It's been raining since morning...hmm..how nice if I can take a nap.......ooppss...Aiman just won't let me....haizzz..........kesian I......
Ok....since today Syaiful & Fana come back from school quite late....I thought of preparing some comfort food for dinner today. Ask hubby and he said maybe soup and bread would be nice....hmm...ok.....so bermulalah project untuk hari ini.... I baked (my bm actually) 2 loaves of white bread and cooked chicken soup...senangnya kerja....
White Bread (source: allrecipes)
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Place water, sugar, salt, oil, bread flour and yeast into pan of bread machine.
- Bake on White Bread setting .
- Cool on wire racks before slicing.
1 chicken (1 - 1.2kg), cut into small pcs
3 medium size potatoes, peeled and and quartered
2 medium size carrots, cut into small pcs
3 - 4 stalks of celery sticks, diced
100gm enoki mushrooms, rinsed
2 medium size tomatoes, quartered
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 inch ginger, chopped
1 - 2 star anise & 2 pods of cardamon
2 tablespoon soup powder mixed with some water to make into paste
2 cubes chicken stock (optional)
salt, pepper to taste
1-1/2 litre water or more to suit your taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
Fried shallots for garnishing
Heat oil in stock pot and fry star anise and cardamon for a while and add in onion and fry until soft. Add in garlic and ginger and fry for a while.
Add in soup powder paste and fry until you can smell the fragrance.
Add in chicken and cook for 5 mins. Put in water, potatoes and carrots and leave it to boil.
Add in celery stick , enoki mushroom,chicken cube,salt and pepper and simmer at the lowest heat for 10 - 15 mins. Last but not least, put in tomatoes and switch of the heat.
Garnish with fried shallots before you serve