Cooking Indonesian Chicken

Cooking Indonesian Chicken

Cooking Indonesian Chicken Indonesian cooking share many similarities with its Asian counterparts especially the Malaysian dishes. Indonesian dishes are rich in various contrasting flavors, colors and textures. Usually you will find rice, fish, chicken or other meat as part of the main dish along with some chillies or sambal (a local chilly paste). During the colonial times, the Dutch introduced elaborated buffet’s to the Indonesians with dozen of side dishes of different variety. Raw vegetables and sambal are very common in any Indonesian cuisine. Foods are rich in...
Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow roasted cherry tomatoes are simple to do and is a great way to get those sweet ripe tomato’s to release their optimum flavours. They are great to add to Pasta or making a sauce. They are scrumptious on some garlic rubbed toasted bread crisps. They a real nice flavour to salads and stuffing. Lots of times during the winter months, I purchase the smaller tomatoes on the vine. In my opinion they carry the most flavour during the lower hours of needed sunlight. After a few days I will line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees....
Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb

Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb

Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb At the start of the spring I look to see how my rhubarb patch is coming. My mom used to put an ash bushel basket over top the plants to force the plant to grown smaller leaves and spend more energy on a stronger stalk. I have tried this and it makes the stalks sweeter and more crimson in colour. Very tasty also. I love to make this coffee cake recipe that was once served at our family gatherings for breakfast. A big pot of good fresh ground roast coffee go together nicely with this cake. Some mornings especially when it’s cold and damp...
The Knotty Pine Banana Cake

The Knotty Pine Banana Cake

The Knotty Pine Banana cake I have made this Banana cake recipe many times. It was one of the Jill Jacques originals and also was modified over the years!This cake is the more authentic one if you use just shortening  but using half shortening half unsalted butter is a more 70/80’s.All dry ingredients are done by weight and wet by fluid oz.Banana Cake Loaf ingredients are;Shortening 18 ozWhite sugar 36 oz Real vanilla extract 1 tsp Eggs 16.2 oz. [9medium] Banana’s 32 oz Fresh flour 51.3 oz. Baking powder 1.2 oz Baking soda 1 oz salt .06 oz Buttermilk 3 cups. Method; Cream...
Very Sticky Toffee Pudding

Very Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding A good sticky toffee pudding should be more than simple sugar hit. Some of the British cooks I work with show me a lot about the English ways of cooking home comfort foods that they were brought up on! This British lady baker made me this most scrumptious sticky toffee pudding at the Rim Rock Resort. Lots of touring Brits and Scots, stayed at this hotel and I was taken aback by their love for this treat. It was very tasty and sure hit all the right notes for a good dessert finish. It took me a few trial and errors to perfect the right texture and...