Shortbread Cookies


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:


375gr plain flour
375gr butter
125gr icing sugar
125gr custard powder


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.




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!



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


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.


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.
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
  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! 🙂