Berry Whey Dinkel Pancakes

Thursday, July 30, 2009


A nutritious pancake loading with the flavours and texture that every pancake fan craves for. This recipe can be used to create many fruit pancakes, such as strawberry, raspberry, black currant, or black berry.
These fruit pancakes are inspired by Christina Kim @ Deglaze Me


  • 2 Egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg white
  • Berries or currants
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter, melted, for greasing the pan
  • Syrup (I used sugar beet syrupangiesrecipes )

  1. Rinse and drain the berries or currants. Whisk together the dinkel flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Add in whey, vanilla yogurt, yolks and vanilla extract. Stir until all the ingredients blended.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the yolk batter until well incorporated. Leave the pancake batter in the fridge for an hour before using. Heat a small amount of butter in a frying pan until it almost starts to smoke.
  3. Scoop 2 -3 tablespoons of batter into the pan. Drop on a few of berries or currants and cook until it reaches a light golden brown colour, and the bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancakes , turn over. Cook until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the pan with melted butter between batches. Drizzle the pancakes with sugar beet syrup and dust with icing sugar if desired. Serve immediately.

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Spinach Sweet Corn Muffins

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

If you use fresh spinach, poach them in lightly salted water for 2-3 minutes. Chop them finely before using.

  1. Beat eggs and sugar until light and doubled in volume. Add in spinach puree and olive oil. Mix well.
  2. Sift the flour, starch baking powder and baking soda into the liquid mixture. Finally add in 100 grams of corn kernels and mix.
  3. Scoop the batter evenly into 11-12 muffin cups, then sprinkle each on the top a few corn kernels. Bake in a preheated 175C/350F oven for about 18-20 minutes.

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Nori Beef Rolls

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nori, the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species, is commonly used as a wrap for sushi and onigiri. It is also a common garnish or flavoring in noodle preparations and soups. Nori is a source of iron, calcium, vitamin A, B, C1, iodine, protein fiber, and carotene.
I want to thank Aloyallyanders@Passionbaker for sharing the Kreativ Blogger Award and Elin@Elinluv's Corner, passing her Best Blog Award to me. As I said before, a blog without friends, like a soup without salt, would be dull and blank. Thank you once again my dear friends.

  • 3 g Salt
  • 1 g Baking sodaangiesrecipes
  • 3 g Chicken bouillon
  • 8 g Sugar
  • 25 g Cornstarch
  • 70 ml Water
  • A few drops of Sesame oil
  • 8 g Vegetable oil
  1. Marinade the ground beef with salt and baking soda for 30 minutes. Stir until the ground meat has become elastic. Add in the water in 3 portions. While adding water, keep stirring until the beef has completely absorbed the water.
  2. Add in the chicken bouillon, cornstarch and mix well, then stir in the oils. At last you add the peas and mix all the ingredients until the mixture is well-combined.
  3. Divide the beef mixture onto two seaweed sheets, leaving an inch uncovered at border, and roll each up. Steam the rolls over the high heat for about 8 minutes. Slice and pan-fry until lightly brown.

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Whey Honey Baton adapted from Dan Lepard

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I was pleased and honoured when Natasha, author of 5 Star Foodie, one of the most popular and well-respected food blogs, invited me to contribute a guest post on her blog while she is on a vacation. Natasha is a professional web developer from Northern Virginia, with a passion for fine food. She has always enjoyed the creative process of inventing something new and different in the kitchen. More recently, 5 Star Foodie aka Natasha has begun an adventure, exploring the cuisine available in some of the best restaurants in the United States and around the world. The more innovative the food, the more Natasha is inspired to innovate at home for her two most appreciative "customers" - her husband and her daughter. Check out her restaurant reviews and recipes at 5 Star Foodie


Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. Whey is quite simple to make. Fill a bowl or wide-mouthed jar with fresh, unpasteurized milk. Cover tightly and let sit at room temperature until it curdles and separates. This may take 3-4 days. Strain through cheesecloth, catching the liquid in a bowl. This is whey-- it is a by-product of the manufacture of cheese. It will keep in the fridge for up to six months. For a quicker whey, whip Fromage frais or Quark into unpasteurized milk and leave them overnight to sour.

