Crumb Cake

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.
For cake:

Butter 60g

Sugar 80g ( I’m afraid the original recipe would be very sweet, so I reduced the sugar)

Egg 1

Milk 80g

Flour 140g

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.

Butter 40g

Sugar 40g

Flour 40g

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. 

Quick Chow Mein In Two Ways 两种快手炒面

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.


Sauce: 

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.

Cute Pikachu Meal 皮卡丘饭团

Pokemon Go is really popular recently. My husband is a big fan of Pokemon. He always wants a Pikachu. So I made him one today.

The original recipe is here: http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100034486/


Mix one yolk with hot cooked rice. And add some salt.

热米饭和一个蛋黄混合均匀,米饭的热度会让蛋黄凝固。加入一点盐。


Use cling wrap to make the mixture of yolk and rice the shape of Pikachu’s face.

用保鲜膜把饭团捏出皮卡丘脸的形状。


Make tamagoyaki with eggs. And cut them into the shape of Pikachu’s ears.

用鸡蛋在平底锅中做玉子烧,然后切出皮卡丘耳朵的形状。


Use seaweed to decorate the ears.

用海苔装饰耳朵。


Make Pikachu’s eyes with seaweed.

再用海苔做出皮卡丘的眼睛。


Use carrot to make Pikachu’s cheek.

用胡萝卜做出皮卡丘的脸颊。


Use seaweed to make Pikachu’s nose and mouth.

用海苔做出皮卡丘的鼻子和嘴巴。


Add one rice on each eye. Pikachu’s part is done.

每只眼睛上放上一颗大米。皮卡丘的就做好了。


I also made a pokeball with rice. The red part is coated with tomato sauce. The black part is seaweed and the button is egg white. You can also use cheese to make the button.

我还用米饭做了一只精灵球。红色的部分吐了番茄酱,黑色部分是海苔,按钮是用蛋白做的,也可以用芝士。


Add some vegetables you like. And a cute Pikachu meal is done. 

最后加一些你喜欢的蔬菜,可爱的皮卡丘饭团就完成了。

It is a good choice to put in lunch box for kids or people who just like Pokemon so much like my husband does.

A Quick Dish – Penne Salad


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.

How to cook fried beef with scrambled eggs (如何做滑蛋牛肉)

族特色名菜,属于粤菜菜系中很有特色的菜式之一,滑蛋牛肉以牛肉为主要材料。属广东家常菜,成菜色泽浅黄,肉质鲜滑,蛋香浓郁。

Recipe for fried beef with scrambled eggs:

   
Ingredients:beef,eggs,green onion,salt, sugar,cooking wine,sesame oil,black pepper powder,light soy sauce,soy sauce,starch,water

 
1,prepare all the ingredients.

2. Cut beef into thin slice. Mix beef slice with cooking wine, light soy sauce, sugar, starch, water, and a spoon of sesame oil. Marinate for 30 minutes.

   
3. Mix eggs with a spoon of water, some cooking wine and a little salt.

4. Put some cooking oil in the pan. When it is 40% hot, put beef slices into it. Stir until beef is 80% cooked. Ladle the beef slices out.

 
5. Put the beef slices into egg mixture, and put in some chopped green onion.

6. Put some cooking oil in the pan and heat it. Pull the egg mixture with beef in to. Stir fry.

   
7. Turn off the gas befor egg solidify. Top the dish with some sesame oil.

8. Eat it.

According to the recipe above, I cook the dish like this:

  
It tastes quite good.