Friday, May 22, 2015

Mom's Steamed Ginger Egg Custard Recipe

My mom makes this steamed ginger egg custard as a dessert in our home.  She usually adds ginger when someone is feeling ill in the house as she believes the ginger is good for helping you when you are sick.  The ginger is optional though, so you can make this steamed egg custard without it.
Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small can sweetened condensed milk (3 oz)
  • 3 cups + 450 ml very warm/almost hot water
  • pea sized amount/pinch cornstarch OR 1 drop vinegar
  • Optional: shredded ginger
  • Very large metal pot with lid
  • smaller ceramic pot with lid that fits inside the metal pot easily
Steps

  1. If you want ginger custard, pre-soak shredded ginger in the water.  If you want plain egg custard, skip this step.
  2. Place ceramic pot inside large metal pot.  Add cold water to no more than half the base height of the ceramic pot.  Bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. Beat eggs well
  4. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well.  Avoid creating too many bubbles.
  5. Add very warm/almost hot water and mix well.  If you have ginger in the water, pour the water through a strainer to remove the ginger pieces.
  6. Add pea sized amount/pinch of cornstarch OR 1 drop vinegar, not both
  7. When water is boiling in metal pot, slowly pour the egg mixture into the ceramic pot through a strainer.  
  8. Cover with ceramic lid, and then cover with metal pot lid.
  9. Turn down heat from high to medium-high (9, if you have numbers on your stove).
  10. Steam for 25 minutes.
  11. Turn off heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!

Roll Up Make Up Pouch Completed

I finished a new roll up make up pouch for myself!  
This is my old one.  It didn't have enough spots for my brushes and it was a pain digging around to find eyeliner colours in those typical make up cases.  Well, the problem is gone now!
Ta da!  A custom-made make up pouch with elastic spots to fit each brush I own.  Also, pockets to slide in all the eyeliners.  The colour indicator faces up out of the pouch so I know exactly which colour I'm pulling out.  
The best part of all?  There is a real zipper pouch built in on the side that stores all the eyeshadows, blushes, pluckers, scissors, etc.  For ease of travel, the whole thing rolls up and is tied closed.  It's magic!
I took photos of all the steps as I was making it so maybe I will put together a tutorial one day.  Let me know if it's something you would be interested in.  For now, I am really enjoying this new pouch.  I'm so glad I learned how to sew.  It's really coming in handy.

Have a great day!

Painted Wedding Card Box

I finally finished painting the card box for my wedding.  I made it out a Frozen-themed treasure chest.  I know, I know, Frozen-lovers all over the world are probably mad at me for defacing a beloved Frozen product.
The end result is quite nice though and will match my wedding cards perfectly! 
Even the back is painted. 
If you would like to know how I did this, visit my wedding blog here.

Have a great day!