Wednesday, 25 June 2014

I Heart DIY - Homemade Fresh Cuttlefish Ink Pasta

Since my last fresh pasta blog post, I break my old pasta maker which my dad got from supermarket. So I decide to get a better quality one because I’m so determined to make more fresh pasta at home. And luckily I found a good quality second hand pasta maker on eBay which is made in Italy and to be honest it make my life so much easier. Also the reason why I do a fresh pasta blog post again is that I finally find cuttlefish ink at Sydney Fish market which I’ve been looking for years. So I decide to make some black ink pasta with my new recipe and new pasta maker.

I Heart Bread - Cinnamon Apple Custard Cupcake Bun

Few days ago, I bought some granny smith apple and planned to make either tarte tatin or apple pie. But since I usually bake after dinner, once I finish the dessert it will become a sugar overload late night supper. Since my family just finish the bread I made the other day, so I decide to put the apple in bread. The first thing come to my mind is to have cinnamon with my apple, due to some technical issue, I just though a custard would be good to combine with cinnamon apple to put into bun. (Just so it would mess up too badly when I fold it in.)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

日本大好き - 30 minute Yakitori Don 焼き鳥丼

The other night I was looking at one of my favourite Japanese Food Blogger- justonecookbook and suddenly so craving for some yakitori which in English mean grill chicken skewer. But it will be too much hassle to setup a grill just to make some chicken skewer, so Instead of grill, I pan fried it. I love yakitori so much and I always order it at my favourite Japanese restaurant, but I consider it pretty expensive if you order it at restaurant while it actually very easy to made and can be done in 30 minutes.

Monday, 16 June 2014

World Cup Special - Soccer Banana Cake Roll

 2014 June is the long waiting FIFA World Cup Month, my Facebook is full of comment about soccer about who the cheering for. I won’t say I’m a soccer expert but I do enjoy watching World Cup a lot, however this year it was held at Brazil, it's ashamed that I could not afford to wake up at 2 am in the morning to watch it. But I still have some of the world cup fever and would like to support my favourite team with my own style by creating this lovely Soccer Banana Cake roll. 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

J’aime le macaron - Matcha Macaron with Matcha Red Bean Filling

Since my 5th trip to Japan is 5 weeks away, I start getting really excited about it and keep looking and planning what I’m going to buy or eat when I get there. I have to say I’m a big fan of Matcha (Green Tea) and red bean, anything sweet have these ingredient will immediately catch my eyes. And as you know those ingredient is also a very tradition and common in Japanese cultural. I would say no one make better confectionary than Japanese when it involve matcha and red bean, it is like a perfect match when you put them together. The bitterness of matcha neutralised the sweetness of red bean, so I thought to make a fusion style of French crossover Japanese Matcha Macaron with Matcha and Red Bean Filling.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Mix Seeds & Nuts Sultana Bread Roll

Before I use to buy bread from one of my favourite Asian Bakery and one of my all-time favourite is the Mixed Seeds & Nuts Sultana Bread. That bakery isn’t near my neighbourhood, so I always need to drive 45 minutes to another more Asian populated suburb to get it. My family use to buy heaps of this bread from the bakery and it will be all gone as our breakfast next day. For all the time and effort we put in, it is quite a hassle to get this bread. So I tried to replicate this bread with my favourite bread recipe and surprisingly it turn out to be 80% similar to the original bread like. Now we don’t need to drive all the way for the bread anymore, it is very easy and simple to make at home.