Saturday, June 30, 2012

Baked Apples



This recipe from my bestfriend ( Mr. Malley) is easy to do and it is delicious, a good dessert for the whole family and the ingredients are easy to find. I had my first taste of it and I want to eat the whole fruit hahahaha, you should try this it is really really good.

Ingredients:
2 big Apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup Cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup water

Procedure:
1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celcius.
2. Meanwhile prepare the apple by cutting the upper and bottom parts of  it and remove the core, then divide the raisins, sugar, cinnamon powder and butter into 2 parts so that we can put it on the apples equally.
 2. After process # 1 put the apple in a baking tray then put the water. and bake it for 40 minutes or until done.
3. Cool it before serving.
Mr. Malley is ready to taste the baked Apple:-)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Cashew Nut Bread



I was eating cashew nuts when something sparks in my mind to make this bread. It's delicious and I like th smell of the cashew nut in it. Try this!

Ingredients:
5 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
3 teaspoons yeast
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup crushed cashew nuts

Procedure:
1. Combine the sugar, flour and  salt and sift together then then make a well in the middle and crack the 3 eggs there and beat it.
 2. Pour in the butter and warm milk with yeast ( let the yeast and milk stand for 10 minutes) then mix well and knead until you form a firm dough.

 3. Let the dough rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.


4. After 2 hours knead the dough again then slowly combine the crushed cashew nuts, make sure it is evenly mixed.
5. Divide the mixture into 3 then form it into your desired shape and let it stand for 45 minutes before baking it.
6. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celcius, after 45 minutes bake the bread for 15 minutes or until done.

 7. Serve it.




Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vegetable Crepe


I prepared this for my friends who love to eat vegetables and they like it a lot. I do not have much time to make the crepes so I just bought the ready to use crepes from the supermarket.

Ingredients:
6 crepes
2 cups sliced lettuce
2 big tomatoes ( diced)
1 yellow bell pepper ( diced)
1 green bell pepper ( diced)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
some cashew nuts

crepes
 Procedure:
1.  In a big mixing bowl, combine the lettuce, tomato and bell peppers

2. Add the olive oil and lemon juice mix well then add salt and pepper to taste
3. Form the crepes into cone then put the vegetable mix and top it with some cashew nuts.
4. Serve it with a smile :-).





Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ginataang Gulay na may Hipon

Simply yummy!

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo squash
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 cucumber
1 big eggplant
1 big sayote
3 cups water
2 cups pure coconut milk





Procedure:
1. Put the water in a pot and bring to boil, then put the squash and the shrimps simmer for 3 minutes.
2. Add the sayote and eggplant and simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add the okra and simmer for 2 minutes add the coconut milk and simmer.
4. Add salt if necessary and serve it hot.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Spanish Bread


Since I was young I loved Spanish bread a lot, so I decided to try baking it and it was a success. I am very happy how it turned out. So here is the simple and easy way of making it.


Ingredients:
5 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
3 teaspoons yeast
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded Cheese
bread crumbs



Procedure:
1. Combine the sugar, flour and  salt and sift together then then make a well in the middle and crack the 3 eggs there and beat it.
 2. Pour in the butter and warm milk with yeast,( let the yeast and milk stand for 10 minutes) then mix well and knead until you form a firm dough.




3. Let the dough rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.


4. After 2 hours knead the dough again and combine the shredded cheese, by using a rolling pin knead it very well and make sure that the cheese is evenly mixed. After this process, slice a portion, around 80 grams then flatten and pull to make a long sheet then roll it to form into Spanish bread,(you can mix sugar and butter for filling, I didnt put) set aside to let it rise for another 45 minutes before baking and sprinkle it with bread crumbs.

5. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celcius, after 45 minutes bake the bread for 15 minutes or until done.
 Serve it hot



Friday, June 22, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls


This is my first time to make Cinnamon rolls and I am happy with the result but if I have a time I will bake it again because from experience with this one, I know I can do it better. :-)


Ingredients:
5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup warm milk
1/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons yeast dissolve in warm milk for 10 minutes
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
sweetened cinnamon powder





Procedure:
1. Combine the sugar, flour and  salt and sift together then then make a well in the middle and crack the 3 eggs there and beat it.




