BBQ Pork Ribs Sous Vide

This week I watched a video of a man charring a piece of steak with a heat gun. So, guess what, I tried it on a piece of ribs and it worked! Since I do not own a BBQ Grill, this is the best alternative to getting my meat charred. Ingredients: Pork Ribs Rack BBQ…

Hydroponics Basil

Yay! I’m restarting my hydroponic window sill garden. This year, I’ve gotten a bit lazy and have yet to start the garden! Anyways, I guess it’s better late than never! Every year I grow a small basil plant about 2 1/2 ft tall. Just a quick tip on how to save ooodles of basil leaves….

Taro Bobba Shake

Summer is here, and you can practically make bobba at home without costing you a fortune for a medium cup. You can use any ingredients but this one is my favorite! Ingredients: Pandan Extract Taro Sweetener Tapioca Pearl Milk Ice cubes Blender Only you will know how much to use, I’ve learned that I like…

Phở Bò Viên

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve been in hiatus, but here it goes. I’m not an expert in making anything, but I do love to try making stuff from scratch. Anyways, Pho broth is time-consuming, but it’s worth it in the end. This is one of my favorite soup broths. The recipe is…

Nutella Braided Bread

Dough 2 cups Flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp active dry yeast 3 tbsp sugar ———— Mix all dry ingredients 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp warm water 1 egg ———— Mix all wet ingredients + dry ingredients Knead for 2 minutes 2 tbsp very cold butter (cut into small pieces) 2 tbsp very cold coconut oil…

Crescent Rolls

Temp 375°F Makes 12 pcs 2 cups Flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp active dry yeast 3 tbsp sugar ———— Mix all dry ingredients 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp warm water 1 egg ———— Mix all wet ingredients + dry ingredients Knead for 2 minutes 2 tbsp very cold butter (cut into small pieces) 2…

Cranberry Scone

Temp 375°F Makes 8 Scones 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter cold cubed —————— Sift all dry ingredients. Pinch butter until it is broken down into smaller pieces in the flour. 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla —————— Mix the…

Chocolate crackle cookies

Temperature: 350°F – 10-11 minutes      Makes 16 cookies Mix liquid ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla Sift all dry ingredients 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp instant coffee 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup flour 1/4 cup Powdered sugar Mix everything until combined. The batter may get very…

Cinnamon Rolls

I’m 13 I do what I want! If its eating cinnamon rolls at 10:30 pm so be it :). This recipe is the 40th times tested. Yup thats how many times weve ate the bread recipe as cinnamon roll. I have to say, that it is a very delicious recipe. You have to try at…

Microwaved Poached Egg

I know it sounds gross, but it sure does work 🙂 Small ramekin,  1/8 cup of water (depending on size of the ramekin), 1 egg. Cover with something, in case it explodes. Microwave on High 1min 10sec. You can add salt to season the egg before or after. Not messy at all. No need for…

Baking Powder Coffee Cake

Balanced Recipes: Bread – Coffee Cake #2. The original recipe does not include Cream cheese topping, but it’s definitely worth adding. Also, 1/4 cup of sugar is enough to sweeten the cake dough! This was another easy recipe, it just needed a little of preparation. It’s easy to do by hand especially when the ingredients…

Rolled Oats & Almonds Drop Cookies

Temperature: 375°F      10 Minutes      Makes 12 ea 1/3 cup butter 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp + 2 tsp brown sugar — Mix until butter and sugar is incorporated (make sure you don’t see any streaks of butter). 1 egg 1/4 tsp vanilla — Butter/Sugar Mix + Egg & vanilla = Wet mixture 1/3…

Coffee Crackle Cookies

Temperature: 350°F – 10-12 minutes      Makes 16 cookies Mix liquid ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla Sift all dry ingredients 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup instant coffee 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup flour Mix everything until combined. The batter may get very tacky,…

Baking Powder Biscuits

A new goal to entice me into blogging more! Cooking/Baking everything from the recipe book that we’ve inherited from Erik’s father. The book is called Balanced Recipes: Prepared under the personal direction of Mary Ellis Ames Head of the Staff of Pillsbury’s Cooking Service. Copyright 1933. A little tidbit of information, Mary Ellis Ames is…

Cinnamon Rolls

Temperature: 350°F – 15 minutes     Makes 12 rolls, 4-6 Servings Dough: 280g Flour/Bread Flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp salt 180 ml water (about a little less than 1 cup) —- Mix all above ingredients in using a stand mixer or by hand until everything is incorporated 3 tbsp…

Pandan Angel Food Cake

Bake at 340ºF for 40-50 minutes 6×6 baking pan Beat until frothy 3 egg yolks 25 g sugar Then add the liquids 40 ml vegetable oil 50 ml milk 1tsp pandan extract Sift 2x then add to egg yolk mixture 60g cake flour 1/2 tsp baking powder Stiff peak mirangue 3 egg whites 30 g…

Xa Xiu – BBQ Pork

Marinade the pork no less than 1 hour in the fridge. Marinade: 300g Pork Sirloin (about 3 thin pork sirloin chops) – cut into small thin pieces 1 tbsp Honey 1 tbsp Shaoxing/Mirin wine 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce 1 tsp Fish Sauce 1/2 tsp Five Spice powder 1 large Garlic clove – grated (2-5 for…

Chicken Pot Pie

This is the second time I’ve made this pot pie and it’s really delicious. You can go do the old school way, with a butter/flour roux, or the easy way 🙂 Filling: 10 1/2 oz Cream of celery 10 1/2 oz Cream of mushroom 1 package of Frozen vegetables 1 large Onion (Diced) 2 cloves Garlic…

Pizza – Ham Mushroom Onion

I love pizza. This recipe makes Two 10″ pizzas @ 425°F for 20mins. You can freeze the dough 🙂 Dough 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose-Flour/Bread Flour 2 tsp Salt 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp Olive oil 2 1/4 tsp yeast 1 1/3 cups water or more.. (add 1 tbsp at a time) Toppings are what you…

Chicken Sopas

If it were me, I will put everything in a pot and boil it until it’s done. Better yet, I would give the crock pot a go! Adding too much noodles will soak up most of the soup. cooking oil or butter 2 Boneless dark meat chicken diced into small pieces 1 Hotdog – sliced…

Pork Ribs Adobo

A different twist to adobo. Fry/sir the ribs. Mix everything to make the sauce. Boil the ribs with the sauce mixture on medium heat until the sauce is reduced, or the ribs are about to fall apart. Remove the ribs, once they’re done cooking Reduce the sauce until it thickens. Glaze the ribs and serve with…