Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 7 - A Day of Celebration

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Wow, I haven't posted for the longest time! But this post will be three posts in one. I will try to cover all everything food related!

Okay here we go.
During baking class we made creme caramel. It was pretty easy and fast. This is one of my favourite desserts by far, since its so rewarding.

First you need to make the caramelized sugar by boiling it till it is amber brown. Then you remove the heat and dispense on your tin cups. Let that sit for a while and make your custard.

Heat up some milk and add any flavour you want. I added cinnamon sticks. Let the flavour infuse with the milk for about 10 mins or so. The longer it sits, the more flavour.

When its about right, break 4 eggs in a bowl. Mix in vannila extract, sugar and whip until you have a good mixture going. Slowly add the milk while mixing. Then pour the filling in the cups and bake for 40 mins.
















Today, I went to Hoof Cafe. This place is known for its food and atmosphere. When we got there, we had to wait for 45mins! But it took us a while to get down there so we waited and chatted for a bit. Soon after 30 mins or so we finally got a table and ordered from the menu. The menu didn't have much and it was on a chalk board which. I ordered the "suckling egg benny" and she ordered the "fried squid sammy." Both of us had no idea what we ordered but I thought the egg benny would be a safe choice for me.

Overall the food was great, it had a nice small town cafe feel to it. It's hard to explain but you have to check it out. 



presentation was excellent

Down the street was this dessert place called Nadege.(sp?) It's a small bakery filled with baked goods. They had sandwiches and coffee / tea. Perfect for a afternoon tea time get together. There were tables for people to sit and enjoy the goods, along with take out. We sat down and pigged out on desserts. =)





Oh this is Charlie =)

tight parking

So today was valentine's day. A day of love! So why not celebrate? I made fried egg noodles with portabello mushroom. Using the mushroom as a plate for the noodles.

Presentation is everything to me. =)

Here's how it went down.

-Pre heat the oven to 350c
- marinate the mushrooms with olive oil, salt and pepper
- bake for 25 mins

Noodles:
- bring a pot of water to a boil
- cook for 2-3 minutes on high
- add salt

Stir fry
- heat up sliced shallots
- add slice red chilli
- a clove of garlic
- diced ginger
- slice cabbage
- paprika
- water
- soy sauce
- carrots
- tomato paste
- then add the noodles and stir / season accordingly.

Now that you have everything, all you need to do is just build the dish and you are ready to serve. =) To me the noodles was a bit cold because I took so long to arrange the dish. So make sure you serve immediately!

=D

creme caramel

what a card haha thanks.

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