Saturday, 12 January 2019

Food Review: Fuego Bar & Kitchen

I was privileged to receive my first ever invitation to do a food review and am glad to accept the opportunity!

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

A harmonious combination of sweet and sour, this is basically cheese cake in the form of a muffin except much simpler to make and way more effortless to chew!


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

These are not for the faint-hearted, literally! Presenting to you a luxurious and really simple to make Christmas treat that will last through the weeks in the refrigerator, only if you allow them to do so!


Saturday, 15 December 2018

Sesame Butter Cookies Recipe

Out of the hiatus, back into the fray, with these delicious and nutty Sesame Butter Cookies!


I am really inspired to share these Chinese-inspired creations with you all. My fingers and brain do feel pretty rusty blogging and writing again after two months but I shall try to keep the write-up as simple and straight forward as possible!

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Lemongrass Baked Chicken Recipe

With the occasional bouts of boredom when it comes to only baking desserts and treats, I have been encouraged to try out baking of savory food dishes and I am glad I did. In this recipe, I will be sharing my very first savory recipe (apart from the very easy sandwich that I have shared about once!).


I know that a lot more work has to be done, especially in the presentation aspects! Presenting food is so different from presenting desserts. It might not be the best but I am going to still give myself a pat on the back, for being willing to come out of my comfort zone and try something new to further hone my skills!

Let me give a second close up picture too!

With that, let me provide a short write up that encompasses all three factors ( taste and texture, method of preparation and ingredients! ).

Well, I absolutely love baking chicken in the oven because the oven does all the job for me and even for someone who is inexperienced, it is relatively easy to tell when it is cooked! Leaving the marinated chicken overnight was a piece of cake too, I mean, how difficult can that be?!

Furthermore, baked chicken unless over baked, is always juicy and tender! I especially love the skin layer as it contains the flavourful punch of the marination, making you crave for more!

The best part about such recipes though, will definitely be the ease of preparation. I just mixed the marination in a bowl, leave it overnight, then bake it the next day! Easy! I also used a ziploc bag for the marination as I still find it pretty odd to marinate raw chicken parts. It feels really weird to the hands! However, the ziploc bag made it way more convenient and comfortable for me!

My family and friends are really encouraging too, so there's that!

I hope to share more easy savory recipes along the way as I take down moments of my baking journey! Now, presenting the recipe!

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Lemongrass Baked Chicken
Tender and juicy, these baked chicken are my to go food on both busy and lazy days!
  • 2 Tablespoons or 8.5g / to taste  Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon / to taste Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon and 2 Teaspoons or 25ml Fish Sauce, Low Sodium if Possible
  • 1 Teaspoon or 5.6g Table Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon or 16.5g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Stalks (up to 5 stalks) Finely chopped lemongrass
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon and 2 Teaspoons or 25ml Light soy sauce
  • enough to coat the baking tray, vegetable oil
  • 500g-800g Chicken Drumsticks / Wings
  • 10-20g or more honey (optional and to taste)
1. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken, vegetable oil and lemon in a bowl. 2. Marinate the chicken either in a bowl or in a ziploc. Store it in the refrigerator overnight. 3. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and line your baking tray with 2 layers of aluminium foil. 4. Spread a liberal layer of vegetable oil on the aluminium foil to prevent sticking of chicken after baking. 5. Transfer the chicken from the refrigerator to your baking tray. 6. Bake in heated oven for about 25 minutes. Then, remove it from the oven and flip the chicken over and baked for 20-25 more minutes. You can drizzle some more vegetable oil before flipping over as well. 7. If you like a touch of sweetness, prepare 20ml of warm water and mix about 10-15g of honey until it dissolves. 8. Once its fully cooked, apply a thin layer of honey water or drizzle it and serve immediately!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Delicious chicken wings!

1. You can feel free to use other parts of the chicken but make sure to adjust the cook time if needed! You can store the marination with the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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- Bakeomaniac, Javier!