Char Siew Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Now that the cook book has been released, it appears that more are cooking now from my Mum's recipes.
It is a good thing that we are not done yet with paper and ink. There is something about that format which is more practical and connects better with the home cook. Good to know, as I had some doubts when the idea of a cookbook was first mooted.
The cookbook is best seen as a companion to this site or the other way round. From here, I can make reference to it. And yes, recipes do not need to be final when printed! There will alway be variations.
The recipes in the cookbook use limited photos due to constraints of space and design choices. Here is where the blog can complement as photos of the process can be helpful for some recipes.
Friday, December 02, 2016
It has been proofread many time over but *groan*, there are still some typos, most which are minor.
But this addendum is important for the Nasi Lemak Recipe.
At the bottom of page 201, which has been cut off:
"If you do not have a suitable steamer, you can still cook the rice well in an electric rice cooker. Add the thin coconut milk into the water (remember to keep the 1:1 liquid-rice ratio). Include the salt and pandan leaves. When the rice has cooked, switch the cooker to ‘warm’ mode. Add the coconut cream, more pandan leaves and stir gently. Then let it stay in warm mode for another 15 minutes."
It is important to note that you can use the electric rice cooker to do good and fluffy rice for Nasi Lemak and these missing instructions are important.
You can buy the cookbook from:
Bookstores in Singapore
Kinokuniya Online, go to link here
The Cathedral Cafe (profits from books sold here will go to charity, go to link here)
It will be available in Amazon sometime next year.