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About Geraldine's Kitchen Journey

A simple woman who has a strong passion for cooking and baking. Amidst all setbacks, she is determined to keep going.

Ginger and Pepper Beef Soup

This soup is very easy to make, and it’s perfect for a rainy day. Meat is so tender that it easily fall apart, plus it is loaded with lots of vegetables. Hence you do not need to cook other dishes when you have this pot of soup. Normally, I would use the slow cooker to slowly simmer my soup. I simply just dump in most of the ingredients and do other things that I need to do, it can be a chore, a hobby or just want to sit back, relax and watch your favourite Korean series hahaha!

Ingredients

  • 1kg beef chuck or beef shank (you can add in some beef bones for added flavour)
  • 85g sliced ginger
  • 500g carrots
  • 500g Cabbage
  • 2 Big potatoes
  • 2 TBS salt
  • 1/2 Cup Premium Soy Sauce (Fenghe Jiangqing)
  • 3 litres of water
  • Beef Tendon (optional)
  • freshly grind pepper (I put a lot!)

Chop your beef into cubes and boil it, this is to remove all the blood or scum coming from the meat. Then rinse it off. Put 3 litres of water in your pot or slow cooker, then put in all the meat cubes together with the ginger. Now start peeling your potatoes and chop it into big chunks, same with your carrots.

Throw in the potatoes and carrots into your pot. You may add more potatoes, however it will dilute your soup because potatoes has a lot of water content, you might have to add more seasoning according to your taste. Adding a lot of carrots in your soup will give the soup a sweeter taste. Chop your cabbage,I prefer my cabbage to be chopped in big chunks, then set it aside.

Add in your soy sauce, salt and pepper. Slow cook for about 4 – 5 hours.

Add in only the cabbage when your meat is tender, this is to avoid it to become way to soggy. let is simmer until it becomes soft. Now your soup is ready to be served with a warm cup of rice!

piping hot soup perfect for a rainy day!

Extra Cheesy Muffins

CHEESY!!!

Who doesn’t love cheese?? Being a cheese lover, I always try to incorporate cheese in every possible ways. So here I am sharing with you a cheesy muffin recipe. And yes, my family loves it! My niece who just stopped by to visit me also cannot resist my muffins in-spite of her on dieting mode. It is so good you would definitely won’t just stop for one.

Ingredients

  • 265g sifted cake flour
  • 11g sifted baking powder
  • 113g fine white sugar
  • 125g melted butter
  • 196g condensed milk
  • 124g eggs
  • 20g cheddar cheese powder (optional)
  • 27g parmesan
  • 120g grated cheddar

The nice thing about making muffins is that you do not need a mixer. You just simply mix everything then bake and that’s it!

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius
  • Sift your dry ingredients which are the flour, baking powder and cheese powder together . I bought my cheese powder at iherb.com, set aside
  • Mix your melted butter, eggs and condensed milk. Make sure all are incorporated well. Slowly mix in your dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  • Add in your parmesan and 60g of grated cheddar, the remaining 60g are to be used as toppings.
  • Scoop the batter into your muffin liners, about 3/4 full. Topped it with some grated cheese.
  • Bake it for about 18-20 minutes.
Nom Nom!!

Enjoy!!

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