Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kaoru: Steamed Pork Buns

I made Jer's (posting from May 2006) char siu bao yesterday afternoon. Made a ton, so decided to freeze most of them. Now, I have homemade char siu bao on demand!

Pre-steaming: Petite and cute before steaming. I ran out of parchment paper, so used tin foil instead.

In the steamer: Squished together after they expanded.

Post-steaming: Large fluffy char siu bao. The bread is my favorite party - so sweet and scrumptious.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kaoru: Madeleines

When my neighbor Annie invited me over for lunch today, I decided I'd bring over somes madeleines for dessert. And with it snowing outside, it was just the thing to do this morning. They turned out pretty well, although I prefer a slightly more dense, poundcake-like consistency. Perhaps I will give them another go, or try another recipe.

Below is the small plate of cookies I gave Annie.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Kaoru: Crispy Oatmeal Raisin

I'd been craving oatmeal raisin cookies ever since Elaine mentioned them a few days ago. Great, straightforward recipe that yielded exactly 18 cookies. If you're a fan of the chewy version of this cookie, this one's not for you. But if you're looking for a perfectly crispy version, they don't get any better. Thanks for posting E.