Soy Braised Eggs were crafted once again - this time with the inclusion of cinnamon powder to compensate inadequacy of cinnamon sticks.
1) Pumpkin Donuts
Revealed in the recipe post were images of gorgeously golden donuts with a hefty cinnamon sugar coating. My own batches were more tan than they were golden and drier than they were moist; despite the thorough, pre-bake brushing of butter, the rings emerged dry to touch and nearly a bit cracked. An additional brushing of butter was required as an adhesive for the specified coating.
Nearly a full container remained of the E.D. Smith can. Thus, I set out in pursuit of Pumpkin Cupcakes. SK was the least likely source of failure, and so I proceeded to adapt/convert her thirteen-year-old formula for scale use.
The ingredient list for the cream cheese frosting was mostly maintained, its sole deviations assuming the inclusion of vanilla extract and elimination of unsalted butter (as I am less than fond of buttercream).
Refrigeration resulted in gradually stiffer slabs of cake, incapable of being salvaged with the passing of time.
At its centre was a juicy medley of onions and flavourful, shredded pork, while the buns were crisp and flaky, hovering between a Chapati and a croissant.
Our adventures shifted south towards Scarborough as a light drizzle began to descend upon us.
From the nearby Taste Casserole Rice, an iced Milk Tea and Red Bean Ice were requested to pair alongside our carby sources of contentment. The menu also entailed a variety of budget-friendly finds. Advertised exclusively in Traditional Chinese, its vastness is not for the faint of heart of the illiterate.
- 半隻鹽焗手撕雞/ Shredded Chicken (Half Chicken) was well seasoned and tender, with the noticeable fragrance (and slickness!) of sesame oil.
- 話梅豬手 / Braised Pork Hock with Salted Dried Chinese Plum was gelatinous, supple, and the ideal balance of sweet, tangy, and savoury.
- 金銀蛋扒菜苗 / Preserved Egg with Veggies is a classic restaurant dish that did not fail to make its mark with splendidly salty pieces of the preserved condiment distributed throughout.
- 惠州梅菜扣肉 / Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetable was the undeniable favourite of the quad, for the strips of flesh were not only of a substantial portion, but also boasted uniform marbling and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.