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Member Since: Jan. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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My husband, myself and our beautiful kids at the Singapore Zoological Gardens
About this Cook
I grew up in a rural setting where living was simple and quite primitive. Through my childhood I learnt to cook in the outdoors, bake and roast in simple methods. Baking became my favourite thing to do when I was a teenager and took it to a different level by selling what I baked. My passion for cooking grew after I was married; experimenting new recipes whilst still loving the traditional goodies.
My favorite things to cook
I have in the recent years taken more interest in preparing Asian dishes. And French too! At the moment, my favourites are French Pear Tart, French Onion Soup and Chouquettes. I love Asian snacks and desserts, Nonya classics as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love steamboat; a Chinese New Year's Eve tradition in my family. Every member would squeeze around my mother's tiny dining table eating out of a stewing soup pot (used to have coal burning in a chamber under it) with a rich stock in it along with seafood, meat, veggies and many other homemade goodies. Something we never missed with it is my mother's HOT chilli paste with lime juice and dark soy sauce in it. Yum! Another tradition now I maintain is from my husband's family: on Christmas day, we would have big fat Christmas turkey roast, herbed stuffing, ham, assortment of roasted vegies, cherries, brandied ice cream pudding, plum pudding, christmas pudding and the list goes on....yes the list actually goes on. As you can imagine, one would spend hours eating even a fraction of all that and we usually do!
My cooking triumphs
I actually cooked a good roast at my first attempt, not long after I tasted Gran's roast. I believe that was just luck.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
VERY GOOD! I set my bread maker to mix and knead (total time 6 minutes); that saves meddling with gooey dough and adding excessive flour to this excellent recipe. I also set my oven going at its LOWEST temperature for 5 minutes so it gives the dough a warm place to rise (about 1 hour), with its door ajar. It rose really well and I ended up with HUGE buns!!! I baked the buns in a 9x13 dish (they turned out soft and MOIST) but I would use muffin cups when I make them for a party (and I probably will bake it for NOT as long). Sugared buns are my husband's second religion and he certainly couldn't stop nibbling on these buns all day!!! **********YUMMYLICIOUS**********

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2005
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
The only flaw in this recipe is that it is so good I can't seem to share it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2005
Banana Pancakes I
This pancake is great! I had run out of plain flour so I used self-raising flour, but without the baking powder. I have a sweet tooth so I added another two tablespoons of sugar and only one banana. These pancakes were gone in less than a minute!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2004
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