Monday, February 6, 2012

Make the cork stand, HUH??

I don’t know if I have shared this story with you before. There was one evening, we had dinner with some of our close friends. I have blogged about this loving couple before. She is Singaporean and he is Australian. There were six of us. We invited my sister in law (SIL) and they invited one of their good friends which was an bachelor Englishman. While waiting for the food to be served, my SIL and I were playing with the cork from the bottle of wine we were drinking. It is a game my Quay Lo taught us to play sometime ago and we love it.  While we were having fun playing with the cork trying hard to make it stand, we were not aware that the Englishman was watching us. I guessed he finally could not resist his curiousity but asked us what we were doing. He asked, “May I ask what you ladies are doing?” Quick and Easy, I answered him with my Malaysian accent and I said, “I am trying to make the cork stand.” HOLY MOLLY!!  His face turned all red and I can see that he felt very uncomfortable on hearing that!  GOODNESS GRACIOUS God help Lucy!! She did it AGAIN!  My Quay Lo quickly jumped in to explain to him that it was a game we were playing whereby if the cork is dropped at a correct height, it will stand upright and who ever make it stand with the least number of drop will be the winner. He further explained that his wife could not pronounce the "R" very well so it may sound like something else. Lucy, next time, think before you speak, pronounce the words with the “R” properly. You must really ROLL and not LOLL or NOT ROLL your tongue for the "R" sound in the word, so that it will not sound like what it is not suppose to be, especially, when you speak to a proper and polished Englishman. LOL!

Here is the dessert I made for my Quay Lo to thank him for saving my skin. Otherwise, Lucy would have to dig a hole in the ground and stick her head inside.

Banana Crumble
Adapated from Food.com


Ingredients:
4 bananas , sliced (in circles)
rind of one orange
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats or 1 cup granola cereal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter , softened

Method:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Evenly distribute bananas among 4 ramekins, lightly sprayed with Pam. Place all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, add the butter and work mixture with your hands till crumbly. Sprinkle over bananas, crumbling further with your fingers, enough to cover. Bake till crumble get firm and golden in color, about 10-12 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

62 comments:

  1. yumm this is delicous, such a funny story,,

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    1. This is a nice dessert if you like bananas.

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  2. LOL! you are so funny. We have short tongue so most probably can't roll the 'R 'properly :p That banana crumbles looks good :)

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    1. Elin, even if I roll the "R" properly, I am afraid it will still sound like something else with that word. haha

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  3. Hahahha your story made me laugh out loud!

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  4. LOL - MultiCultural laughs among friends


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  5. I gracefully step down and accept 2nd place for the Lucy award ... you sure take the cake for being #1 Lucy! Hilarious! I don't think I've laughed so hard at any blog post before.
    I love banana crumble (a banana should love bananas). I've had a version that combines peaches with bananas too and that was delicious as well. Yum! I love my crumbles with hot milk. Double yum!

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    1. Oh, I love Ranger yawning in the background! :D

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  6. I gracefully stand down and accept my place at #2 or 3 .... you take the cake at being #1 Lucy, Lucy! :D Hilarious! I've never laughed so hard at any blog post before!
    I love banana crumble! (A banana would love bananas) . I've also had another version with bananas and peaches and they're delicious as well! Yum! And I love my crumbles with hot milk! Double yum!

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    1. Oops, I did this the first time and I'm doing it again ... forgot to add that I love the pic with Ranger yawning in the background!

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    2. Haiyah, I was so happy to find out there is another Lucy and am so eager to have her take the 1st place. Now you make be very disappointed. Can I ask you ti "Jia yu" LOL!

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  7. Poor Lucy always took the blame, haha!I'm going on vacations in the next 2 weeks, going to miss you & your hilarious blogging!

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    1. Have a wonderful holiday! Be safe. Will be thinking of you.

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  8. Your posts never fail to crack me up :)
    I've an award for you. Head over to my blog to pick it up?
    http://thebatterbaker.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, so nice of you to think of me. Will hop over there soon. Thanks.

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  9. AHHAHAHHA i had a good laugh.
    Its definitely a good ice breaker! so that everyone was at ease.. n ya..these made good memories. think back n laugh..:p

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    1. I am not sure if it is a ice breaker or an ice maker at first. Everyone was tensed up before being at ease. and yes, think back can really laugh. If only life has more of such funny memories, it will make it easier for us to ride through difficult times.

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  10. ROFL, couldn't stop laughing at the cork story~ Blame it on our Manglish :p

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  11. I don't think I can pronouce the word not to sounded like the other word too. lol! Luckily your Quay Lo was fast to save you.

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    1. Yes, my Quay Lo have saved me many times from embarrassing situation. LOL!

