An Egg in my Cheesy Toast

While somedays I want to make something super quick and easy, I wanted to spend a little bit more time and effort today.
3A sunny side up egg in a toast topped with cheddar and mozarella.

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A well seasoned cast iron skillet is crucial. The egg cooked nicely, and did not stick to the surface. I covered the skillet with a lid while cooking to help cook the top of the egg.

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Happy Breakfast, everyone!

 

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Macaroni & Cheese

We’re making the classic child pleaser today. The Macaroni and Cheese.

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I made fresh macaroni to make this. All thanks to this handy dandy machine.

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It makes fresh noodles, and pasta out of flour, water, and if you fancy, some eggs.

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This is how the macaroni looks like. They will all differ in terms of length because they have to each be cut individually.

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Add the boiled fresh macaroni, to some milk, cream and eggs, and homemade macaroni and cheese is ready.

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Much better than the boxed ones.
Here’s the recipe in Indonesian, where I am from.

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Loosely translated:
Ingredients:
Macaroni & Cheese
150 grams Macaroni
2 TBS Butter
4 slices Smoked Beef, diced
50 grams Onion, chopped
100 grams Cheddar Cheese
200 ml Fresh Milk
100ml Cooking Cream
1 TBS Parsley
1/2 TSP Black Pepper

For the tops:
Parmesan and Cheddar
Instructions:

  1. Boil the macaroni as according to package instructions.
  2. Saute onion with butter till fragrant. Add the smoked beef, parsley and black pepper
  3. Add the fresh milk ,the cooking cream, and the cheddar. Stir till the cheddar has fully melted. Turn off the heat, add the boiled macaroni.
  4.  Spoon the macaroni into heatproof bowls. Sprinkle some parmesan and cheddar
  5. Bake in a 170 degrees celcius preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or till the tops have turned a nice golden brown

Mango Orange Popsicles

Mango Orange Popsicles to cool off super hot summer afternoons!
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We made these the night before, froze them overnight, and had them the next day for an afternoon treat.

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Mango Orange Popsicle:

1/2 cup of diced, tree ripened, sweet mangoes

1 TBS orange Juice

1 cup Greek Yogurt, mixed with about 2 tbs of honey (or more to taste)

Instructions:
1. Blend mangoes with the OJ and 1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt. Spoon them to the bottom of the popsicle mold. Freeze for about 1/2 hour

2. Top with remaining Greek Yogurt, and freeze overnight

 

 

Build Your Own Pancakes Kinda Day

With the holiday season upon us, I thought it best have a little fun with their meals. Today, I made giant pancakes, with various toppings alongside to choose from.
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The children were allowed to choose from the array, and slather/sprinkle as they please

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It was messy, but fun.

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But most importantly, the children had fun.

 

Whipping Cream Cake

September 9, 2018 Leave a comment

In this recipe, I was trying to use up a carton of whipping cream before it goes off. Because food waste is not cool!

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The resultant cake was tender, and moist (sorry for the word “moist”).

 

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I’ve topped the cake with some chocolate ganache which used up even more whipping cream.

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Whipping Cream Pound Cake

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2 tsp Baking Powder

1.5 cups heavy cream.

1 tsp vanilla.

2 1/4 cup flour.

3/4 tsp salt.

3 large eggs.

1 cup sugar

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees
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 In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift flour mixture and set aside
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In a large bowl, (preferably chilled), whip the whipping cream till stiff peaks. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, beat till well combined. Gradually add the sugar.
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Fold in the flour, and pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake for about 25- 30 minutes, or till fully cooked
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For the Ganache
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1/4 cup whipping cream. 60 grams of dark chocolate (chopped)
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Heat the whipping cream till bubbly. Pour the dark chocolate and stir till they melt. Pour ganache over cake. 
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Unicorn Toast

September 1, 2018 Leave a comment

Unicorn Toast Without Food Coloring

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Dear my Unicorn-crazed child,

It was an exceptionally hard week for you.

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Naturally Colored Cream Cheese

Daddy went away on a business trip.

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Rainbow Toast

You had an emergency visit to the dentist.

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Pastel Colored Cream Cheese

And you had a school workload DOUBLE the normal to make up for the previous week you were down with HFMD.

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Unicorn Toast

But the weekend is here. It’s time to rest and play! And a reminder to celebrate every tiny things in life!

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Baby Shark and Unicorn Toast

** I tried to keep this healthy by not using any food coloring.

The Colors were made as follows:

Purple: Cream Cheese with Mulberry Jam
Pink: Cream Cheese with Freeze Dried Strawberry
Yellow: Cream Cheese with Freeze Dried Mango
Green: Cream Cheese with Matcha

 

Buffalo Wings

September 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Buffalo Wings. Not because they are made of buffalos, but because they originate from Buffalo, NY! 🙂
For the Breading:
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp salt
10 Chicken Wings
Whisk together the flour, paprika, and salt. Toss the chicken wings in till well coated. Refrigerate for 60 minutes

Heat enough oil for frying. Fry the chicken wings till golden brown.

For the hot sauce:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup hot sauce (Tabasco)

Combine the hot sauce with the tabasco. Coat the fried wings into the mixture. Serve

 

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Categories: Chicken, dinner