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♥...Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings...♥

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Hi friends, how you all been today? I finally managed to post from my re-formatted notebook today.

It's been quite some time since I last posted my chicken recipe na! So, here is another fried chicken recipe from my kitchen. I used chicken wings, you may sub with other chicken parts.



BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN WINGS by love2cook

(A)
12 pcs chicken wings ( I separated wings and drumlets)2 garlic cloves ~ finely chopped1 cm ginger ~ finely chopped1 1/4 cups buttermilk1 tsp dried rosemary1 tbsp cayenne powder / chilli powder (optional if you don't want it to be too spicy)1/4 tsp ground blackpeppersalt  (B)
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour ( add more if needed)1 tsp cayenne powderOil for frying
Method :~
Mix ingredients (A) in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for atleast 2 hours.Put ingredients (B) in a ziplock bag. Place few pieces of marinated chicken pieces into the bag, zip and shake well. Deep fry the chicken pieces in batches and drain on paper towel. Ser…

♥...Doughnut / Donut Suria...♥

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My notebook crashed and just came up. Goodness...

I'll grab this opportunity to post my doughnuts! Can't type much, hope the screen don't go blue again...

Found the recipe at Mamafami's. She always amaze me with her bakes. The recipe looked pretty easy, most importantly..it's eggless! So here it goes..

DOUGHNUT / DONUT SURIA
Ingredients :~

(A)
3 cups flour
3 tbsp milk powder
3 tbsp shortening
3 tbsp caster sugar

(B)
200ml lukewarm water
2 tsp instant dry yeast
20ml water ~ extra if needed

Method :~
Mix well ingredients B.Pour into ingredients A and knead until a smooth and shiny dough forms. Roll about 1/2cm thickness, cut using doughnut cutter.Leave to proof for 1/2 an hour. Fry in oil over medium heat until golden brown.Drain on paper towel. Coat with icing sugar, melted chocolate or any topping or filling of your choice.



♥...Roti Jala / Net or Lacy Crepes...♥

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Good Monday and Happy Valentine's Day friends...

So how is your Valentine getting on? Enjoying with your loved ones or busy with work? Hehehe..

Well, I don't celebrate this day coz everyday is like Valentines for me (of course when my Hubby is around! hiksss..) But then I do appreciate this day, atleast people can show their love/ confess/ propose to the person they love. And rose price will hike too. Red roses, gorgeous!

So, get into LOVE!

FYI, my valentine will be returning home this Friday..Yeayyyy! 

Okey back to the menu today, Roti Jala, or in other words Lacy or Net Crepes. A very famous Malaysian delicacy. We just loved it with chicken or mackerel curry. It's always one of our choice for dinner!

To make the Roti Jala, you will need the special mould, a cup with 5 holes underneath. You can also use any ketchup plastic bottles to squeeze and swirl the lace. But there is one bottle which is quite famous among the Malaysian bloggers called Japanese Mayo Bottle.

Thanks…

♥...Sicilian Orange Cake...♥

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This would be the best orange butter cake I've eaten! Gonna try to sub with lemon the next time...hehe!


SICILIAN ORANGE CAKE (adapted from Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape)
Source ~ Ellie from Almost Bourdain

Ingredients :~ 250 g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing250 g caster sugar4 medium eggs1 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest250 g self raising flour85 ml freshly squeezed orange juice For the icing: 125 g icing sugar 5 tsp freshly squeezed orange juiceMethod :~
Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line a 22-cm clip-sided round cake with non-stick baking paper.Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes until very pale. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest. Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.Spoon the mixture into the pre…

♥...Dulce De Leche & A couple of Awards...♥

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I decided to post some awards received from 2 blogmates today. Better do it now, otherwise I'll sure forget. Needless to say how forgetful I am actually...

Before that, check out my Dulce De Leche. There are few ways to make this sweet caramel. I chose to boil unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours! It's only 45 minutes if using pressure cooker. The most important thing to remember while boiling the can is to make sure the water level in pot is always above the can. If you let the pot dry without water, an explosion sure to happen! I used a tall pot, so that I didn't need to add any water during that 3 hours.


