Red bean pastry with salted yolk 豆沙蛋黃酥

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趁著中秋前,趕快分享食譜。哈~ 這本食譜書很久很久之前買回來的,現在都已經沒得賣了。 很實用的一本書,裡面很多食譜我都嘗試過。

原本我很想做成綠茶味道的,奈何倫敦買綠茶粉超級貴…. 所以,還是做成原味道的好了。要不綠茶的會很美的,像這個我之前寫過的芋頭/綠茶酥

**Sorry, will find time to translate the recipe below**

豆沙蛋黃酥 20個
adapted from 老店餅鋪 – 顏金滿

油皮 40g/個
中筋麵粉 210g
糖霜 21g
豬油 84g
水 92g

油酥 25g/個
低筋麵粉 170g
豬油 85g
*可以做綠茶的,麵粉改至162g + 綠茶分 8g

內餡
紅豆沙 400g   30g/個
鹹蛋黃 10-20個  *看你每個半顆蛋黃 或是 每個一顆

做法
鹹蛋黃和一些米酒或是紹興酒混一下,瀝掉酒,然後拿去蒸10-15分鐘或是小火烤10-15分鐘。 切半或是整顆放涼。
豆沙包入已烤好的蛋黃,備用。
分別將油皮、油酥的材料揉成糰。
然後各自分割成10個。
再桿成油酥皮。
將每個油酥皮在中間堆切,然後面照下,桿開圓形,記著邊邊可以桿薄一點﹐包入內餡﹐收口捏緊後朝 *抱歉沒拍照,請Google一下怎樣弄*
放入烤箱﹐烤25-30分鐘@ 170-180C﹐烤至餅皮酥硬即可。

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Chrysanthemum pastry 菊花酥

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Mid Autumn is here soon, wish you all Happy Mid Autumn 中秋快樂, the best time to consume some quality pastry and chill with families.

A HR colleague at work whom got seconded back to HK office, brought a box of mooncake back to the office… not surspringly to say, none of the English liked it, I took the advantage and go can I have one? the HR manager goes, you go for it S… viola, took a Maxim’s 雙黃白蓮蓉月餅, how long have I not had a proper white lutos paste mooncake?!?!? Perfect with some chinese tea.

Anyway… It was bank holiday in London and I had no plans but to chilled. I actually wanted to catch up with some movies and readings but in the end I end up staying in the kitchen and made a good few batches of assorted mooncakes. This is one of them where I made from the left over pastry…. more recipes to share, in time for the actual festival.

hehehe sorry, will find time to translate the recipe below!

菊花酥 20個
adapted from 老店餅鋪 – 顏金滿

油皮 20g/個
中筋麵粉 210g
糖霜 21g
豬油 84g
水 92g

油酥 10g/個
低筋麵粉 135g
豬油 67g

內餡
紅豆沙 400g   20g/個

做法
分別將油皮、油酥的材料揉成糰。
然後各自分割成20個。
再桿成油酥皮。
將每個油酥皮往中間按,然後桿開圓形,記著邊邊可以桿薄一點﹐包入內餡﹐收口捏緊後朝下按一下。
用剪刀剪10 or 11刀,將剪開的扭上來。 *抱歉沒拍照,請Google一下怎樣弄*
在中心位塗些蛋黃。
放入烤箱﹐烤25-30分鐘@ 170-180C﹐烤至餅皮酥硬即可。

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Casa Tomada @ Saatchi Gallery

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I must say I visit Saatchi gallery at least twice a year for its new exhibition, they have their new exhibition up approximately every six months to nine months. My brother must be my best buddy to visit galleries; you know as you grow a little older you rarely spend quality times with your siblings but more with your friends.  I do appreciate and treasure every single moment that I spend with my brother. Both of us have some kind of art background studied either up to A-level or degree level, so we admire and appreciate the wonderful art culture that London brings.

Have to say, biggest regret I didn’t go was not to to Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition this year. Make it a must for 2015!

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Our aim was to visit Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America exhibition. I have to say sometimes you don’t get to understand each artist’s work at all, but just try to allow yourself to understand or intepretate what that art brings to you. This is the interesting part of admiring art, not everyone has the same intepretation.

The highlight of this exhibition to me, indeed, are the Casa Tomada by Rafael Gómezbarros, the website/guide says…

Casa Tomada, the work makes a very particular reference to a short story by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, in which the inhabitants of a large mansion become invaded by elusive presences announced solely by muted sounds. In the context of these public art interventions, the metaphor reminds the viewer what Cortázar himself declared shortly before passing away: unless a country buries its dead, they will always be remembered as ghosts in the attic.

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When you look at these sculptures and doesn’t even think of anything but wow, this look is well amazing! or with people stand in front of it and make scared expression.  However, when you discovered the meaning behind this work… and now when I look at it, I began to understand a little more of what the artist was trying to tell us.

… assembling of two human skull casts as if the Santa Marta-born artist were attempting to summon death in life… is to address the plight of millions of displaced people who constitute the invisible but pervasive mass of immigrants crossing the planet… tribute to thousands of Colombians who suffered internal displacement and violent deaths as casualties of the armed conflict that wreaked havoc in the country for the most part of the last fifty years…

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….on a side note, will you want to be an ant ?

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心情。

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你有沒有試過生活很安穩和平靜; 就是那種工作穩定,閒時去去旅行,週末和朋友相聚,陪陪家人。 是活得挺快活的,但內心就是有種不知道怎樣的鬱?

是quarter life crisis? 或是什麼呢?  很奇怪,不是活得不開心,不是對家人或是朋友有什麼不滿 (ok maybe not, still gutted about a friend.. anyways),不是對工作有什麼不滿(雖然我知道我可以得到更好的回報!!),旅行照樣去,新餐廳照樣試。。。

可能,只是欠缺另外一半,一輛車和一棟房子。但人生不是因為他的存在才會變得開心的,只會因他的存在而活得更美好而已。 至於房子車子,嗯,附帶點物質論…. 也不知道怎樣,你們有沒有想過買東西,是買時那一剎那的高興。過後,就會覺得,噢,我買到了,又怎樣呢?? 。。。 當然,房子是為了更好的將來而買。 至於車子,到這刻我沒有為自己沒有車子而覺得沒面子。因為我真的用不著。哈~~~ 哪我需要買給你們看嗎?

我老在提醒自己,你是很快樂的,健康等各樣都很好,不要因為某些附加條件來弄得自己有點兒哪個。。 不知所措的感覺。 看來我要定一些目標給自己,而看看我可以干些什麼出來。

週末長假期,就讓自己進入廚房和畫筆之間吧!!!

不開心時看笑片是很有幫助的,但不也完全,因看完還不是回到現實世界的不快樂。 要快樂,真的要弄好那個不快樂的缺口。。。。

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See. Iceland. iv.

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These were taken by the dock area of Reykjavik…  as we was chilling around while our whale watching tour has cancelled on us. Make sure you have a back up plan always, just in case any tour cancelled on the day.

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… Let’s walk to Gulfoss.

Hope you guys found my Rejkjavik travel guide useful. Now, I am sharing more lovely photos of my travel. I didn’t want to make the guide too long winded with loads of photo on one single guide. Following me for me Icelandic scenes..
not many words i can use to describe or explain the scenes that you get to see  here, one word – AMAZING! is enough but i m going to keep this post short and let myself think through my up coming bank holidays plan. An easy one or make myself a busy one? ….

See. Iceland. iii.
See. Iceland. ii.
See. Iceland.

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