Monday, August 29, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #8: CAN ~ Cantonese seafood noodles

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 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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Cantonese-style egg noodles with Crab and Prawns - pages 138-139
 I used prawns, quid, and salmon (in place of crab)
there is sugar in the marinate for the seafood,
and in the sauce - a bit sweet for my liking
- perhaps cut the sugar for the sauce.
Need to make this again, to improve my results.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cookbook Countdown#8 ~ CAN Broad rice noodles in spicy Sichuan (salted) vegetable soup

Welcome to Cookbook Countdown
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
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Thank goodness for Cookbook Countdown!
Look what I found from my stash ~ Classic Asian Noodles
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Broad rice noodles in spicy Sichuan Vegetable Soup - page 104-105
 but I could not find the small piece of Sichuan Vegetable I bought
but found the salted vegetable instead.
Other than this, most of the balance ingredients stay true
 since the preserved vegetable used was salted veggie,
I used a squeeze of lime with the red chili padi
instead of light soy sauce
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Cake Slice Bakers ~ August's Carrot Cake

The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from
 our current cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
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August Cake options: 
1. American Chocolate Layer Cake
2. Pecan Sweet potato Cake 
3. Blackberry with Scotch Cheesecake
4. Carrot Cake
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Sorry, TCS members, I am late in baking and posting August's cake!
But here we are!
I made the full recipe for the carrot cake,
but half the recipe for the cream cheese frosting
See, I did bake three round cakes, only small ones - 4.5" diameter!
and I thought I would have enough batter for a sheet cake
but evidently no.... so folded up the excess paper
and use the only suitable size barriers - ramekins!
ain't I clever!
I frosted one of the small round cakes and two slabs of
the sheet cake to make a two-layer rectangle cake.
Chopped some toasted walnuts for garnishing the round cake.
A healthy carrot cake with loads of carrots, walnuts and
mixed color raisins
(I did use only 1 cup of soft brown sugar instead
of 1 cup each of brown and white)
ps:  I added grated zest and juice of one lime to the cheese frosting.
yumms!


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