 2. Pour in the butter and warm milk with yeast, then mix well and knead until you form a firm dough.



 3. Let the dough rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.
4. After 2 hours knead again the dough to remove the air and divide it into 2 and by using a rolling pin flatten each part, once it's flatten sprinkle a desired amount of cinnamon powder then condensed milk, roll it and cut into an inch size and arrange it in a baking pan then let it rise for 40 minutes before baking.



5. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees celcius, then when you bake the bread put it to 180 degrees celcius and bake the bread for 15 minutes or until done.
6. Serve it hot or you can top it with sugar glaze.




Recipe for the sugar glaze or toppings

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups  confectioners' sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
3 to 4 tablespoons water

Procedure:
1. Place the sugar in a medium bowl and slowly stir in the water,  a little at a time, to make a smooth sugar glaze.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Noodles Sinigang


This is really yummy and I was surprised when I have tasted it, it is very delicious! This recipe is a contribution from my British best friend, Mr. Malley. I am inviting everyone who loves sinigang to try this. You will really like it.
Mr. Malley


Ingredients:
250 Grams egg noodles
3 hotdogs
3 tablespoons Sinigang Mix
1/2 cup corn kernel
1/4 cup green peas
1/2 cup diced bacon ( toasted)
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
6 cups water

Procedure:
1. In a pot boil the water, then add the noodles and let it simmer for 4 minutes.
2. Add the hotdog, green peas and corn then simmer for 3 minutes then add the Sinigang Mix and continue simmering for a minute.
3. Add the bacon and white pepper then simmer for one minute then turn off the heat.
4. Serve it hot. .

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ultimate Beef Stew


Simply the best!!

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo beef
2 carrots ( slice diagonally)
3  potatoes ( quartered)
4 pieces hotdog ( sliced )
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
water


Procedure:
1. In a pot saute the garlic and onion, then add the beef and simmer for few minutes.
2. Add  soy sauce, tomato sauce, salt and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add water and let it boil, once it's boiling stir occasionally and continue the cooking until the meat is tender, if pressure cooker is available, you can pressure cook it for 15 minutes.
4. When the meat is tender, add the potato and simmer for 3 minutes, then add the carrots and hotdog.
5. Simmer until done then turn off the heat.
6. Serve it hot.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Light Salad

Today I am sick, so I just have this simple salad.

Ingredients:
1 cups sliced lettuce
1 cup sliced cabbage
1 orange
1 teaspoon olive oil
half lime
salt and pepper

Procedure:
1. Arrange the lettuce and cabbage  in a platter then sprinkle it with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
2. Top it with the orange, then serve it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fish Escabeche



One of the common dishes for fish in the Philippines is escabeche, this is made with fried fish that has a sweet and sour sauce.

Ingredients:
1 big fish (any kind of your choice)
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup ginger strips
1/4 cup sugar
1 carrot ( sliced)
1 red bell pepper ( sliced)
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water  with 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Procedure:
1. Fried the fish then set aside.
2. Saute the garlic and ginger then add the onion then add the vinegar and sugar,  mix thoroughly, then add the water and let it boil.
3. Put the carrots, simmer  for a minute then put the bell pepper.
4. Put the cornstarch mixture, stirring well until it boils, then add the fried fish, cover and simmer for few minutes to soften it then turn off the heat.
5. Serve it hot with rice :)




Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hotdog Buns



We will be travelling for 8 hours, that's why I baked this, something to munch along the way.

Ingredients:
5 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
3 teaspoons yeast
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
 1/4 teaspoon salt
some hotdog

Procedure:
1.  Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk for 10 minutes ( put the yeast and leave it for 10 minutes then mix)
2. Mix all the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, then crack the eggs and beat it there.

 3. Then pour in the butter and milk with yeast dissolved in it, mix well and fold the mixture.
   then knead  until you form a firm dough.
 4. Let it rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.

 5. After 2 hours we are now ready to use the dough, we need to knead it again then slice a portion from it, around 80 grams then flatten it for our individual bread.




