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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Airfried Crabsticks

The 1st time i tried to airfry them was last chinese new year. My sister wanted to try so i joined in the fun. Its quite time consuming as there is a limit to how pieces you can put each time to fry to ensure they are fried evenly. For a packet(i am using Dodo.),it takes 3 batches. Of course you can put more if you are confident that you can fry them evenly.

You may think,why go through so much hassle when you can easily grab some from the supermarket.. Well,the taste is definitely different. Somehow homemade is better,no funny oil taste. Maybe cos its airfried?

Anyway,I had leftovers after using some for soup today. So I airfried the remaining. My elder daughter ate a piece and told me thats the best chips she has ever eaten. Haha! So PORfessional.

If you are a crabstick lover like me,do give it a try!


  •  1 small container(those cny container with red lid)

You will need: 
  • One packet crabsticks(i am using Dodo)
  • Oil(i am using canola oil)
  • Seasoning like salted egg powder/curry powder(optional)
The Preparation:
  1. Remove plastic from crabsticks
  2. Unroll and lay them flat on a clean plate.
  3. Tear each piece into 1cm wide or whatever width/length you desire.
  4. Toss with a little bit of oil.
The Cooking:
  1. Set airfryer to 180 degrees and preheat for 5 mins.
  2. Fry for 10-15 mins(depends how browned you want them to be),tossing them every few minutes.
  3. Remove from airfryer to cool on a plate before storing in airtight container.
  4. Repeat till you finish the packet.
*for seasoning,toss in when they are almost done frying.

  • I prefer straight and flat pieces so i lay them flat to fry for the initial few minutes. After they sort of firm up,i will then toss them. This also ensure that the crabsticks are evenly fried.
  • Make sure that you fry till there are no more white spots on the crabsticks else they will lose their crispiness very fast.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Traditional Shortbread 3:2:1

Haven’t updated this blog for a long long time! Thanks to Genie who initiated to revive our fb group-MFWL,i am once again “active”. Its great to see familiar faces and new faces sharing their love for cooking and baking again. Big thank you to all who stayed with us despite the group being so quiet.

After i saw Angelin sharing her Earl Grey cookies,i got inspired to bake something similar. So ya,i’ll be sharing a traditional shortbread recipe today. Modified from my old school notes.Yes,my 武林秘籍 of 20 years.Haha! I am glad that i am so sentimental towards old things. Old recipes are simple and yields good results!


  • 20 pieces

You will need:
  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • A pinch of salt(omit if using salted butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla paste(optional)
  • A handful of finely chopped dried cranberries
The Preparation: 
  1. Cream butter and sugar till smooth.
  2. Add vanilla paste and mix well.
  3. Add sifted flour and salt till no traces of flour/dough is formed.(do not overmix)
  4. Add cranberries.
  5. Shape into block.
  6. Clingwrap and freeze for 1hr.
  7. Cut with a sharp knife.
The Baking:
  1. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 18-20 minutes.(or till edges start to brown a little)
  2. Cool on wire rack before storing in airtight container.
*u can freeze and roll out the dough to do cut outs too

Original Recipe from:Adapted from old school notes

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Nutella Brownies II

This is my second attempt and i am using a different recipe. The first recipe i used was good but i find that the nutella taste was rather subtle and the texture was more cake like. With a new tub of nutella in the kitchen, i searched for other recipes to try it again.This recipe uses same ingredients but much more nutella and a little more flour. Oh,I added a pinch of salt on my side.

Result?The brownies turned out more nutella-ty,moist and chewy! I am definitely going to use this recipe in future!

  • 8" by 5.5" tin
You will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 375g nutella
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Nuts (optional)

The Preparation:

  1. Mix every together with hand whisk.
  2. Pour into greased/lined square tin.(i greased the whole tin and lined the base.)
  3. Sprinkle your desired topping.
The Baking:
  1. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 28 minutes. 
  2. Cool before cutting to prevent cracks.

Original Recipe from:Easy Nutella Brownies by Giena Edrie

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