an online Instagram web viewer
  • theciaofandiary
    Wendy A
    @theciaofandiary

Images by theciaofandiary

Kimchi Cheddar Rolls

A spicy and cheesy bread roll topped with creamy Kewpie Mayonnaise, crispy shredded seaweed and toasted sesame seeds.

Thank you for guessing and taking your time to read my posts despite being knee deep in work, changing diapers, feeding people, creating, replying to other people's comments etc.

The rolls were based off a recipe called "unbelievable rolls" on allrecipes.com. (I used half the recipe for the Chocolate rolls. I often multi-task on food.) Then rolled the dough out into a rectangle as you would for cinnamon rolls.

Then brushed on sesame oil, sprinkled on drained and diced homemade kimchi. Sprinkle on shredded aged cheddar cheese and toasted sesame seeds. Roll up, slice, rise, then bake.

I only top the Kewpie Mayonnaise and toasted seaweed as and when the roll is eaten. Keeps the rolls fresh this way.

I am sure there are rolls out there like this. But this definitely tasted like a bread roll you can buy at Asian Bakeries.

Thanks for playing the guessing game! You all did great!

XO.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#kimchicheddarroll #kimchicheesebread #kimchicheeseroll #kimchicheesebun #thebakefeed
#feedfeed #bakedfromscratch #bakersofinstagram #breadbaking #asianbakerystylebread #homemadebread #homemadekimchi #foodpics #foodphotography #foodtography #beautifulcuisines #realfood #realcooks
Kimchi Cheddar Rolls A spicy and cheesy bread roll topped with creamy Kewpie Mayonnaise, crispy shredded seaweed and toasted sesame seeds. Thank you for guessing and taking your time to read my posts despite being knee deep in work, changing diapers, feeding people, creating, replying to other people's comments etc. The rolls were based off a recipe called "unbelievable rolls" on allrecipes.com. (I used half the recipe for the Chocolate rolls. I often multi-task on food.) Then rolled the dough out into a rectangle as you would for cinnamon rolls. Then brushed on sesame oil, sprinkled on drained and diced homemade kimchi. Sprinkle on shredded aged cheddar cheese and toasted sesame seeds. Roll up, slice, rise, then bake. I only top the Kewpie Mayonnaise and toasted seaweed as and when the roll is eaten. Keeps the rolls fresh this way. I am sure there are rolls out there like this. But this definitely tasted like a bread roll you can buy at Asian Bakeries. Thanks for playing the guessing game! You all did great! XO. . . . . . . . . . #kimchicheddarroll  #kimchicheesebread  #kimchicheeseroll  #kimchicheesebun  #thebakefeed  #feedfeed  #bakedfromscratch  #bakersofinstagram  #breadbaking  #asianbakerystylebread  #homemadebread  #homemadekimchi  #foodpics  #foodphotography  #foodtography  #beautifulcuisines  #realfood  #realcooks 
Guessing Game Monday.

Since it's a Monday, let's do something fun to kick the blues in the butt.

Yes, guess please.

Guess what the filling of these rolls are!

Since I am asking to guess, it should be a huge indication that no, it's NOT the usual suspect - Cinnamon Buns ❌. And not related to the photo props.

And that was the first time I used emojis in my caption.
.
.
.
.
("Unbelievable Rolls" recipe from allrecipes.com)
.
.
.
.
#kickthemondayblues #breadroll #homemadebread #bakersofinstagram #bakedfromscratch #guessinggame #frommykitchen #foodtography #foodphotography #foodpics #playingwithlightandshadow #masteringthelight #thebakefeed #staytunedformore
Guessing Game Monday. Since it's a Monday, let's do something fun to kick the blues in the butt. Yes, guess please. Guess what the filling of these rolls are! Since I am asking to guess, it should be a huge indication that no, it's NOT the usual suspect - Cinnamon Buns ❌. And not related to the photo props. And that was the first time I used emojis in my caption. . . . . ("Unbelievable Rolls" recipe from allrecipes.com) . . . . #kickthemondayblues  #breadroll  #homemadebread  #bakersofinstagram  #bakedfromscratch  #guessinggame  #frommykitchen  #foodtography  #foodphotography  #foodpics  #playingwithlightandshadow  #masteringthelight  #thebakefeed  #staytunedformore 
Pici Kimchi Carbonara

By flukeism (I made that up), today is also National Pasta Day.

Some of you who had been following my story know that I have recently made a fresh batch of Kimchi. (Kimchi making is in highlights now. And you can hear my funny accent in it.) And it's been a while since these hands have rolled any pasta.

