Archive for June, 2008

Next year’s epiphany is going to be a huge success!

Here we come with another post on Aiya! :3 It’s a cake again. I actually wanted to do it on Friday, but didn’t find the time until today…

Yes, I am aware that they are supposed to be round =P

Actually, I have been planning on doing this cake since the first time I have heard of the “galette des rois”, it must have been years ago. Now, with pre-made pâte feuilletée, this really is one of the easiest cakes ever. However, I decided to go for a rather complicated recipe and obviously totally failed (this always happens to me when I try to do something with creme). In this situation, failing means that I didn’t really manage to get the consistency of the creme right – but who cares, in the end it actually turned out delicious. Actually it was very close to the taste of the galette we bought about 3 years ago in Paris, so I suppose it wasn’t too bad :)

The piece in the very front is the one I ate

In fact, I prepared way too much of the cream, unknowing that my package of pâte feuilletée was actually rather small. I’ll most likely buy another one tomorrow and make the rest as well. In the end, it was actually a good thing that I didn’t make a large cake – my parents also bought a pineapple, so we actually ate quite a lot shortly before going to sleep!

By the way, the only other french cake I really want to try one day is the bûche de Noël, as you can imagine. It’s another one of those dreams I had since I was a child.

A first step into wacky japanese food-making :3

So, apparently I have gotten the Sunday-lunch spot of making food for the whole family – oh my, the pressure! XD Friday, when I felt really hungry at work, I’ve been looking up the Wikipedia article of miso and then ended up at this recipe. As you can imagine, my own curry rice has turned out completely different!

And here it is, the finished product! :3

Since my parents actually like saucy, sweet food with lots of spices, they loved it! *hohoho* I’m so lucky that my first try at curry ever has turned out so well. In fact, I ended up not sticking to the recipe at all, but made a little mixture of the above-mentioned recipe, this brilliant recipe and my own ideas *hrr* Also, my parents forgot to buy onions! (I asked them because the onions I saw at the store I went were horrible T_T) So this is what I put into my curry, and except for adding 4 onions, I’m not planning on changing much on the recipe if I decide to do this again:

Aiya! Chicken Curry Rice

  • Rice (for 4 people)
  • A random amount of chicken breast that my parents brought (I think it was about 400g)
  • 600ml chicken broth (It was way too much! Therefore, I added…)
  • loads of flour
  • 3 big potatoes
  • 4 small carrots
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 2 pieces of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper

Next week, I am going to go for our Alstan-style pasta because my father has been talking about it to my mother who wants to try it now (oh my!), and afterwards… we’ll see! I actually want to try all the recipe ideas in “Addicted to Curry” but I doubt my parents want to eat curry every Sunday *hrr hrr*