kieslin: (belphegor)
As much as I love cooking, I freely admit that I will happily let someone cook for me so I don't have to do it.

My brother has an aptitude for it though. That and he is infinitely more patient than I am. And he has more time to do so. He was nice enough to make chicken tempura tonight. It was very yum.

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Behold, the microwave brownie of awesome.

I got bored and felt like baking. I curse the people who introduced me to the wonder of baking with a microwave. I find myself getting creative with the ingredients when I have to make do with what's in the pantry. Tastes really nice though. Very moist and rich. Probably didn't really need to add the chunks of chocolate. Very rich by itself and the chocolate migrated to the centre for some reason anyway.

Next time, I think I'll add chopped walnuts, skip the extra chocolate and place it in a square dish as opposed to the round dish. Not to mention cut it so it looks like a brownie. As it is, it looks like a giant cake-cookie.
kieslin: (Default)
My brother had a craving for cake and I wanted to try making one in the microwave. Since we had no eggs, milk but everything else I adapted a vegan cake recipe to make this.
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Milo/cocoa
chocolate chunks

In a stone bowl, mix everything but the chunks of chocolate first until it's a smooth mixture. Fold in the chunks of chocolate. Stick the bowl in the microwave for 3.5 minutes. The time is based on a 1200W microwave. Use a palette knife to go around the edges before turning over onto a plate.

Read more... )

Tastes best when eaten warm. It's preferable to make small batches as it dries out when put in the fridge.
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This is what happens when you are an exec, have too many tasks but are afraid to look at them and spend the night gasbagging away.
Couldn't find the crepe pan, so used a simmer pan and I think I might have turned the heat up too high. Am used to making crepes not pancakes. I was trying to make them 12cm like the ones that work sells pre-packaged. Their pancakes are artificial but very round and thick.
Misjudged the bubbling and when to turn over. I should have gotten a bigger/deeper dish rather than the teacup dish because I definitely did not expect it to melt that fast.
kieslin: (Default)
Made with beef this time around.
Used half the amount of coconut this time...probably because I used a pot as opposed to a wok. And turned out much better. So much spicier this time around.
Plated up with rice.

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The photo's a little dark but it's supposed to be a red curry.
I was craving Thai curry but I think I may have overcooked it a tad as it's a lot thicker and creamier than expected. I forgot how easily coconut milk can reduce.
I was trying it with veal, potatoes, carrots and peas which are probably buried underneath there somewhere.......
Still, it has a lovely bite to it. I think instead of green peas, I'll try snow peas next time.


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