Recipes

Baking is done…

4 April 2006
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I tried out a new chocolate cake recipe here. I haven’t tasted the cake, so I don’t know yet what I think, and same for the icing, but either way, it’s all done. Yay! My icing was going all lumpy on me and wasn’t mixing properly, so… I got out my largest liquid mixer...
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Jellabies!

15 February 2006
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It’s yet another alternate spelling for jalabis, jalabees, jalebees, or… Pick one! I found another recipe. Perhaps this is what I’m looking for? Ingredients ½ cup corn starch 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup sour milk ½ cup milk 1½ cups sugar ½ cup water 1 pt cooking oil Preparation Sift...
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Jalebies or Jelabees or Jalabees or… How the heck is it spelled?

10 February 2006
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Jalebies or Jelabees or Jalabees or… How the heck is it spelled?

On the way home from the shopping and such, we stopped at Bombay Sweet House and Fahim picked up some jalebees. Also spelled jalabis or jalebis. They’re an Indian sweet. “Jalebee or the honey rings are made from fermented wheat flour, deep fried in ghee (clarified butter), then dipped in heavy sugar syrup.” They’re...
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Mutton Stroganoff

26 November 2005
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We don’t eat beef very often – or, at least, we never buy it. If we’re at Fahim’s parent’s and they have beef, we’ll eat it there. But since Fahim is allergic to beef, or it triggers his eczema, or he thinks it does, or something like that, we tend to avoid it. Mutton,...
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Fahim no likey hummus?

17 November 2005
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I found tahini here about a month and a half or so ago – and boy, was I surprised! But the grocery store has been getting in more foreign food lately, so happy day, happy day! Then I couldn’t find chickpeas, or, as they’re locally known, gram. I know they exist here – chickpea...
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Modified Ratatouille

14 September 2003
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I make Modified Ratatouille for lunch and supper today. Like all my recipes, they’re never the same twice. I don’t measure, unless we’re talking about baking, but those are precise chemical reactions, so I don’t mess too much with those. But in cooking, it’s all variation based on what I feel like and what’s...
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I'm a Canadian expat currently living in Singapore. I'm married to a Sri Lankan and lived in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade. We also lived in New Zealand for half a year.

I cook Sri Lankan curries, sambols, and mallungs. I bake bread using wild yeast (sourdough that isn't sour). I bake on the stove. I experiment with Indian / Malaysian / Indonesian / Thai / whatever cuisines interest me. And I experiment wildly.

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