Tuesday, 25 August 2009

French toast with a Single Scotch....

I have to try this....

"When I make French toast, in addition to the universal ingredients I mentioned above, I add vanilla extract, a vanilla scented fleur du sel, and some single malt Scotch (or other whiskey). It’s not (just) that I’m an alcoholic, but the addition of a touch of whiskey gives the batter, and the eventual finished dish, a slight butterscotchy taste, which is really gorgeous. I also top off my French toast with a drizzle of salted caramel, which S always keeps in the fridge.

Anyway, here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy and, for my male readers, profit from it."

French Toast
Serves 2

4 thick slices of bread
2 eggs
300ml cream
70g sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fleur du sel (vanilla if you can find it)
10ml single malt Scotch
1 tablespoon butter

Cut off bread crusts if they offend you. Cut bread into 2 or 4 pieces depending on preferences.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, fleur du sel, vanilla, and Scotch. Taste and add more sugar, salt or whiskey to taste.

Take half of the butter and melt over a medium-high heat in a nonstick pan.

While the butter is melting, soak half of the bread in the batter. Turn so that all sides of the bread get covered. Soak for a minute or so or until bread is soaked through but not mushy.

Gently place the soaked bread onto the pan, frying it until golden on one side, then flipping to fry the other side, also until golden.

Repeat with the rest of the butter and bread. Plate and then sprinkle some powdered sugar over the toast, or sauce with maple syrup or salted caramel. You can also garnish with fresh fruit.

Check out the blog.... Thanks to E for sharing this blog a few years back. It's amazing how Chubby hubby makes cooking appear so effortless & hassle free. I love to read his postings and fantasize cooking breakfast using his recipes. Click here. chubby hubby

Monday, 17 August 2009

Chair Inspiration.

downloading...Edward Wormley For Dunbar 5480 Armchairs
And yet another of his works.. always drawn to Wormley....
Edward Wormley found via here.
Original Edward Wormley. Cane back, laminated ash frame with brass boots in all original condition.
I also love these from Soane in Uk.

Enough about chairs.
I. M. Pei Leather Armchair from Four Seasons Hotel NYC
I. M. Pei Leather Armchair from Four Seasons Hotel NYC

Finally Growing!

Sarah with my lil sister...Kyl-linn @ the peranakan museum in SG. It's a pain to take these two out together.
Sarah in Bangkok (2008)

This pic was taken in 2007 (La Jolla, CA) n back then her nails werent growing but

Sarah's nails are finally growing after 2 years! Sarah's my lil cousin and it's been really disturbing for her mum, my aunt, CY for the past 2 years. CY, u gotta throw her a party!

Shar says: what did she say
chooiYEe 浦 翠儀 says: she looked closely at the nails
chooiYEe 浦 翠儀 says: picked them up by pressing her fingers on them
chooiYEe 浦 翠儀 says: and grinned

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Al majlis tearoom

Our favorite hangout Al Majlis is going to remain in business... We
were thrilled to hear about it from the owner. The tearoom is located
along a tiny soi along ekamai. I call it a hidden treasure... I guess
we like it because of its secluded nature... And really feels like we
arent in a busy city. Set in a old bungalow house ( former residence
of MBK), it's pleasant because the tables are scattered out among lush
greenery. Will post more about this favorite spot of na and I.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Goods of Desire: FULL MOONCAKE

Check out the Butts! THank you Kay for sharing this ad she spotted....

The reason why i wanna be in Hong Kong this August available only in HK at G.O.D.
Anyone heading to HK this Aug?


JB and Pris just visited us and it was so nice to meet after so many months. We took them to Suan Luam Night Bazzare and as usual the home interior section is our Must-go section. We spotted some really cool tufted furniture. I am going to stay focus and look for that one perfect chair for my new place. I have tiled cream floors, Elm wood furniture mainly a low sideboard for the tv and a bench by the window panels. I am not sure if i should introduce brown, Blue or Grey into the room. I'm pretty excited. THere are so many places here in Bangkok that does customized furniture. Just show them a pic and they can make a replica. P made a few chairs for her home and I have to say the work is pretty neat. She paid about 20K baht for each sofa which i thought was decent since it's fully customized to her (her sister's) preference.

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