For my daily cooking is easy, without recipes to follow and the dishes that I cooked worked out alright. Actually cooking is more relaxed if I just go with the flow. Use any ingredients what I have, and from that, I could decide what the dish is going to be, and what technique I would like to go about. No, I don’t even think about the technique of cooking, I simply cooking and listen to my heart. That is the way to go. Easy and No Fuss.
Following a recipe faithfully is good, nothing wrong with that, that’s why cooking books are everywhere. They are there for everyone, to guide us as I believe.
This is my story, one day I was cleaning up my kitchen and I realised that the pear I bought last week were overripe and they are not good for eating. I had to do something about these pears, I didn’t want to waste them. Coffee Cake with Pear, that’s should be good.
I had all the ingredients for the cake, and indeed the cake was baked successfully, without any recipe. That was a time to be creative and productive.
Poach the pear in coffee syrup, followed by preparing the cake batter.
The Breaking Of The Bread
The joy of the breaking bread to share and to serve for dinner is . . . . . . . Once you have baked a perfect loaf, you want the best to serve it with. I had fresh chicken chops ready in the fridge, preserved lemon too. Chicken with preserved lemon was cooked ready in no time, and served with the leafy salad to complement the chicken and garnished with the bread. It’s a good meal and ‘NO Fuss’.
Perfect sourdough bread freshly baked the ‘Boule’ complemented the evening meal. It was so priceless of breaking the bread the fresh loaf for the family dinner.
I do have a collection of cooking books, thanks to my family and my girls who bought me cooking books of famous authors. Through the books, I learnt how to cook, and to be a better cook.
Following recipes faithfully is important to get the perfect dishes, however, you can always improvise and to be creative, use your imagination and follow-listen to your heart. Have it a go, you may be surprised!
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