Pastry on Soup

i am a pastry girl.  i love anything that is pastry especially eating it right after it comes out from the oven.  the recipe that i’m gonna share with you is the one that i always do it at least once a month.  so far my family loves it too.  it is so easy to make and your tummy will be happy after eating this.

btw, this recipe was taken from http://bakingproject.com/2008/04/06/soup-with-pastry-top-hat/.  i just love this chef because she shares all the techniques and shares all the ingredients without intentionally missing one bit of the items that’s suppose to be included in the recipe.  i think you know what i mean right, when you tried certain recipe and found out that the chef purposely left a few ingredients, and after making it, you are always wondering what happen, how come it didn’t turn out as shown in the picture.  had this many times too.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can of your favorite soup.  It can be Campbell mushroom soup or Heinz tomato soup.
  • Yellow onions – cut it in small pieces for easy eating
  • Vegetables.  This can be potatoes, carrots, celeries, corn or mushroom.  Cut into smaller pieces too.
  • Chicken meat.  Leave out the bones.  Cut into tiny pieces.
  • Ready made pastry.  Best if it is a square size that can cover your coffee mug or your soup mug.
  • Egg.  Lightly beaten.  Use 1 egg is enough as we need this as glue to the pastries.
  • Butter
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How do you make this:

  • First, dilute the soup with some water, milk or cream according to the consistency you like.
  • Heat some butter. Saute the onions, then add the chicken. Once the chicken is almost cooked, add the veggies. Lastly add the soup. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take the pastry which had been thawed. You can cut it into round shape if you like.  Or leave it in its square shape.
  • Fill the oven-safe mug with the soup about 3/4 full.
  • Brush the rim of the mug with the egg.
  • Lay 1 piece of the pastry on top.  Press down the sides.
  • Brush the top of the pastry with the remaining egg wash.
  • Take another 1 piece of the pastry and put it on top of the 1st pastry. See photo below.  Brush the top of the 2nd pastry with the remaining egg wash.
  • Bake at 375 F for about 15 to 20 minutes until the pastry is golden.

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This is the ready made pastry.

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Ready to be baked. I put 2 layers for the extra puff.

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After 15 minutes :

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Black Pepper Beef Chinese Style….Yummmmm !!!

hello there! today, let me share with you the favourite dish that has won the heart of my hubby and my daughter 🙂  i took it from here :  http://rasamalaysia.com/black-pepper-beef/2/   and walla…..it turned out perfect !!!!!  for those who loves cooking, check out also some of the recipes in the website above.  i can assure you that you will never have an exhaust idea of what to cook everyday 😉

Black Pepper Beef (Black Pepper Steak)

Yield:  Serves 2 as a main dish with rice or 4 as part of a multicourse meal

Ingredients:

8 oz (250 g) beef tenderloin, flank steak or flap meat, cut into pieces

2 ½ tablespoons cooking oil

1 clove garlic, minced

One 1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

½ small green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces

½ small red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces

½ onion, cut into strips

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salt, to taste

Marinade:

1 ½ teaspoons Maggi seasoning sauce

½ teaspoons soy sauce

½ teaspoon dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or sherry

½ teaspoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon sesame oil (must include for the aroma)

½ teaspoon sugar

Method:

1. Marinate the beef with all the Marinade ingredients, about 15 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Stir-fry the beef until the beef is browned on the outside but still pink inside. Dish out and set aside.

3. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and the ginger until aromatic, and then add the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, and black pepper. Stir-fry until you smell the aroma from the ingredients in the wok.

4. Transfer the beef back into the wok or skillet. Stir-fry until the beef is cooked through and the center of the meat is no longer pink, about 1-2 minutes. Dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.

 

Khasiat Taugeh

Menu TAUGE untuk hidangan makan tengah hari mahupun makan malam sering kali dipandang sebelah mata oleh kebanyakan kita. Tauge dilihat sebagai hidangan yang langsung tidak menyelerakan.

Tapi tahukah anda, tauge yang kerap kali menjadi pilihan terakhir untuk dijadikan sayur ini sebenarnya mempunyai banyak khasiat. Tauge dikatakan mampu menyumbang kepada kesuburan lelaki dan wanita.  Pengambilan tauge oleh kaum lelaki mampu membuatkan sperma yang dihasilkan oleh golongan ini makin baik. Begitu juga wanita, ia cukup berkesan membantu kesuburan telur yang dihasilkan.

Bagaimanapun, khasiat tauge tidak sekadar penyumbang kesuburan, ia juga terbukti melalui kajian mengandungi bahan yang dapat melumpuhkan bibit kanser, usus besar, pankreas dan juga penyakit leukimia. Mengikut kajian yang dijalankan tauge sama ada dari jenis kacang hijau, alfalfa dan sebagainya mengandungi banyak unsur fitokimia ya berkhasiat. Salah satunya ialah kanavanin (canavanine), sejenis asid yang amino. Kanavanin, dikatakan mampu melumpuhkan bibit kanser leukimia, usus besar dan pankreas.

Selain itu, tauge juga mempunyai estrogen semulajadi berfungsi sama dengan estrogen sintesis. Estrogen dalam tauge dapat meningkatkan kepadatan dan susunan tulang, serta mencegah kerapuhan tulang (osteoporosis) Pengambilan tauge oleh wanita secara kerap dapat membantu mereka menghindar mereka dari kanser payudara, gangguan menjelang menstruasi,simptom pra-menopaus, dan gangguan akibat menopaus.

Sewaktu kacang-kacang dicambahkan untuk dijadikan tauge secara umum kadar saponinya meningkat sehingga 450 peratus. Mereka yang berisiko penyakit strok dan serangan jantung, gara-gara kadar lemak darah yang tinggi dianjurkan lebih banyak mengambil tauge dalam menu harian mereka. Saponi dalam tauge, menghalau “lemak jahat” LDL, tanpa mengganggu kandungan lemak baik HDL. Selain sarat DNA, tauge padat dengan antioksida kuat yang menghalang tubuh dari radikal bebas perosak sel DNA. Pelindungan ini menguatkan kesimpulan tauge merupakan sayuran yang membuat anda menjadi lebih muda.

Satu lagi khasiat tauge yang tidak kurang hebat adalah membantu membuang kotoran dalam usus besar kerana mengandungi banyak serat dan air. Inilah yang menjadi tunjang utama tauge dalam memerangi sel kanser. Apabila kotoran segera meniggalkan usus besar, tiada lagi zat-zat racun dalam kotoran yang yang dapat diserap tubuh. Ia akan mencegah pengumpulan bahan beracun yang dapat merangsang berseminya benih kanser.

Selepas membaca kebaikan sayur tauge janganlah ragu-ragu lagi untuk mengambilnya. Jadi apalagi, JOM kita ramai-ramai makan tauge hari-hari.