lion dance, martial arts stunts, qi gong shows, songs, dance...not forgetting 4 rows of food!
Cooking oil:May all things happen according to your wishes :油水多多
Green Lime :Best of luck and best of prosperity :大吉大利
The Spices of Life' - A packet of pepper powder and a packet of 'five spice' powder ::May good luck be ahead of you :::一本万利
Savoury flour chips fried to golden brown :::May the ground you thread on be covered with yellow gold :::满地黄金
ever eaten "chou" tofu???
who's going to wash all the dishes after potluck?
aren't they COOL "dishwashers"?
have been eating way TOO MUCH
& trying to remember to take pics...
Once again, have a great year ahead...
and cheers to a new beginning!
LOVE & HUGS *___*
Today, baby Zoei Toh and I baked tutti frutti cookies! YUM! She couldn't stop eating them. lol. *_^
Isn't she cute!!!
( didn't have my Digital camera and had to use my cellphone to take these pics)
Okee, i chose this recipe because of the rave reviews on Little Corner of mine blog. It was Pusiva's recipe. I modified it because I'm not a fan of desiccated coconut and substituted with almond powder instead. In addition, i added vanilla and almond essence and decreased the sugar by half. It turned out just right because the mixed fruits were pretty sweet.
followed by delicious (vegetarian)WON TON noodle soup night!
We made way too many wontons to stuff into our asian stomachs' *wink*
called "RED YAMS" in the US ( but in singapore, we call it sweet potatoes)
ok, now that we're on the same page, check out the picture of LARGE TARO! that is what we'll be using for this recipe!*wink*
anything goes! mixed vegetable, turnip, veggie beef bits, mushroom, garlic
seasoning: pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce
thickening: corn flour, water
Method: Filling: Heat up the wok with oil and fry minced garlic till fragrant. Add in the rest of the ingredients and seasonings. Stir fry thoroughly before adding thickening. Dish up and keep aside.
we made it into different shapes...and they didn't fall apart while frying! Variation: add the filling over the top of the empty taro ring or heart.
wheat starch, 40g + boiling water, 40g, Yam, steamed, 150g, sugar, 1 dsp, 5 spice powder, 1/2 tsp, lye water, 1 tsp, oil, 1 tsp, pepper, dash, baking powder
Skin: pour wheat starch in a bowl. Add boiling water to form a dough.Mash steamed yam in a bowl. Add in cooked wheat starch dough and knead evenly. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide dough into small portions and enclose each with filling. Deep fry yam puffs until golden brown.
6. Remove from pan.
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon
(aprioct jam) Preserves, glaze
BEAT cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping.
I bought this recipe book called, "fabulous cakes and deserts" for Jayce and I. Hence, whenever she makes anything from it, I get very excited. *smiles* Her peach cake is impressively delicious but she kept saying that "its very easy to make." I didn't believe her but when i checked out the recipe, i realized that it's actually really easy! LOL ;)
It was supposed to be "mango icebox cake" but she substituted it with peach. Hence the name Peach icebox cake. ;p
a can of peaches ( 6lb)
75 finger biscuits
500ml, 2 cups canned peach juice
2, 225g (8oz) packs cream cheese
500ml (2cups) double cream
375 (3 cups) powdered sugar
1. Dip 25 of the finger biscuits one a time into the peach juice. Arrange in a 30x20x5 cm ( 12x8x2 in) cake tin, with the tops of the biscuits facing down.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and double cream. Gradually add sugar and beat until mixture is smooth. Divide the cream cheese mixture into three equal portions.
3. Spread a layer of cream cheese mixture over the finger biscuits. Arrange 1/3 of the peach wedges over the cream cheese mixture. Dip 25 more finger biscuits, one at a time, in peach juice and layer over the mangoes. Spread another layers of cream cheese mixture on the finger biscuits and arrange another layer of peach on top.
4. Dip remaining finger biscuits in juice and arrange on top of peaches. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture on the finger biscuits. Arrange remaining peach wedges on top. Chill 4-5 hours, or until firm, before serving.
** finger biscuits are often used to add a crunchy texture to desserts. They are sold in packets in supermarkets. If finger biscuits are not available, substitute with pound cake or savioardi biscuits.
*peaches in this recipe can be interchangeable called mangoes