Shortbread Cookies

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School will start on Monday, so I am starting to make some simple food for the Boys’ lunch box.  And today while the weather is not unbearable hot I decided to make this easy peasy cookies.  What I love about this cookies beside so easy to make, that they are not too sweet and they are just melting in your mouth 🙂

The original recipe is from my sister in law’s late mother.  Thanks for sharing Paige! 🙂 xx

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

375gr plain flour
375gr butter
125gr icing sugar
125gr custard powder
Cherries/almond

Method:

Prepare oven 180C. Line tray with baking sheet.
Cream butter and sugar with mixer. Sift flour and custard and add to cream mixture. Mix until just combine. With a teaspoon make a ball and flattened it with the back of spoon. Add cherries or almond on top. Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies turn golden.

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banana bread

This recipe is very easy to make.  No need to use mixer.  The result is perfect, banana bread that still moist even after couple days!

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Ingredients:

Cook time: 1 hour

Make one loaf

  • 3 or 4 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar ( I use raw sugar )
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 11/2 cup of all purpose flourbananabread

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.  Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.  Add the flour last, mix.  Pour mixture into a buttered loaf pan.  Bake for approximately 1 hour.  Cool on a rack.  Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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Source: Simply Recipes.

salmon & brocolli pasta

This recipe is actually for toddler.  I used to make this dish when my boys were about two until four years old.  And it continues until now 🙂  I still use the same ingredients only adding garlic + salt + pepper.  I apologize as the photos are not a good ones.  I really didn’t have time to take picture with my camera so my iPhone did the job.
Ingredients:
25g butter
3 garlic, diced
3 green onions, chopped finely
1 broccoli, roughly chopped
8 tablespoon water or more
100g spreadable cream cheese
1 can drained red salmon or 2 pieces fresh salmon (if you using fresh salmon, just lightly grilled it first)
250g pasta
Method:
  1. Heat butter in small saucepan.  Cook garlic, onion, broccoli and the water, stirring, until broccoli is tender.
  2. Add cream cheese, cook, stirring until melted.  Stir in salmon.  Salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in medium saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, until just tender, drain.
  4. Gently toss pasta in a bowl with salmon mixture.  Add parmesan cheese before serving

 

 

 


My boys love it.  We like it too! 🙂