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  12. Seriously Lucy !!!! hahaha That's the funniest ever ;D ;D :D Love this healthy banana crumble ;)

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    1. No, I hope this is the funniest! Hopefully!! GEEZ!!

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  13. Good one, Veron! Hahaha! Happy Chap Go Mei!

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    1. I can see that you had a very SWELL CNY celebration! Brilliant!

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  14. Funny story!

    I made my first banana crumble, 4 months ago. I combined some sweetened coconut to the crumble and everything else is pretty much like the recipe you've highlighted Indecisive over whether I like it or not. I want to say I like berries any kind crumble over banana. Duly inspired, will take another shot at the recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My Quay Lo like the berries and peach crumble over banana also.

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  15. oh, you know what..i'm actually drafting my granola post for tomorrow and checking facebook at the same time. Now i see the connection..haha!Such delicious idea with granola. Will try that! By the way, i'm now trying to pronounce that 'cork' with the "r"..cannot la..if i keep doing it, i scared that i might spit out my phlegm..LOL!

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    1. Lena, next time clear your throat first before you try to pronounce it. LOL!

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  16. Now I know who Lucy is!! Noti, noti!! by the way, do remember to teach us how to loll or roll tongue when we meet next time!! hahahaa...

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    1. Claire, you don't want to learn to roll or loll your tongue from me. Should learn that the famous English Cikgu!! hehe

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  17. HAHAHA.... Oh dear Lucy, you definitely did it again! haha... You made my day! Yahoooo... This is so so hilarous. I bet the guy was darn shock. haha...
    Happy 'chop goh meh' to you & your family, Veron.
    Enjoy & have loads of fun.
    Cheers
    Kristy

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  18. Hahah! I can imagine how big the Englishman's eyes were.

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    1. Wendy, his eyeballs almost popped out! hahaha

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  19. lol...that was funny....but that's the reality of what we sometimes get ourselves into:P lucky you..you have your quay lo to the rescue.

    I love crumbles (not hubster though. oats and granola do drive him up the wall.) your recipe with banana could be my lifesaver. will try and see whether the man eat it:P

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    1. Yes, really lucky to have my Quay Lo to my rescue!!

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  20. Those "Rs" can be a devilish thing can't they - nice crumble though.

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    1. Yes, especially for a "Kampung" (Village) Chinese lady like Lucy.

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  21. Such a funny story. You're very lucky that someone explained what you actually meant.

    As for your banana dessert it sounds delicious and comforting.

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    1. You bet. If not, I would have to stick my head in the ground the rest of my life. LOL!

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  22. Hahaha!!! Would've love to see their faces!!

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    1. I think if you have seen the Englishman's face, you will roll on the floor laughing!

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  23. Hahaha! You made me laugh, even my hubby who was nearby asked why the sudden laugh! Gosh, poor Englishman, only a proper gentleman would go all red!
    Your dessert looks delicious! Have a lovely week!

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    1. He is definitely one. hehehe Perhaps he is in the wrong group of company.

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  24. Your Ranger is bored? or just waking up lol! Your story is indeed hilarious! I could try this recipe when my bunch of bananas are ripe enough, but then again, my boys are not bananas lovers, sigh!

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    1. Before I took the pic, I tried so hard to get Ranger off that table but he is a stubborn fellow, keep on coming back and lay down there. Then when I click the camera he decided yawn, as if telling me, "Give me a break!" hehehe

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  25. Love, love your story! So funny :D

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    1. My Quay Lo love to tell this story to his friends. He got a kick out of teasing Lucy!

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  26. Hahhaah! Not Lucy's fault. But very funny and I can imagine the face of the Englishman when hearing the word out from a decent lady.

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    1. Lucy, decent lady?? My Quay Lo said you may have been fooled!! hehe Lucy may not be but Quay Po is a decent lady. hehe

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  27. You are hilarious. hahaha. Enjoy playing with the cork..:P

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  28. hahaha, that's funny!! and i can totally understand the joke after i read the sentence, haha.. reminds me of an audio clip i once heard, the lady asking the man over the phone "you want small cock or large cock, you buy more then i give you large cock for free".. and she actually pronounced coke (coca-cola the fizzy drink) as cock~~ :D

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    1. LOL! if cannot pronounce the "R" in that word properly when talking to a Mat Salleh, better avoid that word. I think I can handle the word Coke better for sure.

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  29. Oh, this is too funny! I can see why this story gets a lot of mileage :) And I love your sweet kitty almost as much as I love your banana crumble...mmmmmmm.

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  30. This is so sweet idea to show your appreciation to your Quay Lo. He must be a greatest hero in your heart. Happy Valentine Day!

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  31. your crumble sounds inviting and comforting...thanks for sharing!

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