Add in enough water that covers potato pieces. Boil them till potato gets soft.
I promised my husband that I would make hamburger for him. And today I tried.
First, I baked black sesame round bun.
Plain flour around 40g
Sugar around 30g
Salt around 3 g
Yeast around 3 g
Add in 15g butter. Just knead, knead and knead. If you are really stressed out recently, it’s a good way to release your negetive energy outwardly. You can even punch the dough. When the butter is completely absorbed by the dough, you can stop and take a rest. Kneading really takes a while.
Then put the small dough on the baking pan and put the baking pan into the oven. Place a bowl of hot water under the baking pan. If the water gets cold, replace it with another bowl of hot water.
When the small dough expands again to 1.5 or twice of their size, they can be taken out.
Preheat the oven with 180 degree.
And bake them for around 18 mins.
You can design your own burger with this round bun, and of course you can make it bigger if you want.
This round bun can also be good if you just spread jam in it.
Compared to fried fish in western countries, Chinese people always choose to cook fish in different ways, like fish soup, braised fish in brown sauce, or steamed fish.
I bought this sea bass from supermarket. Yet, I found it too big and we didn’t have a pan big enough to cook it. So I decided to divided it into two parts. Fish head for the soup. Fish body and tail for the braised one.
Fish head soup is very popular in China, since many people think this dish is very good for health. Nutritious elements in fish will be contained in the soup.
It is not difficult to make fish soup.
1. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry two sides of the fish head. When the color turns a little brown, pour in the hot water.
2. Add two or three ginger slices, salt and green onion.
3. Cook the soup with low heat. The longer you cook it, the whiter will the soup color become.
4. When the soup color turns milky white, add some tofu ( better be silken tofu) slices into it.
5. Cook for another 20 minutes or so.
I really think silken tofu is a perfect match to fish soup.
Braised fish in brown sauce
This dish can be done while fish soup on the stove.
1. Similar to the soup above. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry two sides of the fish body. When the color turns a little brown, add in a little light soy sauce, dark soy sauce （light soy sauce contains salt, dark soy sauce is for dark color) and sugar.
2. Make the fish coated with sugar soy sauce. And pour in hot water.
3. Put in some ginger slices. Cover the pan with lid.
4. When the sauce in the pan become less than 1/4. Take the fish out.
5. Keep hearing the sauce in the pan until it becomes very condensed. And pour it onto the fish.
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.
This is a healthy and quick dish.
Marinate shrimps with 1 tsp light sauce, 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp starch.
Stir fry vegetables for 1-2 minutes.
Butter around 25g
Heat butter and chocolate in a bowl which is in hot water.
Keep stirring till they melt.
Remove them from hot water to get cool.
Whip an egg with around 15g sugar till the color becomes light.
Do make sure the chocolate is cool already.
Put around 15g flour into the mixture. Stir evenly. Then put the bowl into fridge for 30 minutes.
Brush butter onto the inner wall of baking bowl.
Put into oven for ten minutes.
Try to scoop it with a small spoon.
And you will be surprised!
Boneless chicken leg around 300g
Marinate chicken with
1 tsp light sauce
1 tsp dark sauce
1 tsp cooking wine
1 tsp starch
For 15 mins.
Prepare vegetables: onion, carrot, green chili, ginger, celery.
I always doubt whether my pan is actually a mirror. 🙂
When the chicken become shrank and the edge become a little burnt, it can be taken out.
Heat the pan and put all the vegetables in it.
If you don’t want your dish to be very spicy, you can put the chili minutes later than other vegetables.
Put the chicken into the pan. Stir fry them for around 2 minutes. Add a little salt if you think it tastes a little plain.
Ready to serve.
Original recipe :
It’s a special way to make pancake, because oven is used instead of pan.
I made some change according to the original recipe above:
Flour around 80g
Sugar around 30g
Baking soda 1 tsp
Salt 1/8 tsp
Mix all of them well.
Milk around 150g
Yogurt around 25g
Oil ( I used canola oil) around 25g
Vanilla esscence 1 tsp
Mix them well.
Add some blueberries. Stir again.
Before put into the oven, spread some blueberries on the surface of batter.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Blueberries will burst and the house is full of fragrance.
My husband wanted to have beef steak, but we didn’t have any at home. So I cooked Pork Wellington using the recipe of Beef Wellington.
The result was surprisingly good. Pork tested very tender and juicy.
The following is an easy way to cook pork in this way:
1. Boil some water in the pot, and put ribs into it until ribs’ color turn white. Take the ribs out and put them aside to cool.
2. Pour some oil in a pan. When the oil is heated, put some ginger slices in it. And then the ribs. Fry the ribs till their surface turn golden yellow.
3. Pour 1 spoon of cooking wine into the pan, then 2 spoons of soy sauce, then 3 spoons of vinegar, and 4 spoons of sugar at last. Stir fry to make sure ribs are coated with sauce. Pour in some water till all ribs are covered.
4. When the water becomes much less, turn up the heat. Spread some white sesame. Keep stir frying. The dish is done when the sauce is almost dry.