Vanishing cookies…

I baked this cookies the other day, somehow I want to make myself busy as I’ve been down this past days .  I miss baking too and I still have lots of leftover oatmeal so I then used the recipe that I got from  MARUISM. Cookies are not too sweet and I must say I like this one better than the first oatmeal cookie I have baked.

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 VANISHING OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Ingredients:

1/2 cup, plus 6 tablespoon butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon(I used only half of teaspoon as I don’t want the cinnamon will overpower the flavor of the cookie)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins

Procedure:

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

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A sweet treat

Yesterday, my son keeps telling me that he wants to eat chocolate cake apparently I ran out of milk. Then I remember brownies doesn’t need milk and  so  for being good in play school I made him this sweet treat.

moist brownies

moist brownies

MOIST BROWNIES

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter, cubed
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
2 pieces eggs
1 teaspoon vanila extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line an 8×8 inch square pan.

 Place butter and bittersweet chocolate in a medium bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water. Gradually melt the butter and chocolate. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat once completely melted. Set aside.

3  In another mixing bowl, place sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix gradually until sugar is melted.Add the chocolate mixture and stir with a wire whisk.

4  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt.Gradually add the flour mixture in the egg mixture. Whisk just until combined. Do not over beat—stop mixing as soon as ingredients look well combined and no lumps are visible.

 5.Pour batter onto prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

6. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

moist brownies

moist brownies

Recipe from Gourmet Goodies

Raisin oatmeal cookies

Want something healthy then this cookie recipe is perfect for you and to your  kids too.   Not into raisins? You can substitute them with chocolate chips (;

raisin oatmeal

raisin oatmeal

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2  cup  oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup raisins

 In a bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and salt. Set aside.

2  Beat butter with white and brown sugar until well combined. Add egg and vanilla extract.

3
  Stir in flour mixture. When combined, fold in raisins.

4
  Shape cookies and place on a greased baking sheet, leaving enough space in between each cookie.

5
  Bake at 350°F for 15 to 18 minutes.

 Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.

Got the recipe from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtMDj8E4RIE

Lechon paksiw

Craving for lechon paksiw but don’t have lechon leftovers? Then this recipe is perfect for you.No need to wait for lechon leftovers to make paksiw. Here’s a simple way to make paksiw from scratch.

 

lechon paksiw

lechon paksiw

Ingredients:

1 kilo pig’s front trotter (pata front), cut into 2-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 cups bottled lechon sauce
1/2 cup pork stock
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 tablespoon sugar
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
salt and pepper to taste

 Place pata in a deep stockpot and fill with water until the meat is fully covered. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 1 hour or until pata is fork-tender. Drain and let cool.

2  Carefully remove the bones of the pata and slice meat into 2-inch pieces. Heat oil in a medium stockpot. Briefly sear skin of the pata (not the meat) until lightly browned. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

3  Add the rest of the meat and all other ingredients in the stockpot. Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes without stirring. Stir and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove bay leaves and peppercorns before serving, or you can also leave some as garnish.

Recipe from www.yummy.ph

Skinless Longanisa (Filipino sausage)

My family loves longanisa so I want to make that taste as good as the ones you can buy from asian stores. Luckily I have found a recipe from Cafe Munchkin. She is really true to her word when she said that it really taste good!

Ingredients:

  1. Mix everything by hand in a large bowl.
  2. Form into thin logs and refrigerate.
  3. Fry in a little hot oil.

tasty & crispy chicken

I really want my buttered chicken to be crispy and tasty.  So after all the experiments &  tweaked the recipes I have found in the internet  I had come up with my own recipe 🙂

Buttered Chicken

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo of chicken cut into serving size

1 1/2 Tablespoon of Maggi Magic Sarap (can be bought in asian stores)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon fish sauce or 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

dash of black pepper

1 egg (optional)

For coating:

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup cornflour

1/2 teaspoon of Maggi magic sarap

dash of pepper and salt

Marinate chicken with maggi magic sarap, lemon juice,fish sauce,dash of pepper &salt for an hour. In another bowl mix cornflour & plain flour and add 1/2 teaspoon of Maggi magic sarap,dash of pepper &salt. Coat the marinated chicken with the flour mixture and deep fry till golden brown or done.

Note: The first 3 photos are the ones that has egg on the marinade and the last three photos doesn’t have egg. Both are tasty and crispy  but I prefer the one that has no egg as the crispiness last longer than the other one .:)

Banana + chocolate chip= bread/ banana chocolate chip muffins

I have baked banana bread for many times using my aunt’s recipe but never had the chance to post it here.  So to have a banana bread entry on my blog I decided to try this banana chocolate chip bread recipe from Yummy.ph  another recipe from my trusted chef Aileen Anastacio :)Husband said that it is delicious and so moist! Perfect for his cup of hot coffee.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup corn oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1  Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

2
  Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to mix.

3
  In another bowl, combine sugar and corn oil. Add eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mashed bananas.

4
  Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Stir until combined. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Pour mixture into the loaf pan.

5
  Bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Remove bread from the oven then allow to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool for another 15 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

Sugar tip Use the darkest brown sugar you can find in the market. The darker the sugar, the richer the color of the banana bread.