We woke up really late this morning. If not for a phone call, I doubt I even wanted to get out of bed. If I can have my way, I don't even want to come home.
Sometime, having a stranger living in your house is really a challenge. You have to pray and hope that they will behave and respect your home and your house rules. That they will put in their best effort to fulfil their role for the next two years. Unfortunately, usually after clearing their loans, their true character shows. They started to rearrange your house as if it is their own, they started to cut corners, and the list goes on and on.
What I don't like is the way they talked back as if they have done nothing wrong when they are confronted with an issue. Personally I prefer them to just admit their mistake and move on. The more they denied the worst I feel. I begin to lose that trust.
The saddest part is that I have got no choice but to depend on them. Now I only have to wait till my kids are older to help out with the household duties and then I am able to break free. Will I?
It might be just a dream as hubby still prefers to have one at home to help out. At this point I am might be viewed as an ungrateful person but the mental stress is really hard to take especially I have not one but two at home. (the other is my teenage son).
After seeing Do What I Like's Chicken Pau. I am tempted as not too long ago, I had the worst pau eaten from one those coffee shop kiok.
It is full of fats and it tasted horribly wrong. So when she offers a quick and easy method to prepare, I am sold!
It was indeed soft and fluffy. The preparation was also easy. As it is a warm day, I can easily find a spot to proof the dough. Yea….
As I was trying to accomplish this before sending the kids to Sunday School. I didn't have time to soak the mushroom. Also I have done the base a little too thin but overall, we like it. Next time, will incorporate hard boiled egg.
I am going to make Char Siew Bun next!
Go give it a try! You won’t regret it!
What you need:
180g cake flour
20g corn starch
5g double action baking powder
100ml warm water
4g instant yeast (dry yeast)
18g sunflower seed oil or corn oil
Mix everything together and knead till you get a smooth and pliable dough.
Prove or rest dough in a covered and warm place for 50 minutes.
Punch air out of dough and divide into 8 equal pieces of about 43g each.
Shape the pieces round, cover it with a wet towel and rest them for 5 minutes.
Flatten the dough piece and shape it into a round disc about 8 or 9 cm in diameter with the center thicker then the rim.
Wrap in 25 -35g of filling and pleat the dough into pau shape. Put the pau on a piece of grease-proof paper and line them in the steamer. Rest the pieces for 15 minutes.
Steam on high heat for 15 minutes. Serve them piping hot!!!