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Mexican Tuna Salad

Mexican Tuna Salad

Nothing can beat a lovely salad on a nice summer day. For one to two persons. Ingredients:   A tin of tuna A hard boiled egg Tomatoes Lettuce Coriander Radish Mayonnaise Tabasco Ground sea salt pinch Ground black pepper Fresh chilli (optional) Mash the boiled […]

Berry yoghurt cake

Berry yoghurt cake

Ingredients and equipment

You will need a 7″round 3″ deep cake tin lined with greaseproof paper at the bottom.

  1.  4 egg yolks
  2.  80g of plain yoghurt
  3.  A pinch of salt
  4.  40g of vegetable oil
  5.  15g of potato flour
  6.  60g of plain flour
  7.  60g of sugar
  8.  4 egg whites
  9.  A few drops of vinegar
  10.  A cup of berries of your choice

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Mix the yoghurt, oil , salt and egg yolks until combined, then add in flour (sifted) in a few batches
  3. In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, whip the egg whites with the vinegar for a few seconds. Gradually adding  in the sugar and continue whipping to stuff peaks.
  4. Fold the egg whites into the yoghurt mixture in three batches. Pour the well mixed mixture into the cake tin. Arrange the berries on the mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 150C. Bake for 15 more minutes. Place a cake stick to test if the cake is done, if the stick is clean then the cake is done.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven, tap the cake gently a couple times on the worktop to get rid of the hot air and let it cool on the rack
  7. When cool, run a stick around the side of the pan, and take the cake out.
  8. The cake is best served chilled.
Orange, Honey and Walnut Flapjack

Orange, Honey and Walnut Flapjack

英式傳統合桃蜜糖香橙燕麥餅 Ingredients finely grated zest of 1 large orange 160g of butter(cut into small bits) 135g of demerara sugar pinch of sea salt 30g of honey 100g of walnut pieces 300g of oats   Method Preheat the oven at 160C. Heat butter and sugar in a […]

Chilli sauce 簡單天然美味辣椒醬

Chilli sauce 簡單天然美味辣椒醬

I didn’t really like chilli sauce until I’ve made my own. Ingredients 90g of red chillies One bulb of garlic Juice of three limes 18g of coconut sugar Method Wash and deseed  the chillies then cut into small pieces Crush the garlic Place the chillies, […]

Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

“The BEST millionaire shortbread in Newbury!” – Katy from Newbury

焦糖黑朱古力餅,傳統西方甜食,配茶或咖啡就最合適。

Ingredients and Equipment

A baking tray (12″ x 7″).

The Shortbread

  • 150g of plain flour.
  • 50g of self raising flour.
  • 25g of rice flour.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 130g of butter.
  • 70g of sugar.

The Caramel

  • 120g of butter
  • 75g of brown sugar
  • 397g can of condensed milk
  • 30g of honey
  • Some coarse sea salt

温韾提示:做人一定要有尊嚴,做這款餅一定要記住樽盐!

The dark chocolate topping

  • 300g of dark chocolate

Method

1.  Preheat the oven to 170C.

2. Mix the flour (sifted), sugar and a pinch of salt

3. Cut butter into small bits

4. Mix the butter with the flour mixture and rub until the texture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

5. Press the mixture into the base of the tin. Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork and chill for 10 minutes. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin.

6.  To make the caramel, place the butter ( cut into small pieces) , brown sugar, honey and condensed milk in a pan using medium heat, then low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly.  Pour over the shortbread and leave to cool.  Add small amount of coarse sea salt on top of the caramel.

7. Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a bowl inside the oven using the residual heat. It takes a few minutes depending on the temperature of the oven.

8. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel and leave to set. Cut into squares and ready to serve.

 

 

Orange chiffon cake

Orange chiffon cake

A super fluffy chiffon cake perfect with a cuppa tea. No baking powder required! Ingredients 6 large eggs separated Zest of an orange 100g of orange juice 60g of vegetable oil Pinch of sea salt 20g of potato flour 90g of plain flour 100g of […]

To whom it may concern 至相關人仕

To whom it may concern 至相關人仕

I am very simple and I have always longed for simple happiness in life. Please come and visit me as often as you can while I am still alive. Please speak to me while I still can listen. Please let me look at your face […]

Tiffin with Maltesers 麥提莎雪櫃餅

Tiffin with Maltesers 麥提莎雪櫃餅

 

“Tze’s Tiffin is the best !” said Isabella.

