Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 - Pineapple Jam Tarts

Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is only days away. The first day of the Year of the Goat/Ram/Sheep starts on 19 February 2015. In our family, the celebrations for the new year is not complete without our favourite cookies - Pineapple Jam Tarts.

I cooked the pineapple jam a few weeks ago, and kept it the fridge. Today, we made the tarts - about 200+. I follow this recipe that has been passed on to me from my Mum.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar

I am always looking for homemade alternatives to buying packaged food from the supermarket. Granola or muesli bars are handy to have in the pantry either for breakfast on the go, snacks at school or whilst on the go. During the weeks leading up to start of the new school year, many recipes for lunchboxes were shared across social media. I can't remember who shared this Chocolate Chip Granola Bar recipe by Fifteen Spatulas but I am grateful I came across it. 

The granola bars of the crunchy type; not chewy which some prefer. I love the mild taste of coconut which is not overpowering. I also reduced the amount of sugar as I knew the natural taste of honey and also the sweetness from the dark choc chips is sufficient. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chicken and Chorizo Casserole

I am grateful to my hubby who helps with the cooking especially on weekends. I usually set the menu and he executes it. Recently we bought some delicious smoky chorizo at the local farmers market. Together with some chicken thigh cutlets on the bone, he made a yummy Chicken and Chorizo casserole. His method is based on Maureen's Chicken and Chorizo recipe. He didn't add the mushrooms as our girls are not keen on mushrooms. They did give Daddy two thumbs up for the dish - which means it's a winner in our home. 

He used our new Le Creuset shallow casserole dish (in red). I absolutely love that casserole dish.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pineapple Jam Tarts - Chinese New Year

As mentioned in my previous post, Chinese New Year is not far away. My family loves the Pineapple Jam tarts that I make once a year. I made the pineapple jam on the weekend; next step is to make the pastry and tarts this coming weekend. 

Here's the link to my recipe