Thursday, April 23, 2015

TCS ~ Coconut Cheesecake Squares

Initially I choose another cake
but decided instead on baking this!
quick and easy!
and delish!
  I might regret making half the recipe!
 great with a cup of English Breakfast
for my breakfast this morning!
apologies to my fellow TCS bakers for being late posting!
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 p140 from The Southern Cake Book
  
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FFwD ~ Sardine Escabeche and more..

This week's FFwD recipe is the last of the fish
dishes from the book the rest of the Doristas
had to contend with
I used only three sardine fish
so all ingredients scaled down accordingly
the above was the second tasting (last) after two days
in the fridge 
smeared with unsalted butter and hot mustard,
dinner for one!

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finally caught up with the mangoes and lychees
but with chicken breasts and cherry tomatoes
served with couscous with raisins
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last week's FFwD offering:
served with Kelantan red rice and homegrown ladies fingers
for hubby's dinner
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 Do check out the rest of group's results for this week's recipe at:
(click picture below)
 
Sardine Escabeche (p188)
Pork roast (chicken breast) with mangoes and lychees (p278)
Coconut-lemongrass braised pork 
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Jamie Oliver's Basic risotto

 Working hard to clear out the freezer,
fridge, and pantry
have this bag of risotto rice in the freezer (yes!)
for some time now
and using JO's basic recipe
(page 120-121 of 
Cook with Jamie
My Guide to
Making You a
Better Cook)
(page 119 gives you a tip to making the risotto ahead!)
 it was the base for my prawns and peas risotto
 JO gave a total of eight (8) ways to use his
basic risotto recipe to enjoy risotto
with almost anything you fancy!
Awesome!

Rachel Khoo's My Kitchen Notebook

This dinner was two weekends ago
one when I had salmon twice
hence I served the steamed buns
with Rachel's duck ragu
(Teriyaki salmon) steamed buns - Pgs 146-147
Duck ragu (with crisp porridge wedges) pgs 118-119
of Rachel Khoo's My Kitchen Notebook
extremely happy with the steamed buns 
the last time I made 'steamed baus' was a lifetime ago!
all they need was a short stint in the toaster oven
and they were good to go the next day!
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my collection of  Rachel Khoo's cookbooks:
Rachel Khoo's
The Little Paris Kitchen
My Little French Kitchen
RK's Kitchen Notebook

and the latest additions to my collection:
Rachel Khoo's 'sweet & savory pates'
and Rachel Khoo's 'muesli & granola'

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FGF (Food Glorious Food): Green bananas and bacon fritters



 These were the two species of 'cooking bananas'
I found at the local market on Sunday
I made the fritters using the small ones on the left 
Rather nice and I enjoyed the bacon bits
I did not find the shredded bananas
they probably 'melted' into the batter
which was delish after frying!
check out Charlene's blog
for the recipe!