A rather gloomy Tuesday and I decided to turn my lunch into bento despite the lack of ingredients. Situation like this remind me to make a good use of many of my new and un-used bento tools/accesories.
Bento # 171 – Little Mice bento
Today lunch consist of 2 rice balls decorated with cheese and nori and bento picks for the hats, few pieces of the freshly baked blueberry almond cake decorated with bento picks (music notes) , a portion of mushroom stir fry and few pieces of fried chicken wings.
Separately I pack a set of similar bento for my friend too Ms. HH, she is a big fan of mushroom and I hope the lunch can cheer up her up.
Happy Tuesday all.
Another Mille Crepes and this time I use chocolate sauce and whipped cream for each other layers to see if I can get a better texture.
Learning from the previous experience, this time I really let all crepes cool down to the same temperature before stacking them and also ensure my whipped cream had reach the soft peak form before I stop whipping them. And the result was better.
Also I divided the 36 crepes into 2 so I get 2 piece of 18 layers crepes instead of 1 with high stack unlike my previous Vanilla mille crepes.
And yes, since some of you had been asking for the recipe , below is the simple crepe recipe :
Serves : 36 crepes (12 cm size)
- 100 gr cake flour + 1/2 tea spoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 table spoon sugar (I prefer the crepe to be not too sweet because the cream and chocolate filling already sweet enough)
- 2 table spoon melted butter
- 250 ml milk
- few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
Shift flour and baking powder , add sugar and eggs and whisked until sugar is melted. Add half of the milk and melted butter, mix well. Shift to remove lumps and add the remaining milk and mix well. Let the batter stand in room temperature for 30 minutes.Then start to make crepe using non sticky pan.
I noticed some cake shop prefer to have browning texture on the crepe so this time I also copy the method by making some browner and crispier layer and somehow the combination of the texture did enhance the taste.
Dear friends, thank you so much for you kind wishes when I was down with flu last week, I am fully recovered and back to the kitchen and my bento making.
Today bento is Koalas made of mum’s famous stew egg which she pack for me for my stash.
My mum said that she regretted for having the patience to learn and hence not able to replicate my grandma’s famous stew egg (mum told me grandma always spend hours, cooking and stirring those eggs in black bean sauce, using charcoal stove to ensure the flavor and seasoning slowly penetrate the dish). I do not have any memory of my grandma’s stew egg because she passed away when I was 7 years old hence mum’s version is still my fave. I cut the egg into thinner slices to make the ears, head and body and place the stew sauce at the bottom of the rice (I always love the sauce). The 3 pieces of corn and prawn fritters was also from mum 🙂
Bento # 167 – Koalas Bento
Happy Monday All!
Dear friends, thank you for liking my HInatmatsuri Bento, this really inspired me to create another bento with the same theme.
Today bento is another version of Hinamatsuri theme using bread and cheese.
Bento # 154 – Hinamatsuri Sandwiches Bento
Happy Mid week all !!!
It’s Thursday… It’s Valentine day.
Happy Love Day to all of you.. Wish you a lovely day with beloved one.
I remember fondly my younger days, the excitement on Valentine days, the chocolate, the flowers, the cards (talking about card, do people still send Valentine card now a day? Or e-card? or email? or just text message in What’s up, BBM, YM, LINE, I wonder…?)
Now the older and wiser me do not fuss that much anymore about Valentine Day as a special love day, I believe that love have to be expressed in everything we do, every possible moment that we have, not to wait for one special day in a year. Everyday should be a Valentine day 🙂
Bento # 149 – Rabbit in love (Valentine Bento)
A full of love breakfast for myself…
This year I did not managed to make any bento with the Chinese New Year theme, so to compensate my lack of creative I decided to deconstruct the Chinese New Year cakes into bento.
The Lion’s heads were of roll cake decorated with cheese, while for the body I use marble cake (I love how the texture of the marble cake looks perfect for the lion’s body and the paws , especially the Lion at the bottom part) .
Those stripes looks cakes were Kue Lapis (aka Layered Cake) is one of the most to have cake for Chinese New Year and a quite popular cake in Indonesia. It tooks lots of time and effort to bake the cakes layer by layer.
I choose and cut the different color/darker layer of the layered cake to make the facial expression of the Lions.
Bento # 148 – Lions bento
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR ALL
Wish you a prosperous and blessed Snake Year Ahead.
Gong Xi Fa Cai…
Xin Nian Kuai Le…
Another post of my breakfast today. The internet had been acting crazy for the past few days so I tried to catch up with my lack of posting in this week.
I always admired those bento blogger whom made their own custom made colorful bread from scratch and always envious on the many interesting theme they can created with it. Since I am not a baker nor have any talent in that area, I am so happy to be able to find purple bread made of Japanese purple sweet potato.
Today sandwiches were cheese and blueberry jam sandwiches. I try to play and create the flowers using 3 types of bread, the normal white bread, pandan bread and the mentioned above sweet potato bread.
I cut round holes on the top layer of my sandwiches using round cookie cutter and then fill the empty holes with balls made of bread (a technique that I saw from bento book). You may noticed that the white flower petals were roundish like balls while the purple one is just standard shape (the bread was rather thick so I decided to just keep them into round shapes).
Bento # 147 – Flowers sandwich Bento
It’s February and Valentine is coming…. so this can serve as a good idea by sending your beloved flowers for breakfast 🙂
Love is in the air …