You will need a tray 12″x7″ lined with greaseproof paper.

The base

Butter 165g

Brown sugar 60g

Golden syrup 75g

Cocoa powder 6 t/spoon

Rich tea biscuits 250g

Digestive biscuits 50g

Raisins or chopped dates 30g

Maltesers 100g

Topping

Dark chocolate 300g

Method

Crush the biscuits into small pieces.

Melt the butter, sugar in the pot using medium heat.

Turn the heat to low, add the syrup and cocoa powder until combined.

Turn off the heat add the raisins, crushed biscuits and maltesers. Mix well.

Pour the biscuits mix into the tray and press hard.

Melt the dark chocolate and pour on top.

Chill in the fridge until set and cut into squares.

 

Nian gao 年糕  Chinese New Year’s cake

Nian gao 年糕 Chinese New Year’s cake

黑糖薑蓉椰汁年糕 Nian Gao with dark brown sugar, ginger and coconut milk. So this is VEGAN! I use two foil containers ( 115x140x40mm) INGREDIENTS Glutinous rice flour 260g Rice flour 60g Dark brown sugar 150g Pinch of sea salt Coconut milk 400ml Vegetable oil 15ml Minced […]

Hong kong egg tarts

Hong kong egg tarts

  Ingredients For the pastry (makes approx 20 tarts) 撻皮是参考了簡易食譜何太的份量,但做法有少許變化。 我就加咗D鹽,加咗D醋。 225g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting 125g of butter, cubed 48g of caster sugar one small egg, beaten a few drops of vinegar (vinegar helps prevent the formation of gluten which makes for […]

Lemon Chiffon Cheese Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cheese Cake

“It melts in your mouth!”

 

Ingredients and Equipment

You will need a 7″ round 3″ deep cake tin and a tray slightly bigger tin (for hot water bath).

  • 4 egg yolks,
  • 100ml of milk
  • 200g of cream cheese
  • 1 teapoon of lemon zest
  • 10g of potato flour, 26g of corn flour and 20g of plain flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 80g of sugar
  • a few drops of white vinegar

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C . Line the bottom of  the round cake tin with parchment.
  2. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature, then in a bowl mix in with lemon zest and milk
  3. Add the egg yolks follow by the flour(sifted)
  4. In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, whip egg whites with a few drop of white vinegar for a few seconds. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar and continue whipping to stiff peaks.
  5. Fold egg whites into the cream cheese mixture in three batches. Pour into the cake tin. Place the tin on the bigger tin and pour hot water in the big tin for about 2cm.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 150 degrees C . Continue to bake for 15 more minutes, then reduce to 120C for another 15 minutes.  Let the cake cool before removing from the pan.

 

藍、難、蘭

藍、難、蘭

天空是一片藍 生活難免有些難 我在園中種了些劍蘭 道別了紫色的劍蘭 充滿著笑容粉紅著臉的紫羅蘭又再與我相會 苦難與歡樂都會過去 從苦中學會了堅強,緊記著充滿樂趣的每一段光景 那有時間心碎,已樂得心也醉了 生活怎能不令我感動 天空是一片蓝 生活难免有些难 我在园中种了些剑兰 道别了紫色的剑兰 充满着笑容粉红着脸的紫罗兰又再与我相会 苦难与欢乐都会过去 从苦中学会了坚强,紧记着充满乐趣的每一段光景 那有时间心碎,已乐得心也醉了 生活怎能不令我感动

只要有李

只要有李

只要有李 很多人都想做一位有權有勢的當權者 我寧願退入深山做一個避世者 有理冇理,有你冇你 我已經不在乎了 就算沒有理、沒有你 我只愁沒有李 只想過著李子柒的田園生活 種一些李子樹 先賞李子花,然後採下李子爽著品賞李子 做一些李子醬、李子糕、李子乾 世上有理說不清,冇你也要接受 只要我有李,人生就不只是一場空   只要有李 很多人都想做一位有权有势的当权者 我宁愿退入深山做一个避世者 有理冇理,有你冇你 我已经不在乎了 就算没有理、没有你 我只愁没有李 只想过着李子柒的田园生活 种一些李子树 先赏李子花,然后采下李子爽着品赏李子 做一些李子酱、李子糕、李子干 世上有理说不清,冇你也要接受 只要我有李,人生就不只是一场空

Covid-19

Covid-19

How can anyone not mention about covid-19?

