I found the recipe online:http://www.food.com/recipe/new-jersey-crumb-cake-33645
This is my first crumb cake. And It turned out to be a big success. I did a little change based on the original recipe.
Sugar 80g ( I’m afraid the original recipe would be very sweet, so I reduced the sugar)
Baking powder 1tsp
Vanilla extract 1/2tsp
For topping :
Biscuit mix is used in original recipe. I changed it. I used flour and ground almond powder instead. I reduced butter and sugar too. Cos my husband is on a diet.
Ground almond powder 20g
Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Beat egg and milk, mix with butter.
3. Add flour and baking powder to the butter mixture. Then add in vanilla extract.
4. Pour batter into pan.
5. For topping: put all the topping ingredients in a bowl. Rub them by hand. And they will become crumb.
6. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter in the pan.
7. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Bake for 30 mins. ( you can check with a toothpick. Poke the cake with toothpick, if it comes out clean, then the cake is done).
Powdered sugar is used to top the cake when cool. I didn’t use it.
It tastes really good. Since I reduced sugar, it’s not too sweet.
The topping is very crunchy.
I found this amazing recipe on http://www.food.com
I made a little change according to it:
Cocoa powder 30g
Sugar 150g ( I already reduced sugar based on original recipe but still found it is very sweet.)
Procedure is almost same as original recipe:
1. Melt butter, add flour, cocoa powder and sugar.
2. Add in eggs. Stir well.
3. Pour into pie plate.
4. Preheat oven to 190 degree C, bake for around 30 mins. (After 30 mins, the edge is a little burnt, so I think maybe 25 mins is also fine.)
In the plate topped with some cream and fruits. It is very soft inside actually. Outside is a bit crunchy.
When I don’t have enough time to cook meal or I feel like being lazy, I will choose to cook Chow Mein (fried noodles).
1. Vegetable Chow Mein (蔬菜炒面）
Chop onion, shiitake,bell pepper and carrot into thin slices.
Heat the oil in the pan. Stir fry onion first.
Then add in carrot and shiitake. Stir fry for a while.
Noodles (I used udon, and noodles should be soaked in water till they get soft.) and bell pepper at last. Stir fry evenly.
Add in a little dark soy sauce and salt. Stir evenly.
Then add a little water. Because the udon is uncooked, so it should be braised for 2-3 minutes.
When the water is about to dry, add in some lettuce.
Stir fry till the sauce is dry.
2. Soy Sauce Chow Mein
Put udon in boiled water for three minutes. Then ladle them out and drain them.
Light soy sauce: 2 tsp
Dark soy sauce: 1 tsp
Salt: a little
Sugar: 1 tsp
Cooking wine: a little
SHAOHSING RICE COOKING WINE 2x750ML
Heat the oil in the pan. Put in cabbage slices. Stir fry for a minute or two.
Then add in cooked udon.
And the sauce.
Stir fry them evenly for 1 or 2 minutes.
And it’s done.
You can add a fried egg, if you like.
Just serve with soup and some easy snacks. That’s not bad for an easy and quick meal.
This is an easy and quick dish made of vegetables.
Chop pumpkin, garlic, celery, and carrot into small pieces.
Heat the oil in the pan. Put garlic in first.
Then the carrot and celery. Stir fry a little.
Pumpkin at last. Stir fry for around 2 minutes.
Then add in enough water that covers all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.
When the vegetables soften, use blender to smash them.
Put the smashed mixture of vegetables back into the pan. Heat it again. Because the smashed mixture is very condensed, you can add in some water.
Then add a little milk and salt. Keep stirring. It will be done once boiled again. After milk added in, the color will become a little lighter.
You can add a little herbs or spices you like.
And you can also make a little decoration for it. Just spread several milk drops onto the surface, and use a toothpick draw on it. Yeah, I’m not good at it. The white part I drew is not that beautiful.
The soup tastes great. The pumpkin I used is kind of sweet. Carrot and celery make it healthier.
The other day I used canned cream of mushroom to cook this dish. It turned out very good and it’s also very convenient.
Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Soup, Cream of Mushroom, 10.75 Ounce (Pack of 24)
That’s the canned cream of mushroom I used.
Cut the vegetables into medium pieces. I chose onion, carrot and broccoli.
Broccoli needs to be boiled in the water for 3 minutes.
Heat the oil in the pan.
Put in the bacon bits. Stir fry til bacon gets a littles burned.
Put in onion and carrot. Stir fry a little.
Then pour in water over all the vegetables. Cover the pan with lid.
When carrot pieces become soft, add in the canned cream of mushroom. Keep stirring.
When cream is mixed well with water, and the soup becomes condensed, put in broccoli. Cook for another minute. Add a little salt and black pepper powder if you think it tastes a little plain.
Ready to serve. Very quick and easy.
Spread some salt and black pepper powder on salmon steak. Let them stay for several minutes.
Put very little oil in the pan, and fry each side of the steak for 2-3 minutes.
Add some vegetables and lemon slices. I dressed the dish with sauce I made, which contained black pepper powder, sugar, dark sauce and water. My husband loved it.
A quick dish is ready in 10 minutes.
The dough needs to be put in the fridge for over 24 hours.
Flour around 200g
bicarbonate around 3g
Baking soda around 3g
Salt around 4g
Mix them well.
Butter around 140g,
Brown sugar around 100g
White sugar around 70g
Whip them till the butter’s color turns light.
Then add one egg and a little vanilla esscence. Keep whipping for another minute.
Mix Part A with Part B well.
Add in chocolate chips. Mix well.
Then put the dough in a bag or a box and put it in the fridge for over 24hrs.
Preheat oven with 175degree.
Divide the dough into small parts.
Make them in ball shape. Cos they will expand during baking, so make sure there is enough space for them to expand.
Bake for around 15mins.
Crunchy outside but soft inside. They taste really good.
Cut potato and onion into small pieces. (Here I used two potatoes and one onion.)
Heat the oil in the pan. Put in the bacon bits.
When the bacon bits get a little burnt, take them out.
Stir fry onion first.
Then the potato pieces.
Add in enough water that covers potato pieces. Boil them till potato gets soft.
Use blender to smash potatoes.
Put smashed potato back into the pan.
Add a little water or the soup will get burnt easily. Also add in light cream, salt and black pepper powder. Keep stirring till all the things mix well.
Ladle the soup out into bowl, and add in the bacon bits.
Get penne cooked first.
Chop a cucumber into thin slices.
Half boiled egg:
Put egg and cold water in a pot. Don’t put the lid on. Heat the pot until many big bubbles appear at the bottom. Then turn off the stove and remove the pot. Cover the pot with lid for two minutes. Then take the egg out and put it into cold water.
Mix the penne with cucumber slices, half boiled egg, and salad cream.
The penne salad is done.