Saturday, 26 January 2013

when i'm bored on the flight....

i read the home and furnishings magazines, and found interesting recipes to try!
(just uploading for my own reference)

took sia on my way home to singapore, i must say their food is getting more decent now. the pre-touchdown breakfast dimsum was actually close to street-side quality, instead of gag-i-don't-want-to-absorb-this food

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Fran came over for the weekend and we made madeleines!

Here's the recipe (really easy!):

  1. 2 eggs at room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature 
  3. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  4. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  5. 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour 12 (3 inch) madeleine molds; set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and salt at high speed until light.
  3. Beating constantly, gradually add sugar; and continue beating at high speed until mixture is thick and pale and ribbons form in bowl when beaters are lifted, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Sift flour into egg mixture 1/3 at a time, gently folding after each addition.
  5. Add lemon zest and pour melted butter around edge of batter. Quickly but gently fold butter into batter. Spoon batter into molds; it will mound slightly above tops.
  6. Bake 14 to 17 minutes, or until cakes are golden and the tops spring back when gently pressed with your fingertip.

Monday, 7 January 2013