Hence, a combination of both.

This fusion concept has been around for a while. I first saw it on @allegra_eats_the_world post.

There are many recipes for this dish. But I decided to go with what I thought made sense. So, no cream in it.

But made with crisped up home smoked bacon and the Pici was given a quick slide around in the bacon grease before coating in a sauce made with pasta water and grated parm. The @conestoga_eggs egg yolk goes on last for some dramatic flair.

Alas, it was rainy and cloudy and when I took the video, the clouds had the perfect timing to move and the video appears really dark.

Let's just pretend that this is a romantic meal with lots of spicy heat eaten in the dark.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#pici #picipasta #kimchicarbonara #picikimchicarbonara #koreanfusion #homemadekimchi #handmadepasta #nationalpastaday #pastafattaincasa
#pastafattaamano #eattheworld #cooktheworld #beautifulcuisines #hautecuisines #chiaroscuro #stilllifegallery #foodtography #foodphotography #realcooks #realfood #f52grams #feedfeed #homesmokedbacon
Pici Kimchi Carbonara By flukeism (I made that up), today is also National Pasta Day. Some of you who had been following my story know that I have recently made a fresh batch of Kimchi. (Kimchi making is in highlights now. And you can hear my funny accent in it.) And it's been a while since these hands have rolled any pasta. Hence, a combination of both. This fusion concept has been around for a while. I first saw it on @allegra_eats_the_world post. There are many recipes for this dish. But I decided to go with what I thought made sense. So, no cream in it. But made with crisped up home smoked bacon and the Pici was given a quick slide around in the bacon grease before coating in a sauce made with pasta water and grated parm. The @conestoga_eggs egg yolk goes on last for some dramatic flair. Alas, it was rainy and cloudy and when I took the video, the clouds had the perfect timing to move and the video appears really dark. Let's just pretend that this is a romantic meal with lots of spicy heat eaten in the dark. . . . . . . . . . . . #pici  #picipasta  #kimchicarbonara  #picikimchicarbonara  #koreanfusion  #homemadekimchi  #handmadepasta  #nationalpastaday  #pastafattaincasa  #pastafattaamano  #eattheworld  #cooktheworld  #beautifulcuisines  #hautecuisines  #chiaroscuro  #stilllifegallery  #foodtography  #foodphotography  #realcooks  #realfood  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #homesmokedbacon 
Dark Chocolate Braided Buns

A promise I had to fulfil to my son.

Remember my Purple Sweet Potato Braided Buns? Son was hoping for a chocolate version.

So, of course, I had to.

And they were demolished quite quickly by everyone.

Chocolate, what are we going to do without you?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
(Buns recipe adapted from "Unbelievable Rolls" under allrecipes.com. Filling was 125g dark chocolate melted in 65g butter, then add 50g sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Cool before filling.)
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#darkchocolatebraidedbuns #braidedbuns #chocolatebuns #bakersofinstagram #bakedfromscratch #myredpathrecipe #thebakefeed #feedfeed #f52grams #dessertstagram #sweetgasm #dessertbread #beautifulcuisines #realcooks #realfood #hautecuisines #foodtography #stilllifegallery
Dark Chocolate Braided Buns A promise I had to fulfil to my son. Remember my Purple Sweet Potato Braided Buns? Son was hoping for a chocolate version. So, of course, I had to. And they were demolished quite quickly by everyone. Chocolate, what are we going to do without you? . . . . . . . . . (Buns recipe adapted from "Unbelievable Rolls" under allrecipes.com. Filling was 125g dark chocolate melted in 65g butter, then add 50g sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Cool before filling.) . . . . . . . #darkchocolatebraidedbuns  #braidedbuns  #chocolatebuns  #bakersofinstagram  #bakedfromscratch  #myredpathrecipe  #thebakefeed  #feedfeed  #f52grams  #dessertstagram  #sweetgasm  #dessertbread  #beautifulcuisines  #realcooks  #realfood  #hautecuisines  #foodtography  #stilllifegallery 
Apple Dumplings

Sweet Ambrosia Apples from @barriehillfarms enveloped in a flaky pastry, and baked in a luscious caramel sauce.

Apple Dumpling recipe from @jocooks.

It's a rustic, old fashioned type of dessert that I made and brought over to a dinner party hosted by very sweet vegetarian neighbours.

I tried something different.

I took my shots outside. Just to see how it would turn out.

I have a massive hydrangea bush that I wanted to use as background before winter finally comes upon it.

