“Tiramisu, a coffee flavoured Italian dessert that is not uncommonly found in the cafes and bakeries in Singapore.”
Tiramisu is made of Italian airy biscuit sticks (called it the ladyfingers), soaked in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with alcohol, mostly… This popular sweet treat is not difficult to assemble. Many have been coming up with their own best version, and since it has been adapted and varied so much in order to blend into the culture and taste of the people in different countries, as for the homemade, we, too, make and try to achieve the best recipe that suits our very own tastebud.
Saw some posts about this hidden heart cake for Valentine’s Day, and I couldn’t stop myself for making one in this sweet festive day. It’s not difficult to bake this, but takes long time to assemble the whole thing. It took me 3 hrs for the whole process.
Hard effort paid off in the end. It was indeed romantic to be able to eat this ‘sweet hidden heart’ with the one you loved. Real romantic and heart warming.
“A ‘copy-cat’ recipe that worth following, giving you healthier new year goodies!”
Obviously I did not create this recipe. I am not the first few to make this snack, too. I was just following the ‘trend’, if you already are making it or have done it many time. For Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, for your own consumption or as gift during new year visits. It’s surely healthier (it’s air-fried) for you and your wallet! It’s easy, too!
Yields 1 tub
1 packet of crab (flavored) sticks, 250g
Pinch of sugar
Drizzle of oil
“Prawns in simple & quick cooking tonic Dong Quai soup, cook this during rainy or cold night, hearty and healthy.”
Dong Quai (“Dang Gui“, in Mandarin), or its Medical name, Angelica Sinensis, has a unique pleasant sweet taste. This Chinese herb is also known as female ginseng. However, it could be taking by the whole family, including my little boy. :)
500g of medium sized whole prawns, trimmed
5-6 thin slices of Dong Quai (当归片)
1 tablespoon of Hua Diao rice wine
1 teaspoon of wolfberries
1 thick slice of ginger, peeled
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of brown sugar
This is my mashed potato in super smooth consistency. The secret? No secret… Simply blend the potato instead of just smashing it with fork. :)
As for my peppery sauce, it was simple to cook, and flavorsome to taste, making the mashed potato side a hit on our New Year Eve dinner feast. We all loved it a lot. And since I used only milk to cook the gravy, it might not as smooth texture as using heavy cream. Hence, the alternative is to use chicken stock plus heavy cream, instead of milk ya. But for me, I’ll stick to this leaner recipe for now. :)