Wash potatoes thoroughly. Trim one side of potato to a leveled surface (flat) for ease of cutting later.On a chopping board, with the trimmed flat side down, start from middle of the potato, cut almost all the way through, but being careful not to actually cut through. Well, the two forks in the picture, I've used those as stop-gap/leverage to maintain the consistencies and pattern of the slices.
Arrange the processed potatoes in a greased baking tray and insert the pounded garlic in between the slits. Brush some butter on top of each potato, then sprinkle some salt and some freshly ground black pepper.Bake potatoes at 200C for about 40-50 minutes until the potatoes turn crispy.You may serve this with sprinkles of cheese or sour cream.
1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
Preheat oven to 180C. Cream butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla. Sift flour, cornstarch and add to creamed mixture. Mix well until a dough is form. Flatten the dough and cut with cookie cutter. Place cookies carefully on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Done! :))
1 cup corn flour, 5 cups fresh milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 3 sliced bananas, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract & fresh mint :))) Mix sugar, flour and fresh milk in a pot...bring to boil until thickened. Add salt, vanilla extract and bananas. Chill, garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve cold - ENJOY!! :)))
OLD-FASHIONED BANANA PUDDING...on a sunday morning :))
1 cup custard powder, 5 cups water + evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil and thickened. You may then put mixture in several small cups and let it set perfectly for about an hour or two :)))
CRYSTAL JELLY RECIPE:
90 gm strawberry crystal jelly powder, 400ml water and 1 can of mix fruits+nata de coco - set aside the fruit juice (we won't be needing it). Bring to boil and let it cool for a while before putting it on top of the custard. Refrigerate for about 3 hours and serve cold...Enjoy :))
Have been quite busy lately :) But never too busy for blogging :)))) hehehe! Anyway, this was what we had for brunch today : lamb in tomato stew with home made garlic bread and linguine.
500-600g lamb meat - diced 8 shallots - diced 1/3 cup cooking oil 1 tsp chili powder 1 inch ginger - minced 4 garlic - minced 2 fresh tomatoes - diced 3 tbsp allspice (5 spices may also do) 375 ml of traditional pasta sauce some fresh coriander leaves 400 ml water (or you may add or reduce according to your taste)
Brown the shallots, garlic and ginger in oil. Add lamb and stir thoroughly. Then, add all other ingredients, cover and leave to simmer for 40-60 minutes. Serve with pasta of your choice and some home made garlic bread. It would be nice if you could complement all of that with a glass of freshly squeezed cooling orange juice - Enjoy!! :))
You may sprinkle some Parmesan on top if you like it that way :)