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I guess I am not very good with making a quick 5 minute meal or perhaps the person who is lazier than me has a better idea on how to make this simple finger good food. I said this because I charred the first half of the french bread after I got carried away watching food channel.
My hubby’s face was as black and charred as the charcoal after that. heheheh He said he dont like wasting food so I still put the black bread on his plate. *palm on my face*
This time, with the other half of the french bread left and his supervision – hmm the appetizer turn out not bad!! Even better!
For your info, he doesn’t know how to cook but he seems to have many ideas when comes to food. I shall say he is a TalkChef! Talk only! In this circumstances I am the executor, sous chef he call it.
This bruschetta was his idea. Toasted French Bread Bruschetta with Garlic butter, top with Cheese, Salami and mustard.Tweet
I found half a packet of Parmesan Cheese in the fridge that expired 6 months ago and I am still keeping it, never a thought of discarding it at all. Its in the fridge for god’s sake!
I think you shouldn’t be alarmed, that I used it in this biscuit recipe. Wont die wan.. because I have proven that fact. If not I wont be sitting here to blog about it. I made this 2 or maybe 3 weeks ago I couldn’t remember. Oh.. maybe the first side effect of using expired cheese is memory loss! For those cheese expert out there, you may drop me a note to warn how can an expired cheese can kill me. Thanks!
Ingredients that you need to make this beautiful biscuit:
50gm or 1/2 cup plain flour (all purpose flour). I don’t believe flour has expiry date, if you kept it too long it might get infested by flour beetle that’s all. Anyway I kept my flour in the fridge too, no wonder my fridge is so full! omg
40gm or 3 tablespoon softened butter. These butter look ugly cause I played with it. BTW butter wont expire if you kept it in the fridge or kept it frozen.
One Egg Yolk. Don’t waste the egg white, at the same time use it as a facial mask while u make this biscuit. Keep the egg whites in an airtight container in the fridge and use whenever needed.
First, rub together the softened butter with flour in a bowl. It should resemble breadcrumbs.
Then add in the parmesan cheese, egg yolk, a pinch of salt and mix well. Knead into a dough ball, then make it into a log shape and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Make sure you wrap the dough with a plastic cling film.
After 30 min, bring out from the fridge and slice/cut the dough thinly. As thin as you can get la!
Bake for 20 minutes on 150 celcius
Tadaa!! No this is not mine! The nice nice Parmesan Thins suppose to look like this
Mine look like this:
It says in the recipe book that the Parmesan Thins if made right, is crispy and melt in mouth. Mine doesn’t melt in Mouth but its Crispy! FthatBook. The recipe book was a birthday gift last year and I am still flipping and looking at it nearly everyday before I went to bed.
I am possessed!Tweet
Recently got so ambitious about cooking and after the Pizza meal we had at The Olive Restaurant, more research done and all that, I decided to make my own Pizza from scratch! I told hubby I am going to make the dough myself and he sort of freak out.
Even after countless pleads and protest from Hubby for me to stay away from making my own pizza dough, I still try my luck on the dough he he heh heh aiyo.. I got leftover flour ma and I also bought the yeast lor! Actually I feel so proud, I found instant yeast at Cold Storage .. I didn’t even know I could get it there, Anna told me supermarket can get easily, I always thought I have to go to those bakery supplies shop.
Ah well, lets start looking at how I made the Pizza dough.
Flour, about 500gm. Salt 2 tablespoon.
Yeast 1 packet. you can stir it in the tepid water, or mix it with the dry flour directly. Up to you.
Add brown sugar 1 packet or 1 tablespoon. as usual my sugar FOC de. Can also add directly in the tepid water.
Add tepid water (not boiling hot, but warm). Kacau with a fork until all mix evenly then use your hand to knead the dough abit.
Put some olive oil all over the pot/ big plate and leave the dough to rise for 2 hours. Put olive oil so that the dough didn’t stick on the plate lor.
The pizza dough will rise like 2 times bigger. When its ready, pull a small about of dough like 1 tennis ball size, abit smaller la coz you have to pull and roll the pizza dough. I don’t have rolling pin, so I use my hand only, still you can make the crust very thin, no worry. On how to pull the dough, you can easily view it on youtube, that’s what I did. Wifi and smartphones comes in handy during this time.. kekekekkeke
So after roll out the pizza dough, place it in the pan (whatever it is call that is a good heat conductor will do). This one shown is thick crust. I made 3 thin crust at first then made another 3 thick crust after I am tired and want to abort the pizza making, not easy lor.. I need a rolling pin next time.
Add the sauce, you can use tomato puree or pasta sauce. Pasta sauce is better coz they got those herbs in it. Be generous with the amount of sauce, coz the pizza will taste better definitely.
Add Cheese!! Cheese! Cheese!
Ingredients prepared, all added with olive oil, some salt and pepper. Any seasoning you can think of also ok. The tomatoes skin removed. Got leftover bacon too.
Put it nicely and evenly..
More cheese cheese cheese.. Mozarella this time
Bake for 25 minutes
Tadaaaa!!! Mrshomely’s Pizza
Verdict from Hubby and Calvin: Still need improvement on the crust, they prefer the thin crust. Fillings and toppings is good. Need more sauce summo.
Mrshomely: halooo its not easy leh, I tired standing there do the thin crust. Buy me rolling pin next time, I make thin until u cry for more dough.
Verdict from Jor Sau Feng: Nice (FULLSTOP)
Mrshomely: I have to puji sendiri leh.. aiyo..Tweet
This is also the first time I bake a Shepherd’s Pie. Hubby is away for a few days last week, so this will be a reward for him. hehe. I bought minced lamb from Jusco. (psst. for mince meat I’d always prefer to buy from supermarket as I believe they are cleaner and less unwanted parts of meat mixed in them unlike in wet market with flies around, no quality control and unhygienic, or better u can buy a piece of meat at the supermarket and ask them mince it infront of u)
Other ingredients needed, Onion, Garlic and Mixed vegetables.
Firstly, brown the garlic.
Add in the minced meat.
A dash of salt to taste.
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce and fry fry
Add in pasta sauce, amount u like la. My hubby like alot of sauce, so I put more than half can of this.
Continue mix, stir, fry fry..
Scoop into ceramic dish and spread evenly.
Put 2 slices of cheese on top of the meat (but after cook can’t even taste the cheese.. so u can put more if you want)
Get the mashed potato ready. My mashed potato added with pepper, salt, egg yolk and butter.
Lay the mashed potato on top of the minced meat.
Put in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes.
Before its ready to serve, put some mozarella cheese on top and bake another 3-5 minutes.
Tadaa!! Ready to be served.Tweet