My first french toast


 So this is the first time I made french toast. I never thought that would be so easy and simple.

I’m glad with the result, taste good, looks lovely just like when you buy in brunch cafe for insane price (at least for me).

Here is the recipe (works for my reminder), and the amount is up to you:

Milk bread (not too thin slices)

Egg

Milk

Cinnamon

Butter

Mix the milk+egg+cinnamon. Batter the bread with the mixture for few minutes. Heat the pan and melt the butter. Fry the battered bread just like a toast.

Enjoy the toast with anything you like. Here I used icing sugar for the sprinkle (most of people use maple syrup), ate it with smoked salmon and scramble egg.

Sure to make it again.

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Night baking: Banana pound cake

So, I am spending this whole week only with this little girl since my husband is in a trip to Boston for a conference. It wasn’t so easy to do all the things by myself. Tons of works and cold are running these days. I couldn’t sleep late to do other things because of the cold is messing me around. Still to do the best for everything.

Baking is one of my favorite things to do at home. To stretch out my mind, I decided to bake something. I found ripe bananas that sold in very cheap price. Should be perfect to make banana cake. No special recipe, just try to mix all. Super easy, resulted in moist and rich banana taste.

banana cake

I think I need to put the detail here for myself 😀

125 g of butter (melted)

3/4 cup of sugar

2 large eggs

3 ripe bananas (crushed)

1,5 cup of all purpose flour

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of baking soda

How it works:

  1. Add the sugar into melted butter and whisk well.
  2. Add the eggs one by one while stirring.
  3. Add the well crushed banana, and mix completely.
  4. Mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together (dry mixing)
  5. Add the dry mixture into the butter mixture.
  6. Pour into the cake pound tray that covered with bake paper.
  7. Bake for 40 mins in 170 deg Celcius.
  8. Add sugar that mixed with lemon zest for the icing for finishing.
  9. Enjoy!

Berry berry juice

It is the season of strawberry. I could finish a package of them in one time, so does Tanya. Another good thing that is going on here there is blueberry on SALE! I feel so happy, simply because I could not afford to buy it anytime I want due to the price here, andddd… It is fresh blueberry. I got two packages of fresh blueberries and a package of strawberry. Let’s make some juice and maybe blueberry cake later.

Today, Tanya just got recover from fever. We didn’t really know what happened, but as long as I have the paracetamol with me and she still could eat I don’t want to rush taking her to the hospital. For the record, the fever just started yesterday and today she played normally. I and husband shifted to the lab, luckily I didn’t have that much work this week.

The berry berry juice made her so happy and glad to see her back ruining the room with all those toys 🙂

Another good news (for me) is the dawn started to come later means the day is getting longer, and winter should end soon 😛

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Baking

I just bought an electric oven by online few days ago and so ready to try it on. Baking seems easier way to cook for me because I just have to mix them up and put in inside the oven while I can do other things, and also it less oil.
First trial was to make apple crumble. Grabbed the easy recipe from Donna Hay eventhough I’ve made apple crumble with different recipes many times. It turned out very tasty…

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My version of mandu

It is mandu (만두) in Korean cuisine, or gyoza (餃子) in Japanese, or jiaozi (饺子) in Chinese, or we’ve known as dumpling. I really like this food. Here in Korea is hardly for me to eat mandu because it usually contains some amount of pork even they call it seafood of vegetables mandu. Trying to make my own mandu is for the sake of safety zone. 
My mandu contains only vegetables, was too lazy to go out and get some shrimps. 
What’s inside?
tofu, leek, carrot, mushroom, onion, noodles, bit or salt and pepper..
Here they are:
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One shape
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Another shape
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The steamed …
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I fried them as well… but no picture 😦
 

Today’s: shrimp and baby octopus in red sauce

Got some shrimp and baby octopus for 50% off, and I couldn’t resist to buy them.
낙지 (nakji) or small octopus is quite famous in Korea cuisine, if you get a chance to come here, try to eat the nakji dishes, or if you dare enough try the 산낙지 (sannakji)/raw baby small octopus.
Here is very easy to get small octopus with cheap price. I use to cook shrimp with oyster sauce and tomato, but this time I add some nakji, with 고추장 (gochujang)/korean chili paste for a slightly spicy taste.

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Well the sauce wasn’t red anymore, because the ink split out from those babies…

And I found an alien

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