Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I have invited the monk for breakfast on this coming sat morning and want to treat him Dim Sum.  Therefore, I am testing the different kinds of  Dim Sum this week. I have tried Har Gow (Crystal Prawn Dumpling), Pan fried dumpling, pan fried shrimp, pork/shrimp paste  bean curd roll and Pau. Har Gow skin was unsuccessful and need to retry. The pan fried dumpling, pan fried shrimp was okay. The shrimp paste in bean curd  sheet is better to pan fry than steam. Pau was not really successfully.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Naing Ka Htine Cookie - Butter Cookie

We are going to my hubby's friend house tomorrow. So, I baked cookies tonight to bring along. I don't really like cookies and seldom baked last two years. Recently, I suddenly started to bake Naing Ka Htine Cookie which is popular in my hometown, Yangon. After trial and error, it was still not successful. One day, I brought some cookies to my sis-in-law's place and her brother-in-law told me that butter is main ingredient in the Naing Ka Htine. Then I realized that Naing Ka Htine is same as butter cookies or melt in the mouth cookies, but no vanilla flavor.

Huat Kueh/ Fatt koh

Chinese new year is over. I have been trying to do huat kueh since last year and still not successful. I did not know where to get ENO salt and sweet yeast biscuit. This year, I managed to buy sweet rice in yeast wine that can be replaced the sweet yeast biscuit and cooked rice fermentation. I finally knew where to buy ENO salt that sold in local indian grocery stores. So far, I did not manage to get ENO salt from local stores as ENO salt is out of stock from both indian grocery stores near my place.  I will try to get ENO salt this week.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Red Velvet Cake on Valentine's Day

Today is valentine's day and also sunday. I am now busy making the red velvet cake for my darling. I wanted to make red velvet cake last year and did not have a chance to do. I searched a few recipes online last time. I chose the recipe from The Way The Cookie Crumble blog, who adapted it from Apple a Day. She did the comparison among the different red velvet recipes and that was great. I use the half recipe and heart shape baking tin to bake as there are only two of us.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tee Kueh / Nian Gao

Chinese new year is only a few days away. I am thinking of doing Tee Kueh, which also called Nian Gao, for the landlord as new year gift. When I was child, my grandmother used to make Tee Kueh every chinese new year. After she passed away, I don't have a chance to eat her Tee Kueh anymore. In fact, I don't really like Tee Kueh that much. However, I made my first Tee Kueh last year after I had got Tee Kueh's receipe from my sister in law's sister, who taught me many cooking methods. Surprisingly,  I began to like Tee Kueh.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cupcake and Orange Cupcake for Cousin Lillian's Birthday

Last week, I was excited about baking cake for my cousin, Lillian's birthday on February 9 as this was my first baking assignment for party since my baking hobby started two years ago. I was thinking what kind of cakes or cupcakes to bake for her birthday party at Day care. Finally, my aunt told me to bake cupcakes. I  started to do some research online and figured out cupcake recipes and decoration ideas that kid will love. Finally, I decided to go with lemon meringue cupcake and chocolate chip cupcake recipes from marthastewart website as recently I wanted to buy cupcake recipes book written by Marthsteward. No harm trying now.
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