It was dark and gloomy that day, maybe that helped with the setting. Unsure.

But definitely felt self conscious about it since neighbours are suffocatingly close and there is also a particular old man who's oddly interested at pointing his gazes my way.

The shots are quite experimental and I am not quite sure what I thought about it. But my personal challenge is to push myself to keep shooting differently and to keep exploring and learning.

Also, as I've mentioned before - brown food which is so comforting and delicious, is harder to shoot and capture people's eyes towards it. A stark contrast to brighter colourful food, which is more common for a variety of reasons on most people's feed.

I guess brown food is kind of like a lot of us (especially moi). Plain in appearance but beneath its plain appearance, you'll find lots of surprises and depth.

Have a wonderful start of the week! (Btw, the neighbours thoroughly enjoyed the dessert. And were so grateful for a baked treat that did not have eggs. {Vegetarian because of religion.} It is a humbling process learning about people's dietary frustrations while out restaurant shopping/dining.)
.
.
.
.
#appledumpling #oldfashioneddessert #dessertstagram #sweetgasm #bakersofinstagram #thebakefeed #bakedfromscratch #realcooks #realfood #vegetariandessert #supportlocal #localapples #ambrosiaapple #piecrustlove #flakybutterycrust #foodpics #foodphotography #pushingpersonallimits #falldesserts #fallharvest #appledessert #rusticdessert #myredpathrecipe
Apple Dumplings Sweet Ambrosia Apples from @barriehillfarms enveloped in a flaky pastry, and baked in a luscious caramel sauce. Apple Dumpling recipe from @jocooks. It's a rustic, old fashioned type of dessert that I made and brought over to a dinner party hosted by very sweet vegetarian neighbours. I tried something different. I took my shots outside. Just to see how it would turn out. I have a massive hydrangea bush that I wanted to use as background before winter finally comes upon it. It was dark and gloomy that day, maybe that helped with the setting. Unsure. But definitely felt self conscious about it since neighbours are suffocatingly close and there is also a particular old man who's oddly interested at pointing his gazes my way. The shots are quite experimental and I am not quite sure what I thought about it. But my personal challenge is to push myself to keep shooting differently and to keep exploring and learning. Also, as I've mentioned before - brown food which is so comforting and delicious, is harder to shoot and capture people's eyes towards it. A stark contrast to brighter colourful food, which is more common for a variety of reasons on most people's feed. I guess brown food is kind of like a lot of us (especially moi). Plain in appearance but beneath its plain appearance, you'll find lots of surprises and depth. Have a wonderful start of the week! (Btw, the neighbours thoroughly enjoyed the dessert. And were so grateful for a baked treat that did not have eggs. {Vegetarian because of religion.} It is a humbling process learning about people's dietary frustrations while out restaurant shopping/dining.) . . . . #appledumpling  #oldfashioneddessert  #dessertstagram  #sweetgasm  #bakersofinstagram  #thebakefeed  #bakedfromscratch  #realcooks  #realfood  #vegetariandessert  #supportlocal  #localapples  #ambrosiaapple  #piecrustlove  #flakybutterycrust  #foodpics  #foodphotography  #pushingpersonallimits  #falldesserts  #fallharvest  #appledessert  #rusticdessert  #myredpathrecipe 
The colours of Fall Harvest.

Beautiful Ambrosia apples, Pie Pumpkins and Ornamental Pumpkins from @barriehillfarms.

What would you make with the apples and pie pumpkins?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#stilllifegallery #stilllifewithfood #hautecuisines #beautifulcuisines #fallharvest #piepumpkin #ambrosiaapple #shoplocal #supportlocal #smalltowngirl #localfarmers #farmersfeedcities #stilllifephotography #foodtography #foodphotography #renaissancepainting #chiaroscuro #exploringlightandshadow
The colours of Fall Harvest. Beautiful Ambrosia apples, Pie Pumpkins and Ornamental Pumpkins from @barriehillfarms. What would you make with the apples and pie pumpkins? . . . . . . . . . . . #stilllifegallery  #stilllifewithfood  #hautecuisines  #beautifulcuisines  #fallharvest  #piepumpkin  #ambrosiaapple  #shoplocal  #supportlocal  #smalltowngirl  #localfarmers  #farmersfeedcities  #stilllifephotography  #foodtography  #foodphotography  #renaissancepainting  #chiaroscuro  #exploringlightandshadow 
Butterscotch Budino Tart

Creamy, luscious pudding, topped with caramel sauce, then sprinkled with @424_gourmet_salt gold salt and a dollop of whipped cream.
.
Comforting goodness in a light and buttery Pâté Sucrée tart adding a nice cookie texture.

