Fromage Me: Of Delicious Mouldy Cheeses

J & I meant to go for a walk last night until it started raining; but we were determined to get out of the house after spending an entire lazy Sunday afternoon glued to our computer screens and clicking away incessantly at our virtual farms on Farmville, Facebook, our new found hobby.  Tsk […]

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Pandan Layered Cake

A few weeks ago, I posted a random message on Facebook requesting friends to throw cake names at me and I will endeavour to make them. Amongst the list of cake requests which included the Blackforrest, white chocolate macadamia, durian cake,  chocolate mousse etc. was the Pandan layered cake, requested by Carol.

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Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

 “Hot Cross Buns! Chocolate Ones! One a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns!” 

And now for foodsze’s rendition of Chocolate Hot Cross Buns…<ahem, clears throat>..and a one, a two, a three 

Tis the time to warm the room
with smells of hot cross buns
Easter is approaching soon
So let’s make chocolate ones 

My raisins […]

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Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur; I had no idea what this is until I came upon it in my Unit Kitchen workbook and thanks to google, and a brief mention in the movie ‘It’s Complicated’ (with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin) I now know it’s basically the french fast food version of […]

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Assessment 1: Principles of Poaching, Boiling, Braising, Steaming, Stewing & Precision Cutting

The following are pictures that I took at home whilst practising for assessment 1 last Saturday. We were tested on skills learnt in the past 4 weeks i.e. principles of precision cutting, steaming, boiling, poaching, braising and stewing. I had tremendous fun learning these basic principles and I’m glad to be able to hone my skills with each […]

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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I bought a Kent pumpkin a week and a half ago and decided to make soup out of (or rather in) it, using the whole outer shell as a bowl.  But before Mr. Pumpkin was sacrificially turned into soup, it was with child-like amusement that I gathered my little vegetable figurines for a […]

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The Quicky Dessert: Lime Jelly & Vanilla Greek Yoghurt with Passionfruit

 

Ok, this will be a quicky blog entry for a quicky dessert that accompanied my chicken and pasta bake 2 nights ago. I have my first practical assessment for basic cookery this Saturday which includes a theory component as well so I’ll be up later going through my notes. I’ve spent long hours in the […]

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