Roasted Chicken Wings

~ Posted on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12:05 AM ~

This is my 1st attempt of making: 

ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS

PREPARATION TIME: 1 HOUR

* Half hour for marinating
* Less than 5 minutes for glazing process
* 30 minutes for roasting process

MARINATING PROCESS

Ingredients / Tool Required:

(Note: I actually chop off the wings and upper thighs, so for the sake of this recipe, I will just refer to it all as chicken wings)

* 6 uncooked chicken wings
* 1 teaspoon of Light soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon of Sugar
* A metal pot or container to store chicken wings when washing
* A container to store chicken wings for marinating overnight

What to Do?

* Clean the chicken wings by washing away the blood and all the yucky stuff (Okay, it's yucky to me...)
* Because I am not a fan of seeing blood on meat, I dipped the wings in a pot of boiled water for about 15 seconds.

* Pour away the water and pat the wings dry a bit.
* Sprinkle the chicken wings with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce.
* Using hands, mix the sugar and light soy sauce around the chicken wings to ensure all parts are marinated.

* Store the chicken wings into a container and leave it overnight
(Note: If you don't want to marinate overnight, you can do so 2 hours before roasting but I'm the type of person with the theory that "More time, more absorption")

GLAZING PROCESS

Ingredients / Tool Required:

* 1 tablespoon of Light soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon of Char Siew (or BBQ) sauce (better if you use honey but I don't have any on hand)
* 2 teaspoon of Dark/Thick soy sauce (to give the wings color)
* A little bit of Worcestershire sauce
* A container to store the glaze mixture
* A metal tea spoon
* Baking aluminium foil the size of wire rack

What to Do?

* Mix all the sauce listed above in a container.
* Line up a baking aluminium foil on the wire rack.
* Place the chicken wings nicely on the wire rack on top of the baking foil.
* Pre heat oven to 190℃ for about 5 minutes.
* Glaze the sauce mixture on top of each wings using a metal spoon.

ROASTING PROCESS

* Place wire rack tray into oven.
* Set oven to 190℃ and bake for 15 minutes.

(Check out my Astronaut Gloves! Hehehe...)

(See who is waiting anxiously for the roasted chickens!)

* After the 15 minutes is up, take out the baking tray and flip all the chicken wings to the other side.
* Repeat the glazing process.
* Place back the wire rack tray into oven.
* Set oven to 190℃ and bake for another 15 minutes or until the skin turns golden brown color.

THE RESULTS

(Check out Ben eyeing the roasted chicken wings...)

CLOSE UP SHOT

Honestly speaking, this chicken wing above looks sooooooooooooooooooooooo yummylicious that I almost wanted to frame it up or make an Oscar deserving speech to thank my SIL and everyone else who helped me and supported me through my journey into the baking world...

REACTIONS FROM MY "GUINEA PIGS"

* Test subject 1 (aka me): "Should have put more marinating sauce! Not salty enough!!"
* Test subject 2 (aka Ben): "Ahh-ahh-ahhh"(with climbing and dragging motions to try to pry chicken away from mummy's hands)
* Test subject 3 (aka MIL): "Eh, your roast chicken not bad but should be saltier."
* Test subject 4 (aka hubby): "Mmmmm yummy!!!!!!!! I like the taste!! The Wing part really hits the spot!"

TO TAKE NOTE IN NEXT ATTEMPT

* Increase marinating sauce amount
* Perhaps put honey (as per original recipe taught by SIL) instead of using BBQ sauce to substitute

So there you go.... my 1st ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS attempt!

Overall, I feel such a nice sense of accomplishment! It's such an euphoric feeling seeing the chicken wings get finished up and that people are happy with the food I made!

If you have any questions or tips to share, feel free to leave a comment as I might have left out details of it or I could find out more from my SIL who taught me this during my 1st baking class recently.

Btw, I will also write another post later for my 1st CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS (which I made right after the chicken wings).

To view my other recipes, feel free to hop over to my Recipe Library page for more info!

Brought to you with a full stomach by: Baker wannabe aka

My 1st Baking Class!

~ Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM ~

Last Saturday was my 1st baking class conducted by my 1st SIL. She came prepared with her ingredients and equipments (she even brought a spare portable oven in case the one she gave us recently didn't work). The entire lesson last for less than 2 hours and consists of 3 recipes using oven. 

I'm so sorry there are no pictures taken at all because everything is rushed and I also had to quickly scribbled down the instructions that I managed to remember and also pay attention to my SIL (and also watch out for Ben). So before I forget, here are my notes:

1. Roasted Chicken Wings

Seasonings:

* Little bit of honey, soy sauce & thick soy sauce (Can use other types depend on your taste bud)

Instructions:

1. Marinate chicken wings with seasoning ingredients
2. Preheat oven at 190℃ (about 5 minutes will do)
3. Place chicken wings (outer part) onto the aluminium foil on the baking tray.
4. Place baking tray into oven and bake for about 15 minutes
5. After 15 minutes, flip the chicken wings to the other side
6. Glaze the chicken wings with the marinating sauce
7. Bake for another 15 minutes until you see the skin turns golden brown.

2. BBQ Pork (Char Siew)

Ingredients: Pork cut to strips

Seasonings: 1 tsp ginger powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tbsp sesame seed oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp white pepper, 4-5 tbsp sugar, Lit bit of honey, red coloring & thick soy sauce

Instructions:

1. Marinate the pork strips with the seasonings for overnight OR at least 2 hours before start baking
2. Preheat oven at 190℃ (about 5 minutes will do)
3. Place pork strips onto the aluminium foil on the baking tray.
4. Place baking tray into oven and bake for about 20 minutes
5. After 15 minutes, flip the pork strips to the other side
6. Bake for another 15 minutes.

3. Muffins

Ingredients: Pre-mix muffin pack, 2 eggs beaten, 135ml oil, 135ml water

Instructions:

1. Add in eggs, oil and water with the muffin pre-mix into a large bowl.
2. Stir the ingredients well
3. Fill up the muffin cups half way length
4. Bake for 25 minutes at 190℃
5. After that, add in your own choice of decorative (choc chips, icing etc)

I'm sorry if the instructions are pretty blur and not detail enough. I have tried my best to jot down everything but it's really not easy, especially when your teacher is measuring things based on her rough estimation.

And the muffin recipe, although it's using pre-mix, I was told I should start with easy ready made ingredients to get used to baking. And I'm not experienced at all in writing down recipes so I'm not sure I'm jotting down the right words and baking terms or not :P

I hope to be able to take pictures the next time I start baking on my own!

So there you go, my 1st baking class!

Picture Perfect Summer...

~ Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM ~

Oh well, it's summer all year long in Malaysia anyway, so everyday is a perfect day for summer!

In any case, here are some of the recent photos of Ben which I'd say described

a picture perfect summer!

Ben pouring water from the mini water sprinkler to a mini pail...

Ben trying to smack some air bubles using his mini water sprinkler...

Ben walking around with his colorful mini windmill at our porch...

Ben practising his coloring at our porch...

Ben looking out and enjoying the rain...

This post is written as part of this week's Writer's Workshop.