What more can I ask for to end a sweet and simple Thanksgiving dinner?

Absolutely nothing.

Ok, maybe also watching Walking Dead before falling asleep from pork shoulder meat coma.
.
(I had to make this after seeing @alextestere's post on Butterscotch Budino Pudding. It gripped my non sweet tooth heart. Recipe adapted from @saveurmag. And Pâté Sucrée from joyofbaking.com.)
.
And oh, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Columbus Day!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#budino #budinotart #saltedcaramelpudding #butterscotchbudino #butterscotchbudinotart #puddingtart #italianpudding #pâtesucrée #tartlover #pielover #thanksgivingdessert #bakersofinstagram #bakedfromscratch #f52grams #feedfeed #saveurmag #beautifulcuisines #thebakefeed #myredpathrecipe
Butterscotch Budino Tart Creamy, luscious pudding, topped with caramel sauce, then sprinkled with @424_gourmet_salt gold salt and a dollop of whipped cream. . Comforting goodness in a light and buttery Pâté Sucrée tart adding a nice cookie texture. What more can I ask for to end a sweet and simple Thanksgiving dinner? Absolutely nothing. Ok, maybe also watching Walking Dead before falling asleep from pork shoulder meat coma. . (I had to make this after seeing @alextestere's post on Butterscotch Budino Pudding. It gripped my non sweet tooth heart. Recipe adapted from @saveurmag. And Pâté Sucrée from joyofbaking.com.) . And oh, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Columbus Day! . . . . . . . . . . . #budino  #budinotart  #saltedcaramelpudding  #butterscotchbudino  #butterscotchbudinotart  #puddingtart  #italianpudding  #pâtesucrée  #tartlover  #pielover  #thanksgivingdessert  #bakersofinstagram  #bakedfromscratch  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #saveurmag  #beautifulcuisines  #thebakefeed  #myredpathrecipe 
Happy Friday, everyone!

And have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family, my Canadian friends!

A lovely garden herbs (oregano and sage) and enoki bouquet to brighten up your weekend.

Xo.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#vegetablebouquet #gardentotable #urbangardener #urbangarden #stilllifegallery #stilllifewithfood #selfportrait #portraitphotography #portraitart #chiaroscuroexploration #herbbouquet #sageandoregano #enokimushroom #gardenlove #exploringlightandshadow #beautifulcuisines #motherearthprovides
Happy Friday, everyone! And have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family, my Canadian friends! A lovely garden herbs (oregano and sage) and enoki bouquet to brighten up your weekend. Xo. . . . . . . . . . #vegetablebouquet  #gardentotable  #urbangardener  #urbangarden  #stilllifegallery  #stilllifewithfood  #selfportrait  #portraitphotography  #portraitart  #chiaroscuroexploration  #herbbouquet  #sageandoregano  #enokimushroom  #gardenlove  #exploringlightandshadow  #beautifulcuisines  #motherearthprovides 
Zucchini Leaf Wrapped Yaki Onigiri

A quick lunch with leftovers from the fridge.

And zucchini leaves from the garden.

The zucchini leaves were blanched in salted water till tender and brushed with sesame oil after dabbing dry.

Calrose rice were filled with a leftover dinner meal of sauteed garlic scapes and @sunrisesoyafoods medium firm tofu and some home smoked bacon. Then shaped into triangles.

The rice balls were then lightly charred on cast iron pan before brushing on a mixture of gochujang sauce inspired by @koreanbapsang bibimbap sauce.

Wrap in zucchini leaves and voila, lunch was served.

Yes, zucchini leaves can be eaten.