DULCE DE LECHE
Boiling method :~
(I made 2 cans at one go)
Fill a pot with water. Unwrap a can of sweetened condensed milk. Place it lying down in the pot. Cover the pot and start boiling under lowest heat, simmer for 3 hours. Remember you can do it in 45 minutes using a pressure cooker. (Make sure the pot does not boil dry! Add water above the can level)…

♥...Cream Cheese Orange Souffles...♥

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Good Monday friends!!! Still in CNY holiday mood? Hehe...me yes!

Here's a dessert to cheer you all up. Specially for those loves cheese! The preparation, of course takes a little time. But when you have absolutely nothing to do, try on this.


CREAM CHEESE ORANGE SOUFFLES makes about 4 ramekins

Ingredients :~

Melted butter ~ to grease the ramekins
Caster sugar ~ for dusting the ramekins

125gm cream cheese
30gm caster sugar
2 eggs ~ separate the yolks and egg white
1 tbsp plain flour
250ml warm milk
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp grated orange zest
Icing sugar ~ for dusting

Method :~
Grease 4 ramekins/souffles dishes with butter and dust with caster sugar on the bottom and sides. Leave aside.Beat cream cheese, sugar and egg yolks until smooth. Add in the flour and mix well.Combine the warm milk, orange juice and zest together. Whisk the milk mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Transfer to a saucepan and stir constantly over very low heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly. Do not…

♥...Crispy Anchovies, My Favourite...♥

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I would regard this dish as number one on my top favourite in simplest food category! Hehehe..

Loved this simple anchovies fry with rice, mixing with some rasam, dhal curry or tairu. Goes well with plain rice porridge too. I'll forget the whole world when having it. Since I don't have any other special dish to share today, why not the anchovies? Hope you don't mind!


CRISPY ANCHOVIES by love2cook

Ingredients :~
1 cup cleaned anchovies1 medium sized onion ~ sliced2 garlic cloves ~ chopped1 tsp chilli powder OR 1 tbsp dried chilli paste (may add more if prefer spicy)1 tbsp oyster saucedried chillis sliced half (optional) cooking oilMethods :~ 
Heat oil in wok, fry anchovies until crispy. Drain on paper towel.Reduce oil in wok and stir fry garlic and onion. Add chilli powder, continue stirring and add oyster sauce. (make sure the heat is low)Lastly, add the fried anchovies. Mix together and dish out immediately. It's that simple! Note : You may also fried potatoes to this dish…

♥...Gong Xi Fa Cai from Love2cook...♥

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 Happy Chinese New Year! May the year of Rabbit brings you lots of good luck,  joy and happiness!

My special greetings to fellow blogmates celebrating this auspicious day 
~~> Mary Moh, Sonia, Sook, Biren, Ann, Joy, Wendy, Anncoo, Jess, Zoe, Pete, Quay Po, Sook, Tracie Moo, Kimberly, DG, Gert, Tigerfish, Tummy, my silent readers, visitors and to the entire world!


GONG XI FA CAI!


♥...Banana Cake...♥

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Happy February 2011!!! WOW, the year just started and we are in the second month already!

I'm so happy b'coz my dearest Hubby would be returning home this month! Hehehe...only God knows how much we missed him and how bored I am without him...the kids too! *sigh..

Anyways, here's another cake I baked recently. Hey, you must be thinking I'm baking quite often nowadays na...yeah very true! I'm kinda addicted to baking now. Not only I could pack them for my son everyday to school but it also helps me to learn the techniques in baking and thus I wish to bake a cake using my own recipe in near future. Hopefully!!!

I found the Banana Cake recipe from Baking Code by the famous Chef, Alex Goh. I never had enough of his books. He is simply a stunning baker!

So, here you go. I've halved the original recipe and skipped sultanas and walnuts as mentioned.


BANANA CAKE adapted from Banana Cupcake, Baking Code by Alex Goh

Ingredients :~
125gm plain flour1 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp…