Thursday, 21 June 2012

LunchPunch Sandwich Cutters

LunchPunch has a few themed design (more details HERE) sandwich cutters which comes in a set of 4 different patterns in each box. And what I have here is the "Sand*wishes*" themed which consists of cute "fairy princess" with a cut out star and "frog prince" with the removable crown and etc.

One plus point about these cutters is they work well with any size bread but are especially great for regular to large size bread so that the side won't be cut off.

To work with the cutters, these are some of the points that you might want to take note of:-

1. USE FRESH BREAD:- Soft, fresh bread works best as old bread tends to be a bit difficult to handle.

2. USING A CUTTING BOARD:- Make is easier for the cutter to work through the bread on flat surface.

3. PRESS DOWN FIRMLY:- Place BOTH hands on top of cutter and press straight down, hard into the sandwich.

4. TWIST IT BACK AND FORTH:- Once you have pressed down as hard as you can, twist the cutter back and forth a few times to get the cutout of the bread.

Other than bread, you can also use the cutter to cut out details of the design from cheese, ham or even omelette skin to make your sandwich look more interesting.

This Froggy Sandwich Set is what I have come out with for my boy's breakfast using one of the "Frog Prince" cutter from the "Sand*wishes*" theme that I have. If you are interested you to know more about these cutter, you can refer to their official website (HERE) and even order your set through there. Or visit ToTT where they are having Great Singapore Sales(GSS) to get a discount price of S$16.20 (usual price S$18.00) for any of the LunchPunch Cutter Set.

Kueh Tutu (嘟嘟糕) And Kueh Tutu Mould

Kueh Tutu also known as "嘟嘟糕" in Mandarin is a traditional Singaporean delicacy which is made using rice flour. These steamed rice cakes are made using a special kueh tutu mould (refer to the photo shown below) where the prepared rice flour together with filling is steamed for a minute or two before removing it and place on a piece of pandan leave and served.

This is the special circular Kueh Tutu Mould which is used to shaped the kueh into flower shaped. To make Kueh Tutu, the mould is first filled with some cooked rice flour, follow by spoonful of coconut/peanut fillings then another layer of cooked rice flour on top. Next a small piece of pandan or banana leaf is place on top before it is turned upside down on a small cheesecloth and place on the steamer rack (you can refer to the photo below) and steamed until cook through.

What To Get:-
1. Ailin @ 845 Geylang Road, #01-48, Tanjong Katong Complex, Telephone: 6743-2693;
2. SunLik @ 33 Seah Street, Telephone: 6338 0980. Price: S$18.00/mould

There are two type of fillings for Kueh Tutu such as grated coconut (which has either brown sugar or palm sugar(gula melaka) in it) or ground peanut which sold in either 3 for $1.00 or 5 for $2.50 depending on the stalls.

As these cakes will turn hard and dry after sometime, it is always prefer to be eaten immediate while it is still hot and freshly made from the stall. Although nowadays they have new flavour for this traditional steamed cakes but for me I would still prefer those with grated coconut filling.

I would be sharing a post on how to make these yummy Kueh Tutu in upcoming post soon. Stay tune!