And that's how I do Autumn - Zucchini Leaves and Green Tomatoes!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#zucchinileafwrappedyakionigiri #yakionigiri #zucchinileaves #gochujangsauce #fusionfood #asianfusion #leftovercreation #gardentotable #urbangardener #urbangarden #realfood #realcooks #nomnomnom #forkyeah #thisishowautumnisdone #autumnfood #feedfeed #f52grams #beautifulcuisines #foodphotography #chiaroscuroexploration #foodpics
Zucchini Leaf Wrapped Yaki Onigiri A quick lunch with leftovers from the fridge. And zucchini leaves from the garden. The zucchini leaves were blanched in salted water till tender and brushed with sesame oil after dabbing dry. Calrose rice were filled with a leftover dinner meal of sauteed garlic scapes and @sunrisesoyafoods medium firm tofu and some home smoked bacon. Then shaped into triangles. The rice balls were then lightly charred on cast iron pan before brushing on a mixture of gochujang sauce inspired by @koreanbapsang bibimbap sauce. Wrap in zucchini leaves and voila, lunch was served. Yes, zucchini leaves can be eaten. And that's how I do Autumn - Zucchini Leaves and Green Tomatoes! . . . . . . . . . . #zucchinileafwrappedyakionigiri  #yakionigiri  #zucchinileaves  #gochujangsauce  #fusionfood  #asianfusion  #leftovercreation  #gardentotable  #urbangardener  #urbangarden  #realfood  #realcooks  #nomnomnom  #forkyeah  #thisishowautumnisdone  #autumnfood  #feedfeed  #f52grams  #beautifulcuisines  #foodphotography  #chiaroscuroexploration  #foodpics 
Green Tomato Upside Down Cornbread

Served with a side of home smoked bacon, peach and maple syrup compote.

Most of the time when one thinks of green tomato, the first thing that comes to mind is Fried Green Tomatoes or Drew Barrymore for some reason.

But have you eaten baked green tomatoes? They taste like a tangy peach.

In my crazy mind, and in my pastry gut, I had a strong idea that peach with bacon and maple syrup will go well with Green Tomato Cornbread.

And my pastry gut didn't fail me.

The bacon/peach/maple syrup compote was simple. Saute some bacon, throw in a handful of diced peaches, maple syrup on and then season with ground ginger, paprika, salt, pepper and a hit of chipotle pepper. And a bit of water to thin out the maple syrup. Yes, I don't measure. 
It tasted almost like a meaty bbq sauce.

And the Green Tomato Upside Down Cornbread with the compote went perfectly with our oh so tender and juicy Smoked Beef Ribs, a side of sauteed shrimp and buttered corn (not pictured). And that was how we Sundayed our Sunday.

Cheers! Xo
.
.
.
.
(Tried and true cornbread recipe from onceuponachef.com)
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#greentomatocornbread #greentomatoes #greentomatoupsidedowncornbread #castironcornbread #realfood #realcooks #baconcompote #baconpeachmaplecompote #baconpeachjam #stilllifegallery
#foodstilllife #stilllifewithfood #foodphotography #gardentotable #urbangardener #homesmokedbacon #cornbread #bakedfromscratch #thebakefeed #bakersofinstagram #myredpathrecipe #beautifulcuisines #hautecuisines #southerncooking #f52grams #feedfeed
Green Tomato Upside Down Cornbread Served with a side of home smoked bacon, peach and maple syrup compote. Most of the time when one thinks of green tomato, the first thing that comes to mind is Fried Green Tomatoes or Drew Barrymore for some reason. But have you eaten baked green tomatoes? They taste like a tangy peach. In my crazy mind, and in my pastry gut, I had a strong idea that peach with bacon and maple syrup will go well with Green Tomato Cornbread. And my pastry gut didn't fail me. The bacon/peach/maple syrup compote was simple. Saute some bacon, throw in a handful of diced peaches, maple syrup on and then season with ground ginger, paprika, salt, pepper and a hit of chipotle pepper. And a bit of water to thin out the maple syrup. Yes, I don't measure. It tasted almost like a meaty bbq sauce. And the Green Tomato Upside Down Cornbread with the compote went perfectly with our oh so tender and juicy Smoked Beef Ribs, a side of sauteed shrimp and buttered corn (not pictured). And that was how we Sundayed our Sunday. Cheers! Xo . . . . (Tried and true cornbread recipe from onceuponachef.com) . . . . . . . . . #greentomatocornbread  #greentomatoes  #greentomatoupsidedowncornbread  #castironcornbread  #realfood  #realcooks  #baconcompote  #baconpeachmaplecompote  #baconpeachjam  #stilllifegallery  #foodstilllife  #stilllifewithfood  #foodphotography  #gardentotable  #urbangardener  #homesmokedbacon  #cornbread  #bakedfromscratch  #thebakefeed  #bakersofinstagram  #myredpathrecipe  #beautifulcuisines  #hautecuisines  #southerncooking  #f52grams  #feedfeed 
Green tomatoes

A hello to Fall in hues of verdant

Tart

Firm

Crisp

Fragrant

Gradual reconciliation

For minds, eyes, tongues

That harvest is finally done.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#greentomatoes #urbangarden #urbangardener #goodbyesummer #helloautumn #stilllifegallery #foodphotography #gardentotable #realfood #realcooks #wastenotwantnot #foodwriting #creativeexpressions
I splurged on Figs.

