Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #6 ~ Celine's chilli beef slices with mushrooms

 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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a toss between Celine and Mary,
Celine won!
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 My June cookbook:
Celine J Marbeck's Quick & Easy Cooking
page 58 - Chili beef slices with mushrooms
 Firstly marinate the sliced beef with freshly squeezed orange juice,
lime juice, chili paste (I used harissa).
mix well and leave to marinate for minimum 10 mins
we need to reserve the marinate (for later)
heat oil in wok / fry pan - fry marinate meat 2-3 mins on high heat
lower heat - add sliced onions, (I added carrots for color!), 
chili and mushrooms
add reserved marinate and continue cooking on low heat
stir frying to combine ingredients with marinate
cover and cook for 5 mins
add peanut butter, season with salt and sugar to your taste
cook until sauce thickens, remove and serve with hot rice
yumms!
all for me!
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and look what I managed to lay my hands on?
a copy of Celine J. Marbeck's Cuzinhia Cristang!
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We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!

Friday, June 24, 2016

TCS ~ June's Blueberry Muffins

The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from
 our current cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
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June Cake options: 
1. Sand Torte P29
2. Jelly Roll P57
3. Oreo Cookie Cake P82
4. Blueberry Muffins P295
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just to let you know that the picture below is
not part of the making of blueberry muffins...
(guess which cake!)
the above is the best part of my first cake...
things got bad from then on!
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 I like this blueberry muffin recipe... so easy to put together
first sieve the flour together with baking powder, salt and sugar 
add the blueberries (which had been washed, drained and paper towel dried)
to the dry ingredients  - set aside
then beat up the eggs, add the milk and lemon zest.
add the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients.
a quick stir with a spatula to just about combine the ingredients
lumpy? just fine!
spoon into buttered molds and baked for 20-25 mins
cooled in their pans for 2-3 mins
remove from pan and cool further on wire rack
 
very moist 
(perhaps instead of 1/2 cup of milk... I read 1 cup?)
my bad!
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 a group of dedicated bakers, please contact Laura,

our group administrator, with enquiries."


Monday, June 20, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #6: Celine's Gula Melaka lamb chops

 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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a toss between Celine and Mary,
Celine won!
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 My June cookbook:
Celine J Marbeck's Quick & Easy Cooking
pgs 56-57: Gula melaka lamb chops
served with creamy raw slaw of red and white cabbage and carrots.
I overcooked the chops... but the sauce was delish, great with bread!
ground black pepper, chili paste (I used harissa), flour,
salt, palm sugar, lime juice
above ingredients - mixed and made into a paste.
marinate the lamb chops with it.
butter for pan frying,
onions peeled and thickly sliced,
tomato - quartered, 
button mushroom - sliced,
water and meat stock cube.
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and look what I managed to lay my hands on?
a copy of Celine J. Marbeck's Cuzinhia Cristang!
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Announcement!
Cookbook Countdown has a new website :
We are happy to inform everyone that Cookbook Countdown has it's very own website blog, which you can find here. Effective from May 2016, please link your posts at the Cookbook Countdown new website, in the linky provided. We hope to see you there! Thank you!