.

7. Add in mixed vegetables and cook for another 3 mins.

In the last several mins, you can turn to the high heat to reduce the sauce.

Season with salt and black pepper.