Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vegetable porridge

My father -in-law is not filling well, no appetite to eat rice. I decided to look into my recipe book to cook something different from the usual teo chew porridge.  Finally settled to cook vegetable porridge.  Checked the refrigerator and found these green veges and some dried prawns.

the ingredients
1 cup of rice
4 stalks of veges(any type of veges)
4 tbs of dried prawns
8 cups of water
salt and pepper to taste

Wash the rice, add in the water to soak for 20 minutes.  Cook the rice and bring to boil, turn the fire to low to cook for half an hour.
Wash the vegetables and cut into 3 cm in length. Wash the dried prawns, soak and  cook with the porridge. Add in the vegetables when the porridge is ready. Add salt to taste.  Serve hot with dash of pepper.

Mm.... look so appetizing and taste good too.  I will and have to cook many other porridge for the next few days.

Birthday cake

Tomorrow will be Mei Wan's birthday. I promised to bake her chocolate cake but I changed my mind. I bake her a butter cake with butter cream and fondant decoration that I learnt recently.  I made some flowers and leaves from the fondant icing in advance.

These are the pink and yellow roses and the green leaves made from the fondant.

I bake a butter cake this morning. Cool it and decorated with the butter cream and the fondant flowers.

This is the first time I do cake decoration.  I am not very satisfied because the stars that squeezed out were not even in sizes, but proud of my fondant flowers. I will improve in my technique of cake decoration in the future, practice make perfect.

Completed with the decorations, put in a box and sent it to Mei Wan in her office.  She was so happy to receive the cake. I am glad that she like it.