The remaining glutinous rice in the cupboard wasn’t that difficult to deal with after I discovered that it can be easily cooked with the microwave. (thanks to the mango sticky rice). I thought I’ll give it a try, microwaving it instead of the conventional way of steaming (I’ve never succeeded with the latter method). The result was perfect! The rice was soft and sticky, just as any glutinous dish should be!
I’ve never made any cakes which can be eaten without first going through the oven. It’s really magical to see how the dough first becomes evenly coloured with the continuous (and tedious) kneading, flattened to become the outer covering of the paste, and then ‘snowy’ after chilling. It’s also so much cheaper to make them ourselves – we’ve calculated a possible turnover of $100 even if we sell them cheaper than the market rate. I’m already planning ahead for a possibly lucrative retirement.
Roy Willis, 2006
Done with one of the last academic books before I immerse myself back in the virtual world of Otherland.
Posted in Fiction
Just as a wife takes after the surname of her spouse, a Swiss Roll takes its surname after its content. ‘Jelly Roll‘ sounds a little too far-fetched in the Asian context though, like a candy or some spare tires lying idle in somebody’s car boot.
Posted in Cake
Tagged Baked, Nuts, Roll, Western
Tomato sauce goes well with most food, both as a dipping sauce and as a condiment. As the latter, it is easily absorbed to create flavour, which helps in creating a healthy and appetising outlook for the dish.