Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I was clearing my photo albums in my phone when I saw this grilled cheese sandwich. I can’t believe that I haven’t posted it yet in my blog because I always cook this at home. It is so easy to make and you can eat it on breakfast or snacks. 

You only need butter, mozzarella cheese, slices of bread. 

1.Heat the grilling pan or any flat pan. 
2.You can put butter directly on the pan or spread it on your bread. 
3.I put cheese on one slice of the bread and cover it with another bread. 
4.Grill both sides until lightly brown and cheese melts. 
5.Slice diagonally and serve. 

If I’m lazy, I put the sandwich in the oven toaster. Hehehe! My husband puts cracked pepper on his cheese sandwich. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Banana Chocolate Cupcake

Banana cupcake is one goodies that I always bake at home to save overripe bananas. I always use the banana recipe which I’ve got from Yummy Magazine and if I have available chocolate chips at home, I added it on the recipe. 

Two weeks ago, I baked banana chocolate cupcake and loaf because my husband prefers loaf bread. 

1. In a bowl, mix together ½ cup butter at room temperature and 2/3 cup sugar. 
2. Add 1 egg and 2 mashed bananas. 
3. Mix in coffee (1 ½ tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 ½ water) 
4. Add 1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
5. Spoon the mixture into paper lined muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1tbsp sugar and mixed with ¼ tsp cinnamon. (Optional)
6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit about 20 to 25 minutes or till sides are lightly browned and tops no longer look wet. For the loaf bread, 55 minutes. 

I used the same recipe but my husband said, best cupcake ko daw ito. I told him, Hersheys kasi yung chocolate chips. It is really true that the taste improves if you use better ingredients. The cupcake was gone within 24 hrs. No doubt, type nila yung instant mix of  Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies compared to my brownies from scratch. Hehehe!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Salted Egg Shrimp

My husband ate at Shrimp Bucket and he was telling me that he ate a shrimp dish with salted egg and he said it was delicious. He was suggesting me to cook this at home and I told him, di ko pa nga natikman e. He said, parang buttered shrimp din tapos may salted egg lang. 

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I love shrimp and I always cook buttered garlic shrimp. It is one easy dish that I can prepare when I’m busy or I’m lazy to cook. Lol. I love salted egg too so I always buy salted egg duck in Tindahan ng Itlog ni Kuya at Victoria, Laguna. 

Anyway, I check google for the recipe, some fried the shrimp first, some just use egg yolk and some use milk for the sauce. But I always want an easy dish and few ingredients so I decided to follow my recipe for buttered garlic shrimp and I just add the salted egg. 

It may not look good in the photo but it is really good

1/2 kilo of Shrimp 
2 salted egg (mashed) 
2tbsp of butter 
4 cloves of garlic, minced 
Salt and pepper to taste 

1.Remove the shell of the shrimp. 
2.Season it with salt and pepper. 
3.In a pan, melt the butter and stir in the garlic until fragrant. 
4.Add the mashed salted egg and mix. 
5.Toss in the shrimp and stir. Cook it until it change color for about 4-6 minutes.

I tasted it and I was so happy with the result and I even texted my husband na baka di na umabot sa dinner. Hahaha! The salted egg gives more flavor to the buttered garlic sauce and I love it. I will try this with crabs.