Baking, Making and Cooking

It was a day of baking cherry cap buns, making muah chee and cooking some honey braised pork belly. The first two were a success, but the latter was a total flop!

The cherry cap buns were using the recipe from my BITC workshop. Basically, it's just a sweet dough bun with pre-fermented dough by adding a sweet crust on the buns. However, instead of using the recipe for the topping, I use crumbles as the toppings and decorated it with cherries.
Then I procceded to make some muah chee. I used the recipe from The Little Teochew, which was really fool-proof and simple to make. My time spent was on toasting the peanuts, and grinding them. It was quite difficult to grind them as I had overly done it and it became peanut paste. I had to do them rather carefully. Those that turned into paste, I kept them separately and intend to use them as peanut spread. It's also not easy to grind them so finely. I really wonder how Grace did it so well. The microwaved muah chee turned out very well, thanks to Ju's detail instructions.
After making the muah chee, I attempt on making honey braised pork belly for dinner. However, due to my over-sight on the size of the pork belly being used, it turn out too dry and hard, and close to being charred. The pieces of pork belly was almost solid hard! See how good I am to turn it solid hard?  I used 500g of the pork belly. So you can say that I practically fed the bin with 500g of pork belly, plus all those seasonings. It's so disappointing!

12 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...
September 10, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I love muah chee! Yeah, couldn't agree more about the time consuming part of roasting and grinding the peanuts. Always kind of hinder me to make deserts like this. :P Nice buns btw, great idea with the cherry tops. ;)

busygran said...
September 11, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Oh my! How I love the look of your muah chee! Looks like I have to make this soon.

Happy Homebaker said...
September 11, 2010 at 9:56 AM

wow, your muah chee looks very very good :) I really admire your skills, you can cook and make so many things! I am not asking for more, I wish I have 1% of your skills :)

Passionate About Baking said...
September 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Hi HBS,
Thanks. Yeah, it's once bitten, twice shy already. :p Btw, the cherry cap bun is mixed with mixed dried fruits and chocolate chips inside, just in case you are interested to try it out.

Hi busygran,
Thanks. It's really simple. You must try this. Doesn't take up much time (if you use ready made ground peanuts)!

Hi HHB,
You're truly a very humble lady. :) In fact, it's the other way round! It's not easy being a SAHM, having to be creative and think of what to cook for the family. It's never easy. I only cook food from recipes. :p

quizzine said...
September 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM

It's amazing how you are looking after 2 kids with HFMD and baking and cooking so many stuffs! And your muah chee looks sooo tempting ..yummy (",) Can understand how you feel when the things baked/cooked gone awry :-(

Passionate About Baking said...
September 11, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Hi quizzine,
The good things about my kids are, I just let them use the laptop to play games. Then they will stop bothering me. So that I can focus on my baking. They're more than happy to be playing away. Otherwise, if they are healthy, they don't get to play for so long!

Bakertan said...
September 12, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Hi Jane,

The buns remind me of coffee buns with the sweet crust on top. Its very innovative. The muah chee looks yummy too; chewy, sweet and nutty. I love muah chee to bits but am lazy to make them, haha.

Jess @ Bakericious said...
September 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Jane, you are making me craving for muah chee, looks so salivating. You are really a super mum, can do so many times at one go, pei fu!

Passionate About Baking said...
September 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Hi Bakertan,
You won't believe how easy it was to make the muah chee! If I can make it, so can you! You must try it if you like muah chee.

Hi Jess,
I done all these when my kids are busy playing computer games. They won't miss me anyway. Hahaha...I'm sure given the time, you can whip up good food too!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
September 12, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Really well done! Baking, making and cooking all in 1 day. Wow!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Hi quizzine,
The good things about my kids are, I just let them use the laptop to play games. Then they will stop bothering me. So that I can focus on my baking. They're more than happy to be playing away. Otherwise, if they are healthy, they don't get to play for so long!

quizzine said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:55 PM

It's amazing how you are looking after 2 kids with HFMD and baking and cooking so many stuffs! And your muah chee looks sooo tempting ..yummy (",) Can understand how you feel when the things baked/cooked gone awry :-(

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