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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Apple Muffins

Ingredients (12-14 muffins)
1 apple
40g sugar*
★200g flour
★6g baking powder
★3g cinnamon (optional)
♡60g sugar*
♡2 eggs
♡100ml oil
♡20ml milk
*These quantities of sugar are based on a Japanese recipe, so you will probably be dissatisfied if you don't increase them.

  1. Peel and core the apple, and cut into small pieces about 5mm in thickness. Place in a bowl and cover with the 40g of sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk all of the ♡ ingredients.
  3. Add the apples to the bowl from Step 2, then sift in the ★ ingredients while mixing roughly and deeply (uhh lost in translation) with a rubber/silicone spatula.
  4. Fill the muffin cups to about half or two-thirds full, then bake at ~355 F for 15 minutes.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Steamed fish and "clear cooked" vegetables

I felt like keeping it simple tonight, so I made the following simple dishes, and they seemed to work well:

Pseudo Cantonese steamed fish (because the real version is harder)
Fish (usually sea bass, though I used tilapia)
Soy sauce
A dash of sesame oil
Place all in bowl.  Steam until cooked.  (I had rice cooking and used the steamer above the cooker)

"Clear cooked" vegetables
Spinach (dou miao works too...)
Fry up garlic until brown.  Throw in vegetables.  Add some water and cover.  Turn heat low and simmer until it's cooked to your taste.

Both really simple.  Both yummy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Salvaging freezer burnt food?

Hi guys,

My mom insisted I take home Thanksgiving turkey/brussel sprouts/stuffing.  Naturally I wasn't keen on eating them right after Thanksgiving, so I put them in the freezer.  Unfortunately, they look badly freezer burnt.  Any suggestions on creative ways to salvage them?  I feel bad tossing out my mom's Thanksgiving food...

Thanks in advance!