The last week of Summer.

I finally forked out the money.

It was a high price for a small carton of Figs.

A luxurious fruit to send off Summer.

But I had to.

I know you're sick of me longing for Summer. But when you get about six months of Winter where I am, can you blame me?

Made this Fig, Honey and Almond Cake based off Donna Hay's recipe.

She, or well, her team calls it tart. But it is honestly not a tart.

Tart means there is a tart crust.

This was all moist and fluffy and cake like deliciousness.

Swipe swipe swipe to see the crumb shot!

And put on your audio to listen to the current song I am obsessed with in the honey drizzle video. Natalie Taylor's voice is hauntingly beautiful in Surrender.

Have a beautiful Monday!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#fighoneyalmondtart #fighoneyalmondcake #figs #summerfigs #figcake #figdessert #instabake #bakersofinstagram
#thebakefeed #bakedfromscratch
#realcooks #realfood #myredpathrecipe #feedfeed #f52grams #beautifulcuisines #gloobyfood #dessertstagram #sweetgasm
I splurged on Figs. The last week of Summer. I finally forked out the money. It was a high price for a small carton of Figs. A luxurious fruit to send off Summer. But I had to. I know you're sick of me longing for Summer. But when you get about six months of Winter where I am, can you blame me? Made this Fig, Honey and Almond Cake based off Donna Hay's recipe. She, or well, her team calls it tart. But it is honestly not a tart. Tart means there is a tart crust. This was all moist and fluffy and cake like deliciousness. Swipe swipe swipe to see the crumb shot! And put on your audio to listen to the current song I am obsessed with in the honey drizzle video. Natalie Taylor's voice is hauntingly beautiful in Surrender. Have a beautiful Monday! . . . . . . . . . #fighoneyalmondtart  #fighoneyalmondcake  #figs  #summerfigs  #figcake  #figdessert  #instabake  #bakersofinstagram  #thebakefeed  #bakedfromscratch  #realcooks  #realfood  #myredpathrecipe  #feedfeed  #f52grams  #beautifulcuisines  #gloobyfood  #dessertstagram  #sweetgasm 
Orecchiette, attempted Bari Style

If you swipe, you will see how I attempt it.

Pasta nerds (like myself) will know what I mean by Bari Style.

I am not quite 100 percent yet but getting pretty close. I just need to figure out the finer details to make the curve of the orecchiette go higher, curvier.

Dough was all Semola with only 30% hydration. A pretty dry dough, but could be the wet weather that didn't require me to add more liquid.

I had to stretch the curve a little higher manually after the knife action. Hoping to eliminate the extra step soon with more practice.

This was my second attempt. First attempt was a couple weeks ago. And I was chatting with @tinasitalytable that I was trying to break the Bari Orecchiette code. I know, I sound geekish.

Meeting @lucacappuccinodonofrio by chance on IG through @sardegna_cooking_studio reminded me that I needed to revisit this again.

If you happened to watch a very cool pasta demonstration video on youtube done by Bon Appetit, @lucacappuccinodonofrio is the very talented person in it. Embarrassingly enough, I only realised it was him a few days after. He is a very humble man.

If you want to know how Culurgionis and Lorighittas SHOULD actually look like, you will need to look at his and @sardegna_cooking_studio's posts.

Have a great Thursday, my friends!

