Smiling Chef :)

Smiling Chef :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fried Rice

I love chinese food and one day I tried my hand at making some!

  • 2 cups of rice

  • 1 cup of water

  • a package of mushrooms

  • 5 strips of bacon

  • 3 eggs

  • green pepper, onion for flavoring

  • soy sauce

Preparing the rice

1. cook the rice as you normally would. Always remember the ratio: 2 cups of rice to 1 cup of water. Put the cup of water into pot on the stove, add some onions and a dash of salt. Wait until this boils

2. I'm not sure if everyone does this but I always wash my rice first. Put the 2 cups of rice in a bowl and wash with lukewarm water. Do this until the water becomes clear and not cloudy

3. Put the rice in the boiling pot and place a lid. Don't completely cover the pot because the water will bubble over.

4. When the water is almost out of the pot, turn the stove down to a simmer until it's nice and fluffy. Always stirr with a fork to separate the grains

Aunt June's Cake

My aunt June who lived in Barbados gave my mother this recipe. This post is dedicated to her loving memory.

  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of flower
  • 9 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons (tbsp) of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed (or vanilla) essence
  • some pumpking spice and nutmeg
  • and a little bit of lime for a nice kick
  • oven heated at 360 degrees
  1. Flour baking pans (pans of course are optional. If you want to make cupcakes, put them in the cupcakes pan. If you're making a regular cake, grease the pan with butter because it adds good flavor, not PAM or any of that crazy stuff. After you've added the butter, place a small amount of flower in the pan, and move it around so a light layer of flour is around the pan. This stops the cake from sticking to the pans.
  2. Cream butter & sugar for about half an hour or more until it's light and fluffy
  3. Add in the eggs, lime juice and essence
  4. Make sure everything is evenly blended
  5. Add flour, baking power, spices and blend
  6. Place into the oven until golden brown, and make sure to use a toothpick to stick the cake. If it comes out clean, that means it's ready!
  7. Frost cake as desired or eat it plain