I made these Apple Rolls sometimes ago when I had some extra sugar crust in the refrigerator. I wanted to make apple pie, but I was too lazy for extra works. With apple pie, I have to flatten the dough, cut them, fit them into the mold and prepare another dough for the topping to cover the pie. I decided to make the apple pie like sardine rolls. Flatten the dough into a rectangle/square, add in the filling and roll. It was the shortcut version of apple pie.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I made another pastillage box this week for an engagement. My friend requested pink for the theme. I actually wanted to make some roses, but my roses didn't turn out well (I need to practice a little bit more), so I settled for this flower. I'm not sure what it is though. Does it looks like carnation?
I was planning to arrange the flower into three tiers--pink, orange and white. But it was a bit too tall for the box. I omitted the pink layer and settled for orange and white.
It was raining for days when I made this box. The humidity doesn't help me to dry the sugar box. It was really hard to assemble the box when it wasn't dried properly. I broke some of the pieces because it wasn't dried enough when I handled it. Anyway... this is how the box looks like from the top. I thought the lid was a bit too plain. I decided to glue some orange tiny flower.
My friend texted me the picture of the box on top of the 'hantaran' tray. This is how the box looks like from the side. What do you think?
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I love barbecue! I always wanted to try barbecued ribs and finally got my wish. I thought of sharing this Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce I found over seriouseat. The sauce was delicious! It was sweet and tangy and a bit spicy. I love it! Anyway, I got some extra barbecue sauce and I decided to make this barbecued beef sandwich.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wow! I never knew that making your own homemade jam could be this easy! The ingredients are simple and they tasted even better than the one I bought over the supermarket.
A friend of mine gave me a package of strawberry from Cameron Highland. I kept them in the refrigerator for a couple days and it turned a bit mushy from overripe. I decided to make them into jam. I have not attempt to make any jam before, but the recipe looks very easy. I decided to give it a try.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I saw the these fresh clam during my visit to farmer's market and decided to try make them into soup. These recipe was super easy. In just 15 minutes, you will have a tasty and flavorful soup. I love dipping the soup with bread. It taste lovely.
1 kg clams, scrubbed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup anchovy stock
1 tbsp butter, divide into 4
2 tbsp chopped chilies
- Heat the oil in a medium size pot. Add the garlic and sauté until brown. Not burn.
- Add the clams and anchovy stock; stir for 1 minute. Lots of recipes with clam soup used wine. I opt for stock or water since wine is a big NO for me.
- Cover and cook until the clams begin to open, about 2-3 minutes.
- Drop a portion of butter in every corner of pot and let it melt.
- Season to taste. Discard any clams that do not open. Sprinkle with chopped chilies and cilantro.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.