Xo (Check out @pastagrannies under Orecchiette to find out what I mean. The Nonna there is insanely swift handed.)
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#orecchiette #handmadepasta #pastafattaincasa #pastafattaamano #pastafresca #pastafromscratch #semoladigranoduro #pastafromtheheart #pastalover #exploringpasta #slowfood #f52grams #feedfeed #cooktheworld #eattheworld #thegeometryofpasta #cucinaitaliana #foodphotography #foodpics #minimalism #chiaroscuro #beautifulcuisines #slowfood #skillsharingvideo
Orecchiette, attempted Bari Style If you swipe, you will see how I attempt it. Pasta nerds (like myself) will know what I mean by Bari Style. I am not quite 100 percent yet but getting pretty close. I just need to figure out the finer details to make the curve of the orecchiette go higher, curvier. Dough was all Semola with only 30% hydration. A pretty dry dough, but could be the wet weather that didn't require me to add more liquid. I had to stretch the curve a little higher manually after the knife action. Hoping to eliminate the extra step soon with more practice. This was my second attempt. First attempt was a couple weeks ago. And I was chatting with @tinasitalytable that I was trying to break the Bari Orecchiette code. I know, I sound geekish. Meeting @lucacappuccinodonofrio by chance on IG through @sardegna_cooking_studio reminded me that I needed to revisit this again. If you happened to watch a very cool pasta demonstration video on youtube done by Bon Appetit, @lucacappuccinodonofrio is the very talented person in it. Embarrassingly enough, I only realised it was him a few days after. He is a very humble man. If you want to know how Culurgionis and Lorighittas SHOULD actually look like, you will need to look at his and @sardegna_cooking_studio's posts. Have a great Thursday, my friends! Xo (Check out @pastagrannies under Orecchiette to find out what I mean. The Nonna there is insanely swift handed.) . . . . . . . . . . . #orecchiette  #handmadepasta  #pastafattaincasa  #pastafattaamano  #pastafresca  #pastafromscratch  #semoladigranoduro  #pastafromtheheart  #pastalover  #exploringpasta  #slowfood  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #cooktheworld  #eattheworld  #thegeometryofpasta  #cucinaitaliana  #foodphotography  #foodpics  #minimalism  #chiaroscuro  #beautifulcuisines  #slowfood  #skillsharingvideo 
Purple Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Affectionately known as Kuih Keria in Malaysia.

Although it is shaped like a doughnut, it is not fluffy and light.

It is but a very hearty treat. A good type of density that is also chewy and not too sweet.

Almost similar to eating a fried mochi.

The Kuih Keria was made using purple sweet potato, flour and a pinch of salt. That's it.

The sweetness lies in the sweet potato itself and the light outside sugar coating which is amusedly done by tossing the doughnuts in melted sugar in the wok.

I love Asian desserts that are not too sweet and rustic looking with simple ingredients.

Recipe from seasaltwithfood.com using leftover purple sweet potato from making the Mooncarons.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#kuihkeria #purplesweetpotatodoughnut #malaysiandessert #malaysiancuisine #streetfood #donutstagram #madefromscratch #feedfeed #vegetariandoughnut #forkyeah #f52grams #foodphotography #gloobyfood #donutlovers #purplesweetpotato #realcooks #realfood
Purple Sweet Potato Doughnuts Affectionately known as Kuih Keria in Malaysia. Although it is shaped like a doughnut, it is not fluffy and light. It is but a very hearty treat. A good type of density that is also chewy and not too sweet. Almost similar to eating a fried mochi. The Kuih Keria was made using purple sweet potato, flour and a pinch of salt. That's it. The sweetness lies in the sweet potato itself and the light outside sugar coating which is amusedly done by tossing the doughnuts in melted sugar in the wok. I love Asian desserts that are not too sweet and rustic looking with simple ingredients. Recipe from seasaltwithfood.com using leftover purple sweet potato from making the Mooncarons. . . . . . . . . . #kuihkeria  #purplesweetpotatodoughnut  #malaysiandessert  #malaysiancuisine  #streetfood  #donutstagram  #madefromscratch  #feedfeed  #vegetariandoughnut  #forkyeah  #f52grams  #foodphotography  #gloobyfood  #donutlovers  #purplesweetpotato  #realcooks  #realfood 
Flower Dumplings

花型饺子

Were part of our dinner to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival last night.

It was a simple fare whilst envying @jo_c_learns_to_bake's hairy crab dinner and @ipohgirl1's seafood feast.

We had been having too much meat (we smoked 25lbs of bacon over the weekend) and I decided to go vegetarian last night.

Filling was simply @sunrisesoyafoods medium firm tofu, mushrooms, snow peas, garlic and ginger. And seasoned with sesame oil, salt and pepper.

The snow peas added a sweet light crunch to the dumplings.

The flower shape is similar to the Peonies Dumpling I had made a while back. Instead of snips on the petals, I ruffled them. You sort of hold and push the dough forward using forefinger and thumb to create the ruffles.

