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How to make olive sourdough boule

Saturday, 10 February 2018 by

  Sourdough the divine creation; from the Bible, Alaskan prospectors, to the world-famous San Francisco sourdough, it’s a living, healthy, fermenting process. Catch the wild yeast and you will be rewarded with a flavourful, crispy on the outside and rich inside sourdough goodness.   I’ve been baking for a very long time; I thought I

    The spice junkie Garam masala means hot aromatic mixture of spices. It’s not uncommon for each household in India to boast the best blend of spices for garam masala. Truth is, there isn’t a set of spices for garam masala. It’s what you like it to taste like.   Having said that, I

    Seafood sambal   Hi everyone. You asked and here it is. Don’t you dare cut back on the chilies now. Can you handle the heat?   This is the sambal most Malaysians go to for everyday cooking. Malaysian hot food is not just hot, it’s tasty and spicy hot at the same time.

Char Siu Bao

Monday, 22 January 2018 by

              I grew up eating bao or as we call it in Malaysia pao. We’d wait for the pao man to come around midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. My favourite is Char Siu Pao. This is the dumpling with sweet pork filling. I’ve made it a few times in

Tom yum paste

Thursday, 18 January 2018 by

                  Ingredients: 4 lemongrass stalks sliced (in Malaysia I’d use only, only three inches of the white part from the base of the lemongrass because we had a huge lemongrass bush. My dad would cut it short all the time, to keep it compact. Other times, he’d

Nasi Hujan Panas – Rainbow Rice

Saturday, 06 January 2018 by

                  Rainbow Rice Literally means: Nasi-hot Hujan-rain Panas-hot – Hot rain rice or Rainbow Rice.   In Malaysia the heat can reach up to 36°C. It will rain when the sun is shining and glaring. It is now that you will see a rainbow or two in

                    As a Malaysian I usually have all the ingredients in my freezer and pantry. If you don’t, just make a run to the Chinese grocers and you’ll have them ready for cooking at any time. It’s easy to do this soup. Now you can enjoy

                  Hi everyone. This is the recipe for Malaysian roti canai. It is an easy recipe to make. Please don’t let the youtube videos of roti canai flipping deter you from trying this recipe. You don’t have to flip it in the air. There are other ways

Malaysian Telur Bungkus

Saturday, 09 December 2017 by

  Scroll to the bottom to see all the pictures. I was introduced to different versions of this recipe in Pulau Pinang (Penang). I lived there for two years and had a great time discovering new Malaysian food and places. It’s also where I truly learned to make authentic assam laksa. I was born and


Saturday, 09 December 2017 by

  Sunflower Sourdough Loaves   White Sourdough Pumpkin with pumpkin seed Sourdough Monkey Bread