Tag: butter

Rich Brandy Butter Cake – Special

Rich Brandy Butter Cake – Special

When we were growing up, my sibling and I, the five of us enjoys my mother’s butter cakes and often we have to fight over the last few pieces. Now I can laugh about it but I remember then there were even tears! This is […]

Potted crab with a hint of lemon

Potted crab with a hint of lemon

I bought a huge English crab from Devon and I used the boiling method to dispatch it to crab heaven and then painstakingly picked all the meat. One of the dish I made from some of the meat is potted crab. This is extremely easy […]

Bagel with tender beef slices

Bagel with tender beef slices

The weather is abysmal today. Rain rain and more raindrops, not heavy rain just constant wetness. Hubby needed lunch earlier as he has a meeting and I decided to go for tender slices of beef in bagels with onions, cheese and mushrooms. An easy half […]

Tarte tatin aux pêches (Peaches Tart Tatin)

Tarte tatin aux pêches (Peaches Tart Tatin)

A friend’s Aunt came to my house for the first time the other day and she brought with her 8 beautiful sexy peaches. As a well brought up Chinese, we do not go to people’s house empty handed and she practise this to the later. […]

Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie brings back a lot of memories. This is because I have to make a potato mash for it. Two and twenty years ago my ex boyfriend went to Malaysia to meet me. The very first Western dish I made for him is mash […]

Monkfish in bacon blanket

Monkfish in bacon blanket

The hubby has been indulging in too much glutinous rice dumpling (zongzi) last week so these few days he must eat less carbohydrates. Today he has monkfish tail wrapped in bacon blanket with lots of salads from my graden. This is an easy dish so […]

White wine creamy cheesy leeks with pan seared beef steak

White wine creamy cheesy leeks with pan seared beef steak

This is a very easy leeks side dish. When I cook this I do not make a sauce for the steak as the leeks will be saucy enough. This makes for a quick satisfying dish and all can be ready in under an hour as […]

Apam Balik

Apam Balik

Today is Shrove Tuesday. The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. We eat pancakes on […]

White Wine Chicken/Turkey Gravy

White Wine Chicken/Turkey Gravy

White Wine Chicken/Turkey Gravy. One the most important thing that ties a dish together is the sauce, gravy or jus. In my home there is never enough gravy.  Everyone fights for it barred me. If I turn my back my husband might drink it!  When […]

Salted Egg Yolks Butter Pork Ribs – 牛油黃金排骨 with curry leaves & fresh chillies

Salted Egg Yolks Butter Pork Ribs – 牛油黃金排骨 with curry leaves & fresh chillies

Salted Egg Yolks Butter Pork Ribs – 牛油黃金排骨 with curry leaves & fresh chillies. Salted egg yolks and evaporated milk is very rich, and paired with curry leaves, the smell is so good. This is quite an easy dish to cook. I wanted to soak […]