Cooking

I continuously cooked dinner for 5 days this week. I remembered I only cooked for 2 or 3 days a week previously. This week I really “pecah” my own record. Just hope that I will continue cooking next week.. Here’s my home-cooked dinner for the week.

Monday – Stir-fry french beans with carrot and steamed egg with meat

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Tuesday – Stir-fry shimeiji mushroom with beancurds and fried egg with meat

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Wednesday – Jap Chae

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Thursday – Pumpkin Mee Hoon Kueh aka Pan Mee

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Friday – Stir-fry cabbage and fried egg with preservative vege.

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Enjoy your weekend!!

Soft Rolls aka Throw Rolls

Made these soft rolls yesterday. The rolls is very soft and nice. The recipe is using muffin pan to bake the rolls. I just shape the dough into roll instead of using the pan.

The recipe is simply and nice.

Original recipe adapted from here

Recipe:-

Yield:
12 large dinner rolls

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg.) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
1 cup warm milk (110-115 degrees F)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose or bread flour

Butter, honey and/or sorghum molasses, for serving

Instructions:

1. In a small bowl, combine the teaspoon of sugar and the yeast with the warm water and allow to foam (5-10 minutes).

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the warm milk, melted butter, sugar, egg and salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir.

3. Stir in 3 cups of flour. Stir or knead in another cup of flour (or more, if needed) and knead for 5-10 minutes to make a smooth, elastic dough.

4. Scrape the large mixing bowl clean (or as clean as possible) and place dough in the bowl. Grease the top of the dough with butter or oil and cover with a clean cloth. Place in a warm location and let rise until doubled in size, about 60-90 minutes.

5. Liberally butter a 12-cup muffin pan. With buttery hands, deflate the dough and divide into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place two balls in each muffin cup. Gently grease the tops and cover with a clean towel.

6. Let rolls rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake rolls for 20-25 minutes, until tops are browned and rolls are done. (Check rolls after 15 minutes, and cover loosely with foil to prevent excess browning, if needed.)

Toss hot rolls and serve with butter, honey, and/or sorghum molasses!

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Bread

Few of my friends bought the bread maker machine and ventured into the bread baking which motivated me.

I’ve baked a bread and few buns for first trial last 2 weeks. Hand knead from the beginning. As the result, the bread turned out very nice.

I’ve told myself I need to bake more to keep myself motivated.

Happy Baking!!

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Catch up with friends

I’ve been away from my blog for so long. I’m feeling guilty for abandon it for so long. Guess it’s not easy to be a good blogger. Well, today I’m here to blog after so many months of silences. Hope my reader still with me.

Last Saturday went out to meet up some friends, one of them is leaving Malaysia soon. It’s was a nice chatting session after the last meet up. I do hope we often meet up but I know it’s impossible since we all have our own family already.

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After the meet up, hubby get me mochis from Mochi Sweets. It was my first time trying these mochi. According to the leaflet it’s imported from Japan. However the mochi are really nice. Not too sweet and light. I love them.

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