Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Orange Muffins

Hubby bought some oranges but complained that it was a little too dry for him, so I've got 5 oranges left in the fridge. What to do? So I found this recipe online and the muffins turned out delicious! The original recipe had some chopped walnuts in it, but I didn't have any at hand, so mine is just plain orange muffins. Also, I used salted butter, so I didn't add any extra salt.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2/3 orange juice
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs

1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (I use white sugar)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (not a fan of cinnamon, I only use a small pinch)

1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, white sugar and orange zest.
2. Mix the juice, melted butter and eggs and gently fold in the dry ingredients. Don't mix too hard or too long or the muffins would turn out hard.
3. Pour into muffin cups till 3/4 full.
4. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top of each muffin.
5. Bake in preheated oven (350F / 175C) for 20-25 minutes.

For the full original recipe, click here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Casuarina curry roti prata

If you love crispy, flaky, delicious roti prata as much as me, you should try the prata at Casuarina Curry. If you go on weekend mornings, be prepared to be greeted with a full house! I just love how they are consistently good. Each time the food comes pretty quick, within minutes of ordering, your warm, crispy prata would be served.

Of course, as the name suggest, they are famous for their curry too. So we never fail to order the mutton curry to go with the prata.

We always order the classic plain and those with the egg filling. But they have a very wide selection of flavours such as banana, chocolate, cheese, etc. YUMS~! Can't wait for the next time we're there!

Official website

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Brotzeit sausages and roasted pork

Went there for lunch the other weekend and decided to try out something new other than their usual pork knuckle. They had this roasted pork special that day, so we gave it a try. The meat was moist and flavourful while the crispy pork skin was to die for! I love the patty that comes with it. I'm not sure what it is, I think it's potatoes, but it's delicious!

We ordered one of their smoked sausages too. It's a little salty for us, but I just love the crunch of the skin before our teeth sinks into the meat. Of course, we love the sauerkraut, which was soft and slightly sour, really whets your appetite and makes you want to eat more!

They were having the Oktoberfest special beer, so we ordered two. I gosh I really love beer! It's quite simple, but very smooth and light. Delicious. Another yummy lunch!

1 HarbourFront Centre Walk,
VivoCitySingapore 098585
Reservations : 62728815
Opening Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00pm to 12.00am
Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: 12.00pm to 1.00am

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CoCo's Kick-Ass Kimchi Soup

My last attempt at making Kimchi soup was a disaster. But this is one of my favorite Korean dishes, so I lay down my pride, do my homework, bought the right ingredients and the result was a KICK-ASS, super delicious kimchi soup. I seriously could charge people for a bowl of this spicy goodness.

I believe the key to this unbelievable success was the tub of hot pepper paste I bought at the Korean specialty store.

Also, I have to give credit to this great new blog I discovered. I altered his recipe a little, it was great. :)

So anyway, here's what you need.

250g pork belly, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 garlic, minced
1 small knob of ginger, minced
1 bowl of kimchi
1 bowl of cabbage
1/2 block of silken toufu
2 bowls of water
2 tablespoons of Korean hot pepper paste
2 teaspoons of soya sauce (I use fish soya sauce)
1 knob of butter
Spring onion, sliced for garnish

1. With a little sesame oil and regular cooking oil, fry the pork belly to get some of the oil out. Add in the onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry till fragrant.

2. Squeeze out some juice from the kimchi or get it from the jar. Add in the kimchi juice, the kimchi, the cabbage, water, hot pepper paste and soya sauce. Boil the soup for 15-20mins, add in the toufu at the last 5 mins.

3. Before serving, mix in the butter for a rich, flavour. Garnish with spring onions and serve with rice.

As I was typing this I realised that I forgot to add the shaoxing wine. But it delicious nonetheless! Next time I'll add it in. :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

CoCo's Pimped out ham and cheese toast

Made a delicious grilled ham and cheese bread the other morning and it was GOOD! All you need is:

leftover hotdog bread
chop up some ham
shredded cheese
cajun spice

Just mix everything up and pop it in the oven toaster.

A quick and delicious breakfast!
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