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Happy Mother’s Day!

10 May

I cooked mango nutella crepes for my mom this morning. This was my first time making crepes but they came out really tasty. Only bad thing was that my mom wanted to wait until everyone got one to eat so they were not crispy. They’re meant to be eaten right out of the pan. Anyway, it was delicious!! Super easy too because you mix the batter the night before.

crepes with nutella, mango and fresh whipped cream

I followed the crepe recipe from Mike’s Table but left out the zest by accident. Only killed one crepe by flipping too soon (it ripped) then my dad was helping and killed two more.. haha. Spread the Nutella on once it’s flipped and add mangoes.  The mangoes were Champagne mangoes that are on sale now. Top with more mangoes, freshly whipped cream and shredded sweetened coconut.

We also had biscuits (Grand’s) with strawberry jam and faux sausage patties (Gimme Lean). I usually would scramble some eggs too to go with sausage but we had eggs for breakfast yesterday.

mother's day breakfast

For dinner I made Kabocha Squash Lasagna, a vegetarian dish. I followed this recipe by Gavan Murphy. It came out really nice and satisfying. Make sure you add salt and pepper to the veggies and the ricotta mixture and taste. Mine was a tiny but under salted. We also had steak on the side.

kabocha squash lasagna

Mother’s day isn’t complete without a cake! I went for something simple and made Strawberry Cotton Cake by Life as an h4. What a simple recipe! I whipped it up in less than 15 minutes and it only baked for 30 minutes. Looked and tasted JUST like the Chinese bakery sponge cakes wrapped in paper (zi bao dang gou). I had no idea what cotton cake was but I trusted this blogger, she has great recipes. This recipe is also available in Chinese with more pictures (click on her cakes link). I left out the strawberry liquor (didn’t have) and added toasted coconut extract to the cream.

cotton cake with strawberries and coconut whipped cream

slice of yumminess

Five minute mango ice cream and puppy cookies

29 Jul

Freeze some mango chunks and blend with some sugar and cream and what do you get? Five minute mango ice cream! Smooth and creamy soft serve style. Freeze for a bit to make it scoopable. We just ate it right out of the blender. Probably easier to make with a food processor.

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Doggy shaped cookies made with Ovaltine! Ovaltine is a delicious chocolate malt drink mix. Usually we mix it with warm milk and sugar and it’s a great hot chocolate replacement. My bottle is the European formula which may make a difference in whether it has sugar or not. The cookies were based off of the doggy cookies made out of Horlicks so that’s why mine are darker.

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Here’s the original recipe:
Horlicks Puppy Cookies (for humans)
Ingredients:
(makes about 48 cookies)

180g butter, soften at room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)
80g Horlicks (original flavour)
200g top flour or cake flour
25g corn flour
25g milk powder
100g chocolate chips
some chocolate rice
some Koko Krunch

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 140deg C. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
2. Sieve top flour, corn flour and milk powder.
3. Cream butter and Horlicks for about three minutes at low speed. Do not overbeat.
4. Put in top flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about one minute to form
dough.
5. Divide dough into 10g each. Put three chocolate chips into each piece of dough and roll into balls.
6. Insert two pieces of Koko Krunch to form the ‘ears’, chocolate rice for the “eyes”, and a chocolate chip in the centre for the ‘nose’.
7. Bake at 140 deg C for about 25 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may take another 5 to 10 minutes more for the cookies to be ready.
8. Leave to cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

Recipe from here. Also on craftster.

I substituted Ovaltine for Horlicks and added about 1/2 cup of white sugar because I like my cookies sweet. The original recipe does not make very sweet cookies. I also made mine bigger and cut out ears because that brand of cereal is not available in the U.S. and I couldn’t find a replacement. Since mine are bigger, I made only about 24 cookies.

Woof woof! O_O
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