Monday 21 September 2015

I Will Ascend Above

Move over, Egg Benedict! Make way for Cloud Egg or Soufflé Egg. I have never seen this or heard of cloud egg until my friend who was on holiday in Croatia sent me a photo of what she had for breakfast.

After watching a YouTube video on how to make cloud egg, I quickly made a portion for dinner. Yes, Dinner! I wanted something quick and light with minimal washing up. I'm not sure if my cloud egg tastes like hers but it sure looks the same. The meringue is slightly crisp and fluffy. The yolk is done just right. This dish is exactly like what it is called. Cloud Egg!

Cloud Egg with Ham and Chives
serves 1

1 large egg
1 piece of ham, chopped
Small handful of chives, chopped
Pepper and salt to taste
Chili powder and chopped parsley to garnish(Optional)

1 toast or burger bun

  • Preheat oven to 160C
  • Separate egg yolk and white.
  • Whisk egg white, add seasonings to taste. Whisk egg white till stiff peak.
  • Fold in ham and chives.
  • Place half a buttered bun or toast on a lined baking tray. Spoon meringue onto the toast. Make a small dent in the center for the yolk. Bake for 15 mins until slightly browned, remove from oven and gently pour yolk in the center.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes or until yolk is done to your liking.

Note: I used home made garlic buttered bun.

I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the most high. Isaiah 14:14

Monday 7 September 2015

We Live By Faith, Not By Sight

These Almost Famous Amos Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies are almost there! That is quite close to Famous Amos, and because there's no shortening added, the textures will never be quite like Famous Amos. They're are very crunchy and very addictive.

The recipe is shared by a member of a cooking/baking group on Facebook. It receives many likes and comments and many have baked and shared photos too.

This recipe makes a huge batch of cookies and like most cookies, it can be prepared in advance and kept in freezer. The ingredients used are like most chocolate chip cookies except of one secret ingredient, Chocolate Emulco which must be added to taste like Famous Amos. Chocolate emulco is an ingredient to add flavouring and colour to your baking. It is thick and concentrated.

Almost Famous Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies


500g self raising flour (sift with bicarbonate soda)
320g unsalted butter (I use salted)
240g brown sugar
20g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon chocolate emulco
2 eggs
200g chocolate chips
5g bicarbonate soda
Pinch of salt (omit)


  • Preheat oven at 160C. Put butter, brown sugar, caster sugar and salt in mixing bowl and cream till blended.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time and mix till well blended (eggs are incorporated into mixture) then mix in chocolate emulco.
  • Pour in self raising flour (sifted with baking soda) mix till incorporated. Lastly mix in chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 160C for 15 minutes.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Those Who Hope In The Lord

This is the only picture I have of this home cooked dish.  Kam Heong Clams or Golden Fragrant Clams is the family's favourite at seafood restaurants. This is my first time replicating it and I hope you can try this too if you had not cooked it at home.

A very quick stir fry dish which is best to be eaten while it is still hot and fresh from the wok. Hence, the only picture I quickly took seconds before the family tucks in. This is also one of the dishes which I observed my DH ate heartily with his rice and even complimented me. A very rare occurrence indeed!

Kam Heong Clams (Golden Fragrant Clams)

800g - 1kg venus clams
2 -3 sprigs curry leaves
10 red chillies or a mix of bird's eyes and red, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of dried shrimp, soaked in water, drain and minced
8 shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste

Seasoning sauce
2 soybean paste
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 1/4 tablespoon curry powder
1 1/2 tablespoons shaoxing wine
1 teaspoon sugar


  • Clean and soak clams in salt water for 30 minutes. 
  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients, stir well and set aside.
  • Stir fry curry leaves in a hot wok with oil. Add chillies and dried shrimp until fragrant. Add in chopped shallots.
  • Toss in clams and seasoning sauce. Continue to stir fry until clams are coated with the sauce. Cover the wok and let the clams open up. Do not over cooked clams.
  • Give a quick stir and serve immediately.

Above measurements are an estimation cooked to suit the family.

The eagle is the king of the birds. Have you seen an eagle soaring above? Do you notice its speed, strength and power? Do you wish you can soar like the eagle?

An eagle knows when a storm is approaching. It will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. It will then spread its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. The eagle does not escape the storm but uses the storm to lift it higher.

We can be like the eagle soaring above storms.  Isaiah 40:31 reads those who place hope in the Lord shall soar on wings like eagles.

Let us rise above all challenges and difficulties that come our way and hope in the Lord to strengthen us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus and focus on God's unfailing love for us.
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