Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mini puto cheese squares

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or rice flour 7/8 + apf 1/8)
3/4 cups white sugar
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/8 cups milk
2 med. eggs
3 tbsp. butter
cheese strips

ice cube tray

1.  Combine all dry ingredients (except cheese) then add eggs and milk.
2. Mix well until smooth.
3.  Pour in greased mould and top with cheese strips then steam for 10-12 minutes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fudgy banana chocochip round brownies (stove-top baked)

My ingredients:
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon iodized salt
1/2 cup melted margarine
2 large eggs
1/2 cup mashed overripe table top bananas

My method:
*In a mixing bowl, combine melted margarine, white sugar, mashed bananas and cocoa
*Add in flour, baking powder and salt
*Mix well with wire whip or fork
*Add eggs and mix thoroughly (it's okay to overmix :).
*Transfer in 8" round baking pan and bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until cooked.
*Tip:Cover with aluminum foil before baking to preserve a bit of moisture.

My stove-top baking experiment that worked:
Since I have no oven in my home, I tried this shot to the moon technique and unexpectedly, the brownie turned out to be a success :)
*I used the same round baking pan to put the mixture in, then I preheated a large cooking pot (with a stainless steel round wire rack in it) on the stove.  I then placed the baking pan on the rack and covered the pot with a cloth first, then the lid.  I set the stove to very low fire and after 45 minutes, voila! My very first stove-top baked brownie came out way better than expected.:).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Unsorted food pics.

My first attempt at cooking siomai. I call it the "kiss me, sioami"
Chili-garlic dip for siomai (mix with soy sauce and lemon)

Stewed pork ribs with cucumber salad on the side

Spicy chicken and pork liver adobo with spring onions