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Homemade Pizza

Me: What shall we have for dinner tonight?
Sis: How about pizza?
Bro-in-law: We just had it recently.
Me: Let’s bake our own pizza! We just buy the base and top it up as we wish.
Sis: OKAY!

Well, that’s the conversation we had in the car earlier this afternoon. At least that’s what I remember of it (let’s not be so accurate shall we?).

So we got the following items from Cold Storage.

  • Pizza crust
  • Garlic and Herb Lamb sausage (we want the insides)
  • Salami
  • Tuna
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Mushroom
  • Tomato paste

So here’s the result.

Topped and ready to be baked


Baked Meat Lovers Special


Tuna Mayo with Prawns (Seafood Delight)


Salami


The finish four flavoured pizza topped with beer!

What a fulfilling dinner. Looks like it’s gonna be another dish that I’ll make more often in future.

Kong Bak Pau

Braised Pork Belly Pau or more commonly known as Kong Bak Pau is such a sinful dish. I just love the ones sold by Westlake (Xi Hu). There are a few Westlake stalls in Singapore but the one that comes to mind is at Plaza Singapura. The fatty pork, the rich braised sauce; who could resist that! Those low fat zealots sure are missing out on a true delicacy.

Anyway, since my wife and I both love this dish, we tried cooking it the other day. Just happen to have frozen pork belly at home so we just marinated it heavily with dark soy, light soy, hoi sin sauce, oyster sauce, star anise and garlic. We just mixed all these marinde with the pork and chuck it into the fridge for few hours. Of course marinating it overnight would be the best but we needed it for dinner!

After the marinating process is completed, we just heated up some oil with some more garlic and pour the whole lot in stir frying slightly. I’m using a pressure cooker by the way so after the stir frying we just add in some water and pressure cook the lot for about 20 minutes.

Here’s the result…

I must say I was quite satisfied with the results. The meat was nice and soft, the gravy rich in taste and to top it off, buns bought from the supermarket and it’s absolutely fabulous. Yummy. Will definitely make this dish often in future.

Homemade Pineapple Tarts

Peiwen went over to her colleague place last Saturday to learn how to make pineapple tarts. Then the next day on Sunday, armed with the one time experience we attempted our own pineapple tarts.

Pineapple paste wet
First we cook the grated pineapples. Stir and stir.
Pineapple paste dry
After a long time. Stir and stir. See it dry up?
Pineapple paste done
After a long long time. Paste browned due to caramelization of the sugars. Done
dough mould
Mould to shape the dough
Shaped dough
Dough from the mould
Clippers
Shape the edges a some clipper like thing. Supposed to make the pastry nicer due to more surface area during baking.Clipped pastry
Nicely shaped.
Tray of tarts
Roll the pineapple paste ball shaped and put on pastry.
Tarts in oven.
And to the oven it goes.

And after that, it’s all done. As simple as that.

Sinful Brownie

What do you do when you have a microwave oven capable of convection cooking? You bake cakes and brownies of course. So behold, the brownie that my wife baked over the weekend.

Brownie

Walnut brownies topped with delightful ice cream. Will definitely help you put on the pounds that you’ve worked very hard to lose!!

It’s pretty simple to do, took about an hour to make including preparation and cooking time. Ingredients include

  • 85g self raising flour
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 250g fine sugar
  • 250g chocolate bits
  • 330g butter
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125g walnut
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

All you have to do is sift together flour and cocoa powder and add in the sugar. Then add in the butter (melted), eggs and vanilla essence and blend well. Add in the chocolate bits and walnuts pieces. Mix all these well and pour onto a baking tray.

After that just bake in oven at 180 degrees celcius for about 25-30 minutes and you’re done. Simple right? So if you have an oven, what are you waiting for, just bake your own brownie!!

Fishy Dinner

Cooked my own dinner tonight. Nothing shocking, I cook dinner at home most of the time since moving into my new home. For the skeptics out there, I’m the one that does the cooking and not Peiwen. She helps out with the preparation and cleaning whilst I do the cooking (I’ve really gotten a good deal here, since prep and cleaning are really hard…).

Bake Fish 1

Bake Fish 2

I just use frozen sutchi fillets (it’s like dory fish) which I got from NTUC. All I did was defrost the fish and marinate with

  • Olive Oil
  • Mustard
  • Basil
  • Paprika
  • Garlic and Pepper Seasoning
  • Butter

for about 30 minits. I then just popped it into the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 25 minutes uncovered. Once done I just propped the fish onto some lettuce and baby carrots and voila, it’s done! Stay tuned for more stuff I cook in future.