Friday, July 22, 2011

Black Sesame Chiffon Cake

Adapted the recipe from 我的厨房乐园, love the taste and smell of back sesame.

A tasty & beautiful black cake :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baked Cheese & Cream of Mushroom Pasta Bento (376)

Little girl's favorites

Pasta mixed with cream of mushroom (Cambell's), top with baked cheese

Fried oyster balls and chicken wing from night market

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Angry Birds Bento (375)

If you ask a kid what is his/her fav cartoon/game character now, I would believe the answer will be Angry Birds :) 

Little girl oledi has 2 Angry Bird soft toys gifted by her grandma, I definitely believe too nowadays most kids have at least 1 or 2 angry bird themed toys, stationaries or bags with them.

Last month, Baby J has celebrated his 3rd birthday with a Angry Bird themed cake, I promised little girl that I would make her a bento with this theme.

So, after weeks of lazy bentos, I finally able to conquer my lazy bones :p  Well, little girl has complained a bit that she didn't get a cute bento for a long time.  Then, I am leaving to project again next week, so better make her happy and soothe her now :p

The yellow bird
Body: creamy mashed potato stuffed with quail egg
Hair - cheese and seaweed
Eyebrows and beak - ham
Eyes - seaweed and cheese

The red bird
Body: cherry tomato
Feather on head and beak - ham
Eyebrows - seaweed
Eyes - seaweed, cheese and black sesame seed

The slingshot
Stick - Cheese frankfurter
Elastic strap - soba

Of course, Angry Birds can't go without the groups of evil Pigs and their shelters
Body - Green grape
Eyes and nose - cheese and black sesame seeds
Shelters - pineapple

After school,

Me:  Hey, you finished your bento today?
LG:  Yes, but I ate so little only, all my friends come attack my bento  * sour face  *
Me:  Ha... why?  Your friends like the bento?
LG:  Ya, lot of them came see the bento, some from other classes too!
Me:  So, which birds did you share with your friends?
LG:  I didn't get to eat the red birds at all... I gave 1 pig to YX and she trade me 1 cherry tomato
Me:  Oh... that's good, then the rest?
LG:  All eaten by me!
Me:  Huh, u ate most of the bento and still complaining...
LG:  Ya but that was not enough, I still feeling hungry...
Me:  Ok, next time make you bigger bento.

Apple Turnover

Had a strong desire on some apple dessert for the past few days, decided upon this apple turnover as I have a few puff pastry sheets which was left in the freezer.

The apples stuffing was cook fast, I able to have it done in 15 minutes :)

Apple stuffings

2 green apples, skinned, cored and cubed
1 handful raisins
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whisky
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

  1. Cook all ingredients except cinnamon powder in medium heat until apple turn tender and soft
  2. Off heat, mix in cinnamon powder.  Let cool.
Apple turnover with 4 pieces of leftover puff pastry sheets, yum!

As I still have some apple filling left, used 2 flatten bread to finish up the rest
Verdict on this bread apple turnover, crunch while fresh from oven, but turned hard after 1 night