Tell me, what delicious meals did you feast on for Mid Autumn Fest or Chuseok?
.
.
.
.
(Dumpling dough from #justonecookbook gyoza wrapper recipe.)
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#jiaozi #guotie #gyoza #flowerdumpling #花型饺子 #锅贴 #饺子 #中秋节饺子 #点心 #chiaroscuroexploring #lightandshadows #foodphotography #storytellingwithfood #foodshotsdonedifferently #foodart #dumplingloversunite #dumplinglove #eatdumplings #dumplingart #madefromscratch #f52grams #feedfeed #slowfood #realcooks #realfood #eattheworld #cooktheworld #vegetariandumplings
Flower Dumplings 花型饺子 Were part of our dinner to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival last night. It was a simple fare whilst envying @jo_c_learns_to_bake's hairy crab dinner and @ipohgirl1's seafood feast. We had been having too much meat (we smoked 25lbs of bacon over the weekend) and I decided to go vegetarian last night. Filling was simply @sunrisesoyafoods medium firm tofu, mushrooms, snow peas, garlic and ginger. And seasoned with sesame oil, salt and pepper. The snow peas added a sweet light crunch to the dumplings. The flower shape is similar to the Peonies Dumpling I had made a while back. Instead of snips on the petals, I ruffled them. You sort of hold and push the dough forward using forefinger and thumb to create the ruffles. Tell me, what delicious meals did you feast on for Mid Autumn Fest or Chuseok? . . . . (Dumpling dough from #justonecookbook  gyoza wrapper recipe.) . . . . . . . . . #jiaozi  #guotie  #gyoza  #flowerdumpling  #花型饺子  #锅贴  #饺子  #中秋节饺子  #点心  #chiaroscuroexploring  #lightandshadows  #foodphotography  #storytellingwithfood  #foodshotsdonedifferently  #foodart  #dumplingloversunite  #dumplinglove  #eatdumplings  #dumplingart  #madefromscratch  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #slowfood  #realcooks  #realfood  #eattheworld  #cooktheworld  #vegetariandumplings 
Mooncarons

Filled with luscious, velvety purple sweet potatoes frosting.

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Unconventional.

But I don't own any mooncake molds. And time has been running really short around here recently.

And these small bites of Purple Sweet Potato Mooncarons are perfect for those like me who don't quite have a sweet tooth.

Have fun spending a great night with loved ones viewing the moon at its fullest tonight.

Happy Mid-Autumn to you and your loved ones.

中秋快乐 xoxo
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#mooncaron #purplesweetpotato #midautumnfestival #macarons #bakersgonnabake #sweetgasm #dessertstagram #myredpathrecipe #中秋节快乐 #紫薯马卡龙 #马卡龙 #中秋马卡龙 #菱角 #赏月 #十五的月亮 #feedfeed #eattheworld #foodphotography #bakedfromscratch #thebakefeed #feedfeed #f52grams
Mooncarons Filled with luscious, velvety purple sweet potatoes frosting. To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Unconventional. But I don't own any mooncake molds. And time has been running really short around here recently. And these small bites of Purple Sweet Potato Mooncarons are perfect for those like me who don't quite have a sweet tooth. Have fun spending a great night with loved ones viewing the moon at its fullest tonight. Happy Mid-Autumn to you and your loved ones. 中秋快乐 xoxo . . . . . . . . . . #mooncaron  #purplesweetpotato  #midautumnfestival  #macarons  #bakersgonnabake  #sweetgasm  #dessertstagram  #myredpathrecipe  #中秋节快乐  #紫薯马卡龙  #马卡龙  #中秋马卡龙  #菱角  #赏月  #十五的月亮  #feedfeed  #eattheworld  #foodphotography  #bakedfromscratch  #thebakefeed  #feedfeed  #f52grams 
Sneak Peek

For what is celebrated tomorrow!

Very surprised to find these in my city.

They make an appearance around this time of the year for Mid Autumn Festival.

A leisurely time spending fruit for consuming while enjoying the full moon and spending time with loved ones.

Do you know what these are?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#neverhadthembeforeeither #watercaltrop #midautumnfestival #菱角 #lingkok #mulmareumsoe #물마름쇠 #中秋节 #中秋节快乐 #月圆 #十五的月亮 #keepingtraditionsalive #chinesetraditions #mooncakefestival #chinesecuisine #marketfinds #eattheworld
Sneak Peek For what is celebrated tomorrow! Very surprised to find these in my city. They make an appearance around this time of the year for Mid Autumn Festival. A leisurely time spending fruit for consuming while enjoying the full moon and spending time with loved ones. Do you know what these are? . . . . . . . . . . #neverhadthembeforeeither  #watercaltrop  #midautumnfestival  #菱角  #lingkok  #mulmareumsoe  #물마름쇠  #中秋节  #中秋节快乐  #月圆  #十五的月亮  #keepingtraditionsalive  #chinesetraditions  #mooncakefestival  #chinesecuisine  #marketfinds  #eattheworld