Cooking For Tuesdays

Just a little of what I like to cook.

TWD french strawberry cake

yep, i’m over a week late. been just.. well, as a great song goes, there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues!

not much to say about this one. it was good. yummy! but, i’m still not sure if it was worth the time it took to whip the eggs and the cream.

it was pretty cool to have homemade whipped cream, yum! but, it took quite a bit of arm work! (i didn’t wash the whisk attachment of my mixer)

anyway, on to pics!

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batter took quite a bit of time to get it right!

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the strawberries almost didn’t make it to the cake!!

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the cake cooling. it turned out kind of dense and thin. i wasn’t sure if i would be able to cut it into halves, let alone thirds!

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my little strawberry thief! she had just come in from outside (hence the dirty face and hands!) and i turned around and caught her reaching into the bowl and snagging strawberries while the cake cooled! i don’t know how many she got, but i used them anyway. we haven’t died yet from her grubby hands, so i guess we’ll be fine.

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my husband worked his kitchen magic yet again 🙂 he was able to cut that thin cake in half! yay!

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20 minutes of whipping the cream…

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i had plenty of berries, even after the berry theft, so instead of using fresh berries on top, i just put the juiced ones on. maybe not as pretty, but yum!

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i may have had the cream a little too think on top and in the middle, but yum!!

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the cake was a hit, but not something i would do all the time. unless it needs to be homemade, i will likely just use cool whip and shortcake next time. i loved the recipe, but for the time it took, i will go store bought unless it’s for a special occasion. 🙂

http://sophiasbaking.blogspot.com/

and

http://thinklovesleepdine.blogspot.com/

for the recipe 🙂

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TWD oasis naan

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well, i am a day late an a dollar short! lol! for today’s recipe (or well, yesterday at this point!) look at http://alwaysaddmorebutter.wordpress.com/ and http://gaaarp.wordpress.com/

i love naan. very much. i decided to make an indian/asian meal. however, i forgot to make hummus! *sigh* it just wasn’t the same without the homemade hummus!

first off, though, i’m trying my hand at growing cilantro (yes, this is way off topic!!).

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see the little itty bitty sprout? lol, yummy!

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raw ingredients.

fried rice

1 – 2 green onions, as desired
2 large eggs
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
4 TBS oil for stir-frying, or as needed
4 cups cold cooked rice
1 – 2 TBS light soy sauce or oyster sauce, as desired

wash and finely chop green onion

lightly beat eggs with salt and pepper

heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 TBS oil. when oil is hot, add the eggs. cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. remove the eggs and clean the pan.

add 2 TBS oil. add the rice. stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break apart. stir in sauce as desired.

when the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. mix thoroughly. stir in green onion.

serve hot

SALT AND PEPPER CHICKEN

chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
2 TBS soy sauce
3 TBS 5-spice powder
1/2 TBS rice wine vinegar
1/8 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp sugar
1 egg yolk
a bunch of thai basil leaves
1 cup potato starch or corn flour
oil for deep frying

marinate the chicken with the seasonings, including the egg yolk for 2 hours in the fridge. when ready for deep-fry, put 1 cup of the flour on a flat plate. add chicken to the flour and coat evenly. heat up a wok or deep fryer with oil and fry the chicken pieces until they turn golden brown. transfer the chicken to a paper line plate to soak up the excess oil.

deep fry the basil leaves until crispy and garnish the top of the fried chicken.

serve immediately

ALOO PHUJIA (SPICY FRIED POTATOES)

1 onion, chopped
1/4 cul vegetable oil
1 pound potatoes, peels and cubed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground tumeric
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 tomatoes, chopped

heat oil in a medium frying pan and lightly brown the onions

stir in salt, cayenne, tumeric and cumin. add potatoes and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

add tomatoes, cover pan and cook until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes

and now for the naan pics! lol

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i divided the dough in the bowl

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ready for the oven

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tonight’s helper, my cousin’s youngest daughter. she enjoyed coating the chicken. 🙂

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tonight’s meal was a success. except for the lack of hummus!!!

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