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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Short Updates! We're back from short getaway.

The last thing we did before school holiday ended was bringing the kids for a short getaway. Yea, we brought Emmet along to check in at Legoland Hotel, Malaysia. The stay was pleasant with top notch service. We all loving it!

There will be a long hiatus from now on**perhaps** as you can see....*headache** I am busy with GST 2015 preparation.

Goodbye to holidays and time to get back to work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ling Bakes : Easy Quick & Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is one of the easy and fuss free banana chocolate chip muffins that you might want to try out. The result is fantastic with moist and soft texture you will be expecting from a muffin. Best of all this is a simple recipe which you and your kids can involve together to do from the scratch. I bet they will have lots of fun too.

You only need to spend about 10 mins for the preparation. If you are busy parents and want to feed the little ones hungry tummy for breakfast or supper, trust me this recipe is a keeper. Even it makes a sweet dessert after meal.

Recipe : Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin   *sourced from SparkRecipes

Ingredients:
3-4 large bananas
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chocolate chips

Method:
Preheat oven to 170 C
1. Mash bananas
2. Add sugar and egg
3. Add melter butter
4. Add dry ingredients
5. Mix in chocolate chips.
6. Bake for 18-20 mins

1. Mash banana

2. Add in sugar and egg

3. Add melted butter

4. Add dry ingredients

5. Combine together and mix well. Do not over mix else your muffin can easily turn hard.

6. Mix in chocolate chips

7. Scoop the batter into the paper lined muffin cups.

8. Top with chocolate chips if you wish to.

The final outcome..

The moist and soft texture you have been waiting to indulge.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Ling Cooks : Fried Sweet Potato Balls with Nian Gao

This year I did not make my own nian gao but I received one from Mamarazzi which is made by herself and another was given by my boss after the Chinese prayers. Previously, I cooked the nian gao by coating them with batter and fried it, so it's kind of boring,

But last weekend my mom came over, so we decided to make something interesting considering I have another pair of extra hands.

Yup, I thought of wrapping the nian gao in the sweet potato ball. Here is our weekend project with my mom and the kids.

Recipe : Sweet Potato Balls with Nian Gao

Ingredients:
150-200g of Nian Gao cut into cubes
400-450g Sweet potato
200g glutinous rice flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp of corn flour
1/4 tsp of salt
warm water

Method
1. Steam potato until very soft.
2. Mash sweet potato with oil and salt. (if you want to sweeten your dough, you can add sugar which I omitted)
3. Add glutinous rice flour and corn flour.
4. Start kneading by adding sufficient warm water until you get the right consistency to form the dough.
5. Using bite size amount of dough, wrap around the nian gao cube.
6. Roll into a smooth ball and seal it properly so the nian gao does not expose.
7. Using a non stick pot/pan, drop the balls into into the medium heat oil by placing them apart so that they will not stick to each other. Do not use high heat else the balls will brown too quickly before the nian gao is cooked inside.(adjust the flame accordingly) It takes some time to deep fried until golden brown.
8. Drain the excessive oil on paper tower and serve warm.

I used my Philips Pressure Cooker to steam the sweet potato for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile cut the nian gao into cubes.


Rest assure the sweet potato came out very soft.

Mash the sweet potato using fork. Add salt and oil.

Add the glutinous rice flour and corn flour. Mix them together and start kneading by adding sufficient water until you get the right consistency to form a dough.

Roll into a smooth ball by wrapping around the nian gao cube.


Frying the golden balls...hehhe

Big E make a cat shaped dough. She was proud of her creation.haha

Enjoy!

I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone March 2015 Event Theme: My Favourite Traditional Kueh organized by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Joceline - Butter, Flour & Me.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Wordless Friday : Salad Mood. Enjoy!


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