Monday, August 31, 2009

Pavlova - Recipe @ Home

It's been long since I last blogged. I've been away for about 2 weeks and just got back! Now it's time to blog again!! ^^

During the time that I was away, haven't visited any nice places nor search for any nice food... *sobs* What I did was taking up Feng Shui lesson, it's been 2 months now... Oh well, guess I'm back for good!!

Mum bought a new mixer and wanted to try out, thought of baking normal butter cake at first but I thought it's just so BORING!! Since I like Pavlova so much... I'll give it a try =D

Let's see how I did...

Pavlova w/ strawberry & golden kiwi


Part A (Meringue)
4 Large egg white
1 cup of fine castor sugar (the finer the better)
1 teaspoon vinegar (may be subtituted with vinegar, lemon
juice, cream of tartar)

Part B (Topping)
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 tbsp of granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fresh fruit - kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, passion fruit, peaches, pineapple, or other fruit of your choice

In the mixer bowl, start of with egg whites and vinegar, make sure bowl is CLEAN greaseless. Beat the whip attachment on medium low speed until it foams up till the meringue holds soft peak. Start adding sugar a tablespoon at a time and continue to beat medium-high speed until the meringue holds very stiff peak. Test whether sugar has dissolved by rubbing between your fingers. It should not feels gritty of sugar.

Gently spread the meringue inside the circle drawn on the parchment paper (baking paper, grease proof paper, or silicon paper) smoothing the edges. It doesn't have to be perfectly neat, but at least a nice flat top or with higher sides (you might want a slight well center to place whipped cream and fruits).

Put the meringue into the oven and drop the temperature to 120 celcius and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until outside is dry and takes on very pale cream color. Turn oven off and leave it to cool completely in the oven (about an hour or so).

The cooled meringue can be made and stored in cool dry place or airtight container for a few days.

Just before serving gently place the meringue onto a serving plate. Whip the cream in your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, until soft peaks form. Sweeten with the sugar and vanilla and then mound the softly whipped cream into the center of the meringue. Arrange the fruit randomly, or in a decorative pattern, on top of the cream. Serve immediately as this dessert does not hold for more than a few hours.

Serves 6 to 8

Recipe reference from --->>

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paddington House of Pancakes @ The Curve

My 2nd visit to Paddington House of Pancakes!! My camera ran out of battery the 1st visit so I didn't get to post it! *sobs* Oh well, since I visited again couple of days back now there's photos of it! =D

Passion Soda? Soda Passion? (forgotten the name)
Very aromatic passion fruit taste with hint of tingling soda, a drink where I'm sure most people would love it!!
Highly Recommended!

Lamb Chop (forgotten the name as well)
The lamb is not well marinated, almost tasteless & most of all not tender enough. The pancake that comes with it taste alright, fluffy with a lil' potato taste to it.

Steak with Fruits & Vege along with Passion fruit sauce (forgot the name again)
This could be one of their best seller for steak. I absolutely love the steak when u pour the passion fruit sauce over, Yummy!! Very different than the common black pepper sauce we use to eat.
Definately recommended for people who loves steak =D

I'll surely visit again when I have the time! I can't wait to try more of their food! Their menu have so much varieties that you just can't decide what to it. Especially having the main course looking like dessert as well is so so so tempting! *hearts*

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mango Frozen Yogurt - Recipe

"Just remember, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour"

- Ingredients -
2 cups plain yogurt
1 1/2 cup fresh mango, cubed
1 tbsp maple syrup

- Method -
Lay the cubes of mango in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze for at least 4 hours (alternatively, use frozen mango).

With a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Serve immediately or place in the freezer until ready to serve.

Serves 4

From --> Craving Greens

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recommended food blogger @ Taipei, Taiwan

Hey hungry people!! Here's a great blog I found!

Check it out!! --->>> a hungry girl's guide to taipei

She blogs everything about the food she eats around Taipei. Lots of info of where to eat, what's good and what's NOT. Photos of what she had with critics and prices, and of cos' address and map to the place as well!