Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #8 ~ CAN - Soto Mee (Noodles in Indonesian chicken soup)

 Welcome to Cookbook Countdown
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Thank goodness for Cookbook Countdown!
Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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 Soto Mee (Noodles in Indonesian Chicken Soup) - pages 156-157
 Very pleased with the results!
I used spaghetti instead of yellow noodles
and finally managed to source some bean sprouts 
(otherwise I would have used thinly sliced cabbage)
I totally messed up the Bergedel (potato cake)
but still tasted good (instead of coating the patties in egg,
I went and added the egg to the patty mix!)
Hubby said it needed more salt!
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

CtBF ~ Cherry tomato crostini with homemade herbed goat cheese

are cooking from My Paris Kitchen,
David Lebovitz's latest book.
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A Big Thank You to KatieBetsy and Mary
for putting everything into order and making it happen!
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my collection of David's books:
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Cherry (grape) tomato crostini with homemade herbed goat cheese - pg 110
Unable to find goat milk yoghurt from my usual shopping places,
so bought a 300ml bottle of goat milk, boiled it, add lime juice
let it cooled, left it to strain overnight in the fridge.
from 300ml milk - I got about 25gm of cheese!
I used sage, sweet basil and thyme from my container garden,
in addition to minced garlic, chopped shallots.
seasoned with salt and cayenne and rested it in the fridge 
for a whole day.
  first time ever tasted goat's cheese (if this is indeed cheese)
[Last year I did buy a roll of imported herb goat cheese, but it got spoiled
languishing in the fridge!]
  
So I played it safe and dished out the precious amount of cheese
on one slice of toasted baguette (from Swiss Moments bakery - My fav!)
topped it with the roasted tomatoes and served the second slice without!
It was rather nice! surprise!
I hope hubby enjoys this for his snack today!
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My reading materials in August
 
(1) I got stuck with the second book of the author of A Man Called Ove fame - 
'My Grandmother Sends Her Regards, and Apologises'.  Ove was a better read!
(2) I finished 'An Amish Kitchen' over two nights.
Easy reading indeed and with recipes too!
(3) Classic Asian Noodles (4) Chinese recipes and home remedies
~ cooking from them in August 2016!
(5) Looking at gorgeous cakes from all over the world!
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and Oh!  I won the above cookbook just by filling up a form!
The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier
of ChocolateAndZucchini.com
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Do check out CtBF and see the results of our members
Note: We do not publish recipes at CtBF,
but certain recipe links are available at Amazon,
better still - get the book, and join us at CtBF.

Cookbook Countdown #8 ~ CAN Lor Mee (Braised Noodles)

 Welcome to Cookbook Countdown
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Thank goodness for Cookbook Countdown!
Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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Lor Mee (Braised noodles) - page 126
used chicken instead of pork ribs,
green veggie in place of bean sprouts.
the stock has star anise, five spice powder 
and fried shallots.
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