#Whey:#Dough:
  • 150 g Quark 40% (or Fromage fraise)
  • 500 g Fresh milk 3.5%
  • 1+1/2 tsp Fresh yeast, crumbled
  • 300 g Whey (from above)
  • 50 g Honey
  • 500 g German #550 bio flourangiesrecipes (white bread flour)
  • 1+1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 50 g Unsalted butter, softened
  1. Whisk together the quark and milk in a medium bowl. Set aside in a counter at room temperature overnight. The following day, gently warm the sour milk so that curds form. Strain the sour milk for a few of hours through a sieve lined with cheese cloth set over a pot. The strained curds can either be seasoned with sugar (salt if preferred) and used as a spread, or to make a cheesecake.
  2. To make a dough, whisk the yeast with whey and honey. Stir in half flour and salt to make a yeast batter. Leave the batter, covered, in a warm place for 30 minutes. Rub the butter into the remaining half flour, until it is evenly incorporated and the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir the yeast batter into the butter-flour mixture. Combine together until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl and leave for 10 minutes. Rub the work-surface with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and knead the dough for 10 seconds, ending with the dough in a smooth, round ball. Wipe the bowl clean and rub with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, return the dough to it, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Repeat the light kneading twice more, at 10-minute intervals, then leave the dough for 30 minutes until it has become soft and elastic.
  4. Shape the dough into a baton (or a ball)place it smooth-side down into a flour-dusted cloth. Leave it for about 1 hour at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 210C/410F. Upturn the dough on to a flour-dusted baking tray. Make a few of slashes over the top and bake the bread in the center of the oven for about 40 minutes or until the loaf is a good brown colour. Cool on a wire rack.

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Stir-fried Shredded Chicken and Beansprouts with Wolfberry

Tuesday, July 21, 2009



Beansprouts are a distinctively oriental vegetable, they don't have a long shelf life and usually consumed within a couple of days after cultivation or of purchase. To clean bean sprouts, drop into a basin of clear water, lift handful of bean sprouts out of the water and place in a colander, leaving behind the bean cases and broken off roots. Do not soak bean sprouts because they will exude water when cooked.


  • 120 g Chicken breast
  • 350 g Bean sprouts
  • 10 g Chinese Wolfberry
  • 1 Egg white
  • 6 g Salt
  • 3 g Chicken bouillon
  1. Wash and drain bean sprouts. Rinse the Chinese wolfberries, drain and set aside. Thinly shred the chicken breast. Add in cornstarch and egg white. Mix well.
  2. Heat oil over high heat. When it begins to bubble, drop in shredded chicken and stir to separate. Remove when they turn white. Pour out oil.
  3. Leave 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok. Add in drained bean sprouts and wolfberries, stirring briefly, add salt, vinegar chicken bouillon and shredded spring onion, stir for a couple of minutes. Return the shredded chicken to wok, stir to mix well. Drizzle in the sesame oil, stirring briefly, and transfer to a serving plate.

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Diced Chicken Southeast Asian Style

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The distinctive taste of southeastern Asian cooking comes from the merging of all five of the palatable tastes; sour, salty, sweet, spicy and bitter. Journeyetc.

Southeast Asian region, countries like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Filipino islands are a melting pot of flavors and plenty of exotic ingredients, like coconut milk, Thai basil, fish sauce, chillies. The region stretches east from India and Bangladesh to the southern border of China, encompassing the mainland countries of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and the island countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.


#Marinade:#Sauce:
  1. Clean and cut the chicken into small dices, add in marinade and let stand for 30 minutes. Chop the dried chillies. Mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. Heat up a wok or a pan with 1-2 tablespoons of oil, add in chicken and stir until the colour changed. Add in spring onions and chillies, stirring briefly and pour in prepared sauce. Stir until mixed. Switch off the heat and sprinkle dried basil over. Stir until combined. Transfer to a serving dish and served with steamed rice.

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