Flu like symptoms:

Day one

I was a bit under the weather, but the world has changed a lot nothing is normal nowadays. I knew I needed to book a covid test slot. From now on bed would be my best friend for the next few days. Honeysuckle tea was on the top of my drink list.

Day two

I couldn’t taste anything, I had lost my sense of taste. So glad my sense of humour had stuck with me. So I didn’t feel lonely at all. Still no test slots available.

Day three

It’s true that you don’t have to have children…..there are only two things that you can’t avoid in life: death and taxes. You just pay your taxes and die.

I’m so fortunate to be blessed with a not so clever child, but he’ll do just fine. Fastest fingers first, he managed to grab me a test slot.

Off I went for my test I felt like winning the lottery. As it turned out I was the only person being tested on the entire showground.  It dawned on me that no wonder the numbers of confirmed daily cases were under ten of thousands. Test done within one minute. Words could not express my appreciation.

Went home, time to restart my life as a dishwasher.

Day four

Rolled out of my bed, cooked some soup. My sense of taste had come back to me. OMG, can you relate to my happiness of lost and found?  It was the most amazing soup I’d had for a long long time. For a moment I was wondering who cooked that soup! Suddenly I thought of my late mother and the soup she used to cook. I was in tears.

Day five

I had the most yummy tasty orange today, it was sweet and full of different layers of flavours.

I guess most of us don’t like waiting, and the game of waiting is the game that I hate the most. The waiting continued…

Day six

The result was back in the morning, it came back just under 64 hours. It was negative!

My friend Sam messaged me that she had tried for hours to book a test slot online without any success. She had gone bananas.

 

From now on, the only people that I’ll see and talk to would be the selective few who are really truly matter to me.

 

 

 

 

CU口罩

CU口罩

有人问,“你买到口罩吗?” 有人问,“你需要口罩吗?” 有人问,“口罩还是难求及昂贵的,好果你需要我可以尽量帮你找一些,要吗?” 我回覆,“我买不到口罩也不需要买,已经有少量在手,你们有心了,不要麻烦大家了!” 再有人问,“你买到口罩吗?你要口罩吗?” 我回覆,改变了一吓说法,“我买不到口罩也不打算买,但我还有少量,但如果你不怕麻烦又方便就买些寄来吧!” 其实我真的不想麻烦任何人,就算我一只口罩都没有我都会想办法拆掂佢。 无论如何,十分感激寄口罩给我的人,你温暖了我的心,人有能力做多一点,就多一点,世界就更美好了! 人应该要求别人少一点, 真的会是皆大欢喜。 麻烦任何人,可免则免。 口罩真的很贵, 令人窝心的口罩简直是不能用金钱来衡量! 我想起了你,希望你一切安好,我不会担心你的,直觉令我觉得你是幸福及安全的,我们不一定需要大家,有点像口罩,买不到口罩就一定会有其他方法的。 这国家也厉害了,终于轻易地超越了意大利。身处疫情世界第二高的地方,梦里梦外却痴痴的渴望你问,“快绐我地址,让我可给你寄一些口罩,疫情过后还要去见你!” 你好,大家好。我是周到,孩子们的姑姑就是我。 😉 Lockdown 英伦 2020年五月

一片云

一片云

那夜下雨了,你担心我会被雨淋湿,我说不怕没有伞也不怕,我是跣水的,你听后发笑了。快乐很简单,有你有我就够了! 如果雨不是下得太狠,你还会撑伞吗? 来生不做任何人, 可不可以让我变作一片云?然后化成雨点, 随风轻轻的洒在你的头上, 偷偷的亲吻着你的脸庞, 就已经很足够了! 令人惊叹的喜悦尽在我们再遇之时。 朋友请你不要心碎,我们一起深深的心醉吧!   你好,大家好。我是周到,孩子都叫我姑姑,姑姑太动听了!

昂貴的口罩和免費的CU口罩

昂貴的口罩和免費的CU口罩

有人問,“你買到口罩嗎?”
有人問,“你需要口罩嗎?”
有人問,“口罩還是難求及昂貴的,好果你需要我可以盡量幫你找一些,要嗎?”
我回覆,“我買不到口罩也不需要買,已經有少量在手,你們有心了,不要麻煩大家了!”
再有人問,“你買到口罩嗎?你要口罩嗎?”
我回覆,改變了一吓說法,“我買不到口罩也不打算買,但我還有少量,但如果你不怕麻煩又方便就買些寄來吧!”
其實我真的不想麻煩任何人,就算我一隻口罩都没有我都會想辦法拆掂佢。
無論如何,十分感激寄口罩給我的人,你温暖了我的心,人有能力做多一點,就多一點,世界就更美好了!

