April 27, 2012

Pecan Sticky Bun ...

When I first saw Wendy posting this , I immediately fell in love with it . I have always love caramel and nuts , not to mention cinnamon rolls .. LOL ... The only problem I have is , I don't own any bread machine , which make the process of kneading a bit tough for me as I have to either use my pair of hand or the mixer to do the job ... Poor mixer ... LOL... Since I have to send my mixer back for warranty claim , which means I won't be able to bake any bread or buns for the time being until my mixer is back. All simply because I am lousy when it comes to kneading sticky bread dough...
I love the taste of this bun . This is definitely a keeper. I did reduce the amount of honey and golden syrup to half of the original recipe.  It turns out to be superb. No words can actually describe this yummy buns. You have to try it yourself to know it ... LOL ... I have to thanks Wendy for sharing this great recipe .
Please hop over to Wendy's blog Table for 2 ..... or More  for the recipe . I am glad to visit all my favourite blog during my free time. Browsing thru their post makes me wanna try all of it ... LOL... then my "to-do-list" is growing yeah .... Enjoy your Pecan Sticky Bun yeah

April 26, 2012

Stir Fry Butter Squids with Ginger and Garlic .... and not one but 2 Awards

I seldom post about my cooking, not because I don't cook often, but its because everyone seems hungry and can't wait to sink their spoons and fork into the dish before I can even lift up my DSLR.. LOL.. Since I reach home early yesterday , I actually have some extra time to prepare dinner earlier and take a few shots of the dish.
This is actually a very simple yet tasty dish . It took me less than 20 minutes to get it ready to be serve on the dining table . Simply irresistible dish . Try it yourself and you'll know what I mean . I remember getting this recipe from one of my very old recipe book , but I can't quite remember which book .I am so used to preparing this dish , I can't quite remember the exact amount of sauces and ingredients needed . 

Stir Fry Butter Squids with Ginger and Garlic 
300g   Squid [ own preference ] 
3cm    Ginger [ chop coarsely ] 
5pips  Garlic [ peel and chop coarsely ]  
Some chili padi [ optional ] 
1tbsp  Light Soy Sauce
1tbsp  Oyster Sauce 
2tbps  Water 
1/2tsp Sugar 

1/   Clean the squid and cut into bite sizes . Blanch squid in boiling water , strain and set aside .
2/   In a medium bowl , mix all ingredients for sauce and stir well to mix.
3/   Heat up 2 tbsp butter / margerine in a non-stick pan. Add in chopped ginger, garlic and chili padi. Stir fry at medium heat till fragarant. Add in squid and stir fry for further 5 minutes 
4/   Add in the sauce and stir fry till well mix and simmer at medium low fire for another 3 minutes stirring constantly . Dish up and serve with rice . 

Enjoy your Stir Fry Butter Squid with Ginger and Garlic !!!!

The happiest moment for a new blogger like me is when we actually receive award from our blog buddies. I am so happy today to learn about the award . I am so happy and glad to receive this two award from Anuja of Simple Baking. It really brightens up my day . 



Rules for both the awards are :
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this Award and link them back.
2. Say some 5 random facts about you.
3. Spread the  joy by nominating other bloggers.
4. Convey the blogger about the nomination. 

Random facts about me :
1. I am always independent , thats me yay ;) 
2. I am a fussy person, as in I like to see my kitchen clean and neat . No one dares to mess with it ;) 
3. I am glad to be a mother of three 
4. I love books fiction, non-fiction, recipe books... u name it all 
5. I love to watch CSI , oh yeah very very much in love with that . 

I would like to share this award with my beloved blogger : 
1. Joyce of kitchen flavours
2. lena of frozen wings
4. Min of Min's Blog 

I enjoy and love reading all their post . Wish everyone a wonderful day ahead !!!