Home made strawberry ice cream and pancake

Friday evening, when my two princesses were having tuition and my husband was working late, I had 2 hours ME time at home. I whipped up 3 simple snacks in only 1.5 hours. First, I baked pudding bread which I have blogger earlier. Second, I whipped up my first home made ice cream, which I learned from Wokking mum.
  • A small box of strawberries.
  • 250ml Whipping Cream
  • 5 tablespoon Icing Sugar or to taste
How to do:
  1. Cut strawberries into smaller cubes.
  2. Mix or blend the strawberry with sugar and whipping cream.
  3. Add some diced strawberry too if you like to the blended mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into a container.
  5. Place a piece of baking paper on it and freeze till frozen.
I kept the ice-cream in freezer for overnight. We actually ate it on weekend. It was too sour for my girls' liking. I should have added in more sugar because the strawberries weren't sweet at all.

The 3rd snack was pancakes. I afraid that my two girls might not like the pudding bread, as they never tried it before. So, I quickly prepared the batter for pancakes, and got the pancakes ready before their tuition ended.

  • 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
  • ½ cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 banana
I pretty sure everyone knows how to make pancakes, thus I am not going to mention here again. This was my first piece of pancake. Angeline said that the first piece is always not good looking. Mine wasn't that bad.
Angeline also said that the last piece is always the best looking. So, this was my last piece of pancakes. It was quite round in shape. I actually burned 2 pieces, because I went to practise my line dance steps half way frying the pancakes. I thought the batter wouldn't be ready in just a few minutes. When I came back to the stove, it had become charcoal. T___T. Quickly I threw the two charcoal pancakes into the dustbin, and continued frying the rest.
I could have fried up to 8 or 9 pieces of pancakes, but now left only 6 pieces.
All my hard work was paid off, when my lil May told me that she was very full and showed me her tummy this way.  Her tummy bloated like pregnant woman. lol! She and her sister finished off all the 6 pancakes and a small piece of bread pudding.


  1. oh Yan, nowadays visiting your blog is just like entering a e-recipe page with so many simple yet yummylicious recipe.

    no wonder nowadays your girls' tummy is 'bloated' all the time. LOL.

  2. The kids finished all the pancakes......mummy didn't eat kah?.....on diet? lol.....

  3. Laughing at Lil May's holding up to her bloating tummy! Hahaha... Your blog will soon turn into a food blog. I love those recipes, simple and easy to follow, not forgetting yummy too! I want to try the bread pudding recipe first. Hehehe..

  4. Wah...3 masterpieces in 1.5 hours and sneaked out for line dance steps somemore?

    I'm tempted to make the ice cream.... wait till the 'coughing bugs' leave my household first.

  5. Wow you're doing things from scratch. Bravo! So far my pancakes always from those premix sold in supermarkets. haha. Salute can do 3 snacks in 1.5 hours. :)

  6. You are very 'hebat', three things in 1.5 hours!! Super mummy! Your ice-cream recipe seems pretty easy to do. Thanks for sharing. Hope to try them soon.

  7. Glad that your girls were enjoying the pancake, look nice!

  8. interesting!! making your own ice-cream!! must be very fun.. errr, not sweet enough is still okay lah, cos can add in strawberry sauce later mah, correct?? too sweet also not healthy lah..

  9. looks like you are into cooking very much recently.. hmmm, i think you can change your blog's name from "Blog with Yan" to "Cook with Yan" already, haha~~ :p

  10. Very efficient! 3 snacks in 2 hours time, well done!

  11. pancakes n strawberry ice cream ..
    my fav ice cream n dessert.. yummy...

  12. Bravo! Yan I'm giving you an award here....Achieving Baking Momma 2012 award from me. Great to see that you are reliasing your 2012 resolution. Hmm, intend to try out the ice cream recipe...

  13. Yummy! gonna try your ice cream recipe! :) Thanks!!

  14. That is very tasty! Am sure the girls enjoyed them very much.

    As for your comment on the Korea trip in my blog, we bought some kimchi in a pack, cute teddy bear key chain from Teddie Bears Farm and some dried food from fish markets. If you go to its flee market, then you can get a lot of cheaper clothing and accessories but unfortunately we did not go.

  15. cooking and dancing at the same time? somewhere an whip up three things in 1.5hrs, you got fast hands and fast legs!! LOL!

  16. hi .. very glad to follow ur blog.. and i must say very interesting blog too..

  17. oh they do look delicious! there's nothing more important than seeing our loved ones finishing the food we make eh?