人應該要求别人少一點, 真的會是皆大歡喜。
麻煩任何人,可免則免。

口罩真的很貴, 令人窩心的口罩簡直是不能用金錢來衡量!

我想起了你,希望你一切安好,我不會擔心你的,直覺令我覺得你是幸福及安全的,我們不一定需要大家,有點像口罩,買不到口罩就一定會有其他方法的。

這國家也厲害了,終於輕易地超越了意大利。身處疫情世界第二高的地方,夢裡夢外却痴痴的渴望你問,“快紿我地址,讓我可給你寄一些口罩,疫情過後還要去見你!”

真的真的想的只是見你一面。

政府將會免費派送CU口罩,真的銅你有緣就會CU again ?

 

你好,大家好。我是周到,孩子們的姑姑就是我。😉

Lockdown英倫

2020年五月

一片雲

一片雲

那夜下雨了,你擔心我會被雨淋濕,我說不怕没有傘也不怕,我是跣水的,你聽後發笑了。快樂很簡單,有你有我就够了! 如果雨不是下得太狠,你還會撑傘嗎? 來生不做任何人, 可不可以讓我變作一片雲? 然後化成雨點, 隨風輕輕的灑在你的頭上, 偷偷的親吻著你的臉龐, 就已經很足夠了! 令人驚嘆的喜悅盡在我們再遇之時。 朋友請你不要心碎,我們一起深深的心醉吧!   你好,大家好。我是周到,孩子都叫我姑姑,姑姑太動聽了!

為你糉情

為你糉情

為你糉情,所以包糉。 你可以話我儍,我就係咁懶都要包糭,請你多多包容! 中國有屈原,中國人的光榮; 我們有端午節,中國人的文化傳統; 端午節有各種各樣的糉子,中國人的節日美食,代代相傳,家家愛吃。 做中國人就是最光榮最幸福, 但我們不忘歷史的教訓,國家人民的苦難,中國傳統文化充滿著不滅的智慧。我以中華民族的女兒為驕傲! 全素糉 糉葉70至80片,先浸熱水, 洗擦乾淨, 抹乾水份。 白棉繩。 糯米750克洗淨再用清水浸最少2至3小時,調味: 鹽15克, 糖8克,油20g,五香粉、生抽、老抽隨意 去皮綠豆550克洗淨再用清水浸最少2至3小時,調味: 鹽12克,糖8克,油10克,五香粉隨意 黑米隨意,洗淨   南乳一至一塊半,冬菇30至50克浸開切成小塊,腐竹枝30至50克浸開切成小塊,菜脯30克洗淨切粒,栗子大約30粒 少許油落鑊炆冬菇及竹枝,加少量酒、老抽及冰糖,大約15分鐘 黑米加入準備好的糯米内拌勻

Crêpe

Crêpe

 

Crêpe with or without primrose (you)

Ingredients

1.  60g of  plain flour

2.  One egg

3.  5g of sugar

4.  Pinch of sea salt

5.  180g of milk

6.  15-20g of butter for frying

7.  Primula vulgaris optional

8.  Sugar and fresh lemon juice to serve, or any fresh fruit/ice cream etc

Method

1.  Mix the ingredients(1 to 5) into a smooth thin batter, and rest for 15 minutes

2.  In a small or medium pan melt a small lump of butter over medium heat.

3.  Pour about three to four table spoons of batter evenly onto the pan, swirling it to evenly coat. You can place the flowers on the batter now.

4.  Cook 2 minutes, then flip over and cook another minute or so until both sides turned golden colour.

5.  Serve with sugar and fresh lemon juice, or any fruit/ice cream of your choice.

配糖與檸檬汁,有點甜帶些酸,恰如你與我,絲絲回憶真的有點甜,不能再遇真的帶些酸溜溜的感覺。這就是人生,不盡完美但仍很美!記得你曾説 “世界很美,與人分享就更美!”

緣在要聚得精彩,緣散要懂得思念!

2020年4月4日,是日清明, 百感交集!

周到絶對不是一個周到的人。