By her: Plain Sweet Waffles

Ingredients
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 cup castor sugar
1 egg, separated
3/4 cup milk
50g butter, melted
 
Instruction
1. Preheat waffle maker for 10 minutes.
2. Sift the flours and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in sugar and combine well.
3. Combine egg yolk with milk and whisk until smooth.
4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the combined egg and milk mixture. Add melted butter and stir, using a wooden spoon, stir until batter is smooth.
5. Place egg whites in a clean, glass bowl, and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the mixture in two batches.
6. When waffle maker is ready, pour 1/3 cup mixture into the centre of the lower plate. Close the lid and gently press handles together to distribute mixture evenly over the cooking plate.
7. Cook waffles for 2.5 – 3 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
8. Repeat with remaining batter.
9. Serve, warm or cool with cream or ice cream and fruit, if desired.
 
Variation: add 1 mashed banana to the batter
 

By her: green bean soup with barley

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Ingredients
1/2 cup green bean
1/4 cup barley
1 litre water
2 pandan leaves, washed and cut off dead edges
1 big lump of crystal rock sugar (about 35g)
 
Instructions
1. Wash green beans in running tap water.
2. Place beans in a pot of water. Bring beans and water to a boil over medium heat. Cover with lid.
3. Briefly was pearl barley, and place in the pot, when water boiled.
4. Tie pandan leaves together into a knot. Add in pandan leaves and rock sugar into boiling water.
5. Reduce heat to low fire, simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until beans have slightly expanded out of their skins. Texture of beans and barley should be soft and fluffy.
 
Serves 2.

 

By him: rhubarb compote

Recipe by Tim Philip
Ingredients
1 bunch of rhubarb
1/2 water
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla pod or 2 star anise
 
Instructions
1.  Take fresh rhubarb stalks, discard any leaves and wash stalks thoroughly
2. Chop stalks into 5cm pieces and put in a saucepan
3. Add half a cup of water, half a cup of sugar and some spice (a split vanilla pod or two star anise work best)
4. Cover and cook on a medium heat until the mix softens and steams (usually around 10 minutes)
5. Remove spices and hand blend until smooth
6. Chill before use

 

By him: potato aligot

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Recipe adapted from Easy French Food 
Ingredients
225g potatoes
20g butter
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
110g tomme cheese, sliced in small strips
Tip 1: DO NOT grate the cheese thinking it will incorporate more rapidly.
 
Instructions
1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until quite tender (about 20 to 25 minutes).Peel and mash the potatoes.
2. Place a pot on low heat and place the potatoes in this. Using a wooden spoon, begin gradually and vigorously stirring in the cheese bit by bit. Stir in the creme fraiche, butter and garlic.
Tip 2: traditional aligot recipes will tell you to form figure eights while you are doing this, but circle work fine as well. 
Tip 3: keep the heat low as you are adding the cheese. The goal is to keep things just warm enough so that the cheese melts but you don’t want to be cooking anything here.
3. Continue stirring until the potatoes come away from the sides of the pan and you get long smooth ribbons when you lift the spoon through the potatoes. The whole process of incorporating the cheese will take about 10 to 15  minutes.
4. Serve immediately.
 
Serves 2.
 

Aligot is a dish made from melted cheese blended into mashed potatoes (often with some garlic) that is made in L’Aubrac region in southern Massif Central of France. This fondue-like dish from the Aveyron department is a common sight in Auvergne restaurants. Traditionally made with the Tomme de Laguiole or Tomme d’Auvergne cheese, aligot is a French country speciality highly appreciated in the local gastronomy with Toulouse sausages or roast pork. Other cheeses are used in place of Tomme, including mozzarella and cantal. The Laguiole cheese imparts a nutty flavour.

Aligot is made from mashed potatoes blended with butter, cream, crushed garlic, and the melted cheese. The dish is ready when it develops a smooth, elastic texture. 

This dish was originally made using bread by monks, who prepared it for the pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela who stopped for a night in that region. Potatoes were substituted after their introduction to France. Today, it is enjoyed for village gatherings and celebrations as a main dish. Aligot is still cooked by hand in Aveyron, at home as well as in street markets. Aligot is traditionally served with Auvergne red wine.”

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By him: okonomiyaki

Recipe adapted from i-weekly
Ingredients
For batter
150g flour
250ml water
1 egg white (beaten until foamy)
 
For filling
2 cups shredded cabbage
enoki mushroom
1 white onion (diced)
2 eggs
2 tbsp oil
 
For sauce
barbeque sauce
mayonaise sauce
 
Instructions
1. To make the batter, combine the flour, water and egg white in a large mixing bowl, then divide the batter into 2 medium bowls.
2. To make the filling, put half the cabbage, mushroom and onion into each bowl. Make a well in the centre and break an egg into the well. Lightly mix the egg and filling of one bowl together until just blended.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet, about 45 seconds. Pour the entire batter into the skillet to make one pancake for about 3 minutes until the bottom is golden. Flip the pancake then cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake 2 more times, until done.
4. Set the pancake on a plate and drizzle with the sauce.
5. Repeat with the remaining bowl.
 
Makes 2 pancakes.
 
“Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き o-konomi-yaki) is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you want”, and yaki meaning “grilled” or “cooked”. Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. Tokyo okonomiyaki is usually smaller than a Hiroshima or Kansai okonomiyaki. 
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