6. Wrap the hotdog then let it rise for 45 minutes before baking, brush it with egg wash for a shiny effect after baking.
7. Preheat the oven 180 C, after 45 minutes of waiting for the bead, bake it for  15 minutes or until done.
8. Serve it hot.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Fried Rice ( Leftover)

Starting today I will be posting dishes made from leftover food. There are some friends who requested this category so that they can get an idea and no food will be wasted. I made this fried rice from the leftover rice yesterday. 
Just break the rice apart until it is loosen then set aside.
In a pan saute 4 cloves of garlic then add the rice and stir occasionally.
 To make it more attractive I put some minced carrots and minced fried egg. I serve it with fried dried fish. We enjoyed eating it and saved the rice from going into the trash can.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cheese Ice Cream


Cheesy and creamy ice cream that you will surely like.

Ingredients:
400 grams all purpose cream
370 grams condensed milk 
1 cup evaporated or fresh milk
3/4 cup grated cheese

Procedure:
1. Put the cream, and milks in a blender then blend well.
2. Pour in a container then mix in the cheese and put in a freezer. Wait until it's frozen.
3. Serve it with a smile and sprinkle some cheese on top.


Avocado with Chocolate Syrup

This dessert is very simple and easy to do, I made this for the kids some few months ago, and I thought of sharing it when I saw the picture today from my files. Here is how to do it.

Ingredients:

Ripe Avocados
Chocolate syrup
Grated Chocolate

Procedure:
1. Slice the avocado according to your desired size.
2. Arrange properly in the platter and put chocolate syrup then sprinkle it with grated chocolate.
3. Serve it with a smile :-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ginataang Gulay na may Tuyo



This ginataang gulay na may tuyo ( vegetables cooked in coconut milk with dried fish) is a vegetable dish that is very yummy and popular in the Philippines, although there are lots of variations in this dish depending upon each region, but the taste is still the same DELICIOUS! :-) The coconut milk makes the soup creamy and savory, perfect to partner with fried fish.



Ingredients:
1/2 kilo squash
1 sayote
1 big eggplant
10 pieces okra
2 cups pure coconut milk
3 cups water
1 big dried fish ( fried)
salt


Procedure:
1. Put the water in a pot and bring to boil, then put the squash and the fried dried fish then simmer for 3 minutes.
2. Add the sayote and eggplant and simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add the okra and simmer for 2 minutes add the coconut milk and simmer.
4. Add salt if necessary and serve it hot.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sotanghon Soup with Seafood and Quails Egg


I cooked this for a breezy afternoon yesterday, perfect for the cold weather.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo sotanghoon or cellophane noodles
6 pieces crab sticks ( sliced an inch size)
1/4 kilo shrimps
2 tablespoons fish sauce ( patis)
1 dozen hard boiled quails eggs ( peeled)
1 litre water
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup minced spring onion

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and onion.
2. Add the shrimps, fish sauce salt and pepper then simmer for few minutes.
3.  Add the water and let it boil.
4. Add the sotanghoon and simmer for 5 minutes
5. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until done.
6. Serve it hot.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Squash and Carrot Fritters


This delicious squash and carrot fritter is very easy to prepare and very economical. All we need are the following:

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded squash
1 cup shredded carrots
1 egg ( beaten)
1 onion ( minced)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
2. Spoon a portion and deep fry it until golden brown.
3. Serve it hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cheesy Macaroons



I made this cheesy macaroons because I was curious what will be the result if it is yummy or not? Well it is cheesy and yummy and I liked the cheesy smell in it.... something new. Try this recipe and you will love it.

Ingredients:
 100 grams dessicated coconut
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter ( melted)
1/2 cup grated cheese

Procedure:
1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients

2. Prepare the paper baking cups, and put the mixture into it. ( around 3/4 full)

3.  Preheat the oven at 170 degrees celsius and bake it for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Serve it :-)


Friday, June 8, 2012

Chillied Pork

Simple as it can be, this dish was not planned when I cooked it. It's just my friend wants to eat and nothing that I can serve so I checked the fridge of what I can cook and I came up with this recipe. Try it!

Ingredients:
100 grams pork ( cut thinly)
1 teaspoon chilli sauce
2 jalapeno pepper or siling haba
3 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic then add the meat and simmer for 3 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until done.
3. Serve it hot.

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