Breakfast chronicles – Prata Quiche

A Quiche is very easy to make (you just need to mix all the ingredients together), especially when you have ready made puff pastry, which unfortunately is not affordably available here. Frozen Prata is a viable substitute. It produces flaky pastry, though it doesn’t taste buttery at all.

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Breakfast Chronicles – Bak Kwa seaweed glutinous rice wrap

I’m sure many of you are like me, you don’t know what to do with the Bak Kwa leftover from Chinese New Year. I decided to incorporate it into the tried and true Japanese combination of seaweed, rice and mayonnaise. Basically Sushi.

I happen to have Kombu on hand, and it is easier to handle than dried seaweed. I also put some mustard for added spice and toasted sesame seed for aroma. The outcome? The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.

Now, what shall i do with the rest of the Bak Kwa..

Breakfast chronicles – Pizza

We are not quite fond of Pizza, until our visit to Naples. Italian Pizzas are quite different from the typical Americanized version that are commercially prevalent in most other parts of the world. It is quite simple, typically with no more than five ingredients for the topping.

Anyway, ever since tasting the real Italian Pizza, we developed a craving for it, especially the one with Arugula, Prosciutto and Burratta. Burratta isn’t readily available here in Singapore, but one can get the pear shaped Mozzarella from the Supermarket. Does not come close to the real Burratta but it will do. I got my Prosciutto from QB Food. Continue reading Breakfast chronicles – Pizza

Breakfast chronicles – Tortilla wrap

This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes, because it’s easy, tasty, and relatively healthy.

Mix, roll, and pan-fry

Homemade Tortillas are far better than store bought ones, and they’re extremely simple to make. The only thing one has to be careful about is not adding too much water to end up with a very wet dough, which will be difficult to handle. Continue reading Breakfast chronicles – Tortilla wrap

Breakfast chronicles – Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake

This is my first time using a cake mix. Obviously, a cake mix is fail-proof – the cake rises like magic. If you have 45 minutes to prepare breakfast, then this is an option you can include in your arsenal of breakfast recipes. Continue reading Breakfast chronicles – Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake

Breakfast chronicles – chicken burger

I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time. In essence, a burger is not much different from a sandwich, but i think it looks prettier, especially when you have a smooth and shiny bun. Well, my bun was certainly far from achieving that intended effect, but it was ok.

I managed to use the egg whites to make breadcrumbs stick to the chicken patty, and the the egg yolk as egg wash for the bun, so it was just perfect. The chicken patty was just leftover chicken breast meat very simply marinated with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. The breadcrumbs are optional really, as the chicken will taste pretty good if seared nicely. Overall, this was easy to make, healthy and tasty enough.

Breakfast chronicles – Tonkotsu Ramen

Japanese Ramen, the real stuff, is one of those food items that people generally think they cannot cook at home. There are now Ramen in the form of instant noodles, and there are also pre-made soup base, but you’re very far from the real thing when you take short-cuts such as these. Continue reading Breakfast chronicles – Tonkotsu Ramen

Breakfast chronicles – Eggs Benedict

Homemade Eggs Benedict with homemade English muffins and homemade Hollandaise sauce. I guess it wasn’t as tedious as i thought i might be. I did use ready-made salted egg yolk, so that helped just a little bit, which, otherwise, you just need the extra step of cracking a few eggs. Continue reading Breakfast chronicles – Eggs Benedict

Breakfast chronicles – Cheddar biscuits

I normally like to make scones with leftover sour cream, but decided to make Cheddar biscuits today since I also have quite a bit of leftover grated Cheddar.

Believe it or not I actually bought an ice cream scoop from Taobao more than 2 years ago specifically for making scones, but never used it since the dough always seemed too dry to be scooped up. Well, now that I’m much more experienced at making scones, I decided to give it a try. The biscuits looked good enough for me to write a post.

Yums with a slice of ham and a thick piece of butter
Yums with a slice of ham and a thick piece of butter

 

Breakfast chronicles – Pumpkin pancake

 

Got my inspiration from here (and there are 100 nice looking recipes for pumpkin!). Simple to make, tasty and nutritious. I added the sides just in case it didn’t work out, but it turned out good. I used cake flour as suggested by Nami, but anyway i did know that gluten is to be avoided for pancakes. I think Nami’s Korean pancakes look very tantalizing, and it seems the secret is to drizzle the batter onto the other ingredients, otherwise the batter can turn into a roux and become lumps of inedible jelly, something that has happened to me before, heh.