Easy Semolina Yoghurt Cake

It is amazing how many different types of cakes there are in this world. I don’t think I have even exhasted half of the recipes out there in the whole wide world. That’s one of the joys of cooking and baking at home, we grab a recipe from the web, try it at home and get a taste of the other cultures and way of living right in the kitchen.

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Pretty Sweet Potato Buns in Purple

It’s baking time! How else to make baking interesting than to use an ingredient that I’ve never used before? This sweet potato bun was originally meant to be orange in colour, if one uses the normal orange ones. I’ve decided to try the recipe using the Japanese purple sweet potatoes instead and I am really glad I did! The purple colour of the buns was amazing – bright and colourful. It looked much more appetising and pretty than I thought it could be.

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Stuffed Squid & Dongfen Soup

This dish of stuffed squid pockets with minced pork mixture is a very simple dish to prepare. And it tastes lovely cooked with a simple pot of chicken stock soup and dongfen, with some rice to go with. I can also imagine cutting some bird’s eye chilli to dip the stuffed squid into, and to gobble down the squid in a mouthful with a few slices of chilli. Yummy…

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

I vaguely recall having Western food for dinner once in a blue moon when I was young. My father would bring us to the hawker centre at the West Coast market and order pork or chicken chop for all of us, while waiting for my mum to come by and have dinner with us during her meal break from work. She used to work at the Ginza Plaza in Clementi as a store assistant, and would work till late at night as well as over the weekends. My dad would always help to order her share of dinner, and we would all wait for her to join us at the table before we tucked in.

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Fruit Cocktail Punch

A quick mix of fruits and cocktails to get together a jug of refreshing punch for my family. This would have also been a great option to go to, for a party with guests at home. Think fruit punch in an impressive big bowl which I would like to have done as well. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to invite families and friends to my house soon, for a big party, to celebrate the end of a pandemic era.

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